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June 10, 2016
USDA forecast: SD winter wheat crop to be up 35 percent
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — This year's winter wheat crop in South Dakota is forecast to be up 35 percent from last year's crop. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service said Friday that it's expected to be 57.8 million bushels based on June 1 conditions....
June 10, 2016 - 1:40pm
May 4, 2016
For some US wheat farmers, it's all about that yield, not acres
When farmers in Kansas planted a lot less wheat this year, it was easy to think that production would slump. But Mother Nature had a different future in store for the harvest.More than triple the average amount of rain fell on Gary Millershaski's 3,000 acres in Lakin in the southwestern...
May 4, 2016 - 11:12am
South Dakota wheat crop could be smallest in 37 years
PIERRE (AP) — This year's wheat crop in South Dakota could be the smallest in nearly four decades. The U.S. Department of Agriculture expects South Dakota farmers to plant 2.28 million acres of winter wheat and spring wheat. That would be the lowest planting since 1979, according...
April 4, 2016 - 3:52pm
February 26, 2016
Dilemma for U.S. Farmers: Which Crop Will Lose the Least Money?
For farmers who grow some of the biggest U.S. crops, choosing what to plant this year has become a bet on which one will lose less money.A three-year...
February 26, 2016 - 1:36pm
February 9, 2016
USDA says corn, wheat supplies to rise as exports wane
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. corn and wheat ending stocks will be higher than previously expected at the end of the marketing year due to cuts to already weak demand for U.S. supplies on the export market, the government said on Tuesday. The U.S. Agriculture Department in its monthly...
February 9, 2016 - 6:25pm
October 26, 2015
When available, winter wheat is attractive for pheasant nests
PIERRE—The state Game, Fish and Parks Department sees more winter wheat as a way to produce more pheasants in South Dakota. That's one...
October 26, 2015 - 12:14pm
September 3, 2015
Feeding damaged wheat to cattle may help salvage the crop
BROOKINGS—Recent rains caused delays in completing the wheat harvest, leading to reports of damaged wheat, particularly in the northern areas of South Dakota. If the damage levels are high enough, the wheat can be unmarketable through regular channels.
September 3, 2015 - 9:06am
August 12, 2015
South Dakota farmers ahead of pace in harvesting wheat
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota farmers have reached the halfway point on spring wheat and are nearing the end of the winter wheat harvest. The Agriculture Department says in its weekly report that spring wheat harvest is at 53 percent, ahead of the long-term average of 45...
August 12, 2015 - 3:56pm
August 3, 2015
South Dakota farmers making progress in wheat harvest
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota farmers are making progress in harvesting wheat. The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that the spring wheat harvest was 24 percent complete, compared to 2 percent the week before. The long-term average at this point is 30...
August 3, 2015 - 4:51pm
July 28, 2015
Spring wheat harvest getting underway in South Dakota
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The spring wheat harvest is underway in South Dakota, while the winter wheat harvest is nearing the halfway point. The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that 2 percent of the spring wheat is in the bin, well behind the long-term average...
July 28, 2015 - 3:48pm
July 21, 2015
Drought dings quality of winter wheat in Northwest
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Intense drought conditions have shrunk the kernels and disrupted the proteins of winter wheat crops in Montana, Washington, Oregon and Idaho, the region that produces a fifth of the U.S. harvest. The National Agricultural Statistics Service classified a...
July 21, 2015 - 3:56pm
July 14, 2015
Winter wheat harvest getting underway in South Dakota
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The winter wheat harvest is underway in South Dakota, but the crop isn't as good as farmers had hoped for when they planted it last fall. Ten percent of the winter wheat in the state has been combined, ahead of zero percent last year at the same time but...
July 14, 2015 - 1:20pm
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 11, 2015
Winter wheat production forecast to be lower in the Dakotas
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The federal Agriculture Department is forecasting much smaller winter wheat crops in the Dakotas this year. The report pegs South Dakota's production at 45.1 million bushels, down 24 percent from last year, and North Dakota's crop at 10.8 million bushels,...
June 11, 2015 - 1:06pm
April 2, 2015
Army cutworms spotted in South Dakota winter wheat
BROOKINGS -- Army cutworms have been spotted feeding on winter wheat seedlings in fields located southwest of Wall. "The early spring and warm temperatures helped the greening of winter wheat fields all over South Dakota also favoring the insect's development," said Anitha Chirumamilla,...
April 2, 2015 - 10:18am