Governor Noem Hosting Call to Discuss Department of Agriculture Merger

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem is hosting a teleconference call for all farmers and ranchers at 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, January 6 to discuss the merger of the SD Department of Agriculture and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

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The Voice of Ag in Unison

       In addition to a global pandemic and a hotly-contested Presidential election, the year 2020 will be remembered for another milestone: the year South Dakota agricultural organizations came together to tell a unified story.

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Soybean Groups Support Farmer Well-Being

Uncertainty is taking a toll on the mental health of farmers in the U.S.

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SDSU: Paving the Future of Precision Agriculture

Lying in the heart of the Midwestern prairies, South Dakota State University has been making an impact in research, education and outreach through its land grant mission since 1881. With deep roots in agriculture, SDSU’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences is no stranger to generating innovative solutions to meet the demands of our growing world. In fact, a potential solution to that demand came to life right at SDSU in the form of the nation’s first four-year degree in precision agriculture.

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Export of Soybean Meal and Soybeans to Asia Project by AGP/SRDC

Three SD Soybean farmers were featured in a virtual trade tour as a part of the Export of Soybean Meal and Soybeans to Asia Project. Instead of trade teams traveling for the usual harvest crop tour, the project interviewed and filmed producers from Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota with the goal to walk overseas customers through all different aspects of harvest and highlight the families and farms supplying them. The videos are featured in English and Chinese on Youtube.

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Partnership Spotlight: U.S. Meat Export Federation

Red Meat Exports a Team Effort Benefiting All of U.S. Agriculture Producers

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Soil Health Practices Help Fields Hold Up in Wet Conditions

Levi Goetz was leery rolling into the field to plant corn after a 2-inch rain, but it was already mid-May. Time was starting to run out.

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U.S. Soy Industry Goes Digital to Strengthen Pan-Asia Relationships

In June, the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) hosted two digital conferences, reaching more than 1,700 customers and soybean industry representatives from the Pan-Asia region. The events – the Pan-Asia Soy Food Summit and Asia Trade Exchange 2020 – demonstrated U.S. Soy’s versatility as both food and feed and highlighted how the soy industry has remained reliable and sustainable since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Biodiesel Industry Plans for Future Growth – Soy to play the leading role

The National Biodiesel Board recently announced our new vision to be a 6-billion-gallon industry by 2030. This vision more than doubles production of biodiesel and renewable diesel in the next decade and sets the industry on a fast growth trajectory to find feedstocks to supply that demand. Biodiesel and renewable diesel’s growth projections mean good news for soybean farmers.

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Fighting to Farm: Dicamba Case Shows Agriculture’s Vulnerability to Regulations and Rulings

“The timing was incredibly poor.” This comment from Kevin Scott, farmer from the Valley Springs, S.D. area, nicely sums up all soybean and cotton farmers’ thoughts on the court ruling shutting down the use of dicamba herbicides – right at the height of the growing season.

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