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  • The Importance of a Healthy Agribiome In Focus on World Soil Day
    Celebrated in several countries on Dec. 5, World Soil Day raises awareness about the importance of soil preservation and stimulates discussion on effective crop practices. These discussions quickly become a call to action. Many producers are looking to decrease the damage caused by inefficient management practices and, subsequently, improve crop results through a balance in soil […]
  • Soy Growers Support Expanded Enlist Duo Registration
    The American Soybean Association filed comments with the Environmental Protection Agency supporting the addition of 19 states for Enlist Duo registration. The herbicide is already registered in 15 states. “ASA has provided comments on this registration previously and our position is unchanged: there is a critical need for new technology to address the problem of […]
  • USDA Partners with Farmers and Ranchers to Protect More Than 500,000 Acres of Working Grasslands
    Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Deputy Under Secretary Alexis Taylor today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will accept more than 504,000 acres that were offered by producers during the recent ranking period for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Grasslands enrollment. Through the voluntary CRP Grasslands program, grasslands threatened by development or conversion […]
  • The Changing Winds on Trade Deals – a South Dakota Perspective
    It’s not breaking news that the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal is pretty much toast as far as U.S. approval is concerned – following promises on the presidential campaign trail and the election of Donald Trump. That’s the message that National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Elect Craig Uden shared with producers cattle buyers at the […]
  • Biodiesel Leaders Take Jobs, Energy Security Message to D.C.
    Nearly three dozen biodiesel leaders from Kansas to Rhode Island took to the halls of Congress this week to champion America’s Advanced Biofuel. “We have a great message to share with our elected officials. Biodiesel is working today to support jobs, diversify our fuel options and support American energy security,” said National Biodiesel Board CEO, […]
  • Cattlemen Press for Updates and Expansion at State Lab in Brookings
    South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard was the keynote speaker for Wednesday’s luncheon at the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Convention and Trade Show in Watertown at the Ramkota and Events Center. Daugaard talked about the need to upgrade the Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory in Brookings. The question we asked the Governor – will there be money in […]
  • Wet Snow Greets Cattlemen in Watertown, CME Group Would Get Chilly Reception
    We’re broadcasting from the 68th Annual Convention and Trade Show of the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association at the Watertown Ramkota and Event Center. This morning’s agenda featured a very engaged panel meeting and question/answer session with producers about the cattle markets and the CME. We spoke with National Cattlemen’s Assocation President-Elect Craig Uden, A fourth-generation […]
  • Wheat Growers to Hold Maximizing ROI Workshops
    With many Dakota corn and soybean farmers reporting record yields this fall, Wheat Growers will hold a half-day producer workshop titled “Maximizing Return on Investment: Securing Yield Potential Throughout the Season.” USDA is predicting the largest corn yield to date with a projection of 175.3 bushels per acre, and an equally strong soybean yield of […]
  • Retail Food Prices Set For First Year Over Year Decline Since 1967
    Its no surprise that farmers across the U.S. have suffered through low prices over the past year, but those price declines are now flowing through to grocery store shelves.  Annemarie Kuhns, a food price analyst with USDA’s Economic research service says they are looking for 2016 grocery prices to fall year over year for the […]
  • Growing Leadership in the North Dakota Soybean Industry
    In 2017, the North Dakota Soybean Council will look for four soybean farmers to serve on the Board of Directors to represent different growers districts – District 2 – Ransom and Sargent Counties District 8 – Nelson Steele and Griggs Counties District 10 – Walsh, Pembina and Cavalier Counties District 12 – Southwestern North Dakota Next month […]

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