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The Farm Forum 50th Anniversary Road-Trip

What: Join our group of agriculture-minded people for a fun-filled journey trekking across Minnesota to Iowa in a luxurious 56-seat passenger bus. We’ll challenge you to enjoy yourself and win a few prizes on the way to our destinations. Click here to reserve your spot! Whe…

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Open Fun Horse Show May 2 at fairgrounds in Sioux Falls

What: 3rd Annual “Shaggy” Open Horse Show - Fundraiser for Minnehaha County 4-H Horse Program. Who: Minnehaha 4-H Horse Council. When: Saturday, May 2, 8:30 a.m. (Gates open at 7:00 a.m. Registration to begin at 7:30 a.m.) Rain or shine! Where: W. H. Lyons Fairgrounds Expo Building, Sioux Falls.

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Limited improvement in the climate outlooks

BROOKINGS — Dry conditions are likely to stay with us in the near term. Some hope exists in the long-term outlook released by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center April 16 which shows potential improvement this summer. "The new U.…

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Groton FFA horse team places first at State Convention

Recently, over 1400 FFA members from across the state gathered in Brookings to compete in various career develop events (CDE’s) for a chance to represent the state at the National FFA Convention in Louisville, Ky., next fall. The 34 members from Groton FFA represented their scho…

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Organic Valley posts record sales, 193% profit leap

LA CROSSE, Wis. — Organic Valley is in a predicament: Demand for its products is outstripping supplies, which adds a nettlesome element to a seemingly enviable situation. "Our biggest problem is our success," which stems from market surges, CEO George Siemon said during a press conference in conjunction with the La Farge-based cooperative's annual three-day meeting at the L…

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Top monster trucks to appear at SD State Fair

HURON — Four of the nation’s top monster trucks will roar into the South Dakota State Fair in Huron on Labor Day afternoon, Sept. 7, according to Dakota State Fair Speedway track promoter Orville Chenoweth. Chenoweth is in his 20th year as promoter of the Dakota State Fair Speedway and wants to make 2015 special and memorable. “The first truck signed is MENACE which stands …

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New OnFarm software drought assistance release

Fresno, Calif. – OnFarm, www.OnFarm.com, developers of farm production management software, have included in their spring release a suite of features supporting water management decisions on the farm. This suite includes tools for describing field soils and their water holding capacity in up to three layers, a plant available water tool for viewing soil moisture data, a water ba…

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USDA awards grants to strengthen rural communities

Huron – Agriculture Under Secretary Lisa Mensah announced the selection of 31 community-based organizations in 17 states and the District of Columbia to receive grants to help small rural communities create jobs and boost economic development, including a $250,000 grant to Northeast South Dakota Community Action Program, Inc. in South Dakota. The grants are being made available …

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South Dakota Brand Board: Livestock Reported Missing or Stolen

March 2015 605-773-3324 The South Dakota Dakota Brand Board will pay up to $5,000 reward to any person who provides information leading to the conviction of any person for the crime of stealing livestock which are branded with a registered brand with the board. Please …

| Aglife, Family
Grilled asparagus adds variety, nutrition to menu

I noticed the thick bunches of asparagus at a grocery store and the sight of the green stalks carried me right back to my childhood. In the early summer, with paper bags in hand, my dad and I hunted for asparagus near our home. We walked about one-half mile to an asparagus patch in a ditch along a seldom traveled gravel road. I’m not sure how the asparagus landed in that ar…

| Columnists, Livestock
BeefTalk: Cattle deserve a professional herd-health program

Vaccinate because cattle immunity is a good thing. As cattle producers start to think about working all those calves that are on the ground, herd health is a priority. The initial key to a good herd-health program is to develop a good working relationship with the local vet…

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Natalie Sattler - Conservationist of the Year

The Brown County FSA Office is proud to announce that Program Technician Natalie Sattler has been selected for the “Conservationist of the Year” by the Northern SD Pheasants Forever Chapter #77 (Aberdeen, SD, Chapter). This award recognizes Natalie’s many years of service helping South Dakota producers and landowners who choose to enroll acres into CRP. Natalie has worked dilige…

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FSA reminder: Weed control on CRP land

Control of undesirable and noxious weeds on CRP acreage is required, as agreed to in the CRP contract terms and conditions. With the dry conditions so far this spring, it may be a good opportunity to treat weeds in wetter areas where you have not been able to access in the previous few years. Please monitor your CRP fields and take appropriate action when you note any type of we…

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Hitchcock-Tulare students selected as Stars in FFA

From more than 240 State Degree applications, Tristin Fliehe, son of Jason and Kristi Fliehe, was selected as Star State Agriculture Placement at the State FFA Convention. He received $300 and the plaques. Keagan Mallon, son of Cory and Teresa Mallon, was runner-up as Star State…

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Lack of moisture means water your trees

Flowering trees and expanding buds are a common sight right now in the Aberdeen area. We are much further along in our growing season then we were last year at this time. We are also much drier than we should be, so watering trees becomes very important. With the lack of snow and rain this spring, younger trees will need supplemental water in order to survive and thrive this sum…

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