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Russia considers softening food import ban; U.S. soybean plantings expected to hit record; Minnesota needs to address gray wolf threat; USDA: SNAP participation down in December; and Bird flu found at Dutch farm; birds destroyed.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - - News

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Elevators scale back on building rail terminals
PARKSTON, S.D. — Dakota Plains Ag Center LLC’s flagship elevator near Parkston, S.D., is one of the largest inland grain terminal customers of the BNSF Railway in South Dakota, and is in one of the few hotspot regions for shuttle elevator growth.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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US may impose tougher curbs to contain bird flu in Arkansas
CHICAGO - U.S. authorities are considering imposing tougher restrictions in Arkansas to contain a virulent strain of avian flu in the heart of America's poultry region in a bid to minimize international trade disruptions and contain the virus.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Minnesota ag economist shares results of farm bill choices analysis
A new analysis of 76 Minnesota sample farms doesn’t provide much help in deciding whether farmers in the state should reallocate their base acres under the new farm bill, an agricultural economist says.
Friday, March, 13, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Dayton challenges farmers to support buffer plan
Laying the blame for many of the state’s polluted waters squarely at the feet of agriculture, Gov. Mark Dayton March 12 asked Minnesota farmers to “look into their souls” and support his proposal to buffer nearly every water in the state from row crops and their associated runoff.
Friday, March, 13, 2015 - St. Paul Pioneer Press - News

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Improving soil health might require more use of cover crops
Farming practices haven’t been kind to the agricultural landscape since farmers first began tilling up the prairie soils of southwest Minnesota more than a century ago.
Friday, March, 13, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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‘Aggressive’ Minn. plan aims to separate crops from waterways
Many farmers have long endorsed the practice of planting buffer zones to separate farm fields from waterways. But now that Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and legislators from both parties are pushing a bill to require buffers, some farm groups are objecting.
Thursday, March, 12, 2015 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Farmers, firefighters in RRV not yet concerned about drought possibility
The past six months have been the second-driest of that time period in the Red River Valley since the 1800s, according to a National Weather Service meteorologist in Grand Forks, N.D.
Thursday, March, 12, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Titan Machinery reducing workforce by 14 percent; three dealerships to close
Titan Machinery, which has its headquarters in West Fargo, is closing three of its stores and reducing its workforce by 14 percent in response to declining agricultural revenues and other pressures.
Thursday, March, 12, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Bird flu threatens US exports
CHICAGO - A case of bird flu confirmed Wednesday in the heart of America's poultry region, is certain to mean more export restrictions, increasing U.S. supply and likely forcing the world's biggest poultry companies to trim prices.
Thursday, March, 12, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Weather Talk: Worries of drought probably premature
After planting, crops will need rainfall to germinate. But a timely rain or two will get regional growers through. By summer, the effects a continued lack of rain will depend on the temperatures. If it is hot, evaporation rates will be greater and crops will need more rain. If it is cool, crops can get by with less.
Thursday, March, 12, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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USDA: Highly pathogenic bird flu detected in Arkansas turkey flock
The U.S. Department of Agriculture on March 11 confirmed the discovery of highly pathogenic avian influenza in a commercial turkey flock in Arkansas, the third-largest U.S. turkey producer and home to Tyson Foods Inc., the nation’s biggest chicken company.
Wednesday, March, 11, 2015 - - News

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CHS project issues remain: Water supply and construction plan still under review for fertilizer plant
CHS officials hope to see construction begin this summer on its planned $3 billion nitrogen fertilizer plant Spiritwood, N.D., according to Brian Schouvieller, senior vice president, ag business, for CHS.
Wednesday, March, 11, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Minnesota Corn Growers Association accepting applications for Student Agvocate program
The Minnesota Corn Growers Association is accepting applications for its 2015-16 Student Agvocate program. Successful applicants will receive a $3,000 scholarship and hands-on leadership experience working with agriculture professionals on behalf of Minnesota’s corn farmers.
Tuesday, March, 10, 2015 - - News

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Canada implements new poultry restrictions
Canada has placed new restrictions on raw poultry and poultry products that can be brought into the country from five states, including Minnesota. According to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, travelers into Canada can’t bring with them raw poultry, raw poultry products and byproducts, including eggs and raw pet foods, sourced, processed or packaged from Minnesota, California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.
Monday, March, 09, 2015 - - News

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Officials hopeful avian flu virus in Minnesota will be contained
Veterinarians and state health officials are keeping a close watch for any new outbreaks of a deadly avian flu virus that struck a Pope County, Minn., turkey farm in late February.
Monday, March, 09, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Minnesota businessman wants more wheat straw versatility
Companies weren’t hiring when Brian Dohrn was finishing college in 2009. So he started a company of his own.
Monday, March, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Anderson Seed failure led to new legal tools
PIERRE, S.D. — Chris Nelson, chairman of the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission, says two new state laws provide better tools to properly oversee the grain buying and grain warehouse industry.
Monday, March, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Decision time nears on murky farm bill safety-net options
Jason Mewes has done his homework. He’s collected statistics, made assumptions, performed calculations and come to a few conclusions. Now, he’s getting ready to visit his county Farm Service Agency office to sign up for key safety-net options in the new federal farm bill.
Monday, March, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Feel that? It’s above freezing outside
After a bitterly cold February, the temperatures in the region will feel downright balmy over the next week.
Friday, March, 06, 2015 - Agweek - News

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