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International Harvester began building vehicles at a Chicago plant in 1907. Production was soon transferred to Akron, where in 1910, one of the Auto-Wagon models rolled out the factory door on solid rubber tires mounted on 36-inch front wheels and 38-inch rear wheels.

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Arden Hills, Minn. – With spring in full force and days getting longer, backyard flock raisers are experiencing two fun moments: New baby chicks and egg production picking up again from the adult flock. Whether it’s the first egg at week 18 or the first egg of the spring season, there’s noth…

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04/16/19 — Crop progress was out on April 15 (tax day) with planting falling further behind in nearly all crops as the cold/wet spring still has not warmed or dried soils enough to allow planting in most areas. Corn planting progress is only 3% (up 1% last week) vs. 5% average so we’ve now f…

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BROOKINGS, S.D. – The State FFA Degree, the highest degree conferred by the South Dakota FFA, was presented to 267 agricultural education students at the 2018 South Dakota FFA Convention. Certain students rise to the top as star finalists. These individuals spend countless hours working on t…

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With planting season right around the corner, many farmers are looking at designing on-farm trials in some of their fields. Here are a few pointers to help ensure that you are able to answer the questions you are trying to evaluate:

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Under the Worker Protection Standard (WPS) as revised in 2015, there are specific requirements for handlers when pesticide labels require the use of a respirator. Handlers are employees, owners, and family members who apply, load, unload, rinse pesticide application equipment or do other tas…

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South Dakota FFA members were recognized at convention for their excellence in developing career-specific skills through their supervised agricultural experience (SAE). FFA Agricultural Proficiency Awards recognize members who have developed their skills and abilities related to employment, …

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When the high temperatures rise above freezing and the daily lows stay below freezing, the sap starts to run in maple trees. On Saturday, April 6, at Maplewood State Park near Pelican Rapids, Minn., the volunteer group Friends of Maplewood put on a demonstration to show how maple sap is capt…

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OMAHA, Neb. – On April 15, Ag Processing Inc (AGP) announced that the Company is aiding in the recovery efforts from the recent floods that have affected parts of Nebraska, Iowa, and Missouri. The aid consists of a $100,000 contribution split equally among four charities and relief organizat…

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Question: Since baleage is becoming more readily available, I’m wondering what your thoughts are on feeding it to horses? Should horses be vaccinated against botulism if feeding baleage? Is warm weather feeding of baleage going to result in mold formation? Additionally, I know of some horses…

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BROOKINGS, S.D. – Over 2,100 FFA members, advisors, and guests attended the 91st South Dakota State FFA Convention on South Dakota State University’s campus in Brookings, S.D., April 7-9. While there, FFA members participated in the state FFA Career Development Events (CDE’s).

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BROOKINGS – South Dakota FFA is dedicated to premier leadership, personal growth, and career success and is therefore proud to support South Dakota FFA members in their post-secondary education. The following scholarships were awarded on April 8, 2019, at the 91st South Dakota FFA State Conv…

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Given the recent havoc endured by producers in the upper mid-west by the spring blizzard or even prior flooding we are aware that many producers have incurred losses. This has come in the form of either livestock death, feed loss, power outages or possibly even having to dump milk due to imp…

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BROOKINGS — To wrap up the 91st South Dakota State FFA Convention on April 9th, 2019, in Brookings, six members were elected to serve as the 2019-2020 South Dakota State FFA officer team. Ten candidates interviewed for the six South Dakota FFA leadership roles. The individuals elected to the…

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International Harvester began building vehicles at a Chicago plant in 1907. Production was soon transferred to Akron, where in 1910, one of the Auto-Wagon models rolled out the factory door on solid rubber tires mounted on 36-inch front wheels and 38-inch rear wheels.

Farm Forum

Arden Hills, Minn. – With spring in full force and days getting longer, backyard flock raisers are experiencing two fun moments: New baby chicks and egg production picking up again from the adult flock. Whether it’s the first egg at week 18 or the first egg of the spring season, there’s noth…

Farm Forum

04/16/19 — Crop progress was out on April 15 (tax day) with planting falling further behind in nearly all crops as the cold/wet spring still has not warmed or dried soils enough to allow planting in most areas. Corn planting progress is only 3% (up 1% last week) vs. 5% average so we’ve now f…

Farm Forum

South Dakota FFA members were recognized at convention for their excellence in developing career-specific skills through their supervised agricultural experience (SAE). FFA Agricultural Proficiency Awards recognize members who have developed their skills and abilities related to employment, …

Farm Forum

With planting season right around the corner, many farmers are looking at designing on-farm trials in some of their fields. Here are a few pointers to help ensure that you are able to answer the questions you are trying to evaluate:

Farm Forum

BROOKINGS, S.D. – The State FFA Degree, the highest degree conferred by the South Dakota FFA, was presented to 267 agricultural education students at the 2018 South Dakota FFA Convention. Certain students rise to the top as star finalists. These individuals spend countless hours working on t…

Farm Forum

Under the Worker Protection Standard (WPS) as revised in 2015, there are specific requirements for handlers when pesticide labels require the use of a respirator. Handlers are employees, owners, and family members who apply, load, unload, rinse pesticide application equipment or do other tas…

Farm Forum

When the high temperatures rise above freezing and the daily lows stay below freezing, the sap starts to run in maple trees. On Saturday, April 6, at Maplewood State Park near Pelican Rapids, Minn., the volunteer group Friends of Maplewood put on a demonstration to show how maple sap is capt…

Farm Forum

OMAHA, Neb. – On April 15, Ag Processing Inc (AGP) announced that the Company is aiding in the recovery efforts from the recent floods that have affected parts of Nebraska, Iowa, and Missouri. The aid consists of a $100,000 contribution split equally among four charities and relief organizat…

Farm Forum

BROOKINGS — To wrap up the 91st South Dakota State FFA Convention on April 9th, 2019, in Brookings, six members were elected to serve as the 2019-2020 South Dakota State FFA officer team. Ten candidates interviewed for the six South Dakota FFA leadership roles. The individuals elected to the…

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BROOKINGS, S.D. – Over 2,100 FFA members, advisors, and guests attended the 91st South Dakota State FFA Convention on South Dakota State University’s campus in Brookings, S.D., April 7-9. While there, FFA members participated in the state FFA Career Development Events (CDE’s).

Farm Forum

Question: Since baleage is becoming more readily available, I’m wondering what your thoughts are on feeding it to horses? Should horses be vaccinated against botulism if feeding baleage? Is warm weather feeding of baleage going to result in mold formation? Additionally, I know of some horses…

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Washington, D.C. — On April 12, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the implementation status of the 2018 Farm Bill. President Trump signed this Farm Bill into law on December 20, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) promptly began implementation of key programs. US…

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BROOKINGS – South Dakota FFA is dedicated to premier leadership, personal growth, and career success and is therefore proud to support South Dakota FFA members in their post-secondary education. The following scholarships were awarded on April 8, 2019, at the 91st South Dakota FFA State Conv…