Thursday, January 18, 2018

South Dakota 4-H members participate in Western National Roundup

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS, S.D. - Twenty-one South Dakota 4-H members represented the state, competing along with more than 1000 youth from more than 33 states...

FFA members return from educational, cultural experience in South Africa

National FFA Organization INDIANAPOLIS – During the past two weeks, 74 FFA members visited South Africa for a 12-day educational and cultural experience. Members participated in...

Court documents: Imported beef likely being mislabeled as product of USA

R-CALF USA BILLINGS, Mont. – In court documents filed on Jan. 12, ranch groups R-CALF USA and the Cattle Producers of Washington (CPoW) reinforced their...

Corn revenue falls short of cost for third year in a row

by Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray Agricultural Policy Analysis Center As a new year begins, we are going to take the time to...

State: Driver intentionally dumped contaminated dirt near oil leak site

By Shannon Marvel [email protected] Officials believe a semi driver hauling hazardous material to and from the Keystone Pipeline leak site purposely dumped soil contaminated with crude...

Farm and Food File: Mojo working

By Alan Guebert Farm and Food File The knuckle-cracking cold that accompanied most of the country out of 2017 also followed most of us into 2018....

Ag Events Calendar

Jan. 17, Tappen, N.D.: NDSU lambing workshop, 10 a.m., at Tappen Community Hall, 701-231-2222, [email protected] Jan. 17, Watertown: South Dakota Soil Health Coalition annual meeting,...

USDA report realigns the stars

By Ray Grabanski Special to the Farm Forum 01/16/17 — It's been a fairly uneventful time in the grain markets recently, with soybeans drifting a bit...

The Planted Row: The packers get a reprieve

by Stan Wise Farm Forum Editor Farm work is often thankless work, and so much is on the line if it doesn’t get done.  So, when the...

Student seeks SD ag producer input for survey

by Danika Gordon Sturgis Brown High School South Dakota ag producers where do you prefer to get your agricultural news? That's the question an FFA student...

Farmers: Keep ag safety nets, research, education in Farm Bill

By Trey Mewes The Free Press, Mankato, Minn. McClatchy-Tribune Information Services MANKATO, Minn. — Agricultural specialists say the 2018 Farm Bill needs to keep so-called...

Ag Business Briefs

Early bird registration deadline approaching for Agricultural Outlook Forum WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture reminds those interested in attending this year’s Agricultural Outlook Forum...

Farmers: Keep ag safety nets, research, education in Farm Bill

By Trey Mewes The Free Press, Mankato, Minn. McClatchy-Tribune Information Services MANKATO, Minn. — Agricultural specialists say the 2018 Farm Bill needs to keep so-called safety net...

Second lawsuit against poultry giants alleges chicken price-fixing conspiracy

By Ally Marotti Chicago Tribune Knight Ridder/Tribune A second lawsuit has been filed against some of the nation's largest poultry producers, alleging they have conspired to fix...

Pesticide applicator training offered in Nebraska

Rapid City Journal Nebraska Extension will be offering training throughout western Nebraska, from January through April, for licensed pesticide applicators seeking first-time certification or recertification...

SDSU develops online resource to connect custom feeding partners

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — Custom cattle feeding can be a win-win strategy when done correctly. "Feeding someone else's cattle provides a method to market feedstuffs without...

At 108, Norway’s oldest living man was born in North Dakota

By Kraig Odden Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. McClatchy-Tribune Information Services ROVERUD, Norway — George Melford Nygaard, 108, was born in 1910 — just after Ford's Model...

SDSU Extension hosts Soil Health Event in Mitchell February 15

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — The agronomist to the 2016 recipients of the Leopold Award for Conservation is among the line-up of speakers featured during the...

2018 SDSU Extension Pest Management Guides now available

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — SDSU Extension has released the 2018 Pest Management Guides. The four guides are now available online at no cost to South...

4-H News

Westside Ranchers The Westside Ranchers met on Oct. 15 at the Aberdeen Rural Hall. The club had a potluck to celebrate the installment of the...

USDA to gauge financial well-being of farmers and ranchers

U.S. Department of Agriculture SIOUX FALLS – In late December, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) began gathering information about farm...

Applications available for the 2018 America’s Pig Farmer of the Year Award

National Pork Board DES MOINES, Iowa – The National Pork Board is seeking the next America’s Pig Farmer of the Year, with applications now open...

Limit feeding: A viable option to reduce winter hay needs for the cow herd

By Chanda Engel SDSU Cow-Calf Field Specialist Watertown Regional Center Limit feeding diets high in concentrate, or by-product feeds, can be an effective strategy to reduce the...

Farmer workshop to reveal latest consumer trust research

South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council SIOUX FALLS – The South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council (SDSRPC) invites South Dakota farmers to a...

Jay Kelley named new Beck Ag president and investor

Beck Ag WAYNE, Neb. – Beck Ag, Inc., has named Jay Kelley as its new president. Kelley has also assumed an equity position in Beck...

Syngenta and university researcher offer strategies for managing resistant weeds

Syngenta GREENSBORO, N.C. – In the battle against herbicide-resistant weeds, university and industry research has cast doubt on common assumptions and is rewriting some of...

Global challenge calls on youth to tackle food security

PRNewswire AMSTERDAM — Thought for Food, a organisation dedicated to engaging and empowering the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs in food and agriculture, recently...

GROWMARK announces nationwide agriculture scholarship program

AgPR BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The GROWMARK Foundation is once again offering a $1,500 scholarship program for students in the United States and Ontario, Canada, pursing...

More than 130 premier bison to be auctioned at stock show

National Bison Association DENVER, Colo. — Bison producers looking to build their herds-and prospective producers interested in entering the growing business-will have an opportunity to...

SD farmers plant fewest acres to winter wheat in 45 years

Stephen Lee Capital Journal South Dakota farmers planted only 850,000 acres of winter wheat this past fall for harvest in the summer of 2018, the fewest...

Deadline approaching for Memorial Quarter Horse Award

by Candy DenOuden Rapid City Journal The deadline to apply for the 2018 Lloyd W. Rypkema Memorial Quarter Horse Award is fast approaching. Each year, a registered...

SD Farm Bureau member finishes third at national competition

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Nelson: Ice fishing

by Jerry Nelson Special to the Farm Forum The Arctic cold that has been punishing our region has claimed a victim. One morning last week, I...

Minnesota Native American tribe seeks farm bill funding

Associated Press PRIOR LAKE, Minn. — Minnesota Native American leaders are part of an initiative to bring more farm bill funding to Indian Country. More than...

Variety is the spice of life

by Jane Green Special to the Farm Forum South Dakota has always been known as the Land of Infinite Variety. And the old saying relates that...

Electronic logging mandate frustrates area truckers

By Victoria Lusk [email protected] A new regulation that mandates the use of electronic logging devices that automatically record driving time went into effect for most in...

SDSU Extension provides easy-to-use tool to help producers

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — SDSU Extension developed the Livestock Decision Aid tool to help livestock producers make management decisions faster and more accurately. "Tight margins in...

South Dakota Corn Growers meeting to cover hot topics

South Dakota Corn Growers Association SIOUX FALLS – Speakers will share their expertise about grain marketing, taxes, ethanol and exports at the 32nd annual meeting...

Bringing new cattle into the herd: How to avoid diseases

By Russ Daly Special to the Farm Forum In recent columns, I’ve discussed diseases such as red nose, Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD), and anaplasmosis, that...

Year of the beet

By David Graper SDSU Extension Horticulture Specialist Reprinted from https://ngb.org/year-of-the-beet/ From its humble beginnings around the Mediterranean, the table beet (beta vulgaris) has spread to all continents...

Angus Foundation Heifer and Featured Packages raise $278,000

By Rachel Robinson Association Communications Since 1980, the Angus Foundation has sold high-end heifers in the Heifer Package to generate funds for Angus youth, education and...

VanderWal re-elected vice president of American Farm Bureau Federation

South Dakota Farm Bureau Delegates to the American Farm Bureau Federation's (AFBF) 2018 Annual Convention re-elected Zippy Duvall of Georgia as president and South Dakota...

Judge rejects change to Minnesota’s wild rice water standard

By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An administrative law judge has rejected an attempt by regulators to change Minnesota's water quality standard for...

SDSU College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences at Black Hills Stock Show

SDSU College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences RAPID CITY — The SDSU College of Agriculture & Biological Sciences will host a booth at the Black...

Do big yields mean big money?

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — Do you believe the highest yields return the greatest profit? Are you managing for maximum yields? Do you attempt to manage...

South Dakota farm family enjoys 4-H tradition together

By Lura Roti SDSU Extension/iGrow.org World Dairy Expo 1985 opened Mike Frey's mind up to the dairy industry beyond South Dakota's borders. A 14-year-old member of...

BeefTalk: Shop around, cattle eat more than hay

By Kris Ringwall NDSU Extension Service Beef Specialist Managing feed resources is the biggest challenge when winter weather changes daily, and so do cattle feed needs. This...

10 tips to help pare off some pounds

By Julie Garden-Robinson NDSU Extension Service Food and Nutrition Specialist “I might eat the napkin, too,” my husband said as he squeezed a packet of hot...

Summit to focus on farm economics, stress

NDSU Extension Farm and ranch families and the professionals who support them will learn more about the current farm economy, farm management options, and ways...

Spring is the best time to scout for wheat streak mosaic virus

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — Due to wheat streak mosaic disease showing up in wheat fields across South Dakota in 2017, many wheat growers wonder if...
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