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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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Rail issues hamper ag business
Elevator operators are perennial critics of railroad service for hauling grain, but many say delays are worse than ever this winter.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - - News

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Unmanned aerial systems could become ag's next best bet
The Federal Aviation Administration’s much-anticipated Dec. 30 announcement that Grand Forks, N.D., had been selected as a test site for unmanned aerial systems (UAS) left those working in and around the industry flying high.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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ND ag commissioner says he would run in primary if he doesn’t get GOP endorsement
Doug Goehring, who faces a challenger for the Republican endorsement to keep his job as North Dakota’s agriculture commissioner, will run for the GOP nomination in a primary if necessary.
Thursday, February, 13, 2014 - - News

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BNSF promises help in railroad delay issues
Elevator operators are perennial critics of railroad service for hauling grain, but many say delays are worse than ever in the winter of 2013/2014.
Wednesday, February, 12, 2014 - - News

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Raising wages won't hurt business
Union workers at the Tyson Fresh Meats plant in Dakota City, Neb., will be getting raises. Members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 222 voted to accept the deal under a new five-year contract that covers more than 3,500 workers.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Black Hills sheep show leads in dog trials, shearing
Sheep-related shows are becoming more important at the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo in Rapid City, S.D. Events this year included working dog trials, sheep shearing, “mutton-bustin’” riding events for kids and wool spinning.
Friday, February, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND Farm Bureau says it's 'lost confidence' in ag commissioner, backs challenger
The North Dakota Farm Bureau is supporting a challenger for the Republican endorsement for state agriculture commissioner, saying Feb. 4 it has lost confidence in incumbent Commissioner Doug Goehring — one day after Goehring emailed supporters defending his record and explaining a “politically incorrect” statement he made to his staff.
Wednesday, February, 05, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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