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Winter wheat mixed as SD harvest begins

The quality of winter wheat is mixed as harvest begins in South Dakota. In the central part of the state, in Onida, Oahe Grain Corporation’s general manager Tim Luken says the crop is short. “It’s been in the 58 to 60 pound range, but the... Read More.

Winter wheat harvest begins in Illinois

Winter wheat harvest began in Illinois last week. The USDA reports as of Sunday 13% is harvested, slightly behind last year’s pace, with a 65% good to excellent rating. 95% of soybeans have emerged and the agency rates the crop 33% good to excellent, down... Read More.

Prop 12 a heavy topic as World Pork Expo begins

The implications of Proposition 12 weigh heavily on the minds of producers attending the World Pork Expo in Des Moines.  During a news conference Wednesday morning, National Pork Producers Council president Scott Hays called the Supreme Court ruling to uphold Prop 12 the... Read More.

SD crops doing ok as June begins

In its latest Crop Progress and Conditions Report, USDA says the winter wheat in South Dakota is rated 28% good to excellent as almost half of the crop is heading. Spring wheat conditions are rated 56% good to excellent. Chuck Todd, who farms near... Read More.