Ag News

N.D. 4-H’ers win at Little International

NDSU Extension County 4-H teams from across North Dakota brought home honors from judging contests during the 91st annual Little International at North Dakota State...

Dairy Beef Short Course: Sponsored by the I-29 Moo University Collaboration

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — The third annual Dairy Beef Short Course will be offered March 28 at the Denny Sanford Premier and Convention Center, Sioux...

Financial push-ups: 7 exercises to grow wealth

by Scott Anderson Cash Cow Farmer Blog Exercises have different rhythms. Some you’re supposed to do every day, some weekly. There may even be long runs or...

Legislators question $30 million deal made with governor in 2014

By Bob Mercer Farm Forum Correspondent PIERRE – Two sets of legislators lost Tuesday in their attempts to expand the purposes for some of the $73...

Ag Business Briefs

Produce donation program sees record contributions in 2016 BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A program that helps feed the hungry around North Dakota donated a record...

Cultivating cool-for-cash-crop

Crop Science Society of America When deciding what crops to grow during a season, growers look at several factors. Do the crops have a good...

Tree Facts: Healthy roots and healthy trees

By Natalie Euler Natural Resource Specialist Most folks do not think about the important functions performed by tree roots. During the winter, roots provide food reserves...

Laura Edwards named SDSU Extension State Climatologist

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — A tornado which nearly hit her family's Twin Cities home, left its mark on nine-year-old Laura Edwards and fueled an interest...

Measure proposes moratorium on North Dakota wind energy

By JAMES MacPHERSON Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Worried North Dakota's burgeoning wind-energy industry may be threatening the state's coal-fired power plants, a Republican...

2016 US pork exports show impressive progress

National Pork Board DES MOINES, Iowa – At year-end 2016, U.S. pork exports showed impressive progress following a challenging 2015. In 2016, 5.1 billion pounds...

John Reifsteck earns NCFC Director of the Year award

AgPR BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – GROWMARK Chairman of the Board and President John Reifsteck has earned the prestigious Director of the Year Award from the National...

ANCW names Collegiate Beef Advocacy Program scholarship winners

American National CattleWomen, Inc. Developing young people to be tomorrow’s advocates for the beef industry is the goal of the Collegiate Beef Advocacy Program. The...

The importance of native pastures and grasslands to our future

By Pete Bauman SDSU Extension Range Field Specialist As I write this we’ve had an extraordinary great stretch of February weather. The problem for me is...

Bigger, better beef herds

By Hannah Johlman Certified Angus Beef LLC A bigger beef cattle herd. A younger cow herd. In the face of declining cattle prices, these two facts...

NSU greenhouse an oasis in winter

By Kelda J.L. Pharris [email protected] Although the official first day of spring — March 20 — is about a month away, it’s like mid-summer in one...

Fertilizer-carrying semi rolls north of Aberdeen

By Megan Rosendahl and Elisa Sand [email protected] [email protected] Officials successfully transferred a tanker of anhydrous ammonia without incident Monday afternoon following an early morning semi crash. The semi...

SDSU Meat Judging Team completes season

South Dakota State University College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences The 2017 South Dakota State University Meat Judging Team finished up its season on Feb....

South Dakota farmer denied visa, separated from family indefinitely

By Shannon Marvel [email protected] The discretion of a doctor used to determine whether an immigrant should be granted a visa has left an Orient man stranded...

Farmers stress the advantages of precision ag

By Connie Sieh Groop Special to the Farm Forum Displays of products provided a look at the latest in technology while a grower’s panel helped attendees...

A picture is worth a thousand words

By Heather Hilbrands, DVM Casselton Veterinary Service Inc., Casselton, N.D. Horses communicate via sound and through body language. A picture of a horse could say...

Horse Events Calendar

March 11, Corsica: Horse Sale, Loose Horse Sale 11 a.m., Open Consignment Sale 2 p.m. Preview at 11:30 a.m., at South Dakota Horse Sales,...

ISU Extension and Outreach offers field crop scout school

BY WARREN PIERSON and BRENT PRINGNITZ Iowa State University AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer a Field Crop Scout School Saturday,...

Want a premium price? Weed control in non-GMO soybeans

By Gared Shaffer SDSU Extension Weeds Field Specialist Many emotions set in on farmers that hear the word “non-GMO,” but it could help them in times...

Gypsum misconceptions

by Anthony Bly SDSU Extension Soils Field Specialist Note: This article was written collaboratively by Anthony Bly and Sara Berg, SDSU Extension agronomy field specialist. About gypsum The...

Yield goal — truly defined

by Sara Berg SDSU Extension Agronomy Field Specialist Whether it’s over a cup of coffee in December or back in the combine at harvest, yield is...

Obtaining private applicator certification or recertification in SD

By Amanda Bachmann SDSU Extension Pesticide Education & Urban Entomology Field Specialist Note: This article was written collaboratively by Amanda Bachmann and Connie Strunk, SDSU Extension...

4-H News

Dakota Sharpshooters The Dakota Sharpshooters met on Feb. 7 at the Northern Electric Building. The meeting was led by President Megan Malsam. Daniel Sharp led...

Storm elected to serve as SD Pork Producers Council’s President for...

South Dakota Pork Producers Council SIOUX FALLS — The South Dakota Pork Producers Council (SDPPC) elected Ryan Storm, a pork producer from Mount Vernon, S.D.,...

Trail Ridge Retirement Community chef named Taste of Elegance winner

South Dakota Pork Producers Council SIOUX FALLS — The South Dakota Pork Producers Council held their 29th Annual Taste of Elegance competition on January 29...

It’s all good

By Steve Suther Certified Angus Beef LLC I love calving season each year, but this one will be hard to beat. I used to do this...

Noem: Think about grain bin safety

By Kristi Noem U.S. House of Representatives My dad was one of those people who just got things done. He worked hard and he worked fast....

Agronomist: Your farm, your business

by Angie Bushong Sales Agronomist Parkston, S.D. Your stomach does that dreadful flip, instead of land rent decreasing, your rent has actually increased. Producers quickly start calculating...

Area USDA reports: Number of farms lower

U.S. Department of Agriculture South Dakota SIOUX FALLS – South Dakota’s number of farms and ranches declined during 2016, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service....

Nelson: A mild midwinter

by Jerry Nelson Special to the Farm Forum As I write this, the area where we live is suffering an extended spell of mild midwinter weather....

Stavick Simmental sale summary

Stavik Simmental • Auctioneer: Tracy Harl • Feb. 2, 2017, at Aberdeen Livestock, Aberdeen, SD Averages 73 bulls averaged $4,068 Summary Simmental enthusiasts from all around attended Stavick Simmental’s 17th...

The year of the brassica

By David Graper SDSU Extension Horticulture Specialist The Brassica family of plants is one of the most prolific genera of vegetables in the world, enjoyed by...

Climate outlook predicts wetter than average spring

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — Wetter than average conditions are expected across South Dakota through the spring, according to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration's Climate Outlook...

South Dakota’s Cammack family nationally recognized for stewardship efforts

National Association of Conservation Districts The National Association of Conservation Districts honored some of our country’s most influential conservation leaders during NACD’s 71st Annual Meeting...

Trouw Nutrition expands feed additive portfolio with Selko IntelliBond

Trouw Nutrition Nutreco’s animal nutrition company, Trouw Nutrition, now sells and distributes hydroxy trace minerals globally under the brand name Selko IntelliBond. With proven sales...

Four reappointed to State Conservation Commission

South Dakota Department of Agriculture PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has reappointed Doug Hansen of Webster, Wayne Bunge of Rapid City, Charlie Moe of...

Does being healthy make us happy?

By Julie Garden-Robinson Food and Nutrition Specialist, NDSU Extension Service Have you ever thought about what makes people, including you, happy? What role does happiness play...

Grants available for tree planting

South Dakota Department of Agriculture PIERRE — The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) has grant funds available to communities that lost trees during storm...

NRCS holding signup for RCPP in the Lewis and Clark/Lower James...

U.S. Department of Agriculture Huron – USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in South Dakota is holding a state-level signup for the Regional Conservation Partnership...

Novus hosts Next Generation Swine Nutritionist Council meeting

PRNewswire ST. LOUIS — Last week, Novus International hosted the inaugural meeting of the Next Generation Swine Nutritionist Council. The council was formed this year...

U.S. Grains Council, Panama Canal Authority sign MOU before canal tour

U.S. Grains Council Panama City, Panama - More than 350 attendees had a firsthand look at the new Panama Canal expansion on Feb. 13 to...

Opinion: Wetlands mismanagement – American style

by David Ganje Ganje Law Offices Wetlands play a role in the ecosystem and provide benefits for both people and wildlife. Society’s idea of wetlands management...

South Dakota lawmakers consider beef labeling proposal

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — State lawmakers are considering a bill that would require retailers to display the country of origin of beef sold in...

Daugaard to get tech school board bill

By Bob Mercer Farm Forum Correspondent PIERRE — The state House of Representatives gave final approval on Feb. 14 to a new state board that will...

Economic conditions might be biggest opponent to new ag lab

By Bob Mercer Farm Forum Correspondent PIERRE — No one testified as an opponent at a legislative hearing Thursday on whether to build a new laboratory...

Ag Events Calendar

Feb. 15, Huron: 2017 Precision Ag Conference, 8 a.m., at Event Center, 100 4th St SW, www.iGrow.org/events Feb. 15, Grand Forks, N.D.: NDSU Extension long-term...
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