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Water table depth can affect crops
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Shallow water tables can impact crop production, according to Daniel Ostrem, South Dakota State University Extension water resource field specialist.
Monday, July, 28, 2014 - - News

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US grain farmers resort to giant storage bags to avoid cheap sales
As U.S. farmers turn in record grain crops this autumn, many will have a powerful new tool — giant sausage-shaped storage bags — to help them avoid the lowest prices in years and gain more control over trade with giants such as Cargill Inc.
Wednesday, July, 23, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Race for ND agriculture commissioner is all about oil
North Dakota’s biggest oil producers have picked a side and put money into an obscure election for the state’s agriculture commissioner, hoping to ward off a rising Democratic challenger who could limit development of new wells and pipelines.
Tuesday, July, 22, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Options on prevented-planting fields
Many farmers across the Upper Midwest are still weighing what to do with fields that were too wet to plant this spring. Every situation is different, and there’s no one-size-fits-all solution.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Barcode system could be used for GMOs
ASPEN, Colo. — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said he has been so impressed by Nestlé’s barcode labeling system that he believes putting information about genetically modified ingredients in the same manner on food labels could resolve the issue of labeling foods that contain GMO ingredients.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Minn. legislature delivered progress
Minnesota’s agriculture sector and hardworking farmers are too important to our great state to be used for political gain.
Monday, June, 30, 2014 - Agweek - News

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The challenge of feeding the world
The challenge of feeding an expected world population of more than 9 billion in 2050 — at least 2 billion more than today — has attracted considerable attention, resulting in a wide range of responses.
Monday, June, 30, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Clinton tells BIO to promote characteristics
SAN DIEGO — Hillary Rodham Clinton expressed enthusiasm for biotech seeds in San Diego on June 25, but told members of the Biotechnology Industry Organization that they should promote the characteristics of genetically modified seeds rather than use the term “genetically modified” if they want the seeds accepted.
Monday, June, 30, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Tony Heinze inducted into Hall of Fame
FARGO, N.D. — Tony Heinze has perfected his quick-fire rhythmic chant in the past 47 years.
Monday, June, 30, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Support for farming
I’d like to remind farmers that they still have a lot of fans.
Monday, June, 23, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Science explores turfgrass, irrigation
WASHINGTON — A University of Minnesota student who has developed a drought-resistant turfgrass seed mixture was among the 100 students to exhibit his project at the recent White House Science Fair.
Monday, June, 09, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND FFA marks 85th convention
Clad in their trademark blue jackets, FFA members swarmed the North Dakota State University campus for the organization’s 85th annual state convention, which takes place this week.
Wednesday, June, 04, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Conservation amendment would benefit farmers
I am saddened that less than six months into his new job as North Dakota Farmers Union president, Mark Watne has damaged his credibility and sullied the reputation of North Dakota’s most prestigious farm organization.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Conference addresses ag opportunities
FARGO, N.D. — Fascinating opportunities to provide biobased industrial products exist, but they probably will need to provide price, utility and environmental benefits, especially if they want to compete at a premium to petrochemical substitutes.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Rural Ore. voters back ban on GMO crops
Voters in two small Oregon counties on Tuesday approved controversial ballot measures to ban cultivation of genetically engineered crops within their boundaries, though one measure is vulnerable to legal challenge under a new state law.
Wednesday, May, 21, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Senators want feds to support biofuels
FARGO, N.D. — U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., flanked by five other Democratic senators, and producer/processors from their states, launched an effort Wednesday to re-up federal support for biofuels.
Wednesday, May, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Battling agriculture's critics
Two recent experiences have left me shaking and scratching my head about how farmers battle critics and phantoms.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Corn 'N' calculator released
Dave Franzen, a North Dakota State University Extension Service soil scientist, in late April completed a major recalculation of nitrogen recommendations for corn and posted it on his website.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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‘Farmland’ showcases ag industry
FARGO, N.D. — Anyone with a connection (eats food or wears clothes) would probably find the movie “Farmland” worth 10 bucks. The documentary movie rolled out in a national limited release May 1, with a free premiere on April 30 in Fargo at the Marcus West Acres Theater.
Monday, May, 05, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Minn. lawmakers consider GMO label
A “produced with genetic engineering” label could one day make its appearance in Minnesota stores. Rep. Karen Clark, D-Minneapolis, sponsors a bill to regulate disclosure of genetically engineered food and seed. The House commerce committee held an informational hearing on the bill Thursday. There is no Senate companion and the House committee took no vote.
Thursday, April, 24, 2014 - Session Daily - News

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