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NASS releases ag census data for states, counties
The census was conducted by the National Agricultural Statistics Service, an arm of USDA. NASS says the state and county profiles will be followed “by new tools throughout the year to highlight the more than 6 million data points captured in the agriculture census.”
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Small farmers hold the key to seed diversity
Up to 75 percent of the seeds needed to produce the world’s diverse food crops are held by small farmers, researchers said following a review of international census data.
Tuesday, February, 17, 2015 - Reuters - News

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USDA surveys organic farmers
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is surveying organic farmers, and producers must respond by mail by Feb. 13 or online by April 3. The Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Society of Spring Valley, Wis., says the survey is a follow-up to USDA’s 2012 Census of Agriculture, which found that total organic product sales by American farms and ranches increased 83 percent since 2007.
Thursday, January, 22, 2015 - - News

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Townships struggle to maintain local control
The number of North Dakotans residing in rural areas has shrunk by more than 13,500 in the past 20 years. This contrasts with the urban population in North Dakota, which has grown by more than 60,000, according to the census.
Wednesday, April, 22, 2015 - - News

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Small farmers hold the key to seed diversity
ROME — Up to 75 percent of the seeds needed to produce the world’s diverse food crops are held by small farmers, researchers said following a review of international census data. Growers with farms of less than seven acres preserve diversity through “networks of seed and knowledge exchanges,” Karl Zimmerer, a Penn State University geography professor who led the research, told a conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science on Feb. 13.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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Beef cattle numbers thriving, despite weather woes
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Beef cattle outnumber people in South Dakota by more than a 4 to 1 ratio. With this in mind, it should come as no surprise that South Dakota cattlemen and cattle feeders continue to keep their stake among national leaders in beef production despite the challenges presented by the drought of 2012, Storm Atlas and escalating feed and land costs.
Monday, July, 14, 2014 - - News

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USDA: 97 percent of U.S. farms are family-owned
About 97 percent of U.S. farms are family-owned, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. USDA defines a family farm as any farm where the majority of the business is owned by the operator and individuals related to the operator, including through blood, marriage or adoption, according to Hubert Hamer, with USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Tuesday, March, 17, 2015 - - News

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USDA statistics reflect ag’s importance in the Red River Valley
New numbers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture reaffirm ag’s economic importance in the Red River Valley of eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota.
Tuesday, June, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Rise of the megafarms: American farms have swelled and ND is leading the way
You can’t just fix tractors anymore. The machines Wayne Ward collects, the tractors from a bygone era — those could be repaired by hand.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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NASS state, county profiles now available
Williams County in northwest North Dakota leads the nation in production of durum and lentils and Brown County in north-central South Dakota ranks second nationally in corn for grain production.
Monday, June, 09, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND ranch expands into agritourism
Jerry Doan always figured his oldest son would return to the family farm and make agriculture his lifelong career. But the elder Doan was a bit surprised when his three other children said they wanted to come back, too.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farmers need to adopt sustainable practices
While the agricultural sector has been strong economically, ecological costs of over-tilling, excess fertilizer and other modern practices are adding up.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Study: ND fertilizer plants would enjoy cost advantages
A new study says North Dakota would enjoy some major advantages if it were to produce fertilizer, which could happen as early as 2017 at a proposed plant near Grand Forks.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Wild weather hurting crops in some areas, while others closer to normal
Crop conditions in the northern Red River Valley are, in five words, “very, very, very, very varied.” So says Brad Brummond, Walsh County, N.D., agricultural extension agent. “We’ve got spring wheat that’s already heading out and we’ve got some that’s just emerging from the ground,” he said. “Some of that late crop is going to be a real challenge.”
Wednesday, July, 09, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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USDA: Operations come in many shapes, sizes
Family farms continue to dominate U.S. agricultural production, but mid-sized and large ones are more productive and profitable than small ones, according to a new study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Monday, January, 19, 2015 - Agweek - News

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UPDATED: North Dakota community evacuates after train derailment
The small North Dakota community of Heimdal and surrounding farmsteads have been evacuated after an oil tanker train derailed this morning. Wells County Emergency Manager Tammy Roehrich said the BNSF Railway oil tanker train derailed around 7:30 a.m., setting six oil tanker cars on fire.
Wednesday, May, 06, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Big horn die-off burns sheep growers
Sheep growers say they feel they’ve been unfairly blamed for the worst pneumonia die-off of wild bighorn sheep in North Dakota’s 50-year program history.
Monday, October, 06, 2014 - Bismark Tribune - News

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Real rural development is in local food
Unlike most farmers and ranchers today, Scott Laeser and Chelsea Chandler can see all their livestock and nearly every acre of their farm from their kitchen’s tall windows.
Monday, April, 27, 2015 - - News

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Changes in ND laws can attract more operations
FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota is once again on the cusp of considering changes in the anti-corporate farming law that was originally passed in 1932. Lawmakers are pondering whether loosening the law for some livestock purposes can even the playing field with neighboring states and provinces.
Monday, January, 19, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Anticipating changes in corn and soybean acreage estimates
With a favorable planting and early growing season, attention in the corn and soybean markets is shifting toward acreage considerations. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s survey for the March 31, 2015, Prospective Plantings report revealed producer intentions to plant 89.199 million acres of corn in 2015, 1.398 million fewer acres than planted in 2014.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - University of Illinois, Urbana - News

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