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A new crop of farmers ready to face the challenges
Alex Bata didn’t expect to be a farmer. Growing up in Adams, Bata was active in high school in “football, basketball, golf, student council -- everything I could get my hands on. I just didn’t think about farming.”
Sunday, May, 24, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Young farmer follows in footsteps of generations past
Dustin McGregor grew up wanting to be a farmer, never knowing whether tough times in agriculture would allow it to happen. “I honestly didn’t know if I’d ever get the chance,” he says. “So I’m grateful for every day that I’m here.”
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Devils Lake flooding causes ag losses in North Dakota
The current estimate of cropland that will be lost to the lake in 2015 is 133,888 acres, according to Jeff Frith, manager of the Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Resource Board, and Bill Hodous, North Dakota State University Extension Service Ramsey County agent.
Sunday, May, 17, 2015 - - News

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May rains welcome in region
The rainfall of the past several days surely put the stop on crop planting operations across the Red River Valley region, but it's a small price to pay for what appears to be a "drought-busting" rain. Nearly all of North Dakota and western Minnesota have been in at least moderate drought this spring, with the fear building that had it not rained the drought would have gone from moderate to severe. That is unlikely to happen in the near term.
Saturday, May, 16, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Monsoon rains to hit southern India on time, could help sowing
India's weather office said on Thursday it expects monsoon rains to hit the southern Kerala coast around May 30, a timely arrival for farmers worried about dry weather from an El Nino weather pattern this year.
Thursday, May, 14, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Double-cropping can help meet fuel demand
Much attention has been given to dedicated, perennial bioenergy crops to meet the revised Renewable Fuel Standard mandating production of 36 billion gallons of biofuel by the year 2022.
Tuesday, May, 12, 2015 - University of Illinois, Urbana - News

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El Nino has emerged, Asia braces for crop damage
SINGAPORE - In 2009, the El Nino brought the worst drought in four decades to India. It razed wheat fields in Australia and damaged crops across Asia. Food prices surged. A closely watched forecast by Japan on Tuesday confirmed its return this year.
Tuesday, May, 12, 2015 - Reuters - News

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El Nino seems all but certain, Asia braces for crop damage
SINGAPORE - In 2009, the El Nino brought the worst drought in four decades to India. It razed wheat fields in Australia and damaged crops across Asia. Food prices surged. A closely watched forecast by Japan will confirm its return this year as all but certain now.
Monday, May, 11, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Broccoli and big ag share space on Red River Valley farm
Spring means nonstop activity at Kragnes Family Farms, where David Kragnes and his son Ben are putting corn seed in a planter in the farmyard.
Tuesday, May, 05, 2015 - Minnesota Public Radio - News

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Planting hinges on a multitude of factors
MERRIFIELD, N.D. — It’s a windy spring morning, the kind that sends kites soaring and rips hats from heads. The indefatigable wind forces Merrifield, N.D., farmer Bob Drees to make yet another planting-related decision.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Planting pace in Walsh County, ND, improves
The calendar claims spring has arrived here in western Walsh County in northern North Dakota.
Monday, April, 27, 2015 - Agweek - News

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South Dakota governor proclaims May Noxious Weed Control Awareness Month
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard declared May as South Dakota Noxious Weed Awareness Month to highlight the importance of managing noxious weeds, which negatively affect agriculture, water quality, recreational opportunities and wildlife.
Tuesday, April, 21, 2015 - - News

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Minnesota distiller is back on the family farm
HALLOCK, Minn. — There are barrels and bottles, tubes and pipes, gauges, dials and labels. There are smells — some sharp, some subtle, many mingled and mysterious — of grain, of alcohol, of juniper and other additives. There’s the gurgle and burble of liquids.
Monday, April, 20, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Buffer zone proposal targets farmers
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton has chosen to turn up the rhetoric against Minnesota’s hardworking farmers this session.
Tuesday, April, 14, 2015 - - News

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Annual survey of N.D. cropland shows signs of peaked prices
Farmland rental rates and values are both rising and falling across North Dakota — a good sign that farmland prices have peaked, an agricultural economist says.
Monday, April, 13, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Kansas study shows USDA land value surveys below market prices
CHICAGO - Actual farmland prices in Kansas, the top U.S. wheat state, generally run far higher than values shown from surveys of farmland owners conducted by the U.S. Agriculture Department, according to a study by a Kansas State University economist.
Saturday, April, 11, 2015 - Reuters - News

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California regulators defend farmers' access to water in drought
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The administration of California Governor Jerry Brown hit back on Thursday against criticism that its drought conservation mandates apply to consumers but do not include the state's $45 billion agriculture business.
Friday, April, 10, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Use Legacy cash to pay farmers for buffer zones, Bakk suggests
Minnesota Senate Majority leader Tom Bakk suggested Tuesday that state Legacy Amendment funds could be used to pay farmers cash to make it more palatable to enact a clean-water proposal by Gov. Mark Dayton.
Wednesday, April, 08, 2015 - St. Paul Pioneer Press - News

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California governor orders 25 percent reduction in water usage statewide
PHILLIPS, Calif. - California Governor Jerry Brown, acting in the face of a devastating multiyear drought, ordered the first statewide mandatory water restrictions on Wednesday, directing cities and communities to reduce usage by 25 percent.
Wednesday, April, 01, 2015 - Reuters - News

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South Dakota Dairy Expo attracts producers from across U.S.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The Central Plains Dairy Expo in Sioux Falls, S.D., held March 24 to 26, saw a jump in attendance and exhibits this year.
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - Agweek - News

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