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Maddy pets her two horses on her farm in South Dakota.

How One Young Farmer Is Improving Sustainability Through Soil Health

Maddy Rabenhorst grew up on a farm near Wester, South Dakota, but after high school, she followed her career goals…

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Hungry for Truth Recycling on the Peggy and Brad Greenway Farm

Reducing, Reusing and Recycling on the Farm

Peggy and Brad Greenway take pride in finding new ways to grow safe and healthy food for families. Every day…

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Hungry for Truth Garden Bugs

The Usual Suspects: Five Pests That “Bug” South Dakota Farmers and Gardeners

In a perfect world, we could plant our crops at the start of summer then sit back and watch them…

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Five Questions Farmers Ask Before Applying Pesticides Hungry for Truth

The Five Questions Farmers Ask Before Applying Pesticides

Farmers are driven to grow safe and healthy food while protecting the land. That’s why many use pesticides, along with…

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Laughing Eyes Apiary Honey and Hungry for Truth

Keeping It Sweet and Sustainable With a Local Beekeeper

There’s nothing sweeter than when farmers and beekeepers work together. Just ask Tim Olsen. Tim grew up on a farm…

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Hungry for Truth Gardening Tips

Grow Local: Tips to Help First-Time Gardeners Find Their Groove

Heidi Teal, co-owner of Cliff Avenue Greenhouse and Garden Center in Sioux Falls, has spent her whole life in the…

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Kevin Deinert Farm Hungry for Truth

How One Young Farmer Preserves the Land for the Next Generation

For Kevin Deinert, farming is all about family. The 30-year-old farmer grows 2,500 acres of soybeans, corn and alfalfa, and…

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Farmer safely applies pesticides to protect soybean plants.

How Farmers Protect Crops and the Environment

For more than four generations, the Casper family has grown soybeans and corn near Lake Preston. Paul and his wife…

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Paul Casper walks through his field.

Technology Helps Farmers Be Good Neighbors

When it comes to food and choices in the grocery store, it’s tough enough to decide what to make for…

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The Scoop on Plant Protection

The Scoop on Plant Protection

There’s a good chance you’ve thought about food safety while shopping at the grocery store. Did you know the farmers…

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Sustainability Grows Strong on South Dakota Farms and Ranches

Did you know South Dakota’s farmers and ranchers are some of the most proactive in the nation when it comes…

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Improving Pesticide Application with Precision Technology

Now that you know farmers use pesticides to protect crops from diseases, insects and weeds, and the steps for pesticide…

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How Farmers Apply Pesticides in Four Steps

We recently asked the question: What would you do if you drove by a field and saw a farmer spraying…

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sprayer farming pesticide use spraying pesticides

What Are Pesticides and Why Do Farmers Use Them?

You’re driving from Sioux Falls to Mitchell to visit friends, and you see a large piece of equipment with wide…

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Keeping South Dakota Waters Clean is Good for Summer Fun and Farming

For many South Dakotans, summer time includes having fun on the water. Whether it’s a road trip to the lake…

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Let's Get Growing

Let’s Get Growing – Planting Q & A With a Farmer and a Gardener

Temperatures are warming up and soil lovers in South Dakota are excited to dig in and plant. This includes farmers…

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Dane's Crop Report: Planting Season

Dane’s Crop Report: Planting Season

It’s almost time for South Dakota farmers to get out in the fields and begin the 2017 growing season. There’s…

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Why Do Farmers Use GMOs?

Have you ever wondered why many farmers use GMOs? Researching the question online might lead you to believe that they…

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