In The News

SDABA Launches Tomorrow's Ag Leaders Program

#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.

South Dakota NREC (Nutrient Research and Education Council Schedules Second Meeting):  

The second meeting for NREC will be held on June 26, 2017 on the SDSU campus.  The agenda for this meeting will include election of officers, adoption of bylaws and the first round of research proposals will be presented.  There will be approximately $400,000 available for research projects to begin July 1, 2017.  

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.

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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

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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May 24, 2017

Governor’s Agricultural Summit to be Held July 12 & 13 in Aberdeen-Pre-registration is open for the eighth annual South Dakota Governor’s Agricultural Summit to be held July 12 and 13 in Aberdeen.  Click here to continue reading.