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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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US facing crop marketing challenges for 2014
The 2013 to ’14 crop marketing year is confronting more complications on demand and logistics than in previous years. This has depressed local basis and price levels and has encouraged growers to store grain for later shipping.
Monday, January, 13, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Prioritizing the farm bill in 2014
As we reflect on the highs and lows of 2013, we begin to chart a course for the start of a new year
Monday, January, 13, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Supply squeeze pushes US ‘choice’ beef price to new high
The price of choice-grade U.S. beef at wholesale set a new record on Thursday as already tight supplies were further squeezed by harsh weather that reduced the number of cattle that came to market in parts of the country, analysts said.
Friday, January, 10, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Rains help Argentine crops after drought that hit corn yields
Argentina’s dry, hot December, which caused yield damage to the country’s budding 2013-2014 corn crop, has given way to a wet January and forecasts of a wet February that should ensure a healthy soy harvest, experts said on Thursday.
Friday, January, 10, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Devils Lake elevator will be rebuilt; fire likely caused by spontaneous combustion
Spontaneous combustion is the likely cause of a fire earlier this week that destroyed a Dakota Dry Bean elevator in Devils Lake.
Thursday, January, 09, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Brutal cold slows US farming and meat business
The coldest weather to hit the central United States in two decades disrupted grain and livestock shipments throughout the nation’s farm belt on Monday, curbed meat production at several packing plants and threatened to damage the dormant wheat crop.
Tuesday, January, 07, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Minn. grain elevator addition stalled by dust, noise, traffic concerns
A proposed $2.3 million grain elevator expansion project in Hallock, Minn., has been stalled and ultimately might be dumped over a controversy involving dust, noise, traffic — and a tiny park.
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Working with the hive
In the relatively invisible world of commercial honey producers, David Moreland is a newcomer and a rarity — a Californian almond grower who started his own apiary to pollinate his crops, as well as a research company to study colony collapse disorder.
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Lost hooves, dead cattle before Merck halted Zilmax sales
The U.S. beef industry’s dependence on the muscle-building drug Zilmax began unraveling on a sweltering summer day, in the dusty cattle pens outside a Tyson Foods Inc. slaughterhouse in southeast Washington state.
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Collaboration brings new equipment
When plant scientist Peter Sexton needed a new row-crop planter at the Beresford, S.D., research farm, he looked to the future — in terms of equipment and networking.
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - SDSU Agricultural Experiment Station - News

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Rail cars ablaze after ND train derailment, collision
As many as a dozen oil tank cars burst into flames in eastern North Dakota on Monday after a collision with another train, state officials said, the latest in a string of incidents that have raised alarms over growing oil-rail traffic.
Monday, December, 30, 2013 - - 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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ND develops honeybee protection plan
North Dakota, which has long led the nation in honey production, has developed guidelines for farmers, ranchers, landowners and beekeepers to better protect honeybees and help reverse the effects of a mysterious disorder that has vastly eroded the insects’ population in recent years.
Monday, December, 30, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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FDA to make food safety rules more farmer-friendly
The Food and Drug Administration says it will revise sweeping new food safety rules proposed earlier this year after farmers complained the rules could hurt business.
Monday, December, 30, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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2013: Weather and crop prices are top stories in regional ag
Weather, crop prices and events in Washington, D.C., dominated Upper Midwest agriculture in 2013.
Monday, December, 30, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Ag is most promising market for drones
Idaho farmer Robert Blair isn’t waiting around for federal aviation officials to work out rules for drones. He and a friend built their own, outfitting it with cameras and using it to monitor his 1,500 acres.
Monday, December, 23, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Obama nominates Vetter as trade rep
President Barack Obama on Dec. 17 announced his intention to nominate Darci L. Vetter, a Nebraskan, for chief agricultural negotiator with the rank of ambassador, a position in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
Monday, December, 23, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Limited demand for lentils
Lentils are always trading, but prompt delivery is another story. Exporters report limited global demand. Only Spain is a solid customer. Most buyers are going slowly. India has pretty much stopped buying. Reds are the only lentil that are showing any strength and some of that comes from shipping problems in Australia, currently harvesting.
Monday, December, 23, 2013 - Agweek - News

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NDSU shares beef cattle research results
Beef cattle diets, breeding systems, drylot versus pasture cow-calf production, forage digestibility enhancements, grazing and effects of pen bedding were among the topics North Dakota State University researchers studied in the past year.
Monday, December, 23, 2013 - - News

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