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Some Minn. farmers lack required irrigation permits
Crop irrigation has boomed in Minnesota in the past few years, increasing land values and raising yields for corn, soybeans and other crops. But hundreds of Minnesota farmers appear to be irrigating cropland without the state permits required to use large volumes of public water.
Monday, April, 14, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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ND auctioneer travels region with signature chant
The auctioneer chant is nothing short of an art form, pulling in the casual passerby and luring dedicated followers to each event. Scott Schuster’s chant is a familiar one in the Grand Forks, N.D., area and well-known to his supporters who follow his company’s signature Schuster Auctioneering truck to any number of his auctions every year.
Monday, April, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Caution in manure placement could reduce PEDv
BROOKINGS, S.D. — The presence of the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) in the region requires producers, manure haulers and landowners to work together to reduce the risk of disease spread during the manure application season, explains Erin Cortus, assistant professor and South Dakota State University Extension environmental quality engineer.
Monday, April, 14, 2014 - - News

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Farmers want remediation procedures for damaged cropland
MINOT, N.D. — Darwin Peterson is the third member of what he hopes will become a fifth-generation farm. But the Bottineau County, N.D., man worries about the quality of land he’ll be able to pass on to his grandson after it was damaged by saltwater, a byproduct of oil development, when a pipeline ruptured in 2011.
Monday, April, 14, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Equine Herpesvirus identified in US
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Cases of Equine Herpesvirus (EHV) have been identified across the U.S. It is imperative that horse owners recognize the clinical signs of EHV, and understand how it is transmitted and how to prevent it.
Monday, April, 14, 2014 - - News

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Fargo-Moorhead diversion leaders move forward on contested ring dike
Farmers and others oppose the $1.8 billion flood protection project on the grounds that it will damage surrounding land, and crop insurance options for those farmers who would be unable to plant are uncertain.
Friday, April, 11, 2014 - - News

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McCarthy: RFS will reflect most recent data
The volumetric requirements for the Renewable Fuel Standard will be different from those at the proposed levels, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said April 7.
Thursday, April, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND landowners say protections ‘failing miserably’
Darwin Peterson is the third member of what he hopes is a fifth-generation farm. But the Bottineau County, N.D., man worries about the quality of land he’ll be able to pass on to his grandson after it was damaged by saltwater, a byproduct of oil development, when a pipeline ruptured in 2011.
Wednesday, April, 09, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Unchecked irrigation threatens Minn. groundwater
Crop irrigation has boomed in Minnesota in the past few years, increasing land values and raising yields for corn, soybeans and other crops. But hundreds of Minnesota farmers appear to be irrigating cropland without the state permits required to use large volumes of public water.
Tuesday, April, 08, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Spring planting goes on amid snow at Northland farm
At Hoffbauer Farm in Minnesota’s Midway Township, you’ll find 3 feet snow over most of the place. Where there isn’t snow, there are 3 inches of squishy mud that is pushing slick ice and pooling against snowpiles towering over your head.
Tuesday, April, 08, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Blizzard wallops region during calving season
FARGO, N.D. — A blizzard blew through the region on March 30 and 31, dumping and drifting about a foot of heavy snow from southeast Montana into eastern North Dakota and northwest Minnesota, putting cattle producers on alert but creating no immediate, catastrophic losses.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Manure on frozen ground leads to economic loss
ST. PAUL — Application of manure on frozen ground almost guarantees economic loss on the value of manure while also potentially harming the environment. Phosphorus and nitrogen in manure can have negative effects in the environment when in excess.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - - News

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Soil erosion evident by black snow
BROOKINGS, S.D. — According to Anthony Bly, South Dakota State University Extension soils field specialist, there is more soil on top of the melting snow drifts this year than in previous years.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - - News

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Planting awaits in cooler-than-normal spring
MITCHELL, S.D. — Craig Stehly is running out of winter farming jobs. Stehly, of rural Mitchell, S.D., is anxiously waiting for spring planting to start, but there’s been one major factor that is pushing that back later than usual — the cold weather.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Conservation amendment raises too many red flags
North Dakotans for Common Sense Conservation is a broad-based coalition of more than 25 agriculture, business, industry and government organizations that have joined forces to oppose the Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks Amendment, which would spend too much money with too little flexibility.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND ag commissioner Goehring survives GOP endorsement challenge
North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring survived a hard-fought challenge from Warwick nurse and rancher Judy Estenson for the Republican Party’s endorsement on Sunday at the GOP State Convention in Minot.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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CHS delays anticipated announcement about construction of ND nitrogen fertilizer plant
An anticipated announcement on the proposed CHS Inc. nitrogen fertilizer plant in Spiritwood, N.D., was delayed by the company Tuesday. Annette Degnan, marketing communications director for CHS, said “significantly higher than expected construction and labor cost estimates,” were prompting further review of the project.
Wednesday, April, 02, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Many ranchers were ready for March blizzard
Ranchers in the area say they were mostly prepared for the blizzard that swept through cattle country starting March 30. They say the storm was no comparison to the October blizzard that killed more than 40,000 animals.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - - News

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US hog data to hit futures prices but virus fears continue
New data showing the U.S. hog herd is shrinking less quickly than feared is small comfort to farmers as their piglets fall victim to a fast-moving virus that has ravaged the country’s arable heartland with no cure or containment yet in sight.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Insurance group offers diversion help
FARGO, N.D. — A Billings, Mont., crop insurance consulting company has come up with a list of ways the Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Authority might mitigate agricultural losses.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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