Ag News

Tree and shrub care and concerns for late July

By John Ball SDSU Extension Forestry Specialist Emerald ash borer - Update The recent confirmation of emerald ash borer in Buena Vista County in Iowa, a mere...

State regulators revoke grain-buyer licenses from H&I

By Bob Mercer Farm Forum Correspondent

Minnesota investigating weed killer after farmers complain

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is investigating about two dozen complaints from farmers about a weed killer used on genetically modified...

South Dakota youth compete in 2017 4-H Shooting Sports National Championship

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — The 2017 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships were held in Grand Island, Nebraska June 25-30, 2017. Twenty-seven South Dakota 4-H members were...

National Junior Angus Board elects new officers

By Morgan Marley Angus Media Throughout the barns, the prestige of the green jackets is widely recognized. National Junior Angus Board (NJAB) members serve as mentors,...

July is National Ice Cream Month

By Julie Garden-Robinson NDSU Extension Service Food and Nutrition Specialist “Mongoose tracks,” the text from my 14-year-old daughter said. “OK,” I texted back. I knew exactly what her...

BeefTalk: Be cautious and do not overspend for hay

By Kris Ringwall NDSU Extension Service Beef Specialist I have a cow worth $1,000. Ponder these questions: Should I sell the cow and place the money in...

Champions named at 2017 National Junior Angus Show

American Angus Association More than 700 Angus juniors and their families traveled to Des Moines, Iowa, to compete in the 2017 National Junior Angus Show...

Beef declared official meat of the 77th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

South Dakota Beef Industry Council PIERRE — Rain is in short supply this summer, but August promises to be the month when BEEF will be...

Drought-stressed canola possible forage for livestock

NDSU Extension Drought stress has caused early flower abortion in canola fields in portions of the North Dakota, so canola may provide an alternate forage...

Money that matters: Quality beef still brings a premium

By Laura Conaway Certified Angus Beef LLC Quality cattle are so commonplace they're no longer worth a reward, right? Wrong. The market still pays more for the...

US, China sign agreement to provide market access for US rice...

U.S. Department of Agriculture WASHINGTON – On July 20, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has reached agreement with...

Deadline for Centennial Farm recognition is Aug. 11

South Dakota Department of Agriculture HURON, S.D. — The South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) and the South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) will again recognize...

Group reflects on how it helped strengthen BSE disease safeguards for...

R-CALF United Stockgrowers of America Billings, Mont. — In the wake of the discovery of a cow in Alabama infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE)...

Mexico City floating farms, chefs team up to save tradition

By LISA MARTINE JENKINS Associated Press MEXICO CITY (AP) — At dawn in Xochimilco, home to Mexico City's famed floating gardens, farmers in muddied rain...

CRP wetland and buffer lands open to emergency haying and grazing

By Shannon Marvel [email protected] Additional Conservation Reserve Program lands can now be used for emergency grazing and haying in areas of South Dakota that have been...

Traditional Houston has a classy front facade

Compact and spacious at the same time, the Houston is as economical to build as it is to heat. It's a fairly traditional plan,...

Handsome Huntington is cozy and bright

The Huntington's wrap-around covered porch puts the average covered porch to shame. Handsome exposed timbers support and highlight its lofty central gable, and the...

Modest Evelyn has lots of simple charm

The Evelyn's simply charming porches, almost identical in style, are gracefully inviting access points in both the front and the back. Slender wooden columns support...

Lupine is richly windowed throughout

Small panes of glass fill generously sized window openings to give the Lupine an intriguing Georgian look. Gridded garage doors echo that theme, while...

New Ag Voices of the Future program offers students education on...

American Soybean Association ST. LOUIS – Eight college students from five states have completed the inaugural Ag Voices of the Future program hosted in Washington,...

Help for grassland drought planning

Natural Resources Conservation Service Huron, S.D. – With the drought hitting much of South Dakota hard this summer, having a plan in place will help...

Protect drought damaged crop fields with cover crops

Natural Resources Conservation Service Huron, S.D. – South Dakota agricultural producers in the trenches of a difficult drought may next be facing some issues with...

There’s time yet for cover crops to help feed livestock

Natural Resources Conservation Service Huron, S.D. – Livestock producers looking for alternative feed options during North and South Dakota’s ongoing drought might want to consider...

Pork Checkoff announces #RealPigFarming Student Social Forces team

National Pork Board DES MOINES, Iowa – The Pork Checkoff has selected 12 college students to represent the #RealPigFarming Student Social Forces team this year....

Still time to sign up for Feedlot Shortcourse Aug. 1-2 in...

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — Cattle feeders and industry professionals still have time to register for the Feedlot Shortcourse to be held August 1-2, 2017 in...

Trip rewards youth leadership; packs in co-op education and fun

By Toby Kane South Dakota Farmers Union In this day of social media and the digital world, a lot can happen in a day. But for three...

Brown County 4-Hers participate in 2017 Public Presentation Day

Brown County 4-H Program Sixteen Brown County 4-H members participated in Public Presentation Day on July 13 at the Wheat Growers Building. Participants gave demonstrations,...

Brown County 4-Hers participate in 2017 Public Presentation Day

Brown County 4-H Program Sixteen Brown County 4-H members participated in Public Presentation Day on July 13 at the Wheat Growers Building. Participants gave demonstrations,...

Salvaging drought stressed corn in mid-summer

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — Before harvesting drought stricken corn early to use for forage, SDSU Extension beef feedlot management associate, Warren Rusche urges producers to...

Feeding Quality Forums set for late August

Certified Angus Beef LLC The cattle feeding industry keeps moving forward, so it’s a good thing feeders have ready access to educational opportunities. Web searches and...

Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting takes place in Denver

South Dakota Beef Industry Council PIERRE — South Dakota cattle producers and industry leaders traveled to Denver July 12-15 to attend the 2017 Cattle Industry...

PrecisionAg Awards of Excellence announces 2017 honorees

AgPR Willoughby, Ohio –– PrecisionAg Institute is pleased to announce its Awards of Excellence winners for 2017. Honorees of this year’s prestigious award are recognized...

Sheriff’s office working to remove dead cow in Elm Lake

By Shannon Marvel [email protected] The Brown County Sheriff's Office is looking into how to remove a dead cow from Elm Lake. Chief Deputy Tom Schmitt said the...

Rare form of bovine spongiform encephalopathy found in Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Agriculture officials say a rarely seen form of mad cow disease has been found in Alabama. A statement from state Agriculture...

The stupidly expensive non-broadband blues

By Alan Guebert Farm and Food File Twelve years ago this month, the lovely Catherine and I moved from a three-story, oak-lined Victorian house in town...

The Planted Row: It’s going to take all of us

by Stan Wise Farm Forum Editor While the Affordable Care Act, often referred to as Obamacare, has helped many people in this country, it hasn’t always...

Corn and bean rally over?

by Ray Grabanski Special to the Farm Forum 07/18/17 — Grain prices rallied to new highs the first week in July. But since then prices retreated...

Ag Business Briefs

Crop production forecast to plummet in dry South Dakota SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Crop production in drought-stricken South Dakota is forecast to be down...

Roby announces retirement as Dakota Media Group publisher

From Schurz Communications American News/Farm Forum Publisher and Dakota Media Group Regional Publisher Mark S. Roby Tuesday morning announced his retirement from the company and...

Crop Progress and Pasture Conditions

U.S. Department of Agriculture South Dakota SIOUX FALLS – For the week ending July 16, 2017, spring wheat harvest began in parts of South Dakota, while...

Innovation healthy in South Dakota businesses

By Victoria Lusk [email protected] Three South Dakota businesses are bringing new innovations to agriculture. Each spoke regarding their practice and what they can offer to South Dakota...

South Dakota Farmers Union celebrates the Springer Farm Family

By Lura Roti South Dakota Farmers Union Rock hound and fourth-generation Dixon farmer, Terry Springer, 65, says when he's outdoors he's always on the lookout for...

Deadlines approaching for South Dakota State Fair entries

South Dakota Department of Agriculture Huron – Deadlines for all South Dakota State Fair open class entries are right around the corner. The static entry...

Sheep seminar and sale set

NDSU Extension Drought management strategies and pre-breeding issues will be among the topics covered during a sheep seminar the North Dakota State University Extension Service...

SDSU Extension hosts meetings on drought management July 24-25

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — SDSU Extension will host livestock and agronomy meetings in Lemmon, Faith, Pierre and Chamberlain July 24-25. "Drought now affects more than 72...

Silage: Preserve your dollars

By Caley Heiman Alltech There’s a tremendous amount of money invested in silage, from growing the crop to storing it. Yet shrink on dairies ranges from...

Funding for federal agricultural research facilities falls far short of needs

by Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray Agricultural Policy Analysis Center, University of Tennessee In discussing the agricultural budget, it is easy to focus...

North Dakota oil refiner seeks to create new diesel fuel

DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) — A crude oil refiner in North Dakota is studying the possibility of turning vegetable oil into fuel. Tesoro Refinery is planning...
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