Ag Business Briefs

Public comment sought on monarch butterfly conservation plan LANSING, Mich. — Public comment is being sought on a draft of a conservation plan expected to...

SDSU Extension hosts 2018 Nitrate Quick Test Training

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — SDSU Extension will be hosting Nitrate Quick Test Recertification and New Certification Training throughout June. "To ensure the safety of forages, nitrate...

Farmers Union urges immediate action on E15 waiver

National Farmers Union WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) delay in allowing year-round use of E15 gasoline threatens harm to markets for family...

State Fair Centennial Stage seeks South Dakota talent

South Dakota Department of Agriculture The South Dakota State Fair and entertainer Sherwin Linton are in search of guest entertainers for one of Linton’s fifteen...

US-China trade spat now ‘on hold’ – what’s next?

By Sara Wyant Special to the Farm Forum Since March, we’ve been watching a potential high-stakes trade war building between the US and China – first...

Perdue appoints ND producer to FCIC Board of Directors

U.S. Department of Agriculture WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue appointed Michael Clemens of Wimbledon, N.D., to the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC)...

Ag Events Calendar

May 18, Pierre: Land and water rights seminar, 1-4 p.m., at amphitheater 1, Ramkota Inn, 920 W. Sioux Ave., 605-224-7301. May 19, Enderlin, N.D.: Dakota...

Horse trainer passionate about veterans’ issues

By Cuyler Meade [email protected] Tony Jones is back. And he’s not satisfied. The 56-year-old Ft. Pierre native made national headlines a couple years ago when he rode from...

USDA to ask about 2018 crops, stocks, inventories and values

U.S. Department of Agriculture SIOUX FALLS – During the next few weeks, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct two major inquiries, contacting nearly...

Crop Progress and Pasture Conditions

U.S. Department of Agriculture South Dakota SIOUX FALLS – For the week ending May 20, 2018, there were 5.1 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the...

A weekend at the races

By Robb Garofalo and Cuyler Meade [email protected] [email protected] Editor's note: The following is our coverage of 2018's first weekend of Pari-Mutuel Horse Racing in Aberdeen, which took...

#EveryFieldEveryTime

By Mike Jaspers South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture Technology is changing the way farmers manage their operations. This is particularly apparent to anyone who’s stuck their...

Applications open for 2018 Dairy Accelerator Program

PRNewswire ARDEN HILLS, Minn. — Land O'Lakes, Inc. is now accepting applications for the second year of its Dairy Accelerator program, which launched in 2017...

SDSU Extension teams up with SD Wheat Inc. for 2018 Wheat Walks

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — SDSU Extension is collaborating with South Dakota Wheat, Inc. to organize the 2018 annual Wheat Walks in Milesville, Sturgis, Mt. Vernon...

Stocking rate reductions may be needed

NDSU Extension As a result of the 2017 drought and drought conditions lingering into this year, many North Dakota producers likely will see a reduction...

Bulls may fail breeding soundness exams

NDSU Extension Some cattle producers may be frustrated with breeding soundness exams in bulls this spring. “Normally, warmer spring temperatures increase the pass rate of bull...

Soil Health Road Show scheduled for June 12-13

South Dakota Soil Health Coalition Pierre, S.D. — A Soil Health Road Show has been scheduled for June 12-13, with events being held in four...

The Cattlemen’s Black Book

American Angus Association For years, Angus producers from across the country have kept herd records using the pocket-sized Angus black books. Stacks of the books,...

Jerry Nelson: The wedding

by Jerry Nelson Special to the Farm Forum Our long national nightmare has finally ended; we can all heave a collective sigh of relief. A sigh...

Bovine trichomoniasis found in Oglala Lakota County herds

South Dakota Animal Industry Board PIERRE — For the first time since 2016, bovine trichomoniasis (trich) has been detected in South Dakota cattle herds. Bulls...

Health papers serve a purpose

By Russ Daly Special to the Farm Forum Earlier this spring I wrote about the equine herpesvirus illnesses occurring in horses on the east coast...

America’s most weeded – dandelion

By David Graper SDSU Extension Horticulture Specialist Dandelions (Taraxacum officinale) are probably one of the most noticeable and common lawn and field weeds of all. Just...

Other Voices: Will heavy runoff contribute to flooding?

Madison Daily Leader We find ourselves thinking more about weather in Montana than we used to. Extreme water levels on the Missouri River in the last...

Other Voices: FDA info should be on fast track

Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan One of the essential components of our agricultural economy is maintaining consumer faith in the food that our farmers produce. With...

Other Voices: US shouldn’t wage a two-front trade war

Minneapolis Star Tribune President Donald Trump has embarked on a dangerous, high-risk strategy that is jeopardizing U.S. trade relations around the world, and there is...

Interior secretary will visit Roosevelt National Park … in SD?

The secretary of the U.S. Department of Interior has plans to visit Theodore Roosevelt National Park in ... South Dakota? At least that's what a...

Other Voices: Another question to think about in regard to treating Pierre’s water

Capital Journal Those of us who live in Pierre are well acquainted with the city's less-than-pleasant tap water situation. Indeed, there are more than a few...

Other Voices: Farm bill should help both the poor and farmers

Minneapolis Star Tribune Farmers and low-income Minnesotans have a common bond — their fates rest, in part, on a federal farm bill that delivers nutritional...

Natural Abundance celebrates 40th anniversary

By Victoria Lusk [email protected] The road to 40 hasn’t always been easy for Natural Abundance Food Cooperative in Aberdeen. After opening a brick-and-mortar store in 1978 at...

2018 Eastern South Dakota grasshopper forecast

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — The 2018 cool wet spring may lead to reduced grasshopper populations, compared to 2017 says SDSU Extension entomology team. "During 2017, many...

May is National Bike Month

By Julie Garden-Robinson NDSU Extension Food and Nutrition Specialist “Use your gears,” my husband called back over his shoulder. That’s easy for him to say, I thought...

Conservative revolt over immigration sinks House farm bill

By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In an embarrassment for House Republican leaders, conservatives on May 18 scuttled a bill that combines stricter work...

NDSU Crop Management Field School set for June 14

NDSU Extension North Dakota State University Extension’s annual crop management field school will be offered Thursday, June 14, starting at 9 a.m. at the Carrington...

Lake Hiddenwood drains after heavy rain washes out dam

By Shannon Marvel and Megan Rosendahl [email protected] and [email protected] Heavy rain in Walworth County Thursday night washed out the dam at Lake Hiddenwood State Park near...

BeefTalk: Future of beef revisited

By Kris Ringwall NDSU Extension Beef Specialist More than a decade ago (fall of 2006), the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association published a discussion focused on...

10th Annual Grassfed Exchange Conference coming June 20-22

By Pete Bauman SDSU Extension Range Field Specialist The South Dakota Grassland Coalition and SDSU Extension are hosting the Grassfed Exchange and the 10th Annual Grassfed...

Summer season kicks off with warmer weather

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — After a near-record cold April, May is off to a warmer than average start across much of South Dakota. "It appears as...

Secretary Perdue applauds red tape reduction for farmers

U.S. Department of Agriculture Washington, D.C. – On May 17, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue applauded the removal of a burdensome regulation that has...

SDSU Extension will host cattle AI schools in Philip and Mitchell

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — SDSU Extension will host two AI Schools in South Dakota. The three-day artificial insemination (AI) schools will be held June 13,...

The year of the hay

by Alvaro Garcia SDSU Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Program Director and Professor Three countries lead the world in fluid milk production: India, the U.S. and...

Camps emphasize cooperating for a brighter tomorrow

South Dakota Farmers Union HURON, S.D. — As South Dakota Farmers Union (SDFU) enters its 84th camping season its focus remains the same. Priority is...

South Dakota Women in Agriculture host Road Scholars

South Dakota Women in Agriculture For a second year the South Dakota Women in Agriculture group is hosting Road Scholars at K Bar S Resort...

Spring rains and grass production status could be misleading for livestock producers

Natural Resources Conservation Service Huron, S.D. – Looking across South Dakota’s working agricultural lands this spring, one will find an array of activity. Planters, drills,...

Online registration for June 27 Livestock Environmental Training Workshop is now active

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — The online registration for the June 27 Livestock Environmental Training Workshop hosted by SDSU Extension in Huron is now active. To register,...

Licensing agreement reached on next-gen corn insect control

Monsanto Company ST. LOUIS & WILMINGTON, Del. — Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, and Monsanto Company announced on May 16 the completion of a...

Loutsch selected as Milbank FFA Chapter president

Milbank FFA Chapter Nathan Loutsch has been selected as the 2018-2019 Milbank FFA chapter president at the Annual FFA Member-Parent Banquet on May 7. The...

USDA invests $5.9 million in South Dakota rural community facility improvements

U.S. Department of Agriculture HURON, S.D. – USDA Rural Development South Dakota State Director Julie Gross highlighted today that more than $5.9 million in Community...

Spink Colony showcases newly opened Kasemeister Creamery

South Dakota Farm Families FRANKFORT, S.D. — Spink Colony is celebrating the opening of Käsemeister Creamery with an Open House on June 1 from 11...

SDSU Extension Master Gardener sign up deadline extended to May 25

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — Before she became an SDSU Extension master gardener, Arlene Brandt-Jenson's modest flower garden served to beautify her home's landscaping. Today, her...

Three Power to Do More contest winners announced

DowDuPont INDIANAPOLIS — Thousands of online votes were cast, and three farmers are named winners of the Power to Do more contest. Out of 10...
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