In The News

2017 Agronomy Conference Announced

Don't miss the 2017 Agronomy Conference, December 13 & 14!  As usual, the conference offers 20 CEU's to meet your continuing education requirements.  While brochures aren't ready yet, we do have preliminary information and a link to register on our website here: Agronomy Conference.  

SD Ag Expo 2018 Exhibitor Packets are In the Mail

Exhibitor packets went out this week for those interested in exhibiting at the 2018 Ag Expo, January 17-18.  Be checking the mail!

SDABA Launches Tomorrow's Ag Leaders Program - DEADLINE NOVEMBER 1!

#WeWantYou....find out what it takes to be a leader in Agriculture! The Tomorrow's Ag Leaders (TAL) program is a leadership development program designed to improve leadership skills of South Dakota men and women working in agri-business. The application deadline is November 1, 2017.  Click here for more information.

Regulatory Alerts

Dicamba/2,4-D Tolerant Crop Information from SDDA:

All Applicators: 

  • Must use only approved tank mixes and nozzles.
  • Must not apply when wind is greater than 10-15 mph and blowing toward sensitive crops.
  • Must not apply any product when wind is greater than 15 mph.

Click here to continue reading.

Worker Protection Standard - How to Comply:  The Worker Protection Standard (WPS) is a federal EPA regulation that primarily protects workers (people employed to perform work activities related to the production of agricultural plants) and pesticide handlers (people employed to mix, load or apply pesticides). On November 2, 2015, EPA revised the WPS, making significant changes to the rule’s requirements.  Click here to continue reading.

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Items of Interest

August 8, 2017

South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) Develops Online Survey to Encourage Communication about Dicamba

SDDA staff has fielded many calls from concerned growers who have allegedly been affected by Dicamba, but did not want to file a formal complaint. In response to this, SDDA developed an informal survey where growers can report their information without starting the formal complaint process. Information obtained from the survey will be used to communicate findings to the three companies that have the registered Dicamba products and EPA with information to help determine what is happening with these products.

The survey can be found online at Or you can find the link under "Happening Now" on the SD Department of Ag website at

June 26, 2017

2017 Pesticide Container Recycle Collection Dates Announced

The South Dakota Department of Agriculture has posted the 2017 container collection schedule, which begins July 10 and runs through September 7.  Click here for the printable schedule.

June 12, 2017

Update on Dicamba use in Arkansas

Farmers' soybeans and cotton are again being damaged by off-target movement of dicamba, the state Plant Board was told Thursday.  It is a reprise of last summer, when the illegal application of the herbicide damaged thousands of acres of soybeans, cotton, ornamental trees and fruits and vegetables.  Read more...

May 31, 2017

ADVOCACY ALERT: Take Action on the Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017

TFI needs your help! We're asking you to write your senator asking him or her to support S.951, the Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017. This bipartisan legislation would ensure a transparent, accountable, and common sense regulatory process that would yield more effective regulatory outcomes for American businesses.

May 30, 2017

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