“This donation from CHS puts us one step closer to being able to update our facility to provide safer housing for 4-H'ers and their animals during the fair, as well as having a space in our community that can be utilized year-round by other groups and organizations,” said Laura Kahler, Tripp County 4-H advisor.
This donation was made possible through the CHS Seeds for Stewardship program, a competitive grant program that matches funds for projects in rural communities based on three core focus areas: safety, ag leadership development, and broad community engagement.
“CHS is invested in supporting the future of agriculture in our rural communities,” said Chuck Miller, general manager. “The future depends on our children. That’s why we feel it is important to support efforts like building a new livestock facility at the local fairgrounds. When communities have a place where they can support area youth, strong relationships are built, relationships that can help those communities thrive for generations to come.”
CHS locations apply for CHS Seeds for Stewardship grants on behalf of community organizations and projects.
"It is an honor to experience the trust and encouragement from CHS for this project. This facility will have an incredible impact on our community, especially our youth in agriculture,” said Wyatt DeJong, member of the Tripp County 4-H Livestock and Community Facility Committee. “Companies like CHS are a true blessing as they demonstrate their commitment to rural communities and strengthen the backbone industry of our county, state, and nation."
"Our family does quite a lot of business with CHS and we so appreciate their giving back to the community and our youth. Working together to get things done!" said Marlajean Waters, Committee Member
As CHS supports community projects like this, it recognizes these projects also make an impact for its employees who live in these rural communities.
“We appreciate their support of the ag community in our area by supporting a facility that will be used by our youth for years to come,” said Rhonda Gilchrist, committee member and CHS employee.
The Winner-based retail business delivers agronomy, energy, feed and grain products and services to South Dakota and Nebraska ag producers and other customers from Winner, Burke, Dallas, Fairfax, Mission and White River It is part of CHS Inc., a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States. Diversified in energy, agronomy, grains and foods, CHS is committed to helping its customers, farmer-owners and other stakeholders grow their businesses through its domestic and global operations. CHS supplies energy, crop nutrients, grain marketing services, animal feed, food and food ingredients along with financial and risk management services. The company operates petroleum refineries/pipelines and manufactures, markets and distributes Cenex® brand refined fuels, lubricants, propane and renewable energy products.
SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release: June 17, 2019
Media Contact: Maggie Stensaas, 605.773.4073
Dicamba Cutoff Date Approaching
PIERRE, S.D. - The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) reminds applicators that June 30 is the cutoff date for dicamba products.
The SDDA obtained Special Local Needs registration labels, also known as 24(c) labels, from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the following products: Engenia, Fexapan and Xtendimax with VaporGrip Technology. These labels establish a June 30 cutoff for applications of these products in South Dakota for the 2019 growing season. Applicators can use these products until soybeans reach the R1 growth stage, 45 days after planting or June 30, whichever comes first.
“While the weather has had an impact on planting this year, which I know is frustrating for many producers, the fact remains that warmer conditions in July increase the risk of volatility and drift when using dicamba products. The cutoff date is based on data which supports increased risk of drift after July 1,” says Secretary of Agriculture Kim Vanneman. “I encourage producers to explore the other products available to them once the cutoff date for use of dicamba has passed.”
Anyone applying Engenia, Fexapan or Xtendimax with VaporGrip Technology must also abide by the restrictions included in the EPA labels for those products, including recordkeeping requirements. Additionally, applicators applying or purchasing these products will have to complete annual dicamba specific training. Trainings can be found on the SDDA website at https://sdda.sd.gov/ag-services/dicamba/.
Agriculture is a major contributor to South Dakota’s economy, generating $25.6 billion in annual economic activity and employing over 115,000 South Dakotans. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture's mission is to promote, protect and preserve South Dakota agriculture for today and tomorrow. Visit them online at sdda.sd.gov or find them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
CORN (Dec 19) 369'2 1'2
CORN (Mar 20) 381'0 1'0
CORN (May 20) 389'2 1'0
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