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Spraying during temperature inversion worsens drift
FARGO, N.D. — A new report from North Dakota State University describes in detail how temperature inversions work and how they can cause pesticide spray drift and damage.
Monday, May, 05, 2014 - Agweek - News

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150-foot telescoping unit is biggest in class
WEST FARGO, N.D. — The Big Iron Farm Show this year offered a look at Big Aluminum — Boyd Ag LLC’s telescoping, long, light spray booms that allow farmers to conserve fuel and labor.
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Pilots updated on safety, accuracy
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. — With a growing world population and a need to feed it, aerial applicators have a bright future. They just need to take care of it, industry experts told a group of spray pilots in Park Rapids, Minn., May 13.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Veteran crop sprayer says aerial industry important
It’s early afternoon on a picture-postcard day in late May, a rarity in a wet, drizzly spring. Tim “Toby” McPherson is anxious to climb into his spray plane and take advantage of the perfect conditions.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Potato giant finds fewer pesticides please consumers
Helicopters once buzzed across R.D Offutt’s massive potato farms here, spraying fungicide about every five days. It’s how the potato industry did business, but not anymore.
Tuesday, August, 12, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek
Agweek Editor Lisa Gibson has another glimpse into the magazine's upcoming coverage. The cover story features three small but crucial farms. Inside, readers will find updates on rail delays, flooding near Devils Lake, N.D., advice on aerial spraying and much more. Don't miss the May 19 issue.
Thursday, May, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek
This week, Agweek Editor Lisa Gibson provides a glimpse into the June 2 issue, including the cover package about crop spraying, its challenges and benefits during cool, wet springs. The issue also will include news about research into the ag potential of unmanned aerial systems, the current soil temperature scenario and more.
Thursday, May, 29, 2014 - - News

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Executives ready for Big Iron
FARGO, N.D. — When it comes to spraying, at least one company wants you to think Fast. Cody Fast is chief financial officer of Fast Manufacturing Inc. in Mountain Lake, Minn. The company will display its wares at Big Iron Sept. 9 to 11 at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds in West Fargo, N.D.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Dow seeks growth with seed and chemicals
INDIANAPOLIS — Dan Kittle has spent more than a decade waiting for this day. As the man in charge of research and development at Dow AgroSciences, the unit of Dow Chemical Co. that develops agricultural seeds and pesticides, Kittle remembers the “big shock” when rival Monsanto Co. unveiled a genetically modified seed in 1996, designed to be used in combination with a specific herbicide, a combination that rapidly led Monsanto to riches.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Reuters - News

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EPA approves Dow’s Enlist herbicide for GMO soy, corn
The Environmental Protection Agency gave final approval on Oct. 15 to a new herbicide developed by Dow AgroSciences that has faced broad opposition, ordering a series of restrictions to address potential environmental and health hazards.
Wednesday, October, 15, 2014 - Reuters - News

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ND weed control group will hold sprayer schools
The North Dakota Weed Control Association will conduct four sprayer schools during the week of May 25 to 31.
Tuesday, May, 20, 2014 - - News

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Ag is most promising market for drones
Idaho farmer Robert Blair isn’t waiting around for federal aviation officials to work out rules for drones. He and a friend built their own, outfitting it with cameras and using it to monitor his 1,500 acres.
Monday, December, 23, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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USDA: Cold, wet weather may help spread deadly pig virus
Frigid temperatures across a large swath of the U.S. this week followed by warmer conditions could aid the spread of a fatal pig disease now in 22 states, affecting hundreds of thousands of pigs, a swine veterinarian says.
Friday, January, 10, 2014 - - News

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Ode to farm moms
In Agweek, we talk a lot about farmers, cattle and crops. We talk about families who run their operations as a team, overcome hardships and make their work a success. But only on rare occasions are we able to zero in on the real heart of the operation, the farm mom.
Monday, August, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Eco-regions and priority areas
The Nature Conservancy identified every ecosystem type in different colors in the 1980s and 1990s, with a goal of preserving 10 percent of the remaining natural habitats in each of those areas.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Reflections of a reluctant farm kid
Once upon a time, there was a little farm girl who longed for city life. Every day she thought, “I will never ever live on a farm, when I grow up.” She gaped with wide eyes and an open mouth the first time she entered a real shopping mall.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Vilsack says he is unlikely to appear at ND event, pesticides suspected in the spike of illness in Washington state and Vermont becomes the first U.S. state to mandate GMO labeling.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - - News

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USDA report: US GMO crops show benefits, concerns
After more than 15 years of using genetically modified crops, U.S. farmers are continuing to see an array of benefits, but the impacts on the environment and on food production are mixed, and high farmer use of a popular herbicide on GMO crops is a cause for ongoing concern, according to a report issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Large swatch of southwest ND cropland left unseeded
MOTT, N.D. - As much as 25 percent of cropland in parts of southwest North Dakota remains unseeded due to wet conditions that have lingered since late May.
Friday, June, 13, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Changing paradigm for conservation decisions
I was ready for the farmer’s quizzical look when I asked why he had pulled out the shelterbelts on his farm. I was ready because others before him also expressed surprise that it was not self-evident to me.
Monday, June, 09, 2014 - - News

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