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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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Irrigators get help from abroad, switch to sprinklers
All sugar beets grown for Sidney Sugars Inc. are irrigated, and that traditionally has meant some hard physical labor. But that presents a problem because labor is increasingly hard to come by in the midst of the big Bakken oilfield boom.
Monday, August, 04, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Irrigation helps US farmers feed the world
Since the beginning of irrigated farming in Minnesota more than 50 years ago, farmers have been working with the DNR to make certain our use of water was sustainable. My grandfather, Carl, volunteered his time to take monthly measurements of monitoring wells that were set up in our area in the 1960s to follow any changes in groundwater levels.
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Science explores turfgrass, irrigation
WASHINGTON — A University of Minnesota student who has developed a drought-resistant turfgrass seed mixture was among the 100 students to exhibit his project at the recent White House Science Fair.
Monday, June, 09, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Water sent to Calif. drought areas by tunnel
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California farmers would pay more to irrigate their crops under a proposal to build tunnels under the San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta to funnel water to the state’s agricultural breadbasket, officials say.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Reuters - 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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Calif. governor announces $687 million drought package
California Governor Jerry Brown announced a $687 million drought-relief package on Feb. 19 to help residents, farmers and local communities cope with a water shortage he called the worst in the state’s modern history.
Thursday, February, 20, 2014 - Reuters - 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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More than 40 percent of China’s arable land degraded
More than 40 percent of China’s arable land is suffering from degradation, official news agency Xinhua says, reducing its capacity to produce food for the world’s biggest population.
Tuesday, November, 04, 2014 - Reuters - 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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Minn. man continues ag legacy of brother who died in Ukraine plane crash
A Willmar, Minn., man has launched a multi-national effort to raise awareness of soil and water management that will continue three decades of work started by his brother, who was killed when an airliner was shot down in Ukraine.
Wednesday, October, 22, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Ode to farm moms
In Agweek, we talk a lot about farmers, cattle and crops. We talk about families who run their operations as a team, overcome hardships and make their work a success. But only on rare occasions are we able to zero in on the real heart of the operation, the farm mom.
Monday, August, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Resource on rental rates
Farmers and landlords have a new resource to help them determine farmland rental rates.
Monday, September, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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State ag and health departments issue blue-green algae advisory
BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Agriculture - Animal Health Division, in conjunction with the North Dakota Department of Health, are advising the public to protect livestock and pets from coming in contact with or swallowing blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria.
Friday, June, 13, 2014 - North Dakota Department of Agriculture - News

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Farmers fight for control of Lake Oahe lands
Herb Grenz looks across the expanse of his crops on the east side of the Missouri River and wonders if the 2015 North Dakota Legislature will offer any solutions for persistent weed infestation and land ownership issues he’s had with the federal management of land along Lake Oahe for more than 50 years.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Water table depth can affect crops
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Shallow water tables can impact crop production, according to Daniel Ostrem, South Dakota State University Extension water resource field specialist.
Monday, July, 28, 2014 - - News

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Jury seated in Johnsons spud insurance case
FARGO, N.D. - The federal crop insurance fraud case against Aaron Scott Johnson, his brother Derek Johnson and their Johnson Potato Co. of Northwood, N.D., started Dec. 1 in Fargo, but the first day was entirely taken up by the jury selection process.
Tuesday, December, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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