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October 21, 2014
Report says South Dakota corn harvest lagging
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Recent warm, dry weather helped South Dakota crops mature, but the corn harvest is a bit behind normal. The U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service says 19 percent of the corn is out of the field, which is below the 45 percent...
October 21, 2014 - 4:28pm
October 12, 2014
SERMONETTE: Harvest of the spirit
This week I had opportunity to experience the harvest up close in a combine. It was a fascinating experience. The farmer was harvesting his field of soybeans. The weather conditions had to be just right. Rain clouds were in the distance. There was concern about getting the harvest...
October 12, 2014 - 12:07pm
October 7, 2014
Wheat wraps up as harvest attention shifts to soybeans
Grain dust hung heavy in the air across much of the Upper Midwest during the week of Sept. 22, as dry and unusually warm weather allowed farmers...
October 7, 2014 - 7:39am
September 24, 2014
Soggy fall slows wheat harvest; too soon for row crops
Gordon Stoner began harvesting July 31. Since then, persistent rains have allowed him to run his combine about 120 hours, an average of 20 hours...
September 24, 2014 - 7:11am
September 18, 2014
ADVICE: Take a little time this harvest season
By the looks of our crops, and the reports from across the country, we are in for an abundant harvest. This brings me to think of the upcoming volume of grain and the "rush" to get it all gathered before winter. Machines: It is a given to have all the major harvest equipment ready...
September 18, 2014 - 7:38am
September 16, 2014
Corn futures slump to four-year low as US frost threat wanes
CHICAGO — Corn dropped to the lowest in four years as waning prospects for frost damage last week boosted speculation that yields will be bigger...
September 16, 2014 - 7:40am
September 11, 2014
USDA boosts corn, soybean harvest to new records
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The nation's corn and soybean farmers will harvest by far the largest crops ever this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Thursday in a new report. Bigger crops have been expected this year as adequate rain and cool temperatures made for favorable...
September 11, 2014 - 2:04pm
SD among states most impacted by grain overstock
WASHINGTON (Reuters) — A stockpile of U.S. Midwest grain will likely increase in the coming months and tax farmers already desperate to house or haul corn, soybeans and other products ahead of an expected record harvest, a U.S. Department of Agriculture official said on Wednesday. ...
September 11, 2014 - 12:12pm
September 10, 2014
Soy yields set for US record as rains fatten pods
By Jeff Wilson CHICAGO — After soybean fields from North Dakota to Ohio got more than twice the normal rainfall in August, Iowa farmer Jason Marienau expects the wet weather that plumped up his beans to boost yields to a record. The showers helped fill his pods with fatter...
September 10, 2014 - 7:02am
September 8, 2014
South Dakota spring wheat harvest behind average
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Spring wheat harvest in South Dakota is lagging behind totals from last year at the time and the five-year average. The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that spring wheat harvested was at 88 percent, behind the five-year average and last...
September 8, 2014 - 4:48pm
August 28, 2014
Thune addresses grain shipment delays at Rapid City forum
RAPID CITY (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. John Thune says he is doing everything he can to ensure that locomotives and railcars are available to move the abundant harvest that South Dakota farmers are expecting. Thune hosted a public forum Thursday at the South Dakota School of...
August 28, 2014 - 10:03pm
With poor rail flow, SD farmers and elevators pile, bag grain
DRAPER — Scott Dowling is one of many farmers piling wheat on the ground and stuffing it into bags. There is no room for the crop in the...
August 28, 2014 - 9:08pm
August 26, 2014
Winter wheat harvest wrapping up in South Dakota
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The winter wheat harvest in South Dakota is nearly wrapped up. The weekly crop report from the federal Agriculture Department says 94 percent of the winter wheat is in the bin. That's ahead of 93 percent at the same time last year but behind the five-year...
August 26, 2014 - 5:21pm
August 25, 2014
Canadian farmers may harvest less wheat and canola in 2014
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Canadian wheat growers will probably reduce output by 26 percent this year and canola production will also fall, the government's statistics agency said Thursday. Wheat production will drop to 27.7 million metric tons from a record 37.5 million in 2013,...
August 25, 2014 - 7:57pm
Australian wheat harvest seen exceeding forecast on rains
MELBOURNE, Australia — The wheat harvest in Australia, the fourth-largest shipper, will be bigger than predicted by the government after rains in eastern growing areas boosted yields. Production may total 24.9 million metric tons in 2014-2015, according to the median of seven...
August 25, 2014 - 7:55pm