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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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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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Covering hay piles provides more feed supply
Hay producers across the country are increasingly aware of the need to protect their alfalfa production from weather damage.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - - News

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BNSF's North Dakota track violations topped 700 in the past eight years, South Korea ramps up disinfection after a foot-and-mouth outbreak in North Korea and 4-H members write to encourage South Dakota ranchers.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Agweek - 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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November winter wheat price down slightly
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the preliminary winter wheat price is down slightly in South Dakota.
Friday, November, 29, 2013 - - News

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Price uncertainty, fertilizer logistics delay seed, chemical decisions
FARGO, N.D. — Seed and chemical sales officials say the uncertainty about crop prices and fertilizer logistics are delaying some seed decisions and purchases.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Extreme cold winters influences insects and disease
In general, insect populations are highly influenced by the weather, both during the growing season and winter. Most of the insects that inhabit North Dakota are known as “cold hardy insects,” which means they have the capacity to survive cold winters.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - NDSU Extension Service - 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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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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ND develops honeybee protection plan
North Dakota, which has long led the nation in honey production, has developed guidelines for farmers, ranchers, landowners and beekeepers to better protect honeybees and help reverse the effects of a mysterious disorder that has vastly eroded the insects’ population in recent years.
Monday, December, 30, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Replace hay with corn-based feeds
BROOKINGS, S.D. — The recent drop in corn prices represents a tremendous change in the feed cost environment for cattle producers.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - - 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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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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Challenging the aging farmer crisis
Agriculture economists have long warned that farmers are getting old and staying on their land longer, delaying the turnover to a younger generation.
Monday, December, 09, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Ag is most promising market for drones
Idaho farmer Robert Blair isn’t waiting around for federal aviation officials to work out rules for drones. He and a friend built their own, outfitting it with cameras and using it to monitor his 1,500 acres.
Monday, December, 23, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Seed that performs
Throughout each growing season, Bancroft farmer, Steve Weerts, enjoys watching his crops grow and mature. But the real thrill comes after harvest when yield results are in and he can see how his inputs and management practices paid off.
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - - News

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Mont. team tackles saline seep pollution
Farmers west of the Missouri River should be on the watch for saline seep problems, especially with increased rainfall and changes associated with the decline of the Conservation Reserve Program.
Monday, December, 09, 2013 - Agweek - News

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