Looking ahead, the 6- to 10-day outlook calls for the likelihood of near- or above-normal temperatures and rainfall across much of the country. Cooler-than-normal conditions will be confined to the northern Plains and upper Midwest. Meanwhile, drier-than-normal weather should be limited to the western... Read More.
A South Dakota cow/calf operator and president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association says he isn’t surprised that the cattle herd hasn’t started to expand. Todd Wilkinson the price point is cost prohibitive. “If you’re going to go out and purchase replacement... Read More.
A farmer in central South Dakota says the weekend rains are good news for the crops. Todd Yackley farms near Onida and tells Brownfield… “We got anywhere from 1 to 2 inches in our county and surrounding counties had 6 to 10 inches of rain,”... Read More.
The US Meat Export Federation is working with South American countries to help strengthen their meat industry by using US-raised beef and pork. Sebastian Gre, a chef from Chile with USMEF, says it is difficult for his country to produce and sell high-quality meat.... Read More.
An eastern South Dakota cow/calf operator says recent rains have given his crops a chance. Todd Wilkinson says the early-season drought was very concerning. “I didn’t get a wheat crop and our wheat got zeroed out,” he says. “I wasn’t sure I was... Read More.
USDA says more than half of South Dakota’s crops are getting adequate moisture. As of Sunday, the state’s moisture supply was 56% adequate, 3% surplus, 33% short, and 8% very short. Subsoil moisture needs more replenishing, as only 49% is adequate... Read More.
South Dakota’s Secretary of Agriculture says the department is still evaluating the impact of the June 20 Dicamba cutoff date. Hunter Roberts says early indications are that reports of drift were down, but then received quite a few phone calls the last couple... Read More.
Nearly three-quarters of South Dakota’s crops are getting needed rain, but there are still several dry areas. USDA’s Erik Gerlach reports the state’s topsoil moisture levels are 7% very short, 26% short, 60% adequate, and 7% surplus. Subsoil moisture ratings show the state... Read More.
South Dakota’s corn is starting to enter its reproductive growing phases. USDA says 7% of the corn in the state is silking with the crop rated 56% good to excellent. South Dakota’s soybean conditions are rated 53% good to excellent with 23% of the crop... Read More.
Corn has started silking in South Dakota. USDA says 1% of the crop is at that stage and corn condition is rated 49% good to excellent. Soybean conditions are rated 48% good to excellent with 13% of soybeans blooming and no pods setting yet. Winter wheat... Read More.
Farm management strategies, new technologies, and other ways to successfully transition an operation to the next generation will be discussed during the Purdue Farm Management Tour on July 11 in Washington and Jackson counties in Indiana. Jim Mintert, director of the Center for... Read More.
A forage specialist says the back-to-back drought years are causing a shortage of hay in South Dakota. The U.S. Drought Monitor says 78% of South Dakota is experiencing dry conditions with 5% of the state in extreme drought. Sara Bauder with South Dakota State University... Read More.