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SIOUX CENTER, Iowa — Livestock producers and agribusiness professionals are invited to a webinar discussing climate and weather predictions for the 2021 growing season. The webinar, set for Wednesday, Jan. 20, from noon-1 p.m., features Dennis Todey, director of the United States Department …

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Dakota Rural Action’s “Farm Beginnings®” course will be offered virtually and in person. In-person classes will be held in Sturgis and on-farm training will be held throughout the state.

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BROOKINGS — Nearly one out of every three dollars generated by South Dakota agriculture starts in a corn field. The state’s most-planted crop, corn is also a strong partner in livestock and ethanol production. In January, SDSU Extension’s Crop Hour webinar series will dedicate a full week to…

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PIERRE — The South Dakota Beef Industry Council (SDBIC) and health care organizations from across the state have come together in partnership as part of a new “Thank You” campaign revolving around South Dakota’s frontline health care workers. South Dakota’s nearly 14,000 beef farmers and ran…

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BROOKINGS — Nearly one out of every $3 generated by South Dakota agriculture starts in a corn field. The state’s most-planted crop, corn is also a strong partner in livestock and ethanol production. In January, SDSU Extension’s Crop Hour webinar series will dedicate a full week to cover ever…

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NORFOLK, Neb. —The 34th annual Northeast Nebraska Farm and Equipment Show is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 17-18, 2021, at Northeast Community College’s Chuck Pohlman Ag Complex, located at the intersection of highway 35 and Benjamin Avenue in Norfolk. The show is sponsored and …

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HURON — Connecting South Dakota’s farmers and ranchers with thought leaders and timely information is the focus of South Dakota Farmers Union’s (SDFU) Producer Webinar Series. Beginning Jan. 12, at 1 p.m. (central), the state’s largest agriculture organization will host four bi-weekly sessio…

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PIERRE — The South Dakota Beef Industry Council (SDBIC) and health care organizations from across the state have come together in partnership as part of a new “Thank You” campaign revolving around South Dakota’s frontline health care workers. South Dakota’s nearly 14,000 beef farmers and ran…

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BROOKINGS — The Conservation Reserve Program continues to improve and is now more practical for working ranches, land health and wildlife than ever. Grazing, haying and other management actions are allowed within the context of an overall plan and will recycle nutrients, stimulate plant grow…

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BROOKINGS — It’s often said stored grain is a farmer’s most valuable asset, but if not stored correctly, that grain can depreciate quite quickly. SDSU Extension Agronomy Field Specialist Sara Bauder says its important growers are taking every step to protect and preserve grain quality on farm.

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BROOKINGS — SDSU Extension, in partnership with the Utah State University Extension and the Rural Online Initiative, is now offering a Master Remote Work Professional Certification Program. The program will equip individuals with the tools and skills needed to successfully work from home as …

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Struggling to find a valuable gift for that farmer on your list? Don’t overlook the options for boosting safety practices with a gift such as high-quality work gloves, earmuffs to help prevent hearing damage or a warm chore coat.

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SIOUX FALLS — The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) today announced the winners of their national and state corn yield contests. This is an opportunity for corn growers to compete with other farmers to grow the most corn per acre across multiple categories.

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While we’ve been blessed with a fairly mild fall, inevitably the temperature will plummet for us like it always does this time of year. And when it does, there are a few cattle ailments that tend to pop up in cold weather. While not immediately fatal, these are typically emergency situations…

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BROOKINGS — SDSU Extension, in partnership with the Utah State University Extension and the Rural Online Initiative, is now offering a Master Remote Work Professional Certification Program. The program will equip individuals with the tools and skills needed to successfully work from home as …

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HURON — U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials announce Dec. 11, 2020, as the batching date for applications for the popular Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) administered by the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

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BROOKINGS — South Dakota State University Extension faculty will conduct a statewide comprehensive needs assessment to find more ways to help agricultural producers deal with stress through a new U.S. Department of Agriculture program.

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RAPID CITY — South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) held their 103rd annual convention in Rapid City, Nov. 20-21, 2020. American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) President Zippy Duvall headlined the two-day event that included agricultural policy discussions, election of board leadership and special awards.

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BROOKINGS — SDSU Extension will host a Sustaining the Legacy virtual conference on Dec. 2, 9 and 16 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. CST each evening. The series will focus on transitioning farms and ranches to the next generation and will provide tips and tools to participants to ensure the tran…

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In the process of handling grain, producers are exposed to a range of safety hazards both during harvest and once the grain is stored.

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BATH — The South Dakota FFA Foundation will celebrate South Dakota’s Day of Giving on Dec. 1by lauding the successes of South Dakota youth in agriculture and thanking the foundation’s donors who make it possible to continue the FFA legacy of growing leaders, building communities and strength…

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With most of the cows in this part of the world out on cornstalks at this time, we’re kind of coasting on autopilot for a while; well, at least until the snow flies and the cows come home for the winter. While grazing cornstalks is a wonderful way to feed cows and quite helpful in a no-till …

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BROOKINGS — SDSU Extension will host a Sustaining the Legacy virtual conference on Dec. 2, 9 and 16 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. CST each evening. The series will focus on transitioning farms and ranches to the next generation and will provide tips and tools to participants to ensure the tran…

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LINCOLN, Neb. — Farmers and ranchers interested in preventing erosion, improving soil health, conserving water and wildlife, or making any other natural resource conservation improvements to their property are encouraged to apply now for funding available from the USDA Natural Resources Cons…

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RAPID CITY — Forward Together is the theme for the 103rd annual South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) Convention, Nov. 20-21, 2020, at the Holiday Inn Rushmore Plaza and Rapid City Civic Center, Rapid City. Registration for the event is now open and available at www.sdfbf.org.

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BROOKINGS — Growing up in rural Wakefield, Nebraska, Wyatt Brown was surrounded by conventional agriculture. As a teen, he worked several jobs in the industry including walking and spraying bean fields and working at a local cattle feed yard, large-scale poultry farm and an egg production op…

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RAPID CITY — Forward Together is the theme for the 103rd annual South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) Convention, Nov. 20-21, 2020, at the Holiday Inn Rushmore Plaza and Rapid City Civic Center, Rapid City. Registration for the event is now open and available at www.sdfbf.org.

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PIERRE — Improved soil health, increased profitability, and reduced spread of wildfire are among the many benefits that arise from keeping livestock on the landscape. Efforts are underway in California and South Dakota to connect landowners with livestock managers for their mutual benefit.

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BROOKINGS — SDSU Extension, in partnership with the Utah State University Extension and the Rural Online Initiative, is now offering a Master Remote Work Professional Certification Program. The program will equip individuals with the tools and skills needed to successfully work from home as …

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BROOKINGS — This year’s SDSU Swine Day will be held at Wilbert Square Event Center (931 25th Ave.) in Brookings, on Nov. 3, beginning at 9 a.m. CST. Topics that will be covered include current and completed swine research in production, nutrition and reproduction.

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LINCOLN, Neb. —Farmers and ranchers interested in preventing erosion, improving soil health, conserving water and wildlife, or making any other natural resource conservation improvements to their property are encouraged to apply now for funding available from the USDA Natural Resources Conse…