STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Safety is job one in agriculture
I attended a farm safety meeting this week. Organized by the Grand Forks (N.D.) County Farm Bureau, the meeting was a useful, timely refresher course on things farmers generally know already. My story... Posted on 3/13/15 at 10:46 AM
RURAL REFLECTIONS The dam and the water tower
Its not a place most would associate with great physical or emotional pain. The location, one mile west of my hometown of Viking, Minnesota, marks a spot along the railroad tracks thats seen pain you ... Posted on 2/7/15 at 1:01 PM
FARM BLEAT Christmas chaos
For the past several years, my mom has toyed with the idea of having our family gatherings somewhere other than the farm. Her reason: the house isnt big enough for everyone.
She is right, to an extent... Posted on 12/28/14 at 1:48 PM
AMY'S RANCH SLANTS South Dakota Farm and Ranch Life in Poetry
Anytime I discover something that becomes a part of my favorite things list, I want to share it with others. I met farmer and cattleman Bruce Roseland of North Central South Dakota at the South Dako... Posted on 11/3/14 at 8:00 PM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farms and Land in Farms - 2014 Summary showed the U.S. had 2.08 million farms. South Dakota had 31,700 farms in 43.3 million acres with an average farm size of 1,353 acres, compared with a nationwide average of 438 acres per farm and a total of 913 million acres in farms.
South Dakota State University Extension Service
March 09, 2015
In an extraordinary display of unity, 392 farm, nutrition and conservation groups have written congressional budget letters urging no cuts in any programs within the jurisdiction of the Senate and House Agriculture Committees.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture extended until March 31 the Feb. 27 deadline to update yields and reallocate base acres. The final day to apply for farm bill safety-net coverage also is March 31, USDA says.
A key signup deadline for the federal farm bill is looming, and area Farm Service Agency officials urge landowners who haven’t signed up to act quickly.
“Let us know if you haven’t done it yet. We want to work with you,” says Diane Beidler, executive director of Turner County (S.D.) FSA.
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