Sunday, November 19, 2017

Ag News

State confirms bovine TB in another South Dakota beef herd

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Authorities have confirmed bovine tuberculosis in another South Dakota beef herd. State Veterinarian Dustin Oedekoven said Friday that inspectors found an...

Hydroponic histrionics? Organic purists assail designation

By LISA RATHKE Associated Press MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Can you call a tomato grown in a nutrient solution instead of dirt "organic"? Some purists...

Harvesters find wet corn, better yield than expected

By Shannon Marvel [email protected] Corn harvest is going better — and wetter — than expected for farmers in the northeastern region of the state. Lannie Meilke wrapped...

State confirms bovine TB in another South Dakota beef herd

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Authorities have confirmed bovine tuberculosis in another South Dakota beef herd. State Veterinarian Dustin Oedekoven said on Nov. 17 that inspectors...

Mother Nature, mother cows and marbling

By Miranda Reiman Certified Angus Beef LLC No farmer or rancher is immune from the challenges of nature, but some cow herds are better at adapting...

The chronic wasting disease map keeps enlarging

By Russ Daly Special to the Farm Forum Lately I’ve been noticing one particular animal disease popping up more frequently and over widening areas in...

2018 is the Year of the Tulip

By David Graper SDSU Extension Horticulture Specialist Reprinted from the National Garden Bureau, www.ngb.org Tulips say “spring” like no other flowers. Their vivid, paint-box colors are a...

American Angus Association recognizes top showring winners

by Sarah Hill Angus Media Many Angus breeders aspire to take home the coveted win in the show ring—grand champion of the show. The sires of...

Tumbling bumblebee populations linked to fungicides

Cornell University ITHACA, N.Y. – When a Cornell-led team of scientists analyzed two dozen environmental factors to understand bumblebee population declines and range contractions, they...

Sec. Perdue: U.S. farm exports hit 3rd highest level on record

U.S. Department of Agriculture WASHINGTON – U.S. agricultural exports totaled $140.5 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2017, climbing nearly $10.9 billion from the previous year...

BeefTalk: Beef growth performance continues to be stable

By Kris Ringwall NDSU Extension Service Beef Specialist Beef cattle performance growth trends, as calculated through the Cow Herd Appraisal of Performance Software (CHAPS), are very...

Make good use of leftovers this holiday season

By Julie Garden-Robinson Food and Nutrition Specialist NDSU Extension Service As I peered in our refrigerator the other day, I noticed some small containers with dabs...

Chicken processor settles water pollution suit in Florida

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A major chicken processing plant that has been cited for polluting the Suwannee River settled a lawsuit on Nov. 15...

TransCanada: Oil leak clean up will take several weeks

by Shannon Marvel, [email protected] Cleaning up a 210,000-gallon oil leak from the Keystone Pipeline in Marshall County will take at least several weeks. Robynn Tysver, spokeswoman...

Application of nitrogen fertilizer in soybeans

By David Karki Watertown Regional Extension Center South Dakota is a major soybean producing state in the US. During the 2016 growing season, 5.17 million acres...

Teen creates wearable app to prevent farm worker deaths from heat...

PRNewswire SHAFTER, Calif. — Fighting to reduce the high numbers of heat illness and deaths among farm workers in her beloved Central Valley, a concerned...

Alltech launches startup accelerator for second year

Alltech DUNBOYNE, Ireland – Following a highly successful first year, Alltech will select another cohort from across the world to participate in The Pearse Lyons...

Agricultural groups challenge California weed-killer warning

By DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press A coalition of a dozen national and Midwestern agricultural groups sued on Nov. 15 to overturn a California decision...

Feedstuff inventory: Quality and quantity

Karla A. Hernandez, PhD SDSU Extension Forages Field Specialist Hay inventories for the upcoming winter feeding could fall a bit short in some areas across the...

Partnership to deliver on-demand aerial imagery data to farmers

Monsanto Company SAN FRANCISCO AND TORONTO — Recently, The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto Company, announced a partnership with Deveron UAS Corp., that will...

Resource for caregivers of Native American elders

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — Native Americans have a rich culture that is important when addressing aging and caregiving. When working with Native American elders, Leacey...

Organic-food purists assail the designation for hydroponics

By LISA RATHKE Associated Press MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Can a tomato grown in a nutrient solution instead of dirt be called "organic"? Some purists...

A picture is worth a thousand words and a trip to...

Alltech LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Alltech #PicMeONE18 Facebook contest offered U.S. producers the opportunity to submit their favorite farm photo for a chance to win...

Keystone Pipeline leaks 5,000 barrels of crude oil in Marshall County

The TransCanada-Keystone Pipeline has leaked an estimated 5,000 barrels of crude oil in Marshall County, according to a report by the American News in...

Kevin Schultz elected AHA president

American Hereford Association KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kevin Schultz, Haviland, Kan., was announced as the new president of the American Hereford Association (AHA) during the...

On $1.20 cattle and $25 tenderloins

By Laura Conaway Certified Angus Beef LLC It’s an honest mindset: cattle prices go up, beef prices go up; cattle prices go down, beef prices… stay...

Timing vaccination against scours

By Jon Seeger, DVM Managing Veterinarian, Beef Technical Services at Zoetis While spring calving seems a long way off, proper vaccine timing could begin yet this...

Using feed testing to control variation

by Warren Rusche SDSU Extension Beef Feedlot Management Associate By now all the summer and fall’s work of getting forage harvested has wrapped up. Now comes...

National Western Angus Bull Sale returns to Denver

By Ali Luety American Angus Association Communications Specialist The 2018 National Western Bull Sale, scheduled for Jan. 10, will head back to the National Western Stock...

Angus Champions named at 2017 American Royal ROV Show

American Angus Association Angus enthusiasts gathered for the 2017 American Royal Super Point Roll of Victory (ROV) Angus Show, October 28 in Kansas City, Mo....

Rodney Nelson is named ND Stockmen’s honorary local brand inspector

North Dakota Stockmen's Association Rodney Nelson of Almont, N.D., was named the 2017 Honorary Local Brand Inspector at the North Dakota Stockmen's Association (NDSA) Annual...

North Dakota Stockmen’s Association recognizes employees for service

North Dakota Stockmen's Association The North Dakota Stockmen's Association (NDSA) recognized five employees for their longtime service to the state's livestock industry during the NDSA's...

North Dakota Stockmen’s Foundation awards eight scholarships

ND Stockmen's Association The North Dakota Stockmen's Foundation (NDSF) named eight 2017 scholarship winners during the North Dakota Stockmen's Association's (NDSA) 88th Annual Convention &...

Angus Convention gives away more than $100,000 in grand prizes

American Angus Association The Grand Prize Giveaway during the 2017 Angus Convention packed the stands with hopefuls. A gleaming black Cat 289 Compact Track Loader...

Impact of supply management programs on crop exports

by Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray Agricultural Policy Analysis Center We have heard over and over again from people who do not like...

Mentorships share value of cover crops in cattle operations

By Connie Sieh Groop Special to the Farm Forum To help young people understand the roots of agriculture, Trevor Zantow hosted Leola ag students to his...

Holistic management changes ranch couple’s life

By Connie Sieh Groop Special to the Farm Forum After learning the basics of holistic ranch management, Cody and Deanna Sand of Forbes, N.D., totally changed...

It’s time to talk turkey

By Shannon Marvel [email protected] It would be remiss to not reflect on the pilgrimage of those joined at the traditional Thanksgiving feast — the turkey included. All...

The Planted Row: Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving

by Stan Wise Farm Forum Editor The older I get, the more I succumb to the power of memory. I am thankful for all the blessings...

Ag Events Calendar

Nov. 15, Brookings: SDSU Extension Beginning Farmer and Rancher Symposium, 11:30 a.m., at SDSU campus Nov. 15, Sidney, N.D.: MonDak Ag Research Summit, 9 a.m....

Willful ignorance

By Alan Guebert Farm and Food File Michael Lewis is a serious writer with a list of serious bona fides: Princeton bachelor’s degree, master’s from the...

SAM weather season approaches

By Ray Grabanski Special to the Farm Forum 11/14/17 — We are approaching the time of the year when grain markets are dominated by news out...

Florence FFA finds success at the National FFA Convention

Florence FFA Chapter The Florence FFA experienced great success at the 90th annual National FFA Convention held last week in Indianapolis, Indiana. Twelve members of...

Dakota Royal Charity Draft Horse Show awards fall youth grants

Dakota Royal Charity Draft Horse Show Thanks to the generous donor and bidder support at the 2017 Dakota Royal Charity Draft Horse Show Youth Fund...

SD Quarter Horse Association to celebrate breed legacies

South Dakota Quarter Horse Association PIERRE — The South Dakota Quarter Horse Association is hosting our annual banquet celebrating the achievements of South Dakota American...

Gabe Brown featured speaker for grassland road show

By Pete Bauman SDSU Extension Range Field Specialist The South Dakota Grassland Coalition has become well known for sponsoring quality education and outreach opportunities, including bringing...

Crop Progress and Pasture Conditions

U.S. Department of Agriculture South Dakota SIOUX FALLS – For the week ending November 12, 2017, many producers completed fall harvest following a mostly dry week,...

Ag Business Briefs

Yankton County commissioners ask for conflicts probe YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Two Yankton County commissioners have asked for an investigation into their own potential conflicts...

Congressional tax plans jeopardize the farm safety net, CBO analysis says

National Farmers Union WASHINGTON – Amidst the steepest drop in farm profitability in a generation, U.S. Congressional leadership is proposing tax reform legislation that would...

Wessington Springs hosts Annual Springs Showdown Calf Show

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — 4-H youth and other beef project enthusiasts packed the Jerauld-Buffalo Counties 4-H grounds November 5, 2017, to participate in the annual...
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