August 28, 2014 RSS feed / Ag News

South Dakota remains a key player in cattle industry

Beef cattle outnumber people in South Dakota by morethana4to1ratio.With this in mind, it should come as no surprise that South Dakota cattlemen and cattle feeders continue to keep their stake among national leaders in beef production despite the chal More...

Use of cover crops for forage supply and dairy production

In the Upper Plains it might not be economical, or even practical, to plant another grain crop during the growing year; however, it may be in the producer’s interest to consider a cover crop to increase revenues. More...

Dept. of Ag presents the 2014 South Dakota Agriculture Bulletin No. 74

The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) has released the 2014 South Dakota Agriculture Bulletin No. More...

USDA Rural Development participates in 2014 State Fair in South Dakota

USDARural Development will host an informational booth at the 2014 South Dakota State Fair on Thursday, Aug. 28, in conjunction with Value Added Agriculture Center Day. More...

Livestock industry provides over $7.3 billion to the SD economy

According to a recent report, South Dakota’s livestock industry provides more than 29,000 jobs and contributes $7.3 billion to the state’s economy. The report was commissioned by the United Soybean Board. More...

Funding supports local and regional food systems, beginning farmers and ranchers

Highlighting the importance of rural entrepreneurs to the U.S. economy,Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced investments to help rural businesses grow, diversify and create jobs. More...