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First On The Farm
What a difference just a few months can make. By now, we are all feeling the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. I am not an expert on the subject, and I am going to avoid attempting to imitate one.
After going for a drive over the weekend, there seems to be potential that this planting season may be better that of 2019. Last year, all the conversation was based around Prevent Plant (PP)
One thing I have learned in life is to always expect the unexpected. A few short months ago it seemed most every producer had a sense of optimism.
When the clock struck midnight on December 31, I think there was a collective sigh of relief from everyone involved in agriculture. 2019 was FINALLY over! We saw record-breaking rainfall, extremely cold temperatures, and another April blizzard.
Many of you probably haven’t had much of a break to sit and reflect on the past year, as harvest was drug out and likely rolled right into tax season!
The third session of the Farmers ‘N Bankers program took us to nearby Agribusinesses to learn more about the use of locally grown commodities in their processes and products.
Prairie AquaTech, a high-protein, soybean-based fish food company, recently opened a new, state-of-the-art aquafeed manufacturing plant in Volga, in addition to a lab and quality assurance testing facility in Brookings.
More than 130 years ago, we got our start in ag banking. To this day, our roots run deep within farm communities.
Those involved in agriculture in 2019 likely have a few words to describe this year: frustrating, annoying, and presumably some other words not fit for print. One word rarely mentioned, however, is opportunity.
As the weather starts to change and farmers prepare for harvest, it’s good to remember the importance of farm safety. Each year there are far too many accidents and deaths on the farm.
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