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NDSU ag engineer addresses storage concerns
FARGO, N.D. — Ken Hellevang, a North Dakota State University Extension Service ag engineer, is helping farmers sharpen their pencils on how to handle stored small grains and whether to leave corn crops in the field.
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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Mont. student researches organic seed policy
As a grad student in the environmental studies program at the University of Montana, she has partnered with the Organic Seed Alliance to conduct research that could help classical plant breeders have more freedom to develop useful seed varieties for the farmers they serve.
Monday, September, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND ag commissioner candidates clash on energy balance
Candidates for North Dakota agriculture commissioner clashed Sept. 25 over their positions on affordable housing and differed in their approaches to balancing agriculture and energy.
Friday, September, 26, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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ND man convicted of horse deaths gets year in jail
On Sept. 24, William Kiefer ran out of second chances. The 64-year-old Fargo, N.D., man who in January had pleaded guilty to nine counts of animal cruelty, in both Burleigh and Morton county cases, was sentenced to one year at the Morton County Correctional Center after he pleaded guilty to violating his probation in both cases.
Thursday, September, 25, 2014 - Bismarck (N.D.) Tribune - News

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Local leadership important for ag's future
Agriculture faces many challenges, and strong, effective leadership has never been more critical to the future of agriculture than it is today
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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EPA: Proposal aims to help farmers
When Congress passed the Clean Water Act in 1972, it didn’t just defend the mighty Mississippi or the Great Lakes; it also protected smaller streams and wetlands from pollution. The law recognized that to have healthy communities downstream, we need healthy headwaters upstream.
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farmers grow enough corn for food and fuel
One of the most frustrating criticisms corn farmers face is the contention that we should be growing corn strictly for food, not ethanol fuel.
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Report: Hunger easing globally, but 1 in 9 people undernourished, Madison, Minn., grain elevator, and Hay Net to include grazing.
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - - News

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Vilsack discusses rail problem with Buffett
WASHINGTON — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack met with Warren Buffett recently to urge the billionaire investor to make sure his Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad is ready for an expected record corn and soy harvest this year.
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - - News

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Program includes unique lab
FARGO, N.D. — The North Dakota State University Development Foundation is trying to raise $10 million for the NDSU Center for Risk and Trading.
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Harvest moisture and management
With corn silage harvesting well under way, Karla Hernandez, South Dakota State University Extension forages field specialist, shares some tips to help get the best out of this crop. For starters, Hernandez says corn for silage should be harvested between 60 to 70 percent moisture.
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - - News

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The basics of corn silage
Now is the time for final preparations for the corn silage harvest. Years ago, experts recommended that corn silage be harvested at the black-layer stage of maturity. In recent years, research and field experience have shown this practice usually results in silage that is too dry to be well-utilized by dairy cows.
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - - News

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Vilsack says he urged Buffett to ready BNSF for record crops
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack met with Warren Buffett last week to urge the billionaire investor to make sure his BNSF railroad is ready for an expected record corn and soy harvest this year.
Wednesday, September, 17, 2014 - - News

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NDSU economist explains rail study and its withdrawal
A North Dakota State University economist who prepared a rail study that was later withdrawn says he stands by the process he used and the numbers he came up with. He also tells Agweek that the issue is complicated and that other methods can be used to analyze it.
Tuesday, September, 16, 2014 - Agweek - News

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As US farm cycle turns, tractor makers might suffer longer than farmers
Farm equipment makers insist the sales slump they face this year because of lower crop prices and farm incomes will be short-lived. Yet, there are signs the downturn might last longer than tractor and harvester makers, including Deere & Co., are letting on and the pain could persist long after corn, soybean and wheat prices rebound.
Tuesday, September, 16, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Report: Hunger easing globally, but 1 in 9 people undernourished
The number of hungry people in the world has fallen by more than 100 million in the past decade, but 805 million people, or one in nine, still do not have enough to eat, three global food and agriculture agencies say.
Tuesday, September, 16, 2014 - - 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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1964 plowing contest drew 100,000 people to ND farm
Ramona Fraase says her grandchildren aren’t sure what a plow is. But plowing was important enough once to bring 100,000 people, including U.S. presidential and vice presidential candidates, to her family farm near Buffalo, N.D., for the 1964 National Plowing Contest.
Monday, September, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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No constant in wet and dry
The use of the word “sustainability” often is an indication that someone is searching for a simple, normal approach to life. In other words, the ability to fit in without the pressures of uncertainty.
Monday, September, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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