Ag News

Crop Progress and Pasture Conditions

U.S. Department of Agriculture South Dakota SIOUX FALLS – For the week ending September 17, 2017, producers continued cutting silage and seeding winter wheat under warm,...

Ag Events Calendar

Sept. 19, Watertown: 25th Senior Seminar, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., at County Fair Banquet Hall, 605-886-8431. Sept. 21-22, Rapid City: South Dakota Stockgrowers Association...

2017 Eastern South Dakota Water Conference to be held Nov. 8

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — Registration is now open for the 2017 Eastern South Dakota Water Conference to be held Nov. 8 in the Student Union's...

Ag Business Briefs

Report: South Dakota corn, soybean crop to decline this year SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota’s corn and soybeans crops this year are expected...

Crop Progress and Pasture Conditions

U.S. Department of Agriculture South Dakota SIOUX FALLS – For the week ending September 17, 2017, producers continued cutting silage and seeding winter wheat under warm,...

NDSU Calf Backgrounding and Feeding Seminar Series set

NDSU Extension With drought, lack of hay and volatile market prices, North Dakota cattle producers are faced with difficult choices. One option is to add value...

South Dakota Farm Bureau donates life saving equipment to fire department

South Dakota Farm Bureau It seems simple. A single tube. But it's something that could mean the difference between life and death in a grain...

Alfalfa fall cutting considerations

By Karla A. Hernandez SDSU Extension Forages Field Specialist As we move into fall, many producers are considering one final cutting. If the stand is going...

Six counties remain in state’s drive to bring ag-land assessments up

By Bob Mercer Farm Forum Correspondent PIERRE – Property values set this year by equalization directors for farms and ranches were close to the mark in...

USDA makes disaster resources available to Rural Development borrowers

U.S. Department of Agriculture WASHINGTON – The United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development is providing tools and resources to help rural communities recover from...

SD commissioner wants to trade for State Fair land

By Bob Mercer Farm Forum Correspondent PIERRE — Ryan Brunner, state government’s commissioner of school and public lands, wants to trade 58.5 acres of public lands...

Strong safety net needed in next farm bill, ag groups agree

By Victoria Lusk [email protected] While a better farm bill might be the aim for some farmers and ranchers, others say maintaining status quo would do. To put...

Matt Hesse named CEO of FieldReveal joint venture

Wheat Growers Watertown — Matt Hesse has been selected as the chief executive officer of FieldReveal, a newly launched joint venture formed to deliver the...

Farm Management Minute: Resiliency of the prairie

By Lori Tonak SDCFRM Instructor As I have traveled through my territory this summer, the radio was a constant reminder of all that was going on...

South Dakota’s 9,400 4-H members celebrate National 4-H Week Oct. 1-7

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — South Dakota's more than 9,400 4-H members and thousands of alumni and volunteers will join with millions across the U.S. in...

USCA hosts 2017 Cattle Producer’s Forum in Billings, Montana

United States Cattlemen's Association BILLINGS, Mont. – The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) concluded its second annual 2017 Cattle Producer’s Forum at the Big Horn...

South Dakota Local Foods Conference in Spearfish, Nov. 2-4

South Dakota Specialty Producers Association YANKTON, S.D. – The 2017 South Dakota Local Foods Conference (SDLFC) is scheduled for Nov. 3-4 at the Spearfish Holiday...

USCA concludes Annual Meeting of Members

United States Cattlemen's Association On Sept. 15, the United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) hosted its Annual Meeting of Members at the Big Horn Resort in...

Sport Coupe memories

by Jerry Nelson Special to the Farm Forum I caught a glimpse of her across a crowded parking lot. Even after all these years, I instantly...

Horse Events Calendar

Sept. 23, Edgerton, Minn.: Riverside Acres Fall Jackpot Series, exhibition 12:30 p.m., rain or shine indoor arena, race 1 p.m., 1 pee wee run,...

Voles in yard

By David Graper SDSU Extension Horticulture Specialist Q There were voles in our yard over winter last winter. We noticed them when the snow receded and the...

Secretary Perdue: Japan expands market access for US chipping potatoes

U.S. Department of Agriculture WASHINGTON – On Sept. 15, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that Japan is expanding market access for U.S. chipping potatoes,...

4-H’ers honored for learning, practicing healthful habits

NDSU Extension Thirty-six 4-H clubs from 19 counties were recognized for demonstrating their commitment to learning about and practicing healthful habits by being designated as...

Cover crops boost yields and weed control, national farmer survey says

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program Following the use of cover crops, farmers reported increased yields of corn, soybeans and wheat, and improved control of...

Elegant Jacobsen wraps around pool

The Jacobsen is a totally contemporary single-level plan with two distinct wings that wrap around a central courtyard with a large pool at center....

Management recommendations, scouting for fall corn diseases

BY ALISON ROBERTSON, DAREN MUELLER, ADAM SISSON Iowa State University AMES, Iowa – As the 2017 growing season comes to an end, agronomists and farmers are...

Fire prevention and management tips during harvest

by Mark Hanna and Clarke McGrath Iowa State University It’s always difficult to forecast weather, but if dry field conditions persist, potential for combine and field...

Torrington is a duplex with smart design

The Torrington would fit nicely in a beach setting, and has some upscale features not usually found in a duplex. Its owners might enjoy...

Comfy Mapleton fits in town or country

The shingle-clad Mapleton has a Craftsman cottage look. It's easy to picture this home nestled in a grove of tall oak trees, but it...

Centralia’s stately facade speaks volumes

The Centralia's impressive size bespeaks stateliness and permanence, as do its corner quoins, keystone arches, brick facade, and multiple gables. Half-round windows and a...

Hills Creek blends the old with the new

The Hills Creek's exterior has the classic look of a European or prairie home, but its single-level interior has all the earmarks of an...

September is National Family Meals Month

By Julie Garden-Robinson NDSU Extension Service Food and Nutrition Specialist Please reminisce with me for a couple of minutes. Think of some of the best times...

Registration deadline for Calf Value Discovery Program is October 1

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — The SDSU Calf Value Discovery program allows cow/calf operators to gain valuable feedback to help them improve management decisions that impact...

Dairy Farmers of America and Sprint kick off application process for...

Dairy Farmers of America KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a national, farmer-owned dairy cooperative, and Sprint announced that applications are open...

BeefTalk: Calves pay the bills, but the cows make the bills

By Kris Ringwall NDSU Extension Service Beef Specialist Breeding systems have goals, objectives and outcomes that reflect a total beef operation. Today, dairy, swine and poultry breeding...

Producers affected by hurricanes granted extra time, procedures to document and...

U.S. Department of Agriculture WASHINGTON – On Sept. 13, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced special procedures to assist producers who lost crops or livestock or...

NRCS State Technical Committee to meet September 27 in Huron

Natural Resources Conservation Service Huron, S.D. – The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will hold the State Technical Committee (STC) Meeting on Sept. 27 at...

Taiwan Goodwill Mission pledges to purchase five million tons of US...

U.S. Grains Council Washington, D.C. — Members of the 2017 Taiwan Agricultural Goodwill Mission pledged on Sept. 13 to purchase 5 million metric tons (197...

South Dakota farmers and ranchers share their plight in D.C.

South Dakota Farmers Union HURON, S.D. — This week, 26 South Dakota farmers and ranchers left their fields and cattle in trusted hands and traveled...

4-H News

Rondell Robins The June meeting of the Rondell Robins was held on the June 29 in Stratford at the Community Hall. Jessica Pullman led Pledge of...

NAWG visits Upper Plains to get first-hand look of drought conditions...

South Dakota Wheat Inc. Pierre SD – On August 28 and 29, South Dakota Wheat Inc., Board of Directors and South Dakota Wheat Commissioners met...

Prairie’s Edge Dairy’s second Trident System installed to recover NPK nutrients...

PRNewswire ABBOTSFORD, British Columbia — "Trident's nutrient recovery process for dairy manure is now installed at a second location at Prairie's Edge Dairy Farms," announced...

Farmers, businesses, certifiers and consumers file lawsuit to defend organic

Organic Trade Association WASHINGTON, D.C. – Taking action to defend the organic seal and organic standards, the Organic Trade Association on Sept. 13 filed a...

Enlist weed control system expands with addition of Enlist One herbicide

Dow AgroSciences INDIANAPOLIS – Farmers growing Enlist crops will have an additional option for weed control in 2018. On Sept. 13, Dow AgroSciences launched Enlist...

SD Soybean Yield Contest Harvest forms due Nov. 1

South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council SIOUX FALLS — Harvest forms are due by Nov. 1 for the 2017 South Dakota Soybean Yield Contest. Growers...

NDSU celebrates 44 years of excellence in agriculture and Bison athletics

NDSU Extension The 44th annual Harvest Bowl program at North Dakota State University will be held Nov. 10 and 11. Highlights of the event include a...

Winter wheat moving again to Gulf Coast export facilities

By ROXANA HEGEMAN Associated Press WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Hard red winter wheat exports are flowing again from the Plains states to the battered Gulf...

Rules set for landowners to restrict nonmeandered waters

By Bob Mercer Farm Forum Correspondent SIOUX FALLS — After a bit of fine-tuning, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission approved on Sept. 8...

Rail traffic picks up in Hub City

By Victoria Lusk [email protected] The opening of a grain terminal near Britton, a competitive market and upgrades to a state-owned rail line have Aberdeen seeing more...
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