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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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BeefTalk: A teachable moment
If the weather can impact calving, the phone will ring and people will want to know how calving is going. For years, I was able to detail the daily struggles and offer words of encouragement. Today, the conversation concerns the needs of others because the Dickinson Research Extension Center will not start calving until May 10. The transition has been good.
Tuesday, April, 08, 2014 - NDSU Extension Service - News

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NDSU researcher retires
FARGO, N.D. — Vern Anderson, one of North Dakota State University’s prominent livestock researchers, has left the feedlot after 35 years and will move into a consulting business.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Upper Midwest looks to increase beef cattle numbers
North Dakota ranchers are putting theory into practice. The number of beef cows in the state rose from 922,000 in early January 2013 to 943,000 in early January 2014
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Spring thaw contributes to feed waste
Spring is approaching, and now is a good time to assess forage inventories and finalize plans for 2014 production. But in addition to planning for growing-season forages, springtime thawing often contributes to additional waste in the feed yard. Much has been printed about using good management practices during the feeding process to help minimize waste, including spoilage when wet forages are exposed to air.
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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Today is the 100th birthday of an ag giant
It’s Norman Borlaug’s birthday today, and the Nobel laurel scientist is being remembered in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere with respect and admiration.
Tuesday, March, 25, 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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March 17 was big day for crop insurance
March 17 was the deadline for buying or modifying crop insurance for most spring-planted crops.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND’s major crop takes the stage in beer brewing
FARGO, N.D. — While hops might get all the credit for flavor in your favorite IPA, brewing experts say it’s malt’s time to shine. Malt is made from barley, a major North Dakota crop. With a growing craft brewing industry nationwide, there’s a renewed focus on types of malt used for beer.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Calving will soon be in full swing
The question of the day is are the cows ready to breed? For many cattle operations, the calving season got started in mid-March, so it will be in full swing soon.
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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Grain dealers tap Letcher to replace retiring Strege
Stu Letcher has been named the new executive vice president of the North Dakota Grain Dealers Association, to replace Steve Strege, who is retiring from that position at the end of May after 35 years in the post.
Tuesday, March, 18, 2014 - Agweek - News

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March 17 is crop insurance deadline
It doesn’t get much attention outside agriculture, but a key date on most farmers’ calendars is upon them. March 15 is the normal deadline for buying or modifying crop insurance for most spring-planted crops. Farmers, working closely with their insurance agents, typically make their final decisions on 2014 crop insurance in the first two weeks of the months.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Researcher fights devastating rust disease
A driving force behind Maricelis Acevedo’s research is to make a difference. The assistant professor in the North Dakota State University Department of Plant Pathology certainly is doing that. Acevedo specializes in leading research dealing with rust disease in wheat, a fungal infection that can have devastating results on plants. In some parts of the world, the crop-killing fungus is called the “polio of agriculture.”
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - - News

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Speaker discusses plant breeding
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Tom Peters can tell you a lot about biotechnology and agriculture. Peters, University of Minnesota and North Dakota State University Extension sugar beet agronomist and weed specialist, gave the March 12 keynote address at the 52nd annual International Sugarbeet Institute in Grand Forks, N.D.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND shows increased levels of wheat midge
Soil samples in North Dakota indicate increasing levels of overwintering wheat midge larvae (cocoons) in localized areas for the 2014 season, according to Janet Knodel, North Dakota State University Extension Service entomologist.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - - News

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Farm bill delivers for ND
I am proud because we were able to work in a bipartisan fashion to give our farmers and ranchers the certainty they deserve and North Dakota’s biggest economic driver the stability it needs.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Beef cows declining in US
North Dakota beef cow numbers increased for the second straight year, but U.S. numbers continued an eight-year decline. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service released the much-anticipated cattle report on Jan. 31. The report documented numbers for all classes of cattle on U.S. farms and ranches as of Jan. 1, 2013.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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