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Upper Midwest farmers can learn from past records
Upper Midwest farmers won’t be harvesting hundreds of bushels per acre of wheat and soybeans anytime soon. But learning more about world-record yields can be beneficial nonetheless, a North Dakota State University professor said.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Growing US hog herd, flat Chinese demand slams pork prices
For decades, Chuck Souder relied on corn and soybeans to keep his 400-acre Iowa farm running, but with corn selling for half its price two years ago and soybeans slumping, Souder has shifted to what he hopes will be a more profitable crop: Pigs.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - Reuters - News

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DNR temporarily halts massive conversion of Minnesota pine forest into farmland
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on Thursday announced it had temporarily ordered a halt to a massive conversion of thousands of acres of Minnesota pine forest into farmland out of concern for the state’s water supply and forest ecosystem.
Friday, February, 06, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Potato growers sue BNSF, Calif. turkey farm quarantined after bird flu detected, US lawmakers propose bill to create single food safety agency and France: EU orders repayment of 1 billion euros in farm subsidies.
Monday, February, 02, 2015 - - News

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USDA offers grants to train new farmers, ranchers
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced $18 million in grants to help train and mentor beginning farmers and ranchers.
Monday, February, 02, 2015 - - News

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Far northwest Wis. residents wrestle with proposed hog facility
An application was filed with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in December that would make it the first so-called Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation in a county widely known for its apple orchards and family farms. The operation could have as many as 20,000 to 25,000 pigs on site at any given time.
Tuesday, January, 27, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Potato growers sue BNSF
A potato growing cooperative based in Grand Forks, N.D., has sued BNSF Railway over damaged potatoes.
Tuesday, January, 27, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Choosing earned or rental income
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Are Conservation Reserve Program payments considered earned income or are they considered to be rental income?
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - - News

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Livestock disaster aid deadline is Jan. 30
The U.S. Department of Agriculture reminds livestock producers that the Jan. 30 deadline to request assistance for losses suffered from Oct. 1, 2011, through Dec. 31, 2014, is fast approaching.
Friday, January, 23, 2015 - - News

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Ohio farmer: Precision ag pays
Most farmers attending a Precision Agriculture Summit instinctively believe precision agriculture pays, but when one of their own puts a pencil to it, they take notice. Brian Watkins is on the eastern edge of the corn and soybean belt and was one of the early adopters of variable-rate application technologies.
Tuesday, January, 20, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Precision Ag Summit proves interest in technology is still high
North Dakota’s 4th Annual Precision Agriculture Summit drew a slightly smaller crowd to Jamestown than last year, but the audience still showed strong and more intense interest in a fast-changing topic.
Tuesday, January, 20, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Extension sessions update ag professionals
CROOKSTON, Minn. — Nitrogen fertilizer is too expensive to waste and too useful to skimp on — and determining the proper amount to apply to crops can be difficult, said Fabian Fernandez, nutrient management and water quality specialist in the University of Minnesota’s department of soil, water and climate.
Monday, January, 19, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Anti-corporate farming, urban ag among topics in state legislatures
FARGO, N.D. — Against a backdrop of strong livestock prices and declining crop commodity prices, state legislative agriculture committees in the area are looking for ways to help farmers and ranchers thrive.
Monday, January, 19, 2015 - Agweek - News

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AgCountry declares $12 million patronage dividend, Minn. Farmers Union asks for appeal of wolf ruling, John Deere announces new private crop insurance policy, Calif. firm recalls beef, pork products for possible metal contamination, and more.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - - News

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Beet growers can cut spray costs
FARGO, N.D. — Sugar beet farmers in the region face lower profitability in 2015 than they did in the previous few years, and science is trying to help them save money while keeping production high.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Cheapest might not be best in fighting glyphosate resistance
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — Area farmers generally are well aware of the growing danger from glyphosate-resistant weeds. But they’re not always as quick as they should be to take action, a weed expert says.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Minn. wetland restoration program signup under way
Sign-up began Jan. 5 for the 2015 Reinvest In Minnesota Wetlands Conservation Easement program and will continue through Jan. 30. The state has set aside $24 million to entice landowners to enroll marginal lands in the permanent easement program during this period.
Friday, January, 09, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Field sensors aim to help farmers
FARGO, N.D. — Talk about getting in on the ground floor of a new technology. Last summer, Chad Ulven and Corey Kratcha started c2sensor corp., a developer of biodegradable, soil-based sensors that aim to help farmers figure out how much water and nutrients they should be putting on crops to achieve maximum yields.
Monday, January, 05, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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NDSU scientists advise China’s soy farmers
FARGO, N.D. — Soil scientists from North Dakota State University recently traveled to China and consulted with farmers on how to prevent soil erosion in the cradle of world soy production.
Monday, January, 05, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Complexity adds risk
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Flexible leases have gained popularity in recent years and these agreements offer both advantages and disadvantages to landowners and tenants, says Kim Dillivan, South Dakota State University Extension crops business management field specialist.
Monday, December, 29, 2014 - - News

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