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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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BNSF catching up on grain car delays
That’s what officials said this week, referring to the most recent grain by rail numbers. BNSF Railway had 144 outstanding grain cars from May 9-12 in North Dakota, and the company’s trains were an average of 6.8 days late, said Mike Trevino, assistant vice president of external communications for BNSF.
Friday, May, 15, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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UPDATED: North Dakota community evacuates after train derailment
The small North Dakota community of Heimdal and surrounding farmsteads have been evacuated after an oil tanker train derailed this morning. Wells County Emergency Manager Tammy Roehrich said the BNSF Railway oil tanker train derailed around 7:30 a.m., setting six oil tanker cars on fire.
Wednesday, May, 06, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Farmers in the region are OK with dry weather, for now
No rain and high winds have resulted in fire threats and also favorable farming conditions — for now. The Red River Valley region is under a red flag warning, as a result of dry weather and high winds across the region, according to the National Weather Service.
Wednesday, April, 15, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Mixed reactions to ND House passage of anti-corporate exemptions
The North Dakota House Agriculture Committee on March 16 passed new exemptions for dairy and swine for the anti-corporate farming bill. The bill goes back to the Senate to consider amendments passed in the House version.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - - News

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North Dakota House passes anti-corporate farming bill
North Dakota’s House passed SB 2351 this afternoon, a bill that exempts certain swine and dairy operations in the state from the existing anti-corporate farming law. The measure is an attempt to strengthen the livestock industry in the state, particularly dairy, as the state’s numbers rapidly decline. The House voted 56-37 in favor.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - - News

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Anti-corporate bill to exempt swine, dairy sent back to committee
BISMARCK, N.D. — A bill designed to boost North Dakota’s dairy and swine industries by easing the state’s anti-corporate farming law was sent back to committee March 13 after the North Dakota Farmers Union raised concerns it would permit only large corporate-owned operations and discriminate against medium- and small-sized family farmers.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Weather Talk: Drought and the reservoir
Weather is difficult that way. Although drought is hard on our overall economy and water shortages can make life more difficult, drought is a naturally occurring part of nature. It has a way of rebooting wetlands, leaving them healthier and more productive.
Sunday, March, 15, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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ND anti-corporate farm bill sent back to committee
A bill designed to boost North Dakota’s dairy and swine industries by easing the state’s anti-corporate farming law was sent back to committee March 13 after the North Dakota Farmers Union raised concerns it would permit only large corporate-owned operations and discriminate against medium- and small-sized family farmers.
Friday, March, 13, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Minnesota businessman wants more wheat straw versatility
Companies weren’t hiring when Brian Dohrn was finishing college in 2009. So he started a company of his own.
Monday, March, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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ND House ag panel gives anti-corporate bill do-pass
North Dakota’s House Agriculture Committee on March 6 voted 8-5 to recommend a do-pass on a bill that would create exemptions for dairy and swine in the state anti-corporate farming law.
Friday, March, 06, 2015 - Agweek - News

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ND House Ag Committee hears testimony on anti-corporate bill
North Dakota’s House Agriculture Committee heard more than eight hours of testimony March 5 on a bill that would relax the state’s anti-corporate farming law to allow corporations to own swine and dairy operations. Some think the bill opens the door to corporate ownership of beef feedlots above the current size cap of 640 acres, or one square mile.
Thursday, March, 05, 2015 - Agweek - News

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ND House Ag Committee gets anti-corporate bill this week
This week, the North Dakota House Agriculture Committee will take the bull by the horns in the contentious proposed changes to the state’s anti-corporate farming law.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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BNSF capital plans biggest ever at $6 billion
FARGO, N.D. — BNSF Railway recently announced details of a $6 billion capital spending plan for 2015, the biggest in the company’s history. That includes $325 million in North Dakota and $326 million in Minnesota. Corresponding figures were not immediately available for South Dakota or Montana.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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BNSF releases ND capital program
Construction to expand parts of the Dickinson, N.D., railways will begin later this year as part of Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC’s multimillion-dollar capital program for North Dakota in 2015.
Thursday, February, 12, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Bill restricting ND beehive placement gets do-not-pass
Beekeepers swarmed to the Capitol on Jan. 29 to testify against a bill that would have put a 2-mile no-hive zone around North Dakota homes, day care centers and schools, a restriction industry leaders say would have ended beekeeping in the state.
Monday, February, 02, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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New project will study cover crops, soil health in northeast ND
Soil health is drawing growing attention from Upper Midwest farmers, and a newly funded project seeks to help farmers in northeast North Dakota promote soil health through cover crops.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Farm drones remain grounded
The use of drones in the agriculture industry may not get off the ground, according to a farm industry leader. Paul Gunderson, director of the Dakota Precision Ag Center, spoke on the topic Tuesday at the Precision Ag Action Summit in Jamestown. The Dakota Precision Ag Center is located at Lake Region State College at Devils Lake and does testing and research on technologies related to precision agriculture.
Thursday, January, 22, 2015 - Forum News Service - 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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