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Scientists use technology to create superior carcasses
Raising cattle that achieve top rankings in both yield and quality grade is no simple task — in fact, only 0.03 percent of the fed beef population in the U.S. makes the coveted Prime Yield Grade 1 carcass.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - - News

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New hard red spring wheat superior to ‘Traverse’
South Dakota wheat growers will soon have access to a new hard red spring wheat variety. After several years of research, the South Dakota State University Agricultural Experiment Station recently released Prevail to certified growers.
Monday, January, 27, 2014 - - News

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Report lauds local produce gardening efforts in Minn.
A report released today highlights “good food movements” in the Northland. The Western Lake Superior Good Food Movement Status Report was prepared by the Duluth, Minn.-based Institute for a Sustainable Future, a nonprofit that seeks to promote ecological health.
Thursday, May, 08, 2014 - - News

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Pipeline would help rail delays
With harvest upon us I am concerned about the ability of the railroad companies to move our grain to market with all of this oil train traffic.
Monday, October, 13, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Wal-Mart settles with families over listeria-tainted cantaloupes
Wal-Mart has settled lawsuits with the families of 23 people who died from a 2011 listeria outbreak traced to cantaloupe grown at a Colorado farm and sold by the retailer.
Tuesday, May, 20, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Preservation of the bees
Lawns are food deserts for pollinators that depend on flowers for their nutritional needs.
Monday, May, 05, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Canadian railways make progress on easing grain logjam
Canadian grain shipments by rail have picked up since earlier this month when Ottawa ordered Canadian National Railway Co. and Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. to improve service, CN and a grain-handling group said on March 18.
Wednesday, March, 19, 2014 - Reuters - News

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New choice for durum growers
Durum growers have wanted more planting options. Now they have one, albeit in limited supplies.
Monday, November, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Rising corn yields, rail delays lead to bin-building boom
Derrick Rauen of Summit, S.D., is on the front lines of what industry experts say is another year in the region’s bin-building binge.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Technology increasingly reshaping ag
FARGO, N.D. — Driverless tractors, unmanned aerial vehicles and daily satellite images of crops and livestock are all part of the future of North American agriculture, according to Paul Gunderson, director of the Dakota Precision Ag Center at Lake Region State College in Devils Lake, N.D.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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ND farm revenue doubled in 10 years
The “Financial Characteristics of North Dakota Farms, 2004-2013” publication summarizes the performance of more than 500 farms enrolled in the North Dakota Farm Business Management Education program.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Rail backlog has ripple effect
With another saltie sitting outside the Duluth harbor waiting to load grain this week, federal pressure continues on ramping up grain shipments by rail across the Midwest.
Friday, June, 27, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Investing in trends: Farm, seed company expands storage, cleaning and treating operations
HAYES, S.D. — Transit demand, trends toward a rise in crop acreage, better yields and an increase in treated seed use have nudged Al Meier into some big investments in 2014 — both in grain storage and seed technology.
Monday, September, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Smoother grain flow points to Ottawa lifting rail regulations
Barring a sudden pile-up of grain across Western Canada in the next five weeks, Ottawa will lift requirements that railways move minimum volumes of crops, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said in an interview. While Ritz said he is not ruling out any options before the rules expire Nov. 29, government data show grain has flowed more smoothly since the current harvest began compared with a year ago.
Wednesday, October, 29, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Alfalfa production and winter injury
Cold temperatures and lack of snow cover are the two issues concerning South Dakota alfalfa growers as they consider their 2014 crop. Their worries might be for naught, says Karla Hernandez, South Dakota State University Extension forages field specialist.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - - News

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Minn. to release study on sulfate and wild rice
On Minnesota’s Fond du Lac Indian Reservation, wild rice, the iconic grain that grows across much of the northern half of the state, is at the center of a contentious debate over mining and the environment.
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Producers confident in tools, Angus genetics
Angus breeders like Sydenstricker Genetics manager Ben Eggers, Mexico, Mo., say the Certified Angus Beef brand’s impact, and their ability to respond, grow in tandem with the record premiums paid.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Decision on Minn. sulfate wild rice limit could be year away
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on Wednesday released its preliminary findings on how much sulfate pollution is too much for wild rice, saying a two-year, $1.5 million field and laboratory study shows sulfate above 4 to 16 parts per million can produce a chain reaction in the ecosystem that harms wild rice.
Thursday, March, 13, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Minn. sulfate wild rice findings released
DULUTH, Minn. — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, on March 12, released its preliminary findings on how much sulfate pollution is too much for wild rice, saying a two-year, $1.5 million field and laboratory study shows sulfate above 4 to 16 parts per million can produce a chain reaction in the ecosystem that harms wild rice.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Canadian Wheat Board privatizes
The Canadian Wheat Board, for decades a powerhouse in North American agriculture, is gone. In its place is the still-evolving CWB.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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