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Farmers must balance yields, environment with fertilizer use
Nitrogen fertilizer can pose one of farmers’ biggest challenges: Apply too little to crops and yields and profits can decline. Apply too much and the environment can suffer.
Monday, April, 20, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Bird flu likely to be around for years
The federal government has spent up to $30 million battling a new strain of flu that resulted in 1.5 million Minnesota turkey deaths and experts warn that the issue could go on up to five more years.
Thursday, April, 16, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Aaron Johnson files appeal notice in crop insurance fraud conviction
Both of the potato-growing brothers from Northwood, N.D., convicted of federal crop insurance fraud have submitted to the Cass County Jail in Fargo and are waiting to be transferred to a federal prison, probably in Duluth, Minn.
Wednesday, April, 15, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Farm policies have seen plenty of change
Beginning with the 1985 farm bill and coming to fruition in the 1996 farm bill, policymakers have sought to move away from inventory management policies that were designed to balance supply and demand for agricultural commodities at a price that allowed U.S. farmers to remain in production.
Wednesday, April, 15, 2015 - - News

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Farmers prepare to get into fields after first weather report
WINDSOR, N.D. — It’s early, but seems as if it’s about time to start planting. Seeding is just getting started in Agweek country, as crop and livestock producers in most areas are looking for moisture, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service’s first weekly report of the season, released April 6.
Monday, April, 13, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Thief steals frozen bull semen worth $70,000
The Mower County Sheriff’s Office is searching for cryogenically frozen bull semen that went missing from a farm near the Iowa border earlier this week. The canister was taken from an unlocked barn, according to the unidentified victim.
Friday, April, 10, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Livestock margin insurance could be more important than ever in 2015
Strong economics in the dairy and beef industries will put federally backed risk management tools on the radar for producers in 2015.
Monday, April, 06, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Area calving season underway, planting start nears
Shawn Adrian enjoys and appreciates his work as an ag banker. But the Binford, N.D., man is a farmer, too, so the next few months hold particular appeal. “I really like work sitting in the office and working with farmers (bank clients) in the winter,” he says. “But getting out in the fields (myself) in planting is special.”
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Latest News
Names released in fatal shooting at hog farm; South Dakota farmer elected chair of FCSIC; Rural Minnesota man dies in farm accident; North Dakota branding laws upheld on imports; USDA extends ARC/PLC deadline to April 7; and CSP renewal deadline is March 31.
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - - News

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Millennials driving beef demand
A decade ago, I was in college and heard the same sad story over and over: Young people just didn’t know how to cook, and that was sure to spell disaster for beef demand.
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - - News

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ND soil samples show fewer wheat midge larvae for 2015
Soil samples in North Dakota indicate decreased levels of overwintering wheat midge larvae (cocoons) for the 2015 season, says Janet Knodel, North Dakota State University Extension Service entomologist.
Friday, March, 27, 2015 - - News

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Deadline nears on key ARC, PLC decision
Kelly Turgeon is on the stretch run of a half-year marathon. Turgeon, executive director of the Kittson County (Minn.) Farm Service Agency, an arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is working to help farmers meet a crucial March 31 deadline. They’re choosing between two important safety-net provisions in the federal farm bill, and their irrevocable decision will impact their bottom line for the next five years.
Wednesday, March, 25, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Ag and law have close ties
Farming and law. Different worlds, right? Actually, farmers are more regulated by governmental agencies — and laws — than most vocations.
Monday, March, 23, 2015 - - News

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Beet piles in RRV survive early warm weather
GEORGETOWN, N.D. — Despite a December warm-up and out-of-season high temperatures in mid-March, the region’s sugar beet piles remain in surprisingly good shape, officials say.
Monday, March, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Abnormal planting seasons might be the new norm in Upper Midwest
Marlow Nelson, a 68-year-old Powers Lake, N.D., farmer, used to have a pretty good idea of what spring planting season would bring. Though no two springs were quite the same, and year-to-year variations could be extreme, most springs fell into a fairly predictable pattern.
Monday, March, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Think tank predicts payment peak
Government support for U.S. grain farmers under the new five-year farm bill will peak with the coming 2015 crop, the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute says in a new report.
Wednesday, March, 18, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Planting preparations underway in region
It wouldn’t be the first time in history, but farmers and their advisers say it will be unusual if farmers start planting in March.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Think tank says U.S. farm bill payments to peak with 2015 crop
CHICAGO - Government support for U.S. grain farmers under the new five-year farm bill will peak with the coming 2015 crop, the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute said in a new report.
Tuesday, March, 10, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Johnsons get federal prison in crop insurance fraud case
Potato farming brothers Aaron Johnson of Northwood, N.D., and Derek Johnson of Vancouver, British Columbia, will spend time in federal prison in the Federal Prison Camp in Duluth, Minn., and are jointly responsible for restitution of nearly $1 million because of crop insurance fraud.
Tuesday, March, 10, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Decision time nears on murky farm bill safety-net options
Jason Mewes has done his homework. He’s collected statistics, made assumptions, performed calculations and come to a few conclusions. Now, he’s getting ready to visit his county Farm Service Agency office to sign up for key safety-net options in the new federal farm bill.
Monday, March, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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