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Small farms, big roles
The Census of Agriculture shows, for the most part, farms are becoming bigger and fewer. But the census also shows farms still vary in size: Small ones are growing in number and those of modest size continue to play a huge role. Agweek kicks off a series profiling small farms operated by people whose main sources of income are off-farm jobs.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Crop performance testing provides important results
The South Dakota State University Crop Performance Testing program is in place to help provide yield and performance data to farmers make decisions. Providing farmers with local and unbiased yield results on seed varieties sold in South Dakota is the focus of the program, says Nathan Mueller, SDSU Extension agronomist.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - - News

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Spring nitrogen shortages mean tweaking growers' plans
Extreme winter conditions slowed river barge deliveries and rail shipments of nitrogen this spring.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - - News

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Sunflower prospects rise
Sunflower industry officials expect to see more acres than earlier anticipated in central North Dakota and east-central South Dakota — especially now, with delayed planting of small grains and canola.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Sorghum group seeks funding for research
Interest in gluten-free foods is growing, and a North Dakota-based organization is proposing to test 108 early maturing sorghum lines that potentially could fare well in the state.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Hoeven invites the U.S. ag secretary to North Dakota, BLM seeks a wild horse and donkey care facility and Manitoba spud growers talk with Simplot.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Corn 'N' calculator released
Dave Franzen, a North Dakota State University Extension Service soil scientist, in late April completed a major recalculation of nitrogen recommendations for corn and posted it on his website.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Slow start to planting eases pressure on fertilizer deliveries
A sluggish northern planting pace, as well as prodding by congressional members and regulators, might mean farmers will keep pace on fertilizer deliveries for the 2014 crop. But some think there could still be spot shortages.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek
The May 12 Agweek cover story explores how late planting has eased the rush for fertilizer. That's a good thing, as rail delays have caused concerns over late deliveries. The issue also looks at a genotyping facility proposal in North Dakota, a failed bid for a feedlot in South Dakota, research funding for sorghum, and much more. Lisa tells you all about it.
Thursday, May, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Effect on livestock among concerns about Air Force expansion
Aviation, energy and government officials are up in arms against the U.S. Air Force’s controversial Powder River Training Complex expansion plan, which, if implemented, would extend into southwest North Dakota.
Tuesday, May, 06, 2014 - 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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A couple ‘big weeks’ needed for planting
LAKE PRESTON, S.D. — Mike Tolzin was just getting started planting corn for the first time this year April 25, getting used to his new planter.
Monday, May, 05, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Making farm transitions work
Transitioning a farm from one generation to the next is never easy, and can be next to impossible if the people involved don’t communicate, experts say.
Monday, May, 05, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Drought tolerance, rotation benefits in sorghum
BROOKINGS, S.D. — With advances in corn genetics to increase drought tolerance, and the adoption of glyphosate-resistant corn, many farmers might ask, “Why should I grow grain sorghum?” Bob Fanning, South Dakota State University Extension plant pathology field specialist, has the answer.
Monday, May, 05, 2014 - - News

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Nutritional needs after calving crucial for next year
BROOKINGS, S.D. — How the nutritional needs of a cow herd are addressed after calving is critically important to a successful start to next year’s calf crop.
Monday, May, 05, 2014 - - News

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SD farm incomes fall in 2013
An average farm in South Dakota experienced an increase in costs and a decrease in income by about 40 percent in 2013, according to data from Mitchell Technical Institute’s South Dakota Center for Farm and Ranch Management.
Monday, May, 05, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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BNSF says shuttles quickening, ag volume increases
John Miller, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway agricultural group vice president on May 2 said the company’s volumes had increased overall, ag volume has increased 9 percent from April and is now at the best level since October 2013.
Friday, May, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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NASS releases full 2012 Census of Agriculture
New statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture reinforce previously released numbers that show young farmers are becoming a greater presence in agriculture.
Friday, May, 02, 2014 - Agweek - 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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Oedekoven: 28 SD farms have been hit with pig virus
A disease, known as Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus, or PEDv, was first detected in South Dakota in June 2013 and has now reached at least 28 farms in the state, mostly in the southeast, according to South Dakota State Veterinarian Dustin Oedekoven.
Thursday, May, 01, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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