In The News

NEW Training Dates Set by BASF and Monsanto!  Click on the Dicamba Training Tab on this page.

South Dakota Department of Agriculture Dicamba and/2,4-D Tolerant Crop Information Webpage Updated: https://sdda.sd.gov/ag-services/dicamba/default.aspx 

Welcome to new SDABA members:

CBH Cooperative of Sturgis, SD and Regulatory Management & Consulting, Inc. of Sioux City Iowa!

2018 TAL (Tomorrow’s Agriculture Leaders) Class is Named

SDABA is pleased to announce that ten applicants were selected for the first-ever TAL Class!  The following SDABA members make up the 2018 TAL Class:
Kyle Gustafson, Winfield United
Eric Miedema, SDWG
John Muske, CHS Inc.
Chris Redfield, Winfield United
Eric Paulson, NCFE
Mark Schaffner, CHS Inc.
Matt Thompson, FMC
Jordan Thull, Legend Seeds
Kristyne Thull, Legend Seeds
Tara Tschetter, NCFE

Agronomy Conference 2017 Presentations Available

Presentations for the 2017 Agronomy Conference can be found on the Agronomy Conference Archives page.

 

Regulatory Alerts

Dicamba Relabeling

If you have Engenia, Xtendimax or FeXapan product remaining in inventory from the 2017 season, you will be asked by the manufacturers of the product to relabel the containers with the new Restricted Use Pesticide labels.  Please be sure that your facility is a registered USEPA Pesticide Producing Establishment if you plan to relabel any of your inventory.  Read more...

Worker Protection Standard - How to Comply:  The Worker Protection Standard (WPS) is a federal EPA regulation that primarily protects workers (people employed to perform work activities related to the production of agricultural plants) and pesticide handlers (people employed to mix, load or apply pesticides). On November 2, 2015, EPA revised the WPS, making significant changes to the rule’s requirements.  Click here to continue reading.

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Items of Interest

January 11, 2018

SDDA Reminds Producers of Mandatory Dicamba Trainings 

In December, the South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) approved Engenia, Xtendimax with Vapor Grip technology and Fexapan herbicides for use in South Dakota for the 2018 growing season. Per the label, all persons, private or commercial, applying these products must also complete dicamba-specific training and pass an examination. Documentation of completion of the training and examination will be required to apply these products.  Read more...

January 9, 2018

The South Dakota Department of Agriculture Notice for Public Hearing to consider the proposed rule changes 12:56:04:15, 12:56:05:04.17, 12:56:05:04.18 and 12:56:11:02, as follows:

  • All pesticide products containing only straight Dicamba active ingredient for agricultural use will be Restricted Use Pesticide in the State of South Dakota,
  • All aerial applicators in the State of South Dakota to acquire aerial applicator certification; the certification will allow aerial applicators more flexibility in obtaining certification in other states through reciprocity; aerial applicator category will complete the federal requirement for each state to have an aerial category for chimerical applicators. 

The public hearing will be held at the Department of Agriculture Conference Room, Foss Building, 523 East Capitol Avenue, Pierre, SD on February 9th at 1:30 PM.

December 18, 2017

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently published: 1) a limited 90-day waiver from the Federal HOS regulations pertaining to electronic logging devices (ELDs) for the transportation of agricultural commodities; and 2) proposed regulatory guidance concerning the transportation of agricultural commodities.   Read more...

For more information on ELDs, please visit www.fmcsa.dot.gov/eld