Farm Bill Discussion Focus of South Dakota Soybean Association Annual Meeting on Dec. 6, 2017

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.

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SDSA Federal Policy Update

Guest column by Brandon Wipf, farmer from Huron and SDSA Director.

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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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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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ASA Establishes Policy Resolutions for 2017

Progressive policies for a strong farm safety net, increased funding for agricultural export programs, ambitious global trade negotiations, an aggressive support for biodiesel policies and robust funding for agricultural research and conservation programs will guide the American Soybean Association (ASA) in 2017.

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Call to Action: Non-Meandered Waters Input Needed

Dear South Dakota Soybean Association (SDSA) Members:

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Call to Action: Show Your Support for the Animal Disease Research & Diagnostic Lab

A path to expand and upgrade the Animal Disease Research & Diagnostic Lab (ADRDL) is coming together with support from the Daugaard Administration, legislative leaders, and various ag organizations. This project involves three bills that will move together in the last week of the South Dakota legislative session.

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SDSA Welcomes European Approval of New Biotech Traits

The South Dakota Soybean Association (SDSA) welcomed news this morning out of Brussels that the European Union (EU) has approved three outstanding biotech soybean traits for import and processing. The approved traits include the Xtend dicamba-tolerant soybean and Vistive Gold high oleic soybean products from Monsanto, and the Balance GT FG72 soybean from Bayer CropScience.

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Apply for the 2017 ASA DuPont Young Leader Program

The American Soybean Association (ASA) and DuPont are seeking applicants for the 2016-17 ASA DuPont Young Leader Program.

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