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Aaron Johnson files appeal notice in crop insurance fraud conviction
Both of the potato-growing brothers from Northwood, N.D., convicted of federal crop insurance fraud have submitted to the Cass County Jail in Fargo and are waiting to be transferred to a federal prison, probably in Duluth, Minn.
Wednesday, April, 15, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Farmers in the region are OK with dry weather, for now
No rain and high winds have resulted in fire threats and also favorable farming conditions — for now. The Red River Valley region is under a red flag warning, as a result of dry weather and high winds across the region, according to the National Weather Service.
Wednesday, April, 15, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Manitoba spud deal not set for 2015
Potato producers in Manitoba might see a strengthening production picture because of a weaker Canadian dollar, and because of counter-moves to the export interruptions in Seattle this winter.
Monday, April, 06, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Home near the Range: Farmers, ranchers end up on walls of cafe
The coffee is always free at The Farmer’s Daughter Cafe. It’s sponsored by local businesses and individuals, and when customers drink it, they get to sit near some of the area’s hardest-working men.
Monday, April, 06, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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N.D. potato grower leading national marketing group
Carl Hoverson, a Larimore, N.D., potato grower, was elected 2015 chairman of the U.S. Potato Board at its recent annual meeting. He will spend the next year working to enhance the popularity of potatoes.
Monday, April, 06, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Growing Together: Potato planting Easter weekend
Did you plant your potatoes on Good Friday? I wish I had a bushel of spuds for every time we’ve heard the question. Are potatoes really best planted then, or is it an old wives’ tale? I never dismiss old wives’ tales because some of the best gardeners are old wives. But let’s think this through.
Saturday, April, 04, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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ConAgra reports better-than-expected profit, raises forecast
ConAgra Foods Inc, the maker of Slim Jim beef jerky and Chef Boyardee pasta, reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit due to cost cuts and the company raised its full-year earnings forecast.
Thursday, March, 26, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Nutritionists warn diners to be wary of Warren Buffett's 'junk-food' portfolio
NEW YORK - Following Warren Buffett's investment advice may be smart but nutritionists say that eating too many of the "junk-food" products made by companies he has invested in isn't quite as wise.
Thursday, March, 26, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Funding allocated for ND specialty crop grants
Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says North Dakota’s share of specialty crop development funds should encourage more farmers, ranchers, food companies, researchers and others to get involved in specialty crop production and processing.
Wednesday, March, 25, 2015 - - News

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Johnsons get federal prison in crop insurance fraud case
Potato farming brothers Aaron Johnson of Northwood, N.D., and Derek Johnson of Vancouver, British Columbia, will spend time in federal prison in the Federal Prison Camp in Duluth, Minn., and are jointly responsible for restitution of nearly $1 million because of crop insurance fraud.
Tuesday, March, 10, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Johnson brothers ask for leniency in insurance fraud sentencing
FARGO, N.D. -- Two North Dakota farming brothers convicted of crop insurance fraud are asking a federal judge for leniency based on character and family responsibilities, while federal lawyers are asking for the maximum sentences.
Thursday, March, 05, 2015 - Agweek - News

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USDA seeks comment on prevented-planting policies
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking comment by March 30 on recommendations that eventually could lead to changes in its prevented-planting insurance coverage levels. If approved, the changes would cut corn prevented-planting payment levels and increase rates for potatoes and green peas, among other things.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Not much good news in 2015
Hope for improvements in March, April
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Small farmers hold the key to seed diversity
ROME — Up to 75 percent of the seeds needed to produce the world’s diverse food crops are held by small farmers, researchers said following a review of international census data. Growers with farms of less than seven acres preserve diversity through “networks of seed and knowledge exchanges,” Karl Zimmerer, a Penn State University geography professor who led the research, told a conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science on Feb. 13.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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Economist: Winter wheat worries could boost prices
Frayne Olson said his crystal ball is no better than anyone else’s. But the North Dakota State University Extension Service crop economist thinks sluggish wheat prices could rebound this spring.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Aggies face societal challenges, speaker says
Farmers and ranchers are blazing new trails for agriculture through the jungle of regulations, animal welfare, food safety and more, Jolene Brown said.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Climatologist says lack of snow could bring dry spring in North Dakota
North Dakota is the “land of climatic extreme,” which complicates his job, the state climatologist says. But the state, dry already, could become even drier this spring, Adnan Akyuz said. The lack of snow “will make a big impact (on potential moisture) this spring,” he said. Unless spring brings new precipitation, “drought conditions will be intensified.”
Thursday, February, 19, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Potato industry wins on WIC, but more on to-do list
American potato growers have fought and won what one industry leader calls “a long, lonely battle” to restore the vegetable to the approved list for the government’s Women, Infants and Children program.
Wednesday, February, 18, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Small farmers hold the key to seed diversity
Up to 75 percent of the seeds needed to produce the world’s diverse food crops are held by small farmers, researchers said following a review of international census data.
Tuesday, February, 17, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Annual Expo set for Feb. 18 and 19 in Grand Forks, ND
Crop prices have plunged, but interest in the International Crop Expo remains as strong as ever, one of the farm show’s managers says.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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