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Farmers: Beware phone scams
The North Dakota Farm Service Agency is advising farmers to be wary of potential phone scams.
Thursday, February, 05, 2015 - - News

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BeefTalk: A teachable moment
If the weather can impact calving, the phone will ring and people will want to know how calving is going. For years, I was able to detail the daily struggles and offer words of encouragement. Today, the conversation concerns the needs of others because the Dickinson Research Extension Center will not start calving until May 10. The transition has been good.
Tuesday, April, 08, 2014 - NDSU Extension Service - News

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Drones could be ag’s next big thing
After seeing one in action, Duane Lunne could see himself buying a drone. The Dallas, S.D., cattle farmer and his friend Brad Kahler, of Colome, live two miles apart and were checking out a drone demonstration on Aug. 19, the opening day of Mitchell’s Dakotafest. The drones look cool, for sure, hovering and flying, with the high-quality models traveling up to 35 to 40 mph and weighing only 3 to 5 pounds.
Wednesday, August, 20, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Goehring not Taylor is the one full of sound bites
Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring’s recent letter “Soundbite vs. smart regulation” is ironically nothing more than a bunch of soundbites.
Monday, August, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Devils Lake, ND, mulls eminent domain on family farm
The Devils Lake (N.D.) City Commission is discussing today the acquisition of part of Mertens Farms for flood protection. “It’s an eminent domain proceeding for the embankment,” says Tom Traynor, city attorney. Eminent domain is a government’s right to take property from landowners for public use with proper compensation.
Thursday, August, 07, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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USDA extends dairy program application deadline
The application deadline for the dairy Margin Protection Program has been extended until Dec. 19, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Dec. 4. The program, established by the 2014 farm bill, protects participating dairy producers when the margin — the difference between the price of milk and feed costs — falls below levels of protection selected by the applicant.
Thursday, December, 04, 2014 - - News

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The need for (internet) speed
Back in the days when the ranch first got dial-up access to the internet, I thought we were pretty hip and high tech.
Monday, April, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Land survey seeks producer prospective
About 3,000 farmers from southeast North Dakota and eastern South Dakota will receive a survey this week from Iowa asking how and why their agricultural land use has changed in the past decade.
Tuesday, February, 24, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Man admits to hog farm shootings; names released
Jeremy Isaac Rodriguez Rios was charged Wednesday with two counts of murder, both Class AA felonies, in connection with the deaths of Brian James Story, 37, and Christopher Rusk Sluder, 50, according to the probable cause affidavit released by the Bottineau County Sheriff’s Department. All three were employees of Turtle Mountain Pork, a commercial hog operation located between Landa, N.D., and Souris, N.D. Souris is about 75 miles northeast of Minot.
Wednesday, March, 25, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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White mold research at risk
Like many farmers in the Upper Midwest, Jason Mewes has battled white mold for years. The disease, also known as sclerotinia, afflicts some of the most widely grown crops in this part of the world.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND landowners dispute Rural Water easement
A disagreement between property owners and Stutsman (N.D.) Rural Water District over land easements required the intervention of a Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office deputy Thursday.
Friday, August, 22, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Experts say Cargill case highlights foreign regulatory influence in US
Major U.S. grain exporter Cargill Inc.’s lawsuit against Syngenta AG over losses stemming from China’s rejection of genetically modified corn demonstrates how U.S. markets are becoming increasingly subject to foreign rules, legal experts said on Tuesday.
Wednesday, September, 17, 2014 - Reuters - News

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NDFU poll: 75 percent would vote against ND anti-corporate farming bill
On March 3, two days before key legislative hearings on a bill that would loosen North Dakota’s anti-corporate farming law, the North Dakota Farmers Union released a poll that shows 75 percent of North Dakotans would vote against the bill, if given a chance.
Tuesday, March, 03, 2015 - Agweek - News

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ND oilseed crushing plant to be back in operation
NORTHWOOD, N.D. - A group of North Dakota investors is reopening a defunct oilseed crushing plant at Northwood, N.D.
Friday, June, 13, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farmers, conservationists split on Water of the U.S. rule
Conservation groups are mounting a campaign in defense of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the U.S. rule. Meanwhile, farm leaders and Republicans in the House move bills to try to stop EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from proceeding with the rule on the grounds that it expands jurisdiction into bodies of water on farms.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Hail, rain pummels fields in southwest Minn.
Like many farmers with crops under water or obliterated by hail, Harley Buys of rural Edgerton, Minn., is in limbo. “Everything we farm is gone,” he said Tuesday afternoon, 24 hours after a 6-inch rain and a 45-minute hail storm pummeled his fields between Edgerton and Leota. “We’ve still got banks of corn stalks and hail three feet deep. Hail’s still laying in the ditches, too.”
Wednesday, June, 18, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Still few answers in ND rancher's 2013 murder
WILLISTON, N.D. — A man convicted of hindering law enforcement last year while officers investigated the disappearance of a Williston, N.D., rancher will serve five years in prison.
Monday, May, 05, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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‘Farmland’ showcases ag industry
FARGO, N.D. — Anyone with a connection (eats food or wears clothes) would probably find the movie “Farmland” worth 10 bucks. The documentary movie rolled out in a national limited release May 1, with a free premiere on April 30 in Fargo at the Marcus West Acres Theater.
Monday, May, 05, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Measure 5 backers file complaint over ads
Backers of a North Dakota ballot measure that would create a conservation fund with oil tax revenue complained Oct. 23 that the American Petroleum Institute’s campaign ads against the measure violate state law.
Friday, October, 24, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Jessie Veeder: Medora concert a return to where it all started
I stood under a yellow and white tent along the boarded walkway of that town we all know nestled between the tall, rugged buttes of the Badlands and along the muddy river in western North Dakota. I had just started learning to play guitar, plucking away at "Amarillo by Morning" on the floor of my bedroom night after night, and I was likely nervous about trying out my shaky new skills in public.
Sunday, March, 22, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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