Agriculture

Minnesota Announces Restrictions On Using Herbicide Dicamba

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota has announced restrictions on the use of the herbicide dicamba for 2018 in response to complaints by soybean growers across the country that it harmed their crops this year. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture's rules for…

Strong Winds Damage Nebraska Corn Crop

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Several days of strong winds in late October arrived at the wrong time for many farmers who saw their crops shrink as ears of corn fell to the ground in Nebraska and western Iowa. The damage…

Fall Harvest In South Dakota Nearly Wrapped Up

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The fall harvest in South Dakota is nearly wrapped up after another week of unseasonably warm weather. The federal Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that the sunflower harvest is 94 percent complete,…

Minnesota, South Dakota Farmers Named To Soybean Board

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has named farmers from Minnesota and South Dakota to the United Soybean Board. Lawrence Sukalski of Fairmont, Minnesota, and Marc Reiner of Tripp, South Dakota, are among 19 members and 3…

South Dakota County Official Questions Conflict Of Interest

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) - More than half of a southeast South Dakota county's commissioners have asked to be investigated for possible conflicts of interest with the approval of several hog confinements. Yankton County Commissioner Ray Epp said during a meeting…

Fall Harvest In South Dakota Close To Wrapping Up

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The fall harvest in South Dakota is close to wrapping up. The federal Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that the sunflower harvest is 89 percent complete, the sorghum harvest 90 percent done…

Perdue Tours South Dakotas, Touts Improving Soil Health

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says replenishing and sustaining soil health is a priority for him. The American News reports Perdue toured the prairie pothole landscape in northeast South Dakota on Thursday. He said using soil…

South Dakota Farmers Make Progress On Late-Season Harvest

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A week of warm, dry weather has helped South Dakota farmers harvest their late-season crops, especially soybeans. The federal Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that the soybean harvest now is 81 percent…

Fostering Growth of Women in Agriculture

They are an integral part of the operations on countless farms throughout South Dakota, yet women in farming are often an unrecognized part of the team getting things done and…

Drought Takes Toll On Row Crop Production In South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The latest crop report from the federal Agriculture Department shows a drop in production of row crops in drought-plagued South Dakota. Soybean production is forecast to be down 1 percent from last year, sorghum and…

Farmers Behind On Harvest Season

LENNOX, S.D.- Farmers across the U.S. are celebrating National Farmers Day Thursday, but one thing that hasn't been pleasant for many this year is the actual farming season. With the recent rain, corn and soybean harvests continue to fall behind…

41st Hand Corn Picking Contest

FLANDREAU, SD --- It was a sight for the ears at the 41st annual SD State Hand Corn Picking Contest. With only using two hands for ten minutes the contestants…

Pumpkin Festival Brings Big Crowd To Canton

CANTON, S.D. - Now that it's fall many are flocking to area pumpkin patches. One in Canton has already seen more than 2,000 people walk through their farm. This weekend is kicking off the second annual Riverview Christmas Tree Farm…

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