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RRV farmers are busy planting
The last week of May involved a race with the calendar as farmers finally saw a run of fit conditions for planting corn and other crops. Tiling, fertilizer application and seeding were under way heavily in the north-central Red River Valley when Agweek visited on May 27.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Veteran crop sprayer says aerial industry important
It’s early afternoon on a picture-postcard day in late May, a rarity in a wet, drizzly spring. Tim “Toby” McPherson is anxious to climb into his spray plane and take advantage of the perfect conditions.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Foreign industry key for DDGS
BROOKINGS, S.D. — The U.S. Grains Council recently sponsored a Colombian delegation to visit South Dakota State University to engage with dairy specialists.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - - News

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Study: ND fertilizer plants would enjoy cost advantages
A new study says North Dakota would enjoy some major advantages if it were to produce fertilizer, which could happen as early as 2017 at a proposed plant near Grand Forks.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Brazil food companies to push suppliers into emissions reporting
Large Brazilian food companies, looking to avoid environmental-based restrictions from foreign buyers, have joined organizations active in climate programs to develop tools to better measure greenhouse gases emitted by themselves and their suppliers.
Thursday, May, 29, 2014 - Reuters - News

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WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek
This week, Agweek Editor Lisa Gibson provides a glimpse into the June 2 issue, including the cover package about crop spraying, its challenges and benefits during cool, wet springs. The issue also will include news about research into the ag potential of unmanned aerial systems, the current soil temperature scenario and more.
Thursday, May, 29, 2014 - - News

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Australia risks organic export growth as it struggles to coexist with GMO
A landmark GMO contamination ruling in Australia could possibly usher in lower organic farming standards, ending the country’s world-leading premium niche and threaten organic exports in an industry set to double in size by 2018.
Thursday, May, 29, 2014 - Reuters - News

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US salmonella outbreak widens, 574 sick
Another 50 people have suffered salmonella poisoning linked to Foster Farms chicken, bringing the total to 574 cases in the U.S. since March 2013, health officials said on Tuesday.
Wednesday, May, 28, 2014 - - News

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Deadly pig virus re-infects US farm, fuels supply fears
An Indiana farm has become the first to confirm publicly it suffered a second outbreak of a deadly pig virus, fueling concerns that a disease that has wiped out 10 percent of the U.S. hog population will be harder to contain than producers and veterinarians expected.
Wednesday, May, 28, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Nonprofit group helps Larimore, N.D., farmer diagnosed with leukemia
Robert Stover, 61, has farmed all his life in the Larimore, N.D., area but this year has proven to be one of the most difficult. A soggy spring delaying planting is the least of his worries. Stover is battling chronic lymphocytic leukemia — a type of cancer that results in an overproduction of white blood cells. The extra cells crowd out healthy ones in Stover’s blood and bone marrow.
Wednesday, May, 28, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Sodden spring spells uncertainty for Minn. crop prices
Minnesota farmers might be looking at a financial squeeze this year. The wet spring has eliminated drought in much of the Corn Belt, suggesting a big crop could be on the way. That’s helping drive down prices below the breakeven level for a lot of producers.
Wednesday, May, 28, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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No winner in sugar trade war
I talked once with a guy, an American, shortly after he returned from vacation in Mexico. He told of how he’d wanted to eat “authentic” Mexican food, not “tourist” food. So he walked past two restaurants filled with tourists eating fried chicken; no “tourist” food for him. Finally, he found a restaurant serving local residents and ate “authentic” food with them. “Well, what did you have?” I asked. He hesitated an instant (he’d clearly told the story before; his timing was perfect) and said, “Fried chicken.”
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Conservation amendment would benefit farmers
I am saddened that less than six months into his new job as North Dakota Farmers Union president, Mark Watne has damaged his credibility and sullied the reputation of North Dakota’s most prestigious farm organization.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farmers pushing to finish planting
The slow planting pace this spring was obvious on a recent Agweek swing through North Dakota’s Traill and Steele counties, much of which are on the edge of Lake Agassiz.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farm groups informed about wildlife amendment
I was saddened to read a recent letter that claimed farm and ranch groups oppose the Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks Amendment because they are misinformed. On the contrary, they actively oppose it because they see with crystal clarity what will happen if this measure becomes part of our state’s constitution.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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RMA denies planting deadline requests
FARGO, N.D. — With a wet, late planting season, farmers are approaching planting deadlines for full crop insurance compensation on various crops.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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BNSF single cars still slow
FARGO, N.D. - Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway is reporting some improvement on delays in agricultural shipments on unit trains and mixed results on single cars.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Conference addresses ag opportunities
FARGO, N.D. — Fascinating opportunities to provide biobased industrial products exist, but they probably will need to provide price, utility and environmental benefits, especially if they want to compete at a premium to petrochemical substitutes.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Seeding falling behind
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Seeding is falling behind in eastern Saskatchewan and western Manitoba. The ground is wet and temperatures are still cool. Alberta is better.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Family steps up after death of sheep industry giant
Dion Van Well towered over the sheep industry in the Upper Midwest like few do. He was dubbed the “Lion of the Lambs,” in a 2009 Agweek story, and his family vows to continue his legacy. Van Well, 47, died in his sleep of heart failure on Jan. 5 while on a pheasant hunting trip with buddies near Hoven, S.D.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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