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October 9, 2015
USDA lowers corn, soybean harvest estimates by 1 percent
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has slightly lowered its corn and soybean harvest estimates based on updated harvest figures across the U.S. Farmers are expected to bring in 13.56 billion bushels of corn, about 1 percent lower than the September estimate...
October 9, 2015 - 2:31pm
October 1, 2015
South Dakota corn stocks up 16.5M bushels from last year
The USDA says South Dakota Sept. 1 corn stocks rose by 16.5 million bushels from last year. The agency's National Agricultural Statistics Service says the stocks totaled 92.4 million bushels on Sept. 1. Of the total, 45 million bushels were stored on farms, up 29 percent from...
October 1, 2015 - 2:44pm
September 27, 2015
Corn production down, but crop quality solid
Waves of gold and green corn crops are popping up throughout South Dakota as harvest approaches, but you may notice less corn than years past....
September 27, 2015 - 11:14am
September 24, 2015
OPINION: Diversity and resilience versus more corn and soybeans
By car, Quebec City, Quebec, is 1,840 miles from Bismarck, N.D. I know, because in the last two months I have seen every mile of highway between North Dakota's state capital on the Missouri to Quebec's provincial capital on the St. Lawrence. Interestingly, as you drive west to...
September 24, 2015 - 8:40am
As SD farmers prepare for harvest, storms threaten to cause delay
With rain, there can be too much of a good thing. "I think if we get another inch here, I think it might be too much," said Jim Isaak, a 53-year-old...
September 24, 2015 - 8:37am
September 21, 2015
Ag specialists: Corn farmers could be looking at losses
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Corn farmers in the Dakotas will likely face per-acre losses this season as high seed, land and fertilizer costs eat up any potential profits from low commodity prices, farm management specialists in the region said. Jared Hofer, director of the South Dakota...
September 21, 2015 - 12:42pm
September 2, 2015
South Dakota corn and sorghum crops starting to mature
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota's corn and sorghum crops are starting to mature. The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that 3 percent of the crop is mature, near 1 percent at the same time last year and the long-term average of 4 percent. The sorghum crop...
September 2, 2015 - 2:41pm
August 28, 2015
Barnstorming tour in full flight for Ringneck Energy
SALEM — On a barnstorming tour across South Dakota, Walt Wendland is committed to making sure people hear about his $140 million ethanol...
August 28, 2015 - 8:53am
July 2, 2015
Wheat, corn, soybean stocks all are up in South Dakota
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Stocks of wheat, corn and soybeans all are up in South Dakota. The Agriculture Department says in its latest report that wheat stored in all positions on June 1 totaled 31.6 million bushels, up 45 percent from a year ago. Soybean stocks stood at 24.8 million...
July 2, 2015 - 11:34am
June 4, 2015
Expansion in U.S. ethanol on hold after blending targets slashed
CHICAGO - Expansion in the U.S. ethanol industry, stuck in neutral for more than a year as the government debated biofuel blending requirements, is now likely to come to a screeching halt. With the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week essentially maintaining the so-called...
June 4, 2015 - 10:16am
May 12, 2015
US corn, soybean crops expected to be slightly smaller
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The government says farmers are expected to grow 13.6 billion bushels of corn this year, about 4 percent less than last year's record crop. The estimate released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture assumes an average per-acre yield of nearly...
May 12, 2015 - 3:38pm
April 21, 2015
Corn seeding underway in South Dakota thanks to dry weather
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Dry conditions across South Dakota over the past week have enabled farmers to start planting corn, but the lack of rain is hurting soil moisture. The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop progress report that about 5 percent of the corn crop is seeded,...
April 21, 2015 - 11:50am
April 11, 2015
Rising crop yields brings lower profits
As crop production rises, value drops. Analysis from the South Dakota Center for Farm and Ranch Management said value per bushel fell by roughly 15 to 25 percent in 2014.
April 11, 2015 - 10:14am
March 31, 2015
Corn forecast down for 2015
Corn, the star of Upper Midwest agriculture in recent years, won't shine quite so brightly in the 2015 growing season, the U.S. Department of...
March 31, 2015 - 8:10pm
January 15, 2015
Wheat, soybean stocks up but corn stocks down in the Dakotas
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Wheat and soybean stocks are up in the Dakotas, but corn stocks are down. The Agriculture Department says in its latest report that wheat stocks on Dec. 1 were up 20 percent from a year ago in North Dakota to 239 million bushels, and up 52 percent in South...
January 15, 2015 - 10:55am