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Alfalfa weevil numbers in SD counties significant
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Populations of alfalfa weevil are at record highs this year according to data collected in Fall River and Butte counties in South Dakota.
Monday, June, 30, 2014 - - News

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Balanced rations of alfalfa benefit beef cattle
Alfalfa is an excellent choice to feed as a supplement to beef cows that are later in their pregnancy. Seldom do we think of hay as being a supplement, but the right high-quality forage, such as alfalfa, certainly can be fed as a supplement to the lower-quality forages generally available for the main ration of a beef cow.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - - News

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Scout for pests
Alfalfa fields in west South Dakota are looking green and healthy with little or no pest insect activity.
Monday, June, 16, 2014 - - News

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Lower corn acreage projected for 2015 season
With weather conditions still uncertain for the upcoming planting season, predictions remain stagnant for grain prices in 2015. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s long-term projection for acreage planted predicts a 2 million acre reduction nationwide in corn. Jack Davis, the crops business management field specialist at the South Dakota State University Extension Mitchell Regional Center, says acreage will be shuffled into soybeans, small grains and alfalfa forage seeding.
Friday, February, 27, 2015 - - News

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Storing in barns can reduce spoilage
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Adequate hay storage is critical to minimize the loss in both value and nutrients of hay, which makes up a large portion of livestock producers’ annual feed costs.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - - News

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Reduce feed costs by grazing corn stalks
Producers looking for ways to reduce feed costs might consider grazing corn stalks, says Julie Walker, South Dakota State University Extension Service beef specialist and associate professor.
Monday, October, 06, 2014 - - News

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Improving soil health might require more use of cover crops
Farming practices haven’t been kind to the agricultural landscape since farmers first began tilling up the prairie soils of southwest Minnesota more than a century ago.
Friday, March, 13, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Woman gets 3 years for theft from elevator, USDA is uncertain whether PED cases have peaked and yields are up and prices are down on South Dakota farms in 2013.
Monday, May, 05, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Thousands of turkeys are lost in a Minnesota barn fire, the coop plans to rebuild the Colfax N.D. grain elevator and France plans to cut reliance on soybean imports.
Monday, December, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farmers fight for control of Lake Oahe lands
Herb Grenz looks across the expanse of his crops on the east side of the Missouri River and wonders if the 2015 North Dakota Legislature will offer any solutions for persistent weed infestation and land ownership issues he’s had with the federal management of land along Lake Oahe for more than 50 years.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ABCs of GMOs: On food shelves since 1994
GMOs — or genetically modified organisms — first hit U.S. grocery shelves in 1994. They have been hotly debated in the two decades since, being denounced as unstable, unhealthy "frankenfoods" by some while being touted as a solution to feeding a growing global population by others. “Farmers are obviously not out to harm their buyers,” says Scott Sinner, who grows both GMO and non-GMO crops. “Why would they be? It doesn’t make any sense.”
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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NASS reports good conditions
While federal officials have yet to report prevented-planting acres in the region, crops that have been planted are doing pretty well, according to the latest National Agricultural Statistics Service weekly report, for the week ending July 14.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Body condition important focus
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Why is it that nearly every article on beef cow nutrition seems to focus on body condition?
Monday, January, 05, 2015 - - News

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Army cutworms spotted in South Dakota winter wheat
BROOKINGS, S.D. - Army cutworms have been spotted feeding on winter wheat seedlings in fields located southwest of Wall. “The early spring and warm temperatures helped the greening of winter wheat fields all over South Dakota also favoring the insect’s development," said Anitha Chirumamilla, South Dakota State University Extension entomology field specialist.
Friday, April, 03, 2015 - South Dakota State University Extension - News

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USDA honeybee pledge worth the money
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has pledged $3 million to help aid honeybees in five Midwestern states.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - - News

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Lincoln-Oakes Nursery name, mission, location
The Lincoln-Oakes Nursery is owned by the North Dakota Association of Soil Conservation Districts, which says its mission is promoting “sound and practical soil and water conservation practices” in North Dakota.
Monday, September, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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‘Goose grass’ in Malaysia resists 4 main chemicals
FARGO, N.D. — An Australian weed scientist has found resistance to all four major herbicides in a global grassy weed, according to a North Dakota State University specialist.
Monday, November, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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France plans to cut reliance on soybean imports
On Dec. 15, France launched a plan to promote the cultivation of high-protein crops for livestock, aimed at reducing its reliance on imports of mostly South American soybeans, which it fears could eventually be diverted to meet a surge in Asian demand.
Tuesday, December, 16, 2014 - - News

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Farmers look to Legislature for expansion paths
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota farmers want state leaders to help them expand to new markets. They are ready to enter a new era of producing crops that can be made into products ranging from rope to ink, but rural legislators say some laws must change first.
Thursday, February, 19, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Proper cow nutrition saves future headaches
Cattle roundups have occurred at an elevated pace recently. A cherished goal is extra days of grazing, but weather trumps almost everything. The many forgotten little things are the real driving forces determining when the cattle need to come home.
Monday, December, 01, 2014 - Agweek - News

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