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SOUTH DAKOTA

The first South Dakota Education & Agriculture Conference will take place June 8-9 at South Dakota State University's Raven Precision Agriculture Center in Brookings.
Planting and emergence for the region’s crops in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota from the May 23, 2022, weekly report, available from the National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Summit Carbon Solution's $4.5 billion plan is to connect to 32 ethanol plants in five states: Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota, sending liquid carbon dioxide from the plants to be stored underground in North Dakota. Summit says the pipeline project will help ethanol plants lower their carbon score by capturing greenhouse gas emissions and piping the CO2 to western North Dakota for underground storage.
"When we look at midsummer — June, July and August — there is a very strong consensus among the climate models and forecasters that this summer will be a hot one,” SDSU Extension Climate Field Specialist Laura Edwards said.

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Planting progress for North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and surrounding states is far below normal for mid-May. Farmers have been delayed in getting the 2022 crop in the ground due to late cold temperatures and now excessive rain and storms.
Anne Waltner, Parker, South Dakota, left a full-time career as a concert pianist and educator to join her parents’ farming operation. Along the way she married, had triplet daughters and survived cancer. Of her journey and life, she says: “Can you think of anybody luckier than me?”
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A derecho – a large-scale wind storm with 90- to 100-mph straight winds and two tornados – blasted through eastern South Dakota and western Minnesota on May 12, 2022, killing one, damaging buildings including hundreds of farms.
More than 70,000 homes and businesses remained without power across the region early Friday as damage assessment and cleanup continued after the second straight night of widespread severe weather.
With a solid business plan, hard work and enthusiasm, agritourism can be an option to stay on a farm and create added income, all while providing others a connection to agriculture.
Dwayne Gorder is a northeast South Dakota farmer dropping plans to plant wheat because of the calendar. His first planting near Estelline, South Dakota, was on May 10, 2022.

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Summit Carbon Solutions is proposing to build the world's largest carbon capture and sequestration project. Ethanol plants in Atwater and Granite Falls, Minnesota, are part of the project.
The lawyer for a South Dakota grain company says they’ll appeal a decision by Nebraska regulators who refused to reconsider their $290,000 fine against the company for buying grain in that state without a license.
Weather limiting planting progress in upper Midwest. U.S. Department of Agriculture's May 2 Crop Progress shows below average plantings.

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