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  • Crunching the Numbers with Syngenta Experts on Potential 2017 Soy Planting Surge
    What do you have more of on the farm? Tractors….or computers….or computers inside your tractors? At Commodity Classic in San Antonio, we visited with Aaron Deardorff, the Head of Digital Solutions in North America for Syngenta. We talked about new horizons in farm management software, and areas where Syngenta can help empower growers with data […]
  • NDFU Urges Enforcement of Rules to Protect Farmers under Contract
    North Dakota Farmers Union has urged the United States Department of Agriculture to finalize rules that will protect family farmers and ranchers against anti-competitive and unfair conditions in heavily concentrated ag markets by implementing Farmer Fair Practices Rules. “These rules will level the playing field between companies and families who raise livestock under contract,” said […]
  • Cold, Wet Soils will Require Patience with Planting This Spring – Audio Advice
    We visited with Bayer Regional Seed Agronomist Leslie Lloyd to discuss Planting Preparations for the 2017 season. His advice — good seed to soil contact, due diligence on planting depth, and patience. Take a Listen — Planting Tips from Bayer Share
  • Biotech Guru Shares Thoughts and Takes Questions from Growers at the International Sugarbeet Institute – AUDIO
    Leaders in the sugarbeet industry are gathered again today at the FargoDome for the final day of the 55th annual International Sugarbeet Institute. Recently in San Antonio at Commodity Classic, Robert Fraley, executive vice president and chief technology officer at Monsanto, held a press conference with Adrian Percy, who heads up technology for Bayer Cropscience. […]
  • Senate Confirmation Hearing Starts Today For Sonny Perdue
    The last member nominated to fill the Cabinet of President Donald trump will go before the Senate Ag Committee today.  Former Georgia Governor and nominee to becoming US Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is scheduled to begin is long awaited questioning at 9 am central time Thursday.  Perdue will be introduced by his cousin and fellow […]
  • US Farmers Receiving Less Of Each Dollar Spent On Food
    A study released late last week by USDA’s Economic Research Service shows that for the fourth year in a row, US Farmers received less of each dollar spent on domestically produced foods.  Those include foods purchased at grocery stores and grown in the US as well as those purchased at restaurants, coffee shops, and other […]
  • ASA DuPont Young Leaders Explore Issues, Marketing During Training
    The 33rd class of American Soybean Association (ASA) DuPont Young Leaders completed their training, Feb. 28 – March 3, 2017 in conjunction with the annual Commodity Classic Convention and Trade Show in San Antonio, Texas.  “For more than 30 years, the ASA DuPont Young Leader program has identified new and emerging leaders for the soybean […]
  • Wheat Growers CEO Dale Locken to Retire
    Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dale Locken today announced that he plans to retire from Wheat Growers. Locken has served almost 15 years as CEO of Wheat Growers – one of the largest farmer-owned cooperatives in the country. On August 1, he will be succeeded by Chris Pearson, 42, Wheat Growers’ current Chief Operating Officer. “Since […]
  • China Bans Brazilian Beef In Wake of JBS, Meatpacking Scandal
    In the wake of news last week that Brazilian authorities had raided JBS and other large meat packers on charges of government bribery and sale of adulterated meat product, China’s Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine has announced that all clearance of Brazilian meat products will be put on hold.  The declaration includes product […]
  • South Dakota State Animal Health Lab Bill Signed
    Dennis Daugaard signed Senate Bill 172 this morning to fund an upgrade and expansion to the state animal disease research and diagnostic laboratory, located on the campus of South Dakota State University. The facility serves as the state animal health laboratory. “Upgrading our state animal health lab is long overdue,” Gov. Daugaard said. “I’m pleased […]

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  • A Chance to be South Dakota's Capital for a Day
    In the 1990s, Gov.
  • National Work Zone Awareness Week April 3-7
    National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 3-7, and the South Dakota Department of Transportation is teaming up with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and state transportation departments across the country to remind motorists to drive safely through work zones.
  • S.D. Cattle on Feed Down 7 Percent from 2016
    South Dakota feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 250,000 cattle on feed on March 1, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.
  • Rosehill Dam Part of Stream Restoration Project
    The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) announced that a reconstruction project involving the Rosehill Dam, located in Hand County, will not be completed and that the agency will instead pursue a stream restoration in the project area.
  • Puerto Ricans: Opportunity of Employment
    South Dakota agriculture producers will have an opportunity to learn more about Upper Midwest Puerto Rico Collaboration Project and connecting with future employees during the 2017 Central Plains Dairy Expo held in Sioux Falls at the Sanford Premier Center Complex.

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