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US Midwestern farmers fighting explosion of ‘superweeds’
Farmers in important crop-growing states should consider the environmentally unfriendly practice of deeply tilling fields to fight a growing problem with invasive “superweeds” that resist herbicides and choke crop yields, agricultural experts said this week.
Wednesday, July, 23, 2014 - - News

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Planted fields fare well with ample rainfall
FARGO, N.D. — Crops in the region are staying on target for progress, with condition reports looking healthy as a result of rains with relatively cool temperatures and moist soils.
Monday, July, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Bare soil kills pests and friendly insects
Cover crops are all the rage these days, and might be a part of the solution for problems confronting the long-term sustainability of agricultural production in the U.S.
Monday, July, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Gardening for self sufficiency
I grew up with a garden, not that I was always appreciative of the fact or thrilled with the idea of pulling weeds or picking beans. I did like the tilling. Like most young boys, the tiller with its noisy gas motor and the ability to power pulverize dirt and old plants and weeds had its allure.
Monday, June, 30, 2014 - Agweek - 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 Horses pulling plows to sow fields have been replaced by sophisticated, motorized farm equipment equipped with hydraulics and global positioning systems.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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Large swatch of southwest ND cropland left unseeded
MOTT, N.D. - As much as 25 percent of cropland in parts of southwest North Dakota remains unseeded due to wet conditions that have lingered since late May.
Friday, June, 13, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Farmers need to adopt sustainable practices
While the agricultural sector has been strong economically, ecological costs of over-tilling, excess fertilizer and other modern practices are adding up.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Flax potential exists in SD
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Today, only about 7,000 acres in South Dakota are planted with flax seed. This is a large change from the mid-1980s when South Dakota produced close to 100,000 acres of flax and was one of the largest producers in the U.S., according to Ruth Beck, South Dakota State University Extension agronomy field specialist.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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U of M soil researchers seek to understand life in earth
Jay Bell, a soil science professor at the U of M, wants you to know this isn’t just dirt. It holds great beauty — “Isn’t this gorgeous?” he says at one point. “For me, I have pictures of soil hanging on my wall because that’s like artwork.” Art perhaps, but the science of soil can have far-reaching effects, including climate change.
Friday, May, 23, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Farmer serves as county state's attorney
You might find Peter Welte in a field near Aneta, N.D. He’ll be wearing jeans and sitting on a tractor. Or you might find him in the Grand Forks (N.D.) County Courthouse. He’ll be wearing a suit and tie.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Corn 'N' calculator released
Dave Franzen, a North Dakota State University Extension Service soil scientist, in late April completed a major recalculation of nitrogen recommendations for corn and posted it on his website.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Minn. research center partners with NRCS to support pollinator health
Across the U.S., honeybee colonies have been dying off dramatically, and the effects of colony collapse disorder could have major impacts on the food we eat.
Monday, May, 05, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Drought tolerance, rotation benefits in sorghum
BROOKINGS, S.D. — With advances in corn genetics to increase drought tolerance, and the adoption of glyphosate-resistant corn, many farmers might ask, “Why should I grow grain sorghum?” Bob Fanning, South Dakota State University Extension plant pathology field specialist, has the answer.
Monday, May, 05, 2014 - - News

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Soil erosion evident by black snow
BROOKINGS, S.D. — According to Anthony Bly, South Dakota State University Extension soils field specialist, there is more soil on top of the melting snow drifts this year than in previous years.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - - News

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Basics of soil health
There’s no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to improving the soil health of Upper Midwest farms
Monday, March, 24, 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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Corn Palace audit shows Schilling mishandled funds
A state audit report released Monday says former Corn Palace Director Mark Schilling routinely counted money from the city-owned arena and tourist attraction’s cash registers alone in his office.
Tuesday, March, 18, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Cover crops workshop draws crowd
If one added up all the living animals, insects and people on Earth and weighed it against all of the living microorganisms below ground, the microorganisms would weigh more.
Wednesday, March, 12, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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USDA to focus millions in Prairie Pothole region
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it will spend an extra $1.5 million annually to complete wetland determinations for farmers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Montana.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Conservation officials recommend windbreaks
Curtis Zerface remembers when farmers routinely planted windbreaks to protect their fields. But times and farming practices have changed. Reflecting the regionwide trend, no windbreaks were planted in North Dakota’s Traill County in 2012 or 2013, and interest in them remains negligible this spring, says Zerface, the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s district conservationist for the county.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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