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Eric Payne of Insurance Plus, Aberdeen was named IIASD 2018 Crop Agent of the Year at the Independent Insurance Agents of South Dakota Annual Convention in Deadwood. His knowledge of the Multi-Peril Crop program is the tool he uses to obtain and retain clients. He sits down with his clients …

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) announces $250,000 in grant funding for urban youth agricultural education or urban agriculture community development. The Agricultural Growth, Research, and Innovation (AGRI) Urban Agriculture Grant program is available to for-…

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According to the story told by Gary Kraisinger, author of two books on Western Trail history, a cattle herd coming up from Texas came to a large pond near Buffalo Park, Kan., and was met by a man charging five cents per head to cross. The trail boss paid the charge and continued on. Later th…

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Barley and dry edible beans don’t get as much attention as wheat and soybeans. But barley and dry beans are important in the Upper Midwest — and both crops appear to have come out just fine under the new U.S-Mexico-Canada Agreement, industry officials said.

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BROOKINGS — Although Palmer amaranth can be found in South Dakota, it is currently not wide spread. SDSU Extension staff say it may be possible to limit the scope and economic burden this weed could cause if South Dakota producers and agronomists are vigilant throughout harvest and into 2019…

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It’s a great time to own cows, but only if you have a competitive cost structure with the right genetics and management to compete in today’s marketplace, Rick Funston said.

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) reminds farmers and their families that the Minnesota Farm and Rural Helpline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The service is free and confidential. The toll free number is (833) 600-2670.

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BROOKINGS — Producers and supporters of local foods are invited to register for the 2018 South Dakota Local Foods Conference (SDLFC) and Local Foods Showcase Social Event. This regional event will provide educational sessions, tours, and networking opportunities focused on marketing, product…

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The 2018 Iowa harvest is posing many challenges. Higher than average harvest losses are likely due to excessive soybean shatter, flooded and wet field conditions, and lodged corn and beans.

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The 29th Annual Casey Tibbs Foundation Tribute Dinner is sold out for Nov. 3. The Tribute Dinner is an opportunity for friends and families in the ranching and rodeo communities to celebrate and honor the accomplishments of South Dakota cowboys, cowgirls, families and animals. This event is …

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The North Dakota State University Williston Research Extension Center (WREC), Montana State University Eastern Agricultural Research Center (EARC) and U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Northern Plains Agricultural Research Lab in Sidney, Mont., are partnering to showcase agricultural r…

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The Hitchcock-Tulare FFA Chapter welcomed Marie Robbins, South Dakota FFA state secretary, and Grady Gullickson, South Dakota FFA state treasurer, to Hitchcock-Tulare High School on Oct. 15. While at the school, Robbins and Gullickson presented workshops to agriculture education classes abou…

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USDA in conjunction with its Risk Management Agency recently unveiled the Dairy Revenue Protection (Dairy-RP) program in August of 2018, which is designed to insure against unexpected declines milk sales on a quarterly basis at a guaranteed coverage level. The revenue will be based upon futu…

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Farmers, ranchers and agricultural producers in South Dakota have new online options to access U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs. Through USDA’s new streamlined process producers can now register, track and manage their applications for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) and …

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Arden Hills, Minn. – If you’re a backyard flock raiser, you know the chicken math drill. You start with three hens and soon you have thirty. But, have you heard about the broiler edition of chicken math? Add up the right nutrition and management for broiler chickens to reach mature weight in…

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After high-school graduation, Paul Van Doren drove a 1974 Dodge Charger he purchased from his neighbor with a 400-cubic-inch V-8 engine from Virginia to Arizona and, years later while driving his Dodge back east, a truck struck his vehicle. “He nailed me in the door,” Van Doren said.

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According to the story told by Gary Kraisinger, author of two books on Western Trail history, a cattle herd coming up from Texas came to a large pond near Buffalo Park, Kan., and was met by a man charging five cents per head to cross. The trail boss paid the charge and continued on. Later th…

Farm Forum

Barley and dry edible beans don’t get as much attention as wheat and soybeans. But barley and dry beans are important in the Upper Midwest — and both crops appear to have come out just fine under the new U.S-Mexico-Canada Agreement, industry officials said.

Farm Forum

BROOKINGS — Although Palmer amaranth can be found in South Dakota, it is currently not wide spread. SDSU Extension staff say it may be possible to limit the scope and economic burden this weed could cause if South Dakota producers and agronomists are vigilant throughout harvest and into 2019…

Farm Forum

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) reminds farmers and their families that the Minnesota Farm and Rural Helpline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The service is free and confidential. The toll free number is (833) 600-2670.

Farm Forum

BROOKINGS — Producers and supporters of local foods are invited to register for the 2018 South Dakota Local Foods Conference (SDLFC) and Local Foods Showcase Social Event. This regional event will provide educational sessions, tours, and networking opportunities focused on marketing, product…

Farm Forum

The 29th Annual Casey Tibbs Foundation Tribute Dinner is sold out for Nov. 3. The Tribute Dinner is an opportunity for friends and families in the ranching and rodeo communities to celebrate and honor the accomplishments of South Dakota cowboys, cowgirls, families and animals. This event is …

Farm Forum

The North Dakota State University Williston Research Extension Center (WREC), Montana State University Eastern Agricultural Research Center (EARC) and U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Northern Plains Agricultural Research Lab in Sidney, Mont., are partnering to showcase agricultural r…

Farm Forum

The Hitchcock-Tulare FFA Chapter welcomed Marie Robbins, South Dakota FFA state secretary, and Grady Gullickson, South Dakota FFA state treasurer, to Hitchcock-Tulare High School on Oct. 15. While at the school, Robbins and Gullickson presented workshops to agriculture education classes abou…

Farm Forum

Farmers, ranchers and agricultural producers in South Dakota have new online options to access U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs. Through USDA’s new streamlined process producers can now register, track and manage their applications for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) and …

Farm Forum

The 2018 Iowa harvest is posing many challenges. Higher than average harvest losses are likely due to excessive soybean shatter, flooded and wet field conditions, and lodged corn and beans.

Farm Forum

Arden Hills, Minn. – If you’re a backyard flock raiser, you know the chicken math drill. You start with three hens and soon you have thirty. But, have you heard about the broiler edition of chicken math? Add up the right nutrition and management for broiler chickens to reach mature weight in…

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After high-school graduation, Paul Van Doren drove a 1974 Dodge Charger he purchased from his neighbor with a 400-cubic-inch V-8 engine from Virginia to Arizona and, years later while driving his Dodge back east, a truck struck his vehicle. “He nailed me in the door,” Van Doren said.

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In ancient Egypt, a rich man would not write his own letters but would travel with a scribe who wrote his letters for him. The scribe used a crude pen that had to be dipped in ink; he carried it on a stone with a slight hollow. As more learned to write, the ink holders became fancier, and ca…