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Policy Pennings: Insurance is good but not suited for all types of risk

While our criticism of revenue insurance has made us unpopular in some circles, we are not universally against all forms of crop insurance. In fact in some situations, crop insurance is preferable to alternative programs and the case that comes to mind first is crop yield insurance. Now, why would we single out crop yield insurance and balk at crop revenue insurance? The an…

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Molasses-based additive piques interest at Ag Expo

Molasses running through a machine caught the attention of many on Feb. 26 as the Aberdeen Ag Expo wrapped a three-day run at the Dakota Event Center. Booths at the event featured vendors sharing information about steel bins, farm equipment and seed products intermixed with…

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Bill would boost marketing of agriculture exports to Cuba

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Seeking to fan agriculture exports to Cuba, a Minnesota House panel took initial steps Tuesday to spend state money on promoting the shipment of goods to the island nation amid improving relations with the United States. The bipartisan bill that the House Agriculture Finance Committee kept in the budget mix would designate $100,000 to promote marketin…

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Energy beet education meetings to be held in ND

Farmers interested in new production opportunities are invited to attend educational meetings on energy beets being held at five locations across central North Dakota the week of March 16. “Low commodity prices are causing farmers to look for options that provide positive net returns, and energy beets may fit the bill,” says David Ripplinger, North Dakota State University E…

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Women wanted for upcoming Annie's Project in St. Onge

BROOKINGS — If you're a woman involved in the agriculture industry, then Annie's Project may be the program for you. Have you ever asked a farm/ranch management question and not understood the answer Have you ever signed papers at the bank or FSA and not really understood what they were for? Have you been thinking about if you have enough insurance or an estate plan? Have y…

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Sessions scheduled in 4 ND cities for specialty crop producers

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Agriculture Department has scheduled public sessions on specialty crops this month in four cities. Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says the "listening sessions" are an opportunity for specialty crop producers to talk about the challenges and successes they've had in growing and marketing their crops. The sessions are Wednesda…

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Crop progress and pasture conditions

South Dakota SIOUX FALLS — For the month of February 2015, near average temperatures were experienced in the western half of the State, while temperatures were well below average in the east, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Light precipitation occurred throughout most of the State. Statewide, topsoil moisture supplies rated 10 percent very …

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Jasi Anna Borman earns Junior Bronze and Silver awards

Jasi Anna Borman, Holland, Minn., has earned the National Junior Angus Association’s (NJAA) Bronze and Silver awards, according to Jaclyn Upperman, education and events director of the American Angus Association in Saint Joseph, Mo. The 17-year-old daughter of Jason and Tammy Borman attends RTR High School and is a member of the NJAA and the Minnesota Junior Angus Associati…

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Angus champions named at 2015 Iowa Beef Expo Angus Show and Sale

Angus exhibitors led 100 lots at the 2015 Iowa Beef Expo Angus Show & Sale, Feb. 11, in Des Moines, Iowa. Dean Janssen, Peoria, Ill., evaluated the 75 bulls and 25 females that sold the following day. Cody Jensen, Plainfield, Iowa, consigned the grand champion bull. Jensen Cash 1403 is a December 2013 son of Barstow Cash. He earlier claimed senior calf champion. Je…

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National Nutrition Month: Raising a healthier generation through diet, education

We all want our children to succeed. It’s an important value and one the entire country can rally around. This March we’re redoubling our efforts to that commitment by celebrating National Nutrition Month and the importance of raising a healthier generation of kids. It’s our collective responsibility to ensure the next generation has access to healthier meals. USDA and the …

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Words and deeds earn Swan family "FFA Family of the Year" Award

BROOKINGS — The SD FFA Foundation named the annual “FFA Family of the Year” award, honoring a family's long term involvement in the S.D.  FFA/Agriculture Education program. The 2015 recipient of this award is the Tom and Karen Swan family, including Tom and Karen along with thei…

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SD Ag in the Classroom and SD Farm Families host essay contest

MILLER, S.D. — South Dakota Ag in the Classroom (SDAIC) and South Dakota Farm Families are sponsoring an essay contest for all South Dakota third- and fourth-graders and high school seniors in South Dakota. The themes of the contest revolve around conservation and preservation of natural resources. The topic for the third and fourth grade contest is “How Do Farmers Turn Was…

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