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NRCS-DU partnership is a win-win
I want to address several misconceptions expressed in the recent Agweek article on the farm program biologists working in U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service offices (Ag groups act to limit conservation groups, Dec. 1)
Monday, December, 15, 2014 - Ducks Unlimited - News

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Ag groups not satisfied with changes to NRCS contract process
BISMARCK, N.D. — Farm group leaders in North Dakota opposed to how a federal agency partners with politically active groups, such as Ducks Unlimited, on conservation programs say a procedural change announced June 18 fails to curb the practice.
Monday, June, 22, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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ND NRCS criticized for using DU contract help
FARGO, N.D. — The North Dakota Grain Growers Association and others blasted the federal government in press conferences last week for hiring cost-shared Ducks Unlimited staffers into their offices to do contract work.
Monday, October, 13, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND ag groups not satisfied with changes to NRCS contract process
Farm group leaders opposed to how a federal agency partners with politically active groups such as Ducks Unlimited on conservation programs said a procedural change announced Thursday fails to curb the practice.
Friday, June, 19, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Farm groups want DU employees out of NRCS district offices in ND
The North Dakota Grain Growers Association, the North Dakota Farm Bureau and others have scheduled news conferences in Fargo on Wednesday and Bismarck on Thursday to ask that the National Resources Conservation Service remove Ducks Unlimited employees from district offices in the state, an arrangement agency officials say is longstanding and harmful to farmers.
Monday, October, 06, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ag groups propose North Dakota NRCS replace Ducks Unlimited employees
Several North Dakota farm groups have requested Ducks Unlimited organization staff members be removed from Natural Resources Conservation Service offices in the state and their duties be covered by staffers from a more locally controlled group.
Thursday, June, 04, 2015 - Agweek - News

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June 15 deadline set for cover crop program
Farmers in nine northern North Dakota counties have until June 15 to sign up for a new cover crop program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service.
Monday, June, 08, 2015 - Agweek - News

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CSP renewal deadline approaches
Farmers, ranchers and forest landowners who signed Conservation Stewardship Program contracts in 2011 with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service have until March 31 to renew those expiring contracts.
Wednesday, March, 25, 2015 - - News

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Bee habitat funding applications due Nov. 21
FARGO, N.D. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service will deliver $4 million for honeybee habitat funding through its Environmental Quality Incentive Program in fiscal year 2015.
Monday, November, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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New project will study cover crops, soil health in northeast ND
Soil health is drawing growing attention from Upper Midwest farmers, and a newly funded project seeks to help farmers in northeast North Dakota promote soil health through cover crops.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - Agweek - News

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ND farmers vent about cross-compliance delays
North Dakota farmers couldn’t prevent “cross-compliance” between conservation and crop insurance in the 2014 farm bill, and now are venting their frustration with federal officials and wildlife leaders.
Thursday, August, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Important crop insurance deadline near for North Dakota producers
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service reminds agricultural producers seeking federal crop insurance that they must have their Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification form, commonly called form AD-1026, on file with their local USDA service center by June 1.
Wednesday, May, 20, 2015 - - News

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South Dakota teams place in national contest
South Dakota land judging teams received awards at the National 4-H Range Judging competition in May in Oklahoma City, Okla.
Wednesday, June, 24, 2015 - South Dakota State University Extension - News

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SD landowners weigh in on determinations
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Wetlands have been protected from drainage since the wetland conservation compliance provisions “Swampbuster” was enacted in the 1985 farm bill.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - - News

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Organization recommends conservation measures
LYONS, Neb. — On the one-year anniversary of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the Center for Rural Affairs and National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition released recommendations for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service regarding conservation programs implementation under the 2014 farm bill.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - - News

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Alexandria, S.D., farm one of first to implement monoslope style
A happy cow is a productive cow. Doug Weber and his family, owners and operators of Weber Farm and Feedlot in Alexandria, are the proud owners of one of South Dakota’s first monoslope cattle barns, which they showed off on Tuesday night at an open house.
Thursday, June, 25, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Renewing the commitment to conservation
The valley is one of the most productive breadbaskets of the world and home to critical habitat for wildlife and migratory birds, as well as millions of people living in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.
Monday, July, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ag groups act to limit conservation groups
North Dakota agricultural groups are putting the pressure on officials to eject conservation advocate organizations as contract helpers in U.S. Department of Agriculture offices that regulate wetland compliance issues.
Monday, December, 01, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Forage supply and dairy production
BROOKINGS, S.D. — In the Upper Plains, it might not be economical, or even practical, to plant another grain crop during the growing year. But it might be in the producer’s interest to consider a cover crop to increase revenues.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - - News

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Improving soil health might require more use of cover crops
Farming practices haven’t been kind to the agricultural landscape since farmers first began tilling up the prairie soils of southwest Minnesota more than a century ago.
Friday, March, 13, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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