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Unlabeled Cover Crop Seed Could be Costly

August 21, 2019

Planting cover crops is increasing in popularity each year, and this is not surprising considering the benefits. However, those potential benefits will be quickly negated by the use of untested or unlabeled seed says Jason...


Sign Up for Prairie Dog Control

August 7, 2019

PIERRE, S.D.—The South Dakota departments of Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) and Agriculture (SDDA) want to remind South Dakota producers to register for assistance regarding prairie dog encroachment. The deadline for enrollment is Aug. 15....


Irrigation tunnel breach could dry up crops

July 25, 2019

It has been over a week since an irrigation tunnel collapsed in Goshen County, Wyoming, and a temporary solution is currently being implemented to repair the tunnel, located about a mile and a half south...




Top of the inning

June 19, 2019

Since the beginning of time, agriculture has been the backbone of society, providing food, clothing, and so much more to mankind. Baseball, well. It’s kind of fun to play. And to some, exciting to watch....



Saving the Topsoil with Prairie Strips

April 18, 2019

The first official day of Spring may have arrived, but farmers and ranchers were still waiting for the first signs of spring until this week. Last month, a “bomb cyclone” hit the Midwest, with heavy...




Society for Range Management update

February 22, 2019

What We’re Watching: Last week, SRM provided public comments to Deputy Under Secretary Scott Hutchins of the Research, Education, and Economics (REE) mission area. Stakeholders were invited to provide comments on: What changes can REE...



Farm/ Ranch Management: Number Crunching 101

February 19, 2019

It is a busy time of the year for all of us instructors at the SD Center Farm/Ranch Management. We worked closely with our producers throughout the year on keeping the bookwork up-to-date. Once the...



Best management practices for converting cropland to pasture

February 6, 2019

BROOKINGS, S.D. – First year management of seeding is crucial when converting cropland back to grass, says Matt Metzger, Millborn Seeds Forage and Cover Crop Specialist. “Implementing the right management practices from the start will...



Society for Range Management meets Feb. 10-14

December 28, 2018

December 18, 2018 (SRM) – The Society for Range Management (SRM) 72nd Annual Meeting, being held Sunday, February 10 through Thursday, February 14, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota will feature a number of exciting and informative...



MSU Extension to host several farm management workshops

December 6, 2018

BOZEMAN — Montana State University Extension will offer farm management workshops in eight communities, including Livingston, Terry, Baker, Plains, Culbertson, Wolf Point, Chester and Fort Belknap, from December to March. MSU Extension economists George Haynes,...