South Dakota Soybean Research & Promotion Council Announces New Members & Officers

Soybean producers from across South Dakota recently elected soybean growers, David Struck of Wolsey and Todd Hanten of Goodwin to represent Districts 5 and 6 on the board of the South Dakota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (SDSRPC). This is the farmer led, organization charged with wisely investing and leveraging checkoff dollars on behalf of South Dakota soybean farmers.

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Visit the SD Soybean Research & Promotion Council Dakotafest Tent & Connect with Growers & Research

Come celebrate soybeans and connect with the farmers who grow them during Dakotafest 2018 in the South Dakota Research & Promotion Council (SDSRPC) tent, located on Seed Row on 1st Street in Lot 6. Dakotafest is held in Mitchell, August 21-23 (2300 East Spruce Street). The SDSRPC tent opens each day at 9 a.m. Free SDSU ice cream is served August 22 and soybean growers who stop by the SDSRPC tent and sign up for SD Soybean updates will receive a free, 16-can cooler (while supplies last).

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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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