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Spatial data trails change how farmers plant hybrids

Spatial data trails change how farmers plant hybrids

Data trials aren’t a new thing for farmers. Many producers will plant test plots in sections of their farms to test the soil, a plant hybrid and many other small details that will affect crop yields. However, not all soil is created equal.

October 18, 2017 11:15 am Photos

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South Dakota Ag Foundation looks to educate, empower students and producers

South Dakota Ag Foundation looks to educate, empower students and producers

Feeding the future is no small task for any organization, let alone a new foundation less than two years old, but the South Dakota Agricultural Foundation leaders believe they are making the first step.

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Former USDA secretaries unite for food panel

Former USDA secretaries unite for food panel

DES MOINES — If there is anything former U.S. Secretaries of Agriculture agree on, it is that separating food programs from farm programs in legislation is a terrible idea.

October 17, 2017 8:22 am Photos

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Recycling fertilizer? South Dakota State researchers test ways to reduce and reuse runoff from farms

Recycling fertilizer? South Dakota State researchers test ways to reduce and reuse runoff from farms

What if you could capture the fertilizer that washed away with the rain and reuse it on your field?

October 17, 2017 8:15 am Photos

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Animal health company asks for help to protect livestock pharmaceuticals

Animal health company asks for help to protect livestock pharmaceuticals

BILLINGS, Mont. – Using the farming practices available today, we would have to raise more than 2 billion more cattle and water buffalo and use 43 percent more grazing forage and water by 2050. That’s according to Bruce Hoffman, director of global cattle vaccine for Elanco Animal Health, who…

October 16, 2017 4:05 pm(0)
Why farmer data is critical

Why farmer data is critical

Before the U.S. Department of Agriculture started surveying farmers about their chemical use, misinformation caused the apple industry to lose some major business.

October 16, 2017 8:00 am Photos

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48-year-old no-till plot still yielding info

48-year-old no-till plot still yielding info

BELLEVILLE, Ill. — On occasion, Ron Krausz has considered plowing up the long-term no-till plot here. After all, how much more knowledge can be gleaned after nearly five decades of research?

October 15, 2017 4:00 pm(0)
Calf market profitable for producers right now, but for how long?

Calf market profitable for producers right now, but for how long?

Before the season started, some calf market analysts and auction barn owners expected lower prices, but thanks to some supporting factors, cattle producers are enjoying a fruitful calf market right now.

October 15, 2017 2:06 pm(0)
Farm bioreactor demo offers info on cost, motive

Farm bioreactor demo offers info on cost, motive

GENESEO, Ill. — When Henry County farmer Todd VerHeecke decided to start using cover crops five years ago, his motivation was both economic and environmental.

October 14, 2017 2:00 pm(0)
Best way to stack round hay bales to maintain quality

Best way to stack round hay bales to maintain quality

Hay may be more valuable this winter than in recent winters.

October 13, 2017 9:55 pm(0)
Fall crops being cut as northern Montana receives snow Oct. 2

Fall crops being cut as northern Montana receives snow Oct. 2

Montana experienced cooler temperatures along with slight moisture throughout most of the state, for the week ending Oct. 2, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.

October 13, 2017 9:47 pm(0)
CGI holds groundbreaking on high-tech pulse facility

CGI holds groundbreaking on high-tech pulse facility

Columbia Grain Inc., officials held a ground-breaking ceremony Sept. 20 for a new pulse processing facility to be constructed alongside its shuttle loading station in Plentywood, Mont.

October 13, 2017 9:15 pm(0)
Cool, wet conditions in eastern North Dakota slow harvest

Cool, wet conditions in eastern North Dakota slow harvest

Most harvest activities were either slowed or halted due to cool, wet conditions for the week ending Oct. 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

October 13, 2017 8:36 pm(0)
North Star Ag offers grain storage options to fit array of grower’s needs

North Star Ag offers grain storage options to fit array of grower’s needs

As farmers in the Upper Midwest make their way through fall harvest this year, they’ll be storing a lot more corn than they were a year ago.

October 13, 2017 2:04 pm(0)
Quality up close: Japanese trade team visits during harvest to see how grain is handled from the farm through distribution

Quality up close: Japanese trade team visits during harvest to see how grain is handled from the farm through distribution

Grain quality is important when it comes to making feed for Japanese livestock, and feed company representative Masayuki Kubo was pleased to see that South Dakota farmers and ag companies are handling the grain they export to Japan with the utmost care.

October 13, 2017 2:00 pm Photos

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Room to improve beef cattle, although progress has been made

Room to improve beef cattle, although progress has been made

After years of trying to improve beef cattle, have we made enough progress yet?

October 13, 2017 11:08 am(0)
Changing ag economy brings together two co-ops

Changing ag economy brings together two co-ops

A merger two years in the making has been finalized. North Central Farmers Elevator and South Dakota Wheat Growers members voted to merge at the end of September.

October 13, 2017 11:00 am Photos

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Crop Watcher: Being patient with a wet harvest season

Crop Watcher: Being patient with a wet harvest season

Central South Dakota crop watcher Larry Nielson is getting his time getting started on harvest.

October 12, 2017 4:00 pm(0)

Candidate eyes farm bill for Leopold Center funding

It is probably a longshot, but at least one congressional candidate is suggesting funding to keep the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture afloat could come from the next federal farm bill instead of from the next state legislative session.

October 12, 2017 2:43 pm(0)
Safety Watch: Youth groups encourage farmer safety

Safety Watch: Youth groups encourage farmer safety

Harvest time means long hours in the field and on the road. With modern, comfortable cabs and lighting on equipment, a person can work all day and long into the night if the weather holds out.

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COO of food processing company given DASNR Champion at Oklahoma State

STILLWATER, Okla. – John Patrick Lopez is the chief operating officer for Lopez Foods in Oklahoma City.

October 12, 2017 9:30 am(0)

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Grassley says public could sway EPA rules

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Sen. Chuck Grassley said there still is time to prevent the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from implementing changes in the Renewable Fuel Standard that could do “severe harm” to the biofuels industry.

October 12, 2017 8:35 am(0)
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