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November 12, 2018 | |

Soybean Experts Share Best Practices for Long-Term Storage

South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council

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

Because storing soybeans into the spring and summer months is a unique practice and the weather this fall has been far from ideal, the South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council (SDSRPC) reached out for best management practices from Sara Bauder, SDSU Extension agronomy field specialist and Kenneth Hellevang, soybean storage expert, NDSU Extension engineer, Professor.

“Typically, soybean growers expect to sell their soybeans before spring planting and local elevators would be shipping soybeans to the Pacific North West for export. Those markets are not there this year. So, instead of soybeans going to market, we are looking at having to store those soybeans. And, we are not sure how long we need to store them,” Hellevang says.

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November 7, 2018 | |

The Impact of Hurricanes Florence and Michael on Agriculture

The sheer destruction hurricanes leave in their wide path certainly doesn’t go unnoticed by the news stations.

Viewers watch as devastated survivors trudge through water in their living rooms, stare blankly from a shelter or stand in front of a wall that was once part of their home. 

What viewers are less likely to see, however, is the equally devastating impact they have on farms, farmers and agriculture.

 

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November 2, 2018 | |

What’s with the Long-Term Agricultural Projections?

USDA Office of the Chief Economist did an early release today of the Long-Term Agricultural Projections. Table below.


 

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October 25, 2018 | |

What Is the Future of Small Farms?

It’s true that as the “bigger is better” mentality washes over the country, plenty of it has trickled down to agriculture. Or maybe flowed would be a more accurate word.

And there’s always the issue of the younger generations fleeing to urban areas to try their hand at something else.

All of this, as well as other factors, have made the future of small farms appear rather bleak.

 

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