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Ag economy hits midsize operations hardest, forces expansion or downsizing

By Shannon Marvel [email protected] Grow or downsize. There’s no in-between when it comes to farming in South Dakota. Low commodity prices and high cash rental rates for land...

Brothers in agriculture will help Kansas farmers rebuild following devastating fires

By Kelly Morrison Agriculture Communications and Animal Science Student, South Dakota State University Editor's note: Throughout the spring and summer months, the Farm Forum will feature...

Ag Events Calendar

April 25, Watertown: Pasture Bugs N’ Grubs Spring Road Show, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., at SDSU Regional Extension Center, [email protected], (605) 882-5140 April 26,...

Senate confirms Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary

By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on April 24 confirmed former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to be agriculture secretary in...

MSU students train wild mustangs for Montana nonprofit that helps veterans

By Jessianne Wright Montana State University News Service BOZEMAN — Nine wild mustangs stepped foot onto Montana State University’s Agricultural Research and Teaching Farm on Jan....

SDSU Extension provides animal care and welfare webinars first Wednesday of...

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — South Dakota livestock producers, industry professionals and 4-H youth are encouraged to tune in the first Wednesday of each month for...

April 20 climate update, cool start to May 2017

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — The April 20, 2017 climate outlook released by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows a couple of weeks of cooler...

Remember tick prevention this summer

By Heather Hilbrands, DVM Casselton Veterinary Service Inc., Casselton, N.D. Sunshine and warmer temperatures are prevailing in the Upper Midwest bringing green grass and flower...

Winter kill in alfalfa fields: What is next?

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — Alfalfa stands throughout South Dakota are showing signs of winter kill. "This year lack of snow coverage along with up's and down's...

Horse Events Calendar

April 29, Brookings: South Dakota Horse Council annual meetin 1 p.m., Walstrom Room of the Animal Science Building on SDSU campus, 605-692-4615, www.sdhorsecouncil.com. May 29,...

South Dakota Horse Council meeting – April 29

South Dakota Horse Council This is official notice of the 2017 annual meeting of the South Dakota Horse Council. The meeting will be held in...

Nelson: Cow turning

by Jerry Nelson Special to the Farm Forum For many, springtime marks the start of the lawn care season. When I was a youngster, the advent...

1st farmer lawsuit on deck against Syngenta over China trade

By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The first of tens of thousands of U.S. lawsuits is about to go to trial against Swiss...

Minnesota farmers begin planting under optimal weather

GARDEN CITY, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota farmers are heading into their fields for spring planting in a tight window of opportunity in which soil...

Chickens may be allowed in South Dakota city

LEAD, S.D. (AP) — It may soon be legal for residents in a western South Dakota city to keep chickens. A proposed ordinance could come...

Controlling weeds in perennial beds

By David Graper SDSU Extension Horticulture Specialist Quackgrass and bromegrass are often two of the worst weeds in perennial flower gardens and in perennial vegetables like...

Calving time also can mean scours time

NDSU Extension Cattle producers should monitor their newborn calves for scours, or calf diarrhea, North Dakota State University Extension Service livestock experts advise. “Calves running, nursing...

Keeping honeybees healthy: A role for veterinarians?

by Russ Daly Special to the Farm Forum I admit it. I’m biased when it comes to the term, “food animal.” Invariably, one of three animals...

ND Crop Improvement and Seed Association donates $25,000 for seed conditioning...

NDSU Extension The North Dakota Crop Improvement and Seed Association (NDCISA) has donated $25,000 to North Dakota State University’s North Central Research Extension Center (NCREC)...

USDA seeks applications to support rural businesses and create jobs

U.S. Department of Agriculture HURON – U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Acting State Director Bruce Jones has announced the agency is accepting applications for...

DENR reissues general permit for concentrated animal feeding operations

South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources PIERRE, S.D. – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) announced today the General Water Pollution...

Report examines state of farming and impact of consolidation

Farmer's Business Network, Inc. SAN CARLOS, California — Farmer’s Business Network, Inc., an independent farmer-to-farmer network, has released The Voice of the Farmer, a special...

Is it time for an oil change in your kitchen?

By Julie Garden-Robinson NDSU Extension Service Food and Nutrition Specialist Have you ever been startled by the unpleasant aroma of a previously opened container of oil...

Improper grazing steals from the future

By Kris Ringwall NDSU Extension Service Beef Specialist Proper cattle management means proper pasture management. Correct pasture stocking rates and grazing plans are essential for the short...

How to get a head-start on fly control

Purina Animal Nutrition Shoreview, Minn. – Summer’s heat seems far away. But it will be here soon and so will pesky flies. Don’t wait...

Food and conservation groups invest in soil to sustain food production

PRNewswire MINNEAPOLIS — A national effort to enhance farm sustainability through soil health has additional backing from a major consumer foods manufacturer. Leaders from General...

Pesticide maker tries to kill risk study

By MICHAEL BIESECKER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Dow Chemical is pushing a Trump administration open to scrapping regulations to ignore the findings of federal scientists...

Ag Events Calendar

April 19-21, Nashville, TN: 2017 Pork Management Conference, pork.org/pmc April 20, Fargo, N.D.: 25th Annual Aldrich C. Bloomquist Lectureship, at Holiday Inn, [email protected] April 22, Brookings:...

Mineral nutrition program begins May 23 at Cottonwood field station

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — SDSU Extension will be hosting a Cattle Mineral Nutrition for Producers Program at the Cottonwood Range and Livestock Field Station beginning...

Farm and ranch land sales increase

Farmers National Company OMAHA, Neb. – Farmers National Company reports that real estate sales volume is up 21 percent during the first half of its...

Hazardous operations safety training for youth farm and ranch workers

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — SDSU Extension will be conducting two Hazardous Occupations Safety Training for Agriculture courses May 25 - 26 in Philip and May...

Youth livestock leadership conference Aug. 3-6 in Lincoln, Neb.

American Gelbvieh Association The American Junior Simmental, Shorthorn and Gelbvieh Associations will host a joint leadership conference August 3-6, 2017, in Lincoln, Nebraska. The Summit...

Dairy Farmers of America joins newly launched Project Gigaton initiative to...

Dairy Farmers of America BENTONVILLE, Ark. – On April 19, during Walmart’s Sustainability Milestone Summit, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) joined the retailer and other...

2017 Arbor Day Essay Contest winners selected

South Dakota Department of Agriculture PIERRE, S.D. – Kalissa Mayclin of Mt. Vernon, Lariss Stahl of Tabor and Maxwell Quinn of Faulkton are the winning...

Verifying losses requires experience, research

National Crop Insurance Services One of the hallmarks of crop insurance is that indemnities only cover verified losses – not too much, not too little...

Report: 2016 profits depended on timely rain

South Dakota Center for Farm/Ranch Management According to the 2016 South Dakota Crop Analysis performed by the South Dakota Center for Farm/Ranch Mangement, input costs...

Guebert: Iowa editor courting courage

By Alan Guebert Farm and Food File On April 10, Art Cullen of the Storm Lake (Iowa) Times was awarded the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in Editorial...

Ag Events Calendar

April 19-21, Nashville, TN: 2017 Pork Management Conference, pork.org/pmc April 20, Fargo, N.D.: 25th Annual Aldrich C. Bloomquist Lectureship, at Holiday Inn, [email protected] April 22, Brookings:...

The Planted Row: Social media is a powerful tool

by Stan Wise Farm Forum Editor Through the years, I've been lucky enough to see what agriculture looks like over much of the country. I’ve seen...

Planting progress falls behind normal

By Ray Grabanski Special to the Farm Forum 04/18/17 — Surprisingly, planting progress has fallen behind normal this spring in spite of some relatively warm temperatures...

Legislature’s Executive Board picks non-meandered waters as topic

By Bob Mercer Farm Forum Correspondent PIERRE – The Legislature’s Executive Board responded Tuesday to the South Dakota Supreme Court’s ruling on non-meandered waters by naming...

Spring planting: Farmers hope for dry second half of April

By Deanna B Narveson The Free Press, Mankato, Minn. McClatchy-Tribune Information Services Garden City, Minn. — Spring's sprung and farmers in the area are gearing up to...

As hog feedlots grow, neighbors ask: What about our rights?

By Josephine Marcotty Star Tribune (Minneapolis) McClatchy-Tribune Information Services A bitter three-year legal battle between a Todd County, Minn., hog farm and neighbors forced out of their...

Ag Business Briefs

Off the Shuelph at Guelph Spring Fling set for April 28-29 The annual “Spring Fling” for Off the Shuelph at Guelph will be held on...

Livestock reported missing or stolen – March 2017

South Dakota Brand Board The South Dakota Dakota Brand Board will pay up to $5,000 reward to any person who provides information leading to the...

State board proceeds on SDSU animal lab

By Bob Mercer Farm Forum Correspondent PIERRE — The state Animal Industry Board moved forward on April 17 with its role in paying for construction of...

SDSU agricultural and biosystems engineering projects use cutting-edge science to feed...

SDSU College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences BROOKINGS — What do netwrap, feedlots and testing injection pumps have to do with graduating from the College...

Ganje: South Dakota’s version of Alice in Wonderland

By David Ganje Ganje Law Offices What are non-meandered water bodies in South Dakota? In Alice in Wonderland, the mock turtle says, “Well, I never heard...

Alltech expands team to support local dairy industry

Alltech BROOKINGS, S.D. – Global animal health and nutrition company Alltech is proud to announce the expansion of the South Dakota regional team with the...

South Dakota 4-H sends youth to National 4-H Conference

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — Five South Dakota youth recently attended the National 4-H Conference held in Chevy Chase, Maryland, March 25-30. "National 4-H Conference represents the...
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