Category: Soil Health


Kolousek Family Shares How Soil Health Extends Grazing Season and Keeps Soil from Blowing

Posted on: July 28, 2022   |   Categories: News Releases, Soil Health

By Lura Roti, for South Dakota Farmers Union If you take care of the soil, it will take care of you, explained fourth-generation Wessington Springs farmer, Dick Kolousek. “The more we can do to keep the soil productive, the more the soil will produce – even in dry years,” Dick said during a Soil Health […]

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Farmers Union Connects Producers to Soil Health Experts During Webinar

Posted on: April 21, 2021   |   Categories: News Releases, Soil Health

HURON, S.D. – Farming with his dad, Tim, and working fulltime in seed sales, agronomist Matt Zilverberg’s days are packed. But the Onida farmer still found time for South Dakota Farmers Union’s most recent Producer Ag Hour which focused on Soil Health. “This is another resource where I can gather information for free. As a […]

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SDFU Connects Farmers with Soil Health Resources

Posted on: February 16, 2020   |   Categories: News Releases, Soil Health

In 2019, half of all South Dakota planted acres were seeded with no-till farming practices. As more farmers begin to implement no-till and other soil health building practices, they may have questions. And South Dakota Farmers Union wants to help by connecting them with answers and resources. “South Dakota Farmers Union recognizes the importance of […]

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Family, Farming & Ranching Focus of 2020 Farmers Union Young Producers Event

Posted on: February 9, 2020   |   Categories: News Releases, Soil Health

Struggle is part of life. “It’s not so much the struggle, but how you act during the struggle that builds the character and strength necessary to get through the next struggle,” recalls Curtis Johnson, a Miller crop and cattle farmer of the valuable advice he discovered listening to speaker Jeff Gould. “”His advice was applicable […]

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New Legislation: What you need to know about the Improved Soil Moisture and Precipitation Monitoring Act

Posted on: May 30, 2018   |   Category: Soil Health

South Dakota’s U.S. Senator John Thune recently proposed legislation that could change the way drought is dealt with across the country. The Improved Soil Moisture and Precipitation Act, introduced to Congress on May 23, works to address concerns in respect to the monitoring and consistency of rainfall data. This rainfall data is used by USDA […]

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