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BROOKINGS — With many flooded and saturated fields in South Dakota this fall, harvesting silage before corn dries past desired moisture levels or frost occurs may be a challenge for some producers.

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With the abnormal amounts of rainfall we’ve received in 2019, planting, combining and hay harvest has been a struggle. This, in turn, has left feed in tight supply for some producers, while others are looking at a surplus of some feeds. For those who are looking at a shortage and need to cut…

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BROOKINGS — The SDSU Extension Calf Value Discovery Program allows cow/calf operators to gain valuable feedback to help them improve management decisions that impact the financial bottom-line. Post-weaning performance influences the price received when calves are marketed at or near weaning.…

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LINCOLN, Neb. — USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced proposals for the updated Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) are due Dec. 3. RCPP supports partner-driven conservation efforts which will improve the nation’s water quality, combat drought, enhance s…

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PENDER, Neb. — Registration is now open for the “Food + Art Conference: Growing Rural Businesses and Communities,” hosted by the Center for Rural Affairs. The event will be held on Thursday, Oct. 10, from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Pender Community Center, 614 Main St., in Pender, Nebraska.

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HURON — United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) State Director for South Dakota Julie Gross encourages rural small businesses and agricultural producers to apply for financing in a key program, USDA’s Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), that provides loan guarantees to help rural…

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LYONS, Neb. — With the average age of a U.S. farmer at nearly 60 years, and millions of acres expected to change hands over the next few years, many Americans are thinking about who the next generation of producers will be. Veterans could step in to fill the need, according to a white paper …

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HURON — Farm and ranch families who have owned their land for a century or more were honored at the 2019 South Dakota State Fair, receiving a Century, Quasquicentennial or Sesquicentennial Farm and Ranch award from South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) and South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA).

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BROOKINGS — South Dakota will be one of 32 states taking part in a small grains survey conducted by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) of the United States Department of Agriculture this fall. The goal of the survey will be to obtain more detailed and accurate information on…

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BROOKINGS — “Learn, Grow and Lead” is the theme of the first ever Midwest Collegiate Farm Bureau Conference taking place Oct. 11-13, 2019, at South Dakota State University in Brookings.

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ST. LOUIS — The American Soybean Association (ASA) wants to recognize exceptional soy volunteers and leaders — and we need your help. During ASA’s annual awards banquet, individuals will be recognized and honored for state association volunteerism, distinguished leadership achievements and l…

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FARGO, N.D. — The 1980s were a decade when one in four U.S. farms failed in the face of economic hardship.

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PIERRE — The South Dakota Beef Industry Council (SDBIC) board of directors and staff invite the public to attend their annual board meeting scheduled for Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. CST in the Hills/Highland room of the Red Rossa Conference Center in Pierre.

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PIERRE — The South Dakota Department of Transportation reminds land owners hay remaining in highway ditches after Oct. 1 is deemed illegal.

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HURON — It has been a challenge for many producers to reduce weed production on prevent plant acres as rains continues to dampen fields this year. Kent Vlieger, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Soil Health Specialist, Huron, urges growers to forgo tillage and plant cereal crops…

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Time does seem to fly, whether or not we’re having fun. And before we know it, it will be time to wean calves again. Since many calves went to grass this year without their spring shots due to the weather, now may be an opportune time to work those calves so they are better prepared to be weaned.

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PIERRE — As of Sept. 2, 2019, palmer amaranth seed has been added to South Dakota’s list of prohibited noxious weed seeds. Seed for sale within South Dakota may not contain prohibited noxious weed seeds, including palmer amaranth, in any amount.

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BROOKINGS — South Dakota State University’s annual Southeast Research Farm Fall Field Day will be held on Sept. 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The research farm is located at 29974 University Road, Beresford, which is six miles west and three miles south of Beresford.

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BROOKINGS — The SDSU Extension Rural Behavioral Health Team is partnering with the South Dakota Counselors Association (SDCA) to host a three-day South Dakota Farm and Ranch Stress Summit Sept. 23-25. The Summit will be held at the Arrowwood Cedar Shore Resort & Conference Center in Oacoma.

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BROOKINGS — SDSU Extension will focus on production and marketing decisions at the August and September Ag Economic Dialogues.

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PIERRE — The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is accepting applications through Oct. 1 for projects eligible for federal Clean Water Act, Section 319 nonpoint source control grants.

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DEADWOOD — The South Dakota Women in Agriculture’s 2019 rural women’s conference is planned for Oct. 10-11 in the Black Hills at The Lodge at Deadwood.

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BROOKINGS — The SDSU Extension Rural Behavioral Health Team is partnering with the South Dakota Counselors Association (SDCA) to host a three-day South Dakota Farm and Ranch Stress Summit Sept. 23-25. The Summit will be held at the Arrowwood Cedar Shore Resort & Conference Center in Oacoma.

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BATH — Titan Tire Corporation, a subsidiary of Titan International, Inc., will be hosting a tire auction for the South Dakota FFA Foundation at Dakotafest near Mitchell on Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 2 p.m. The auction will include a variety of tires on-site and a John Deere 36-inch Triangle Tool …

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BROOKINGS — SDSU Extension will focus on production and marketing decisions at the August and September Ag Economic Dialogues.

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BROOKINGS — SDSU Extension staff will be hosting several forums during Dakotafest 2019 held Aug. 20-22 on the Schlaffman Farm near Mitchell (2300 E Spruce Street) inside booth No. 600.

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With the poor weather we have seen through the winter and spring, it is likely the stress our 2019 calf crop was born in will have repercussions this fall in the feedyard. Maintaining the health on those higher-risk calves will be a challenge, but not impossible. To meet our health and perfo…

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MITCHELL — Flyboy Donuts, a chance to win a John Deere Gator and forums on industrial hemp, tariffs and trade are a few things South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) will be bringing to Dakotafest near Mitchell Aug. 20-22.

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PENDER, Neb. — Registration is now open for the “Food + Art Conference: Growing Rural Businesses and Communities,” hosted by the Center for Rural Affairs. The event will be held on Thursday, Oct. 10, from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Pender Community Center, 614 Main St., in Pender, Nebraska.

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BROOKINGS — Cattle feeders and industry professionals still have time to register for the Feedlot Shortcourse and BQA Transportation Certification to be held Aug. 13-14 at the SDSU Cow/Calf Education and Research Facility (2901 Western Ave) in Brookings.

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BERESFORD — On Aug. 7, SDSU Extension will host a Forage Field Day for livestock producers, agronomists and industry clientele interested in producing and storing high quality forages.

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PIERRE — The South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) and the South Dakota Department of Agriculture will again recognize and honor longstanding South Dakota families at the South Dakota State Fair.

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Tractor Supply Company will host a Horse Health and Feed event on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019 from noon-4 p.m. at its Yankton store, located at 2908 Broadway Ave.

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BROOKINGS — Cattle feeders and industry professionals still have time to register for the Feedlot Shortcourse and BQA Transportation Certification to be held Aug. 13-14 at the SDSU Cow/Calf Education and Research Facility (2901 Western Ave) in Brookings.

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BROOKINGS — The I-29 Moo University consortium of Extension dairy specialists from Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota will host a “Financial Impairment on the Farm” webinar from noon-1 p.m. on July 30, 2019. The webinar is free and open to all those involved in production agriculture…

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BERESFORD — On Aug. 7, SDSU Extension will host a Forage Field Day for livestock producers, agronomists and industry clientele interested in producing and storing high quality forages.

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Tractor Supply Company will host a Horse Health and Feed event on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019 from noon-4 p.m. at its Yankton store, located at 2908 Broadway Ave.

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PIERRE — The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is accepting applications through Oct. 1 for projects eligible for federal Clean Water Act, Section 319 nonpoint source control grants.

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Kralicek Farms, Yankton, is a new member of the American Angus Association®, reports Mark McCully, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo.

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BROOKINGS — The I-29 Moo University consortium of Extension dairy specialists from Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota will host a “Financial Impairment on the Farm” webinar from noon-1 p.m. on July 30, 2019. The webinar is free and open to all those involved in production agriculture…

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SIOUX FALLS — As a resource for people in many Midwestern communities struck by flooding, wet conditions, and a volatile ag environment, Avera Health has created the Farm and Rural Stress Hotline.

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BATH — Titan Tire Corporation, a subsidiary of Titan International, Inc., will be hosting a tire auction for the South Dakota FFA Foundation at Dakotafest near Mitchell on Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 2 p.m.  The auction will include a variety of tires on-site and a John Deere 36-inch Triangle Tool…

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DE SMET — The South Dakota Cattlemen’s Foundation announced the Fed Cattle Challenge program is open for registration. The Fed Cattle Challenge will provide an opportunity for youth (14 to 18 years old) to learn about the science and economics of finishing cattle by participating in a calf f…

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BROOKINGS — As many Midwest producers look to cover crops to build soil health and/or provide supplemental forage after a soggy spring, many questions are arising regarding management decisions, specifically species selection and planting timing.

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For most of us, the word “education” harkens back to the sound of chalk against the chalkboard with our teachers quizzing us on fractions. Once we received that piece of paper with the word “diploma” on it, as kids we thought that was the end of education. But now, we realize that education …