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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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Microdosing improves productivity in crops
URBANA, Ill. — Crop yields in the fragile semi-arid areas of Zimbabwe have been declining as a result of a decline in soil fertility resulting from mono-cropping, lack of fertilizer and other factors. In collaboration with the Internat- ional Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, University of Illinois researchers evaluated the use of a precision farming technique called “microdosing,” its effect on food security and its ability to improve yield at a low cost to farmers.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - University of Illinois - 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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Farmers oppose diversion
Mark Askegaard is one of scores of farmers south of Fargo, N.D., who are using the courts and political influence against a $1.8 billion Red River flood diversion project they say will forever change their lives, land and towns.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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China to spend more on farm subsidies
BEIJING — China will increase its 2014 budget for farming subsidies by 10 percent from last year’s 1.6 trillion yuan ($261.09 billion), a top government official says, even as critics argue that subsidies play a limited role in boosting food production.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - - News

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Group seeks court order on USDA over GM alfalfa
A public interest group is asking a court to force the U.S. Department of Agriculture to turn over documents explaining its approval of a genetically altered alfalfa, even as the department acknowledged the crop’s potential to do environmental damage.
Friday, March, 14, 2014 - Reuters - News

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U.S. senators urge help for producers hit by killer pig virus
Two U.S. senators urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture to approve disaster assistance for small pork producers affected by a deadly virus that has killed more than 4 million pigs across the U.S. in the past year.
Friday, March, 14, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Polish agriculture minister resigns over swine fever response
Polish Agriculture Minister Stanislaw Kalemba said on Thursday he was stepping down over problems with compensating farmers hit by concerns that African swine fever (ASF) could spread from wild boars to farmed pigs.
Friday, March, 14, 2014 - - News

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Scientists urge change to Europe’s GMO regulation
Europe’s stringent regulation of genetically modified (GM) crops has no rational basis and should be revamped to allow countries who want to opt out and grow GM foods to do so, British scientific advisers said on Friday.
Friday, March, 14, 2014 - Reuters - News

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South Korea culls about 6 percent of poultry to curb bird flu
South Korea has culled more than 6 percent of poultry in the country to curb a bird flu outbreak that has hit farms and migratory birds nationwide, government officials said on Friday.
Friday, March, 14, 2014 - - News

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Heitkamp pushing ND grazing access
On the heels of a letter sent by Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., to Dakota Prairie Grassland Supervisor Dennis Neitzke on March 5, the senator said she’s pushing for the U.S. Forest Service to “provide fair grazing access for parts of the Dakota Grasslands.”
Friday, March, 14, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Minn. officials develop response plan for ag emergencies
Agriculture industry professionals from more than a dozen counties across southern Minnesota connected via video conference March 13 to discuss response plans in the event of an animal disease emergency.
Friday, March, 14, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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First ND case of PEDv prompts changes for pork producers
Now that North Dakota has its first case of the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, pork producers, exhibitors and pig transporters are making some changes.
Thursday, March, 13, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Taylor to run for ND ag commissioner
A North Dakota cattle rancher and former state senator who made an unsuccessful bid for governor in 2012 announced Thursday that he will be running for state agriculture commissioner.
Thursday, March, 13, 2014 - - News

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Times are tough in sugar, but approaching planting season kindles optimism
Kelly Brantner, a fourth-generation sugar beet farmer, has seen tough times before. Another planting season is nearing, however, and Brantner and others involved in the area’s sugar beet industry say optimism is in order.
Wednesday, March, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Cover crops workshop draws crowd
If one added up all the living animals, insects and people on Earth and weighed it against all of the living microorganisms below ground, the microorganisms would weigh more.
Wednesday, March, 12, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Grand Forks, N.D., conference promotes soil health
The Red River Valley region’s soil formed over 9,000 years. Speakers at a Grand Forks, N.D., conference have some suggestions on how farmers and ranchers can keep their precious soil healthy and productive.
Tuesday, March, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Black Gold Farms acquires Dawson Farms in Delhi, La.
Black Gold Farms, an industry leader in Irish potato production, has recently acquired a significant amount of additional sweet potato acreage. This acquisition includes all facilities and real estate from Dawson Farms, the largest sweet potato grower in the mid-south, located near Delhi, La.
Tuesday, March, 11, 2014 - - News

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CHS stock sale might fund Spiritwood plant, calling small farmers and specialty crop funding available.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ethanol mandate hurts environment
Congress has a rare opportunity to finally fix a legislative and financial fiasco: It can and should repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard once and for all. Repeal of the standard would result in a big gain for American taxpayers who have been footing the bill for higher energy and food prices — based on false promises.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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