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Milk price drop concerns dairy country
Milk prices have dropped by more than one-third since last fall. China, a major American milk importer the past few years, is projected to slash imports this year by about $1 billion. And next month, the European Union will lift production caps on its farmers so they can produce as much milk as they want.
Tuesday, March, 31, 2015 - Minnesota Public Radio - News

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South Dakota Dairy Expo attracts producers from across U.S.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The Central Plains Dairy Expo in Sioux Falls, S.D., held March 24 to 26, saw a jump in attendance and exhibits this year.
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - Agweek - News

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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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Weather stations help producers with management, production information
PHILIP, S.D. — David Gay, superintendant of the South Dakota State University Cottonwood Range and Livestock Field Station in Philip, says it’s been a dry winter, and he should know. He leads one of the 100 or so official Cooperative Observer Stations in the state for the National Weather Service.
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Decision time on sorghum checkoff
The U.S. sorghum industry is on the upswing, and supporters of the U.S. Sorghum Checkoff — the future of which is being determined in nationwide voting — are optimistic that even better days are ahead.
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - Agweek - News

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NDSU looks to fill vacant nutritionist post
North Dakota State University’s Carrington Research Extension Center again is looking for a key animal nutritionist.
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Ranchers hoping for greener pastures
FORT PIERRE, S.D. — Cattle producers throughout the upper Great Plains country are anxious for April moisture, after a winter largely devoid of snow.
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - Agweek - News

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AgweekTV: Farmers and ranchers hope for spring rain
Regional farmers and ranchers hope for spring rain after a dry winter. Agweek reporter Mikkel Pates catches up with ranchers in western South Dakota. Also, view a "crop stop" with Agweek reporter Jonathan Knutson and go inside the 53rd annual International Sugarbeet Institute event at the Fargodome.
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - Agweek - News

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SDSU names new director
BROOKINGS, S.D. — South Dakota State University’s College of Agriculture & Biological Sciences has appointed Lora Duxbury Berg as director of marketing and communications, pending approval from the Board of Regents.
Saturday, March, 28, 2015 - - News

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No antibiotics or growth hormones in organic meat
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Natural and organic beef market share has been increasing in the past few decades.
Friday, March, 27, 2015 - - News

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North Dakota branding laws upheld for imported cattle
North Dakota Board of Animal Health members voted down a request by a 4-3 margin to end the branding of imported registered dairy cattle. In an effort to stop the spread of diseases, such as mad cow, Canadian cattle imported into North Dakota are required to be branded with the letters "CAN."
Friday, March, 27, 2015 - Bismarck Tribune - News

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Farmers Union: Pope thinks highly of family farmers
Mark Watne, president of the North Dakota Farmers Union, says a visit with Pope Francis on March 25 was a reminder that the Vatican thinks “family farms are the best tools for food security, and men and women are the center of God’s creation and are the custodians of the environment.”
Thursday, March, 26, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Assess disease risk before planting soybean on soybean
BROOKINGS, S.D. — With corn grain prices down, some producers might be considering planting soybeans on soybeans because of economic reasons. “Soybean does not require heavy inputs such as fertilizer, and soybean grain prices have not taken such a big hit as corn,” says Emmanuel Byamukama, South Dakota State University Extension plant pathologist.
Thursday, March, 26, 2015 - - News

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State Farmers Union presidents to meet with Pope Francis
Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota and Montana Farmers Union presidents will meet with Pope Francis on Wednesday as part of faith-based farming program.
Tuesday, March, 24, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Focus on farm output, not on acreage
What comes to mind when you think of a “family farm?” You’re probably picturing a bucolic spread of less than 100 acres, with a red barn, farmer in overalls and cows grazing a big pasture. What about the phrase “corporate farm” or “big ag?” Do you see a giant, impersonal and industrial-looking operation?
Tuesday, March, 24, 2015 - - News

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Hande Equine Therapy offering ‘jacuzzi’ hot-water treatments has waiting list
There is a family horse operation in east Dickinson, N.D., that looks normal. With corrals, outbuildings and a farmhouse, it’s an apparently typical farm-like operation.
Monday, March, 23, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Abnormal planting seasons might be the new norm in Upper Midwest
Marlow Nelson, a 68-year-old Powers Lake, N.D., farmer, used to have a pretty good idea of what spring planting season would bring. Though no two springs were quite the same, and year-to-year variations could be extreme, most springs fell into a fairly predictable pattern.
Monday, March, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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SD governor’s office seeks Ag Ambassador nominations
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Agriculture is seeking nominations for the 2015 South Dakota Governor’s Ag Ambassador Award. Nominees should be those who have continually worked to promote agriculture in South Dakota.
Saturday, March, 21, 2015 - Agweek - News

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SDSU names new director

Saturday, March, 21, 2015 - South Dakota State University Extension Service - News

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Milk price drop brings concerns in Minnesota dairy country
After several profitable years, dairy farmers are seeing their bull market crash. Milk prices have dropped by more than one-third since last fall. China, a major American milk importer the past few years, is projected to slash imports this year by about $1 billion. And next month, the European Union will lift production caps on its farmers so they can produce as much milk as they want.
Friday, March, 20, 2015 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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