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U.S. farmers cutting back on fertilizers
CHICAGO — U.S. farmers will likely use less nitrogen fertilizer this season with the cost sky-high, even though the price of natural gas, the key ingredient to make it, is down 40 percent from last year.
Wednesday, March, 25, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Deadline nears on key ARC, PLC decision
Kelly Turgeon is on the stretch run of a half-year marathon. Turgeon, executive director of the Kittson County (Minn.) Farm Service Agency, an arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is working to help farmers meet a crucial March 31 deadline. They’re choosing between two important safety-net provisions in the federal farm bill, and their irrevocable decision will impact their bottom line for the next five years.
Wednesday, March, 25, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Senate, House pass budgets
WASHINGTON — The House and Senate Budget committees released and passed budgets that could lead to cuts in spending on farm programs, but the two budgets were different, leading to questions of whether they ever will become government policy.
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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Early spring has maple syrup makers busy
The warm-up spurred sap to start flowing in maple woods across the region, called sugarbushes, where maple syrup lovers have hammered in taps to catch the sticky flow. Either in buckets, bags or through plastic tubes, that sap is being collected now to be boiled down to make pure maple syrup.
Tuesday, March, 24, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Pork’s boom-and-bust price pattern
URBANA, Ill. — Markets can take your breath away, and the hog market in the past year has left many breathless.
Monday, March, 23, 2015 - - News

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Ag and law have close ties
Farming and law. Different worlds, right? Actually, farmers are more regulated by governmental agencies — and laws — than most vocations.
Monday, March, 23, 2015 - - News

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Farmers consider sugar beet joint ventures as commodities decline
FARGO, N.D. — With the prices depressed for competing commodities, demand has rebounded for shares of sugar beet cooperative stock, and more farmers want to grow beets in shares owned by joint venture partners.
Monday, March, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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McCarthy promises RFS this spring
WICHITA, Kan. — Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy told the National Farmers Union on March 16 she is renaming the Waters of the United States rule “the Clean Water Rule” and promised to release both it and the volumetric requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard this spring.
Monday, March, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Local grains could be good option for some area farmers
If you’re looking to diversify your farming operation or add value to it, Steve Zwinger has a suggestion: Local grains.
Monday, March, 23, 2015 - Agweek - 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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Weather, politics topics at Sugarbeet Institute
FARGO, N.D. — The 53rd International Sugarbeet Institute comes to the Fargodome on March 25 and 26 in Fargo.
Monday, March, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Elevator evolution: Technology changing how elevators operate
When he first began working for Southwest Grain near Taylor, N.D., several years ago, Kent Candrian says there were days when he would walk about a mile or more at work — all of it in a 20-square-foot area.
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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Jessie Veeder: Medora concert a return to where it all started
I stood under a yellow and white tent along the boarded walkway of that town we all know nestled between the tall, rugged buttes of the Badlands and along the muddy river in western North Dakota. I had just started learning to play guitar, plucking away at "Amarillo by Morning" on the floor of my bedroom night after night, and I was likely nervous about trying out my shaky new skills in public.
Sunday, March, 22, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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'Huge amounts' of beef going to China despite ban
CHICAGO and WASHINGTON D.C. - "Huge amounts" of American beef are bypassing China's import bans, a top U.S. trade official said this week, even as the Chinese government cracks down on agricultural smuggling.
Friday, March, 20, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Keep calves with scours hydrated
Once calves are safely on the ground, many cattle producers continue to worry about the possibility of neonatal calf diarrhea or calf scours, says Janna Kincheloe, South Dakota State University Extension research associate.
Thursday, March, 19, 2015 - South Dakota State University Extension Service - News

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New farmers take root in South Africa’s old tribal lands
New farmers are turning the soil to profit in South Africa’s old tribal homelands as Pretoria speeds the transfer of land from whites to blacks.
Thursday, March, 19, 2015 - Reuters - News

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WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek
Join Editor Lisa Gibson for a glimpse into the March 23 issue, including a cover story on what farmers might expect for planting season weather.
Wednesday, March, 18, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Kenya sugar farming turns sour as import curbs fail
In the sugar cane fields of western Kenya, farmers complain that falling prices mean they can barely make ends meet. Yet rival African producers can still offer cheaper supplies.
Wednesday, March, 18, 2015 - Reuters - News

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