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As grain piles up, farmers ask, ‘Where are the trains?'
Train delays have been chronic all winter at Agassiz Valley and across the Midwest. Engines are running five to 10 days late, creating an increasingly costly backup. Farmers can’t haul grain from their farm storage to the elevator because the grain can’t move to market.
Thursday, March, 27, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Farmers, others fret over fertilizer flow
With the dry fall in 2012, farmers didn’t apply much fall fertilizer, so there was a big rush to apply it in a late, wet spring of 2013.
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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U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson will seek reelection, CHS expands further into Canada and Mont. Hail Board raises coverage and premiums.
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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Burlington Northern Santa Fe: Rail delays still high in north
Agricultural shippers in the region are still reporting delays, as railroads have continued to feel the effects of cold weather.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Flax prices down
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Flax prices, like those for every other prairie crop, have already come down hard. Prices had been about $15 per bushel a year ago. Supplies were tight and demand was firm. The carryout as of July 2013 was only 71,000 metric tons, which is pretty tight for the world’s largest flax producer.
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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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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SD county eyes $40 million project
PRESHO, S.D. — Get railroad improvements into South Dakota’s Lyman County. That’s dominating the thoughts of Steve Halvorson. If it happens, a South Dakota ag cooperative is prepared to invest nearly $40 million into a grain shuttle loading facility.
Monday, March, 17, 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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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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BNSF boosts shuttles
Grain elevators continue to struggle with slow rail service, but large shuttle train shipments sped up last week, according to a weekly Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Inc. report.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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LRSC, UND partner to bring UAS technology to classroom
Experts indicate that unmanned aircraft are the future of agriculture technology. Lake Region State College, in Devil’s Lake, N.D., and the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks are embracing that reality by training the next generation of ag professionals to fly them and interpret the data they collect. While the Federal Aviation Administration is still determining the legality of flying drones outside of research fields, the schools are preparing to take off with new programs as soon as restrictions are lifted.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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EPA proposes revisions to Agriculture Worker Protection Standard, USDA begins a program to improve honeybee health and applications are being accepted for specialty crop grants.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ag census shows fewer bigger farms and more young farmers
The number of farmers aged 25 to 34 has risen, a welcome change in an economic sector where, by all accounts, more young blood is needed. Nationwide, the U.S. had 109,146 farmers aged 25 to 34 in 2012, up from 106,735 in 2007.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ag tax relief highlight of rural initiatives
ST. PAUL — Rural Minnesotans’ ears will be burning when state legislators return to the Capitol Feb. 25 for their 2014 session. House Speaker Paul Thissen, D-Minneapolis, promises a variety of greater Minnesota issues will be debated, especially a provision to lower ever-increasing property taxes on some farmland.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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BNSF's North Dakota track violations topped 700 in the past eight years, South Korea ramps up disinfection after a foot-and-mouth outbreak in North Korea and 4-H members write to encourage South Dakota ranchers.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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US proposes new safety rules for farm pesticides
Farm workers, children and other people working or living near farm fields would have more protection from hazardous pesticides under changes proposed on Thursday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Friday, February, 21, 2014 - Reuters - News

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BNSF’s ND track violations top 700 over last 8 years
Federal inspectors have issued more than 700 violations to BNSF in the past eight years for defects on its tracks in North Dakota, according to a letter from the Federal Railroad Administration.
Wednesday, February, 19, 2014 - - News

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