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Food companies find going ‘non-GMO’ is no easy feat

February 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

U.S. food companies are rushing to offer consumers thousands of products free of genetically modified ingredients but are finding the effort costly and cumbersome in a landscape dominated by the controversial biotech crops.
The hurdles are so high t…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Food companies find going ‘non-GMO’ is no easy feat

February 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

U.S. food companies are rushing to offer consumers thousands of products free of genetically modified ingredients but are finding the effort costly and cumbersome in a landscape dominated by the controversial biotech crops.
The hurdles are so high t…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Funds available for specialty crop projects

February 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — The South Dakota Department of Agriculture announced federal funds are available for specialty crop projects.

“Organizations involved in the South Dakota specialty crop industry can now apply for select federal funding of projects that e…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD winter wheat, cattle and sheep in good shape

February 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota’s winter wheat crop and livestock herds appear to be in good shape as the winter progresses.

The federal Agriculture Department says in its monthly crop report that 60 percent of the winter wheat crop is rated g…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

US Farm Credit chief not worried over crop prices and land values

January 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Christine Stebbins

(Reuters) — The Farm Credit System, the government-backed lender that handles almost half of all loans to U.S. farmers, expects 2014 to be a solid year for agriculture despite industry concerns about declining grain prices …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Construction of pulse plant on hold for winter

January 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

HARROLD (AP) — Organizers say construction is behind schedule for a plant near the central South Dakota town of Harrold that will process pulse crops such as lentils, field peas and chickpeas.

The 11,000-square-foot, $4.5 million South Dakota …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Construction of pulse plant on hold for winter

January 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

HARROLD (AP) — Organizers say construction is behind schedule for a plant near the central South Dakota town of Harrold that will process pulse crops such as lentils, field peas and chickpeas.

The 11,000-square-foot, $4.5 million South Dakota …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Prices, future markets on minds of SD corn growers

January 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Dirk Lammers

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota corn farmers grew a record crop last year, but lower prices and questions about how to expand markets will likely be on their minds during their annual convention in Sioux Falls.

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Prices, future markets on minds of SD corn growers

January 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Dirk Lammers

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota corn farmers grew a record crop last year, but lower prices and questions about how to expand markets will likely be on their minds during their annual convention in Sioux Falls.

Lisa Richards…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD supplants ND as top sunflower-producing state

January 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Blake Nicholson

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Favorable weather last year helped South Dakota sunflower farmers rebound from crippling drought in 2012, while their counterparts in North Dakota struggled through a wet spring planting season and a late…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com