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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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AGCO signs Minn. lease
After finalizing a three-year lease agreement with Ferrara Candy Co., AGCO Jackson Operations and its logistics company, G&D, has hired seven new full-time positions as it begins to use the warehouse and load-out areas of the former candy packaging facility in Round Lake, Minn.
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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China: land too polluted to farm
About 3.33 million hectares (8 million acres) of China’s farmland is too polluted to grow crops, a government official says, highlighting the risk facing agriculture after three decades of rapid industrial growth.
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - - News

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The next big thing
Fertilizer makers are boosting output of branded niche products, drawing from the playbook of plastics producers, just as the volatile crop nutrient industry endures its worst slump since the recession.
Monday, December, 30, 2013 - Reuters - News

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ND develops honeybee protection plan
North Dakota, which has long led the nation in honey production, has developed guidelines for farmers, ranchers, landowners and beekeepers to better protect honeybees and help reverse the effects of a mysterious disorder that has vastly eroded the insects’ population in recent years.
Monday, December, 30, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Fonterra challenged in China’s market
Milk powder buyers in China are starting to cut their reliance on New Zealand’s Fonterra, opening the way for U.S. and European firms to break the dairy giant’s grip on an infant milk formula market set to double to $25 billion by 2017.
Monday, December, 30, 2013 - Reuters - News

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Let it snow
For 2013, the winter weather has left many livestock owners wondering if they ever will get caught up. With crops finally harvested and forages delivered to the feed yard, the last tune many livestock producers may be humming is one you often hear entertainers Dean Martin or Frank Sinatra singing this time of year: “Let It Snow!”
Monday, December, 30, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Demand attention rural Northland
Rural Minnesota is in trouble. Young people are fleeing the farms and forests of the Gopher State, and the residents left there are aging. And they’re dying. While populations decline in the outstate, the Twin Cities area, especially the suburbs, booms.
Monday, December, 30, 2013 - Agweek - News

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