November 27, 2014

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Ring-necked Pheasant

More SAFE for Landowners/Pheasants in S.D.

South Dakota Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Craig Schaunaman says an additional 16,500 acres are now available in the state for wildlife habitat improvement incentives. Schaunaman says state officials now have the ability to accept more applications to enroll more acres in South Dakota for farmers and ranchers interested in protecting local pheasants. In […]


FCS of America CEO on Farmland Trends

With crop prices approaching multiyear lows, some folks believe the sprint higher in farmland values may have run its course.  Corn and soybean prices have been volatile and choppy following a tailspin to their lowest levels in five years on expectations for record yields and  hefty global supplies.  While commodity prices have an impact on farmland values, they’re not […]


BNSF Addressing Safety in Casselton

North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple said he is pleased with actions taken by BNSF in response to the company’s comprehensive review and analysis of rail operations and infrastructure around Casselton following a November 13 train derailment, the second derailment in the area within the last year. In a letter to Dalrymple and Casselton Mayor Lee Anderson, […]


Beekeepers See Bulk of ELAP Funding

USDA on Monday announced that nearly 2,500 applicants will receive disaster assistance through the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) for losses suffered from Oct. 1, 2011, through Sept. 30, 2013. The program, re-authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill, provides disaster relief to producers not covered by other agricultural disaster assistance […]


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