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Rounds Asks Army Corps for Update on Steps it is Taking to Avoid Flood

U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, which has jurisdiction over the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, wrote to Army Corps Assistant Secretary R.D. James...

American Ag Network and WDAY-TV Weather Teaming Up

In our continuing mission to bring our listeners the latest, most accurate information, American Ag Network is thrilled to announce the addition of WDAY-TV Storm Tracker Weather meteorologists to our line-up. WDAY-TV meteorologists are...

Soybean Harvest Nearly Done, But Winter Wheat Planting Lags

There's no illusions among producers: this year has been a slow harvest.  That fact was backed up by USDA Crop Progress numbers on Monday with both corn and soybean harvest continuing behind average pace. ...

Disaster Designations for Oglala Lakota County & Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Oglala Lakota County in South Dakota as a primary natural disaster area due to losses and damages caused by a recent drought. Farmers and ranchers in Bennett,...

Burgum Extends Hours of Service, Weight Restriction Waivers for Third Time to Assist Livestock...

Gov. Doug Burgum has issued an updated executive order extending waivers for hours of service and weight limit restrictions for drivers of commercial vehicles transporting hay, water and livestock to help livestock producers who...

USDA Issues Safety Net Payments to South Dakota Farmers

In a press release on Monday, USDA South Dakota Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Acting SED Jamie White announced that approximately 52,600 South Dakota farms that enrolled in safety-net programs established by the...

Audio: Fall Nitrogen Fertilizer Application Requires Careful Planning – Timely Tips from Koch...

Farmers walk a fine line when it comes to deciding what inputs are important to increase yields while still remaining profitable. Applying nitrogen fertilizer in the fall can be a smart practice – both financially...

Lawmakers Quiz USDA Nominee on Expanded CRP Acreage and Contract Flexibility – Audio

Farm state lawmakers quizzed the Trump administration’s nominee to oversee conservation programs about expanded acreage and greater flexibility for haying and grazing under the Conservation Reserve Program. The Senate Ag committee held a confirmation hearing...

House Agriculture Committee Advances Five "Commonsense" Agriculture Bills – Audio Debate

Today, the House Agriculture Committee approved five bipartisan measures designed to cut red tape and improve efficiency of forest and land management and diversify input on commodity standards. Following today’s markup, Chairman K. Michael Conaway...

Secretary Perdue Statement on Hurricane Maria Assistance to Agricultural Producers in Puerto Rico and...

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today pledged all resources and flexibilities at USDA's disposal as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands recover from the devastation of recent hurricanes. "Agriculture producers in Puerto Rico and...

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