Google Inc. and two venture capitalist firms are investing $15 million in a U.S. tech company that helps farmers maximize their crops based on data gathered by agricultural equipment and shared between growers.
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.
Wheat lost ground big last week on improving conditions. The Wheat Quality Tour is estimating a much better than expected winter wheat crop while crop conditions in the Northern Plains have been close to ideal.
PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota producers have worked together to make agriculture the No. 1 industry in the state, an accomplishment that all South Dakotans can take pride in. By individuals working together to find new advances and helping each other out, agriculture will continue to grow into an even larger industry.
FARGO, N.D. — Steve and Scott O’Neill don’t promise area corn farmers quick or easy answers. But producers who “push the boundaries of production and challenge their mindsets” will be rewarded with much-higher yields than their less-flexible neighbors, Steve O’Neill said.
Rain, prices mar harvest season so far Weekend rains and the forecast for continued showers this week has put a damper on what already appears to be a disappointing harvest season in southwest Minnesota.
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