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Roberts says Peterson's concerns about the farm bill changes are unwarranted, USDA expands access to credit for beginning and family farmers and Whole-Farm Revenue Protection crop insurance is now available.
Monday, November, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Measure 5 fails, Peterson retains post
FARGO, N.D. — The mid-term 2014 election generally strengthened agriculture’s voice in the region’s political scene, with some congressional ag legislators holding their seats and farm group triumphs in defeating initiated measures.
Monday, November, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farm bill is good fit for region's dairies
Dairy farmers have until Nov. 28 to sign up for the new Margin Protection Program under the new federal farm bill.
Monday, October, 06, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Peterson asks Army Corps to revisit diversion plan with northern impact
Moorhead’s congressman has asked engineers to take a fresh look at a version of a flood control diversion here that would avoid the controversial retention component that has sparked fierce upstream opposition.
Wednesday, October, 01, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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ARC, PLC selection begins Sept. 29
Crop farm owners may begin updating their yield history and reallocating base acres at their local Farm Service Agency county offices for the new farm program Sept. 29, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on Sept. 24 during an event at the University of Minnesota St. Paul campus and in a national call to reporters.
Monday, September, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Rep. Peterson expects funding resolution, as conflict resumes over ag appropriations
Congress has not passed any appropriations bill funding individual agencies for the 2015 fiscal year that begins Oct. 1. The Agriculture appropriations bill is mired in conflicts over whether the healthier meals rules for the school lunch and breakfast programs should be changed.
Friday, September, 05, 2014 - Agweek - News

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UPDATED: STB hearing testimony shows little hope for timely fix
The U.S. Surface Transportation Board made history in North Dakota Sept. 4, holding its first field hearing there, and packing in a crowd of testifiers and onlookers concerned about whether railroads can make the trains run on time.
Thursday, September, 04, 2014 - Agweek - News

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UPDATED: STB hears from legislators, ag commissioners and coal industry in Fargo
The U.S. Surface Transportation Board is making history today in North Dakota, holding its first field hearing there, and packing in a crowd of testifiers and onlookers concerned about whether railroads can make the trains run on time.
Thursday, September, 04, 2014 - Agweek - News

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New program included in 2014 farm bill
WASHINGTON — Dairy farmers can start signing up for the new dairy Margin Protection Program for 2014 and 2015 on Sept. 2, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Aug. 28.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Enrollment begins Sept. 2 for Dairy Margin Protection Program
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will open enrollment for the dairy Margin Protection Program on Sept. 2. The new program was authorized by the 2014 farm bill and aims to address volatility in the dairy marketplace, providing dairy farmers with a safety net when margins, the difference between milk prices and feed, fall below the farmer’s coverage level.
Thursday, August, 28, 2014 - - News

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Vilsack proud of farm bill implementation
WASHINGTON — As the six-month anniversary of the farm bill approached, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told reporters on Aug. 6 that he is proud of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s record on implementation, but noted that farmers will not be able to update their actual production history records until the 2016 crop year.
Monday, August, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Peterson, Sinner talk grain train delays
U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson and George Sinner know about the problem. They’ve heard from plenty of farmers about rail shipment delays. What’s harder to grasp is an immediate solution. Sinner and Peterson heard from farmers, retailers and bankers in Cavalier on Thursday afternoon about various agriculture-related issues they’re facing.
Friday, August, 08, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Federal government OKs new Minn. propane facility
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved a storage facility that could ease a second straight winter propane shortage in Minnesota.
Wednesday, August, 06, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Officials at Minn. meeting say farmers need to manage water before government steps in
If Minnesota farmers don’t cooperate to manage water, the federal and state government will do it for them, officials at a water issues forum said Thursday.
Thursday, July, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farmers need info to make coverage choices
DEADWOOD, S.D. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has not decided yet whether to include prevented-plant acres from 2014 for some federal farm program benefits in the 2014 through 2018 crop years.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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$50 million announced to mitigate RRV flooding
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced July 2 that up to $50 million is available over five years to the Red River Valley of eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota to help mitigate flooding through a new regional conservation program.
Thursday, July, 03, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Spring planting
I have spoken to many clients this spring who are weeks behind their typical planting schedule. As Agweek recently reported, farmers across the region, especially in North Dakota, have planted only a fraction of the typical acreage of several crops before the crop insurance planting deadlines this spring.
Monday, June, 09, 2014 - Agweek - News

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RMA denies planting deadline requests
FARGO, N.D. — With a wet, late planting season, farmers are approaching planting deadlines for full crop insurance compensation on various crops.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Congress authorizes Fargo-Moorhead diversion
The U.S. Senate passed Thursday afternoon the Water Resources Reform Development Act, a package of nationwide water infrastructure projects including the proposed $1.8 billion Red River flood channel around Fargo-Moorhead.
Thursday, May, 22, 2014 - - News

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RMA declines requests for planting deadline extension
The Risk Management Agency has declined requests from Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., the ranking Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee, and U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp to delay the planting date for corn, grain and silage from May 25 to May 31.
Thursday, May, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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