Aquaculture: Close to Home

They may not replace hogs and poultry as prime soybean consumers anytime soon, but growth in fish and shrimp production growth is opening a whole new world of opportunities for South Dakota soy products. Although most fish production happens overseas or in coastal waters, aquaculture innovation is happening closer to home than many people realize.

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Award-Winning Education Center Takes Formaldehyde-Free Materials to the Farm

The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and the American Institute of Architects East Tennessee have honored a project spearheaded by the University of Tennessee (UT) College of Architecture and Design. As an urban non-profit farm and educational center, UT’s award-winning Beardsley Farm grows food for local Knoxville hunger relief organizations and shelters.

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Weed Management

Scouting is all about early detection. And when it comes to weed detection, sooner is always better. The key to successful weed management is identifying resistance early, when the infestation can still be controlled.

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Workshop Teaches Farmers to Develop Trust With Consumers Through Shared Values

“When you live in a land of food, there are many issues. When you live in a land with no food, there is only one issue. Food is personal,” explains Donna Moenning, a farmer and speaker from The Center for Food Integrity (CFI) who spoke with about 35 farmers during a Developing Consumer Trust workshop in March.

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Call to Action: Non-Meandered Waters Input Needed

Dear South Dakota Soybean Association (SDSA) Members:

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16th Annual Soybean Open Golf Tournament

The South Dakota Soybean Association (SDSA) invites you to register for the 16th Annual Soybean Open Golf Tournament. The tournament will be held on July 17, 2017 at the Brandon Municipal Golf Course in Brandon, SD.

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Understanding the Relationship between Soybean Cyst Nematode and Fusarium on Soybean

By Febina Mathew, Paul Okello, Jonathan Kleinjan, Shannon Osborne, Madhav Nepal, Adam Varenhorst, and Emmanuel Byamukama.

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Biodiesel Blending Facility Opens near Rapid City

A new biodiesel blending site in Box Elder will make using biodiesel much easier in the western part of the state. Located less than 10 miles from the Magellan Rapid City terminal, the new Victory Renewables biodiesel blending facility provides fuel marketers with convenient access to take full loads of biodiesel or blend biodiesel with diesel fuel. Biodiesel will arrive at the new facility via rail and users will bottom load transport trucks. A heating system allows for sales year-round.

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Hungry for Truth Harnesses Power of Relationships West of the River

Last November, local community leaders, foodies and farmers gathered together at Prairie Berry Winery in Hill City for a Harvest Social. The Hungry for Truth event brought South Dakotans together to share in meaningful conversations about the journey from farm to plate over delicious foods and local wine.

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Advancements for the Field

Farming has always been about getting the most production from inputs and efforts. Today’s implements offer more tools than ever to maximize efficiency. Each year, equipment companies roll out new products. Here is a sampling of new tools available from top manufactures for 2017.

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