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Alfalfa production and winter injury
Cold temperatures and lack of snow cover are the two issues concerning South Dakota alfalfa growers as they consider their 2014 crop. Their worries might be for naught, says Karla Hernandez, South Dakota State University Extension forages field specialist.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - - News

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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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Group seeks court order on USDA over GM alfalfa
A public interest group is asking a court to force the U.S. Department of Agriculture to turn over documents explaining its approval of a genetically altered alfalfa, even as the department acknowledged the crop’s potential to do environmental damage.
Friday, March, 14, 2014 - Reuters - 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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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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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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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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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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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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Support for farming
I’d like to remind farmers that they still have a lot of fans.
Monday, June, 23, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Honeybee losses are still too high
The U.S. Department of Agriculture and its partners recently released the results of the eighth annual national survey of honeybee losses.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Bee habitat funding applications due Nov. 21
FARGO, N.D. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service will deliver $4 million for honeybee habitat funding through its Environmental Quality Incentive Program in fiscal year 2015.
Monday, November, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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North Dakota honey wins national award
KLOTEN, N.D. — Kloten Apiaries, which started making honey about four decades ago, is still buzzing along, and recently landed a sweet national award.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Organic farm supporters say GMO contamination needs USDA controls
Growing crops free from contamination by genetically modified crops and the pesticides used on those biotech versions is getting more difficult and more costly for U.S. farmers, and new government rules to control contamination are needed, according to report issued on Monday by an environmental organization and an organic food group.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Reuters - 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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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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Flax potential exists in SD
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Today, only about 7,000 acres in South Dakota are planted with flax seed. This is a large change from the mid-1980s when South Dakota produced close to 100,000 acres of flax and was one of the largest producers in the U.S., according to Ruth Beck, South Dakota State University Extension agronomy field specialist.
Tuesday, May, 27, 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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Irrigators get help from abroad, switch to sprinklers
All sugar beets grown for Sidney Sugars Inc. are irrigated, and that traditionally has meant some hard physical labor. But that presents a problem because labor is increasingly hard to come by in the midst of the big Bakken oilfield boom.
Monday, August, 04, 2014 - Agweek - News

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