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South Dakota Beef gets attention at Legislature

by Mark Brown

It's YOUR Agri-Business 10-11 Monday covers the farm gament for producers and consumers alike.

Rick Shields, Midwest Communication Farm Director launches the scene with a report on Agriculture across the mid-west.

South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture Lucas Lentsch explains the Beginning Farmer Bond program through the South Dakota Dept of Agriculture. It's available for eligible beginning farmers or ranchers to purchase ag land at low interest rates.

Roger DeRouchey and Luke Reindl, Plains Commerce Bank in Mitchell area talk bottom line for farmers on the level of crop insurance coverage to have. Plains Commerce doesn't sell crop insurance but helps those that need it with some economic advise.

Travis and Roger Stark, Howalt McDowell Insurance do handle crop insurance and other needs for farmers. They are the lead sponsors of IGROW.org website and will talk about courses available for Howalt University.

Dr. Gregg Carlson, SDSU Extension Precision Farm Specialists talks about the March 18th-19th Conference in Sioux Falls. It's the Western Corn Belt Precision Ag Conference talking the challenge increase crop yields, the current status of precision farming and rethinking water.

LeeAnne Philips, Midwest Dairy outlines the chance to Feed South Dakota -- and enjoy a concert on March 25th ---with Joe Diffie, Sammy Kershaw and Aaron Tippen. $10 donation at First Bank Trust, Lewis Drug and Hy Vee's get you a pass for the conceret. Not only helps the Food Bank but explain the importance of dairy products in South Dakota.

Silvia Christen--Executive Director of South Dakota Stockgrowers Association outlines BEEF Day at the Capital on this Monday. Silvia also is concerned about implementation of rules for the livestock disaster programs to make sure they are effective for our ranchers. She will update the donations in and payouts to the Ranchers Relief Fund.