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Fargo-Moorhead diversion progresses
FARGO, N.D. — With the threat of a federal injunction from project opponents looming, diversion leaders are moving ahead with a ring levee around three communities south of the Fargo-Moorhead, Minn., area, in hopes of starting construction in July.
Monday, April, 21, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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‘Farmland’ spreads message of 6 farmers
FARGO, N.D. — Ryan Veldhuizen isn’t hinting exactly what his message will be in his role in the documentary movie “Farmland,” which will be released nationally in theaters. But he says he’s looking forward to being one of six U.S. farmers to take the message onto a national stage.
Monday, April, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND land values still increasing, but slowly
The hot farmland market showed significant cooling during 2013, according to Andrew Swenson, North Dakota State University Extension Service farm management specialist. His estimate is derived from the published results of a January county survey commissioned by the North Dakota Department of Trust Lands.
Monday, April, 21, 2014 - - News

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Farmland values continue upward
WILLMAR, Minn. — The value of tillable farmland in Minnesota continues to rise in the region, although some county assessors are seeing signs suggesting the market might be ready to cool down.
Monday, April, 14, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Farmers want remediation procedures for damaged cropland
MINOT, N.D. — Darwin Peterson is the third member of what he hopes will become a fifth-generation farm. But the Bottineau County, N.D., man worries about the quality of land he’ll be able to pass on to his grandson after it was damaged by saltwater, a byproduct of oil development, when a pipeline ruptured in 2011.
Monday, April, 14, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Fargo-Moorhead diversion leaders move forward on contested ring dike
Farmers and others oppose the $1.8 billion flood protection project on the grounds that it will damage surrounding land, and crop insurance options for those farmers who would be unable to plant are uncertain.
Friday, April, 11, 2014 - - News

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ND landowners say protections ‘failing miserably’
Darwin Peterson is the third member of what he hopes is a fifth-generation farm. But the Bottineau County, N.D., man worries about the quality of land he’ll be able to pass on to his grandson after it was damaged by saltwater, a byproduct of oil development, when a pipeline ruptured in 2011.
Wednesday, April, 09, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Farmland values continue upward, but some signs of cooling market
The value of tillable farmland in Minnesota continues to rise in the region, although some county assessors are seeing signs suggesting that the market might be ready to cool down.
Tuesday, April, 01, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Conservancy group promotes sustainable ag, habitat preservation
The Nature Conservancy sees itself as a “quiet” conservation group, or at least lesser-known than the game species-specific groups such as Ducks Unlimited and Pheasants Forever.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND flood protection plan prompts water worries
The proposal also could contribute to a Red River Basin Authority objective of achieving a 20 percent peak flow reduction in the mainstem of the Red River during the spring flood season. Engineers have determined that a 20 percent reduction, had it been in place during the Flood of 1997, would have prevented the flood disaster in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks.
Wednesday, March, 26, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Interest in soil health grows in Upper midwest
Jerry Sikorski, a pilot and farmer, saw from the air years ago how erosion was hurting U.S. farmland. That led the veteran Ekalaka, Mont., producer to search for ways to protect his own soil.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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China draws up plan to tackle soil pollution
China’s environmental authorities have passed a plan to tackle soil pollution as the government becomes increasingly concerned about the risk to food posed by widespread contamination of farmland.
Wednesday, March, 19, 2014 - - News

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China GMO research funding dipped 80 percent
BEIJING — Chinese research funding into genetically modified organisms (GMO) has fallen by 80 percent in the past four years, according to a member of a parliamentary advisory body, as Beijing faces public unease over a technology it has been promoting to boost food security.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Farmers oppose diversion
Mark Askegaard is one of scores of farmers south of Fargo, N.D., who are using the courts and political influence against a $1.8 billion Red River flood diversion project they say will forever change their lives, land and towns.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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China to spend more on farm subsidies
BEIJING — China will increase its 2014 budget for farming subsidies by 10 percent from last year’s 1.6 trillion yuan ($261.09 billion), a top government official says, even as critics argue that subsidies play a limited role in boosting food production.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - - News

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Britain farmland prices hit record high
LONDON — Britain’s farmland prices hit a record high in the second half of 2013 on the back of strong commodity prices and as a rebounding housing market pushed up demand for homes in the countryside, a recent survey shows.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - - News

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Ethanol mandate hurts environment
Congress has a rare opportunity to finally fix a legislative and financial fiasco: It can and should repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard once and for all. Repeal of the standard would result in a big gain for American taxpayers who have been footing the bill for higher energy and food prices — based on false promises.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Caterpillar threatens Brazilian breadbasket
Brazilian farmers are battling a voracious caterpillar that likely arrived from Asia, challenging the agricultural superpower’s widely touted mastery of tropical farming, just as it is on the verge of becoming the world’s top soybean producer.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Ag census shows stability
This week, U.S. Department of Agriculture released preliminary data from the 2012 Census of Agriculture that provides a snapshot of a rural America that remains stable in the face of difficult economic times.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Shale oil changes all
It will be great to be a U.S. farmer in the next decade, if half of what Peter Zeihan predicts comes true. And it won’t be much fun to be in Canada, China or Europe.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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