• Lon Tonneson

    Honey, I've Lost A Twin!

    Inside Dakota Ag

     by Lon Tonneson
     on July 24, 2011

    I can imagine how the parents of a 2-year-old Plankinton, S.D., boy who recently got lost in a cornfield felt. The boy disappeared obne afternoon into a 340 acre cornfield and wasn’t found until the next morning. My son and his wife, and their four kids visited me and my wife over the weekend, and I lost one the twins. The two boys – Dylan and Jackson, age 3 -- were sitting in the living room playing with cars quietly one minute and the next minute one of them was gone. I…

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  • Lon Tonneson

    This Farm's Worth Watching

    Inside Dakota Ag

     by Lon Tonneson
     on July 19, 2011

    The other day I was out by Lisbon, N.D., on a farm that’s worth watching. Andy and Mitch Hoenhause are trying some no-till/cover crop production practices that are working so well for producers out by the Missouri River. But the Hoenhauses farm a couple hundred miles east of the Missouri in a part of the country that many consider too wet to no-till. The brothers are having good luck with no-till, though, especially since they started planting cover crops after wheat and field…

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    Sitting In On the Summit

    Inside Dakota Ag

     by Lon Tonneson
     on July 6, 2011

    I’ve been mulling over what I heard at the Governor’s Ag Development Summit I attended in Sioux Falls before the 4th of July. Frankly, I was a little disappointed. I was disappointed because I didn’t hear about many new ag development ideas. Lucas Lentsch, director of ag development, mentioned the work the state is doing with the South Dakota Certified Beef program and the progress being made on the construction of the new beef packing plant in Aberdeen. The plant…

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