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US House votes to block Waters of the US rule
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers from moving forward with its Waters of the U.S. rule, which would expand the agency’s authority over bodies of water including small ponds, creeks, ditches and other occasionally wet areas.
Tuesday, September, 09, 2014 - - News

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Hail, rain pummels fields in southwest Minn.
Like many farmers with crops under water or obliterated by hail, Harley Buys of rural Edgerton, Minn., is in limbo. “Everything we farm is gone,” he said Tuesday afternoon, 24 hours after a 6-inch rain and a 45-minute hail storm pummeled his fields between Edgerton and Leota. “We’ve still got banks of corn stalks and hail three feet deep. Hail’s still laying in the ditches, too.”
Wednesday, June, 18, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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ND man killed in late-night tractor rollover
A Dickinson, N.D., man was killed Friday morning in a farm accident, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
Friday, April, 11, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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EPA’s proposed water rules example of democracy’s messiness
An example of democracy’s messiness today is the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Waters of the U.S. rule, or WOTUS. Offered on March 25 by EPA to address court-ordered changes in the decades-old Clean Water Act, WOTUS has become a leather-lunged political test for shouters, connivers and liars over what the proposed rules will or will not do on American farms and ranches.
Monday, September, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Southern Minnesota Beet sees more environmental challenges in 2013
Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative faced more environmental challenges in the past year than in the two previous, despite on-going investments to improve its water treatment systems.
Wednesday, June, 04, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Company had rash of environmental problems in 2013
OLIVIA, Minn. — Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative faced more environmental challenges in the past year than in the two previous, despite ongoing investments to improve its water treatment systems.
Monday, June, 09, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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ND officials say EPA’s proposed Waters of the U.S. rule is ‘unworkable’
State government leaders said they are finalizing comments urging two federal agencies to withdraw a proposed rule that Gov. Jack Dalrymple said would “drastically expand” federal authority over North Dakota waters.
Thursday, October, 30, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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ND farm groups, ag commissioner warn of EPA overreach in proposed water rule
North Dakota farm leaders called on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday to withdraw a proposed rule to clarify the Clean Water Act or at least extend the public comment period, warning the rule could have deep impacts on farmers and ranchers.
Tuesday, June, 03, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Hoeven calls for Senate to eliminate Waters of the US rule
In a speech on the Senate floor, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., called on the Senate to stand up for farmers and ranchers and vote on an amendment he is cosponsoring that prevents the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers from finalizing their proposed Waters of the U.S. rule.
Thursday, July, 10, 2014 - - News

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Soil erosion evident by black snow
BROOKINGS, S.D. — According to Anthony Bly, South Dakota State University Extension soils field specialist, there is more soil on top of the melting snow drifts this year than in previous years.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - - News

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Goehring denounces EPA’s Clean Water Act
North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule for the Clean Water Act is a vast overreach of federal authority and should be withdrawn and reconsidered.
Tuesday, June, 03, 2014 - - News

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EPA: Proposal aims to help farmers
When Congress passed the Clean Water Act in 1972, it didn’t just defend the mighty Mississippi or the Great Lakes; it also protected smaller streams and wetlands from pollution. The law recognized that to have healthy communities downstream, we need healthy headwaters upstream.
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - Agweek - 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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Minnesota farmer brings new approach to water management
On Dec. 3, I had the privilege to share with the Agriculture Committee of the U.S. Senate both my experience as a Minnesota farmer working on water management and my thoughts about how we in agriculture can contribute to improved water quality.
Monday, December, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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With new discharge system, Bushmills Ethanol expects to shrink its water usage
Bushmills Ethanol of Atwater, Minn., has joined the growing number of ethanol producers in the country reducing the water they use, thereby shrinking their environmental footprint.
Tuesday, March, 18, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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F-M diversion officials bristle at cost of wetland restoration
It will take more than a half-million dollars to mitigate the impacts of an upstream ring levee on wetlands in the Fargo-Moorhead area, a cost some metro-area flood diversion officials have trouble swallowing.
Thursday, July, 10, 2014 - Forum News Service - 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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Spraying during temperature inversion worsens drift
FARGO, N.D. — A new report from North Dakota State University describes in detail how temperature inversions work and how they can cause pesticide spray drift and damage.
Monday, May, 05, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Facility will ease burden for sugar beet co-op’s growers
NEW LONDON, Minn. — At a glance, it appears another gravel mining operation is underway in northern Kandiyohi County.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Ag chairman defends Cramer on farm bill delays
Battling Democratic accusations that he tried to derail the farm bill last year, Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., is getting help from his House Agriculture Committee chairman.
Tuesday, October, 28, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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