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Choosing alternative feedstuffs in today's market
Despite lower feed costs in recent months, declining farm-gate prices for milk will have dairy farm managers sharpening their feed-planning pencils in search of cost-effective rations for 2015.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - - News

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Ohio farmer: Precision ag pays
Most farmers attending a Precision Agriculture Summit instinctively believe precision agriculture pays, but when one of their own puts a pencil to it, they take notice. Brian Watkins is on the eastern edge of the corn and soybean belt and was one of the early adopters of variable-rate application technologies.
Tuesday, January, 20, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Precision Ag Summit proves interest in technology is still high
North Dakota’s 4th Annual Precision Agriculture Summit drew a slightly smaller crowd to Jamestown than last year, but the audience still showed strong and more intense interest in a fast-changing topic.
Tuesday, January, 20, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Anti-corporate farming, urban ag among topics in state legislatures
FARGO, N.D. — Against a backdrop of strong livestock prices and declining crop commodity prices, state legislative agriculture committees in the area are looking for ways to help farmers and ranchers thrive.
Monday, January, 19, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Precision Ag Summit to focus on data, UAS
FARGO, N.D. — The fourth annual Precision Agriculture Summit will be held Jan. 19 and 20 at the North Dakota Farmers Union Conference Center in Jamestown, N.D.
Thursday, January, 15, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Minn. ag land property taxes rising
I received my proposed 2015 property tax letter several weeks ago. The statement says I can expect tax on agricultural land to go up a modest 5.8 percent. This is on top of increases for eight previous years that has averaged 15.9 percent per year.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - - News

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Program yield, county’s yield help decision
As farmers decide on whether to participate in Price Loss Coverage or the county-yield-based Agricultural Risk Coverage, it is clear that if prices are above the crop’s reference price, the better choice is ARC because PLC does not pay anything unless the price is below the reference price for a given crop.
Monday, December, 29, 2014 - - News

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ND farmer makes farm bill decisions for the last time before handing operation over to sons
Al Juliuson is in the process of signing up for the Agricultural Act of 2014.
Monday, December, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Williston, ND, man found guilty in shooting death of rancher
Jurors took less than three hours Dec. 18 to find a man guilty in the shooting death of Williston rancher Jack Sjol. Ryan Lee Stensaker, 35, of Williston had sat stone-faced throughout much of the five-day trial, but on the evening of Dec. 18 his face was drawn upon hearing the verdict in the Ward County Courthouse in Minot where the trial had been moved.
Friday, December, 19, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Modeling production needs in 2050
The challenge of feeding an additional 2 billion people by 2050 has generated considerable discussion since 2009 when the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization suggested we would need to increase agricultural production by 70 percent between 2005 and 2007 to feed 9 billion in 2050. Others have used the figure of 100 percent.
Monday, December, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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USDA extends dairy program application deadline
The application deadline for the dairy Margin Protection Program has been extended until Dec. 19, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Dec. 4. The program, established by the 2014 farm bill, protects participating dairy producers when the margin — the difference between the price of milk and feed costs — falls below levels of protection selected by the applicant.
Thursday, December, 04, 2014 - - News

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ND state-owned flour mill poised for major expansion
When North Dakota opened the nation’s only state-owned flour mill in the early 1900s, it stood as a symbol of defiance. Tired of shipping wheat to Minneapolis mills, only to receive a lower price to offset the cost of shipping, North Dakota farmers turned to the state, which built its own flour mill to give them a better price.
Tuesday, December, 02, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Budget livestock profits wisely
This will probably be a year of record livestock income for many. I hear the term income more frequently than the term profit.
Monday, December, 01, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Expect slow ag machinery sales
The farm equipment and implement business is bracing for a correction in corn- and soybean-dependent areas of the region. Dealers expect to be buoyed by livestock-related diversification, turf and construction areas in 2015.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Lake Region students study agricultural potential of unmanned aircraft
Paul Gunderson gets excited when showing off equipment and talking about farming at Lake Region State College’s Precision Agriculture Center. It’s his mission to make sure the students graduating from the Devils Lake, N.D., college’s precision agriculture program have a real-world grasp of skills they can utilize, including the use of unmanned aerial systems.
Tuesday, November, 04, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Ag students remain in high demand
Dylan Pratt smiles as he walks through the college livestock barn. He calls out friendly greetings to the cattle and pats a few on the forehead.
Monday, October, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Northwood, ND, plant is crushing canola again
NORTHWOOD, N.D. — A crushing plant that reopened here this summer under new management is doing as well as can be expected and could be expanded, its general manager says.
Monday, October, 13, 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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SDSU precision ag program evolves, expands
“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there,” Will Rogers said. In the fast-paced, ever-changing world of precision agriculture, that sentiment is especially true.
Monday, September, 29, 2014 - SDSU College of Agriculture & Biological Sciences - 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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