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Calling small farmers
Agweek would like to profile one or two very small farms in a future issue. If you fit that description and are interested, or know of someone else who does, please let us know by March 28.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Canola crop looks good
Mid-summer heat hurt the region’s canola a year ago. But this year’s crop seems to have weathered July just fine.
Monday, August, 05, 2013 - Agweek - News

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The man from Moccasin, Mont.
Bing Von Bergen, a Montana wheat farmer, is leading the National Association of Wheat Growers as president in 2013. It's been an eventful year.
Monday, August, 05, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Putting good times to good use
In times of prosperity, it's important to prepare for what comes next.
Monday, August, 05, 2013 - Agweek - Opinion

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Identify the enemy
Damage from soybean cyst nematode is beginning to show up in area fields — and farmers should pay attention, says Sam Markell, a North Dakota State University Extension Service plant pathologist who is responsible for disease management information on broadleaf crops, including soybeans.
Monday, August, 12, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Cool August raises concern
A recent Agweek trip through Marshall County in northwest Minnesota on a cool August morning found a lot of good-looking crops. The trip also found plenty of signs that crops need more heat.
Monday, August, 12, 2013 - Agweek - News

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A harvest of his own
Leonard Will, who works for the Hvidsten family farm near Stephen, Minn., makes planting and marketing decisions on his own 80-acre field.
Monday, August, 19, 2013 - Agweek - News

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No easy way to start farming from scratch
The Land Stewardship Program in Minnesota trains a new generation of farmers.
Monday, August, 19, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Harvest finally kicks off
Farmers in North Dakota and northwest Minnesota have started harvesting barley. So far, yields are mixed.
Monday, August, 19, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Corn needs heat, rain
Upper Midwest corn farmers will be watching both the thermometer and the rain gauge in the next few weeks. Their crop needs plenty of heat and moisture, and the region is coming up short on both.
Monday, August, 19, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Spuds need rain, late freeze
2013 weather has worked against many growers so far
Thursday, August, 22, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Harvest begins
Another wheat harvest had begun, and the extended Jirik family was taking advantage of a hot, dry August afternoon tailor-made for combining.
Monday, August, 26, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Pulling double duty
Justin Flaten farms in Highwood — an accomplishment made more notable because he started farming from scratch, without help from a family member. Almost everyone familiar with modern production agriculture agrees that getting started in farming is extremely difficult without help.
Tuesday, September, 03, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Soil health a hot topic
This year’s Big Iron runs Sept. 10 to 12 at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds in West Fargo, N.D. As Mike Fought says, soil health will receive plenty of attention.
Tuesday, September, 03, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Farm on the grow
As a boy, Mark Boen built bluebird houses and placed them across his family’s dairy farm. The number of bluebirds on the farm soared. Today, decades later, Boen and his wife, Diane, operate Bluebird Gardens on the site of that dairy farm.
Monday, September, 16, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Managing water
Common sense may suggest that tile drainage and irrigation won’t both be popular at the same time in the same region. Weather conditions that favor one would seem to work against the other.
Monday, September, 16, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Be skeptical of 'peak ag'
A few years ago, midway through the growing season, I asked a veteran farmer about his crops. He said his immediate area was dry and some of his fields were deteriorating.
Monday, September, 16, 2013 - Agweek - News

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USDA swapping sugar again
The federal government, still working to bolster low sugar prices, is again offering to swap surplus sugar for sugar import credits.
Monday, September, 23, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Beef producers seek higher checkoff
Minnesota cattle producers will vote in February on whether to double their state checkoff.
Monday, September, 23, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Mother Nature comes through
Nearly ideal growing conditions this summer and fall led to a bumper canola harvest, area farmers and agriculture officials say.
Monday, September, 30, 2013 - Agweek - News

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