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Spring planting
I have spoken to many clients this spring who are weeks behind their typical planting schedule. As Agweek recently reported, farmers across the region, especially in North Dakota, have planted only a fraction of the typical acreage of several crops before the crop insurance planting deadlines this spring.
Monday, June, 09, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farmers need to adopt sustainable practices
While the agricultural sector has been strong economically, ecological costs of over-tilling, excess fertilizer and other modern practices are adding up.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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UAVs important issue for aerial ag applicators
Unmanned aerial vehicles could have a big role in agriculture’s future. That both intrigues and concerns aerial ag applicators.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Good economy benefits aerial ag applicators
Thanks to a rare combination of strong crop prices and generally good yields, the past few years have been kind to most Upper Midwest farmers. Aerial ag applicators have fared well, too.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Veteran crop sprayer says aerial industry important
It’s early afternoon on a picture-postcard day in late May, a rarity in a wet, drizzly spring. Tim “Toby” McPherson is anxious to climb into his spray plane and take advantage of the perfect conditions.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Technology increasingly reshaping ag
FARGO, N.D. — Driverless tractors, unmanned aerial vehicles and daily satellite images of crops and livestock are all part of the future of North American agriculture, according to Paul Gunderson, director of the Dakota Precision Ag Center at Lake Region State College in Devils Lake, N.D.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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NDSU study shows manure has crop production role
Though it’s too late for most crops this growing season, Mary Berg has an old-school solution for coming years: The use of animal manure to fertilize fields.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Slow start to planting eases pressure on fertilizer deliveries
A sluggish northern planting pace, as well as prodding by congressional members and regulators, might mean farmers will keep pace on fertilizer deliveries for the 2014 crop. But some think there could still be spot shortages.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Irrigation helps US farmers feed the world
Since the beginning of irrigated farming in Minnesota more than 50 years ago, farmers have been working with the DNR to make certain our use of water was sustainable. My grandfather, Carl, volunteered his time to take monthly measurements of monitoring wells that were set up in our area in the 1960s to follow any changes in groundwater levels.
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ore. investigates mysterious honeybee deaths along state highway
Oregon agriculture authorities are investigating the mysterious deaths of potentially thousands of honeybees along a highway, the second die-off of bees in the state in less than a year.
Thursday, April, 24, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Rural, small town opportunity
Conventional rhetoric has told us, since the Ag Crisis of the 1980s, perhaps since the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, that family farming and America’s small towns are in decline. But we told the journalists who called us, “of course the numbers have gone up. We’ve worked hard to create opportunities in rural and small town America.”
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Minn. sulfate wild rice findings released
DULUTH, Minn. — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, on March 12, released its preliminary findings on how much sulfate pollution is too much for wild rice, saying a two-year, $1.5 million field and laboratory study shows sulfate above 4 to 16 parts per million can produce a chain reaction in the ecosystem that harms wild rice.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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How to negotiate an easement
More important, landowners are usually better off having a reasonable easement in place than losing rights to the property through eminent domain or other authority.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Microdosing improves productivity in crops
URBANA, Ill. — Crop yields in the fragile semi-arid areas of Zimbabwe have been declining as a result of a decline in soil fertility resulting from mono-cropping, lack of fertilizer and other factors. In collaboration with the Internat- ional Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, University of Illinois researchers evaluated the use of a precision farming technique called “microdosing,” its effect on food security and its ability to improve yield at a low cost to farmers.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - University of Illinois - News

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Decision on Minn. sulfate wild rice limit could be year away
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on Wednesday released its preliminary findings on how much sulfate pollution is too much for wild rice, saying a two-year, $1.5 million field and laboratory study shows sulfate above 4 to 16 parts per million can produce a chain reaction in the ecosystem that harms wild rice.
Thursday, March, 13, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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LRSC, UND partner to bring UAS technology to classroom
Experts indicate that unmanned aircraft are the future of agriculture technology. Lake Region State College, in Devil’s Lake, N.D., and the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks are embracing that reality by training the next generation of ag professionals to fly them and interpret the data they collect. While the Federal Aviation Administration is still determining the legality of flying drones outside of research fields, the schools are preparing to take off with new programs as soon as restrictions are lifted.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Make informed decisions for your cattle operation
In making decisions, digging into the technical side with online scientists, doctors or lawyers could send you out to gather more data. You want to be able to ask questions that precisely fit your situation.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Unmanned aerial systems could become ag's next best bet
The Federal Aviation Administration’s much-anticipated Dec. 30 announcement that Grand Forks, N.D., had been selected as a test site for unmanned aerial systems (UAS) left those working in and around the industry flying high.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Storm eases Calif. drought
The most powerful winter storm to hit California in more than a year dumped several feet of snow in the high Sierras and soaked lower elevations with rain, easing drought conditions but leaving the state thirsting for more, officials said on Feb. 10.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Pacific storm eases Calif. drought, but state has long way to go
The most powerful winter storm to hit California in more than a year dumped several feet of snow in the high Sierras and soaked lower elevations with rain over the weekend, easing drought conditions but leaving the state thirsting for more, officials said on Monday.
Tuesday, February, 11, 2014 - Reuters - News

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