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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Minn. workshop to draw more interest in cover crops
WORTHINGTON, Minn. — Farmers who incorporate cover crops into their corn-soybean rotation are seeing better water infiltration in the soil, increased organic matter and, in many cases, higher yields. Still, the use of cover crops isn’t prevalent across southwest Minnesota.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Forum News Service - 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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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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RRV diversion project gets boost from conservation program
Farmers and landowners in the Red River Valley were big winners in funding for a new Natural Resources Conservation Service program announced Jan. 14.
Thursday, January, 15, 2015 - Forum News Service - 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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CSP renewal deadline is Sept. 12
Farmers and ranchers whose five-year Conservation Stewardship Program enrollment contracts expire this year must submit their renewal applications to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service by Sept. 12 to initiate the re-enrollment process.
Thursday, September, 04, 2014 - - 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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Ag bill set aside in Senate and House
WASHINGTON — The Agriculture appropriations bill for the 2015 fiscal year, beginning Oct. 1, is now bogged down in both the Senate and the House.
Monday, June, 23, 2014 - Agweek - 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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Research Council to assess if GMO promises realized
WASHINGTON — The National Research Council, a prestigious organization whose studies carry a lot of weight with policymakers and the general public, has invited severe critics of genetically engineered crops to testify at a three-day semi-public meeting in mid-September as it undertakes a review of agricultural biotechnology.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - Special to Agweek - News

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