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Odd El Nino partially responsible for extra moisture
Since the beginning of May, precipitation conditions across South Dakota have changed generally for the better, becoming quite wet in certain areas of state, said Dennis Todey, South Dakota State University Extension climate specialist and South Dakota climatologist. "During the month of May, some places in the west have seen three to four times the precipitation they had seen since January.”
Thursday, May, 21, 2015 - - News

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Farm Rescue head gets doctorate
Bill Gross, a Seattle-based commercial pilot and founder and president of Farm Rescue of Horace, N.D., was given an honorary doctorate degree on May 16 at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks.
Thursday, May, 21, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Study uses farm data to aid in slowing evolution of herbicide-resistant weeds
The widespread evolution of herbicide-resistant weeds is costing farmers, especially through decreases in productivity and profitability. Although researchers and industry personnel have made recommendations to slow this evolution, an understanding of the patterns and causes of the resistance has been limited.
Wednesday, May, 20, 2015 - University of Illinois, Urbana - News

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Try an organic weed-free gardening approach
Master Gardeners hear a lot of "garden gripes," the most prevalent of which is dealing with weeds.
Wednesday, May, 20, 2015 - University of Minnesota Extension - News

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Stem counts help assess alfalfa stand potential
Producers usually experience some winterkill in alfalfa every spring, and 2015 is no exception. North Dakota State University researcher Marisol Berti recently reported winterkill from Wisconsin to North Dakota, especially in stands 3 years or older. Newer stands usually are more winter hardy unless soil heaving occurred.
Tuesday, May, 19, 2015 - - News

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Google Ventures leads $15 million deal in Farmers Business Network
Google Inc. and two venture capitalist firms are investing $15 million in a U.S. tech company that helps farmers maximize their crops based on data gathered by agricultural equipment and shared between growers.
Tuesday, May, 19, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Frost threatens northern U.S. corn; rains soak southern Plains
Freezing temperatures will threaten emerging corn plants in North Dakota while rains linger this week in the southern U.S. Plains wheat belt, an agricultural meteorologist said Monday.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - - News

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Growing Together: 50 tips for May gardening
I enjoy our weekly visits so much it's difficult for me to choose between the many possible topics. This week, 50 pieces of timely May information floated in my head, and each could make an entire essay. Because I couldn't decide, here are all 50 age-old gardening tidbits in bite-size form.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Timely rains boost crop prospects
Farmers throughout the region are ahead of schedule planting crops, and they are grateful for rains that have allayed some concerns about drought. Here is how farmers and input suppliers in west-central Minnesota recently described their situation when Agweek came through the area to check on progress.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Weather Talk: Recent rains will keep soil soggy
It was just one week ago that it started raining. Rain over the seven days since has been plentiful enough to eliminate all concern about it being dry. It is interesting to note that our weather condition can switch from dry to wet in such a short time.
Sunday, May, 17, 2015 - Agweek - News

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SDSU Extension wheat walks begin May 26
The 2015 South Dakota State University Extension Wheat Walks begin May 26 near Fort Pierre in the morning and near Wall in the afternoon. They will continue on May 27 near Winner in the morning and at 4 p.m. at Agland Cooperative near Delmont.
Saturday, May, 16, 2015 - - News

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May rains welcome in region
The rainfall of the past several days surely put the stop on crop planting operations across the Red River Valley region, but it's a small price to pay for what appears to be a "drought-busting" rain. Nearly all of North Dakota and western Minnesota have been in at least moderate drought this spring, with the fear building that had it not rained the drought would have gone from moderate to severe. That is unlikely to happen in the near term.
Saturday, May, 16, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Weather Talk: The true meaning of average daily temperature
The average daily high temperature is not meant to be a reflection of what the temperature is supposed to be. Rather, it is the average of all the daily highs over a period of record.
Saturday, May, 16, 2015 - - News

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Soaking rains end drought in much of Red River Valley
Soaking rains that have fallen over the past two weeks have ended drought conditions that parched much of the Red River Valley, and more rain is in the forecast.
Friday, May, 15, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Settlement reached in dairy farm solid waste regulation case
A settlement has been reached in a case where a U.S. federal court ruled for the first time that manure from livestock operations could be regulated as solid waste.
Thursday, May, 14, 2015 - - News

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Study finds higher returns with pulse crops than fallow
Wheat growers who grow both pea and wheat in their fields are likely to lessen the economic risks of farming while maintaining the same level of profits as those who grow only wheat or leave a field fallow, according to a group of Montana State University scientists.
Wednesday, May, 13, 2015 - MSU News Service - News

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Cold snap not yet fatal for crops
Cold temperatures in the past three days have threatened early-emerging crops in the Dakotas and Minnesota, but there are no widespread reports of freeze damage.
Tuesday, May, 12, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Western Canada farmers set fastest planting pace in a decade
WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Western Canada's farmers are sowing crops at the speediest pace in about 10 years, which bodes well for an early, large harvest this autumn.
Tuesday, May, 12, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Add options with annual forages
In many areas of South Dakota, the pasture acres are in short supply. This, coupled with the fact that precipitation so far this growing season is below normal has cattle producers looking for additional feed resources.
Tuesday, May, 12, 2015 - - News

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Double-cropping can help meet fuel demand
Much attention has been given to dedicated, perennial bioenergy crops to meet the revised Renewable Fuel Standard mandating production of 36 billion gallons of biofuel by the year 2022.
Tuesday, May, 12, 2015 - University of Illinois, Urbana - News

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