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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 …

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BROOKINGS — SDSU Extension will be hosting a drainage workshop Wednesday, July 17 and Thursday, July 18 starting at 9 a.m. CDT at South Dakota State University’s Southeast Research Farm near Beresford.

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LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska is one of five states selected by the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to take part in a pilot project that will provide financial assistance to farmers to address ephemeral gullies on highly erodible land.

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PIERRE — Gov. Kristi Noem reminded East River residents and landowners that roadside mowing along state highways is not permitted until July 10 under state law.

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HURON — Whether you’re a crop or cattle producer, extreme weather and market instability make for a challenging 2019 growing season. S.D. Farmers Union offers young producers an opportunity to gain insight into disaster relief, cattle care and enjoy a relaxing afternoon on the Missouri River…

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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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BROOKINGS — For many South Dakota farmers, wet conditions have forced the need to change planting plans. In some cases, crops are being planted in areas that were not planned for that crop this year. One factor in the moving of crops that should not be overlooked is carryover, explained Paul…

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PIERRE — The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) is the primary enforcement agency for state and federal pesticide laws in cooperation with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The SDDA registers pesticide products, licenses applicators and conducts compliance inspections …

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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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PIERRE — The South Dakota Department of Agriculture today announced two headline items for the 2019 Governor’s Agriculture Summit: a keynote address by Stephen Censky, the Deputy U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, and Governor Kristi Noem’s Next Generation of Agriculture panel.

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PIERRE — The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) reminds applicators that June 30 is the cutoff date for dicamba products.

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LINCOLN, Neb. — Farmers and ranchers interested in improving wildlife habitat on their operations are encouraged to apply now for funding available from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Those interested in receiving funding should apply by July 5, 2019.

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Flooded fields, late or still-unplanted crops, volatile markets, and ever-rising inputs have combined into epic-level stress for farmers across the Midwest.

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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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BROOKINGS — An environmental training session for operators of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO), is set for June 26, 2019, in Huron at the Crossroads Convention Center (100 Fourth St. S.W.).

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BROOKINGS — With the excessively wet planting conditions across much of South Dakota, many producers are looking for other options to meet forage needs for their livestock, or commodities that can be marketed to livestock producers.

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Whether it’s in bulls, cows or feeder cattle, one disease that makes summer a real pain is footrot. This year, with the wet, muddy conditions we have, has increased the chances we will see footrot through the summer and into the fall. Knowing what causes the disease is essential to preventat…

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BROOKINGS — SDSU Extension will host Ag Economics Dialogues Webinar, which will focus on the 2018 farm bill commodity safety net decisions and market outlook on June 14, 2019, from 10 a.m. to noon (central). In addition to the webinar, the Ag Economics Dialogues will be held live in Sioux Fa…