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South Dakota Corn, Soybean Maturity Continue To Lag

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Corn and soybean maturity continues to lag in South Dakota. The weekly crop report from the federal government says South Dakota’s corn and soybeans are maturing at a pace behind last year’s and the five-year average. Corn denting was 60 percent, well behind 80 percent at this time last year and the average of 78…

South Korean Trade Team Visits South Dakota

BRIDGEWATER, S.D. – Free trade is a hot topic across the nation, with President Donald Trump withdrawing the U.S. from the Trans Pacific Partnership. He’s also considering re-negotiating other trade deals. But that’s not stopping some major international buyers from coming to check out American crops, including ones right here in South Dakota. From fresh off the stalks, to leaving…

Evapotranspiration – A Fancy Word For Corn Sweat

A Big Word Caused By Something On A Molecular Level

On a hot, sunny day in the middle of the Summer have you ever stopped and noticed how muggy it feels outside? Like instead of living in the Northern Plains, you’re living somewhere tropical but… there’s no ocean around. So what’s causing it to feel like that? Look around, chances are, especially if you’re in the Northern Plains, you’re surrounded…

Crop Work Gets Stuck In The Mud

Rain and Snow Bogs Down Farming Work In May

TABOR, S.D. — The grass is greener around the Sioux Empire thanks to consistent rain throughout May. However, it’s not doing some farmers any favors. In the southeast part of South Dakota, farmers like Terry Sestak are facing delays when it comes to planting crops due to muddy conditions. Sestak said he’s been preparing his equipment to get onto his…

South Dakota Corn And Soybean Crops Set Records In 2016

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP)– South Dakota farmers last year produced record and soybean crops. The Agriculture Department says in its crop production summary that South Dakota’s corn crop totaled 826 million bushels, up 3 percent from 2015. The state’s soybean crop totaled 256 million bushels, up 9 percent. The state’s alfalfa, sorghum, oil sunflower, proso millet and flaxseed crops all…