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Research focuses on closing yield gap
Crop science researchers at the University of Illinois interested in determining and reducing corn yield gaps are addressing this important issue by taking a systematic approach to the problem.
Tuesday, April, 07, 2015 - University of Illinois - News

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Niche crops shine brighter
Corn, the star of Upper Midwest agriculture in recent years, won't shine quite so brightly in the 2015 growing season, the U.S. Department of Agriculture predicts. But some small-market crops, particularly lentils and dry peas, are expected to take on extra luster this year.
Monday, April, 06, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Growing Together: Potato planting Easter weekend
Did you plant your potatoes on Good Friday? I wish I had a bushel of spuds for every time we’ve heard the question. Are potatoes really best planted then, or is it an old wives’ tale? I never dismiss old wives’ tales because some of the best gardeners are old wives. But let’s think this through.
Saturday, April, 04, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Special Report: Why Brazil has a big appetite for banned pesticides
LIMOEIRO DO NORTE, Brazil - The farmers of Brazil have become the world’s top exporters of sugar, orange juice, coffee, beef, poultry and soybeans. They’ve also earned a more dubious distinction: In 2012, Brazil passed the United States as the largest buyer of pesticides. This rapid growth has made Brazil an enticing market for pesticides banned or phased out in richer nations because of health or environmental risks.
Thursday, April, 02, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Southwest ND farmers slowly start spring planting
The spring planting season has begun in southwest North Dakota. County extension agents and farmers south of Dickinson say fertilizing and seeding of fields is slowly starting throughout the area thanks to a mix of warm temperatures, dry conditions and general anxiousness.
Thursday, April, 02, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Drier-than-average April expected
The national climate forecast for April 2015, released March 31 by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration Climate Prediction Center, indicates drier-than-average conditions to continue in South Dakota and the Great Plains.
Wednesday, April, 01, 2015 - - News

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Farmers losing battle of public perception
NORTHFIELD, Minn. — Earlier in March, Gov. Mark Dayton introduced legislation that would require 50-foot buffer strips along all Minnesota waterways, including ditches and waterways that flow only periodically during the year.
Wednesday, April, 01, 2015 - - News

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USDA predicts fewer corn, wheat acres, but more soybeans and small-market crops
Corn, the star of Upper Midwest agriculture in recent years, won’t shine quite so brightly in the 2015 growing season, the U.S. Department of Agriculture predicts. “A little bit of the shine seems to be off corn,” says Erik Younggren, a Hallock, Minn., farmer.
Tuesday, March, 31, 2015 - - News

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Pesticides on fruits, veggies linked with poorer semen quality
Men who eat more fruits and vegetables with pesticide residue have lower sperm counts and a lower percentage of normal sperm, according to a new study. The researchers studied sperm samples from 155 men who were attending a fertility clinic between 2007 and 2012 because they and their partners were having trouble conceiving.
Tuesday, March, 31, 2015 - Reuters - News

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South Dakota Dairy Expo attracts producers from across U.S.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The Central Plains Dairy Expo in Sioux Falls, S.D., held March 24 to 26, saw a jump in attendance and exhibits this year.
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Forecaster sees favorable weather for U.S. grains this season
A cool April in the U.S. southern Plains and Delta region will slow some planting of corn, soybeans and other crops but below-normal rainfall across the main crop belt should prevent any major planting delays this spring, an agricultural meteorologist said on Thursday.
Friday, March, 27, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Rain to rescue Syria’s harvest after last year’s drought
Heavy rain will give Syria a healthier wheat harvest after last year’s drought cut the crop to its lowest in around in 25 years, but war is making grain distribution hard and vital stocks may still be seized by Islamic State.
Thursday, March, 26, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Assess disease risk before planting soybean on soybean
BROOKINGS, S.D. — With corn grain prices down, some producers might be considering planting soybeans on soybeans because of economic reasons. “Soybean does not require heavy inputs such as fertilizer, and soybean grain prices have not taken such a big hit as corn,” says Emmanuel Byamukama, South Dakota State University Extension plant pathologist.
Thursday, March, 26, 2015 - - News

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Soybeans need better nutrient supply
Because of new varieties and new agronomic practices, the yield potential in soybeans is higher now than ever before. But a lack of updated information on the nutritional needs of soybean crops might be limiting the crop’s potential.
Wednesday, March, 25, 2015 - University of Illinois - News

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U.S. farmers cutting back on fertilizers
CHICAGO — U.S. farmers will likely use less nitrogen fertilizer this season with the cost sky-high, even though the price of natural gas, the key ingredient to make it, is down 40 percent from last year.
Wednesday, March, 25, 2015 - Reuters - News

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China signals policy shift away from bumper harvests
China will no longer chase bumper grain harvests and instead make safer foods a priority and boost imports as it bids to tackle its rural environmental problems, government officials says.
Monday, March, 23, 2015 - - News

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Guides aim to help homeowners identify trees and schrubs
BOZEMAN – With spring on the horizon, Montana State University Extension is offering a sale on a set of two guides to help homeowners identify and care for trees and shrubs in Montana.
Sunday, March, 22, 2015 - Agweek - News

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ND governor expected to sign dairy, swine anti-corporate bill
A bill that would relax an 83-year-old law to allow non-family corporations to own dairy and swine operations in North Dakota is on its way to Gov. Jack Dalrymple’s desk.
Friday, March, 20, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Brazil, Ukraine could produce less corn
Brazil’s corn output is expected to come under pressure this year as a result of dry weather, while high costs for fertilizers in strife-torn Ukraine will curb production there, a senior agricultural analyst says.
Wednesday, March, 18, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Kenya sugar farming turns sour as import curbs fail
In the sugar cane fields of western Kenya, farmers complain that falling prices mean they can barely make ends meet. Yet rival African producers can still offer cheaper supplies.
Wednesday, March, 18, 2015 - Reuters - News

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