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Thieves target irrigation systems
Pivot irrigation systems are used only part of the year in the Upper Midwest, but they can be a year-round target for copper thieves.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - 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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Irrigation surges in Minn.
The edge of one of Alan Peterson’s corn fields outside of Clear Lake,Minn., in Sherburne County is a dusty wasteland.
Monday, September, 16, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Mile marker 7.5
The federal promise of irrigation from the Garrison Diversion Conservancy District in North Dakota is finally coming true for farmers, promising economic activity.
Monday, September, 09, 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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Hydropower from ag ditches pushed in Congress
As costs mount to repair aging water supply networks and make them more efficient in the face of recurring drought, irrigation district managers say the electricity from small hydropower projects could be sold to provide money to help cover their expenses.
Monday, June, 03, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Latest news
The USDA takes a proactive approach to sugar surplus management, state issued irrigation permits in South Dakota are on the rise, and Hughes County (S.D.) commissioners have approved the construction of a new pulse processing facility.
Monday, June, 24, 2013 - Agweek - News

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The ripple effect
On Ciro Fusco’s farm in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, police swooped down one recent day and planted a warning sign in his broccoli fields, prohibiting anyone from harvesting or even setting foot on the plot. Dozens of other fields in the area were sequestered in the same way. Decades of toxic waste dumping by the Camorra crime syndicate that dominates the Naples area poisoned wells, authorities have found in recent months, tainting the water that irrigates crops with high levels of lead, arsenic and the industrial solvent tetrachloride.
Monday, December, 30, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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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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UN calls for urgent help for Philippine farmers
Philippine farmers need urgent assistance to avoid a “double tragedy” befalling rural survivors of the typhoon that hit the country in November, the United Nations’ food agency says.
Monday, December, 02, 2013 - Reuters - News

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My 3 sons
Steve Tibbetts is a happy man at Beefland Inc., although its heritage name only begins to describe the scope of the ranch and farm.
Monday, September, 23, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Water supplies stressed
Groundwater resources have shrunk by 1,000 cubic kilometers since 1900 as the amount of water extracted exceeds the rate at which aquifers are recharged, according to “Groundwater depletion in the United States.”
Monday, June, 03, 2013 - Reuters - Opinion

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African farmers visit ND, Minn.
A dozen African farmers and business owners recently met with farm equipment suppliers in Fargo, N.D., to study technology that would help them produce more soybeans and corn.
Monday, August, 26, 2013 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Feds amend insurance case against ND potato growers
FARGO, N.D. — Federal prosecutors have increased allegations against farming brothers from Northwood, N.D., saying they added chemicals to potato seeds to cut production in a crop insurance fraud case, taking $2 million from fraudulent insurance claims since 2002 as well as federal disaster funds.
Monday, April, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Minn. barn blaze kills 40 cattle
A barn and 40 head of cattle were destroyed in a fire just north of Perham, Minn., Friday evening.
Wednesday, May, 15, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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FDA proposes rules for farm produce
One of the two proposed food safety regulations released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has a direct impact on farm-level activities associated with the production of fruits and vegetables grown for human consumption.
Monday, May, 20, 2013 - Agweek - Opinion

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Iowa copes with nitrate surge in drinking water
For much of last year, Iowa’s most pressing agricultural problem was a drought that baked farm fields and parched crops, turning them brown and crumbly. Then the skies finally opened up, providing one of the soggiest springs on record.
Monday, June, 17, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Dozens of teen workers sprayed in Ill. corn field
Almost 80 teenagers were expected to be sent home from an eastern Illinois hospital Thursday after being accidentally sprayed with fungicide from a crop-dusting plane as they worked in corn field, officials said.
Friday, July, 26, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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FDA to make food safety rules more farmer-friendly
The Food and Drug Administration says it will revise sweeping new food safety rules proposed earlier this year after farmers complained the rules could hurt business.
Monday, December, 30, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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