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Propane crisis becomes hot topic
Minnesotans living in a quarter-million rural homes depend on propane for heat, but soaring prices and shortages that experts predict will get worse are sending chills down their backs.
Tuesday, January, 28, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Failure to seize horses ends in botched rescue
The planned rescue of up to 40 reportedly malnourished horses Saturday from a Kathryn, N.D., ranch was thwarted when the horses’ owner apparently sold the animals before deputies could seize them and turn them over for adoption.
Monday, January, 27, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Propane shortage still affecting farms
A recent spike in propane fuel costs has put the hurt on the region’s farmers who are heating their homes and looking ahead to some residual grain drying costs in the spring. Drew Combs is vice president for the propane business unit at CHS Inc. of Inver Grove Heights, Minn. CHS works with an organization that supplies a large amount of propane to the North Dakota market with supplies historically coming from Cochin Pipeline at Carrington and other North Dakota sources.
Monday, January, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Pests threaten biofuel crops
I love the winter (or at least parts of it). Reading books, watching movies, playing games, sitting by the fire. The general pace of life slows down and gives time for reflection on the past year and planning for the future.
Monday, January, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Agrochemical companies sue to block Hawaii GMO law
Three of the world’s largest agrochemical companies have filed a lawsuit in Hawaii to block a law enacted on the island of Kauai in November to limit the planting of biotech crops and the use of pesticides.
Monday, January, 20, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Energae receivership hearing scheduled Jan. 29
Energae LP of Clear Lake, Iowa, is waiting on a hearing scheduled for Jan. 29 and 30 in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, in Mason City — a second effort to place the green energy company into receivership.
Monday, January, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Grant benefits Mont. potatoes, leads to new website
A new grant will make it easier and more affordable for Montana gardeners to buy disease-free potatoes that got their start in Montana, says Nina Zidack, director of the Montana State University Potato Lab.
Monday, January, 20, 2014 - MSU News Service - News

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Lakota, N.D., farmer sentenced to 3 years in cattle theft, terrorizing case
Lakota, N.D., farmer Rodney Brossart was sentenced today to three years in prison, with all but six months suspended during two years of supervised probation.
Tuesday, January, 14, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Flax takes a tumble
Fundamentals on flax aren’t bad. Production in 2013 was up sharply on higher plantings and fabulous yields — from less than 500,000 metric tons to more than 700,000, but total supplies only increased from 640,000 to 788,000 metric tons on a small carry-in.
Monday, January, 13, 2014 - - News

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US swine industry faces critical issue
Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) virus continues to be a very critical health issue for the U.S. swine industry. According to Bob Thaler, South Dakota State University Extension swine specialist, some estimates show as many as 3 million pigs were lost to PED in 2013.
Monday, January, 13, 2014 - - News

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Ag drainage and environmental concerns
For years, conservationists in Minnesota have been concerned about agricultural drainage of Minnesota’s farmlands. Miles upon miles of underground tile have been installed through private lands as a way to remove excess water and improve crop yields. What benefits the farmers, though, has come at a cost to the environment, some say.
Monday, January, 13, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Food prices pose problem for Indian economy
Three months since journeying more than 700 miles from his village in central India to take a job in this bustling city near the capital, New Delhi, Charan is already looking forward to a 10 percent pay rise. He isn’t an engineer or programmer. He hauls bricks and sand at a local construction site for less than $100 a month.
Monday, January, 13, 2014 - Reuters - 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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Calves that create fervid gusto are good
Buying bulls means buying a good bull with structure, fertility and the desired traits that correspond to a market driven to buy the offspring with fervid gusto.
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Building biodiesel markets
With Minnesota preparing to switch to a higher biodiesel mandate, soybean industry officials in the state recently visited New York to learn more about biodiesel use there.
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Working with the hive
In the relatively invisible world of commercial honey producers, David Moreland is a newcomer and a rarity — a Californian almond grower who started his own apiary to pollinate his crops, as well as a research company to study colony collapse disorder.
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Investigators of ND train collision find derailment point, broken axle
Investigators of a North Dakota train collision and fire near Casselton, N.D., have determined the point of the derailment and say a broken axle will be studied to determine if it played a role.
Thursday, January, 02, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Train car fire prompts evacuation of ND town
Officials urged people in Casselton, N.D., and the surrounding area to evacuate their homes as they dealt with the fallout from a massive fire when two trains collided Monday.
Tuesday, December, 31, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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Tech startups create virtual farmers markets
Sara Pasquinelli doesn’t shop at the grocery store much anymore. The busy mother of two young boys buys nearly all her food from a new online service that delivers to her front door — but it doesn’t bring just any food.
Monday, December, 30, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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