China: Continued Growth & Opportunity for South Dakota Soybeans

The sheer magnitude of China’s soybean market and the opportunity it presents is much clearer to Brookings farmer Craig Converse, one of six South Dakota farmers on a trade mission to China and Thailand with the South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council (SDSRPC). The farmers are meeting with soybean buyers, traders, crushers and feed millers from the world’s largest soybean market.

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Dicamba Survey Available on the South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Website

Following reports of dicamba-related damage to soybean crops, the South Dakota Soybean Association (SDSA) encourages farmers who believe they are experiencing crop damage from dicamba to submit a survey to the South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA).

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Action Alert: Submit Comments to EPA on the RFS Proposal

SDSA needs you to submit comments to EPA this month on the 2018 and 2019 volumes for biomass-based diesel under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).  EPA released its proposed 2018/19 RFS volumes in early July, calling for biodiesel volumes of 2.1 billion gallons in 2019, and an Advanced Biofuels volume of 4.28 billion gallons for 2018.

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Laws, Regs & Other Considerations When Buying Seed

Find great information about things to consider when buying seed in this article from the American Seed Trade Association. 

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Sustainable Farm Practices Support Outdoor Adventures on Casper Family Farm

Paul Casper has always had a strong connection to the land. His love for the outdoors began when he was young, spending a lot of time hunting, fishing and trapping. Almost everything he does for work and recreation is tied to the environment. That’s why using sustainable agricultural practices are so important for his family and farm.

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ASA DuPont Young Leader Program

The American Soybean Association (ASA), DuPont Pioneer and DuPont Crop Protection are seeking applicants for the 2017–18 ASA DuPont Young Leader Program.

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Hungry for Truth to Host Sessions at Ag PhD Field Day

Learn tips to positively engage with consumers on top agricultural issues at two Ag PhD Field Day sessions hosted by Hungry for Truth and the South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council (SDSRPC). The sessions will take place at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 27, 2017, at the Ag PhD Field Day near Baltic, South Dakota.

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Mid-Summer Weed Management

Weeds poking above canopied soybeans are more than just an aggravation for farmers. They could signal the need for weed management plan adjustments.

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Best Bean Practices: Dry Conditions for Weed Control

Drought conditions have continued to spread across South Dakota over the past few weeks. The most recent drought monitor shows that more than 90 percent of state is experiencing abnormally dry conditions and drought. In the Best Bean Practices videos below Paul Johnson, SDSU Extension Weed Science Coordinator, shares more about weed management in dry conditions.

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Across the Table: Farmer Paul’s Chicken Kabobs

Nothing gets your mouth watering in the summer like seared chicken kabobs and fresh garden vegetables. Master griller and farmer Paul Casper shares his signature recipe for this episode of Across the Table. He talks with host Melissa Johnson about his fourth-generation farm in Lake Preston, the vegetables he grows and how he takes care of his garden and his crops throughout the season.

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