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Usda Program Aims To Aid Pollinators

It’s been nine years since Colony Collapse Disorder first made headlines, not only in the beekeeping community but also to the masses with reports speculating the effects of this mysterious, sudden disappearance of millions of honey bees on future supermarket prices.

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Yes, Urban Farming A Real Thing
Posted: May 29, 2015

“Urban farming” sounds like a misnomer. Isn’t farming a rural activity, something that requires acres upon acres to grow crops and livestock? It would be impossible to fit the number of acres of any traditional farm inside city limits.

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Manual On New Farmers Markets Offered
Posted: May 29, 2015

BROOKINGS — Organizing a new farmers market is a dynamic process, according to Chris Zdorovtsov, SDSU Extension Community Development Field Specialist.

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Gov’s Ag Summit in Deadwood July 9-10
Posted: May 29, 2015

PIERRE — The sixth annual South Dakota Governor’s Agricultural Summit hosted by the South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) will be held on July 9-10 at the Lodge in Deadwood. Pre-registration is required at www.sdagsummit.com/.

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Sorghum Weed Control Guide Available
Posted: May 29, 2015

BROOKINGS — The 2015 Sorghum Weed Control Guide is available at iGrow.org and a hard copy can be picked up at any SDSU Extension Regional Office.

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The Firing Line
Posted: May 22, 2015

Wildfires happen.

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South Dakota Working To Cope With Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza
Posted: May 22, 2015

While Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer grilling season, recent news may have some worried about the cost of eggs or the Thanksgiving turkey. Avian influenza has been devastating to many of our poultry producers, but be assured that our nation’s food supply remains safe and abundant.

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Certify Conservation Compliance By June 1
Updated: May 22, 2015 - 7:53 pm

 WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds farmers to file a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification form (AD-1026) with their local USDA Service Center by June 1, 2015.

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Dairy Fest 2015 In Brookings June 5-6
Posted: May 22, 2015

BROOKINGS — Area dairy producers invite you to enjoy free family events during the second annual Dairy Fest Celebration held in Brookings at the Swiftel Center June 5-6.

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