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Healthy soil can feed world
National Geographic recently published a piece titled “The Future of Food — Five Step Plan to Feed the World.”
Thursday, June, 25, 2015 - Special to Agweek - News

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WOTUS and agricultural exemptions
You might have heard a lot of talk recently about the EPA’s and Army Corps’ final updated Waters of the United States Rule, which clarifies the waters covered by the Clean Water Act.
Tuesday, June, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Doctoral candidate joins U of M team for farming future
LAMBERTON, Minn. — Just as University of Minnesota football players hit the field for summer camp, a roster of tomorrow’s researchers are also hitting historic research fields, looking for long-term ways to improve tomorrow’s farming.
Monday, June, 15, 2015 - Agweek - News

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University researchers find pesticide for wheat stem sawfly
Montana State University says it might have an answer to a $100-million-a-year problem for the state’s wheat farmers.
Monday, June, 15, 2015 - Billings Gazette - News

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AgweekTV: No-till farming, farm camp and more
This week on AgweekTV, we’ll meet one farmer who practices no-till farming. And, changes may be coming to the waters of the U.S. rule that will help farmers. Plus, we’ll take you to farm camp, where kids learn firsthand about farming.
Monday, June, 15, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Small motors, big frustrations
TOWNER, N.D. — As I write this, I’m surrounded by the strong scent of gasoline and carburetor cleaner, and enveloped in an aura of frustration. Anyone with a little intuition would correctly identify this malady as a small engine affliction.
Tuesday, June, 02, 2015 - - News

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Laborers toiling in Indian heat wave say have little choice
GURGAON, India - In India's upmarket "Millennium City," laborers building luxury homes say they have little choice but to toil in the extreme heat, despite government warnings not to venture outside after this week's heat wave killed 1,700 people.
Friday, May, 29, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Mozambique agriculture plan could displace 100,000 farmers
ROME - Mozambique is mulling a plan to lease 240,000 hectares of prime farmland to investors to grow crops for export, threatening to displace more than 100,000 local residents, activists and academics said, citing a leaked document.
Tuesday, May, 26, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Try an organic weed-free gardening approach
Master Gardeners hear a lot of "garden gripes," the most prevalent of which is dealing with weeds.
Wednesday, May, 20, 2015 - University of Minnesota Extension - News

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Study finds higher returns with pulse crops than fallow
Wheat growers who grow both pea and wheat in their fields are likely to lessen the economic risks of farming while maintaining the same level of profits as those who grow only wheat or leave a field fallow, according to a group of Montana State University scientists.
Wednesday, May, 13, 2015 - MSU News Service - News

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Election timing puts Canadian government in bind on Pacific trade talks
OTTAWA - Canada is facing a tough squeeze at talks on a major Pacific trade treaty because the concessions other nations want it to make could cause serious problems for the governing Conservatives in this October's general election.
Monday, May, 11, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Nomad Holdings to buy UK frozen foods maker Iglo for $2.8 billion
Nomad Holdings Ltd said it would buy Iglo Foods Holdings Ltd, Europe's biggest frozen foods business and the company behind the Birds Eye brand, for about 2.6 billion euros ($2.8 billion) from a company backed by private equity group Permira.
Tuesday, April, 21, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Carlson honored by Montana State University

Saturday, April, 18, 2015 - Montana State University News Service - News

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Domestic sheep can manage fallow
Domestic sheep rather than traditional farming equipment can be used to manage fallow and terminate cover crops for farmers who grow organic crops. The sheep can help save money, reduce tillage, manage weeds and pests and reduce the risk of soil erosion
Thursday, April, 02, 2015 - Montana State University News Service - News

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Jessie Veeder: At Farm and Fleet, I'm a woman who can do anything
WATFORD CITY, N.D. -- One of the most worthless things on the planet are rubber boots with holes in both. I discovered that I own a pair when I got my 4-wheeler stuck in mud halfway up its tires last week. So I need a new pair of rubber boots, which gives me a good excuse to go to the Farm and Fleet store.
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Focus on farm output, not on acreage
What comes to mind when you think of a “family farm?” You’re probably picturing a bucolic spread of less than 100 acres, with a red barn, farmer in overalls and cows grazing a big pasture. What about the phrase “corporate farm” or “big ag?” Do you see a giant, impersonal and industrial-looking operation?
Tuesday, March, 24, 2015 - - News

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Kenya sugar farming turns sour as import curbs fail
In the sugar cane fields of western Kenya, farmers complain that falling prices mean they can barely make ends meet. Yet rival African producers can still offer cheaper supplies.
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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Improving soil health might require more use of cover crops
Farming practices haven’t been kind to the agricultural landscape since farmers first began tilling up the prairie soils of southwest Minnesota more than a century ago.
Friday, March, 13, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Good timing
TOWNER, N.D. — I once saw a “demotivational” poster that said, “Mistakes — it could be that the purpose of your life is only to serve as a warning to others.” Pretty inspirational, huh? There have been times in my 23 years of post-college cattle ranching when I felt my marketing decisions were best used as a warning to others. Kind of a “whatever I do, do the opposite” piece of marketing advice for others.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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