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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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Soil health a hot topic
This year’s Big Iron runs Sept. 10 to 12 at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds in West Fargo, N.D. As Mike Fought says, soil health will receive plenty of attention.
Tuesday, September, 03, 2013 - 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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Free soil testing at Big Iron
North Dakota State University Extension Service soil health specialists will test producers’ soil for salinity on Sept. 11 at the Big Iron farm show at the West Fargo, N.D., Fairgrounds.
Tuesday, September, 10, 2013 - - News

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Zero-till group to hold workshop in ND
Zero tillage, once outside the mainstream of Northern Plains agriculture, is now a widely used farming practice.
Thursday, January, 02, 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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SHARE Farm
North Dakota State University is launching a multi-year study that will show how soil salinity and sodicity can be managed under commercial-scale farming methods.
Monday, August, 12, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Be skeptical of 'peak ag'
A few years ago, midway through the growing season, I asked a veteran farmer about his crops. He said his immediate area was dry and some of his fields were deteriorating.
Monday, September, 16, 2013 - 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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Voice opinions on RFS
I recently picked up a good piece of advice — one that’s worth passing on. “Trust in the Lord, but tie up your horse.” This simple but powerful advice is relevant to the diverse issues of today. Everybody has a “horse” that needs looking after.
Monday, January, 27, 2014 - Agweek - 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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Benefits of cover crops
Southwest Minn. farmers see the benefits first hand.
Monday, November, 18, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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Just beans and corn
Two-crop rotation has pros and cons.
Monday, December, 02, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Reasons for optimism after oats' long decline
Oats were once one of the Upper Midwest’s most popular crops. They’ve been overshadowed for years, however, by more profitable crops, particularly corn and soybeans.
Monday, January, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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'Weedy junk no longer'
Neil Shook, manager of the Chase Lake Wetland Management District, tells this story about a group of bird-watchers who once toured it.
Monday, September, 30, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Practical, provocative
Today’s theme is energy. That’s what Dwayne Beck says, explaining that “journalists want a theme,” as he greets the latest scribe to his Dakota Lakes Research Farm in Pierre, S.D. In fact, for several months, Beck has said his goal is to make the research farm “fossil-fuel neutral” — by 2026.
Monday, August, 26, 2013 - Agweek - News

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