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Heating units influence farming decisions
Sure, area farmers are watching the thermometer and calendar. But they’re keeping tabs on growing degree days, too: GDDs, also known as heat units, influence decisions on everything from irrigation to the timing of pesticide applications and have a huge impact on both yields and quality.
Monday, June, 22, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Proposed South Dakota co-op merger fails
Member-owners of North Central Farmers Elevator and Wheat Growers have voted down a proposal to merge the two South Dakota-based grain companies, the cooperatives announced Thursday.
Thursday, June, 18, 2015 - Agweek - News

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SD rancher faces trial for lying about cattle lost in 2013 blizzard
After a surprise, early October blizzard in 2013 killed perhaps as many as 80,000 cattle in western South Dakota and parts of neighboring states, there was an outpouring of support from the agriculture community across the nation, raising about $5.4 million in private funds.
Wednesday, June, 17, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Understand welfare labeling
Many food labels bombard shoppers with various animal welfare claims, as well as non-genetically modified or pasture-raised references.
Wednesday, June, 17, 2015 - SDSU Extension Service - News

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U.S. wildlife managers declare eastern cougar extinct
Eastern cougars that once roamed North America from parts of Canada to South Carolina are extinct and no longer warrant federal Endangered Species Act protections, U.S. wildlife managers said on Tuesday.
Wednesday, June, 17, 2015 - Reuters - News

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New agricultural benchmark network launches
About 70 people attended a Farmers Business Network launch party June 4 in Fargo, N.D., where farmers considered whether to pay a $500 fee to become a data provider in a network designed to help make decisions on inputs such as seed and chemicals.
Monday, June, 15, 2015 - Agweek - News

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South Dakota range team named national champions
The Jackson County 4-H Range Team in South Dakota received top honors for its performance in the National 4-H Range Judging Competition held in May near Oklahoma City, Okla.
Saturday, June, 13, 2015 - South Dakota State University - News

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NGFA urges new grain shipping rules procedure
he National Grain and Feed Association this week urged the Surface Transportation Board to issue a proposed rulemaking to establish a new process which agricultural commodity shippers could use to challenge freight rates they believe are unreasonable or unlawful under the Staggers Rail Act of 1980.
Friday, June, 12, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Produce, sell and cook poultry safely
“Even though they don’t affect human health or food safety, events such as the ongoing bird flu outbreak help raise awareness of safe food production and handling from the farm to the table,” says Joan Hegerfeld-Baker, South Dakota State University Extension food safety specialist and SDSU assistant professor.
Thursday, June, 11, 2015 - - News

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Stay alert for scab in coming months
Scab is an old enemy of Upper Midwest grain farmers. The crop disease is a threat again this growing season, especially in South Dakota.
Monday, June, 08, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Intercropped winter oilseeds could benefit environment, profits
MORRIS, Minn. — Scientists in west-central Minnesota are studying whether winter oilseeds could be intercropped with soybeans and other crops to provide environmental benefits for soil and honeybees, while serving as a cash crop to produce food-grade oil and jet fuel.
Monday, June, 08, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Farmers lose planting ground
Wind, rain and below-normal temperatures are costing farmers some ground in crop development progress, as intermittent storms have delayed seeding or kept farmers out of the fields.
Monday, June, 08, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Thaler to receive Ag Ambassador award
PIERRE, S.D. — Bob Thaler of Brookings, S.D., will be awarded the 2015 Governor’s Ag Ambassador honor on July 10, at the annual Governor’s Agricultural Summit in Deadwood, S.D.
Saturday, June, 06, 2015 - - News

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SD feeling impact of bird flu
PLANKINTON, S.D. -- There's extra work for the employees at the National Food Corporation poultry plant located near Plankinton. The plant, which cleans and packages eggs that are sold in grocery stores, is looking to avoid being the latest facility hit by avian influenza, also known as bird flu.
Thursday, June, 04, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Consider impacts of big industry
SCOTLAND, S.D. — In the 197Os we were having trouble with cattle grazing in pasture and getting sick, with some even dying.
Thursday, June, 04, 2015 - - News

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South Dakota had wettest May on record since 1895
Moisture during the month of May rapidly transitioned the state out of drought conditions. "Preliminary data indicate that at least eight climate stations reported their wettest May on record, with more reports yet to come in," says Laura Edwards, South Dakota State University Extension climate field specialist.
Wednesday, June, 03, 2015 - - News

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Expansion in U.S. ethanol on hold after blending targets slashed
CHICAGO - Expansion in the U.S. ethanol industry, stuck in neutral for more than a year as the government debated biofuel blending requirements, is now likely to come to a screeching halt.
Tuesday, June, 02, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Summit addresses biotech, bioenergy, biomaterials issues
FARGO, N.D. — The Bakken oilfields of western North Dakota and Montana are busy, but renewable energy is both popular and growing.
Monday, June, 01, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Planting ends, scouting begins
Most Upper Midwest farmers, especially ones in South Dakota, are wrapping up planting, or are close to doing so. Now, with the 2015 crop emerging from the soil, producers have a new job on their to-do list: Scouting their crops for disease, pests and other problems.
Monday, June, 01, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Minnesota has lost 8.2 million birds to flu
FARGO, N.D. — Some of the first farms in Agweek country devastated by the deadly bird flu outbreaks could soon be repopulated — perhaps in a week or two.
Monday, June, 01, 2015 - Agweek - News

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