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Dispatches from DC: Ag journalism in the nation’s capital
Today, we’ll hear from numerous top national figures, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Robert Johansson, USDA chief economist, as well as top trade officials. Clint Raine of the National Corn Growers Association, will talk about the use of drones in agriculture.
Monday, April, 27, 2015 - Agweek - News

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AgweekTV: Farmers and ranchers hope for spring rain
Regional farmers and ranchers hope for spring rain after a dry winter. Agweek reporter Mikkel Pates catches up with ranchers in western South Dakota. Also, view a "crop stop" with Agweek reporter Jonathan Knutson and go inside the 53rd annual International Sugarbeet Institute event at the Fargodome.
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Insolvencies and Bankruptcies
I recently received a call from a farmer regarding a grain elevator insolvency, and thought this would be a good time to review some of the laws related to elevator insolvencies. As Agweek staff writer Mikkel Pates pointed out in March, in the past few years, we have seen several significant elevator insolvencies.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Spraying during temperature inversion worsens drift
FARGO, N.D. — A new report from North Dakota State University describes in detail how temperature inversions work and how they can cause pesticide spray drift and damage.
Monday, May, 05, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Fertilizer supplier: Rail delays will leave lasting damage
WATERTOWN, S.D. — Railroads say they’re catching up train fertilizer shipments. That’s true, but some suppliers say their 2014 problems aren’t over, and they won’t be easily forgotten.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Late spring could shift seed maturities
NEW EFFINGTON, S.D. — Many farmers in the eastern Dakotas face the decision of whether to change out longer-season corn varieties for shorter-season varieties, seedsmen say.
Monday, May, 19, 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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Conference addresses ag opportunities
FARGO, N.D. — Fascinating opportunities to provide biobased industrial products exist, but they probably will need to provide price, utility and environmental benefits, especially if they want to compete at a premium to petrochemical substitutes.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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RRV farmers are busy planting
The last week of May involved a race with the calendar as farmers finally saw a run of fit conditions for planting corn and other crops. Tiling, fertilizer application and seeding were under way heavily in the north-central Red River Valley when Agweek visited on May 27.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Proponents: China, corn price bode well
FARGO, N.D. — Food-grade soybean industry players say the Red River Valley region now grows 500,000 to 600,000 acres of the crop for the market, and is poised for more growth.
Monday, July, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Legislators say CP must improve
FARGO, N.D. — Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway reported 3,908 past-due agricultural rail cars as of July 17, down about 14 percent from the previous week’s 4,561. The past-due single-car orders were an average of 26.6 days late, compared with 30.2 days the previous week.
Monday, July, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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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.
Monday, August, 18, 2014 - Agweek - News

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CP shipments are 5 months behind
WILTON, N.D. — Wilton (N.D.) Farmers Union Elevator Co. would like to be empty this time of year, but instead it is plugged with spring wheat.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Hagie to display tall nitrogen tool bar at Big Iron
FARGO, N.D. — Side-dressing nitrogen fertilizer played a bigger role in the 2014 crop and is likely to increase in the coming years, according to experts. Darrell Steiner is a sales manager for Hagie Manufacturing Co. Inc. of Clarion, Iowa, one of the companies making products to help with that function. The company again will be at the Big Iron Farm Show this year.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Wet, cool year helped some honey producers
FORT PIERRE, S.D. — Josh Dykes was in charge of a crew that was removing hives filled with honey and putting on new boxes for added production in mid-August.
Monday, September, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Bee habitat funding applications due Nov. 21
FARGO, N.D. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service will deliver $4 million for honeybee habitat funding through its Environmental Quality Incentive Program in fiscal year 2015.
Monday, November, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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APUC grants will aid flaxseed research
FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota State University’s Department of Plant Sciences received a $54,183 grant to study the shelf life of flaxseed to eliminate microorganisms from the popular food ingredient.
Monday, December, 01, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Cattle prices down from ‘astronomical’ levels
YANKTON COUNTY, S.D. — Greg Ryken is starting a new era for Stockmen’s Livestock Inc., which has long been one of southeast South Dakota’s biggest sale barns.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Former owner loved big-scale ranch art
YANKTON, S.D. — A 3,800-pound steel sculpture of a longhorn bull still stands in front of Stockmen’s Livestock, but former sale barn owner Gail Sohler says it will be gone when he finds a home for it.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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High hopes for South Dakota pea processing plant
Harlan Smith hopes the new South Dakota Pulse Processors LLC plant, expected to begin operation this summer, will make yellow peas a viable cash crop in central South Dakota.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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