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Drought forces Calif. farmers to idle cropland
Drought-stricken California farmers facing drastic cutbacks in irrigation water are expected to idle some 500,000 acres of cropland this year in a record production loss that could cause billions of dollars in economic damage, industry officials say. Large-scale crop losses in California, the No. 1 U.S. farm state producing half the nation’s fruits and vegetables, would undoubtedly lead to higher consumer prices, especially for tree and vine produce grown only there. But experts say it is too soon to quantify the effect.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Farmers want remediation procedures for damaged cropland
MINOT, N.D. — Darwin Peterson is the third member of what he hopes will become a fifth-generation farm. But the Bottineau County, N.D., man worries about the quality of land he’ll be able to pass on to his grandson after it was damaged by saltwater, a byproduct of oil development, when a pipeline ruptured in 2011.
Monday, April, 14, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Record-high crop prices spur conversion from grasslands to cropland
It’s a change that is being pushed by record-high crop prices, but one that can affect those inside the agriculture industry to small-town retail shops that rely on hunting as their economic backbone.
Thursday, October, 10, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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Land use switch
Record high crop prices are spurring conversion from grasslands to croplands.
Monday, October, 28, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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Farmland values keep rising
USDA finds higher cropland, pasture prices, especially in ND; cash rental rates also higher
Monday, August, 05, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Wetlands loss
An interactive map published by the Environmental working group shows the counties that have experienced the most dramatic conversions of wetlands, habitat and highly erodible lands to cropland.
Monday, August, 05, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Hopes dashed in Harvey
A North Dakota farm town was hoping for dry weather in the second half of May and early June, but got wet weather instead, resulting in as much as a third of the area's cropland going unplanted.
Monday, July, 15, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Unchecked irrigation threatens Minn. groundwater
Crop irrigation has boomed in Minnesota in the past few years, increasing land values and raising yields for corn, soybeans and other crops. But hundreds of Minnesota farmers appear to be irrigating cropland without the state permits required to use large volumes of public water.
Tuesday, April, 08, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Some Minn. farmers lack required irrigation permits
Crop irrigation has boomed in Minnesota in the past few years, increasing land values and raising yields for corn, soybeans and other crops. But hundreds of Minnesota farmers appear to be irrigating cropland without the state permits required to use large volumes of public water.
Monday, April, 14, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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2013 Index shows moderate land price increase
An annual index of farmland values increased 17 percent in North Dakota in 2013, according to an annual report by a state land appraisers group.
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Index: Land price increase slowed
An annual index of farm land values increased 17 percent in North Dakota in 2013, according to an annual report by a state land appraisers group.
Wednesday, January, 29, 2014 - - News

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ND land values peak
No one knows the future, but there is a good possibility that we have seen the last of the rising land value reports for a while.
Monday, September, 09, 2013 - Agweek - News

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MPCA blames ag for rising nitrate levels
State regulators in Minnesota are blaming farming for rising nitrate levels in southern Minnesota surface waters in a new Minnesota Pollution Control Agency report, citing the increasing use of drainage tiling as a major reason.
Monday, July, 01, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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The cost of compliance
Farmers may opt out of farm program with loss of direct payments
Monday, May, 13, 2013 - Agweek - Opinion

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Economist touts farmland as solid investment
Dotzour speaks at Great Plains Land Expo.
Monday, November, 25, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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Wis. farmland values slow
Values in other states, including North Dakota, soar.
Tuesday, September, 17, 2013 - - News

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Prevented plant acres in ND total more than 4 million
A map released July 15 by the North Dakota state office of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency shows the actual prevented plant acreage in the state is more than double the original estimate.
Monday, July, 15, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Managing water
Common sense may suggest that tile drainage and irrigation won’t both be popular at the same time in the same region. Weather conditions that favor one would seem to work against the other.
Monday, September, 16, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Assault on ethanol misses its mark
Special interest groups undermine the nation's efforts.
Monday, December, 02, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Pacific storm eases Calif. drought, but state has long way to go
The most powerful winter storm to hit California in more than a year dumped several feet of snow in the high Sierras and soaked lower elevations with rain over the weekend, easing drought conditions but leaving the state thirsting for more, officials said on Monday.
Tuesday, February, 11, 2014 - Reuters - News

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