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Record sugar beet crop in Montana
Western Sugar Cooperative is going to have a big crop this year, and the biggest part of it will be in the Billings, Mont., production area.
Monday, September, 15, 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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Farmers, American Crystal Sugar see shortage of harvest workers
Finding harvest help has become a bigger challenge with growing competition for workers around the region.
Tuesday, September, 09, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Is there room for improved farm production efficiency?
Traditionally, farmers and other business managers use a measure of production, cost or profit to evaluate overall economic progress.
Monday, September, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ag industry pleased with CHS fertilizer plant approval
North Dakota farmer-leaders say they’re happy CHS Inc. has decided to re-engage in a proposed $3 billion fertilizer project in Spiritwood, N.D., near Jamestown, N.D.
Friday, September, 05, 2014 - Agweek - News

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CHS to build fertilizer plant in Spiritwood, ND
The CHS Board of Directors approved final plans for the approximately $3 billion nitrogen fertilizer project at its September meeting. Groundbreaking will take place following completion of additional details, with the plant intended to be fully operational in the first half of 2018. When complete, the plant will employ 160 to 180 people.
Friday, September, 05, 2014 - - News

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Aberdeen beef plant could start processing in 2015
FARGO, N.D. — Robert “Doug” Cooper of Kansas City, Mo., the new president and CEO of New Angus LLC, the company trying to revive a troubled Aberdeen, S.D., beef slaughter plant, says he expects his company to start processing animals sometime in 2015.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - Agweek - News

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South Africans learn new farming techniques, enjoy life in ND
This year, five Lankin, N.D.-area farms are hosting a total of a dozen young international farm workers, including 10 from South Africa, one from Brazil and from the Eastern European country of Moldova.
Wednesday, August, 20, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Climate change to cut South Asia’s growth 9 percent by 2100
Climate change will cut South Asia’s growth almost 9 percent by the end of the century unless world governments try harder to counter global warming, the Asian Development Bank says.
Tuesday, August, 19, 2014 - - News

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Biodiesel a long-term solution to energy needs
The idea of blending biodiesel into diesel fuel is not new in Minnesota. The law that requires a minimum of 10 percent biodiesel that started July 1 isn’t new,
Monday, August, 18, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Potato giant finds fewer pesticides please consumers
Helicopters once buzzed across R.D Offutt’s massive potato farms here, spraying fungicide about every five days. It’s how the potato industry did business, but not anymore.
Tuesday, August, 12, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Irrigators get help from abroad, switch to sprinklers
All sugar beets grown for Sidney Sugars Inc. are irrigated, and that traditionally has meant some hard physical labor. But that presents a problem because labor is increasingly hard to come by in the midst of the big Bakken oilfield boom.
Monday, August, 04, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Sidney Sugars competes for workers in Bakken oil patch
Dave Garland, general manager of the Sidney Sugars Inc. beet sugar plant of Sidney, Mont., says he’d prefer to concentrate on making sugar. Instead, he spends a lot of his time working on housing and advertising to attract new workers in the middle of an oil boom.
Monday, August, 04, 2014 - Agweek - News

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SD livestock industry contributes $7.3 billion to economy
BROOKINGS, S.D. — According to a recent report, South Dakota’s livestock industry provides more than 29,000 jobs and contributes $7.3 billion to the state’s economy.
Monday, July, 28, 2014 - - News

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Sound bites versus smart regs
BISMARCK, N.D. — Many times, what sounds good is anything but easy. Such is the case with the column by Ryan Taylor, the Democratic-NPL Party’s candidate for North Dakota agriculture commissioner (“Hat-wearing leadership for N.D.”).
Monday, July, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Grafton, ND, mulls a 5-acre greenhouse
Economic development officials in Grafton are looking for ways to get more use out of an underused power plant, with some saying it could power a five-acre hydroponic greenhouse.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Poultry rule would shift inspection responsibilities
A coalition of consumer groups has asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Office of Management and Budget to release the latest version of a rule to change poultry inspection and open a new comment period.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Study: Calif. ag faces record water loss
A new report from the University of California, Davis, shows California agriculture is weathering its worst drought in decades because of groundwater reserves, but the nation’s produce basket might come up dry in the future if it continues to treat those reserves like an unlimited savings account.
Tuesday, July, 15, 2014 - - News

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Minn. officials target nitrates contaminating groundwater
Minnesotans are spending millions of dollars to deal with nitrate contamination in their water, and the state agriculture department says it’s time to insist that farmers do more to prevent the problem.
Tuesday, July, 08, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Regent, N.D., farm celebrates 100 years
In 100 years, many things have changed in rural Regent. Horses pulling plows to sow fields have been replaced by sophisticated, motorized farm equipment equipped with hydraulics and global positioning systems. There are also far fewer farm families in the area than there were a century ago.
Friday, June, 27, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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