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UAVs important issue for aerial ag applicators
Unmanned aerial vehicles could have a big role in agriculture’s future. That both intrigues and concerns aerial ag applicators.
Monday, June, 02, 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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Minnesota Corn Growers Association accepting applications for Student Agvocate program
The Minnesota Corn Growers Association is accepting applications for its 2015-16 Student Agvocate program. Successful applicants will receive a $3,000 scholarship and hands-on leadership experience working with agriculture professionals on behalf of Minnesota’s corn farmers.
Tuesday, March, 10, 2015 - - News

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USDA extends dairy program application deadline
The application deadline for the dairy Margin Protection Program has been extended until Dec. 19, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Dec. 4. The program, established by the 2014 farm bill, protects participating dairy producers when the margin — the difference between the price of milk and feed costs — falls below levels of protection selected by the applicant.
Thursday, December, 04, 2014 - - News

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Pesticide drift a risk in spraying
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture wants to remind pesticide applicators of drift risk during this spraying season.
Tuesday, April, 14, 2015 - South Dakota State University Extension Service - News

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Target specific weeds
URBANA, Ill. — Herbicides applied in the fall often can provide improved control of many winter annual weed species, compared with similar applications made in the spring, according to a University of Illinois weed scientist.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - University of Illinois Urbana - 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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CSP renewal deadline is Sept. 12
Farmers and ranchers whose five-year Conservation Stewardship Program enrollment contracts expire this year must submit their renewal applications to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service by Sept. 12 to initiate the re-enrollment process.
Thursday, September, 04, 2014 - - News

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Consider cattle weight and age groups in planning winter feed
Most producers seem to refer to cows as “the herd.” In reality, that herd is split into several age groups that often are overlooked. In fact, managers usually look at averages to guide managerial applications.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ag energy efficiency grants, loans now available
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for the Rural Energy for America Program to help small businesses and producers make energy efficiency improvements. USDA plans to offer as much as $12.3 million in grants and $57.8 million in loans.
Friday, May, 09, 2014 - - News

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Ohio farmer: Precision ag pays
Most farmers attending a Precision Agriculture Summit instinctively believe precision agriculture pays, but when one of their own puts a pencil to it, they take notice. Brian Watkins is on the eastern edge of the corn and soybean belt and was one of the early adopters of variable-rate application technologies.
Tuesday, January, 20, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Drones hit Dakotafest
Technology will dominate this year’s Dakotafest in Mitchell, S.D. Ray Bianchi, senior director for IDEAg Group — which owns Dakotafest — said there will be a total of four programs held on drones through Wednesday. The drone programs will be on different applications for agriculture and how the unmanned aerial vehicles with cameras can assist farmers and ranchers.
Tuesday, August, 19, 2014 - Forum News Service - 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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Far northwest Wis. residents wrestle with proposed hog facility
An application was filed with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in December that would make it the first so-called Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation in a county widely known for its apple orchards and family farms. The operation could have as many as 20,000 to 25,000 pigs on site at any given time.
Tuesday, January, 27, 2015 - Forum News Service - 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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Do the cows fit the operation?
Generally, facts do not change, and the application of facts to life determines success. In other words, life is more than luck. One needs to plan, implement, evaluate and replan to stay in touch. That was the essence of the integrated resource management program that was very successful with the help of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the cooperative efforts of the land-grant universities across the U.S.
Monday, April, 21, 2014 - - News

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Aerial industry basics
States track agricultural aviation in different ways, and comparable statistics aren’t available for North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Montana. But officials in the four states provide these numbers:
Monday, June, 02, 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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Spring nitrogen shortages mean tweaking growers' plans
Extreme winter conditions slowed river barge deliveries and rail shipments of nitrogen this spring.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - - News

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USDA offers grants to train new farmers, ranchers
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced $18 million in grants to help train and mentor beginning farmers and ranchers.
Monday, February, 02, 2015 - - News

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