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Practical, provocative
Today’s theme is energy. That’s what Dwayne Beck says, explaining that “journalists want a theme,” as he greets the latest scribe to his Dakota Lakes Research Farm in Pierre, S.D. In fact, for several months, Beck has said his goal is to make the research farm “fossil-fuel neutral” — by 2026.
Monday, August, 26, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Central Minn. crops look good
Minnesota corn is 61 percent in good to excellent condition, and the state’s soybeans are 63 percent in the two best condition categories, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Monday, August, 19, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Corn needs heat, rain
Upper Midwest corn farmers will be watching both the thermometer and the rain gauge in the next few weeks. Their crop needs plenty of heat and moisture, and the region is coming up short on both.
Monday, August, 19, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Harvest finally kicks off
Farmers in North Dakota and northwest Minnesota have started harvesting barley. So far, yields are mixed.
Monday, August, 19, 2013 - Agweek - News

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A stark difference
The National Agricultural Statistics Service says crops are behind in the region. Nowhere is the difference between 2013 and 2012 more stark than in southern South Dakota.
Monday, August, 12, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Why don’t US farmers believe in climate change?
If there’s one thing U.S. farmers can count on, it’s bad weather, and perhaps as a result, many of them don’t think humanity is to blame for the long-term shifts in weather patterns known as climate change.
Monday, August, 12, 2013 - - Opinion

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Spindly plant could produce biodiesel
Scientists are experimenting with camelina as a potential source of biodiesel.
Monday, August, 12, 2013 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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SHARE Farm
North Dakota State University is launching a multi-year study that will show how soil salinity and sodicity can be managed under commercial-scale farming methods.
Monday, August, 12, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Identify the enemy
Damage from soybean cyst nematode is beginning to show up in area fields — and farmers should pay attention, says Sam Markell, a North Dakota State University Extension Service plant pathologist who is responsible for disease management information on broadleaf crops, including soybeans.
Monday, August, 12, 2013 - Agweek - News

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The man from Moccasin, Mont.
Bing Von Bergen, a Montana wheat farmer, is leading the National Association of Wheat Growers as president in 2013. It's been an eventful year.
Monday, August, 05, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Soy limbo
Some farmers in the region are seeing stunting of soybeans, possibly because of carryover from 2012 corn production and lack of needed rain.
Monday, August, 05, 2013 - Agweek - News

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A new path for SD farmers
It’s not just a crop of field peas ripening in the sun on Harlan Smith’s farmland near Harrold, S.D., on a hot day in mid-July. It’s also a whole new way of thinking about agriculture.
Monday, July, 29, 2013 - Pierre (S.D.) Capital Journal - News

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Grass and beef
The ultimate goal of any cattle operation is to maintain or improve soil quality. Seldom would one see a cow-calf operation that does not involve an extensive outlay of land. This combination of having an active living system of cattle, grass and soil is core to our continued existence.
Monday, July, 29, 2013 - North Dakota State University Extension Service - News

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Annual wheat tour finds improvement in crop
The Wheat Council's annual wheat tour saw a beautiful, essentially disease-free crop on its 472 stops in North Dakota, northern South Dakota and northwest Minnesota.
Thursday, July, 25, 2013 - Agweek - News

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BeefTalk: Grass and beef
Grass and beef. Or should one say soil and beef because grass is a product of the soil?
Wednesday, July, 24, 2013 - NDSU Extension Service - News

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Robots can revolutionize farming
On a windy morning in California’s Salinas Valley, a tractor pulled a wheeled, metal contraption over rows of budding iceberg lettuce plants.
Monday, July, 22, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Conversion of CRP
When the Conservation Reserve Program was initially launched in the 1985 farm bill, its goals were primarily soil erosion control and improved water quality. Over time, the program has created an unprecedented positive impact on habitat for many game and nongame species in South Dakota, explains Pete Bauman, South Dakota State University Extension range field specialist.
Monday, July, 22, 2013 - - News

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Water, water everywhere
The human body is composed of roughly 70 percent water. The Earth also is composed of 70 percent water. Thinking more deeply into this, these two systems have much more in common than their water component.
Monday, July, 22, 2013 - Agweek - Opinion

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A new crop of farmers
A new generation of the O'Toole family of Crystal, N.D., is preparing to enter the family farming operation.
Monday, July, 22, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Anthrax confirmed in SD for first time
Anthrax has been confirmed in South Dakota livestock for the first time this year. State veterinarian Dustin Oedekoven confirmed Wednesday in a news release that a 4-month-old calf died in a small herd of unvaccinated cattle in Turner County.
Thursday, July, 18, 2013 - - News

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