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April 2020

 



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Local and state NRCS offices close to public but work continues



Results from 2019 cover crop interseeding study

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SD Grazing Exchange teams parties together for grazing



Keeping track of cash flow can aid in financial management
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Biodiesel Branding:  Opportunities for cost-share

 

Perennial solutions for saline/sodic soils





 

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 Weed control strategies for small grains in rotation




SDSU Extension extends hiatus on face-to-face programming

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SD Beef’s Build Your Base With Beef program opens applications
 


Outlook for week: Clear skies & cooling temperatures


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  SD farmers urged to be proactive with 2020 weed control



Social distancing tips for livestock producers in spring


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SDDA programs/services remain in force during COVID 19



Finance management during a health crisis

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Biodiesel industry sets aggressive growth goals



Distillers disruptions forces feeders to look for protein options


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Agronomic tips for managing winter wheat growth in SD 




SD Noxious Weed Management Guide now online

 

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SD Beef online outreach spotlights action & nutrition


SD Grain Net Income Tool now available from SDSU Ext

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NRCS videos follow SD farmers discussing agronomy issues
 



Tips for managing CARES stimulus monies




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Homegrown forages can replace distiller proteins in rations 



Ag Economic webinar spotlights COVID and grain markets


 
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Rotational benefits from wheat in a diverse system




Replacement heifer breeding programs to begin soon

 

 

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Soy-based rubber part of new “Sketcher” running shoes




Managing soils damaged by 2019 field activities




 

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Social media outreach promotes Beef’s nutritional benefits


Spring conditions remain warmer and drier for most
 
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 Spring wheat outlook brightens as planting window closes 
 



Beef cattle mineral webinar & outreach begins in May


 

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South Dakotans give a nod to Arbor Day 2020




CARES Act provides relief for student loan holders
 


 

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Soybean meal now cost effective protein source for beef cattle





SDSU Extension offers tips for distance learning success


 
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 SD Grasslands Coalition events/mentors can aid in managing grasslands


Crop insurance/program payments may aid in 2020 cash flow
 
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 SD Beef kicks off Beef Month in May; online and in stores



Spring planting 2020 charges ahead with favorable weather
 
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 Tips for 2020 crop management on Prevent Plant acres

 


Tick season is here:  tips for protecting family & pets
 

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  Tips for managing prevent plant acres if soils remain wet




Alternative cattle feeding strategies to slow gain
 

 


 

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