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USDA survey shows corn acres planted this season down

July 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

BROOKINGS — According to a recent survey conducted by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service actual corn acres planted in 2014 are down, while soybean acres planted are up.

“South Dakota’s 2014 production of corn and soybeans …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Soy farmers see rally ending

June 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Jeff Wilson

CHICAGO — Minnesota farmer Bob Worth has sold most of his soybeans on bets the biggest rally in five years is about to end.

With futures up as much as 19 percent this year, Worth unloaded 75 percent of the crop he is growing on…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

U.S. farmers to sow record soybean acres, scale back on corn

March 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

CHICAGO — High prices for soybeans should encourage U.S. farmers to sow the biggest ever area to the oilseed this spring while pulling back slightly on corn, analysts said ahead of a hotly anticipated U.S. government plantings report due on Monday….continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

U.S. farmers to sow record soybean acres, scale back on corn

March 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

CHICAGO — High prices for soybeans should encourage U.S. farmers to sow the biggest ever area to the oilseed this spring while pulling back slightly on corn, analysts said ahead of a hotly anticipated U.S. government plantings report due on Monday….continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

SD corn, soybean harvests break records

January 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Crop production in South Dakota last year was up significantly over the previous year and includes record amounts of corn and soybeans.

South Dakota’s total 2013 corn production is estimated at nearly 809 million bushels, up…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD Soybean Association welcomes new board officers

January 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

The South Dakota Soybean Association (SDSA) welcomes Scott Biskeborn, a farmer from Chamberlain, to the SDSA board as the 2013 Young Leader Representative. SDSA elected John Horter, a farmer from Andover, as president and Jerry Schmitz, a farmer from…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Emblem of the shift

December 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

HARWOOD — Even in a burgeoning agricultural economy in the Red River Valley, Peterson Farms Seed stands out.
The seed company is one of those emblematic of the Red River Valley region’s historic shift from wheat and barley into a new era of corn…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Emblem of the shift

December 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

HARWOOD — Even in a burgeoning agricultural economy in the Red River Valley, Peterson Farms Seed stands out.
The seed company is one of those emblematic of the Red River Valley region’s historic shift from wheat and barley into a new era of corn…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Ethanol’s rise can mean loss of hunting lands

November 27, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Dirk Lammers

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Pheasants once drew hundreds of weekend hunters to Fairbury, Neb., each fall, filling the 45 rooms at Randy Brown’s Capri Motel with sportsmen eager to bag their limits.

But times have changed. The native …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Rain hampers corn, soybean harvests in Dakotas

October 22, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Dirk Lammers

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Weeks of rainfall in the Dakotas have been slowing this year’s corn and soybean harvests, as farmers are being forced to wait for their muddy fields to dry out.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s latest cr…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com