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Broadcaster Press 5 June 12, 2018 www.broadcasteronline.com Eastern South Dakota Soil And Water Research Farm Holds Field Day June 19 In Brookings BROOKINGS, S.D. - The benefits of small grains in crop rotations is the focus of the 24th Annual Field Day to be held June 19, 2018 at the Eastern South Dakota Soil and Water Research Farm in Brookings (3714 Western Avenue). Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Tours begin at 10 a.m. followed by lunch at noon. Lunch is sponsored by Eastern South Dakota Soil and Water Research Farm, Inc. Throughout the field day discussions will focus on bringing small grains back to South Dakota cropping systems. "The number of acres planted to small grains in eastern South Dakota has been rapidly declining due to multiple factors that influence cropping decisions. However, there are also a number of reasons why small grains should be retained in South Dakota's crop rotations, especially when viewed as a component of the production system," said Mike Lehman, Research Microbiologist with U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Agriculture Research Service (USDA-ARS), North Central Agricultural Research Laboratory. Field Day Presentations: Dakota Small Grains - General Mills, Inc. Perspectives: Led by Tom Rabaey, General Mills, Inc. Rabaey will discuss quality breeding programs, quality grains, proximity to markets and successful agronomy research programs which are all factors that will contribute to making the Dakotas a key supplier to General Mills and other millers. Rabaey will speak about General Mills' investments in oat breeding, genetics, agronomy and soil science in South Dakota to enable a reliable oat and wheat supply chain going forward. The "Why" and "What" of Soil Health Research at General Mills: Led by Steve Rosenzweig, General Mills, Inc. Food companies are beginning to realize the importance of soil health to consumers, investors and farmers who supply the key ingredients for their products. Rosenzweig will speak about General Mills' partnerships with farmers, suppliers, scientists, and tech companies to understand and improve soil health in their supply chains. Field Plot Research - Small Grain Benefits: Led by Shannon Osborne, USDA-ARS Inclusion of a small grain into crop rotations can have multiple benefits, including improved crop yield, yield stability, and soil health properties. Osborne will present the results of long-term research that found an increase in soil aggregate stability, soil carbon and soil biology when using a small grain in rotation. Incentives for Incorporating Small Grains into South Dakota Crop Rotations: Led by Jim Ristau, South Dakota Corn Multiple programs exist to help growers address soil resource concerns, including increasing soil salinity. Ristau will discuss opportunities to improve soil health through diverse cropping systems. Making Small Grains Work: Led by Brian Smith, Producer Smith will discuss the role of small grains in his operation including why and how he has retained small grains in his crop rotations when many neighboring farms migrated to a corn/soybean rotation. Small grains contribute to improved soil health and its associated benefits, but also ensure the viability and profitability of his integrated livestock production system. Continuing education credits: Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) continuing education credits are available in Crop Production and Soil and Water Management. For more information about the Eastern South Dakota Soil and Water Research Farm, Inc., contact Joan Kreitlow at 605.692.8003 ext. 3. For more information about the USDAARS North Central Agricultural Research Laboratory, contact Sharon Papiernik, Research Leader, at 605-693-5201. National Dairy Month: Learn More Governor Proclaims June “General Aviation Appreciation” Month About Dairy From Farm To Table Written by Whitney Blindert Midwest Dairy Council June is National Dairy Month, so what better time to learn more about where your milk comes from? You're probably curious - and we can help! Start by learning more about the dairy farm families in South Dakota dairy farm families in South Dakota and throughout the Midwest by visiting the Midwest Dairy website at www.midwestdairy.com/ and clicking on the Farm Life link. Want to visit a dairy farm? We've got you covered! Midwest Dairy provides an online farm experience. You can take a 10-stop video tour to experience how milk from real cows, on a real Midwest farm, becomes the fresh, naturally nutrient-rich dairy foods you love. Do you have specific questions about dairy from farm-to-table? Take 48 seconds to watch the journey your milk makes in about 48 hours. If you're fond of eating local foods, then choose dairy as a part of your diet. Milk is locally produced in every state, so it doesn't have to travel far from home. What about dairy cow care? Dairy farmers know that if you take good care of your cows, your cows will take good care of you. Visit our site to learn how they do this through a nutritious diet, regular medical care and comfortable living conditions. Feel like celebrating? World Milk Day kicks off June 1, 2018 with events going on around the globe. Or, join us in celebrating National Dairy Month and beyond with our simple, tasty, and nutritious recipes. Everything from savory pizzas and creamy parfaits, to chocolate milk and tempting cheese plates is deliciously, extraordinarily, undeniably dairy! To view recipes and more visit the World Milk Day website. Local dairy experts South Dakota's dairy farmers have a support team within SDSU Extension. To learn more about how the SDSU Extension dairy team supports your local dairy farmers, visit iGrow and search for this article: SDSU Extension Collaborates to Serve Dairy Producers Along I-29. Ozone Exceedances In Eastern South Dakota PIERRE, S.D. – Two air monitoring sites in the state have detected ozone levels slightly above the EPA’s new national ambient air quality standard level. High temperatures, high humidity, and low wind speeds have been conducive to the formation of ozone at these sites. The air quality monitoring sites in Sioux Falls and in Union County near Elk Point have indicated the new federal 8-hour air quality ozone standard of 70 parts per billion was exceeded three times in the last two weeks. The most recent and highest 8-hour average was 75 parts per billion identified on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in Sioux Falls. “At this point, the levels are not of major concern, as they would not have exceeded the EPA’s older standards,” said DENR Secretary Steve Pirner. “Still, we encourage South Dakotans to visit our Real Time Air Quality Index map online to stay up to date on current air quality in their areas.” Prior to 2015, the EPA standard for ozone was 75 parts per billion. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources opposed the change, arguing that the new standard was overly stringent and too close to background levels commonly seen in South Dakota. South Dakota’s Real Time Air Quality Index map is available at http://denr.sd.gov/des/aq/ aarealtime.aspx. The site updates hourly. Regional air quality data can be seen at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) website at www.airnow.gov. Air quality conditions will vary so DENR encourages the public to regularly visit the websites to determine if air quality in your area is reaching unhealthy levels. Sensitive groups are impacted the most and generally include children, older adults and people with lung disease. However, everyone may experience some effects at certain times. PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed June as “General Aviation Appreciation” month in South Dakota. “General aviation in South Dakota plays a critical role with its citizens, businesses, farms and ranches, and is important to the state’s economy,” says Transportation secretary Darin Bergquist. According to the 2010-2030 South Dakota State Aviation System Plan, the aviation industry supports over 7,000 jobs, $800 million in business sales and provides more than $250 million in wages. Agricultural aviation supports more than $10 million of income in the state, according to the same study. The official proclamation cites the importance of general aviation to businesses and communities in the state. Given South Dakota’s geography, this service is also important for providing access to medical services, disaster relief and aerial forest fighting. Communities in the state depend on general aviation for the continued flow of visitors, tourism and commerce. South Dakota has 71 public-use airports serving 2,333 certified pilots and 2,030 active general aviation aircraft, including a Civil Air Patrol Squadron. Organizations such as the South Dakota Pilots Association, the South Dakota Aviation Association and many others recognize and promote the interests and importance of aviation in South Dakota and throughout the world. Aviation in South Dakota includes the airline industry, education institutions, aviation organizations and Ellsworth Air Force Base. The Department of Transportation and the Aeronautics Commission work aggressively to enhance and promote aviation in the state. “Aviation plays a critical role in South Dakota and as a business owner and farmer, I see the value it brings to our economy for transporting goods and services,” says Aeronautics Commission chairman Eric Odenbach. “As a largely agricultural state, a strong aviation program is vital to the livelihood of the citizens of our state and I am proud to be part of a Commission that supports and fosters aviation success in South Dakota.” If you don’t get the word out about your business, no one else will!!! Stories you missed this week because you’re not a Plain Talk subscriber Matheson has a new local Vermillion and Elk Point area Dealer. Stop in to Midwest Ready Mix 1405 E. SD Highway 50 in Vermillion for all your welding gases and other welding supply needs. Results from the June 5 Clay County Commission, Vermillion City Council and Vermillion School Board elections, along with final information on the outcome of major races on the primary ballot, including the Republican primary elections for South Dakota governor and U.S. House of Representatives. Coverage of Attorney General Marty Jackley’s appearance at South Dakota Girls State on the USD campus in Vermillion. He dared Girls State delegates to follow their dreams. A report from Sen. Mike Rounds address to the Girls State session. He urged participants to strive to make the world a better place. A story from Rep. Kristi Noem’s appearance Saturday at Girls State. She urged delegates to say “yes” at every opportunity and not be discouraged if they experience failure from time to time. Lewis & Clark EL RIAD TEMPLE Presents The 72ND ANNUAL Bring Your Lawn Chairs Or Blankets To Sit On Coverage of the steps that will be taken to resolve a tie between Northwest Ward Alderman candidates Howard Willson and Jeff Kleeman at the conclusion of last Tuesday’s city election. Both men each received 188 votes. A report on the efforts by the Vermillion City Council to establish, by ordinance, a Human Relations Commission in Vermillion. NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center Field, East Yankton, SD Friday, June 22 1 p.m. & 7 p.m. All concessions will be handled by the Shrine Club and will be reasonably priced. And if you want to see: A story that looks at the details of an ordinance that would establish a city historic preservation commission. The ordinance received its first reading at the June 4 Vermillion City Council meeting. Pick up this Friday’s Plain Talk! Local news since 1884! Here for you yesterday, today and tomorrow. 201 W. Cherry, Vermillion, SD 57069 605-624-2695
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