farmdoc Webinar – ARC/PLC Decisions for South Dakota

Monday, February 17th, 2020
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CST

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Strategies for Dealing with Saturated Soils

Although we all wish there was a snap-your-fingers fix for our saturated field conditions, everyone in agriculture will need to go into the year 2020 with eyes wide open to the realities of our wet weather cycle. Some strategic planning in the off-season can help prepare you for how to best approach the coming spring field conditions.

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Weather or Not: Looking Ahead to the 2020 Growing Season

This coming year does not look as difficult as this year, but I don’t think we’ll be flipping the switch, either, to a drier trend.”

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U.S. Soy’s Connection to Taiwan Remains Strong

Since 1969, U.S. soybean farmers have been building relationships and collaborating with partners in Taiwan to help meet that country’s soybean import and processing needs.

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New Year, New Decade, New Possibilities

Guest editorial by Don Norton, CEO of South Dakota Agricultural and Rural Leadership (SDARL)

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Checkoff Funded Research Update

Checkoff dollars are constantly at work through research projects sponsored by the South Dakota Soybean Research & Promotion Council. These projects not only provide valuable information for producers, but also take steps to better the future of the industry. This year’s projects run from July 2019-June 2020 and highlight high yield protocols, weather, SCN management, and controlling weeds.

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Reform of Agricultural Land Taxation Could Help Farmers But Shift Burden To Homeowners And Businesses

As the property tax takes a larger share of their incomes — and at a time when many are hurting financially — South Dakota farmers and ranchers are pushing for reform of the state’s system of valuing and taxing their lands.

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Market Facilitation Program – 2019 County Per Acre Payment Rate

Assistance through the Market Facilitation Program is based on a single county payment rate multiplied by a farm’s total plantings of MFP-eligible crops in aggregate in 2019. Those per-acre payments are not dependent on which of those crops are planted in 2019. A producer’s total payment-eligible plantings cannot exceed total 2018 plantings. County payment rates range from $15 to $150 per acre, depending on the impact of unjustified trade retaliation in that county.

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Second Wetland Mitigation Bank Credits Now Available

A second agriculture Wetland Mitigation Bank has released credits for purchase through the South Dakota Ag Wetland Exchange (SDAWE). South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) is the sponsor of the SDAWE, which provides ag wetland bank credits for sale to landowners to offset impacts from past or planned wetland conversions.

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