April 2, 2015 RSS feed / Ag News

Farm and Land Summary for 2014 published by the USDA

The USDA recently published the Farms and Land in Farms - 2014 Summary which classified average farm size in the U.S. by sales class. More...

Pesticide drift during spraying season

The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) would like to remind pesticide applicators of drift risk during this spraying season. More...

USDA Rural Development launches a new website; enhances services

USDA Rural Development has launched a new website to enhance program accessibility and customer service. More...

USDA extends ARC and PLC deadlines to Tuesday, April 7

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that farm owners and producers have one additional week, until April 7, 2015, to choose between Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC), the safetynet programs established by the 2014 More...

Pollination requirements for fruit trees

How many fruit trees do I need to plant to have fruit? This question comes up each year as people start thinking about planting fruit trees. More...

Assess disease risk before using a soybeans-on-soybeans rotation

With corn grain prices being down, some producers may be considering planting soybeans-on-soybeans because of economic reasons. More...