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Welte: Whiskey's for drinkin,' water's for fightin'
I remember going to Grand Forks with Dad one summer day in the early 1980s. It was time to certify acres in order to participate in the federal farm program. So he took me with him to the ASCS office.
Thursday, July, 02, 2015 - - News

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Alexandria, S.D., farm one of first to implement monoslope style
A happy cow is a productive cow. Doug Weber and his family, owners and operators of Weber Farm and Feedlot in Alexandria, are the proud owners of one of South Dakota’s first monoslope cattle barns, which they showed off on Tuesday night at an open house.
Thursday, June, 25, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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South Dakota teams place in national contest
South Dakota land judging teams received awards at the National 4-H Range Judging competition in May in Oklahoma City, Okla.
Wednesday, June, 24, 2015 - South Dakota State University Extension - News

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Ag groups not satisfied with changes to NRCS contract process
BISMARCK, N.D. — Farm group leaders in North Dakota opposed to how a federal agency partners with politically active groups, such as Ducks Unlimited, on conservation programs say a procedural change announced June 18 fails to curb the practice.
Monday, June, 22, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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ND ag groups not satisfied with changes to NRCS contract process
Farm group leaders opposed to how a federal agency partners with politically active groups such as Ducks Unlimited on conservation programs said a procedural change announced Thursday fails to curb the practice.
Friday, June, 19, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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June 15 deadline set for cover crop program
Farmers in nine northern North Dakota counties have until June 15 to sign up for a new cover crop program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service.
Monday, June, 08, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Ag groups propose North Dakota NRCS replace Ducks Unlimited employees
Several North Dakota farm groups have requested Ducks Unlimited organization staff members be removed from Natural Resources Conservation Service offices in the state and their duties be covered by staffers from a more locally controlled group.
Thursday, June, 04, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Minnesota dairyman says buffer legislation worrisome
Bruce Asfeld is one farmer who is glad Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s full plan to install 50-foot buffers on waterways everywhere didn’t pass the way it was proposed. Dayton unexpectedly vetoed the compromise legislation May 23, leaving more uncertainty about what the final law could stipulate.
Monday, May, 25, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Important crop insurance deadline near for North Dakota producers
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service reminds agricultural producers seeking federal crop insurance that they must have their Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification form, commonly called form AD-1026, on file with their local USDA service center by June 1.
Wednesday, May, 20, 2015 - - News

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Lack of moisture good for calving, bad for pastures
This spring might have provided the perfect weather for calving, but the lack of moisture out on the range has cattle producers worried about forage production this growing season, says Pete Bauman, South Dakota State University Extension range field specialist.
Wednesday, May, 06, 2015 - - 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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CSP renewal deadline approaches
Farmers, ranchers and forest landowners who signed Conservation Stewardship Program contracts in 2011 with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service have until March 31 to renew those expiring contracts.
Wednesday, March, 25, 2015 - - 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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Soil health workshop draws almost 200
A Grand Forks, N.D., soil health workshop sponsored by local, county, state and federal organizations, drew upwards of 200 agriculturalists, most from northeast North Dakota and northwest Minnesota. This year’s attendance was nearly double that of a year ago.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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US challenges China export subsidy program, USDA announces $4 million through the Water Bank Program; CHS seeks land for elevator project, USDA announces funding for renewable energy, energy efficiency and House Ag urges Budget Committee to avoid cuts to its programs.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - - News

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Researchers suggest studies into soil damage
URBANA, Ill. — When levees fail, either naturally or as an intentional breach, as was the case on the Mississippi River in 2011, an orchestrated effort is made to remove or repair flood-damaged homes and other structures.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - University of Illinois, Urbana - News

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New project will study cover crops, soil health in northeast ND
Soil health is drawing growing attention from Upper Midwest farmers, and a newly funded project seeks to help farmers in northeast North Dakota promote soil health through cover crops.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - Agweek - News

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RRV diversion project gets boost from conservation program
Farmers and landowners in the Red River Valley were big winners in funding for a new Natural Resources Conservation Service program announced Jan. 14.
Thursday, January, 15, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Farmland rental rates a tough topic
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — Willie Huot has spent years helping farmers and landlords develop farmland rental agreements and he’s reached this conclusion: “What you come up with has to benefit both parties. It needs to be a win-win situation,” says Huot, a veteran Grand Forks (N.D.) County extension agent.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Agweek - News

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NRCS-DU partnership is a win-win
I want to address several misconceptions expressed in the recent Agweek article on the farm program biologists working in U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service offices (Ag groups act to limit conservation groups, Dec. 1)
Monday, December, 15, 2014 - Ducks Unlimited - News

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