Agriculture

Farm Bill Compromise Unveiled, Clearing Way for Vote

WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawmakers have reached an agreement on the farm bill, a mammoth package that will fund key safety net programs for the next five years. The conference report signed Monday by members of the House and Senate is…

Minnesota keeps June 20 cutoff for using weed killer dicamba

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota is maintaining its June 20 cutoff date for farmers to use the herbicide dicamba, which has been blamed for drifting and damaging neighboring soybean fields. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture imposed the cutoff for…

US Farmers Store Record Soybean Crop as China Dispute Weighs

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - American farmers still working to get out their remaining soybeans after a weather-plagued harvest season are struggling to figure out what to do with a record crop now their traditionally dominant export market is largely…

USDA Says Most of Iowa's Corn and Soybean Harvest Complete

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Most of the state's corn and soybean crop have been harvested ahead of a snowstorm that blanketed much of southern and eastern Iowa. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported Monday that 96 percent of Iowa's…

Farm Bankruptcies on the Rise in Upper Midwest

MINNEAPOLIS - The number of farms filing for bankruptcy is increasing across the Upper Midwest. A new analysis from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis shows 84 farms filed for bankruptcy in Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana…

South Dakota Crop Report

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota's soybean crop is in the bin, and the harvest of other late-season crops is progressing. The federal Agriculture Department in its weekly crop report says 86 percent of sorghum, 82 percent of corn…

Senator Thune Focusing on Passing Farm Bill

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Senator John Thune says one of his priorities as the new Senate Majority Whip is passing a new farm bill. He discussed what it could take to get the legislation passed during a conference call today.…

Late-Season Crop Harvests Progress in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota's soybean harvest is nearly wrapped up, and the corn and sorghum harvests have reached about three-fourths complete. The federal Agriculture Department in its weekly crop report says 96 percent of soybeans, 75 percent…

South Dakota Soybean Production Expected to Set Record

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The Agriculture Department is continuing to project a record soybean crop in South Dakota, but the corn crop estimate has been downsized below a record. The latest production report estimates the state's soybean crop at…

Soybean Harvest in South Dakota Nearing the End

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota's soybean harvest is nearing the end. The federal Agriculture Department in its weekly crop report says 92 percent of the crop is in the bin, slightly behind the average pace. Other late-season harvest…

Winter wheat planting wrapping up in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Winter wheat planting is wrapping up in South Dakota. The federal Agriculture Department in its weekly crop report says 95 percent of the crop was seeded and 80 percent was emerged, both near average. The…

USDA Secretary Perdue Visiting South Dakota Thursday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Purdue is returning to South Dakota this week. Perdue is scheduled to make three stops during his visit. He will tour the Poet ethanol plant, hold a roundtable in Chancellor, visit a…

Farmland Prices Expected To Drop In 10 States

OMAHA, Neb. - A new survey says farmland prices are expected to continue their decline in parts of 10 Plains and Western states. The latest Rural Mainstreet survey shows that on average, bank CEOs in the region estimated farmland prices declined…

One Dead, One Critically Injured In Farming Accidents

NEW ULM, Minn. (AP) - Authorities say one man was killed and another critically injured in separate farm accidents in south-central Minnesota. The Brown County Sheriff's Office says authorities were called Wednesday afternoon to a farm accident near New Ulm.…

South Dakota Farmers Still Have a Lot of Crops to Bring In

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - South Dakota farmers made little progress on the late-season harvest in the past week due to bad weather. The federal Agriculture Department in its weekly crop report says less than a full day was considered suitable…

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