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Oil supplants ag as ND’s top economic driver
Activities associated with oil and gas extraction have knocked the agricultural sector from its pedestal topping North Dakota’s economy. That, at least, is shown in statistics by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis that measure each state’s gross domestic product, a trend that began in 2011 and continued through 2013.
Monday, June, 16, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Culling decisions altered by prices and lost grazing acres
Unprecedented profit levels create a market climate that alters historic culling recommendations given to cattle producers, according to Jim Krantz, South Dakota State University Extension cow-calf field specialist.
Monday, June, 16, 2014 - - News

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Canadian grain handlers seek stricter rail rules to avoid logjam
Grain handlers are lobbying the Canadian government for even stricter rules requiring railroads to allocate thousands of railcars to them each week in hopes of stopping an unprecedented crop logjam from getting worse.
Wednesday, June, 11, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Mont. seminar will examine CWB changes
The old Canadian Wheat Board is gone, and that means new opportunities and challenges for Montana farmers.
Tuesday, June, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Shuttle turns slower; single ag cars later, fewer
FARGO, N.D. — Agricultural shipment gains on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway continued to improve for agricultural customers through the end of May, but progress is spotty.
Monday, June, 09, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Company had rash of environmental problems in 2013
OLIVIA, Minn. — Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative faced more environmental challenges in the past year than in the two previous, despite ongoing investments to improve its water treatment systems.
Monday, June, 09, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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USDA orders farmers to report deadly pig virus cases
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Thursday ordered farmers to start reporting cases of a deadly pig virus and pledged over $26 million in funding to combat the disease, pushing back against criticism of his handling of a widespread outbreak.
Thursday, June, 05, 2014 - - News

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ND state climatologist explains average temperatures
Adnan Akyüz, North Dakota’s state climatologist and associate professor of climatological practices at the North Dakota State University, has some concerns about a report by the Associated Press that says the state was the only one in the lower 48 that did not warm up since 1984.
Thursday, June, 05, 2014 - - News

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Southern Minnesota Beet sees more environmental challenges in 2013
Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative faced more environmental challenges in the past year than in the two previous, despite on-going investments to improve its water treatment systems.
Wednesday, June, 04, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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ND farm groups, ag commissioner warn of EPA overreach in proposed water rule
North Dakota farm leaders called on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday to withdraw a proposed rule to clarify the Clean Water Act or at least extend the public comment period, warning the rule could have deep impacts on farmers and ranchers.
Tuesday, June, 03, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Goehring denounces EPA’s Clean Water Act
North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule for the Clean Water Act is a vast overreach of federal authority and should be withdrawn and reconsidered.
Tuesday, June, 03, 2014 - - News

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Good economy benefits aerial ag applicators
Thanks to a rare combination of strong crop prices and generally good yields, the past few years have been kind to most Upper Midwest farmers. Aerial ag applicators have fared well, too.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek
This week, Agweek Editor Lisa Gibson provides a glimpse into the June 2 issue, including the cover package about crop spraying, its challenges and benefits during cool, wet springs. The issue also will include news about research into the ag potential of unmanned aerial systems, the current soil temperature scenario and more.
Thursday, May, 29, 2014 - - News

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Australia risks organic export growth as it struggles to coexist with GMO
A landmark GMO contamination ruling in Australia could possibly usher in lower organic farming standards, ending the country’s world-leading premium niche and threaten organic exports in an industry set to double in size by 2018.
Thursday, May, 29, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Deadly pig virus re-infects US farm, fuels supply fears
An Indiana farm has become the first to confirm publicly it suffered a second outbreak of a deadly pig virus, fueling concerns that a disease that has wiped out 10 percent of the U.S. hog population will be harder to contain than producers and veterinarians expected.
Wednesday, May, 28, 2014 - Reuters - News

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BNSF single cars still slow
FARGO, N.D. - Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway is reporting some improvement on delays in agricultural shipments on unit trains and mixed results on single cars.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Lush pastures are haven for problems
Lush grass in the spring is something everyone dreams about. But there is a dark side: grass tetany. Last year, the Dickinson (N.D.) Research Extension Center had all the right conditions for the onset of grass tetany and, sure enough, it was found.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Flax potential exists in SD
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Today, only about 7,000 acres in South Dakota are planted with flax seed. This is a large change from the mid-1980s when South Dakota produced close to 100,000 acres of flax and was one of the largest producers in the U.S., according to Ruth Beck, South Dakota State University Extension agronomy field specialist.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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BNSF chairman says progress being made on ND delays
A top BNSF executive said Wednesday the railroad is catching up with a backlog of fertilizer shipments and orders to move North Dakota farm products to market, but wet weather has hampered progress.
Thursday, May, 22, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Rural Ore. voters back ban on GMO crops
Voters in two small Oregon counties on Tuesday approved controversial ballot measures to ban cultivation of genetically engineered crops within their boundaries, though one measure is vulnerable to legal challenge under a new state law.
Wednesday, May, 21, 2014 - Reuters - News

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