Farmers Who Enter 2018 SD Soybean Yield Contest Have Chance to Win $2000

All South Dakota soybean farmers are encouraged to enter the 2018 South Dakota Soybean Yield Contest on or before the deadline of August 31, 2018.

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Retaliatory Chinese Tariffs Tough on South Dakota Soybean Growers

July 6, 2018  – President Trump’s 25 percent tariffs on $24 billion of Chinese goods took effect at midnight on July 6. Retaliatory tariffs imposed from the Chinese government mean major impacts for soybean growers across the state and the country. Over two thirds of South Dakota’s annual export crop is exported, primarily to Asia. U.S. soybeans represent 41 percent of the value of products on China’s tariff list. With China being the largest export market for U.S. soybeans, farmers who are already challenged with soft markets and low prices will see serious damage.

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South Dakota Soybean Growers Encouraged to Vote for SDSRPC Board Members

South Dakota soybean growers are encouraged to vote in the District 5 board of directors election for the South Dakota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (SDSRPC). The election is May 14-June 15, 2018.

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Best Management Practices to Consider When Planting Soybeans this Spring

Although research shows earlier planting dates typically improve soybean yields, Mother Nature had other plans this spring, with extended cold and wet weather conditions delaying planting for many South Dakota soybean growers.

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S.D. Soybean Association Calls on President Trump to Withdraw Chinese Tariffs

The South Dakota Soybean Association (SDSA) joins the American Soybean Association (ASA) in calling on President Trump to reconsider Chinese tariffs which have caused soybean markets to drop nearly 40 cents a bushel this morning.

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Conservation: The Case for Crop Insurance

On our farm, many of the best management decisions we’ve made during this downturn have centered around voluntary conservation practices. In lieu of trying to raise higher-risk cash crops on our marginal acres, we’ve been converting those areas to alfalfa or grass, depending on what works best in each situation.

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Participate in the South Dakota Soybean On-Farm Research Website: Share Information, Glean Unbiased Recommendations

While planning for the 2018 growing season, the South Dakota soybean checkoff encourages soybean farmers to sign up for the South Dakota Soybean On-Farm Research Program.

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South Dakota Soybean Research & Promotion Council Encourages Soybean Growers to Join the Board

The South Dakota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (SDSRPC) encourages South Dakota soybean growers to run for open positions on the SDSRPC board of directors.

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South Dakota Soybean Growers Gain Firsthand Exposure to Mexican Export Markets and Value of Soybean Checkoff During S.D. Soybean See For Yourself Tour to Mexico

Close to 70 percent of soybeans harvested in South Dakota are exported. In February, the South Dakota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (SDSRPC) hosted a See For Yourself Tour to Mexico. The tour provided South Dakota soybean growers with the opportunity to see where a portion of the nearly 255 million bushels of soybeans they harvest each year end up when they leave South Dakota’s fields.
“This tour puts a face to the product. It lets South Dakota farmers meet those who buy our soybeans and develop stronger relationships with these buyers,” said Tim Ostrem, Centerville farmer and SDSRPC board member. It also allows us to highlight the role the South Dakota soybean checkoff plays in developing international markets.”

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Biodiesel Day is March 18, 2018: Renewable Soy Biodiesel Good for South Dakota Farmers & Environment

Biodiesel day is March 18, 2018. A great day for South Dakotans and farmers to celebrate the renewable fuel which utilizes about 5.6 billion pounds of soybean oil each year.

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