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Soil Health Initiative

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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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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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Interest in soil health grows in Upper midwest
Jerry Sikorski, a pilot and farmer, saw from the air years ago how erosion was hurting U.S. farmland. That led the veteran Ekalaka, Mont., producer to search for ways to protect his own soil.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Grand Forks, N.D., conference promotes soil health
The Red River Valley region’s soil formed over 9,000 years. Speakers at a Grand Forks, N.D., conference have some suggestions on how farmers and ranchers can keep their precious soil healthy and productive.
Tuesday, March, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek
Editor Lisa Gibson is back with another preview of the upcoming issue. The March 24 Agweek edition will feature soil health, fertilizer shortage concerns and more.
Thursday, March, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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NDSU field days to address salt issues
A Soil Health Field Day will be held Aug. 21 at the historic Bagg Bonanza farm near Mooreton, N.D. Some of the events will be at a nearby North Dakota State University research and demonstration farm.
Monday, August, 18, 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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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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Soil erosion evident by black snow
BROOKINGS, S.D. — According to Anthony Bly, South Dakota State University Extension soils field specialist, there is more soil on top of the melting snow drifts this year than in previous years.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - - 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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Minnesota farmer brings new approach to water management
On Dec. 3, I had the privilege to share with the Agriculture Committee of the U.S. Senate both my experience as a Minnesota farmer working on water management and my thoughts about how we in agriculture can contribute to improved water quality.
Monday, December, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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No-till group holding annual workshop
Fuel prices are dropping, but the case for reducing soil tillage — and attending an upcoming zero-tillage workshop — remains as strong as ever, a zero-till supporter says.
Monday, December, 29, 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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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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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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Northern Ag Expo expected to draw thousands
FARGO, N.D. — The 44th annual Northern Ag Expo comes to the Fargodome in Fargo, N.D., on Dec. 2 and 3, featuring 200 exhibitors and a slew of topics and speakers.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Options on prevented-planting fields
Many farmers across the Upper Midwest are still weighing what to do with fields that were too wet to plant this spring. Every situation is different, and there’s no one-size-fits-all solution.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Workshop tackles soil salinity
CUMMINGS, N.D. — Problems with soil salinity didn’t pop up overnight, and area farmers shouldn’t expect fast or simple solutions, experts say.
Monday, September, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farmers should support resource conservation
This election has given us the unique opportunity to make sure our children and grandchildren inherit the same great quality of life with which we have been blessed.
Monday, October, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Weather, prices, farm bill, rail delays are top stories in regional ag
No two years are the same in Upper Midwest agriculture, but 2014 brought some familiar issues and concerns. Erratic weather, improving technology, plunging grain prices, frustration with the railroads and political events in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere — all old acquaintances of area farmers and ranchers — popped up again.
Monday, December, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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