NewsJuly 19 2017

Teeners to host regional tournament

Posted by Lucy

Teeners to host regional tournament
 
Lyman Teeners Team are back row l–r: Coach Cade Johnson, Coach Levi Brakke, Cole Hickey, Grant Chester, Brenden Estes, Desmes Estes, Isaac Thomas, Justice Jessop, Bradley Lebeda, and Coach Matt Collins. Front row l-r: Remmington Rossow, Colton Collins, Carter Collins, Sam McClanahan, Max Donovan and Declan Cleveland. The teeners will host the region tournament on July 24-26 at the Kennebec ball field.

NewsJuly 19 2017

USDA authorizes emergency haying and grazing of CRP acres for South Dakota counties

Posted by Lucy

USDA authorizes emergency haying and grazing of CRP acres for South Dakota counties
 

    The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) has authorized emergency haying and grazing use of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres. 
    The emergency haying authorization for South Dakota counties became effective June 16, 2017, and ends 60 calendar days from the authorization date, not to exceed August 31, 2017. This declaration includes Lyman County. The emergency grazing authorization for South Dakota counties became effective June 23, 2017, and ends 90 calendar days from the authorization date, not to exceed Sept.30, 2017. 
    Eligible producers who are interested in emergency haying or grazing of CRP must request approval before haying or grazing eligible acreage. It is also important for producers to obtain a modified conservation plan from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) that includes haying and grazing requirements. 
    The eligible CRP acreage is limited to acres located within the approved county. Eligible producers who are interested in haying or grazing CRP under the emergency authorization and current CRP participants who choose to provide land for haying or grazing to an eligible livestock producer, must first request approval to hay or graze eligible acreage and obtain a modified conservation plan from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to include haying or grazing requirements.
    Since some SD counties are authorized for emergency haying and grazing, producers are reminded that the same CRP acreage cannot be both hayed and/or grazed at the same time. For example, if 50 percent of a field or contiguous field is hayed, the remaining unhayed 50 percent cannot be grazed; it must remain unhayed and ungrazed for wildlife. In addition, participants are limited to one hay cutting and are not permitted to sell any of the hay.  
    For more information and to request approval for emergency haying and grazing of CRP acres contact your local County FSA office. 
    USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Online Hay and Grazing Acres Locator Tool
    FSA’s Hay Net website www.fsa.usda.gov/haynet is the “go to” online resource for agricultural producers to list information concerning the need for hay and grazing acres or the availability of hay and grazing acres.
    If, due to extenuating circumstances, producers are in need of hay and/or grazing acres to support livestock, please use Hay Net to post an advertisement seeking these resources. Likewise, landowners who have hay and/or grazing acres available for livestock producers should post a Hay Net advertisement as well.

NewsJuly 12 2017

Cenntenial Community Legacy Project underway

Posted by Lucy

Cenntenial Community Legacy Project underway 
 
To commemorate the Lion’s Club centennial anniversary the Medicine Creek Lion’s Club and Lyman’s FFA Chapter combine efforts to build a covered picnic shelter in the Presho City Park. This community project has been funded in part through multiple grants and fundraisers. The structure’s walls and roof have been completed and concrete is scheduled to be poured under the shelter and around the bathrooms and concession stand.

NewsJuly 12 2017

Another hot dry week for the area

Posted by Lucy

Another hot dry week for the area 
 
   Due to dry and hot conditions across the county many farmers baled their winter wheat for feed and crops continue to wither as drought bakes South Dakota. The Federal Agriculture Department says hot, dry conditions persisted across South Dakota last week. The temperature has been ranging from 90 to 107 degrees since the first of July. Temperatures will remain from 90 to 100 degrees for the next week with no relief in sight. 
   Harvest is now in full swing and Julie Mews, employee at Dakota Mill & Grain in Presho, reported winter wheat and spring wheat have been yielding from 12-15 percent protein with test weights around 60-61 pounds. Yields were reported in the 30-40 bushels per acre range. Todd Longville, South Dakota Wheat Growers Elevator in Kennebec, reported they have not received much spring wheat, but the winter wheat is running anywhere between 15-60 bushels per acre with protein yielding from 10.5 to 18 percent and test weight averaging 58 pounds. Current new crop prices at Presho and Kennebec are $7.57 for spring wheat and $5.77 for winter wheat.
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