Agtegra Cooperative to provide aerial application service in Mitchell

Agtegra Cooperative Agtegra Cooperative has finalized arrangements to provide aerial application services out of the Mitchell Airport. Agtegra recently hired both a pilot and a loader...

Uncertainty for summer climate outlook

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) climate outlook for July through September, released June 21, 2018, shows a lot of uncertainty...

Sen. Thune talks 2018 Farm Bill

By Bob Mercer State Capitol Bureau U.S. Sen. John Thune is one of 21 members of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. The Republican...

Dickinson Research Extension Center Field Day set for July 11

NDSU Extension Pest management in alfalfa and peas will be among the topics presented during the annual summer field day July 11 at North Dakota...

Central Grasslands Center field day set for July 9

NDSU Extension The results of grazing and forage studies, and a new study on cow and bee movement patterns are among the topics for the...

MARL board adds several new directors

Minnesota Agriculture and Rural Leadership Marshall, Minn. — The Minnesota Agriculture and Rural Leadership (MARL) Board of Directors has added several new members following that...

North Dakota pastureland values up 7 percent

NDSU Extension North Dakota pastureland values are up approximately 7 percent, and rents are up nearly 2 percent based on the 2018 County Rents and...

Boadwine Dairy open house displays development of homestead farm

South Dakota Farm Families BALTIC, SD — Boadwine Farms invites the public to their dairy near Baltic, on June 30 from 10 a.m. to 2...

Weeds: If you can’t beat them, can you eat them?

By Julie Garden-Robinson NDSU Extension Service Food and Nutrition Specialist My flowers and vegetables are growing nicely with the regular rain. The weeds are doing well, too,...
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Video: Taking the reins at the Brown County 4-H Horse Show

Cassandra Townsend, 17, explains why she likes riding horses during the Brown County 4-H Horse Show, which took place June 20 at Akkerman Arena...

Brown County Farm Safety Camp set for July 10

Brown County Farmers Union Brown County Farmers Union is partnering with local cooperatives and businesses to host the 2018 Brown County Farmers Union and Farm...

All American Saddle Club June 17 horse show results

All American Saddle Club The All American Saddle Club horse show on June 17 in Webster, S.D., was judged by Tammy Gorder of Webster. The...

2018 Brown County 4-H Horse Show results

Brown County 4-H Exhibitor, Class Ribbon, Class Awards Beginner Western Showmanship Rayven Dutenhoffer, Red Kylie Johannsen, Red Emily Malsam, Purple, Reserve Champion Hailey Pauli, Blue Riley Zoellner, Blue Walker Zoellner, Purple, Grand...

2,400-head hog operation proposed in Day County

Staff reports Duerre Swine wants to build a 2,400-hog confinement operation in Day County. It would be approximately 2 miles west of Lily, according to a...

BeefTalk: Future of beef revisited – global competitiveness

By Kris Ringwall NDSU Extension Beef Specialist The expression “the world is your oyster” aptly applies to beef production. If one only sits in a shell and...

BEEF declared official protein of Sanford International PGA Tour of Champions event

South Dakota Beef Industry Council PIERRE, S.D. — Summer grilling continues to drive beef demand as consumers enjoy the powerful experiential qualities of beef. It's...

House says yes to 2018 Farm Bill, Senate vote next

By Bob Mercer Farm Forum Correspondent The U.S. House of Representatives needed a second chance on June 21 to pass its version of the 2018 Farm...

South Dakota Fire Departments awarded almost $250,000 in grant funding

South Dakota Department of Agriculture RAPID CITY — The South Dakota Department of Agriculture's Wildland Fire Division has awarded almost $250,000 in grant funds to...

SD Stockgrowers to host meetings and street dance June 30

South Dakota Stockgrowers Association South Dakota Stockgrowers Association, in partnership with Moe's Bar and Grill, will host a street dance featuring the band Badger Horse...

GOP senator defends EPA chief, calls ethics allegations lies

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER Associated Press WASHINGTON — A Republican senator who had expressed concerns about Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt mounted an outspoken defense...

American Soybean Association seeking applicants for the 2018-19 Young Leader Program

American Soybean Association ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The American Soybean Association (ASA) and Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont are seeking applicants for the 2018-19...

Today’s agriculture faces a multitude of financial risks

by Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray Agricultural Policy Analysis Center Every year, farming has its risks but following five years of a steady...

Fruit project featured at Carrington Center Field Day

NDSU Extension The Northern Hardy Fruit Evaluation Project will be the focus for one of four tours offered during the North Dakota State University Carrington...

2018 North Dakota 4-H Meat Judging Contest Winners announced

NDSU Extension Kidder, Ward and Stark/Billings County teams took top honors in the State 4-H Meat Judging Contest held recently in the meat laboratory at...

MN Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program joins Field to Market sustainability efforts

Minnesota Department of Agriculture St. Paul, Minn. — On June 20, the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program (MAWQCP) announced that it has joined Field...

MDA announces Noxious Weed and Invasive Plant Grant awardees

Minnesota Department of Agriculture ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is awarding a new grant program aimed at combatting noxious weeds...

Landowner’s Grassland Planting and Management School – July 25-27 in Watertown

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — Recognizing the need to help landowners and managers better understand the art and science of grassland establishment, SDSU Extension partnered with...

Lardy named NDSU Extension interim director

NDSU Extension Greg Lardy will serve as North Dakota State University Extension’s interim director. Ken Grafton, vice president for Agricultural Affairs; North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station...

North Dakota woman wins national scholarship

Women Involved in Farm Economics Billie Jo Lentz of Rolla, N.D., is one of three young women to receive a national Sheila Massey/Marilyn Spicher Memorial...

Farm and Food File: When Trump starts tweeting, Sonny starts packing

By Alan Guebert Farm and Food File Prince Edward Island, caressed in eastern Canada’s provincial arms of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, is a lovely place...

Meat 2.0? Clean meat? Spat shows the power of food wording

By CANDICE CHOI AP Food Industry Writer NEW YORK — If meat is grown in a lab without slaughtering animals, what should it be called? That...

BQA Transportation Certification to be held in Mitchell July 20

SDSU Extension BROOKINGS — SDSU Extension will host a Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) and Beef Quality Assurance Transportation (BQAT) Certification in Mitchell at Mitchell Technical...

ASA now seeking nominations for Annual Soy Recognition Awards

American Soybean Association ST. LOUIS, MO — The American Soybean Association (ASA) wants to recognize exceptional soy volunteers and leaders—and we need your help. During...

President of SD Cattlemen’s Association reflects on 4-H experience

By Lura Roti SDSU Extension Nausea used to overcome Mud Butte rancher Larry Stomprud when he needed to lead a meeting, speak before a group or...

Six factors to drive dairy profitability

By Mike Lormore Zoetis Zoetis and Compeer Financial's analysis of 11 years of herd data from 489 year-end financial and production record summaries identified six key...

Bowdle is home to new Agtegra innovation center

Agtegra has added a new innovation center to its lineup. The new center is at the Bowdle Agronomy location in Edmunds County, and will...

Foster: Understanding the new estate tax laws

by Dennis Foster Special to the Farm Forum This month we will delve into the current tax laws. Specifically, the estate and gift tax portion. I...

New volunteer program aims to clean up the state’s waterways

By Andrew Johnson [email protected] The Game, Fish and Parks Department is hoping a new program will help keep lakes and rivers free of litter in an...

Photos: Horsemanship, riding on display at Brown County 4-H Horse Show

See what took place Wednesday, June 20, at the Brown County 4-H Horse Show. Results will be posted when they become available. Cassandra Townsend, one...

Farm and Food File: On the road: Ireland’s farms, food, and future

By Alan Guebert Farm and Food File Dublin, even in June sunshine, can’t entirely shake its smoky, troubled past. Bullet holes the size of grapes still...

Ag Events Calendar

June 20-22, Rapid City: Grassfed Exchange National Conference, at Ramkota Hotel and Convention Center, 605-882-5140 or [email protected] June 23, Sioux Falls: South Dakota Cattlemen’s Foundation...

Free fall

by Ray Grabanski Special to the Farm Forum 6/19/18 — Grain prices are in a free fall, dropping in three weeks much more than the gains...

The Planted Row: Closing the cultural divide

by Stan Wise Farm Forum Editor I’m starting this column by stating upfront that I hope my sister never reads it. If she does, I don’t...

Waubay cowboy gearing up mentally

By Shawn Werre [email protected] Seth Gaikowski’s first year competing in junior high school rodeo has been one to remember. Gaikowski of Waubay recently qualified for the National...

Highmore roper prepared for big run

By Jacque Niles [email protected] Tate Hoffman is a good roper. Dale Lee Forman is a fast runner. So it’s only fitting that the two paired up...

Unusual wind storm cuts off soybean plants, forcing some farmers to replant

By Shannon Marvel [email protected] High and dry winds devastated part of the soybean crop in north-central South Dakota, forcing some producers to replant. The storm hit Walworth,...

Farm family moves on after two barn fires in six months

By Erin Adler Star Tribune (Minneapolis) McClatchy-Tribune Information Services The fire that burned a decades-old barn to the ground on May 24 left the Fox family —...

ASA: Soy growers in middle of tariff feud with China stand to suffer most

American Soybean Association Washington, D.C. — America’s soy growers are lined up even more precisely in the crosshairs of President Trump’s contentious tariff confrontation with...

NDSU professor receives International Potato Award

NDSU Extension Gary Secor, a professor in North Dakota State University’s Plant Pathology Department, is one of three scientists worldwide to receive the 2018 Industry...

MDA awards value added grants

Minnesota Department of Agriculture ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has awarded Value Added Grant funding to sixteen Minnesota agricultural producers...
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