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Farm bill brings changes
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Among changes found within the new farm bill, the Margin Protection Program for dairy producers, is an important new safety net.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - - News

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Tripp County is cattle king in SD
The Jorgensen family — with about 3,200 bulls pn a ranch northwest of Winner, S.D. — have one of the many operations that help make Tripp County top in the state for the cattle industry. Nestled along the Nebraska border, Tripp County has the most cattle of any county in South Dakota, with 160,000 head within its borders, according to data collected from 2013.
Thursday, March, 27, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Price uncertainty, fertilizer logistics delay seed, chemical decisions
FARGO, N.D. — Seed and chemical sales officials say the uncertainty about crop prices and fertilizer logistics are delaying some seed decisions and purchases.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Group seeks court order on USDA over GM alfalfa
A public interest group is asking a court to force the U.S. Department of Agriculture to turn over documents explaining its approval of a genetically altered alfalfa, even as the department acknowledged the crop’s potential to do environmental damage.
Friday, March, 14, 2014 - Reuters - News

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CHS stock sale might fund Spiritwood plant, calling small farmers and specialty crop funding available.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Alfalfa production and winter injury
Cold temperatures and lack of snow cover are the two issues concerning South Dakota alfalfa growers as they consider their 2014 crop. Their worries might be for naught, says Karla Hernandez, South Dakota State University Extension forages field specialist.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - - News

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Organic farm supporters say GMO contamination needs USDA controls
Growing crops free from contamination by genetically modified crops and the pesticides used on those biotech versions is getting more difficult and more costly for U.S. farmers, and new government rules to control contamination are needed, according to report issued on Monday by an environmental organization and an organic food group.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Reuters - News

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BNSF's North Dakota track violations topped 700 in the past eight years, South Korea ramps up disinfection after a foot-and-mouth outbreak in North Korea and 4-H members write to encourage South Dakota ranchers.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Extreme cold winters influences insects and disease
In general, insect populations are highly influenced by the weather, both during the growing season and winter. Most of the insects that inhabit North Dakota are known as “cold hardy insects,” which means they have the capacity to survive cold winters.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - NDSU Extension Service - News

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Glyphosate-resistant horseweed found in SD
BROOKINGS, S.D. — In 2010, glyphosate-resistant horseweed or marestail was identified in South Dakota, which did not come as a big surprise to plant scientists explains Paul Johnson, South Dakota State University Extension agronomy field specialist.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - - News

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Growth of biotech crops plateaus
The growth of biotech crops in the U.S. appears to have hit a plateau, but farmers are accelerating plantings in Asia, although it still remains a much smaller market, according to an industry report issued Feb.13.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Covering hay piles provides more feed supply
Hay producers across the country are increasingly aware of the need to protect their alfalfa production from weather damage.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - - News

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Working with the hive
In the relatively invisible world of commercial honey producers, David Moreland is a newcomer and a rarity — a Californian almond grower who started his own apiary to pollinate his crops, as well as a research company to study colony collapse disorder.
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Seed that performs
Throughout each growing season, Bancroft farmer, Steve Weerts, enjoys watching his crops grow and mature. But the real thrill comes after harvest when yield results are in and he can see how his inputs and management practices paid off.
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - - News

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ND develops honeybee protection plan
North Dakota, which has long led the nation in honey production, has developed guidelines for farmers, ranchers, landowners and beekeepers to better protect honeybees and help reverse the effects of a mysterious disorder that has vastly eroded the insects’ population in recent years.
Monday, December, 30, 2013 - Associated Press - 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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Atlas hit field insects
While the aftermath of winter storm Atlas is still felt by ranchers, growers of field and forage crops in storm-hit areas of western South Dakota might see an unexpected positive outcome for the coming season when it comes to insect pressure says, Anitha Chirumamilla, South Dakota State University Extension entomology field specialist.
Monday, December, 23, 2013 - - News

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Challenging the aging farmer crisis
Agriculture economists have long warned that farmers are getting old and staying on their land longer, delaying the turnover to a younger generation.
Monday, December, 09, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Mont. team tackles saline seep pollution
Farmers west of the Missouri River should be on the watch for saline seep problems, especially with increased rainfall and changes associated with the decline of the Conservation Reserve Program.
Monday, December, 09, 2013 - Agweek - News

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November winter wheat price down slightly
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the preliminary winter wheat price is down slightly in South Dakota.
Friday, November, 29, 2013 - - News

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