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Rural, small town opportunity
Conventional rhetoric has told us, since the Ag Crisis of the 1980s, perhaps since the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, that family farming and America’s small towns are in decline. But we told the journalists who called us, “of course the numbers have gone up. We’ve worked hard to create opportunities in rural and small town America.”
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Minn. sulfate wild rice findings released
DULUTH, Minn. — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, on March 12, released its preliminary findings on how much sulfate pollution is too much for wild rice, saying a two-year, $1.5 million field and laboratory study shows sulfate above 4 to 16 parts per million can produce a chain reaction in the ecosystem that harms wild rice.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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How to negotiate an easement
More important, landowners are usually better off having a reasonable easement in place than losing rights to the property through eminent domain or other authority.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Microdosing improves productivity in crops
URBANA, Ill. — Crop yields in the fragile semi-arid areas of Zimbabwe have been declining as a result of a decline in soil fertility resulting from mono-cropping, lack of fertilizer and other factors. In collaboration with the Internat- ional Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, University of Illinois researchers evaluated the use of a precision farming technique called “microdosing,” its effect on food security and its ability to improve yield at a low cost to farmers.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - University of Illinois - News

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Decision on Minn. sulfate wild rice limit could be year away
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on Wednesday released its preliminary findings on how much sulfate pollution is too much for wild rice, saying a two-year, $1.5 million field and laboratory study shows sulfate above 4 to 16 parts per million can produce a chain reaction in the ecosystem that harms wild rice.
Thursday, March, 13, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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LRSC, UND partner to bring UAS technology to classroom
Experts indicate that unmanned aircraft are the future of agriculture technology. Lake Region State College, in Devil’s Lake, N.D., and the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks are embracing that reality by training the next generation of ag professionals to fly them and interpret the data they collect. While the Federal Aviation Administration is still determining the legality of flying drones outside of research fields, the schools are preparing to take off with new programs as soon as restrictions are lifted.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Make informed decisions for your cattle operation
In making decisions, digging into the technical side with online scientists, doctors or lawyers could send you out to gather more data. You want to be able to ask questions that precisely fit your situation.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Unmanned aerial systems could become ag's next best bet
The Federal Aviation Administration’s much-anticipated Dec. 30 announcement that Grand Forks, N.D., had been selected as a test site for unmanned aerial systems (UAS) left those working in and around the industry flying high.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Storm eases Calif. drought
The most powerful winter storm to hit California in more than a year dumped several feet of snow in the high Sierras and soaked lower elevations with rain, easing drought conditions but leaving the state thirsting for more, officials said on Feb. 10.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Pacific storm eases Calif. drought, but state has long way to go
The most powerful winter storm to hit California in more than a year dumped several feet of snow in the high Sierras and soaked lower elevations with rain over the weekend, easing drought conditions but leaving the state thirsting for more, officials said on Monday.
Tuesday, February, 11, 2014 - Reuters - News

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DuPont collaborates with DTN/The Progressive Farmer
DuPont Pioneer, the agricultural seed unit of DuPont, says it signed a deal with DTN/The Progressive Farmer to provide weather and market information to farmers, along with new grain trading capabilities, all accessed through mobile devices. “Our customers are running small businesses. Production in the field is really important as well as the business side. So this is just another step to being able to address key needs,” says Joe Foresman, DuPont Pioneer director of services.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Reuters - News

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WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek
Agweek Editor Lisa Gibson talks about the Jan. 27 issue: oats, RFS, farm bill, weather and precision ag. This issue has it all.
Thursday, January, 23, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Drones for farms a challenge, but popular topic at Precision Ag Summit
Topics at this year’s Precision Ag Action Summit in Jamestown, N.D., ranged from Google Glass, a technology for putting a smartphone into eyeglass frames, to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), to the quality and ability to use data, which is becoming so voluminous that it has its own name — big data.
Tuesday, January, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Heitkamp: Push for farm bill at ‘1-yard-line’
Super Bowl Sunday is less than two weeks away and Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., used a football analogy to describe how close she believes a farm bill agreement is.
Tuesday, January, 21, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Precision Ag Summit draws large crowd for third year
Google Glass takes center stage at the event, demonstrating how farmers use can use the "smartphone on your face."
Tuesday, January, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Upcoming Precision Ag Summit to discuss latest technology
Automation and precision tools are everywhere in our society, from fishing to farming, especially the latter.
Monday, January, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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2 growers and a scientist win awards at recent Potato Expo
When Carl Hoverson began farming in the 1970s, some farmers still used moldboard plows.“We kept fields super black in those days,” says Hoverson, a Larimore, N.D., farmer. “Now we leave residue to keep the dirt from blowing.”
Monday, January, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Honors for ND potato industry
Two North Dakota growers and a scientist win awards at recent Potato Expo.
Tuesday, January, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Stokka: Operate as if followed by video camera
Gerald Stokka has been a rural vet, a university professor and a member of the Pfizer Animal Health veterinary operations team. He’s talked with ranchers, consumers and livestock industry officials around the world.
Monday, January, 13, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Bigger farms, younger farmers
Until a few years ago, Travis Dagman was an architect in the Twin Cities. His wife, Dana, was a facilities manager there. Now they farm about 2,500 acres near Enderlin, N.D. By historical standards, that’s a large farm. By current standards, it’s not.
Monday, January, 13, 2014 - Agweek - News

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