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Seed that performs
Throughout each growing season, Bancroft farmer, Steve Weerts, enjoys watching his crops grow and mature. But the real thrill comes after harvest when yield results are in and he can see how his inputs and management practices paid off.
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - - News

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Generating tools for soybean growers
“Soil testing has proven to be a reliable tool to guide fertilizer recommendations. However, growers are looking for additional ways to confirm that soil and fertilizer applications are meeting the nutritional needs of the soybean plant to maximize yield,” says Nathan Mueller, an assistant professor and South Dakota State University Extension agronomist in the Plant Science Department.
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - SDSU College of Agriculture & Biological Sciences - 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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Zero-till group to hold workshop in ND
Zero tillage, once outside the mainstream of Northern Plains agriculture, is now a widely used farming practice.
Thursday, January, 02, 2014 - Agweek - 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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The ripple effect
On Ciro Fusco’s farm in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, police swooped down one recent day and planted a warning sign in his broccoli fields, prohibiting anyone from harvesting or even setting foot on the plot. Dozens of other fields in the area were sequestered in the same way. Decades of toxic waste dumping by the Camorra crime syndicate that dominates the Naples area poisoned wells, authorities have found in recent months, tainting the water that irrigates crops with high levels of lead, arsenic and the industrial solvent tetrachloride.
Monday, December, 30, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Chesapeake Bay water rules could impact the Upper Midwest
Annapolis, Md., is 1,500 miles away from the northern Red River Valley, but Tom Hebert says what goes on there could have big impacts on the future of farming here.
Monday, December, 23, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Atlas hit field insects
While the aftermath of winter storm Atlas is still felt by ranchers, growers of field and forage crops in storm-hit areas of western South Dakota might see an unexpected positive outcome for the coming season when it comes to insect pressure says, Anitha Chirumamilla, South Dakota State University Extension entomology field specialist.
Monday, December, 23, 2013 - - News

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Profits still possible
Crop prices have dropped, but farmers have a realistic chance of making money in 2014, a veteran North Dakota State University Extension Service farm management specialist says.
Monday, December, 23, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Interest in ‘minor’ crops could rise, based on annual NDSU crop budget projections
Crop prices have dropped, but farmers have a realistic chance of making money in 2014, a veteran North Dakota State University Extension Service farm management specialist says.
Friday, December, 20, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Battling herbicide-resistant weeds
For nearly a decade, cotton growers have been battling to save crops from the ravages of glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri).
Monday, December, 16, 2013 - - News

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Monsanto, Novozymes form alliance
Monsanto Co., the world’s largest seed company, says that a deal with Danish company Novozymes to form a long-term research and development alliance should accelerate the release of microbial-based products designed to improve crop production.
Monday, December, 16, 2013 - Reuters - News

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Sustainability essential to farmers
Farmers and ranchers across the U.S. constantly are working to improve how we farm to ensure a sustainable industry.
Monday, December, 16, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Lower crop prices spur interest in precision ag
When Gregg Carlson served in the U.S. Rangers in the early 1970s, he used the first-generation GPS system. Carlson was so impressed with the technology that he’s spent much of his post-military career educating farmers about the benefits of GPS and other precision ag tools.
Monday, December, 16, 2013 - Agweek - News

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SD NRCS leads region in wetland determination backlog
The Natural Resources Conservation Service currently has more backlogged wetland determination requests in South Dakota than any other state in the Midwest.
Monday, December, 09, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Montana Salinity Control Association studies water in oil country wells
The Montana Salinity Control Association will be involved in a multi-agency state project to determine baseline water quality in oil country.
Monday, December, 09, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Mont. team tackles saline seep pollution
Farmers west of the Missouri River should be on the watch for saline seep problems, especially with increased rainfall and changes associated with the decline of the Conservation Reserve Program.
Monday, December, 09, 2013 - Agweek - News

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WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek
The Dec. 9 issue of Agweek will delve into saline seep problems and cover the American Crystal Sugar annual meeting., as well as a few local events.
Thursday, December, 05, 2013 - - News

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Farm Credit and Minnesota Farm Bureau donate to South Dakota rancher relief effort and raw milk rules will take effect on Dec. 11.
Monday, December, 02, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Why Minnesota needs a farm bill now
A food, farm and jobs bill will help everyone.
Monday, December, 02, 2013 - Agweek - News

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