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Researchers: Oil palm plantations destroying SE Asia's peatlands
BARCELONA - Drainage of peatlands to cultivate oil palm in Malaysia's Rajang Delta is causing land subsidence that will bring large-scale floods in coming decades, making the land unusable, a problem also expected to affect Indonesia, researchers warned.
Monday, July, 06, 2015 - Reuters - News

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South Africa reaps more crops, cuts jobs in twin farm revolution
VILJOENSKROON, South Africa - South African farmer Cobus van Coller scans the flashing computer screen in the cab of his harvester. As the machine mows down corn stalks, numbers instantly update, giving the precise yield and moisture levels on each part of his field.
Monday, July, 06, 2015 - Reuters - News

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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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Weather Talk: Hitting the century mark
A quick scan of all the daily record highs shows that 100 degree days are most common in July and August. All but nine of the days in July carry a record high of at least 100.
Thursday, July, 02, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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As stocks soar, China plans to reduce corn acreage in 2016
China plans to cut corn acreage in 2016 and switch to other crops, the country's agriculture minister said, as Beijing comes under pressure to reduce huge stocks of the grain.
Tuesday, June, 30, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Wheat holds near 6-month high on weather woes, USDA data awaited
PARIS/SINGAPORE - Chicago wheat held near a six-month high on Tuesday as the market continued to worry over a rain-hampered U.S. harvest and harsh weather in other wheat exporting countries.
Tuesday, June, 30, 2015 - Reuters - News

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China says thousands arrested suspected of environmental crimes
Chinese police arrested thousands of people suspected of environmental crimes last year, a minister told parliament on Monday, as the world's most populous country vows to get serious on protecting the environment.
Monday, June, 29, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Growing season good so far, despite challenges
Joe Neaton is always happy to talk about agriculture. But Neaton, who farms in Watertown, Minn., about 30 miles west of Minneapolis, says regretfully that he’ll need to make this cellphone interview a quick one because of time and safety considerations.
Monday, June, 29, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Growing Together: June yard and garden do's and don'ts
FARGO -- Lawn grass has grown so speedily from plentiful May and June moisture, it's easy to become a redneck gardener. What's a redneck gardener? It's a homeowner who needs to mow his lawn to find where he left his wheelbarrow. Besides mowing, June is a busy month around the yard and garden. Let's discuss timely do's and don'ts.
Monday, June, 29, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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AgweekTV: Soil conservation, barbeque tips from a meat expert, and ‘shear’ talent in action
This week on AgweekTV, host Tracy Frank will tell viewers about a massive tree planting effort, and what that means for soil conservation. And, we'll have the science behind a better barbeque, from an NDSU meat expert. Also, stay tuned for “shear” talent in action.
Monday, June, 29, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Weather Talk: Alaska's hot summer
Alaska is having a hot summer, relatively speaking. Temperatures across the 49th State have been consistently in the 70s and 80s this month across all but the North Slope and western areas adjacent to the Bering Sea.
Sunday, June, 28, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Hettinger (N.D.) Research Extension Center field tours set
The annual North Dakota State University Hettinger Research Extension Center field tours will be held July 7 beginning at 5 p.m. MDT.
Thursday, June, 25, 2015 - NDSU Agriculture Communication - News

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Think forage quality when planning hay schedule
Forage quality should be a primary component of setting goals for hay harvesting.
Thursday, June, 25, 2015 - NDSU Agriculture Communication - News

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NDSU agronomist helping improve Uganda's coffee production
A North Dakota State University crop production expert has been helping Ugandan farmers find ways to increase their country's coffee production.
Thursday, June, 25, 2015 - NDSU Agriculture Communication - News

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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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Prairie Fare: Naturally recycle your kitchen wastes
"Julie, Julie, how does your garden grow?" people often ask me when inspired by my maiden name. Yes, that reminds me of the "Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?" nursery rhyme. Fortunately, people leave out the "quite contrary" part. Well, they usually do.
Thursday, June, 25, 2015 - North Dakota State University Extension 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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Crop tours highlight Carrington Center Field Day
The North Dakota State University Carrington Research Extension Center (CREC) annual field day will be held Tuesday, July 14. "This is our premiere summer event to showcase the center's research program," says Greg Endres, Extension area agronomist at the center.
Tuesday, June, 23, 2015 - North Dakota State University Extension Service - News

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U.S. Plains flooding refills soil moisture, farmers’ wallets
Farmers are reaping higher yields and ranchers' feed costs have fallen sharply since flooding swept across the southern U.S. Plains in May, with the record rains providing tangible benefits to agriculture despite causing damage that will likely cost billions of dollars to repair.
Monday, June, 22, 2015 - Reuters - 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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