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Flood protection needed
Anyone who still clings to the fantasy that retention alone will solve Fargo-Moorhead’s severe flooding problems is in for a sobering dose of reality when confronting the facts. Retention is an important part of comprehensive flood control for the Red River Valley, but it’s no cure-all.
Monday, May, 05, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND flood protection plan prompts water worries
The proposal also could contribute to a Red River Basin Authority objective of achieving a 20 percent peak flow reduction in the mainstem of the Red River during the spring flood season. Engineers have determined that a 20 percent reduction, had it been in place during the Flood of 1997, would have prevented the flood disaster in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks.
Wednesday, March, 26, 2014 - Agweek - News

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UK floods pose threat to animal welfare
The immediate threat to British agriculture from floods and storms has put animal welfare in the spotlight, but in the long-term increasingly erratic weather is likely deter investment, despite continuing global growth in demand for food.
Wednesday, February, 19, 2014 - - News

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Minn. governor seeks presidential disaster declaration
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Wednesday asked that counties damaged by floods last month be declared a presidential disaster area.
Thursday, July, 10, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Congress authorizes Fargo-Moorhead diversion
The U.S. Senate passed Thursday afternoon the Water Resources Reform Development Act, a package of nationwide water infrastructure projects including the proposed $1.8 billion Red River flood channel around Fargo-Moorhead.
Thursday, May, 22, 2014 - - News

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$50 million announced to mitigate RRV flooding
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced July 2 that up to $50 million is available over five years to the Red River Valley of eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota to help mitigate flooding through a new regional conservation program.
Thursday, July, 03, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Flooding, rains could increase corn rootworm mortality rates
Flooding and high soil moisture have negative impacts on soil-dwelling insects and without a doubt the most important pest affected by heavy rains in our area is corn rootworm, explains Ada Szczepaniec, South Dakota State University Extension entomology specialist.
Thursday, June, 19, 2014 - - News

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US House OKs F-M diversion, Senate vote expected Thursday
The Water Resources Reform Development Act, a package of water infrastructure projects including the proposed $1.8 billion flood channel around the Fargo, N.D., and Moorhead, Minn., passed on a 412- 5 vote, with both area representatives — Minnesota Democrat Rep. Collin Peterson and North Dakota Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer — voting in favor.
Wednesday, May, 21, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Flood control creates tough times for farmers, ranchers
Ken Livedalen looks over what once was a broad meadow near the Souris River. For decades the ground produced a bountiful crop of nutritious grass that he baled and fed to his cattle.
Monday, July, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Corps says lawsuit against diversion has no merit
Attorneys for the federal government are asking a judge to throw out a lawsuit by a group opposed to the current Red River diversion plan in North Dakota and Minnesota.
Thursday, December, 26, 2013 - - News

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Devils Lake flooding still hurting farmers, ranchers
Farmers in the Devils Lake, N.D., area face another soggy growing season of unplanted fields and lost revenue, a new study shows.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Fighting diversion is right to do
As I read the March 17 Agweek article about Mark Askegaard’s plight and his fears for his farming future in the face of the Fargo-Moorhead Diversion, I am reminded of the 20-some years that we lived south of Fargo and our experiences during that time.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Weigh in on Red River diversion
With spring just around the corner, once again there is concern about flooding in the Red River Basin. What can we do to reduce flood damage?
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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USDA tries new strategy to stem glut of sugar imports
U.S. sugarcane and sugar beet farmers, including those in the Red River Valley, are bracing for a flood — but not one caused by the weather. Rather, it’s a flood of imported sugar from Mexico.
Tuesday, July, 30, 2013 - - News

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Obama signs bill authorizing F-M diversion project
It’s official: President Obama today signed bipartisan legislation authorizing the $1.8 billion diversion project designed to protect Fargo-Moorhead from a devastating flood.
Tuesday, June, 10, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Timing of rains in Europe minimizes potential threat to crops
LONDON — Wheat crops in western Europe appear in generally good condition despite heavy rains and flooding in parts of Britain and France, analysts said Feb. 20.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Reuters - News

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WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek
Join Agweek Editor Lisa Gibson for a glimpse into the July 14 issue, including a cover story about flooding plaguing farmers in North Dakota's cattle capital. The edition will also include crop updates and progress reports on grain car delays. Don't miss it.
Wednesday, July, 09, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Fargo-Moorhead diversion leaders move forward on contested ring dike
Farmers and others oppose the $1.8 billion flood protection project on the grounds that it will damage surrounding land, and crop insurance options for those farmers who would be unable to plant are uncertain.
Friday, April, 11, 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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Farmers oppose diversion
Mark Askegaard is one of scores of farmers south of Fargo, N.D., who are using the courts and political influence against a $1.8 billion Red River flood diversion project they say will forever change their lives, land and towns.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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