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ND landowners dispute Rural Water easement

ND landowners dispute Rural Water easement

A disagreement between property owners and Stutsman (N.D.) Rural Water District over land easements required the intervention of a Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office deputy Thursday.

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BNSF, CP catch up on old-crop past-dues

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway reports it is getting caught up on old-crop past-due train car orders, but there are significant new-crop orders still past-due.

Potato tour of RRV shows some need moisture

Potato tour of RRV shows some need moisture

With harvest nearing, an inch or two of rain in the next week could make the difference between a pretty good crop and disappointing one for many area potato growers. “We could really use a 1- to 2-inch general rain to finish off this crop,” said Chuck Gunnerson, president of the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association, based in East Grand Forks, Minn.

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Pilot uninjured as aerial sprayer crash-lands in Minn.

An aerial sprayer crash-landed Tuesday afternoon in a cornfield southeast of Kerkhoven, Minn., the Swift County Sheriff’s Office reported. Investigati

Goehring urges action to counter flooding in ND

North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring is urging farmers and ranchers in western and central North Dakota to take action to protect their livestock and other property from possible flooding.

Floods submerge cane fields in North India

Heavy monsoon rains in India have caused flooding in the country’s main sugar producing state Uttar Pradesh, but the full extent of any damage to the crop will not be known until floodwaters recede.

Drones could be ag’s next big thing

Drones could be ag’s next big thing

After seeing one in action, Duane Lunne could see himself buying a drone. The Dallas, S.D., cattle farmer and his friend Brad Kahler, of Colome, live two miles apart and were checking out a drone demonstration on Aug. 19, the opening day of Mitchell’s Dakotafest. The drones look cool, for sure, hovering and flying, with the high-quality models traveling up to 35 to 40 mph and weighing only 3 to 5 pounds.

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South Africans learn new farming techniques, enjoy life in ND

South Africans learn new farming techniques, enjoy life in ND

This year, five Lankin, N.D.-area farms are hosting a total of a dozen young international farm workers, including 10 from South Africa, one from Brazil and from the Eastern European country of Moldova.

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SD Farmers Union hosts farm bill meetings

South Dakota Farmers Union will host farm bill meetings across South Dakota in partnership with U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency.

More good news on ND prevented-planting

The latest Farm Service Agency statistics reinforce earlier reports that prevented-planting acres aren’t as common in North Dakota as once feared.

Deere to lay off more than 600 at four US plants

Deere to lay off more than 600 at four US plants

Deere & Co., the world’s largest maker of farm equipment, says it will indefinitely lay off more than 600 employees at plants in Illinois, Iowa and Kansas as falling grain prices hurt demand for tractors, harvesters and other agricultural machinery.

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Climate change to cut South Asia’s growth 9 percent by 2100

Climate change will cut South Asia’s growth almost 9 percent by the end of the century unless world governments try harder to counter global warming, the Asian Development Bank says.

Ukraine to lose 15 percent of grain crop in violence-hit regions

Ukraine will lose 15 percent of its grain crop in two violence-hit regions in the country’s east, according to a spokesman for Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk.

Beach, ND, zoning board recommends land use change for elevator rail spur

A proposed rail spur that would alleviate the Beach (N.D.) Grain Cooperative’s issues with trains took its first step toward becoming a reality Monday morning.

STB orders CP, BNSF to Sept. 4 hearing in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. – The U.S. Surface Transportation Board announced Monday it will hold a public hearing on Sept. 4 to provided shippers an opportunity to report on service problems in the rail network.

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