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Mixed results for SD spring wheat

Spring wheat harvest has mixed results so far in South Dakota. In the eastern part of the state, Anthony Bly with South Dakota State University Extension says there’s not much to harvest. But in western South Dakota, custom harvester Jim Deibert says yields are... Read More.

SD spring wheat harvest picks up pace

Wheat harvest continues in South Dakota. USDA says spring wheat harvest is 38% complete with conditions rated 36% fair. 87% of South Dakota’s winter wheat is harvested, ahead of average, but in line with last year. Oats are also being harvested, more than halfway... Read More.

SD pork producers prepare for Prop 12

The executive director of the South Dakota Pork Producers Council says the state’s pork producers are preparing for Proposition 12 to go into effect at the end of the year. Glenn Muller tells Brownfield producers are trying to decide if it’s worth it... Read More.

Recent rains should help the SD row crops

The U.S. Drought Monitor says dry conditions improved in South Dakota in the last week. Laura Edwards, the state climatologist with South Dakota State University Extension, says the increased rainfall in the southeastern part of the state has been helpful for many in agriculture. “Week... Read More.

SD farmers welcome rains

A farmer in south central South Dakota says timely rains have helped the crops that have struggled in the severe drought. Chad Blindauer says the farm, near Mitchell, received more than an inch of rain in a storm on Tuesday night and more rain... Read More.

Private property rights a concern in SD

The president of the American Farm Bureau Federation says private property rights for farmers and ranchers continue to be challenged across the country. Zippy Duvall tells Brownfield using eminent domain to build carbon pipelines or other energy projects is the wrong approach. “I’ve heard a... Read More.

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.

SD on alert for corn and soybean pests

An agronomist says South Dakota farmers should be scouting for a few pests in corn and soybean fields. Rick Swenson with Peterson Farms Seed says farmers with conventional corn should be monitoring for corn borer, an insect that burrows up through corn stalks and... Read More.

Soybean conditions decline in SD

Dry conditions continue to have an effect on the crops in South Dakota. In the latest Crop Progress and Conditions report, USDA says soybean conditions are rated 47% good to excellent, a slight decline from the previous week with 7% of soybeans blooming, ahead... Read More.