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Area calving season underway, planting start nears
Shawn Adrian enjoys and appreciates his work as an ag banker. But the Binford, N.D., man is a farmer, too, so the next few months hold particular appeal. “I really like work sitting in the office and working with farmers (bank clients) in the winter,” he says. “But getting out in the fields (myself) in planting is special.”
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Grafton, N.D., woman leads educational campaign for sugar beets
Laura Rutherford, a Red River Valley farm wife, is being tapped by the American Sugarbeet Growers Association to help farmers tell their story to the media.
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Farmers Union: Pope thinks highly of family farmers
Mark Watne, president of the North Dakota Farmers Union, says a visit with Pope Francis on March 25 was a reminder that the Vatican thinks “family farms are the best tools for food security, and men and women are the center of God’s creation and are the custodians of the environment.”
Thursday, March, 26, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Soybeans need better nutrient supply
Because of new varieties and new agronomic practices, the yield potential in soybeans is higher now than ever before. But a lack of updated information on the nutritional needs of soybean crops might be limiting the crop’s potential.
Wednesday, March, 25, 2015 - University of Illinois - News

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Deadline nears on key ARC, PLC decision
Kelly Turgeon is on the stretch run of a half-year marathon. Turgeon, executive director of the Kittson County (Minn.) Farm Service Agency, an arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is working to help farmers meet a crucial March 31 deadline. They’re choosing between two important safety-net provisions in the federal farm bill, and their irrevocable decision will impact their bottom line for the next five years.
Wednesday, March, 25, 2015 - Agweek - News

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State Farmers Union presidents to meet with Pope Francis
Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota and Montana Farmers Union presidents will meet with Pope Francis on Wednesday as part of faith-based farming program.
Tuesday, March, 24, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Exchange rate affects ag industry, export outlook
Justin Flaten relies on foreign customers to buy most of his company’s products. But his wares are increasingly expensive for overseas buyers, and that’s hurting sales.
Monday, March, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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McCarthy promises RFS this spring
WICHITA, Kan. — Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy told the National Farmers Union on March 16 she is renaming the Waters of the United States rule “the Clean Water Rule” and promised to release both it and the volumetric requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard this spring.
Monday, March, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Weather, politics topics at Sugarbeet Institute
FARGO, N.D. — The 53rd International Sugarbeet Institute comes to the Fargodome on March 25 and 26 in Fargo.
Monday, March, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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USDA develops new vaccine to fight poultry diseases
A vaccine that protects chickens against two infectious poultry diseases has been developed by U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists.
Friday, March, 20, 2015 - - News

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ITC thumps challenge to U.S.-Mexico sugar pact
The U.S. International Trade Commission on March 19 upheld agreements between the U.S. and Mexican governments designed to stop subsidized Mexican sugar from being dumped on the U.S. market.
Thursday, March, 19, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Cattle industry can't grow without ROA
Even with high calf prices, it's a large investment.
Tuesday, March, 17, 2015 - North Dakota State University Extension Service - News

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Advanced Biofuels calls for RFS revisions
The Advanced Biofuels Association has called on Congress to make changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard, breaking unity within the renewable fuels industry on maintenance of the current RFS.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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'Half excited, half frightened'
Planting brings challenges, opportunities
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Canada faces tough choices in Pacific trade talks
OTTAWA, March 12 (Reuters) - Canada faces difficult choices in talks on a proposed 12-country Pacific trade pact and is doing its best to protect national interests, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Thursday.
Saturday, March, 14, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Dayton challenges farmers to support buffer plan
Laying the blame for many of the state’s polluted waters squarely at the feet of agriculture, Gov. Mark Dayton March 12 asked Minnesota farmers to “look into their souls” and support his proposal to buffer nearly every water in the state from row crops and their associated runoff.
Friday, March, 13, 2015 - St. Paul Pioneer Press - News

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‘Aggressive’ Minn. plan aims to separate crops from waterways
Many farmers have long endorsed the practice of planting buffer zones to separate farm fields from waterways. But now that Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and legislators from both parties are pushing a bill to require buffers, some farm groups are objecting.
Thursday, March, 12, 2015 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Titan Machinery reducing workforce by 14 percent; three dealerships to close
Titan Machinery, which has its headquarters in West Fargo, is closing three of its stores and reducing its workforce by 14 percent in response to declining agricultural revenues and other pressures.
Thursday, March, 12, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Senate fails to override veto
The U.S. Senate failed to overturn President Barack Obama’s veto of a bill that would give Congress the power to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. The Senate garnered 62 votes for the override, putting it five votes short of the two-thirds needed to send the bill back to the House of Representatives.
Monday, March, 09, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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ND House Ag Committee hears testimony on anti-corporate bill
North Dakota’s House Agriculture Committee heard more than eight hours of testimony March 5 on a bill that would relax the state’s anti-corporate farming law to allow corporations to own swine and dairy operations. Some think the bill opens the door to corporate ownership of beef feedlots above the current size cap of 640 acres, or one square mile.
Thursday, March, 05, 2015 - Agweek - News

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