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Dayton veto of ag bill with buffer rules surprises, disappoints
Ag leaders active in writing Minnesota's Environment and Agriculture Omnibus bill say they were somewhat surprised Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed it, but most say they are optimistic that compromises over the buffer initiative will remain the same when the bill is reconsidered during a special session in June.
Tuesday, May, 26, 2015 - Agweek - News

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A new crop of farmers ready to face the challenges
Alex Bata didn’t expect to be a farmer. Growing up in Adams, Bata was active in high school in “football, basketball, golf, student council -- everything I could get my hands on. I just didn’t think about farming.”
Sunday, May, 24, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Despite decline in North Dakota's dairy industry, one operation still thrives
Victor Camacho's face was only a few inches from that of a Holstein heifer. Camacho, holding a bottle in the mouth of the heifer's slick newborn calf, nodded at the mother as she walked in tight circles around her newborn.
Saturday, May, 16, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Novozymes investors bet on biofuel and agricultural breakthroughs
COPENHAGEN - Investors have high hopes for Novozymes and the enzymes it makes to improve chemical processes in a variety of industries, but analysts warn of pitfalls in a growth strategy reliant on a biofuel sector still in its infancy and unproven farming biotechnology.
Monday, May, 11, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Novozymes investors bet on biofuel and agricultural breakthroughs
Investors have high hopes for Novozymes and the enzymes it makes to improve chemical processes in a variety of industries, but analysts warn of pitfalls in a growth strategy reliant on a biofuel sector still in its infancy and unproven farming biotechnology.
Friday, May, 08, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Northwest Minnesota farmers still like corn
Like Sherman’s March to the Sea, corn had been driving steadily and relentlessly into northwest Minnesota. High corn prices have encouraged farmers here to grow the crop, and new, faster-maturing varieties have allowed them to do it.
Monday, April, 13, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Environmental group seeks greater protection for USDA scientists
An environmental activist group has filed a legal petition with the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeking new rules that would enhance job protection for government scientists whose research questions the safety of farm chemicals.
Tuesday, March, 31, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Environmental group seeks greater protection for USDA scientists
An environmental activist group has filed a legal petition with the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeking new rules that would enhance job protection for government scientists whose research questions the safety of farm chemicals.
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Elevators scale back on building rail terminals
PARKSTON, S.D. — Dakota Plains Ag Center LLC’s flagship elevator near Parkston, S.D., is one of the largest inland grain terminal customers of the BNSF Railway in South Dakota, and is in one of the few hotspot regions for shuttle elevator growth.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Minnesota dairy farm locked in legal battle with state
A Cook County, Minn., farmer will appear in State District Court in Grand Marais on Monday, defending his refusal to allow a state inspection he doesn’t want and contends his farm doesn’t need.
Wednesday, March, 04, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Minnesota lawmakers introduce another bill to thwart wild rice water rules
Northern Minnesota lawmakers have introduced a second round of legislation to roll back or thwart water-quality protections for wild rice in an effort to protect the taconite iron ore mining industry.
Wednesday, February, 18, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Pasture-raised pork a boost to local food scene
Wrenshall, Minn., hog farmer Matt Weik can talk passionately about the marbling of his pork, its dark red color and its ability to melt in your mouth given certain treatments. And then later, he’s sitting in a cozy hay-filled pen with a sow and her piglets, stroking the mother and delicately checking on the babies. It sort of proves the theory: you can have your bacon, but you should scratch it, too.
Wednesday, January, 28, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Minn. cattlemen angered by court ruling restoring wolf protection
MENAHGA, Minn. — Ross Genoch walks through his small cattle herd on a cold, clear January morning. The cows, docile and trusting, approach him expectantly. “They’re hoping for a corn cob. Well, they get treated like pets,” he says with a smile.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - Jonathan Knutson - News

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Choices and consequences
It’s one of the biggest behind-the-scenes stories in Upper Midwest agriculture. It’s the story of aggressive farmers who expanded rapidly between 2007 and 2012 during the boom and prudent operators who expanded with care and caution. It’s a story in which a pivotal chapter might be written during the 2015 crop season.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Many factors contribute to 4-H expansion
Statewide, 4-H membership grew in 2014 by 500. South Dakota 4-H now boasts 8,911 members. Ringkob says continued growth can be attributed to many factors — specifically the program’s ability to break traditional molds and evolve to meet the changing needs of youth and families throughout the state.
Monday, December, 22, 2014 - SDSU Extension - News

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Climate-smart agriculture
The United Nations held a Climate Summit during the fourth week of September 2014 in preparation for more intensive work at the Lima Climate Change Conference this December and the 21st session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on climate Change (COP 21).
Monday, December, 01, 2014 - Agweek - News

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GM crops achieve 2 wins
Supporters of genetically modified crops insist they have science on their side. Two new developments would seem to strengthen their case.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Australian-China trade deal not as good as hoped
SYDNEY — A trade deal signed with great fanfare between China and Australia has been touted as a major step toward Australia shifting its economy from a “mining boom” to a “dining boom,” but the reality is likely to be more sobering.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Armyworm presence documented in Fla., NC
Crop-devouring armyworms are showing increasing resistance in some U.S. farm fields to a popular type of genetically modified crop that should kill them, scientists say.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Favorable weather progresses harvest
Gordon Stoner has finished harvesting his durum — later than he first hoped, but earlier than he once feared.
Monday, October, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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