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.

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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.

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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:

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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.

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Sudden Death Syndrome of Soybean Confirmed in South Dakota

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

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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).

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Mid-Summer Weed Management

Weeds poking above canopied soybeans are more than just an aggravation for farmers. They could signal the need for weed management plan adjustments.

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Reading the Signs: Volatile Markets Offer Market Opportunities

The 2016 soybean harvest was one for the record books. According to the USDA, the nation’s soybean farmers produced an estimated 4.2 billion bushels of soybeans, making it the largest crop ever.

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Harvest ’16 Photos

Harvest is one of our favorite times of the year and we love seeing how Harvest ’16 is progressing on your farms. Tag us on Facebook (SD Soybean), Tweet us on Twitter (@sdsoybean), and use the hashtag #Harvest16 in your posts to be featured on our social media. Happy Harvesting!

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