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  • Keeping the Farm in the Family
    Keeping the family farm or ranch —“in the family” —after a major family loss is no easy task…and it might become more complicated if the IRS has its say. Rusty Halvorson visited with South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture Mike Jaspers at Dakotafest in Mitchell, SD. Halvorson and Jaspers Share
  • Yield Variability The Theme On ProFarmer Tour – AUDIO
    Crop scouts on the annual ProFarmer Crop Tour have been working their way through the Midwest this week, trying to determine if the 2016 crop will live up to the high bar set by USDA.  So far, that could be a stretch, according to Tour Director Chip Flory.  He’s been on the western leg of […]
  • South Dakota Congressional Delegation Talks TPP
    With opposition on the campaign trail from both major U.S. presidential candidates, supporters of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal are worried that it could be the ‘end of the road’ for an opportunity to pass the 12-nation, tariff-slashing pact this year. Some pundits on Capitol Hill say the current political climate regarding trade deals is […]
  • NCGA’s Field Notes Talks Corn Crop with Minnesota Farmer
    Field Notes caught up with Dan Erickson, who farms in south central Minnesota. “The corn crop is moving along quite well here,” he explained. “Obviously, we have had plenty of moisture, and we had good heat early in the season. “In my immediate area, I think the acres of corn at the dent stage may […]
  • Leaders Gather in Grand Forks for 2016 UAS Summit and Expo
     North Dakota Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley today addressed leaders in government, aviation, business and military at the 2016 UAS Summit and Expo in Grand Forks. “Growing and diversifying the UAS industry in North Dakota remains a top priority for our leaders in government, aviation and business, and those efforts have already produced significant results and […]
  • Lawmakers Question Big Ag Mergers
    Some lawmakers and farm groups are concerned about a long-range threat to U.S. agriculture —- as China—among the world’s top buyers of ag commodities — buys up more of the technology that has helped make the U.S. the largest producer of corn, soybeans, beef and chicken meat — around the globe. Syngenta and ChemChina Share
  • Air Flow Could Save Bushels in Tough Harvest Conditions this Season
    With current commodity prices and the adverse weather conditions seen in parts of the Northern Plains this season, many producers are looking for “an edge” to collect every available bushel from the field at harvest. With the farm show season getting underway – manufacturers are highlighting ways they can help. Michael Erickson is the West […]
  • Rabobank Report Calls For Land Rent Values To Decline – AUDIO
    A report this week by Rabobank provides a stark outlook regarding land rent values in agriculture in the Midwest. The report says land rent values must decline for U.S. agriculture commodity production to remain economically viable. Sterling Liddell is a senior analyst for Rabobank and the author of the report. He says agriculture has gone […]
  • Dakotafest Question for the CME: What’s a Steer Worth in Worthing, SD?
    There’s been a ‘burr under the saddle’ of many cattlemen in the Northern Plains since word came out earlier this month from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange – saying that producers will begin paying a ‘seasonal discount’ on live cattle that are delivered to the Worthing, South Dakota sales barn against the October 2017 futures contract. […]
  • SD Congressional Delegation Identifies Challenges Ahead of Next Farm Bill
    Dakotafest runs through Thursday  in Mitchell, South Dakota, just south of I-90. Wednesday morning at the Education Center, South Dakota’s Congressional delegation gave a Capitol Hill update to a packed audience. Congresswoman Kristi Noem told the folks at Dakotafest that preparations are underway for the next farm bill – and the ARC program is on […]

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  • 'Astonishing Ag Articles' Coloring and Art Contest at Fair
    South Dakota Value Added Agriculture Development Center, South Dakota Ag in the Classroom and South Dakota Farm Bureau are holding a coloring and art contest in conjunction with the 2016 South Dakota State Fair.
  • Dedication of Nordby Exhibit Hall Sept. 4
    The Nordby Exhibit Hall for 4-H, Youth and Community will be dedicated during a ceremony Sept.
  • Plan Ahead to Manage Wheat Diseases
    A number of diseases can develop in winter wheat and their effective management involves taking some actions before planting, explained Emmanuel Byamukama, Assistant Professor & SDSU Extension Plant Pathologist.
  • Weather Station Informational Session Set
    SDSU Extension will hold a public information session on Butte County's Mesonet Weather Station and Agriculture Weather at Butte Electric Coop, (109 Dartmouth Ave) in Newell at 7 p.
  • Sunflower Petals Beginning to Dry
    Sunflowers continue to bloom in South Dakota and Kansas, but petals are already starting to dry in North Dakota and Kansas, and growers in Texas are 20% done with sunflower harvest.

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