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USDA site is back, but reports may be delayed
With the federal budget impasse ended, USDA is back to work but it may take some time for regularly scheduled agriculture commodity reports to be issued, the agency said Thursday.
Donate to South Dakota Rancher’s Relief Fund
South Dakota Cattlemen's Association, South Dakota Stockgrowers Association and South Dakota Sheep Growers Association established the South Dakota Rancher Relief Fund Oct. 8, 2013 with the Black Hills Area Community Foundation to provide support and relief assistance to those in the agriculture industry impacted by the blizzard of Oct. 4-7, 2013.
Despite shutdown, ag industry moves forward
Uncertainty looms across the United States as to when the government shutdown will end, and this uncertainty has troubled the agricultural industry and those wanting to make trading decisions for their crops and livestock.
Coming up dry: Study focuses on groundwater
If current irrigation trends continue, 69 percent of the groundwater stored in the High Plains Aquifer of Kansas will be depleted in 50 years. But immediately reducing water use could extend the aquifer's lifetime and increase net agricultural production through the year 2110.
WRDA critical to improving water transportation
There’s hardly a school kid who is not familiar with the American folksong, “Fifteen Years on the Erie Canal.” The song went by a number of names including “Fifteen Miles on the Erie Canal.”
Grower in Ark., to break 100-bushel per acre mark
A Dumas soybean grower has become the first Arkansas farmer to break the 100-bushel per acre mark, and it all came down to a fraction of a bushel.
Smithsonian museum seeks farmers’ stories
No one knows how much agriculture has evolved and transformed over time better than America’s farmers. That’s why the Smithsonian National Museum of American History is seeking farmers’ help in telling stories of the innovation and experiences of farming and ranching across the United States.
Southwest Mo., rustling arrest “tip of iceberg”
A southwest Missouri man accused of stealing more than $100,000 worth of cattle and equipment likely is part of a larger cattle rustling ring operating in the region, investigators said, so farmers need to remain on guard against suspicious activity.
Farm bill doesn’t end food stamps
One after another, angry Democrats took to the House floor to say Republicans would increase hunger in America by stripping food stamps from the farm bill.
White River’s Blueway status
Seeking to quell a public backlash, the U.S. Department of the Interior dropped the White River last week from a new federal program that recognizes conservation and recreation efforts along waterways.
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