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VIDEO: Marbling up, yield grades down?
As a general rule, when feeders try to get more marbling out of a pen of cattle, they get less desirable, higher yield grades. Early intervention might change that. Amanda Blair, South Dakota State University meat scientist, discusses the impact of cowherd nutrition on the carcass quality of future progeny.
Tuesday, January, 14, 2014 - - News

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US swine industry faces critical issue
Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) virus continues to be a very critical health issue for the U.S. swine industry. According to Bob Thaler, South Dakota State University Extension swine specialist, some estimates show as many as 3 million pigs were lost to PED in 2013.
Monday, January, 13, 2014 - - News

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Distillers grain prices spike
Since late last summer, corn prices have fallen dramatically, but distillers grain prices have not. “While corn prices at South Dakota ethanol plants have dropped $1.50 per bushel since Aug. 2, dried distillers grains plus solubles (DDGS) prices have actually increased by $1.05 per ton,” says Darrell Mark, adjunct professor of economics at South Dakota State University.
Monday, January, 13, 2014 - - News

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New SD plant prompts field pea discussion
A lot of discussion has swirled in South Dakota this winter about field peas and other pulse crops such as chickpeas and lentils because of the construction of a processing plant near Harrold, S.D. If you are thinking about growing field peas in 2014, Ruth Beck, South Dakota State University Extension agronomy field specialist has some tips to share.
Monday, January, 13, 2014 - - News

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SDSU researchers investigate rootworm resistance
“Both corn rootworm resistance to Bt corn and unexpected damage to Bt corn are primary concerns for corn producers and will have significant impact on corn production in the coming years,” says Ada Szczepaniec, an assistant professor and South Dakota State University Extension entomologist with the Plant Science Department.
Monday, January, 13, 2014 - SDSU College of Agriculture & Biological Sciences - News

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American Crystal exec resigns, land sales strong though hit by beets and thousands of pigs were killed in a Minn fire.
Monday, January, 13, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Prioritizing the farm bill in 2014
As we reflect on the highs and lows of 2013, we begin to chart a course for the start of a new year
Monday, January, 13, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Riders share their stories with Cowboy Hall of Fame
Reared in Marshall, N.D., Gjermundson says he dreamt of becoming a rodeo champion — he and his two brothers plastered their walls with posters of rodeo greats such as Larry Mahan and Jim Shoulders — but few could have predicted the kid from western North Dakota would go on to win four saddle bronc riding world championships.
Monday, January, 13, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Bigger farms, younger farmers
Until a few years ago, Travis Dagman was an architect in the Twin Cities. His wife, Dana, was a facilities manager there. Now they farm about 2,500 acres near Enderlin, N.D. By historical standards, that’s a large farm. By current standards, it’s not.
Monday, January, 13, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Donations to help SD ranchers hits $3 million, comments and review sought on proposed fertilizer rules and applications for CSP due Jan. 17,
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - Agweek - 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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Generating tools for soybean growers
“Soil testing has proven to be a reliable tool to guide fertilizer recommendations. However, growers are looking for additional ways to confirm that soil and fertilizer applications are meeting the nutritional needs of the soybean plant to maximize yield,” says Nathan Mueller, an assistant professor and South Dakota State University Extension agronomist in the Plant Science Department.
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - SDSU College of Agriculture & Biological Sciences - News

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Collaboration brings new equipment
When plant scientist Peter Sexton needed a new row-crop planter at the Beresford, S.D., research farm, he looked to the future — in terms of equipment and networking.
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - SDSU Agricultural Experiment Station - News

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Evaluating efforts to reduce soybean aphids
SDSU College of Agriculture & Biological Sciences Kelley Tilmon, an associate professor of entomology in South Dakota State University’s Plant Science Department, spent part of the 2013 field season evaluating soybean genes that confer resistance to the soybean aphid, a major insect pest of soybeans.
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - SDSU College of Agriculture & Biological Sciences - News

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ADM subsidiary admits overseas bribery, a co-op looks to build southeast SD agronomy center and SD lawmaker press for a farm bill and help for ranchers.
Monday, December, 30, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Agriculture income sustains SD
A recent report on the economic impact on South Dakota by the agricultural industry illustrates why it is important to the state that a new farm bill is approved by Congress.
Monday, December, 30, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Economist evaluates feedlot marketing trends
America’s taste for beef has changed drastically and so have the ways in which slaughter cattle are marketed, according to South Dakota State University Agricultural Experiment Station economist Scott Fausti. He has been analyzing these trends for nearly 20 years.
Monday, December, 30, 2013 - SDSU Agricultural Experiment Station - News

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2013: Weather and crop prices are top stories in regional ag
Weather, crop prices and events in Washington, D.C., dominated Upper Midwest agriculture in 2013.
Monday, December, 30, 2013 - Agweek - News

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WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek
Agweek Editor Lisa Gibson talks about the Dec. 30 issue, which features a look back at major ag events in 2013, such as the October blizzard that killed animals in South Dakota.
Friday, December, 27, 2013 - - News

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Donations to help SD ranchers hits $3 million
A fund aimed at helping western South Dakota ranchers who lost tens of thousands of cattle in an early October blizzard has collected $3 million, three times as much as had originally been expected.
Friday, December, 27, 2013 - - News

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