Thursday, January 18, 2018

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

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...

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....

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...

Limit feeding: A viable option to reduce winter hay needs for...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Number and size measures of U.S. farms: Some surprising, some not

by Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray Agricultural Policy Analysis Center As we begin a new year, we want to look at some of...

Ganje: More work necessary on underground trespass

by David Ganje Ganje Law Offices South Dakota courts have not to the date of this opinion piece adopted a definition, nor have the courts ruled...

The Planted Row: The Green Sheet relies on readers

by Stan Wise Farm Forum Editor For 52 years the Farm Forum has recorded agricultural life on the Northern Plains. With the help of our community,...

Farm and Food File: The anti-science of ‘sound science’

By Alan Guebert Farm and Food File For more than 20 years, farm and ranch groups, Congress, and Big Agbiz have used the phrase “sound science”...

Market analysis: South American weather

By Ray Grabanski Special to the Farm Forum 01/09/17 — This is the time of year where South American (SAM) weather is critically important for impacting...

2018 – Lunar epiphany

by Jane Green Special to the Farm Forum If that don’t take the cake! I finally figured something out that has been troubling me forever. And...

Tree Talk: New tree planting grant approved

By Natalie Euler Natural Resource Specialist, Northwest Area Conservation Districts The South Dakota State Conservation Commission recently approved $30,000 for a new Tree Planting Grant Project...

Nelson: Star Wars memories

by Jerry Nelson Special to the Farm Forum I recently took my best girl to this new “Star Wars” movie. The hero of the flick, a...

Farm Management Minute: Forgotten costs of production

By Lori Tonak Instructor, South Dakota Center for Farm/Ranch Management As we start into the new year, many agriculture producers are already calculating the break-evens they...

Excellence can cut costs

By Miranda Reiman Certified Angus Beef LLC Working as a waitress throughout high school, I hated the sight of an empty table. It meant one less...

Year of the coreopsis

By David Graper SDSU Extension Horticulture Specialist Reprinted from the National Garden Bureau - http://ngb.org In the language of flowers, coreopsis means “always cheerful,” and these delightful...

CDC has advised avoiding seven words in budget requests

by Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray Agricultural Policy Analysis Center As social scientists who treasure the concept of academic freedom, we were taken...

BeefTalk: Keeping more heifers turned out well

By Kris Ringwall NDSU Extension Service Beef Specialist How do you cut cow numbers in half and maintain the same number of cows calving? That seems like...

Be ready for extreme cold this winter

By Julie Garden-Robinson NDSU Extension Service Food and Nutrition Specialist Jake looked up at me with his dark brown eyes. He appeared kind of sad. He was...

Behind the static, 560-lb. weaning weights

By Justin Sexten Certified Angus Beef LLC It looks like weaning weights have gone pretty much nowhere for 15 years. That's according to a summary of...

Spotlight on Economics: Procuring a drone not for the faint of...

By Cheryl Wachenheim Professor, NDSU Agribusiness and Applied Economics Department “I sure hope I get a drone for Christmas,” my son said as though he simply...

Farm and Food File: Catcalls and house calls

By Alan Guebert Farm and Food File It’s entirely likely that I will anger people from Delaware to Montana any given week with nothing more than...

The Planted Row: A salute to American farmers

by Stan Wise Farm Forum Editor On Monday, the annual Rose Parade was held, and this year, thanks to South Dakota-based Ag PhD TV and Radio,...

Market Advisor: Happy 2018

By Ray Grabanski Special to the Farm Forum 01/02/18 — As we start a new year, it is always a good idea to look back on...

Bringing new cattle into the herd: Avoiding persistent but preventable diseases

By Russ Daly Special to the Farm Forum Purchasing new herd replacements such as bulls, heifers, or bred cows creates the opportunity to improve a...

What’s ahead for agriculture in 2018?

By Sara Wyant Special to the Farm Forum If you thought 2017 was a big year for news and controversies streaming out of Washington, hang on...

Nelson: A year-end review

by Jerry Nelson Special to the Farm Forum The wall calendar next to my desk has become outdated, so I replaced it with a monthly timetable...

Keeping pre-weaned dairy calves healthy and growing in cold weather

Tracey Erickson SDSU Extension Dairy Field Specialist The most critical and most expensive period of calf growth in raising dairy calves is the pre-weaning period. During...

Year of the Calibrachoa

By David Graper SDSU Extension Horticulture Specialist Reprinted from the National Garden Bureau - http://ngb.org Few types of plants have seen the rise to stardom that the...

New long-term study shows more benefits of family mealtimes

By Julie Garden-Robinson NDSU Extension Service Food and Nutrition Specialist One morning as I was brushing my teeth, I heard a snippet on a national news...

BeefTalk: Rolling out hay is rolling out dollars

By Kris Ringwall NDSU Extension Service Beef Specialist As the year ends, reflecting on the past year is good. The obvious point this year is the lack...

To roll or not to roll: That is the question?

By Chanda Engel Cow Calf Field Specialist, SDSU Watertown Regional Extension Center Every year beef producers ask, “Do I need to dry roll or grind my...

Market advisor: Happy New Year

By Ray Grabanski Special to the Farm Forum 12/26/17 — This is the last column of 2017, and then we are onto the new year, 2018,...

The Planted Row: Make sure the policy makers get it right

By Stan Wise Farm Forum Editor It has been, to say the very least, an interesting year. We seem to have entered a “post-fact” world, a phrase...

Farm and Food File: Howard’s priceless gift of simple giving

By Alan Guebert Farm and Food File This Christmas column, first published in 1994, remains the most-requested column I’ve ever written. Maybe that’s because its lesson...

Edible Ornamentals and Ornamental Edibles

By Joshua Goeden SDSU student in Herbaceous Plants class, Fall 2017 On the flip side of the ornamental garden is the vegetable garden. Normally, the plants...

BeefTalk: Will the hay inventory feed the cows?

By Kris Ringwall NDSU Extension Service Beef Specialist Cow herd inventory is the working asset for beef producers, and maintaining that inventory is an important component...

Nelson: Cabin Fever

by Jerry Nelson Special to the Farm Forum This can be a dangerous time of the year, and not just because of the hazards regarding leftover...

Try this 5-step strategy for health goal setting

By Julie Garden-Robinson NDSU Extension Service Food and Nutrition Specialist As we wind down another year, many of us are thinking about what 2018 will bring. Maybe...

The Planted Row: Holiday traditions have agricultural roots

by Stan Wise Farm Forum Editor Faithful readers of this column will know that I’m a fan of history. Perhaps it’s merely an extension of my...

Farm and Food File: Grandmother’s quilt, Grandfather’s ghost

By Alan Guebert Farm and Food File A slightly frayed, white and peach-trimmed quilt now lays unfolded on one of our spare beds. Twenty-nine of its...

Christmas wishes

By Ray Grabanski Special to the Farm Forum 12/19/17 — It's the Christmas Season, and on that blessed holiday comes a time when we can reflect...

Is the tax package a good deal or a raw deal...

By Sara Wyant Special to the Farm Forum By now, you’ve probably seen several media headlines about the huge package of tax changes that the...

Tax cuts ‘give.’ Pay-as-you-go takes it away?

by Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray Agricultural Policy Analysis Center Both the House of Representatives and the Senate have passed their versions of...
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