Agriculture News

March 22, 2023

Can you afford an open cow? Or, cull her now or pay to hold her open?

AMES, IA – The time commitment and financial investment in developing a replacement heifer is a daunting task―especially when one can come up open after having only one or two calves. After hearing several reports of poor fall breed-back rates and spring calvers losing calves (abortions, stillbirths, etc.), we decided to put pencil to paper […]

March 22, 2023

Highlighting value, uses of ag products part of National Agriculture Week

PIERRE, S.D. – You are steeped in agriculture. You might not know it, but you are. It doesn’t matter if you live in Sioux Falls, Brookings, Yankton, Aberdeen, Mitchell or Rapid City, South Dakota. You’re neck-deep in agriculture. You might work in a hospital. Maybe the Post Office. You could be an IT person, maybe […]

March 22, 2023

CATTLE CHAT: Collecting off-ranch data aids management decisions

MANHATTAN, KS – Tracking devices tell us everything from the number of steps we take to the amount of calories we consume to the hours of restful sleep we get at night, among other things. That data provides valuable information to those who are seeking it. While the collection mechanisms are different, tracking data on […]

March 22, 2023

Nominees for National Sheep Industry Improvement Center

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is seeking nominees for two producer positions and one expert in marketing to serve three-year terms on the National Sheep Industry Improvement Center (Center) Board of Directors. Nominations are due May 5. USDA selects appointees from candidates nominated by Certified Nominating Organizations […]

March 22, 2023

South Dakota Ag Summit registration, program announced

PIERRE, S.D. – Registration is now open for the 2023 South Dakota Governor’s Agricultural Summit (Ag Summit). The Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) will host the two-day event on July 18-19 in Watertown on the campus of Lake Area Technical College. This year’s agenda will include an ag-economic market outlook, policy updates, Farm […]

March 22, 2023

Financial assistance available to ranchers impacted by winter storms

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Producers in South Dakota and other states impacted by severe winter weather events can apply for financial assistance. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has technical and financial assistance available to help farmers and livestock producers recover from these adverse weather events. Impacted producers should contact their local USDA Service Center to […]

March 21, 2023

Adams Land & Cattle, Tyson partner to introduce new line of branded beef

DALLAS, TX – Rolling out a product as bold as its name, Tyson Foods has teamed up with Adams Land Cattle, LLC in Nebraska to introduce a new line of Brazen Beef. Unveiled at the 2023 Annual Meat Conference, held March 6-8 in Dallas, the brand is the first of its kind and said to […]

March 20, 2023

U.S. Cattle on Feed down 4 percent; placements down 7percent

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The monthly Cattle on Feed (COF) report was released Friday, March 17, 2023 with few surprises. On feed numbers March 1 were 96% of last year with placements falling to 93% of last year and marketings at 95% of last year. This fell in line with pre-release guesses. Regional placements in February […]

March 20, 2023

Cost-share assistance available to qualified producers needing grain storage capacity

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that producers in counties affected by eligible disaster events in Kentucky, Minnesota, South Dakota, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, and Tennessee can apply for cost-share assistance through the Emergency Grain Storage Facility Assistance Program (EGSFP). The new program provides cost-share assistance for the construction of new […]

March 20, 2023

Rural Resilience Retreat planned

WASHBURN, N.D. – Addressing the wellness needs of those working in agriculture or related areas will be the focus of a Rural Resilience Retreat sponsored by North Dakota State University Extension on Saturday, March 25, in Washburn, N.D. The event kicks off with registration and breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and continues with learning sessions and […]