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Machine developed in Bakken Oil Field could lay large drainage lines in Minnesota fields
A machine developed to lay pipeline in the Bakken Oil Field of North Dakota could be put to work in Minnesota’s Renville, Kandiyohi and neighboring counties to place large-diameter drainage tile parallel to open ditches.
Wednesday, February, 04, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Farmers losing battle of public perception
NORTHFIELD, Minn. — Earlier in March, Gov. Mark Dayton introduced legislation that would require 50-foot buffer strips along all Minnesota waterways, including ditches and waterways that flow only periodically during the year.
Wednesday, April, 01, 2015 - - News

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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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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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Dayton challenges farmers to support buffer plan
Laying the blame for many of the state’s polluted waters squarely at the feet of agriculture, Gov. Mark Dayton March 12 asked Minnesota farmers to “look into their souls” and support his proposal to buffer nearly every water in the state from row crops and their associated runoff.
Friday, March, 13, 2015 - St. Paul Pioneer Press - 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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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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Minn. ag land property taxes rising
I received my proposed 2015 property tax letter several weeks ago. The statement says I can expect tax on agricultural land to go up a modest 5.8 percent. This is on top of increases for eight previous years that has averaged 15.9 percent per year.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - - 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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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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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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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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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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Proper cow nutrition saves future headaches
Cattle roundups have occurred at an elevated pace recently. A cherished goal is extra days of grazing, but weather trumps almost everything. The many forgotten little things are the real driving forces determining when the cattle need to come home.
Monday, December, 01, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Officials at Minn. meeting say farmers need to manage water before government steps in
If Minnesota farmers don’t cooperate to manage water, the federal and state government will do it for them, officials at a water issues forum said Thursday.
Thursday, July, 17, 2014 - Agweek - 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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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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Drowned out
While Tuesday’s visit by Federal Emergency Management Agency officials to the Luverne, Minn., area was solely to collect damage estimates from governmental agencies such as counties, cities, townships and cooperatives, the region’s farmers continue to count their losses.
Thursday, July, 03, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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