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Zero-till group to hold workshop in ND
Zero tillage, once outside the mainstream of Northern Plains agriculture, is now a widely used farming practice.
Thursday, January, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Dry weather helps ND harvest but cold ends tilling
Dry weather over the past week helped North Dakota’s harvest, but below-freezing temperatures put a stop to fall tillage.
Tuesday, November, 26, 2013 - - News

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Interest grows in tillage
A wet cycle and more corn acres helped cause the increase.
Monday, November, 11, 2013 - Agweek - 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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Basics of soil health
There’s no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to improving the soil health of Upper Midwest farms
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Practical, provocative
Today’s theme is energy. That’s what Dwayne Beck says, explaining that “journalists want a theme,” as he greets the latest scribe to his Dakota Lakes Research Farm in Pierre, S.D. In fact, for several months, Beck has said his goal is to make the research farm “fossil-fuel neutral” — by 2026.
Monday, August, 26, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Creating greener dairies
Cows stand patiently in a tent-like chamber at a research farm in western Wisconsin, waiting for their breath to be tested.
Monday, September, 16, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Why don’t US farmers believe in climate change?
If there’s one thing U.S. farmers can count on, it’s bad weather, and perhaps as a result, many of them don’t think humanity is to blame for the long-term shifts in weather patterns known as climate change.
Monday, August, 12, 2013 - - Opinion

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Free soil testing at Big Iron
North Dakota State University Extension Service soil health specialists will test producers’ soil for salinity on Sept. 11 at the Big Iron farm show at the West Fargo, N.D., Fairgrounds.
Tuesday, September, 10, 2013 - - News

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Glyphosate-resistant horseweed found in SD
BROOKINGS, S.D. — In 2010, glyphosate-resistant horseweed or marestail was identified in South Dakota, which did not come as a big surprise to plant scientists explains Paul Johnson, South Dakota State University Extension agronomy field specialist.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - - News

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Fix problems in farm bill
During his visit to Minnesota’s annual Farmfest, Forum News Service reporter Don Davis found more apathy than anxiety. Farmers just didn’t seem too concerned about the lack of a farm bill.
Monday, August, 19, 2013 - Agweek - Opinion

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New SD plant prompts field pea discussion
A lot of discussion has swirled in South Dakota this winter about field peas and other pulse crops such as chickpeas and lentils because of the construction of a processing plant near Harrold, S.D. If you are thinking about growing field peas in 2014, Ruth Beck, South Dakota State University Extension agronomy field specialist has some tips to share.
Monday, January, 13, 2014 - - News

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SD No. 1 in sunflower production
In 2013, South Dakotans planted 617,000 acres of sunflowers. No other state came close to this number of acres. North Dakota was second, planting fewer than 500,000 acres of sunflowers in 2013. Sunflowers have been a successful and profitable crop for many South Dakota farmers.
Monday, January, 27, 2014 - - News

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Keep weeds in check
Weed resistance to chemicals will continually increase. It only takes one weed to survive a treatment for it to pass on the genetic makeup to do so to the offspring. This creates more resistant weeds until there is a whole population of resistant weeds. Applying more herbicide will make these weeds even more resistant. This will happen over again even if the chemical formula for the herbicide is altered.
Monday, May, 20, 2013 - Agweek - Opinion

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Deere profit beats estimates
Higher equipment prices raises net income.
Monday, November, 25, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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FFA members optimistic about farming
The opportunity for success is strong.
Monday, December, 02, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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Conservation officials recommend windbreaks
Curtis Zerface remembers when farmers routinely planted windbreaks to protect their fields. But times and farming practices have changed. Reflecting the regionwide trend, no windbreaks were planted in North Dakota’s Traill County in 2012 or 2013, and interest in them remains negligible this spring, says Zerface, the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s district conservationist for the county.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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CRP faces challenges
The longstanding Conservation Reserve Program is one of America's most important farm programs. But CRP - in which area farmers soon will have another chance to enroll - is losing acres in the Upper Midwest because of attractive crop prices. Federal budget problems also cloud the program's future.
Monday, April, 29, 2013 - Agweek - News

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The importance of soil biology
Sixty percent of all the world’s nutrients applied to fields never make it to the plants. That is an astonishing number, considering the cost of fertilizers. It is also worrisome considering that phosphorus is expected to run out in the next few decades, and nitrogen is not too far behind. So what is happening?
Monday, April, 29, 2013 - Agweek - Opinion

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Inner workings
Deborah Koons Garcia’s feature film, “Symphony of the Soil,” attracted about 200 people for its North Dakota premiere on June 18 at the historic Fargo Theatre.
Monday, June, 24, 2013 - Agweek - News

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