January 18, 2020

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Ag Dept. seeks summer interns

PIERRE -- The South Dakota Department of Agriculture is seeking to fill several paid internships for this summer.

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Wednesday 12/18/2019
I-29 Moo University winter workshop series to focus on dairy calves

BROOKINGS -- SDSU Extension encourages dairy producers to register for the I-29 Moo University Winter Workshop series, "Prosperity of Dairy Calves," to be held in five locations across the region beginning Jan. 6.

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Monday 12/09/2019
CAFO training to be held Wednesday

BROOKINGS -- An environmental training session for operators of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) will be held on Wednesday at the Crossroads Convention Center in Huron. Specialists from SDSU Extension, the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the Natural Resources Conservation Service will be conducting the training.

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Thursday 12/05/2019
Senator: Trade hurting Maine blueberries, farmers need help

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Maine's independent senator says the state's blueberry growers need help from the federal government to survive the Trump administration's trade battle with China.

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Wednesday 12/04/2019
African swine fever kills more than 20 wild boar in Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- An outbreak of African swine fever in Poland near the German border has killed 21 wild boar, the agriculture minister said Wednesday.

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Monday 12/02/2019
Managing Soil: Maximizing Profit Workshop is Tuesday in Colton

BROOKINGS -- South Dakota State University Extension will host the "Managing Soil: Maximizing Profit" workshop in Colton on Tuesday. Registration begins at 8:45 a.m. and the workshop runs from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Wednesday 11/27/2019
Cranberry farmers want to build solar panels over their bogs

CARVER, Mass. (AP) -- Plummeting cranberry prices and the country's ongoing trade wars have America's cranberry industry eyeing a possible new savior: solar power.

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Friday 11/22/2019
Progress slowed for harvest

Bad weather and wet fields have delayed completion of this fall's harvest in South Dakota.

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Friday 11/15/2019
FSA director tells farmers: schedule county meetings

HURON -- South Dakota's farmers may think they've applied for all the programs they can to help mitigate some of the losses brought on by extreme weather and the Trade War, but South Dakota's Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Paul Shubeck says there may be other resources available.

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Friday 11/08/2019
$800 million in disaster aid to farmers hit by hurricanes

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The federal government announced $800 million in aid Friday to farmers in three southern states that were devastated by last year's hurricanes.

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Wednesday 11/06/2019
BQA certification will be held in Mitchell Nov. 21

BROOKINGS -- To help beef producers meet Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certification expectations, SDSU Extension will host an in-person BQA certification course on Nov. 21 from 2-4 p.m. in the Technology Center Amphitheater at Mitchell Technical Institute (MTI) in Mitchell

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Tuesday 11/05/2019
Wisconsin Senate to vote on firing agriculture secretary

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin's Republican-controlled Senate prepared Tuesday to fire the state agriculture secretary appointed by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, the latest in a series of skirmishes between the governor and the GOP that comes as Wisconsin is losing dairy farmers at a record pace.

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Thursday 10/31/2019
Scientists say quarter of all pigs could die of swine fever

SYDNEY (AP) -- Around a quarter of the world's pigs are expected to die from African swine fever as authorities grapple with a complex disease spreading rapidly in the globalization era, the World Organization for Animal Health's president said Thursday.

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Wednesday 10/30/2019
Cranberry farmers want to build solar panels over their bogs

CARVER, Mass. (AP) -- Plummeting cranberry prices and the country's ongoing trade wars have America's cranberry industry eyeing a possible new savior: solar power.

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Tuesday 10/29/2019
Vermont remembers farmer who refused to sell for interstate

ASCUTNEY, Vt. (AP) -- A symbol of progress overtaking the state's agricultural past -- a tree that once shaded a farm now largely buried beneath Interstate 91 -- is dying and must be cut down.

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Wednesday 10/16/2019
Farmers blame Trump for biofuels rule they view as betrayal

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Farmers and biofuel industry officials are reacting angrily to a rule released by the Environmental Protection Agency that they say doesn't uphold a promise President Donald Trump made to fulfill the intent of an ethanol law passed by Congress.

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Thursday 10/10/2019
Spain: Olive farmers protest low prices, US tariff plans

MADRID (AP) -- Several thousand olive farmers have marched through Spain's capital to protest plunging prices and to demand protection from tariffs the United States plans to levy on European Union on agriculture products.

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Wednesday 10/09/2019
State Hand Cornpicking Contest is Sunday

The South Dakota Hand Cornpicking Contest, sponsored by Dakota Heritage, will be held on Sunday near Colton. The site is on 464th Ave. and a half-mile east on 248th St. (elevator grounds).

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Tuesday 10/08/2019
Unions sue USDA seeking to halt new pork processing rule

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The union representing workers at pork processing plants sued the federal government on Monday to challenge a new rule that allows companies to set line speeds and turn over more food safety tasks to company employees.

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Monday 10/07/2019
Stay safe this harvest season

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -- As the busy harvest season gets under way, Otter Tail Power Company reminds farmers to pay special attention to what's above their heads and within reach of their machinery while completing harvest work.

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