August 27, 2016

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CRP Photo as it appeared in the New York Times.  Sterling, ND

Keeping the Farm in the Family

Keeping the family farm or ranch —“in the family” —after a major family loss is no easy task…and it might become more complicated if the IRS has its say. Rusty Halvorson visited with South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture Mike Jaspers at Dakotafest in Mitchell, SD. Halvorson and Jaspers Share


Yield Variability The Theme On ProFarmer Tour – AUDIO

Crop scouts on the annual ProFarmer Crop Tour have been working their way through the Midwest this week, trying to determine if the 2016 crop will live up to the high bar set by USDA.  So far, that could be a stretch, according to Tour Director Chip Flory.  He’s been on the western leg of […]


South Dakota Congressional Delegation Talks TPP

With opposition on the campaign trail from both major U.S. presidential candidates, supporters of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal are worried that it could be the ‘end of the road’ for an opportunity to pass the 12-nation, tariff-slashing pact this year. Some pundits on Capitol Hill say the current political climate regarding trade deals is […]

NCGA Field Notes

NCGA’s Field Notes Talks Corn Crop with Minnesota Farmer

Field Notes caught up with Dan Erickson, who farms in south central Minnesota. “The corn crop is moving along quite well here,” he explained. “Obviously, we have had plenty of moisture, and we had good heat early in the season. “In my immediate area, I think the acres of corn at the dent stage may […]


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