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Weather Talk: The beginning stages of a drought
Causes of drought are complex. There is nothing in our atmosphere; no known circulation or recognized anomaly; which is certain to cause a drought. Also, it is impossible to know when a drought has begun. We cannot know if a short-term dry spell will become a full drought until it has been dry a long time.
Thursday, April, 16, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Bill would remove federal protection of wolves
U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn. has signed onto draft legislation that a Wisconsin congressman is circulating that, if passed and signed by the president, would once again remove federal protections from wolves in the Great Lakes region and Wyoming.
Wednesday, January, 14, 2015 - - News

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Weather Talk: NASA data reveal a few surprises
More than a quarter of a million satellite images taken by NASA’s Nimbus weather satellites, the first of which was launched in 1964, have been digitized and analyzed by scientists at the National Snow and Ice Data Center.
Thursday, March, 26, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Weather Talk: 'Gut feelings' about what's in store
Since this warm spell began, many people have asked me about “gut feelings” (theirs or mine), as to how much winter weather remains. The premise being that a number of people “have a feeling” we have seen the last of snow and cold. A good weather forecaster does not use “gut feelings” to make a forecast because such a premonition would be baseless.
Friday, March, 13, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Report: Pesticides could lead to shortage of crop pollinators
BRUSSELS - Evidence is mounting that widely-used pesticides harm moths, butterflies and birds as well as bees, adding to concerns crop production could be hit by a shortage of pollinators, according to a report drawn up for EU policymakers.
Wednesday, April, 08, 2015 - Reuters - News

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New law was needed to help dairy, hog industries
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — Being a farm owner, I was very interested in a letter I read about the new corporate farming law. Judging by the writer’s and North Dakota Farmers Union’s overreactions, you would think the Legislature had done away with all anti-corporate farming laws.
Thursday, May, 14, 2015 - - News

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EPA responds to claims of ‘secret maps’
On Aug. 27, the office of Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., sent out a press release with what it called a “secret map” of North Dakota and its waterways. Cramer says EPA assembled a map of each state in secret to “expand its regulation of water features.” Cramer has been opposed to the Waters of the U.S. rule, calling it a “massive power grab,” and says the maps are “alarming.” The North Dakota map was not the only released and those against the Waters of the U.S. Rule, including Cramer, have called for more transparency.
Thursday, August, 28, 2014 - - News

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CDC: Risk low for human infection from U.S. strains of bird flu
CHICAGO - The strain of avian flu that has been identified in 12 U.S. states and led to the extermination of more than 7 million birds is different from the H5N1 bird flu virus that has spread from birds to humans in the past, an official with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday.
Thursday, April, 23, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Fats from fish and plants may help older adults live longer
Older adults who eat plenty of fish and vegetables may live longer than people who don’t, a large Swedish study suggests. Among more than four thousand 60-year-old men and women, those with the highest blood levels of polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs), which come from fish and plants, were significantly less likely to die from heart disease or any cause over about 15 years than those with the lowest levels.
Thursday, June, 25, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Officials: ND fertilizer facility no need for concern
The $1.85 billion nitrogen fertilizer plant planned on the north edge of Grand Forks, N.D., is expected to bring significant economic growth — but it will also bring possible risks.
Friday, October, 03, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Scientists still at a loss to explain spread of avian flu
The deadly flu virus that has wiped out nearly 5 percent of Minnesota’s turkey industry is a part of a global disease outbreak, but scientists still don’t understand it.
Monday, April, 20, 2015 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Know the signs of stress
BROOKINGS, S.D. — As temperatures and humidity soar, dairy cattle might start to show signs of heat stress, explains Tracey Erickson, South Dakota State University Extension dairy field specialist.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - - News

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Subway investigates China media reports of doctored expiration dates, 9 horses killed, others saved in barn fire, CP rail stock was up in ’14, oil shipments expected higher in ’15, Soy Board aims for improved quality and Minn. wolf management program overturned by federal judge
Monday, January, 05, 2015 - - News

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More than half of US dairy farms enroll in MPP, ND farmer arrested with help of drone to get new trial, Bill would remove federal protection of wolves, CFTC rule prevents shortened margin call deadline and Robinson wins national potato honor.
Monday, January, 19, 2015 - - News

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Harvest season brings concerns
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Each harvest season brings concerns regarding storage options for hay.
Monday, September, 15, 2014 - - News

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Senator vows to stay as long as it takes for fast-track trade bill
U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch said on Monday he is prepared to stay as long as necessary to pass legislation key to a Pacific trade pact before lawmakers go on a break at the end of this week.
Tuesday, May, 19, 2015 - - News

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Opinion: NDFU wrong on corporate farming
North Dakota Farmers Union’s stand on the limited corporate farming bill for dairy and hog farms is bad for North Dakota
Wednesday, May, 27, 2015 - - News

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Flash crash trader's CME seat: bought for $435,000, now worth just $69,500
SAN FRANCISCO/CHICAGO - The UK-based trader accused by U.S. authorities of making more than $40 million manipulating markets and contributing to the 2010 Wall Street flash crash was on the losing end of at least one trade: his purchase of the CME Group seat that helped to make the alleged scheme possible.
Monday, April, 27, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Prairie Fare: Can rhubarb become toxic?
I experienced something like the telephone game last week, except this time, social media in the form of Facebook served as the "telephone." As with the telephone game, by the time the message reached people and was repeated, it was a bit distorted. All eyes were on rhubarb after the cold temperature blast. I had no idea people liked rhubarb this much.
Friday, May, 29, 2015 - North Dakota State University Extension Service - News

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Researchers fear avian flu might be here to stay
The avian flu outbreak that has killed poultry in 10 states, including Minnesota, is unprecedented in this country. In the past five months two highly-pathogenic strains of bird flu have been detected in two dozen domestic flocks, killing hundreds of thousands of birds.
Friday, April, 10, 2015 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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