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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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Farmers need to adopt sustainable practices
While the agricultural sector has been strong economically, ecological costs of over-tilling, excess fertilizer and other modern practices are adding up.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Gardening for self sufficiency
I grew up with a garden, not that I was always appreciative of the fact or thrilled with the idea of pulling weeds or picking beans. I did like the tilling. Like most young boys, the tiller with its noisy gas motor and the ability to power pulverize dirt and old plants and weeds had its allure.
Monday, June, 30, 2014 - Agweek - News

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US Midwestern farmers fighting explosion of ‘superweeds’
Farmers in important crop-growing states should consider the environmentally unfriendly practice of deeply tilling fields to fight a growing problem with invasive “superweeds” that resist herbicides and choke crop yields, agricultural experts said this week.
Wednesday, July, 23, 2014 - - News

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Corn 'N' calculator released
Dave Franzen, a North Dakota State University Extension Service soil scientist, in late April completed a major recalculation of nitrogen recommendations for corn and posted it on his website.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ag, conservation can work together, producer says
Eric Johannsen says there’s been a demonization of the American farmer. Especially in South Dakota, and as pheasant numbers declined in past years, outdoor enthusiasts have pointed fingers at farmers and agriculture producers.
Friday, December, 05, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Farm equipment, power line accidents up in rural Minn.
As farm machinery gets bigger, electric co-ops say they’re seeing more incidents of farm equipment striking poles or snagging overhead lines — collisions that can be dangerous and costly.
Tuesday, October, 21, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - 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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Minn. research center partners with NRCS to support pollinator health
Across the U.S., honeybee colonies have been dying off dramatically, and the effects of colony collapse disorder could have major impacts on the food we eat.
Monday, May, 05, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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USDA to focus millions in Prairie Pothole region
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it will spend an extra $1.5 million annually to complete wetland determinations for farmers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Montana.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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USDA to focus $35 million in Prairie Pothole region
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it will spend an extra $1.5 million annually to complete wetland determinations for farmers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Montana.
Friday, February, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Bare soil kills pests and friendly insects
Cover crops are all the rage these days, and might be a part of the solution for problems confronting the long-term sustainability of agricultural production in the U.S.
Monday, July, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Reduce feed costs by grazing corn stalks
Producers looking for ways to reduce feed costs might consider grazing corn stalks, says Julie Walker, South Dakota State University Extension Service beef specialist and associate professor.
Monday, October, 06, 2014 - - News

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Large swatch of southwest ND cropland left unseeded
MOTT, N.D. - As much as 25 percent of cropland in parts of southwest North Dakota remains unseeded due to wet conditions that have lingered since late May.
Friday, June, 13, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Regent, N.D., farm celebrates 100 years
In 100 years, many things have changed in rural Regent. Horses pulling plows to sow fields have been replaced by sophisticated, motorized farm equipment equipped with hydraulics and global positioning systems. There are also far fewer farm families in the area than there were a century ago.
Friday, June, 27, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Farmer serves as county state's attorney
You might find Peter Welte in a field near Aneta, N.D. He’ll be wearing jeans and sitting on a tractor. Or you might find him in the Grand Forks (N.D.) County Courthouse. He’ll be wearing a suit and tie.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Energy and agriculture issues highlight ND ag commissioner race
The two candidates in the North Dakota agriculture commissioner’s race have clashed in their different approaches to balancing the conflicts between energy and agriculture.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Planted fields fare well with ample rainfall
FARGO, N.D. — Crops in the region are staying on target for progress, with condition reports looking healthy as a result of rains with relatively cool temperatures and moist soils.
Monday, July, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND nursery copes with declining shelterbelt sales
Brian Johnston wanted a challenge. He got one: Rescuing the faltering Lincoln-Oakes Nursery in Bismarck, which had been “hemorrhaging cash for years” and was close to closing, he says.
Monday, September, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Cover crops workshop draws crowd
If one added up all the living animals, insects and people on Earth and weighed it against all of the living microorganisms below ground, the microorganisms would weigh more.
Wednesday, March, 12, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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