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AgSense and Valley Irrigation launch new remote monitoring and control solution

HURON, SD — On August 31, AgSense and Valley Irrigation announce the release of the CommanderVP, a new remote monitoring and control solution for Valley control panels. This is the first AgSense telemetry product to completely integrate into Valley digital control panels. Adding CommanderVP to the Valley Pro2 and Select2 panels extends existing Valley digital technology to …

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Michelin introduces four new farm tires

GREENVILLE, S.C. — MICHELIN Agricultural tires is launching four new tires for tractors, sprayers, harvesting equipment and large implements in North America, as well as an industry-first satisfaction guarantee on the well-known Ultraflex line and a new mobile app that calculates the proper air pressure for tractor tires. Also on display during the Farm Progress show in Decatur,…

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Farmers invited to learn at Wheat Growers Summer Precision Summit Sept. 9

Farmers from around the area are invited to the Summer Precision Summit 2015 on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at the Wheat Growers Innovation Plot near Aberdeen. The area is one mile north of Wheat Growers Bath Fertilizer plant on 132nd Street. The event begins with registration at 9 a.m., with a welcome by Brent Wiesenburger, Wheat Growers Precision Ag Manager and one of the ev…

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Anhydrous ammonia safety seminars set

The North Dakota State University Extension Service, CHS, North Dakota Firefighter’s Association and Ammonia Safety & Training Institute will be conducting anhydrous ammonia safety seminars in Garrison on Oct. 8 and Park River on Oct. 10. The seminars are intended for farmers, fertilizer dealers, firefighters and first responders. The Oct. 8 session will be held at…

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NRCS State Technical Committee to meet September 15 in Huron

Huron, SD – The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will hold the State Technical Committee (STC) meeting on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, at the Crossroads Hotel and Convention Center located at 100 4th Street SW, Huron, South Dakota. The meeting is open to the public and will begin at 10 a.m. The STC serves as an advisor to the NRCS State Conservationist. The ten…

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Syngenta receives EPA registration for breakthrough fungicide Solatenol

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Syngenta announced on September 1 that its newest succinate dehydrogenase inhibitor (SDHI) fungicide – Solatenol – has received registration from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and is now available in four product offerings, pending individual state registrations. Solatenol fungicide is now available for use by U.S. growers on a wide range of crops.&…

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August survey suggests economic doldrums ahead for Midwest

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A survey conducted in August suggests there will be little or no economic growth over the next three months in a nine-state region of the Midwest and Plains, according to a report released on September 1. The overall Mid-American Business Conditions Index dropped to 49.6, compared with 50.6 in July, the report said. Creighton University economist Ern…

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Cost-effective, soy-based reactive oligomer replaces Bisphenol A (BPA)

WORTHINGTON, Ohio – The Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) and researchers at Battelle have developed a soy-based, BPA-free coating for use in the lining of metal food and beverage cans and other coating applications. This breakthrough will help food producers develop packaging solutions that meet increasing consumer health and safety demands while providing excellent performance and fo…

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Polo tradition ends in Black Hills after 3 decades

HILL CITY, S.D. (AP) — A 30-year tradition between two polo teams in the Black Hills has come to an end because of problems coordinating the annual matches. The Rapid City Black Hills Polo Club and the Hill City Rushmore Polo and Social Club took to the field for the final time on Aug. 30. Although Hill City had won the past five years, Rapid City emerged victorious Sunday …

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U.S. Cattlemen's Association membership meeting October 2nd and 3rd

The United States Cattlemen's Association (USCA) will hold its annual directors' and membership meeting at the Ramada Bismarck Hotel in Bismarck, North Dakota October 2-3rd. The USCA Annual Meeting will be held in conjunction with the Independent Beef Association of North Dakota's (I-BAND) annual conference, allowing for joint discussions and membership interactions. T…

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N.D. Master Gardener course starts Oct. 2

If you love gardening and sharing your knowledge with others, consider becoming a North Dakota Master Gardener volunteer in collaboration with the North Dakota State University Extension Service. This year’s Master Gardener training program will run for 10 weeks beginning Oct. 2 and ending Dec. 11. The course will be offered online and in a traditional classroom settin…

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FACT's Fund-a-Farmer Project to fund livestock and poultry farmers nationwide

CHICAGO — Family farmers who want to improve the welfare of their farm animals can apply for grant funding from Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT). Today, FACT announced a call for applications for its Fund-a-Farmer Project. Now in its fourth year, the Fund-a-Farmer Project provides microgrants to qualifying livestock and poultry farmers who need assistance in improving the welfa…

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National Pork Board announces finalists for America's Pig Farmer of the Year award

DES MOINES, IOWA –The National Pork Board has announced the four finalists who are vying for the title of its new America’s Pig Farmer of the Year award program. The goal of the program is to honor the U.S. pig farmer who best excels at raising pigs using the We Care ethical principles and is best able to share his or her farming story with the American public. “The four fi…

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USDA rented farmland survey results

South Dakota SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A government survey has found that there are 17.3 million acres of farmland rented out by landlords in South Dakota. The National Agricultural Statistics Service on Aug. 31 reported the data, which come from its first survey of landowners since 1999. The Tenure, Ownership and Transition of Agricultural Land survey was conducted last…

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Crop Progress and Pasture Conditions

South Dakota SIOUX FALLS – For the week ending August 30, 2015, Thursday’s storms brought significant rainfall to portions of south central and southeast South Dakota, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Generally, cooler temperatures prevailed across much of the east during the week; however, by Sunday daytime highs in the mid to upper 90’s we…

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