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

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.

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.  

Registration is Open for Ag Expo

Register now to attend Ag Expo 2018, to be held January 17-18 at the Convention Center in Sioux Falls!  Register here.

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!  You can also find details and forms at


Regulatory Alerts

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

October 13, 2017

EPA and States' Collective Efforts Lead to Regulatory Action on Dicamba

WASHINGTON (OCTOBER 13, 2017) — EPA has reached an agreement with Monsanto, BASF and DuPont on measures to further minimize the potential for drift to damage neighboring crops from the use of dicamba formulations used to control weeds in genetically modified cotton and soybeans. New requirements for the use of dicamba "over the top" (application to growing plants) will allow farmers to make informed choices for seed purchases for the 2018 growing season.  Read more here...