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EPA’s proposed water rules example of democracy’s messiness
An example of democracy’s messiness today is the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Waters of the U.S. rule, or WOTUS. Offered on March 25 by EPA to address court-ordered changes in the decades-old Clean Water Act, WOTUS has become a leather-lunged political test for shouters, connivers and liars over what the proposed rules will or will not do on American farms and ranches.
Monday, September, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Graduate student pursues ag passion, receives scholarship
Melinda Sommer put a smile on her father’s face when she professed that her dream was to pursue a career in agriculture. Now, a recipient of the Farmers Union Foundation Scholarship, the South Dakota State University student is continuing her education in agriculture by working toward a master’s degree and hands-on experience in every corner of the industry.
Monday, September, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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150-foot telescoping unit is biggest in class
WEST FARGO, N.D. — The Big Iron Farm Show this year offered a look at Big Aluminum — Boyd Ag LLC’s telescoping, long, light spray booms that allow farmers to conserve fuel and labor.
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Cargill files court documents in legal battle over GMO trade responsibility
Cargill Inc.’s lawsuit against Syngenta AG over rejections of genetically modified U.S. corn by China might be just the start of legal challenges against global seed makers over trade with one of the world’s biggest markets.
Monday, September, 15, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Droves of drones at Big Iron
Drones flew above a demonstration field recently in West Fargo, N.D. Someday, drones could be commonplace above Upper Midwest fields and pastures — provided the Federal Aviation Administration releases some long-awaited guidelines.
Friday, September, 12, 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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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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Use, labeling, sale of cover crops regulated in ND
Increasing interest in cover crops, especially mixtures of crop varieties, is generating questions from producers, seed retailers and seed variety owners. All seed sold for use as a cover crop must be labeled according to state seed laws.
Monday, September, 08, 2014 - - News

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CSP renewal deadline is Sept. 12
Farmers and ranchers whose five-year Conservation Stewardship Program enrollment contracts expire this year must submit their renewal applications to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service by Sept. 12 to initiate the re-enrollment process.
Thursday, September, 04, 2014 - - News

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ND Corn Growers, delegation pushed NDSU, ARS advantages in successful bid for genotyping center
Fargo, N.D., has been selected by the National Corn Growers Association to receive a National Agricultural Genotyping Center. Operations are expected to start in October.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Executives ready for Big Iron
FARGO, N.D. — When it comes to spraying, at least one company wants you to think Fast. Cody Fast is chief financial officer of Fast Manufacturing Inc. in Mountain Lake, Minn. The company will display its wares at Big Iron Sept. 9 to 11 at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds in West Fargo, N.D.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Hagie to display tall nitrogen tool bar at Big Iron
FARGO, N.D. — Side-dressing nitrogen fertilizer played a bigger role in the 2014 crop and is likely to increase in the coming years, according to experts. Darrell Steiner is a sales manager for Hagie Manufacturing Co. Inc. of Clarion, Iowa, one of the companies making products to help with that function. The company again will be at the Big Iron Farm Show this year.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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A bigger, better Big Iron show
Farm machinery is getting so big and sophisticated that the Big Iron Farm Show is looking at adjusting the doors of an exhibit building to get equipment in and out, the show’s director says.
Tuesday, September, 02, 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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Know the signs of stress
BROOKINGS, S.D. — As temperatures and humidity soar, dairy cattle might start to show signs of heat stress, explains Tracey Erickson, South Dakota State University Extension dairy field specialist.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - - News

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More good news on ND prevented-planting
The latest Farm Service Agency statistics reinforce earlier reports that prevented-planting acres aren’t as common in North Dakota as once feared.
Tuesday, August, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Drones hit Dakotafest
Technology will dominate this year’s Dakotafest in Mitchell, S.D. Ray Bianchi, senior director for IDEAg Group — which owns Dakotafest — said there will be a total of four programs held on drones through Wednesday. The drone programs will be on different applications for agriculture and how the unmanned aerial vehicles with cameras can assist farmers and ranchers.
Tuesday, August, 19, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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MSU protects against wheat midge
Montana State University and wheat growers across the state are working together to protect the state’s billion-dollar wheat industry from a tiny orange midge capable of inflicting major damage on the crop.
Monday, August, 18, 2014 - MSU News Service - News

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Potato giant finds fewer pesticides please consumers
Helicopters once buzzed across R.D Offutt’s massive potato farms here, spraying fungicide about every five days. It’s how the potato industry did business, but not anymore.
Tuesday, August, 12, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Farm expenses keep rising
A new report confirms U.S. farm expenses continue to rise, and agricultural business management specialists say that should cause farmers to take a closer look at how they operate.
Monday, August, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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