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Third-graders learn food comes from farms
Third-grade students from around North Dakota’s Stutsman County learned a little about cow manure and a lot about all aspects of agriculture at the Ag and Youth seminar Jan. 15. The event was held in conjunction with the Winter Ag Expo at the Jamestown Civic Center.
Monday, January, 20, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Grant benefits Mont. potatoes, leads to new website
A new grant will make it easier and more affordable for Montana gardeners to buy disease-free potatoes that got their start in Montana, says Nina Zidack, director of the Montana State University Potato Lab.
Monday, January, 20, 2014 - MSU News Service - News

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ND crash one of country’s biggest oil spills on rails in decades
A fiery train crash last month near Casselton, N.D., caused tank cars to lose more than 400,000 gallons of crude oil, the country’s largest oil spill from a train in decades, according to federal authorities.
Tuesday, January, 14, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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New SD plant prompts field pea discussion
A lot of discussion has swirled in South Dakota this winter about field peas and other pulse crops such as chickpeas and lentils because of the construction of a processing plant near Harrold, S.D. If you are thinking about growing field peas in 2014, Ruth Beck, South Dakota State University Extension agronomy field specialist has some tips to share.
Monday, January, 13, 2014 - - News

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Ag drainage and environmental concerns
For years, conservationists in Minnesota have been concerned about agricultural drainage of Minnesota’s farmlands. Miles upon miles of underground tile have been installed through private lands as a way to remove excess water and improve crop yields. What benefits the farmers, though, has come at a cost to the environment, some say.
Monday, January, 13, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Food prices pose problem for Indian economy
Three months since journeying more than 700 miles from his village in central India to take a job in this bustling city near the capital, New Delhi, Charan is already looking forward to a 10 percent pay rise. He isn’t an engineer or programmer. He hauls bricks and sand at a local construction site for less than $100 a month.
Monday, January, 13, 2014 - Reuters - News

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McGillicuddy speaks on plant nutrition
Plant nutrition is more important than ever to corn farmers who want to raise yields, a prominent agronomist said.
Monday, January, 13, 2014 - Agweek - News

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US wheat threatened by Arctic cold, dryness
Bitter cold temperatures across the U.S. Plains early this week will put some of the dormant hard red winter wheat crop at risk of damage, particularly in drier areas of the region, meteorologists and agronomists said.
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Donations to help SD ranchers hits $3 million, comments and review sought on proposed fertilizer rules and applications for CSP due Jan. 17,
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - Agweek - News

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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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