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Prompt treatment of calf scours imperative
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Calf scours, the diarrhea seen during the first 30 days of a calf’s life, is caused by a variety of bacteria, viruses and parasites. But the exact cause is less important than prompt treatment, says a University of Missouri professor of food-animal medicine.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - University of Missouri Extension Service - News

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White mold research at risk
Like many farmers in the Upper Midwest, Jason Mewes has battled white mold for years. The disease, also known as sclerotinia, afflicts some of the most widely grown crops in this part of the world.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Mother Nature can’t meet all of farmers’ preferences
Colgate, N.D., farmer Jason Mewes wants August to be filled with temperatures in the mid 80s and “an inch of rain at least every 10 days.” The heat and moisture would benefit his still-developing corn, soybeans and dry edible beans.
Monday, August, 04, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Decision time nears on murky farm bill safety-net options
Jason Mewes has done his homework. He’s collected statistics, made assumptions, performed calculations and come to a few conclusions. Now, he’s getting ready to visit his county Farm Service Agency office to sign up for key safety-net options in the new federal farm bill.
Monday, March, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Panel unanimously rejects proposed DU land purchase in Grand Forks County
A panel that regulates the purchase of land by nonprofit groups in North Dakota has rejected a Ducks Unlimited proposal to buy 160 acres of land in Grand Forks County.
Tuesday, September, 16, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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EU member states back compromise to allow GM crops
The European Union tackled deep divisions on genetically modified crops on Wednesday by striking a compromise pact that is likely to make it easier for them to win approval while allowing some countries to ban them.
Thursday, May, 29, 2014 - Reuters - News

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CSP renewal deadline approaches
Farmers, ranchers and forest landowners who signed Conservation Stewardship Program contracts in 2011 with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service have until March 31 to renew those expiring contracts.
Wednesday, March, 25, 2015 - - News

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More rain ends planting
The last thing farmers in Minnesota’s Becker and Mahnomen counties wanted was more rain.
Monday, June, 23, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Company raises flies for feed
When it comes to resolving a big global food problem, a new breed of farmers and their financial backers are thinking small.
Monday, August, 04, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Meeting addresses TIF option for Tabor, SD, grain facility
The Bon Homme (S.D.) County Commission is discussing a tax increment financing district, or TIF, to help pay for the infrastructure that will go with the proposed $30 million grain shuttle loading facility to be built by Dakota Plains Ag Center west of Tabor.
Monday, October, 20, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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DNR project studying regional water management in Minn.
The development of a plan to protect and preserve Minnesota’s groundwater supply for the future is being shaped by what’s happening now in the Bonanza Valley area of west-central Minnesota.
Thursday, April, 24, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Former Walhalla, ND, ethanol plant creates foundation for local entrepreneurs
The former ADM Corn Ethanol Plant, which laid off about 60 people — more than 5 percent of the Walhalla, N.D., workforce — when it closed in 2012, is slowly coming back to life.
Tuesday, October, 14, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Looking back at planting decisions
This spring, for the second straight year, many area farmers decided to continue planting well into summer rather than quit planting and collect federal crop insurance.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ag groups act to limit conservation groups
North Dakota agricultural groups are putting the pressure on officials to eject conservation advocate organizations as contract helpers in U.S. Department of Agriculture offices that regulate wetland compliance issues.
Monday, December, 01, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Research reveals cover crops beneficial for farmers
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Planting cover crops in rotation between cash crops — widely agreed to be ecologically beneficial — is even more valuable than previously thought, according to a team of agronomists, entomologists,
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Penn State Ag Sciences News - News

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Ag commissioner endorsement to cap ND GOP convention
The North Dakota GOP endorsement for state agriculture commissioner, which has incumbent Doug Goehring pitted against challenger Judy Estenson in what’s expected to be the hottest contest for the party nod, will cap the three-day convention, which begins Friday.
Wednesday, April, 02, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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ND cattle numbers rise with prices
In almost five decades of raising cattle, Frank Matejcek hasn’t seen prices as high as they are today. That’s in part because of a decreasing number of beef cows in parts of the U.S. Matejcek, who runs the Red River Angus farm north of Grand Forks, N.D., with his wife Lucy, notes that cattle are like any other commodity that goes through price cycles.
Tuesday, July, 15, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Williston, ND, man found guilty in shooting death of rancher
Jurors took less than three hours Dec. 18 to find a man guilty in the shooting death of Williston rancher Jack Sjol. Ryan Lee Stensaker, 35, of Williston had sat stone-faced throughout much of the five-day trial, but on the evening of Dec. 18 his face was drawn upon hearing the verdict in the Ward County Courthouse in Minot where the trial had been moved.
Friday, December, 19, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Record crop could kill profits for Minn. grain farmers
Farmers here expect a down year because of June’s damaging weather. The bumper crop elsewhere means corn prices won’t go high enough to make a profit.
Thursday, August, 14, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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The federal government OKs a new Minnesota propane facility, North Dakota producers report livestock loss from algae poisoning, and Moscow bans western food imports.
Monday, August, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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