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Growing Together: A call to action for all who treasure plants
FARGO -- Brookings, S.D., St. Cloud, Minn., and Winnipeg have something Fargo-Moorhead doesn't. They have large horticultural gardens that are extremely popular with residents while attracting crowds of tourists.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Climate change could push a sixth of species to extinction
OSLO - Climate change could drive up to a sixth of animals and plants on Earth to extinction unless governments cut rising greenhouse gas emissions, according to a U.S. study published on Thursday.
Thursday, April, 30, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Flash crash trader's CME seat: bought for $435,000, now worth just $69,500
SAN FRANCISCO/CHICAGO - The UK-based trader accused by U.S. authorities of making more than $40 million manipulating markets and contributing to the 2010 Wall Street flash crash was on the losing end of at least one trade: his purchase of the CME Group seat that helped to make the alleged scheme possible.
Monday, April, 27, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Plan spring nitrogen management
Most corn producers have planned their spring nitrogen program for 2015, and many have already started to implement their program. Such plans might include fall ammonia application, early spring application of ammonia or another form of nitrogen, or plans to apply all of the nitrogen at or after planting, says a University of Illinois crop scientist.
Tuesday, April, 21, 2015 - University of Illinois, Urbana - News

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SD governor’s Ag Ambassador nominations sought
For the past six years, the South Dakota Department of Agriculture has hosted the Governor’s Agricultural Summit at locations across South Dakota. This event brings together leaders in business, finance, education, government and production to discuss ways to harness the industry’s potential and learn more about the current challenges and opportunities happening for agriculture at local, regional and national levels.
Monday, April, 13, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Uzbek government forces over one million to harvest cotton in 2014
NEW YORK - The Uzbek government forced into labor more than one million people in the 2014 cotton harvest, while officials siphoned off profits at unprecedented levels, a rights group said on Monday.
Monday, April, 13, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Annual survey of N.D. cropland shows signs of peaked prices
Farmland rental rates and values are both rising and falling across North Dakota — a good sign that farmland prices have peaked, an agricultural economist says.
Monday, April, 13, 2015 - Agweek - News

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The deadline for farmers to choose a farm bill safety-net program has passed
U.S. farmers and the Farm Service Agency are now two-thirds of the way through a process that could play a huge role in producers’ bottom line for the next five years.
Wednesday, April, 08, 2015 - - News

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Research focuses on closing yield gap
Crop science researchers at the University of Illinois interested in determining and reducing corn yield gaps are addressing this important issue by taking a systematic approach to the problem.
Tuesday, April, 07, 2015 - University of Illinois - News

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Paraquat: A controversial chemical's second act
One of the oldest and most widely used pesticides in the world is also one of the most toxic and controversial. Paraquat, a herbicide used to control weeds since the 1950s, was banned in the European Union in 2007. It is restricted for use only by licensed technicians in the United States and, since 2012, many of its formulations in China are being phased out.
Monday, April, 06, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Avian influenza confirmed in Montana domestic chickens
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) has been confirmed in chickens in Judith Basin County. This is the first case of HPAI reported in domestic poultry in Montana and comes less than a week after the disease was detected in a captive gyrfalcon in Flathead County.
Friday, April, 03, 2015 - - News

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Domestic sheep can manage fallow
Domestic sheep rather than traditional farming equipment can be used to manage fallow and terminate cover crops for farmers who grow organic crops. The sheep can help save money, reduce tillage, manage weeds and pests and reduce the risk of soil erosion
Thursday, April, 02, 2015 - Montana State University News Service - News

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Kids’ fast food consumption on the decline
Between 2003 and 2010, the number of U.S. kids eating fast food on any given day went down, and the calories from some types of fast foods have declined as well, according to a new study.
Wednesday, April, 01, 2015 - Reuters - News

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EPA will require weed-resistance restrictions on key Roundup ingredient
U.S. regulators will put new restrictions on the world's most widely used herbicide to help address the rapid expansion of weeds resistant to the chemical, Reuters has learned. The Environmental Protection Agency confirmed it will require a weed resistance management plan for glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto's immensely popular Roundup weed-killer.
Wednesday, April, 01, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Co-ops worry about USDA reorganization
Co-op leaders are worried the U.S. Department of Agriculture will be reorganizing its division that collects statistics and does research on co-ops. They’re concerned the changes could lead to a decline in services for co-ops that USDA has provided since the Cooperative Marketing Act was passed in 1926.
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Millennials driving beef demand
A decade ago, I was in college and heard the same sad story over and over: Young people just didn’t know how to cook, and that was sure to spell disaster for beef demand.
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - - News

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Grafton, N.D., woman leads educational campaign for sugar beets
Laura Rutherford, a Red River Valley farm wife, is being tapped by the American Sugarbeet Growers Association to help farmers tell their story to the media.
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Hammer appointed to Equine Council
Carrie Hammer, the North Dakota State University Extension Service’s equine specialist, has been named to the Scientific Advisory Council for the Horses and Humans Research Foundation.
Saturday, March, 28, 2015 - - News

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Grandin: Animals should be bred for disease resistance
WICHITA, Kan. — Reacting to the scandal surrounding the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center in Nebraska, meat industry consultant Temple Grandin on March 16 at the National Farmers Union convention said meat animals should be bred for “optimal rather than maximum” production.
Friday, March, 27, 2015 - Agweek - News

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