News: Jun 20 - 26

Jun 26, 2020

DACA cannot be dismantled, Dicamba cannot be used. Plus, Trump is headed to Mount Rushmore for the 4th of July fireworks show. 


All this and more in this week’s In the Moment news podcast. 

Impact Of The Dicamba Ruling In South Dakota

Jun 25, 2020

In The Moment … June 25, 2020 Show 846 Hour 2

Mike Jaspers is a fifth-generation South Dakota farmer. He served on the state legislature and as South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture (2016-2-18). He joins us today for more on the impact of the Dicamba ruling in South Dakota. 

Brad Van Osdel / SDPB

South Dakota soybean farmers have a deadline.

In five days they will not be able to use one of the most popular herbicides on their fields.

For most of the month of June, they were unsure whether they could use it at all.

That’s because of a federal court ruling that pulled it from the shelves during the middle of spraying season.

Dicamba Cutoff Date Remains, Despite Extension Requests

Jun 18, 2019
SDSU Extension

The South Dakota Department of Agriculture is reminding farmers and applicators of the June 30th cut off date for dicamba products.

That’s despite requests for exemptions on spraying the herbicide.

Dicamba is an effective herbicide, but volatile in warm temperatures and can vaporize. In windy states like South Dakota, that drift can reach a neighboring farmer’s crop that’s not dicamba resistant… which can lead to cupped soybean leaves.