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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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NASS releases full 2012 Census of Agriculture
New statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture reinforce previously released numbers that show young farmers are becoming a greater presence in agriculture.
Friday, May, 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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Small farms, big roles
The Census of Agriculture shows, for the most part, farms are becoming bigger and fewer. But the census also shows farms still vary in size: Small ones are growing in number and those of modest size continue to play a huge role. Agweek kicks off a series profiling small farms operated by people whose main sources of income are off-farm jobs.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - 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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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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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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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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Rural, small town opportunity
Conventional rhetoric has told us, since the Ag Crisis of the 1980s, perhaps since the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, that family farming and America’s small towns are in decline. But we told the journalists who called us, “of course the numbers have gone up. We’ve worked hard to create opportunities in rural and small town America.”
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Agweek - 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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The story of Scotty, a buffalo pioneer
Recently I attended “Buffalo King,” a 2013 documentary movie on the life of James “Scotty” Philip, at the Fargo Film Festival.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Agweek - 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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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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Farm bill helps beginners
CRARY, N.D. — Ever since he was a child, Adam Leiphon wanted to one day work the land his family has farmed since 1934. Now 31, he has been preparing to take over the 2,500-acre family farm, working alongside his father and uncle since 2009 to learn the ropes of the trade.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - Forum News Service - 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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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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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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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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US chicken farmers latest caught in Russia sanction crosshairs
Russia’s threatened ban on U.S. poultry imports, the latest move in a sanctions skirmish over Moscow’s support of rebels in Ukraine, has agriculture companies alert to the risks of a conflict that’s already roiled trading of crops ranging from soy, beef and fruit to California pistachios.
Monday, August, 04, 2014 - Reuters - News

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