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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...

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...

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...

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....

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....

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...

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...

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...

Ganje: Yankton County getting water drainage right

By David Ganje, Ganje Law Offices Editor's note: This article originally published in the Farm Forum in 2013. Many are searching for a solution to the...

Charming Elsberry has plenty of porches

Varied roof lines and a charming wrap-around porch give the Elsberry such an intriguing appearance that you can’t help but take a second look. Most...

Guebert: Winter’s work

By Alan Guebert Special to the Farm Forum January started gray, stayed gray, and ended gray. Worse, it wasn’t a shining silver gray or an inviting...

The Planted Row: What will the future hold for your farm?

by Stan Wise Farm Forum Editor Inside this week's Farm Forum you will find our 2017 Equipment Preview. This special section kicks off with a story...

Maximizing milk replacer response through proper storage

Tracey Erickson SDSU Extension Dairy Field Specialist As a result of increased demand for dry whey used in human foods such as sports drinks & protein...

Farm Bill process starts again: What could go wrong?

By Sara Wyant Special to the Farm Forum It doesn’t seem that journalists like me have had much time to “recover” from the “ups and downs”...

3 ways to manage income with real estate

by Scott Anderson Cash Cow Farmer Blog Whether it's farmland, commercial, or residential real estate, there are lot of income management techniques that real estate is...

Farm Management Minute: Outcomes in life

By David Koupal Instructor, South Dakota Center for Farm/Ranch Management, Mitchell Technical Institute In our short life here on earth, there are goals we want to...

Nelson: Aquatic squatters

by Jerry Nelson Special to the Farm Forum You know that the housing industry is booming when new homes start popping up in the middle of...

A ‘break’ during calving time

by Russ Daly Special to the Farm Forum Beth could tell something wasn’t right with the day-old calf. He was lying in a corner of the...

It’s time to tap those maple trees

By David Graper SDSU Extension Horticulture Specialist Warming late winter weather means that the sap is beginning to flow in our maple trees around the region....

Pitching hay or doing homework, the choice is ours

By Kris Ringwall NDSU Extension Service Beef Specialist Recent BeefTalk columns have caused me to ponder more about the dynamics of the beef business. The answers seem...

Men, I have an invitation for you

By Julie Garden-Robinson Food and Nutrition Specialist, NDSU Extension Service The other day, I received an email message from a woman who tried a soup recipe...

Saginaw set up for family-friendly living

A spacious family room is at the heart of the Saginaw, a mid-size family home with the possibility of five bedrooms. The wide porch...

Promises made, promises kept

By Alan Guebert Special to the Farm Forum Of all the words used to describe President Donald J. Trump during his first days in office —...

The Planted Row: Judge people on their merits

By Stan Wise Farm Forum Editor My wife and I recently saw the movie “Hidden Figures.” (We loved it.) It has an apt title because it...

Grains struggling, markets slow

by Ray Grabanski Special to the Farm Forum 02/07/17 — Grains have been struggling as of late, with South American production starting to come online with...

South Dakota agricultural education and FFA history

By Clark W. Hanson Professor Emeritus, Agricultural Education, SDSU Author’s Note: To commemorate the passage of the Smith Hughes Act of 1917, I have decided to...

Avian influenza outbreaks: An international problem

by Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray Agricultural Policy Analysis Center On January 26, 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) announce that “since June...

Opinion: South Dakota’s first-in-the-nation embarrassment

by David Ganje Ganje Law Offices It is alarming that this South Dakota legislative session will entertain stand-down orders against democracy. Because the legislature is functioning...

3 simple income tax management strategies

by Scott Anderson Cash Cow Farmer Blog Income tax is a huge cost on any farming operation, because as farmers we can't depreciate land purchases. Since tax...

Measuring a wild card

By Justin Sexten Certified Angus Beef LLC When the season’s first calves arrive, you begin to see results of your genetic decisions, perhaps eager for more...

Valentine’s Day dilemma

by Jerry Nelson Special to the Farm Forum Every so often there comes an event that a guy simply cannot ignore, at least not without the...

2017: Year of the daffodil

By David Graper SDSU Extension Horticulture Specialist and Director of McCrory Gardens Reprinted from the National Garden Bureau http://ngb.org/ Daffodils, a spring-blooming, self-propagating perennial, originated in Europe,...

Feedstuff inventory during winter season

by Karla A. Hernandez, PhD SDSU Extension Forages Field Specialist A simple cattle and feed inventory is valuable when planning this winter’s livestock feeding program. Things...

Cook it quickly with canned foods

By Julie Garden-Robinson Food and Nutrition Specialist, NDSU Extension Service Back when I was in college, my roommates and I relied on canned food and other...

BeefTalk: Prepping for calving means prepped cows

By Kris Ringwall NDSU Extension Service Beef Specialist Take care of cows and they will take care of you. The cows will do the work for you:...

Country-style Clayton has room to spare

The country-style Clayton is a spacious home, to say the least. And it’s built over a basement to boot. With five or six bedrooms...

Sunny and chair

By Alan Guebert Special to the Farm Forum The chairman gaveled the Ag Committee to order. “We’re here today,” he announced in his best radio voice, “to...

The Planted Row: Don’t let inflammatory language cloud the issue

by Stan Wise Farm Forum Editor Anchorage, Alaska, sits on a triangular piece of land that juts into Cook Inlet. So, two sides of the triangle...

A deep correction?

by Ray Grabanski Special to the Farm Forum 01/31/17 — Markets have slid lower the past few days, extending the losses on Monday (Jan. 30) with...

Trade agreements have disrupted labor markets but so has automation

by Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray Agricultural Policy Analysis Center Over the years we have written a number of columns that deal with...

Ag groups both heartened and nervous about Trump’s early executive orders

By Sara Wyant Special to the Farm Forum Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on January 20. In...

USDA provides new cost share opportunities for organic producers and handlers

By David Karki Agronomy Field Specialist Watertown Regional Extension Center In recent times, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has shown increased interest in organic agriculture. As...

Sledding adventures

by Jerry Nelson Special to the Farm Forum Winter sports are a large part of life here in the frozen Midwest, mainly because winter occupies such...

2017: Year of the Pansy

By David Graper SDSU Extension Horticulture Specialist and Director of McCrory Gardens Reprinted from the National Garden Bureau http://ngb.org/ Pansies are such a friendly-faced flower! But I...

Wintertime foot problems in the feedlot

by Russ Daly Special to the Farm Forum When asked to consider the worst time of year for foot problems in feedlot cattle, most area cattle...

Do you need a vitamin pill?

By Julie Garden-Robinson Food and Nutrition Specialist, NDSU Extension Service “You need to eat more vegetables,” my husband said to our 13-year-old daughter. He was scraping the...

Beef Talk: In search of income

By Kris Ringwall NDSU Extension Service Beef Specialist In 2012, the Dickinson Research Extension Center switched to May calving. We continue to tread along that path. I...

Improving success with escapism

by Scott Anderson Cash Cow Farmer Blog Recently, I was reading a book (which is usually how these articles get started). It was called "The Anatomy...

Ranch-style Eastport is open and inviting

The Eastport’s nostalgic handrail-rimmed porch creates just the right mix of openness and privacy. Family members can relax here while enjoying the passing scene....
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