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Changing paradigm for conservation decisions
I was ready for the farmer’s quizzical look when I asked why he had pulled out the shelterbelts on his farm. I was ready because others before him also expressed surprise that it was not self-evident to me.
Monday, June, 09, 2014 - - News

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Science explores turfgrass, irrigation
WASHINGTON — A University of Minnesota student who has developed a drought-resistant turfgrass seed mixture was among the 100 students to exhibit his project at the recent White House Science Fair.
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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Insect used to manage leafy spurge in SD
BROOKINGS, S.D. — The cooler-than-normal spring temperatures will most likely delay normal emergence of leafy spurge flea beetles, which is a bio-control agent because their life cycle is based on growing degree days, much like plants, explains Darrell Deneke, South Dakota State University Extension IPM program coordinator.
Monday, June, 09, 2014 - - News

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Sugar growers work toward sustainability
Casey Hoverson is proud of his family’s production of sugar beets, potatoes and rotational crops, and he’s happy to tell the world about it.
Monday, June, 09, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Dairy event draws 4,500 to Hawley, Minn.
HAWLEY, Minn. — A June Dairy Month observance has turned into much more for the Minnesota town about 22 miles east of the Fargo-Moorhead area.
Monday, June, 09, 2014 - Agweek - News

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US hog losses from virus at about 8 million, but rate slows
Hog losses on U.S. farms from a deadly virus have slowed, reaching about 8 million head currently after hitting 7 million around February, according to an economist with a leading pork industry group.
Thursday, June, 05, 2014 - Reuters - News

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WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek
The June 9 issue of Agweek features a sustainability program in which many American Crystal Sugar growers are participating. The farmers will collect data throughout the growing process to determine sustainability in multiple factors, including water use. The issue also will include planting updates, a celebration of Dairy Month, an update on rail delays and a report on how the wet spring affects calving and lambing.
Thursday, June, 05, 2014 - Agweek - 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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Farmers need to adopt sustainable practices
While the agricultural sector has been strong economically, ecological costs of over-tilling, excess fertilizer and other modern practices are adding up.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - 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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Conservation amendment would benefit farmers
I am saddened that less than six months into his new job as North Dakota Farmers Union president, Mark Watne has damaged his credibility and sullied the reputation of North Dakota’s most prestigious farm organization.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farm groups informed about wildlife amendment
I was saddened to read a recent letter that claimed farm and ranch groups oppose the Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks Amendment because they are misinformed. On the contrary, they actively oppose it because they see with crystal clarity what will happen if this measure becomes part of our state’s constitution.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Conference addresses ag opportunities
FARGO, N.D. — Fascinating opportunities to provide biobased industrial products exist, but they probably will need to provide price, utility and environmental benefits, especially if they want to compete at a premium to petrochemical substitutes.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Family steps up after death of sheep industry giant
Dion Van Well towered over the sheep industry in the Upper Midwest like few do. He was dubbed the “Lion of the Lambs,” in a 2009 Agweek story, and his family vows to continue his legacy. Van Well, 47, died in his sleep of heart failure on Jan. 5 while on a pheasant hunting trip with buddies near Hoven, S.D.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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F-M area included in water resources act
WASHINGTON — After years of debate, the U.S. House and Senate last week passed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act, which authorizes inland waterway and harbor projects important to agriculture all over the country.
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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Mixed grades on Greater Minnesota’s legislative issues
Minnesota farmers are happy that lawmakers lowered some farm property taxes, but small businesses complain that a higher minimum wage and a bill giving them more legal exposure will hurt.
Friday, May, 23, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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