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.

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Disaster Resources Available for Producers

The past few weeks have been tough on producers across the Midwest, including many here in South Dakota. Below you will find a disaster resource put together by the South Dakota Department of Agriculture. The document includes resources, largely offered through the U.S. Department of Agriculture, that might be available to producers in the state of South Dakota that have been impacted by the blizzard and/or flooding.

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Bushels and Beyond

It’s hard to resist the lure of big numbers on the yield monitor. High soybean yields are a good thing for South Dakota farmers, but soybean quality is taking on increasing importance. Soybean industry leaders are pressing the issue because quality ingredients are what soybean end users want.

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Soybean Experts Share Best Practices for Long-Term Storage

Current market conditions have many South Dakota soybean growers considering long-term storage solutions this harvest.

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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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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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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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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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On the Fringe: Manage Uncontrolled Areas to Fight Resistance

Like the crops farmers tend, weeds are just plants trying to take advantage of water, nutrients and sunlight to grow, thrive and reproduce. Unlike crops that are raised in prepared and defined areas, weeds have no such boundaries.

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