Submitted on behalf of the National Biodiesel Board (NBB)
A panel of agriculture producers will focus on the upcoming farm bill during the 2017 South Dakota Soybean Association Annual Meeting held in Sioux Falls December 6 at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel (3200 W Maple St). The meeting begins at 2 p.m. in Amphitheater 1.
Register now for the 13th Annual AgOutlook Conference & Tradeshow on Thursday, December 7 at the Ramkota Exhibit Hall in Sioux Falls, SD. The South Dakota Soybean Association AgOutlook is the tri-state region’s premiere agricultural conference and tradeshow. Speakers for this year’s event include senior market analyst John Roach, estate attorney Carolyn Thompson and world record holder for corn and soybean bushels per acre Randy Dowdy. The South Dakota Soybean Research & Promotion Council and the soybean checkoff is proud to sponsor this year’s speakers.
In just a couple weeks, farmers and ranchers across the nation will start receiving the 2017 Census of Agriculture. Producers can mail in their completed census form, or respond online via the improved web questionnaire. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has extensively revised the online questionnaire to make it more convenient for producers.
Attention to quality management helps farmers get the most out of their soybeans whether they are bound for long-term storage or a voyage to overseas markets. Some soybeans are marketed right off the combine, while others are stored for months as farmers position themselves to respond to market opportunities. Their intended use impacts how farmers treat soybeans while in storage.
Here at SD Soybean, we know it’s officially fall when our news feeds fill up with harvest photos, and we’d love hear from you about how Harvest 2017 is progressing in your areas. Tag us on Facebook (SD Soybean), Tweet us on Twitter @sdsoybean and use the hashtag #Harvest17 in your posts to be featured on our social media. Check out some of our favorite #Harvest17 photos:
Soybean yield isn’t the only thing farmers gather in the fall. Experts say it is also an excellent time to do soil testing as it can reveal valuable information about nutrients and the presence of yield-robbing pests.