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Got Flax?
When she started selling flax seed in 1999, Stephanie Stober did it through craft shows and home-and-garden events. If the phone rang once a week for an order, Stober thought she was doing well.
Monday, December, 30, 2013 - Forum News Service - 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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Satellogic plans ‘constellation’ with potential ag uses
Satellogic has sent three satellites into space already. It plans to create a” constellation” of satellites the company says will supply farmers and others with useful, affordable data every day by the second half of 2015.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND Grain Growers Association hosts annual Environmental Tour
The North Dakota Grain Growers Association is hosting its annual environmental tour to showcase the environmental stewardship of North Dakota agriculture next week in Bismarck.
Friday, June, 20, 2014 - - News

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Union, Simplot begin talks related to strike at Grand Forks plant
Simplot company officials began discussions Wednesday with the union representing striking workers at the Grand Forks plant.
Wednesday, August, 13, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Atlanta firm to pay fine for robocalls made on behalf of NDFB
An Atlanta-based company that made robocalls this week on behalf of the North Dakota Farm Bureau to gauge support for three candidates in the race for state agriculture commissioner has agreed to pay a $500 fine for violating a state law prohibiting such calls, the attorney general’s office says.
Thursday, April, 03, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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STB officials will be in Malta, Mont., June 11
The Montana Department of Agriculture is encouraging shippers and producers to meet with the Surface Transportation Board’s Rail Customer and Public Assistance Program representatives in Malta on June 11.
Friday, June, 06, 2014 - - News

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US company recalls 8.7 million pounds of beef parts
A California company is recalling 8.7 million pounds of beef parts because it used “diseased and unsound animals” and lacked proper federal inspections, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Saturday.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - - 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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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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Beyond the boom and bust cycle
“The more things change, the more they stay the same.” It’s a world-famous epigram that is said to have been coined by French writer Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr in the 1800s. I think of that saying as I hear experts talk in hushed tones about the times we’re heading into.
Monday, December, 08, 2014 - Agweek - 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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ND bee colonies hit all-time high
North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says more than a half-million bee colonies, another significant record, have been registered in North Dakota this year.
Thursday, August, 28, 2014 - - News

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Chicago supplier sues Energae for $81,000
A Chicago-area company has filed a breach of contract lawsuit against Energae LP, a Clear Lake, Iowa, “green energy” company that has sought funds from North Dakotans in the past five years.
Friday, February, 14, 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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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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Thieves target irrigation systems
Pivot irrigation systems are used only part of the year in the Upper Midwest, but they can be a year-round target for copper thieves.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Australia seeks to stop animal rights groups with tough video laws
Australia is considering tougher laws to stop animal rights activists secretly filming on farms and abattoirs and airing the videos in an effort to protect a multi-million dollar livestock trade, a move rights groups say will hide abuse.
Friday, July, 25, 2014 - - 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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