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Jane Strommen joins SDSU Extension as gerontology specialist

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — SDSU Extension welcomes Jane Strommen to the team. Strommen will serve as an SDSU Extension gerontology specialist. "Jane brings to SDSU Extension...

BeefTalk: On the prairie, listen and walk, not run

By Kris Ringwall NDSU Extension Service Beef Specialist To truly appreciate the wonders of the prairie, one must stop, look and listen. Believe it or not, the...

SDFU supports nonmeandered water draft legislation

South Dakota Farmers Union HURON — South Dakota Farmers Union President Doug Sombke says the organization supports 5 Open Compromise, the nonmeandered water draft legislation...

NDAWN Network adds temperature inversion alerts

University of Minnesota Extension The North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network (NDAWN) provides current weather data, climatological records, and is the backbone of growth and development...

CLA talks innovation, sustainability and policy in the current political climate

CropLife America INDIANAPOLIS, IN – On May 23, CropLife America (CLA) President and CEO Jay Vroom and CLA Senior Vice President and General Counsel Rachel...

Perennial ground covers for South Dakota

By David Graper SDSU Extension Horticulture Specialist Aegopodium podagraria ‘Variegatum’ (bishop’s goutweed) I need to mention is Aegopodium (bishop’s goutweed). This is one of the toughest...

Heifer Development Webinar Series available for streaming

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — The live Heifer Development Webinar Series, Building Your Genetic Base, is available to beef producers. This three-part series is presented by...

Day County 4-H Land and Range Judging Team earns top honors...

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — The South Dakota 4-H Land and Range Judging Team from Day County was named the reserve national champions at the National...

Youth explored natural resources during 4-H Outdoor Day

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS, S.D. - Newton Hills State Park welcomed 38 Minnehaha, Lincoln and Union County 4-H youth and friends for a sun-filled day of...

Concentrated animal feeding operations training in Huron on June 21

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — An environmental training session for operators of concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFO), is set for June 21 in Huron at the...

NDSA Feedlot Tour to feature western North Dakota

North Dakota Stockmen's Association North Dakota beef producers interested in the state's cattle feeding industry can take a closer look at several top-of-the-line feeding facilities...

Does sleep evade you on some nights?

By Julie Garden-Robinson NDSU Extension Service Food and Nutrition Specialist I opened the hotel room door and glanced around the room. I rolled my suitcase in...

SDSU Extension 2017 West River Field School to be held at...

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — The third annual 2017 SDSU West River Field School is set for June 20 at The SDSU West River Ag Center,...

Students receive scholarships to attend FFA Summer Leadership Retreats

South Dakota FFA Foundation BATH - Agriculture education teachers/FFA advisors make a world of difference for the students they teach. This spring students put into...

USDA Farm Service Agency county committee nomination period begins June 15

U.S. Department of Agriculture WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced that the nomination period for local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees...

Original SD BBQ Championships to be held during Wheel Jam

South Dakota Department of Agriculture HURON, S.D. – Over $14,000 in prize money will be given away during the Original SD BBQ Championships June 2-3...

SDSU Extension fact sheet helps maximize success of natural service breeding...

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — With 92 percent of beef operations in the United States solely relying upon natural service breeding, the use of reproductive technology...

POET founder to receive 2017 BIO George Washington Carver Award

Biotechnology Innovation Organization Washington, D.C. – On May 25, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) announced that POET founder, chairman and CEO Jeff Broin will receive...

Court order saves 70 North Dakota horses from slaughter

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A court order issued by a North Dakota judge has saved about 70 horses from slaughter. KFGO radio reports that the...

House approves bill seeking to upend EPA pesticide rule

By MICHAEL BIESECKER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on May 24 passed a Republican-backed measure reversing an Environmental Protection Agency requirement that those...

Beef producers capitalize on New York partnership

South Dakota Beef Industry Council PIERRE — South Dakota beef producers are utilizing a long-standing partnership with the New York Beef Council to reach East...

4-H animal projects: Paperwork reminders

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — The deadline for submitting Ownership Verification Affidavits (OVA), Horse Forms, Dog Forms, and YPQA+ Certification is June 1, 2017. As this date...

Alltech Young Scientist award winners unveiled

Alltech LEXINGTON, Ky. – Two students accepted the top global awards for the 12th annual Alltech Young Scientist (AYS) program, the world’ most prestigious agriscience...

Coccidiosis affecting young calves

NDSU Extension Cattle producers in North Dakota have been losing young calves to coccidiosis this spring, according to Gerald Stokka, the North Dakota State University...

Elanco Animal Health works to bring products to small holder farmers,...

PRNewswire GREENFIELD, Ind. — Elanco Animal Health, a division of Eli Lilly and Company, recently announced that it received a grant from the Bill &...

Land O’Lakes, Inc. announces Dairy Accelerator Program

PRNewswire ARDEN HILLS, Minn. — On May 24, Land O'Lakes, Inc. announced the launch of its Land O'Lakes Dairy Accelerator, a program that will provide...

Nonmeandered panel has draft legislation, plans fourth meeting

by Bob Mercer Farm Forum Correspondent PIERRE — Another meeting June 2 is needed before proceeding to a special session, the Legislature’s task force on regulation...

Governor’s Agricultural Summit to be held July 12-13 in Aberdeen

South Dakota Department of Agriculture PIERRE – Pre-registration is open for the eighth annual South Dakota Governor’s Agricultural Summit to be held July 12 and...

Jay Debertin named president and CEO of CHS Inc.

By Tom Meersman Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (TNS) — A veteran manager at CHS Inc. has been selected as the cooperative's new president and chief executive. Jay Debertin...

Sign up for 2017 SD Rangeland and Soils Days June 20-21...

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — The 34th annual South Dakota Rangeland Days and 14th annual Soils Days will be held June 20-21 in Wall, S.D. "This hands-on...

Guebert: The artlessness of the deal

By Alan Guebert Farm and Food File What Trump Administration appointees lack in reticence they make up for in certitude. Take Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. Just...

The Planted Row: Take a second look at seed treatments

by Stan Wise Farm Forum Editor Well, it's happened again. Another study has been published with evidence that in northern states, under most circumstances, neonicotinoid soybean...

Spring season about average?

By Ray Grabanski Special to the Farm Forum 05/23/17 — It has been an interesting planting season thus far. Early in the season it looked...

Water supply essential for ag businesses

By Elisa Sand [email protected] New growth and development could push Aberdeen’s municipal water system close to its capacity in the not-too-distant future. Average daily demand is expected...

Ag Events Calendar

May 23, Cottonwood: Cattle Mineral Nutrition for Producers Program, at Cottonwood Range and Livestock Field Station, must register by May 16, www.iGrow.org/events, Adele Harty...

Study reveals integrated pest management best option for treating soybean aphids

by Shari Finnell Purdue University WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — About 89.5 million acres of soybeans will be planted across the United States in 2017 — a...

Schools, Aberdeen Development Corp. get grants to grow technical ed

By Katherine Grandstrand [email protected] Three area career and technical education programs are getting boosts thanks to the state's Workforce Education Grant program. The Aberdeen Development Corp. got...

Celebrating our farming fathers with the Farm Forum

Farm Forum staff The Farm Forum and six area businesses, GCR Tires & Service, Titan Machinery, Harr Motors, House of Glass, Common Sense Manufacturing, and...

Ag Business Briefs

American Crystal Sugar union members approve new contract MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — Union workers at American Crystal Sugar Company have approved a new labor contract. WDAY-TV...

Bath man accused of cattle theft in North Dakota

A Bath man accused of not having enough money to pay for four head of cattle he bought faces felony theft charges in North...

Schools, Aberdeen Development Corp. get grants to grow technical ed

By Katherine Grandstrand [email protected] Three area career and technical education programs are getting boosts thanks to the state's Workforce Education Grant program. The Aberdeen Development Corp. got...

Crop Progress and Pasture Conditions

U.S. Department of Agriculture South Dakota SIOUX FALLS – For the week ending May 21, 2017, cool, wet weather limited fieldwork across parts of South Dakota,...

Sharing our agricultural traditions

by Kristi Noem U.S. House of Representatives For nearly 100 years, my family has farmed the land we live on. It’s more than a business to...

Noxious weeds a never-ending headache for farmers and ranchers

By Kylee Whitehill Capital Journal With temperatures rising, it’s spraying time again for landowners. Noxious weeds continue to be an issue for South Dakota landowners, especially those...

Couple dedicated to providing top-notch cattle reproductive services

By Sydney Sleep Agricultural Communications and Marketing Student, South Dakota State University Editor's note: Throughout the spring and summer months, the Farm Forum will feature articles...

North Dakota farm performance rebounds in 2016

NDSU Extension North Dakota’s farm financial performance exceeded expectations in 2016. The average net farm income of 531 farms in the North Dakota Farm Business Management...

Indoor Farms of America sales exceed 2016 total in first four...

PRNewswire LAS VEGAS — Indoor Farms of America is pleased to announce that sales through the first four months of 2017 have exceeded the entire...

NAFTA nervousness: Farm groups anxious about renegotiating trade pact

By Sara Wyant Special to the Farm Forum It’s official: After months of bashing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on the campaign trail last...

Increase diversity, plant trees to prepare for emerald ash borer

South Dakota Department of Agriculture PIERRE — Spring is the best time of year to plant new trees to get them established. With that in...

Ag Events Calendar

May 23, Cottonwood: Cattle Mineral Nutrition for Producers Program, at Cottonwood Range and Livestock Field Station, must register by May 16, www.iGrow.org/events, Adele Harty...
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