The Baseline on Biologicals

Ag Microbials and/or Ag Biologicals is a segment in agriculture receiving a lot of focus in recent years.  This focus is due to benefits microbes can provide over synthetic chemicals.  Their novelty is measured by their ability to provide modes of actions and solutions not found in other classes of ag chem.  An interesting feature of microbial products is their potential to increase in number and perhaps grow and move with the growth of the crop.  Their use is often associated with safety and sustainability both in their manufacture as well as placement and use in the environment.  

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Now Accepting Applications for Valent, ASA Ag Voices of the Future Program for College Students

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is now accepting applications for the Valent Ag Voices of the Future program, which will be held July 19-22, 2021, in conjunction with the summer ASA Board meeting and Soy Issues Forum in Washington, D.C. The Ag Voices of the Future program is for students interested in improving their understanding of major agricultural policy issues, the importance of advocacy and careers that can impact agricultural policy. Class size is limited and students must be at least 18 years old to apply.

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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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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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New Year, New Decade, New Possibilities

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

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soy100: Growing 100-Bushel Soybeans Event Recap

Last week over 230 producers from across the state attended the soy100: Growing 100-Bushel Soybeans event at SDSU. This free event, brought to you by the South Dakota soybean checkoff, highlighted best management practices, as well as strategies for increasing soybean yields.

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Farmers Invited to Attend Workshop on Developing Consumer Trust

Consumers are more curious than ever about where their food comes from and how it’s grown. They drive the trends that impact the entire food chain. In an age of social media, viral videos and smartphones, the amount of information at one’s fingertips can be overwhelming, so how do farmers ensure their friends, neighbors and community members have the right information when making food choices for their families? Thoughtful conversations. Sharing stories. Building trust. The best advocates for agriculture are farmers themselves.

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Learn How to Grow 100-Bushel Soybeans, Register for March soy100 Event

South Dakota soybean farmers are invited to attend the soy100 event, March 15 at the South Dakota State University (SDSU) Campus in Brookings. Register for this event online at www.sdsoybean.org/soy100.

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