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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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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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Farm bill brings changes
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Among changes found within the new farm bill, the Margin Protection Program for dairy producers, is an important new safety net.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - - News

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Yields up, prices down on SD farms in 2013
South Dakota farmers had better yields in 2013, but dealt with lower prices when it came to selling their crops, according to a report released Wednesday by the South Dakota Center for Farm and Ranch Management at Mitchell Technical Institute.
Thursday, May, 01, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Prevented-plant numbers not yet accumulated
Crops in the region have benefitted from moisture, but some areas are suffering from too much, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service weekly report on June 30. The Farm Service Agency won’t accumulate prevented-plant figures until late July.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - Agweek - 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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Pulse crop supporters displeased with dietary proposal
The American Pulse Association and U.S. Dry Pea and Lentil Council say proposed federal dietary guidelines don’t fully reflect the nutritional benefits of pulse crops and could prompt Americans to eat less of them.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Cargill files court documents in legal battle over GMO trade responsibility
Cargill Inc.’s lawsuit against Syngenta AG over rejections of genetically modified U.S. corn by China might be just the start of legal challenges against global seed makers over trade with one of the world’s biggest markets.
Monday, September, 15, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Farmers will need storage
The region’s crops are largely on-track, with wheat harvest starting in South Dakota and moderate rainfall totals through much of the region.
Monday, August, 04, 2014 - Agweek - 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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Harvest wraps up; corn still behind
FARGO, N.D. — With temperatures 9 to 12 degrees warmer than usual, and an absence of rain, farmers in the region have enjoyed a longer period of favorable harvest and crop-drying weather than they might have expected.
Monday, November, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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1964 plowing contest drew 100,000 people to ND farm
Ramona Fraase says her grandchildren aren’t sure what a plow is. But plowing was important enough once to bring 100,000 people, including U.S. presidential and vice presidential candidates, to her family farm near Buffalo, N.D., for the 1964 National Plowing Contest.
Monday, September, 15, 2014 - Agweek - 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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ND corn nears 5-year average
Agweek country’s planting progress is catching up with normal figures, but was interrupted by rain, according to the latest weekly report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service, released June 2.
Monday, June, 09, 2014 - Agweek - 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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‘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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