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Plant-soil interaction could combat weeds
URBANA, Ill. — Using high-powered DNA-based tools, a recent study at the University of Illinois identified soil microbes that negatively affect ragweed and provided a new understanding of the complex relationships going on beneath the soil surface between plants and microorganisms.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Eco-regions and priority areas
The Nature Conservancy identified every ecosystem type in different colors in the 1980s and 1990s, with a goal of preserving 10 percent of the remaining natural habitats in each of those areas.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Dow seeks growth with seed and chemicals
INDIANAPOLIS — Dan Kittle has spent more than a decade waiting for this day. As the man in charge of research and development at Dow AgroSciences, the unit of Dow Chemical Co. that develops agricultural seeds and pesticides, Kittle remembers the “big shock” when rival Monsanto Co. unveiled a genetically modified seed in 1996, designed to be used in combination with a specific herbicide, a combination that rapidly led Monsanto to riches.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Black and Gold Farms acquires Dawson Farms, ND tightens requirements on swine and FUELS Act clears unnecessary regulation.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND shows increased levels of wheat midge
Soil samples in North Dakota indicate increasing levels of overwintering wheat midge larvae (cocoons) in localized areas for the 2014 season, according to Janet Knodel, North Dakota State University Extension Service entomologist.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - - News

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USDA report: US GMO crops show benefits, concerns
After more than 15 years of using genetically modified crops, U.S. farmers are continuing to see an array of benefits, but the impacts on the environment and on food production are mixed, and high farmer use of a popular herbicide on GMO crops is a cause for ongoing concern, according to a report issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Ag Expo speaker advises how to ‘disinherit’ tax man
FARGO, N.D. — The 2014 International Crop Expo in Grand Forks, N.D., will feature discussions on estate planning that add some flair and fun to financials.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Reasons for optimism after oats' long decline
Oats were once one of the Upper Midwest’s most popular crops. They’ve been overshadowed for years, however, by more profitable crops, particularly corn and soybeans.
Monday, January, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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GMO opinions should be understood
On a topic like genetically modified organisms (GMOs), with vast interconnections into so many locations and areas of study, it’s nearly impossible for any one person to see the whole picture.
Monday, January, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Minn. agency to review insecticide use
Two Minnesota state agencies are working on ways to make the environment healthier for bees.
Monday, January, 20, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Groups ask Obama to require GMO food labels
Four U.S. lawmakers joined with more than 200 food companies, organic farming groups, health and environment organizations and other groups on Jan. 16 to urge President Barack Obama to require manufacturers to label food products that contain genetically engineered (GMO) ingredients.
Monday, January, 20, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Organic food and farm groups ask Obama to require GMO food labels
Four U.S. lawmakers joined with more than 200 food companies, organic farming groups, health and environment organizations and other groups on Thursday to urge President Barack Obama to require manufacturers to label food products that contain genetically engineered ingredients.
Thursday, January, 16, 2014 - Reuters - News

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US swine industry faces critical issue
Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) virus continues to be a very critical health issue for the U.S. swine industry. According to Bob Thaler, South Dakota State University Extension swine specialist, some estimates show as many as 3 million pigs were lost to PED in 2013.
Monday, January, 13, 2014 - - News

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USDA: Cold, wet weather may help spread deadly pig virus
Frigid temperatures across a large swath of the U.S. this week followed by warmer conditions could aid the spread of a fatal pig disease now in 22 states, affecting hundreds of thousands of pigs, a swine veterinarian says.
Friday, January, 10, 2014 - - News

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Ag is most promising market for drones
Idaho farmer Robert Blair isn’t waiting around for federal aviation officials to work out rules for drones. He and a friend built their own, outfitting it with cameras and using it to monitor his 1,500 acres.
Monday, December, 23, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Peterson Farms Seed capitalizes on region's move to corn and beans
Even in a burgeoning agricultural economy in the Red River Valley, Peterson Farms Seed stands out.
Monday, December, 23, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Monsanto, Novozymes form alliance
Monsanto Co., the world’s largest seed company, says that a deal with Danish company Novozymes to form a long-term research and development alliance should accelerate the release of microbial-based products designed to improve crop production.
Monday, December, 16, 2013 - Reuters - News

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Sustainability essential to farmers
Farmers and ranchers across the U.S. constantly are working to improve how we farm to ensure a sustainable industry.
Monday, December, 16, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Making plant disease management decisions
The key is to plan ahead.
Monday, November, 25, 2013 - SDSU Extension Service - News

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Benefits of cover crops
Southwest Minn. farmers see the benefits first hand.
Monday, November, 18, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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