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    EARLY ARRIVAL OF INSECT PESTS
    Jul 01, 2020 | Agtegra
    The recent strong southerly winds we had for what seemed like forever brought with them some unwanted visitors.  A few insect pests have arrived in the state early, from one to several weeks earlier than normal. 
    HERE FOR OUR LIVESTOCK SHOWMEN
    Jun 17, 2020 | Agtegra
    For many livestock showing families, summertime means a calendar filled with weekend jackpot shows, county fairs, and many hours spent in the barn getting animals ready for the show ring. However, the events of this spring and early summer have likely changed those dreams.
    CONSIDERATIONS WHEN SELECTING THE RIGHT COVER CROP
    Jun 15, 2020 | Agtegra
    Pieces of Agtegra territory are seeing another high Prevent Plant season.  Although moisture has kept producers (mostly in our Northern Regions) from planting their intended crop, Agtegra Cooperative has the expertise, products, and services to support successful cover...
    DON'T KEEP YOURSELF GUESSING ON STORED GRAIN QUALITY
    Jun 15, 2020 | Agtegra
    With seasons changing and temperatures climbing, now is the time to be monitoring the grain quality in your bins at home.
    AGTEGRA COOPERATIVE LAUNCHES A NEW UAV JOURNEY
    Jun 12, 2020 | Agtegra
    Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) continue to evolve in the world of agriculture and Agtegra Cooperative is here for it.
    PRESERVE YOUR HAY QUALITY WITH FRESH CUT®
    Jun 12, 2020 | Agtegra
    While years of high moisture can often improve the quantity of forage available, maintaining quality becomes an important aspect of a producer’s summer to-do list.
    WEED CONTROL IN SOYBEANS WITHOUT DICAMBA
    Jun 08, 2020 | Agtegra
    The recent actions by the Federal Court ruling revoking the federal registrations of certain dicamba products in Roundup Ready® Xtend Soybeans, also known as dicamba-tolerant soybeans (DTS) has created quite a stir in the ag industry.
    DICAMBA UPDATE
    Jun 05, 2020 | Agtegra
    What we know about the status of dicamba. ​ We are aware that there is currently a great deal of misinformation being spread by retailers and service providers about XtendiMax, Engenia and FeXapan. We want to help set the record straight for our farmers.
    AGTEGRA TO OPEN NEW FEED AND FARM STORE IN MURDO
    May 19, 2020 | Agtegra
    Agtegra is opening a new feed and farm supply store in Murdo, S.D. on June 1. The store, which is located in the heart of Murdo, will have everything from livestock feed to farm supply items on hand.
    AGTEGRA OFFERING FREE PUBLIC WI-FI AT RURAL LOCATIONS
    May 11, 2020 | Agtegra
    All across the Dakotas, rural communities are encountering a lack of adequate internet access—and in a time when many day-to-day activities continue to move online, this can be a problem. This problem is even more prevalent now that the COVID-19 pandemic is requiring...
    AGTEGRA SELECTS NEW SVP OF AGRONOMY
    May 11, 2020 | Agtegra
    ABERDEEN, S.D. – Agtegra Cooperative is pleased to announce the selection of Daryl Molskness as the new Senior Vice President of Agronomy.
    HAS THE RECENT FROST DAMAGED MY PLANTED CROP?
    May 11, 2020 | Agtegra
    Recent below freezing weather conditions created some agronomic concern around newly planted crops and raised the question of, “Should I expect to replant?”
    SHIFTING GRAIN FLOWS DURING COVID-19
    Apr 30, 2020 | Agtegra
    While orders to stay at home sweep across the nation with the spread of COVID-19, consumer habits have changed drastically as well.  
    AGTEGRA INVESTS IN A QUALITY INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
    Apr 15, 2020 | Agtegra
    Over the past few weeks, it’s become obvious which careers are considered essential by worldwide communities. These essential positions range from Truck Drivers to Accountants with many roles in-between and within the month, our group of interns will be joining the...
    PREVENTING GRASS TETANY IN YOUR HERD
    Apr 13, 2020 | Agtegra
    With the snow melting away and the grass beginning to turn green again, cattle producers cannot wait to take cows and calves off muddy lots and graze them out on pasture again. However, early-season grass can be a recipe for grass tetany.
    AGTEGRA DONATING N95 MASKS TO AREA HEALTHCARE FACILITIES
    Mar 24, 2020 | Agtegra
    ABERDEEN, S.D. – Agtegra has been taking inventory at all locations to compile as many N95 respiratory masks as possible to donate to area healthcare facilities, and nursing homes.
    AGTEGRA CONTINUES PRECAUTIONARY STEPS
    Mar 19, 2020 | Agtegra
    With the ongoing spread of COVID-19, Agtegra is committed to the health and safety of our employee team, their families, our patrons and our communities. As we enter Spring 2020, we will continue to operate our facilities for delivery of products and services while at the same...
    WATERLOGGED SOIL LEADS TO CHALLENGES, BUT WE HAVE THE ANSWERS
    Mar 17, 2020 | Agtegra
    This growing season we are presented with many challenges and opportunities. One challenge that should be on the front of our minds is soil health.
    AGTEGRA TAKES PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES
    Mar 16, 2020 | Agtegra
    Due to guidance from the CDC and the South Dakota Governor dealing with the Covid-19 outbreak, at this time Agtegra Cooperative has decided to restrict all non-essential visitors at each of our locations until further notice.
    MAKING MINERAL DECISIONS DURING CALVING AND PRE-BREEDING SEASON
    Mar 16, 2020 | Agtegra
    While calving season is in effect, it is not too early to start thinking about factors that can play a part in making next year’s calf crop successful too.
    AGTEGRA TRT ASSIST IN GRAIN BIN ENTRAPMENT EMERGENCY
    Mar 10, 2020 | Agtegra
    ABERDEEN, S.D. – Members of Agtegra’s Technical Rescue Team (TRT) from Highmore, S.D. were contacted Friday, March 6 just after 4 p.m. regarding a grain bin entrapment southwest of Harrold, S.D.
    BOOSTING GROWTH AND MAXIMIZING YIELD
    Feb 24, 2020 | Agtegra
    Growers are very familiar with key terminology when it comes to crops. Words like maximize, optimize, and potential are common when it comes to getting the most out of yields, and with good reason.  
    2020 GRAIN ENGULFMENT PREVENTION SUMMIT
    Feb 18, 2020 | Agtegra
    Preventable entrapment cases and fatalities related to grain bin entry are on the rise due to less than ideal grain storage conditions.
    "MOOOOOOOOO"
    Feb 18, 2020 | Agtegra
    The sound of yet another bottle calf bellering to be fed is not quite the sound every producer wants to hear, yet it is still one that will be answered with a bottle of milk and a smile as the calf jumps around, excited someone has come with food.
    U.S. SECRETARY OF AG PROCLAIMS FEB 16-22 GRAIN BIN SAFETY WEEK
    Feb 18, 2020 | Agtegra
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued a proclamation naming February 16-22 as Grain Bin Safety Week.
    PRODUCERS INVITED TO UPCOMING GRAIN MARKETING MEETINGS
    Feb 14, 2020 | Agtegra
    As we move towards spring, crop input decisions become an important focus – however, let’s not put grain marketing strategy too far to the wayside. 
    LOCAL UNITS AT READY AS NEWS OF GRAIN BIN DEATHS MAKE HEADLINES
    Feb 13, 2020 | Agtegra
    A stranger's death in familiar territory can come as a shudder, even when it's a state away.
    AGRICULTURE'S ALL IN THE FAMILY
    Feb 05, 2020 | Agtegra
    Mike Traxinger’s world went whizzing by him at the age of 13. Sliding across the 4-H showgrounds on his belly, he had a mouthful of dirt and was desperately clinging on to other end of the rope around his prized heifer as she dragged him back to the barn. The moral of...
    2019 GRAIN QUALITY: THE YEAR THAT KEEPS ON GIVING
    Jan 13, 2020 | Agtegra
    Travis Antonsen, Director of Grain Origination at Agtegra Cooperative, would really like the challenges that growers endured last year to be a distant memory in this new calendar year.
    MENTOR NETWORK SERVES AS VALUABLE REFERENCE FOR AG PRODUCERS
    Jan 08, 2020 | Agtegra
    NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE (NRCS), Huron, S.D., Jan.3, 2020 - When your doctor prescribes a new daily regimen or a major surgery to improve your health, it's common practice to turn to an expert and seek a second opinion. When setting out to improve the health...
    KEYS TO DIAGNOSING CALVES
    Jan 07, 2020 | Agtegra
    Battling sickness is the last thing any cattle producer wants to deal with in the winter weather. Keeping calves healthy and knowing the signs and symptoms can help alleviate this stress during the snowy months.  
    STEPS TO PREP FOR CALVING SEASON
    Jan 07, 2020 | Agtegra
    With calving season approaching, it is important to be ready for whatever, whenever calves begin to hit the ground. From preparing your cows for their increased nutritional demands to taking inventory on calving supplies, this checklist can help you in preparing for the season...
    AGPRO TOP FACILITY: AGTEGRA MCLAUGHLIN AGRONOMY CENTER
    Jan 03, 2020 | Agtegra
    McLaughlin Agronomy Center was recently highlited as AgPro Top Facility.
    FRYING UP LOCAL FLAVOR: SMALL TOWN BAR USES SOYBEAN OIL GROWN LOCALLY
    Jan 03, 2020 | Agtegra
    In the true spirit of farm-to-table, a restaurant in one small South Dakota town is making its food with the soybeans local farmers deliver to the grain elevator next door.
    CORN QUALITY WEIGHING IN ON HARVEST OUTCOMES
    Dec 17, 2019 | Agtegra
    Unfortunately, the impacts of the shortened growing season and less than ideal conditions throughout 2019 are continuing to reflect on corn harvest.
    MANAGING THROUGH THE PROPANE CRUNCH
    Dec 17, 2019 | Agtegra
    There have been a lot of conversations about the fall propane shortage, says Agtegra Energy Vice President Kent Borstad. “But it’s really not so much a shortage, as a logistics issue,” says Borstad.
    ON THE WATCH FOR WHITE MOLD NEXT YEAR
    Dec 17, 2019 | Agtegra
    Your agronomy department is issuing a ‘high alert’ for white