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House, Senate leaders predict swift passage of farm bill
Leaders of the House and Senate agriculture committees are optimistic that the long-overdue U.S. farm bill will pass, although the House of Representatives vote set for Wednesday could be the more difficult hurdle.
Tuesday, January, 28, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Voice opinions on RFS
I recently picked up a good piece of advice — one that’s worth passing on. “Trust in the Lord, but tie up your horse.” This simple but powerful advice is relevant to the diverse issues of today. Everybody has a “horse” that needs looking after.
Monday, January, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Reasons for optimism after oats' long decline
Oats were once one of the Upper Midwest’s most popular crops. They’ve been overshadowed for years, however, by more profitable crops, particularly corn and soybeans.
Monday, January, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Syngenta risks fresh China corn dispute
Syngenta AG is pressing ahead with U.S. sales of a new corn trait that is not approved in China, fueling concerns of another jarring GMO trade quarrel with the world’s fastest-growing food importer.
Monday, January, 27, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Manage cattle in winter weather
Winter weather conditions have certainly hit with a vengeance this year, not only in South Dakota but in a wide swath of the cattle producing areas of the United States. While we can’t change the weather, there are some things that can be done from a management stand point to improve cattle comfort and reduce the impacts on cattle performance and efficiency during the winter.
Monday, January, 27, 2014 - - News

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VIDEO: R.D. Offutt potato warehouse burns near Perham, Minn.
Fire crews battled a large blaze Tuesday night at an R.D. Offutt Co. potato warehouse near Perham, Minn. Ron Offutt says building, potatoes and equipment were destroyed, but nobody was injured.
Wednesday, January, 22, 2014 - - News

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Drones for farms a challenge, but popular topic at Precision Ag Summit
Topics at this year’s Precision Ag Action Summit in Jamestown, N.D., ranged from Google Glass, a technology for putting a smartphone into eyeglass frames, to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), to the quality and ability to use data, which is becoming so voluminous that it has its own name — big data.
Tuesday, January, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farming difficulty rises a level
Years ago, back in the day, I tried out a new computer strategy game. After playing for an hour or so, I beat the computer and won the game.
Monday, January, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND technology company benefits from family expertise
What do you get when you add Appareo Systems LLC and Amity Technology LLC? Intelligent Agricultural Solutions.
Monday, January, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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SDSU researchers study BVDV, strive to develop new vaccine
Bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) infections are one of the major contributors to bovine respiratory disease (BRD), resulting in losses in U.S. herds estimated at $2 billion per year, according to South Dakota State University professor Chris Chase of the veterinary and biomedical science department.
Monday, January, 20, 2014 - - News

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Minn. agency to review insecticide use
Two Minnesota state agencies are working on ways to make the environment healthier for bees.
Monday, January, 20, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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MSU research yields new technologies
With results that run from rust-resistant wheat to glowing rodent cartilage to super fluorescent fruit flies, researchers at Montana State University have developed new technologies in the areas of biotechnology and agriculture that are patent-pending and available for licensing.
Monday, January, 20, 2014 - - News

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Minn. power plant to run on corn silage and manure
On the far side of Minnesota’s newest renewable power plant lies the heart of a nearly $45 million operation designed to produce an abundant supply of energy. Past a maze of storage tanks, ductwork and pipes in the new
Monday, January, 13, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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China keeps policies to protect farmland
China will stick with policies to maintain food self-sufficiency and protect farmland from urban encroachment, dampening speculation that new reforms would give the market a bigger say in food supply and rural development.
Monday, January, 13, 2014 - - News

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US facing crop marketing challenges for 2014
The 2013 to ’14 crop marketing year is confronting more complications on demand and logistics than in previous years. This has depressed local basis and price levels and has encouraged growers to store grain for later shipping.
Monday, January, 13, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Biofuel standards help small- town Minn.
From opening our first E15 station, to blending higher amounts of biodiesel, to developing processes to make renewable fuel out of new feed stocks, Minnesota is leading the way and driving the next generation of renewable fuels.
Monday, January, 13, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Prioritizing the farm bill in 2014
As we reflect on the highs and lows of 2013, we begin to chart a course for the start of a new year
Monday, January, 13, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Bigger farms, younger farmers
Until a few years ago, Travis Dagman was an architect in the Twin Cities. His wife, Dana, was a facilities manager there. Now they farm about 2,500 acres near Enderlin, N.D. By historical standards, that’s a large farm. By current standards, it’s not.
Monday, January, 13, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND Sens. Hoeven, Heitkamp integral to enforcing changes to school lunch program
School lunch officials now have a little more wiggle room with calories, protein and grain services after the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that temporary changes lobbied for by a group of bipartisan U.S. senators, including sponsor John Hoeven, R-N.D., and co-sponsor Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., are now permanent.
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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The next evolution in agriculture
North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring said the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) could eventually change the way growers approach the business of farming.
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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