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Fargo to study policy on urban chickens
Some residents in Fargo, N.D., have embraced the “urban chicken” movement, hosting hens in their backyards, and enjoying the fresh eggs for breakfast and the opportunity to teach their children about agriculture. Still others have cried foul to the city about the birds, leading city staffers to ask: What is the city’s policy anyway?
Tuesday, September, 16, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Is raw milk real or really risky?
MARION, S.D. — It was 5:15 a.m., and Tim Eisenbeis was off to work under a star-lit sky. He walks through the dark, past the crowing rooster in a nearby barn, to his milking parlor. He’s regularly worked 15-hour days this summer, and another long day was in order during a recent September morning.
Monday, September, 15, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Record sugar beet crop in Montana
Western Sugar Cooperative is going to have a big crop this year, and the biggest part of it will be in the Billings, Mont., production area.
Monday, September, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Minn. propane outlook improves, but officials monitor
The propane outlook for this winter is brighter than a year ago, when shortages nearly quadrupled the hearting fuel’s price, but state officials urge poor Minnesotans to apply now for heating assistance if they think they will not be able to fill their tanks.
Wednesday, September, 10, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Farmers, American Crystal Sugar see shortage of harvest workers
Finding harvest help has become a bigger challenge with growing competition for workers around the region.
Tuesday, September, 09, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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CHS to pay $3M annually in lieu of taxes for 20 years
The planned CHS nitrogen fertilizer plant in Spiritwood, N.D., will become the largest property taxpayer in the state upon completion, even though it is receiving a 20-year tax incentive.
Tuesday, September, 09, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Park Rapids, Minn., woman pleads guilty in horse deaths
Minden Ann Crenshaw, 28, pleaded guilty to mistreating or abusing animals. The emaciated horses were found tied to a tree April 19. They were deceased and obviously the victims of neglect. Their ribs were protruding beneath their skin. One horse had broken free of its tether but dropped in place and died.
Monday, September, 08, 2014 - - News

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Sports legends
Somewhere along life’s path, I became a runner. I’m not exactly sure why, but I suppose there are worse habits that I could’ve picked up when I was a kid.
Monday, September, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Chesapeake Bay, EPA and agriculture
In late July, Washington Post reporter Darryl Fears wrote an article, “Alarming ‘dead zone’ grows in Chesapeake” that summarized the concern of Virginia and Maryland officials who “said the expanding area of oxygen-starved water is on track to become the bay’s largest ever.”
Monday, September, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Harvest moving
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Finally, now that we’re into September, there’s some serious combing being done. Most crops are ripe but few are dry. Quality is an issue, with mildew the biggest concern.
Monday, September, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND ranch expands into agritourism
Jerry Doan always figured his oldest son would return to the family farm and make agriculture his lifelong career. But the elder Doan was a bit surprised when his three other children said they wanted to come back, too.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Library lost: remembering the stories
A Scandinavian friend of mine once told me an African proverb. It said, “When an old man dies, a library has burned to the ground.” I thought of that when I was asked to eulogize my mother’s “Norwegian rancher bachelor” cousin, Orlin.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Leading the way in biotechnology
Next month, scientists, executives and investors from all across the globe will travel to Sioux Falls, S.D., to attend the Livestock Biotechnology Summit. This is the second time South Dakota will have hosted the Livestock Summit, which is sponsored by the Biotechnology Industry Organization.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND, SD, Mont. get school meal grants
WASHINGTON — In a move that appears designed to counter criticism of the healthier school meals rules, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has given grants of more than a quarter million dollars to North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana to help implement the program in states where students, school food service directors and politicians have complained they don’t like some of the changes.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND animal cruelty convict ordered to wear ankle bracelet
A judge here increased bond to $3,000 cash and ordered electronic monitoring Thursday for a Fargo, N.D., man who was convicted of animal cruelty and now stands accused of violating his probation by possessing horses and a mule.
Friday, August, 22, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Minn. launches pollinator education effort
Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson promises to plant more flowers. It is part of a new program his department launched Thursday at the State Fair to encourage Minnesotans to provide good homes to bees, wasps, butterflies and other insects that pollinate plants.
Friday, August, 22, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Potato tour of RRV shows some need moisture
With harvest nearing, an inch or two of rain in the next week could make the difference between a pretty good crop and disappointing one for many area potato growers. “We could really use a 1- to 2-inch general rain to finish off this crop,” said Chuck Gunnerson, president of the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association, based in East Grand Forks, Minn.
Thursday, August, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Minnesota State Fair’s livestock barns stay real (and rural)
After a full day of work at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds last month, Mark Goodrich went home to his ranch outside Glenwood City to check on the cattle.
Thursday, August, 21, 2014 - St. Paul Pioneer Press - News

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Goehring urges action to counter flooding in ND
North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring is urging farmers and ranchers in western and central North Dakota to take action to protect their livestock and other property from possible flooding.
Wednesday, August, 20, 2014 - - News

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Drones could be ag’s next big thing
After seeing one in action, Duane Lunne could see himself buying a drone. The Dallas, S.D., cattle farmer and his friend Brad Kahler, of Colome, live two miles apart and were checking out a drone demonstration on Aug. 19, the opening day of Mitchell’s Dakotafest. The drones look cool, for sure, hovering and flying, with the high-quality models traveling up to 35 to 40 mph and weighing only 3 to 5 pounds.
Wednesday, August, 20, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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