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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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ARC, PLC selection begins Sept. 29
Crop farm owners may begin updating their yield history and reallocating base acres at their local Farm Service Agency county offices for the new farm program Sept. 29, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on Sept. 24 during an event at the University of Minnesota St. Paul campus and in a national call to reporters.
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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USDA offers online help for ARC, PLC
The U.S. Department of Agriculture today unveiled new online programs intended to help farmers choose between ARC and PLC. The 2014 farm bill requires producers to pick either Agricultural Risk Coverage, which protects against falling revenue, or Price Loss Coverage, which provides payments when crop prices fall below levels set in the farm bill.
Thursday, September, 25, 2014 - - News

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A gun, a dog and a kid
Just a week or so ago, the sharptailed grouse hunting season opened up in North Dakota. I didn’t get out for the opener to look for grouse on the ranch because I was in Fargo, N.D., looking for Bison at my old home, the campus of North Dakota State University.
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - Agweek - 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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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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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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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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Drones on Big Iron agenda
Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) might be the hottest topic in production agriculture right now, and the annual Big Iron Farm Show will offer both UAS demonstrations and classes.
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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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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ND bee colonies hit all-time high
North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says more than a half-million bee colonies, another significant record, have been registered in North Dakota this year.
Thursday, August, 28, 2014 - - 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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South Africans learn new farming techniques, enjoy life in ND
This year, five Lankin, N.D.-area farms are hosting a total of a dozen young international farm workers, including 10 from South Africa, one from Brazil and from the Eastern European country of Moldova.
Wednesday, August, 20, 2014 - Forum News Service - 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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Agri-Women Harvest of Knowledge conference set
The Minnesota and North Dakota Agri-Women’s 32nd Harvest of Knowledge Conference will be held Oct. 24 at the Ramada Inn in Grand Forks, N.D.
Monday, August, 18, 2014 - Agweek - News

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