In about the last half-century, there was a steep decline in the number of farms in South Dakota. In 1959, there were 55,727 farms in the state, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report. By 2012, that number had fallen nearly 43 percent to 31,989.RELATED CONTENT
Agweek Editor Lisa Gibson previews the March 10 issue, including a cover story that profiles a South Dakota ranch family working to recover from the Oct. 4 blizzard with the help of friends, neighbors and strangers. The issue also includes coverage of how the unrest in Ukraine is affecting regional ag equipment exporters, and much more.RELATED CONTENT
A cut in funding for the U.S. meat and poultry inspections contained in the Obama administration’s 2015 budget proposal does not mean less attention to food safety, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says.RELATED CONTENT
TA Ranches Manager James Sewell of Saratoga, Wyo., shares his team's process when making management decisions. Sometimes it takes more than just the obvious to remain profitable.
Angus breeders like Sydenstricker Genetics manager Ben Eggers, Mexico, Mo., say the Certified Angus Beef brand’s impact, and their ability to respond, grow in tandem with the record premiums paid.
The porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) poses such a high risk to pigs that everyone involved with swine must work to prevent its spread to North Dakota, according to North Dakota State University Extension Service swine specialist David Newman.
EPA proposes revisions to Agriculture Worker Protection Standard, USDA begins a program to improve honeybee health and applications are being accepted for specialty crop grants.
FEDORA, S.D. — If you’ve ever slowed down to look at those unique cattle along South Dakota Highway 34 between Fedora and Howard, you’re not the first.RELATED CONTENT
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Trichomoniasis is a reproductive disease that cattle producers should keep in mind when preparing for the upcoming breeding season, says Russ Daly, South Dakota State University Extension veterinarian.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said in Phoenix Feb. 27 that even though Congress has said he can’t use one U.S. Department of Agriculture program to subsidize blender pumps, he will use a wide array of other programs to help the ethanol industry, as well as promote ethanol exports for the first time and express his views on the Renewable Fuel Standard to the Environmental Protection Agency and the White House.RELATED CONTENT
China has suspended imports of pork from Poland citing concerns over African swine fever (ASF) among wild boars, Poland’s embassy to China was quoted as saying on Thursday by Polish news agency IAR.
Agweek Editor Lisa Gibson returns with a preview of the upcoming issue. For the March 3 magazine, we'll take a closer look at the preliminary results of the 2012 Census of Ag, breaking them down state-by-state for our readership area. We'll also tell you about new developments in the Anderson Seed case, how 3-D printing can benefit farmers, and much more.RELATED CONTENT
Minnesota legislators opened their 2014 session today battling the polar vortex. With the session starting at noon, the House plans to provide a $20 million boost to Minnesotans struggling to pay heating costs this winter.
Ministers in 12-nation Trans-Pacific trade talks said on Tuesday they had yet to reach agreement on tariffs and other market access issues, with the timing of a completed deal looking increasingly unclear.
Farmers and ranchers might someday be able to quickly fabricate parts and components for their machines using 3-D printers. A demonstration of the technology will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26, at the Burleigh County 4H Building, 3715 East, Bismarck Expressway, Bismarck. The event is free to the public.