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UAV systems could benefit ag, but questions remain
Excitement surrounds the potential use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in South Dakota’s agricultural industry. This technology could be used to fly over pastures and check cows or to take aerial surveys of crops and spray pesticide accordingly.
Sunday, April, 19, 2015 - - News

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Turkey virus: From China to Minnesota farms
Blame Minnesota's famous lakes. The country's top veterinarian said the state's lakes may be part of the reason so many Minnesota turkeys are taking ill from the latest strain of avian influenza.
Thursday, April, 16, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Minnesota farmers and businesses would get GOP tax breaks
Farmers and businesses would receive at least a quarter of the $2 billion of tax cuts Minnesota House Republican propose. A GOP bill discussed April 15 in the House Property Tax and Local Government Finance Division would phase out a statewide property tax on businesses, saving $453 million in the next two-year budget. A credit giving farmland owners refunds would add $49 million to the tax-break total.
Thursday, April, 16, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Agriculture could be the key in combating world hunger
With a rapidly rising global population, agriculture will be essential in reducing world hunger. That’s what South Dakota State University Dean of Agriculture and Biological Sciences Barry Dunn told attendees of the McGovern Hunger Summit on Wednesday at Dakota Wesleyan University.
Thursday, April, 16, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Emergency responders mount massive effort to battle grass, forest fires in the region
Grass fires broke out along Interstate 29 from Grand Forks to Oslo, Minn, around 1 p.m. Wednesday, claiming about 500 to 600 acres of land, estimated Manvel Fire Chief Steven Schumer. Other fires popped up in northwest Minnesota and near Pembina, N.D. Wednesday.
Thursday, April, 16, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Farmers in the Upper Midwest need rain
The most recent NASS weather report shows the four-state area is below the five-year average for rainfall accumulation.
Wednesday, April, 15, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Pesticide drift a risk in spraying
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture wants to remind pesticide applicators of drift risk during this spraying season.
Tuesday, April, 14, 2015 - South Dakota State University Extension Service - News

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SD governor’s Ag Ambassador nominations sought
For the past six years, the South Dakota Department of Agriculture has hosted the Governor’s Agricultural Summit at locations across South Dakota. This event brings together leaders in business, finance, education, government and production to discuss ways to harness the industry’s potential and learn more about the current challenges and opportunities happening for agriculture at local, regional and national levels.
Monday, April, 13, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Farmers prepare to get into fields after first weather report
WINDSOR, N.D. — It’s early, but seems as if it’s about time to start planting. Seeding is just getting started in Agweek country, as crop and livestock producers in most areas are looking for moisture, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service’s first weekly report of the season, released April 6.
Monday, April, 13, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Annual survey of N.D. cropland shows signs of peaked prices
Farmland rental rates and values are both rising and falling across North Dakota — a good sign that farmland prices have peaked, an agricultural economist says.
Monday, April, 13, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Kids need to see real farms, up close
It’s springtime, and a wonderful time to drive around Agweek country.
Monday, April, 13, 2015 - Agweek - News

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First case of bird flu reported in North Dakota
ELLENDALE, N.D. – After the owner of a 40,000 turkey flock in southeast North Dakota reported an increased death rate among his birds, it has been confirmed that the state has its first case of H5 avian influenza.
Monday, April, 13, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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S.D. farm boy turned investment banker creates farm management program
After growing up on a South Dakota farm, Scott Anderson became a Wall Street investment banker. But when his dad retired, he moved back to the family farm near Andover, S.D., and brought some of his Wall Street wisdom with him.
Friday, April, 10, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Neighbors still unhappy about smell at Jackrabbit Farms
Neighbors who live near a corporate hog farm south of Mount Vernon, S.D., again requested Jackrabbit Farms to do something about an alleged odor from its establishment.
Friday, April, 10, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Second case of bird flu reported in South Dakota
A second case of bird flu has been reported in South Dakota. The flock affected by the devastating disease that requires the birds to be killed to prevent spread of the avian flu was in Kingsbury County in east-central South Dakota, according to the U.S.Department of Agriculture.
Friday, April, 10, 2015 - - News

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Company officials defend proposed South Dakota grain merger
A proposed merger of two South Dakota-based grain companies would make the consolidated organization more competitive and better position it for the future, leaders of the two grain companies said Thursday in an online meeting with the news media.
Thursday, April, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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U.S. cuts poultry export forecast as deadly bird flu spreads
CHICAGO - The U.S. government on Thursday reduced its forecasts for poultry exports by nearly 6 percent from last month due partly to an accelerating outbreak of bird flu that has triggered wider-than-expected trade restrictions.
Thursday, April, 09, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Omdahl: Volatility of oil, ag tests biennial system
Policymaking in Bismarck just became more “iffy” with news that the country is producing and importing 1 million more barrels of oil daily than it is consuming. Available storage is rapidly disappearing.
Thursday, April, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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The deadline for farmers to choose a farm bill safety-net program has passed
U.S. farmers and the Farm Service Agency are now two-thirds of the way through a process that could play a huge role in producers’ bottom line for the next five years.
Wednesday, April, 08, 2015 - - News

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Omdahl: Volatility of oil, ag tests biennial system
Policymaking in Bismarck just became more “iffy” with news that the country is producing and importing 1 million more barrels of oil daily than it is consuming. Available storage is rapidly disappearing.
Tuesday, April, 07, 2015 - Agweek - News

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