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Battling agriculture's critics
Two recent experiences have left me shaking and scratching my head about how farmers battle critics and phantoms.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Corn 'N' calculator released
Dave Franzen, a North Dakota State University Extension Service soil scientist, in late April completed a major recalculation of nitrogen recommendations for corn and posted it on his website.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Slow start to planting eases pressure on fertilizer deliveries
A sluggish northern planting pace, as well as prodding by congressional members and regulators, might mean farmers will keep pace on fertilizer deliveries for the 2014 crop. But some think there could still be spot shortages.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Goehring applauds BNSF track projects
North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring on May 7 applauded BNSF Railway’s enhancement of its track infrastructure in North Dakota because it will help get grain to market.
Wednesday, May, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND corn group hopes to land high-tech research center
The North Dakota Corn Growers Association is working to bring a first-of-its-kind research facility to North Dakota State University in Fargo.
Monday, May, 05, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Spraying during temperature inversion worsens drift
FARGO, N.D. — A new report from North Dakota State University describes in detail how temperature inversions work and how they can cause pesticide spray drift and damage.
Monday, May, 05, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Calving info important to management plan
Grab a pen and paper to calculate the percentage of cows calving in the first 21 days of the calving season. This is a very important number to record and think about as one develops management plans and reviews those plans. The upcoming breeding season is not very far away. For those who have an early calving season, the bulls already might be out with the cows.
Monday, May, 05, 2014 - Agweek - News

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City kid turns to farming
Twenty-seven-year-old Sobieck is a rarity in modern agriculture. He’s a city kid who had no ties to agriculture and no plans to become a farmer — until he met and fell in love with Holly Finken, a North Dakota farm girl.
Monday, May, 05, 2014 - Agweek - News

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USDA will wait to release specifics on farm bill commodity title
The U.S. Department of Agriculture isn’t likely to announce the fine points of the farm bill commodity title any time soon, two key congressional staffers said. Because the payment options are decoupled from planting decisions, the programs farmers choose won’t have bearing for 2014 planting. Bart Fischer, chief economist for the Republican-led U.S. House Agriculture Committee, and Matt Schertz, senior professional staff member, spoke to about 150 people in a two-hour “farm bill implementation seminar” in Fargo, N.D., on May 2.
Friday, May, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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NASS releases full 2012 Census of Agriculture
New statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture reinforce previously released numbers that show young farmers are becoming a greater presence in agriculture.
Friday, May, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Study: ND farmers have lost $66 million in revenue because of rail delays
According to a North Dakota State University study, North Dakota farmers have lost about $66 million as a result of agriculture shipment delays.
Friday, May, 02, 2014 - - News

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Entrepreneur develops unit for aeration fans
Rick Bergenheier has spent a lot of time around grain bins and aeration fans. He says he’s seen “the trials and tribulations that farmers go through” with grain storage management.
Friday, May, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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NWS predicts cool, wet May in most of Upper Midwest
The NWS Climate Prediction Center’s May forecast, issued today, calls for below-average temperatures and above-average moisture in most of the region.
Wednesday, April, 30, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Maintaining the rental rate increase
Even sharply lower grain prices didn’t stop the long upward push in North Dakota cropland rental rates. But continued poor prices or poor yields this fall will cause rates to stabilize or even decline, officials say.
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Internet ag advocate says combat negativity
FARGO, N.D. — If agriculture presents a new face to consumers, it might look a lot like Greg Peterson’s. Peterson, 23, is the eldest of a trio of brothers from central Kansas and the leader in creating a series of agricultural advocacy videos that have gone viral since June 2012.
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Industrial beet group delays start
A group promoting the idea of growing and processing industrial beets into ethanol and other biochemicals says it will wait until late June to form a grower-controlled group.
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ensure bulls are reproductively sound
Our thinking needs to move to the bulls in the herd, because it is time to start worrying. A bull that is not reproductively sound today more than likely will not be settling cows in June.
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Bowden, ND, rallies to start meat processing plant
In an age when many small-town custom meat processing operations are closing down, a few are rising up, with the help of friends and hard work.
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Low temperatures slow progress in region
Brian Lacey would like to be done planting small grains by the end of April. This spring, however, the Wendell, Minn., farmer doesn’t expect to even start planting until late April.
Monday, April, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND extension official honored for Annie's Project work
Willie Huot says he recognized the value of Annie’s Project when he first heard about it at a national conference in 2005. The Grand Forks (N.D.) County Extension Service agent helped establish the program across North Dakota the following year, adding innovations that subsequently were used in other states, too.
Monday, April, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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