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.

Read More

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.

Read More

USDA has given no indication of how they will distribute Disaster Monies, Market Facilitation Payments or Prevent Plant

Secretary Sonny Perdue stated recently that details will probably not be released until mid-July because he wants farmers to base planting decisions on the market.

Read More

How One Young Farmer Preserves the Land for the Next Generation

For Kevin Deinert, farming is all about family. The 30-year-old farmer grows 2,500 acres of soybeans, corn and alfalfa, and raises beef cattle alongside his dad and brother on their family farm in Mount Vernon.

Read More

Harvest 2017 Photos

Here at SD Soybean, we know it’s officially fall when our news feeds fill up with harvest photos, and we’d love hear from you about how Harvest 2017 is progressing in your areas. Tag us on Facebook (SD Soybean), Tweet us on Twitter @sdsoybean and use the hashtag #Harvest17 in your posts to be featured on our social media. Check out some of our favorite #Harvest17 photos:

Read More

Gathering Knowledge From the Soil

Soybean yield isn’t the only thing farmers gather in the fall. Experts say it is also an excellent time to do soil testing as it can reveal valuable information about nutrients and the presence of yield-robbing pests.

Read More

Sudden Death Syndrome of Soybean Confirmed in South Dakota

Written collaboratively by Emmanuel Byamukama, Connie Strunk, Connie Tande, and Febina Mathew for iGrow.

Read More

Dicamba Survey Available on the South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Website

Following reports of dicamba-related damage to soybean crops, the South Dakota Soybean Association (SDSA) encourages farmers who believe they are experiencing crop damage from dicamba to submit a survey to the South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA).

Read More