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Eureka Antique Tractor Pull (Bob’s Sled) Sept. 16 results

Brown County Old Time Tractor Puller's Association Puller, Year, Make, Model, Distance, Position 2,700-pound Class Paul Bremmon, 1942, Case, VAC, 91.70, 1 Connie Johnson, 1953, IHC, Sup C,...

19th Annual Dakota Feeder Calf Show set for Oct. 21

NDSU Extension Producers will have an opportunity to determine the value of their calves during the 19th annual Dakota Feeder Calf Show, which is set...

Sticky/sappy house plant

By David Graper SDSU Extension Horticulture Specialist Q Can you identify this plant? (See photo.) A This is the dwarf umbrella plant (Schefflera arboricola). The sticky/sappy stuff...

Understanding terms helps understand research results

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — A survey of more than 1,000 farmers showed that a large majority did not understand how to interpret research results and,...

Does dust really cause pneumonia in calves?

By Russ Daly Special to the Farm Forum As Extension Veterinarian, I get calls about interesting animal health situations that sometimes involve unusual situations in...

Enjoy more apples this season

By Julie Garden-Robinson NDSU Extension Service Food and Nutrition Specialist “We didn’t get any apples on our apple tree this year,” my 19-year old daughter lamented....

BeefTalk: Rain makes regrowth; put weight on cows now

By Kris Ringwall NDSU Extension Service Beef Specialist Commit this truism to memory: Feed is available for cattle. In fact, if we did not have cattle and...

National Farmers Union President joins advisory board of New Energy America

South Dakota Farmers Union HURON, S.D. — In a move to further Farmers Union's commitment to promoting American grown, renewable energy sources, National Farmers Union...

Fall grazing offers opportunities and challenges

NDSU Extension After a summer of drought in North Dakota, pastures have been used heavily and cattle producers are looking for forage options to get...

Fall lawn spraying for perennial broadleaf weed control

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — Fall is the time to control tough perennial broadleaf lawn weeds. "Fall works best for perennials as the herbicide moves better into...

Land O’Lakes, Inc. announces finalists for Drone Challenge

PRNewswire ARDEN HILLS, Minn. — Land O'Lakes, Inc. recently announced finalists for the Land O'Lakes Prize: Drone Challenge, a crowdsourced competition launched in February 2017...

Fall noxious weed control

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — Fall can be the best time for weed control with a caveat, explained Paul O. Johnson, SDSU Extension weed science coordinator. "If...

Price discovery in the premium era

By Miranda Reiman Certified Angus Beef LLC Cattle just aren’t traded the same today as they were decades ago. Chances are, the beef business isn’t going to...

Studies show crop residues provide a billion-dollar business opportunity

PRNewswire SAN DIEGO — Two new studies show that generating energy from ethanol industry byproducts can fuel a billion-dollar business opportunity for the farm economy....

FFA chapters receive $3,000 in grants for service learning projects

South Dakota FFA Foundation The FFA motto all members learn includes the words "living to serve," making service a core value taught to South Dakota's...

South Dakota forest officials re-examine verbal comment ban

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board in South Dakota is re-examining its move to ban public comments at...

NFU reinforces need for trade agenda reforms through NAFTA

National Farmers Union WASHINGTON – Ahead of a third round of renegotiation talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), National Farmers Union (NFU)...

AB InBev partners with agriculture technology firm Agrible

AgPR Champaign, Ill. — Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) and Agrible, Inc. recently announced a global partnership to improve barley production while minimizing environmental impact. The...

South Dakota Beef Industry Council meeting sets FY 2018 budget

South Dakota Beef Industry Council PIERRE — South Dakota Beef Industry Council (SDBIC) directors held their annual meeting in conjunction with the 51st annual BEEF...

I-9 Forms have changed for your employees as of Sept. 18

By Tracey Erickson SDSU Extension Dairy Field Specialist Recently the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services updated the I-9 Form, which is used to verify the identity...

Minerals board dismisses request

By Bob Mercer Farm Forum Correspondent PIERRE — State government’s Board of Minerals and Environment unanimously accepted findings of fact and conclusions of law on Sept....

Brand Board seeks legislative authority to charge higher fees

By Bob Mercer Farm Forum Correspondent PIERRE — State government’s Brand Board decided on Sept. 20 to ask permission from the Legislature to increase livestock brand...

Policy Pennings: Farm Bill discussions should address low farm prices

By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray Agricultural Policy Analysis Center Recently a friend of ours told us about the Farm Bill listening session...

Ageless Memories

By Alan Guebert Farm and Food File The early morning fog, like poet Carl Sandburg once noted, arrived on cat’s feet and remains, napping, on the...

The Planted Row: Headlines got you down? Look around

by Stan Wise Farm Forum Editor Some of the things I’ve seen in the news recently have me a bit discouraged. Sometimes it’s a good idea...

Frost likely to end September

By Ray Grabanski Special to the Farm Forum 09/19/17 — There's been a dramatic change in the weather forecast for the last week of September and...

Planning commission denies permit applications for Bath area hog operation

By Shannon Marvel [email protected] Two permit applications to expand a show pig operation near Bath were denied this week by the Brown County Planning Commission. Commissioners voted...

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,...
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