South Dakota Soybean Growers Reiterate Importance of Trade, Not Aid With Long-Term Approach

Farmers from across the country anxiously awaited Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue’s detailed aid package earlier this week. For South Dakota Soybean Association (SDSA) the announcement was met with appreciation, yet caution. The $1.65 per bushel payment outlined for 50 percent of soybean production was by far the highest payment for any commodity. Now, South Dakota soybean leaders, Brandon Wipf and Jerry Schmitz are focused on what comes next.

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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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South Dakota Soybean Growers Looking for Long-Term Solution for Key Trade Markets

Trade has long been an important part of soybean farmer profitability in South Dakota. In fact, South Dakota is one of the top 10 soybean exporting states in the country, totaling $1.3 billion in soybean exports annually.

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No Time to Rest

This blog post was originally published as an advertorial in the July-August Issue of the South Dakota Soybean Leader. This post is sponsored by Mustang Seeds and brought to you by the South Dakota Soybean Association. 

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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. To enter the South Dakota Soybean Yield Contest, click here.

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What South Dakota Soybean Growers Need to Know about Palmer Amaranth and More

Original article ran in the May/June 2018 issue of the South Dakota Soybean Leader magazine.

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U.S. Soy Responds to Tariff Announcement

In response to the announcement of U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports, the American Soybean Association (ASA), the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and the United Soybean Board (USB) release the following statements.

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Turn Pest Practices into Best Practices

With summer heat blasting at full tilt, farmers across the country are racing towards harvest. Out in the fields, many farmers and crop advisors are scouting to determine what weeds, diseases or insects may threaten their crop during the next few months.

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