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Some Minn. farmers lack required irrigation permits
Crop irrigation has boomed in Minnesota in the past few years, increasing land values and raising yields for corn, soybeans and other crops. But hundreds of Minnesota farmers appear to be irrigating cropland without the state permits required to use large volumes of public water.
Monday, April, 14, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Farmers want remediation procedures for damaged cropland
MINOT, N.D. — Darwin Peterson is the third member of what he hopes will become a fifth-generation farm. But the Bottineau County, N.D., man worries about the quality of land he’ll be able to pass on to his grandson after it was damaged by saltwater, a byproduct of oil development, when a pipeline ruptured in 2011.
Monday, April, 14, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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ND landowners say protections ‘failing miserably’
Darwin Peterson is the third member of what he hopes is a fifth-generation farm. But the Bottineau County, N.D., man worries about the quality of land he’ll be able to pass on to his grandson after it was damaged by saltwater, a byproduct of oil development, when a pipeline ruptured in 2011.
Wednesday, April, 09, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Unchecked irrigation threatens Minn. groundwater
Crop irrigation has boomed in Minnesota in the past few years, increasing land values and raising yields for corn, soybeans and other crops. But hundreds of Minnesota farmers appear to be irrigating cropland without the state permits required to use large volumes of public water.
Tuesday, April, 08, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Manure on frozen ground leads to economic loss
ST. PAUL — Application of manure on frozen ground almost guarantees economic loss on the value of manure while also potentially harming the environment. Phosphorus and nitrogen in manure can have negative effects in the environment when in excess.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - - News

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Soil erosion evident by black snow
BROOKINGS, S.D. — According to Anthony Bly, South Dakota State University Extension soils field specialist, there is more soil on top of the melting snow drifts this year than in previous years.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - - News

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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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White mold research at risk
Like many farmers in the Upper Midwest, Jason Mewes has battled white mold for years. The disease, also known as sclerotinia, afflicts some of the most widely grown crops in this part of the world.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Research reveals cover crops beneficial for farmers
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Planting cover crops in rotation between cash crops — widely agreed to be ecologically beneficial — is even more valuable than previously thought, according to a team of agronomists, entomologists,
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Penn State Ag Sciences News - 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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Conservancy group promotes sustainable ag, habitat preservation
The Nature Conservancy sees itself as a “quiet” conservation group, or at least lesser-known than the game species-specific groups such as Ducks Unlimited and Pheasants Forever.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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NDSU, collaborators set ag drone research plan
Researchers at North Dakota State University are calling their upcoming work a “proof-of-concept” study that will help determine if and how drones might help farmers and ranchers in everyday business.
Thursday, March, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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VIDEO: An introduction to mixed cover crops
BOZEMAN, Mont. — Agriculture experts with Montana State University have released a short video about mixed species cover crops potentially replacing summer fallow, presenting MSU’s ongoing research.
Tuesday, March, 25, 2014 - - News

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Minn-dak Co-op studies 'field transfer'
Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative in Wahpeton, N.D., is studying whether to incorporate “field transfer” of harvesting sugar beets into its campaign options.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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New weapon against crop disease
This spring, for the first time, Rutherford and other area sugar beet growers will be able to use the Kabina seed treatment. Kabina is considered an affordable, convenient and effective way to combat rhizoctonia in sugar beets.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Basics of soil health
There’s no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to improving the soil health of Upper Midwest farms
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Price uncertainty, fertilizer logistics delay seed, chemical decisions
FARGO, N.D. — Seed and chemical sales officials say the uncertainty about crop prices and fertilizer logistics are delaying some seed decisions and purchases.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Interest in soil health grows in Upper midwest
Jerry Sikorski, a pilot and farmer, saw from the air years ago how erosion was hurting U.S. farmland. That led the veteran Ekalaka, Mont., producer to search for ways to protect his own soil.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek
Editor Lisa Gibson is back with another preview of the upcoming issue. The March 24 Agweek edition will feature soil health, fertilizer shortage concerns and more.
Thursday, March, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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China draws up plan to tackle soil pollution
China’s environmental authorities have passed a plan to tackle soil pollution as the government becomes increasingly concerned about the risk to food posed by widespread contamination of farmland.
Wednesday, March, 19, 2014 - - News

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