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Lower crop prices spur interest in precision ag
When Gregg Carlson served in the U.S. Rangers in the early 1970s, he used the first-generation GPS system. Carlson was so impressed with the technology that he’s spent much of his post-military career educating farmers about the benefits of GPS and other precision ag tools.
Monday, December, 16, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Chinese company worker accused of stealing seed
Six men from China including the CEO of a seed corn subsidiary of a Chinese conglomerate have been charged with conspiring to steal patented seed corn from two of the nation’s leading seed developers, prosecutors said Thursday.
Friday, December, 13, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Beauty, surprises for volunteer
‘Jack’ enjoys the dakotas.
Monday, November, 11, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Thieves target irrigation systems
Pivot irrigation systems are used only part of the year in the Upper Midwest, but they can be a year-round target for copper thieves.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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UAVs could be the next tool
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) might be the next tool to improve precision agriculture. By September 2015, it is expected that the Federal Aviation Administration will have regulated the commercial use of UAVs. Despite their use by law enforcement, privacy concerns could limit UAV use in urban areas.
Monday, June, 23, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Good economy benefits aerial ag applicators
Thanks to a rare combination of strong crop prices and generally good yields, the past few years have been kind to most Upper Midwest farmers. Aerial ag applicators have fared well, too.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Spring planting
I have spoken to many clients this spring who are weeks behind their typical planting schedule. As Agweek recently reported, farmers across the region, especially in North Dakota, have planted only a fraction of the typical acreage of several crops before the crop insurance planting deadlines this spring.
Monday, June, 09, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Pilots updated on safety, accuracy
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. — With a growing world population and a need to feed it, aerial applicators have a bright future. They just need to take care of it, industry experts told a group of spray pilots in Park Rapids, Minn., May 13.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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‘Spools of black plastic everywhere’
With land prices in South Dakotaas high as $6,000 an acre, farmers are out to wring every dollar they can from their fields.
Monday, September, 23, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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Taking the opportunity
Students working with Lake Region State College’s Dakota Precision Ag Center won’t have to worry about finding job opportunities after graduation — opportunities have already found them.
Monday, September, 30, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Collaboration brings new equipment
When plant scientist Peter Sexton needed a new row-crop planter at the Beresford, S.D., research farm, he looked to the future — in terms of equipment and networking.
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - SDSU Agricultural Experiment Station - News

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Centrol launches tile installation
The region’s biggest franchise in independent crop consulting is diversifying into field drainage tile installation.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ag aviation taking off
The National Transportation Safety Board on May 14 issued an alert for agriculture-specific guidance on fatigue management, risk management, aircraft maintenance and pilot knowledge and skills tests, and urged the industry to work with regulators for better safety.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Maze masters
In he past couple of months, Day has cut more than 50 corn mazes.
Monday, September, 23, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Veteran crop sprayer says aerial industry important
It’s early afternoon on a picture-postcard day in late May, a rarity in a wet, drizzly spring. Tim “Toby” McPherson is anxious to climb into his spray plane and take advantage of the perfect conditions.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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The challenge of feeding the world
The challenge of feeding an expected world population of more than 9 billion in 2050 — at least 2 billion more than today — has attracted considerable attention, resulting in a wide range of responses.
Monday, June, 30, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Peterson Farms Seed capitalizes on region's move to corn and beans
Even in a burgeoning agricultural economy in the Red River Valley, Peterson Farms Seed stands out.
Monday, December, 23, 2013 - Agweek - News

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