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Minn. ‘corn rescue’ sends tons of produce to food banks
More than a million pounds of Minnesota sweet corn is expected to feed hungry people across the nation this fall, the result of an effort by hunger relief groups and food companies to capture corn that would otherwise go to waste.
Friday, September, 27, 2013 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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State officials are optimistic an inspection later this month will show that upgrades and conservation measures are helping fix water quality issues at the John Morrell meat processing plant in Sioux Falls, and apple growers in Minn. say they’re looking forward to an exceptional harvest.
Monday, September, 23, 2013 - Agweek Wire Reports - News

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My 3 sons
Steve Tibbetts is a happy man at Beefland Inc., although its heritage name only begins to describe the scope of the ranch and farm.
Monday, September, 23, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Dozens of animals rescued from Minn. farm
Authorities have seized more than 100 horses, dogs, chickens and ducks from a farm in east-central Minnesota.
Thursday, September, 19, 2013 - - News

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Commodity prices down
Although many areas in South Dakota are still suffering from the effects of last year’s drought and are in need of more rain, overall conditions are much better than last year and that has impacted the markets, says Darrell R. Mark, adjunct professor of economics South Dakota State University.
Monday, September, 16, 2013 - - News

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Farms seek high-tech help
Ted Batkin knows there might not be enough workers this year to pick California’s signature orange crop because an ongoing shortage of migrant farm laborers.
Monday, September, 16, 2013 - San Francisco Chronicle - News

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Be skeptical of 'peak ag'
A few years ago, midway through the growing season, I asked a veteran farmer about his crops. He said his immediate area was dry and some of his fields were deteriorating.
Monday, September, 16, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Farm on the grow
As a boy, Mark Boen built bluebird houses and placed them across his family’s dairy farm. The number of bluebirds on the farm soared. Today, decades later, Boen and his wife, Diane, operate Bluebird Gardens on the site of that dairy farm.
Monday, September, 16, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Transforming farming
A Montana State University professor has been tapped to join a research effort to give farmers the ability to boost productivity while using less fossil fuel-dependent industrial fertilizer.
Monday, September, 09, 2013 - MSU News Service - News

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Sharing the risks of biomass crops
Farmers who grow corn and soybeans can take advantage of government price support programs and crop insurance, but similar programs are not available for those who grow biomass crops such as Miscanthus.
Monday, September, 09, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Making a 'premium' calf
There are six steps to placing premium calves that excel on the market: superior genetics, sound management, preconditioning, tag identification and certification, and a good marketing strategy.
Monday, September, 09, 2013 - Agweek - News

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American Crystal gets another federal loan
American Crystal Sugar Co. of Moorhead, Minn., has taken out a U.S. Department of Agriculture loan on $71.2 million of sugar, in a move that effectively doubles its potential for forfeitures at the end of the federal fiscal year, Sept. 30.
Monday, September, 09, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Bison Relocated
About 150 people gathered Aug. 22 to watch as 34 genetically pure bison from Yellowstone National Park were released on the reservation about 16 miles south of Fort Belknap.
Tuesday, September, 03, 2013 - Great Falls (Mont.) Tribune - News

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Minn. farmers tackle challenges
When I was growing up, I heard a story about how the legendary University of Minnesota football coach Bernie Bierman recruited big, strong players for his national championship teams.
Tuesday, September, 03, 2013 - Agweek - Opinion

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Let her eat cake
In an April column I mentioned I’d sung in First Lutheran Church choir in Worthington, Minn., when I was starting my journalism career. Agweek reader Jane Lukens of Aneta, N.D., saw this column and wondered if I remembered her aunt, Iris Westman, who had grown up in Aneta and sang in that same choir. Iris remembered me.
Tuesday, September, 03, 2013 - Agweek - Opinion

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A new apple
The B-51 apple out of Ocheda Orchard south of Worthington will soon get a trademarked name by a Washington state-based fruit cooperative that has purchased the rights to the hybrid.
Tuesday, September, 03, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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Pulling double duty
Justin Flaten farms in Highwood — an accomplishment made more notable because he started farming from scratch, without help from a family member. Almost everyone familiar with modern production agriculture agrees that getting started in farming is extremely difficult without help.
Tuesday, September, 03, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Cooling strategies for dairy cows
Temperatures like these, when combined with relative humidity will result in high temperature humidity indexes which are going to affect beef and dairy cattle, said Alvaro Garcia South Dakota State University Extension dairy specialist.
Tuesday, August, 27, 2013 - - News

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Maze grows politics
A New Jersey farmer has cut the faces of Republican Gov. Chris Christie and his Democratic challenger into a corn maze to highlight the state’s gubernatorial election.
Monday, August, 26, 2013 - - News

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African farmers visit ND, Minn.
A dozen African farmers and business owners recently met with farm equipment suppliers in Fargo, N.D., to study technology that would help them produce more soybeans and corn.
Monday, August, 26, 2013 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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