South Dakota producers that faced market disruptions due to COVID-19 may be eligible for assistance from the Coronavirus Food Assistance Progam 2, available for signup through the USDA's Farm Service Agency until Dec. 11, 2021.
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Fact sheet about herbicide residual effect on cover crops after wheat.
Every year farmers are injured or killed in electricity-related accidents. Assessing the electrocution hazards around your farm and fields and developing a safety plan for your operation can save lives.
One major area of concern during fall harvest is producer safety in and around grain bins. Let’s examine some of the changes that producers could make to their current bins, which will help make them safer.
If you have been on the roads lately, you have probably noticed that harvest has started. Producers and non-agricultural drivers have a shared responsibility to travel safely and share the road during this busy time of the year.
Continuing to keep employees and family members healthy through the COVID-19 pandemic will require extra effort as you enter the busy time of fall harvest.
The equipment associated with precision farming is a considerable investment and is a great tool for gaining knowledge about your farming operation. The yield monitor is often overlooked as the critical piece of equipment when the crops are ready for harvest.
With harvest now in full swing, don’t forget to look at your fall weed control. What are the weeds that are left in your crop? Do you know what weeds they are? Is there a weed that you do not know?
As wheat harvest is underway it is important to ensure that grain bins are prepared in the best possible manner to prevent insect infestations. There are seven steps that can be taken to help reduce the chances of having infested grain.
During the end of last week, we received reports of grasshoppers feeding on winter wheat that was close to being ready to harvest. One of the questions with the report was, “What insecticide can be sprayed that won’t delay harvest?”