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NDSU economist explains rail study and its withdrawal
A North Dakota State University economist who prepared a rail study that was later withdrawn says he stands by the process he used and the numbers he came up with. He also tells Agweek that the issue is complicated and that other methods can be used to analyze it.
Tuesday, September, 16, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Meat processing plans in northeast ND move forward
A proposed multi-species custom meat processing facility will be located either in Cavalier, N.D., or Park River, N.D. The Walsh/Pembina Livestock Processing Committee will provide details at informational meetings in the two communities Sept. 18.
Tuesday, September, 09, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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US House votes to block Waters of the US rule
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers from moving forward with its Waters of the U.S. rule, which would expand the agency’s authority over bodies of water including small ponds, creeks, ditches and other occasionally wet areas.
Tuesday, September, 09, 2014 - - 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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Recycling old Minn. barns gives ex-offenders new skills
When Scott Tempel and his wife Kara bought their 13-acre farm in Scott County, Minn., a year and a half ago, it came with a storybook dairy barn that had faded red boards, a steep metal roof and an old brick silo. There was only one problem: It was falling apart.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Officials probe SD beef plant deals
South Dakota officials are studying more legal action to learn more about the handling or diversion of public economic development funds in a mothballed Aberdeen, S.D., beef plant, even as a separate, new company attempts to reopen it.
Friday, August, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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NDDA signs rail shipment deal with Port of Vancouver, Wash.
North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring on Aug. 27 signed a memorandum of understanding with the head of the Port of Vancouver. The action is intended to help move specialty agricultural products, but at least one shipper is concerned.
Wednesday, August, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND, SD, Mont. get school meal grants
WASHINGTON — In a move that appears designed to counter criticism of the healthier school meals rules, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has given grants of more than a quarter million dollars to North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana to help implement the program in states where students, school food service directors and politicians have complained they don’t like some of the changes.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - Agweek - News

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SD landowners weigh in on determinations
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Wetlands have been protected from drainage since the wetland conservation compliance provisions “Swampbuster” was enacted in the 1985 farm bill.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - - News

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MSU protects against wheat midge
Montana State University and wheat growers across the state are working together to protect the state’s billion-dollar wheat industry from a tiny orange midge capable of inflicting major damage on the crop.
Monday, August, 18, 2014 - MSU News Service - News

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Experts say watch for FSA mailings, get landlords in loop
REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. — Farmers should make sure to open and act upon farm program crop base mailings from Farm Service Agency this month, but they should wait as long as possible to choose between the Price Loss Coverage or Agriculture Risk Coverage options in the program.
Monday, August, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Food fight builds as US regulators weigh ‘added sugar’ label
In Washington, a pivotal battle over sugar is heating up. One small corner of the wider culture war over public health and sweeteners, this fight isn’t about how much sugar should be in your food, but how much you should know about it.
Tuesday, August, 05, 2014 - - News

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Proponents: China, corn price bode well
FARGO, N.D. — Food-grade soybean industry players say the Red River Valley region now grows 500,000 to 600,000 acres of the crop for the market, and is poised for more growth.
Monday, July, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Best management practices for maximum yield
When reviewing average soybean yields across the state, South Dakota State University researchers made a startling discovery — certified research plots were yielding 20 bushels per acre more than neighboring fields.
Monday, July, 28, 2014 - SDSU Extension Service - News

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US export group: New China feed grain rule unworkable
The biggest U.S. grain export association called on China on Thursday to rescind its latest restriction of a genetically modified corn strain, saying the new demand was unworkable.
Friday, July, 25, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Meat supplier in China food scandal grew with McDonald’s
On Wednesday, McDonald’s stood by its long-time business partner OSI in the face of a deepening food safety scandal at a unit of OSI in China where five people are detained.
Thursday, July, 24, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Herbicide-resistant weeds a growing problem for farmers
A growing problem is creeping up among crops throughout North Dakota and Minnesota. Some weeds have become resistant to the herbicides used to control them. In some parts of the country, growers have lost their farms because they didn’t act in time and the weeds got so out of hand, says Rich Zollinger, North Dakota State University Extension Service weed specialist.
Friday, July, 18, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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F-M diversion officials bristle at cost of wetland restoration
It will take more than a half-million dollars to mitigate the impacts of an upstream ring levee on wetlands in the Fargo-Moorhead area, a cost some metro-area flood diversion officials have trouble swallowing.
Thursday, July, 10, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Roosters’ fertility problem hits US chicken supply, lifts prices
The world’s largest chicken breeder has discovered that a key breed of rooster has a genetic issue that is reducing its fertility, adding to problems constraining U.S. poultry production and raising prices at a time when beef and pork prices are already at record highs.
Wednesday, July, 09, 2014 - Reuters - News

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US EPA approves corn fiber as cellulosic feedstock, livestock producers warned of anthrax danger, local leaders tout benefits of shipping overseas and SDSU Extension provides HR training modules for dairy producers.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - - News

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