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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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The presidential turkey comes from Minnesota, a local fund raises money for West River ranchers and the Rancher Relief Fund accepts applications.
Monday, November, 25, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Donations to help SD ranchers hits $3 million, comments and review sought on proposed fertilizer rules and applications for CSP due Jan. 17,
Monday, January, 06, 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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EPA proposes revisions to Agriculture Worker Protection Standard, USDA begins a program to improve honeybee health and applications are being accepted for specialty crop grants.
Monday, March, 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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ND ‘extraordinary places’ policy approved, but comment process will apply only to public land
The North Dakota Industrial Commission removed the most controversial part of a proposed “extraordinary places” policy before unanimously approving it Monday, deciding that permit applications for oil and gas drilling on private land shouldn’t be subject to a special public comment process.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Manure on frozen ground leads to economic loss
ST. PAUL — Application of manure on frozen ground almost guarantees economic loss on the value of manure while also potentially harming the environment. Phosphorus and nitrogen in manure can have negative effects in the environment when in excess.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - - 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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Caution in manure placement could reduce PEDv
BROOKINGS, S.D. — The presence of the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) in the region requires producers, manure haulers and landowners to work together to reduce the risk of disease spread during the manure application season, explains Erin Cortus, assistant professor and South Dakota State University Extension environmental quality engineer.
Monday, April, 14, 2014 - - 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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Generating tools for soybean growers
“Soil testing has proven to be a reliable tool to guide fertilizer recommendations. However, growers are looking for additional ways to confirm that soil and fertilizer applications are meeting the nutritional needs of the soybean plant to maximize yield,” says Nathan Mueller, an assistant professor and South Dakota State University Extension agronomist in the Plant Science Department.
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - SDSU College of Agriculture & Biological Sciences - 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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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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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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Donations to help SD ranchers hits $3 million
A fund aimed at helping western South Dakota ranchers who lost tens of thousands of cattle in an early October blizzard has collected $3 million, three times as much as had originally been expected.
Friday, December, 27, 2013 - - News

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Veteran crop sprayer says aerial industry important
It’s early afternoon on a picture-postcard day in late May, a rarity in a wet, drizzly spring. Tim “Toby” McPherson is anxious to climb into his spray plane and take advantage of the perfect conditions.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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USDA announces $19 million in grants for beginning farmers
More than $19 million in federal grants will be available to help train agricultural producers through the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Friday.
Friday, April, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Rail transloading facility proposed for Richardton, N.D.
A $50 million rail terminal has been proposed for about a half-mile east of Richardton in southeast North Dakota.
Thursday, April, 24, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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