Ag News

Spink County commissioners stumped on whether to adjust setbacks

By Shannon Marvel [email protected] For a year Spink County commissioners have been grappling with whether they should revise setback requirements for concentrated animal feeding operations. Slumping commodity...

Let cows’ physiology guide calving check schedule

By Russ Daly Professor, SDSU Extension Veterinarian, State Public Health Veterinarian The routine calving check is one of the most important tasks on the list of...

David Haugo, family farmer and agriculture advocate, dies at 82

By Janet Moore Star Tribune (Minneapolis) McClatchy-Tribune Information Services For Mahnomen County, Minn., farmer David Haugo, nothing was more sublime than the scent of freshly turned soil...

NFU public comments strongly endorse Fair Practices Rules

National Farmers Union WASHINGTON – On behalf of nearly 200,000 family farm and ranch members, National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson submitted public comments...

Puerto Ricans: The opportunity of employment in Midwest

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — South Dakota agriculture producers will have an opportunity to learn more about Upper Midwest Puerto Rico Collaboration Project and connecting with...

Preparing bulls for the breeding season

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — To maximize herd bull performance this breeding season, SDSU Extension encourages cattle producers to evaluate their bulls' nutritional status and overall...

SD Farmers Union president urges Trump to reinstate COOL

South Dakota Farmers Union HURON, S.D. — South Dakota Farmers Union President, Doug Sombke joins National Farmers Union in urging President Trump to reinstate Country-of-Origin...

BeefTalk: Cattle and sheep together a good thing

By Kris Ringwall NDSU Extension Service Beef Specialist For thousands of years, meat, milk, leather, wool, mohair and cashmere have been essential components of human survival. Producers...

Even one infected chicken could have a global impact

PRNewswire LAUREL, Miss. — With the USDA's confirmation of avian influenza in southern Tennessee, Alabama, and now Kentucky, the virus has struck the United States...

Celebrate ND agriculture’s contribution to your menus

By Julie Garden-Robinson Food and Nutrition Specialist, NDSU Extension Service When my children were younger, they brought home their school menus. They wanted to know what...

Pork Checkoff tours the number one customer for US pork exports

National Pork Board DES MOINES – With Mexico’s hunger for U.S. pork continuing to grow, members of the National Pork Board spent March 13-18 in...

Vibrating membrane system helps turn cow manure into clean water and...

PRNewswire EMERYVILLE, Calif. — On March 22, New Logic Research announced the successful commissioning of a VSEP vibrating membrane system to make clean water from...

House passes Pesticide Registration Bill

CropLife America WASHINGTON, DC – On March 21, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1029, the Pesticide Registration Enhancement Act of 2017, by a...

USDA’s ten-year projections for wheat

By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray Agricultural Policy Analysis Center The recently released ”USDA Baseline Projections to 2026” augmented by fixed costs that...

American Agri-Women supports wildfire relief efforts

AgPR Dallas, Texas — American Agri-Women (AAW) is heartbroken by the vast devastation from the recent wildfires in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Colorado. AAW has...

NCIS President stresses importance of crop insurance at Farm Bill Summit

National Crop Insurance Tom Zacharias, president of National Crop Insurance Services (NCIS), was among the speakers invited to address at the Farm Bill Summit in...

Red Angus Foundation Inc. accepting donations to aid in wildfire recovery

Red Angus Association of America Denton, Texas — The recent wildfires in Oklahoma, Texas and Colorado have caused considerable financial loss and the devastation of...

Volunteer Fire Assistance grants now open

South Dakota Department of Agriculture RAPID CITY, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Wildland Fire Division (SDWF) is accepting grant applications for the...

USDA on tainted Brazilian meat: None entered US, 100% re-inspection instituted

U.S. Department of Agriculture WASHINGTON – On March 22, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced additional steps to...

NDSU Extension to host brine spill discussions

NDSU Extension Landowners will have an opportunity to talk about their concerns and experiences with brine spills during a series of informal discussions the North...

NFU urges Trump Administration to keep COOL as a priority for...

National Farmers Union WASHINGTON – The Trump Administration recently released a list of 24 trade practices, including Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL), that trade negotiators should prioritize...

Campbell County Economic development in the spotlight

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — In recent years, Campbell County Economic Development Corporation has succeeded in overcoming challenges faced by rural communities across South Dakota. To better...

Should I reduce the Bt trait acreage in the 2017 corn...

By Bruce Potter University of Minnesota Extension IPM By Ken Ostlie University of Minnesota Extension entomologist The economics of 2017 corn production have challenged many farmers with minimizing...

Study shows FCCP tags provide added value in marketplace

Red Angus Association of America Denton, Texas —The Red Angus Feeder Calf Certification Program (FCCP) has long been recognized as a leader in the beef...

Report on the valuation of ecosystem services from farms and forests...

Council on Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics Washington, D.C. — The Council on Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics and the USDA Office of the Chief...

USCA responds to allegations of corruption in Brazil processing facilities

United States Cattlemen's Association WASHINGTON — Following recent reports out of Brazil, the United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) has worked quickly to ensure the U.S....

2017 Wheat Yield Contest

South Dakota Wheat Inc. Spring is here and the South Dakota Wheat Yield Contest is back! Producers are encouraged to submit an application by May...

Road being upgraded for soybean plant traffic

By Shannon Marvel [email protected] Seven projects and alterations along Brown County Road 14 have been slated in anticipation of heavier truck traffic from the planned Ag...

The Planted Row: Farm policy needs to work for farmers

by Stan Wise Farm Forum Editor It is no overstatement to say that agriculture is what makes civilization — all of it — possible. If you're...

Guebert: Big salaries, big loans, big questions

By Alan Guebert Farm and Food File If you want to get the attention of the $240-billion Farm Credit System (FCS), just mention the $725-million loan...

Ag Events Calendar

March 21, Mitchell: Annie’s Project class, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., at SDSU Extension Regional Center, 605-995-7378, [email protected] March 23, Fessenden, N.D.: Soil Health Improvement...

Lamont-Rhodes lecture set for April 6

Staff reports The third annual Lamont-Rhodes Lecture Series will take place on April 6 on the Northern State University campus in Aberdeen. There will be...

Lamont-Rhodes lecture set for April 6

Staff reports The third annual Lamont-Rhodes Lecture Series will take place on April 6 on the Northern State University campus in Aberdeen. There will be...

Markets soft

by Ray Grabanski Special to the Farm Forum 03/21/17 — Grains started off the week on a poor note, starting the day Monday higher and then...

Farmer involvement wanted in farm bill

By Kathy Jensen [email protected] A better farm bill starts with farmer involvement. That was the message at a Monday night meeting at the Dakota Event Center to...

Brown County hog operation decision tabled

By Kathy Jensen [email protected] The Brown County County Planning Commission tabled a decision on a hog operation until April 18. About 30 people were at the Tuesday...

Livestock Sale Summaries

Thorstenson’s Lazy TV Ranch Gelbvieh & Angus 36th Annual Bull Sale March 4 at the ranch - Selby, SD Auctioneers: Lynn and Seth Weishaar • 105 Yearling...

USDA announces $6 million to aid fire-affected producers in Midwest

U.S. Department of Agriculture WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is announcing the availability of more than $6 million in funding to implement...

NFU: Farmer Fair Practices Rules needed

National Farmers Union WASHINGTON – Highlighting the iniquities of today’s extremely consolidated livestock and poultry sectors, National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson submitted testimony...

South Dakota, Iowa confirm Dakota Access pipeline vandalism

By BLAKE NICHOLSON Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Authorities in South Dakota and Iowa on March 21 confirmed incidents of vandalism against the Dakota...

Public waters on private land not open for recreational use

By Katherine Grandstrand [email protected] Until the Legislature decides otherwise, South Dakota’s non-meandering waters on top of private land are not open to public recreation, according to...

Ag Events Calendar

March 21, Mitchell: Annie’s Project class, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., at SDSU Extension Regional Center, 605-995-7378, [email protected] March 23, Fessenden, N.D.: Soil Health Improvement...

94th Little International set for March 31-April 1 at SDSU

South Dakota State University College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences The largest two-day agricultural exposition in the country, Little International, will take place March 31...

Maplewood Sugar Shack ready for sap season

By Jeff Meier Fergus Falls Daily Journal, Minn. McClatchy-Tribune Information Services PELICAN RAPIDS, Minn. — The Maplewood State Park Sugar Shack has been completed and the maple...

Ag Business Briefs

Judge dismisses ABC's Diane Sawyer from 'pink slime' case YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota judge has dismissed ABC anchor Diane Sawyer from a...

Land O’Lakes, Inc. announces construction of an animal feed manufacturing facility

PRNewswire ARDEN HILLS, Minn. — Land O'Lakes, Inc. recently announced that it will build a state-of-the-art animal feed manufacturing facility in Roanoke, Virginia, with plans...

SFA Barn Dance March 24 in Morris; Western Chapter meeting and...

Sustainable Farming Association The Sustainable Farming Association’s Western Chapter is excited to sponsor two vibrant community events for anyone interested in sustainable agriculture, farmer networking,...

Devastating wildfires spur Farm Aid to activate family farm disaster fund

Farm Aid CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Farm Aid is activating its Family Farm Disaster Fund as ranchers in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas deal with the...

Valley Irrigation to distribute Trimble Irrigation Solution

Valley Irrigation SUNNYVALE, Calif. and VALLEY, Neb. — Valley Irrigation, a division of Valmont Industries, Inc., and Trimble, a premier provider of precision agriculture solutions,...

Runnings announces plans for new store in Winner, SD

Runnings Winner, S.D. – Runnings announced on March 21 that work has begun on a new store at 326 South U.S Highway 18. The 60,000...
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