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Weather, prices, farm bill, rail delays are top stories in regional ag
No two years are the same in Upper Midwest agriculture, but 2014 brought some familiar issues and concerns. Erratic weather, improving technology, plunging grain prices, frustration with the railroads and political events in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere — all old acquaintances of area farmers and ranchers — popped up again.
Monday, December, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Crop budgets show potential loss
Plunging crop prices will make it difficult for many farmers in North Dakota and adjacent areas in surrounding states to turn a profit in 2015, according to an annual projection from North Dakota State University Extension Service.
Monday, December, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND landowner sues over saltwater spills: State officials side with oil companies
As North Dakota’s government faces criticism for its alleged failure to regulate the oil and gas industry, state officials have sided with three oil companies in an ongoing lawsuit.
Monday, December, 22, 2014 - - News

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Devils Lake, ND, farm show celebrates anniversary
The first Lake Region Extension Roundup 35 years ago was a relatively modest one-day event that focused on sunflowers, the hot crop of the day.
Monday, December, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Scientists want ‘rewilded’ crops to boost agriculture
Scientists should “re-wild” food crops by inserting lost genetic properties of ancient, edible plants in order to boost agricultural output for a growing population, a new study says.
Wednesday, December, 17, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Infestations reported in SD winter wheat
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Bird cherry-oat aphids and greenbugs made the news this fall, with infestations reported in winter wheat fields across central and south-central South Dakota.
Monday, December, 15, 2014 - - News

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A fire destroys a North Dakota grain elevator, experts say there are only 60 years of farming left if soil degradation conties and an appropriations bill would prevent a second beef checkoff and require a report on COOL.
Monday, December, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Cutting back on fertilizer, pesticide
China, the world’s top producer of rice and wheat, is seeking to cap the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides that have helped to contaminate large swathes of its arable land and threaten its ability to keep up with domestic food demand.
Monday, December, 15, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Other side of the boom: Landowners say state bowing to oil
As North Dakota officials met in Bismarck to approve new oil conditioning standards and to discuss the drop in crude oil prices, landowners from the Oil Patch gathered at a separate meeting to review a different side of the Bakken oil boom — spills, soil contamination and landowner rights.
Wednesday, December, 10, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Landowners in Oil Patch meet to discuss cost of oil development
While the Bakken oil formation has made North Dakota the second-largest oil-producing state in the country, some residents are concerned about the longterm effects of the oil boom.
Monday, December, 08, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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UAE-Egypt to grow desert wheat
Egypt and two companies from its strong backer United Arab Emirates have embarked on an ambitious plan to grow wheat in the desert that could boost the Cairo government’s credibility, if successful. Egypt, the world’s biggest wheat importer, has long aspired to become self-sufficient in its staple food through various schemes, including reclaiming land in its desert wastelands.
Monday, December, 08, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Minnesota farmer brings new approach to water management
On Dec. 3, I had the privilege to share with the Agriculture Committee of the U.S. Senate both my experience as a Minnesota farmer working on water management and my thoughts about how we in agriculture can contribute to improved water quality.
Monday, December, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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China looking to curb fertilizer, pesticide use
China, the world’s top producer of rice and wheat, is seeking to cap the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides that have helped to contaminate large swathes of its arable land and threaten its ability to keep up with domestic food demand.
Friday, December, 05, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Ag, conservation can work together, producer says
Eric Johannsen says there’s been a demonization of the American farmer. Especially in South Dakota, and as pheasant numbers declined in past years, outdoor enthusiasts have pointed fingers at farmers and agriculture producers.
Friday, December, 05, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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New ND business turns bison manure into bison compost
Owners of a large bison ranch near here have partnered with another couple to sell what they refer to as “America’s original compost.” The company, Bison Compost, is owned by Dennis Sexhus and Keith Kakela of North Prairie Bison Ranch and old friends Judy and Tom Duenow of Elk River, Minn.
Tuesday, December, 02, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Focusing on profitability for 2015
Given the current price levels seen at harvest, along with the forecast prices for 2015 crops and land costs not immediately decreasing, It looks as though profitability in 2015 will be achieved by focusing on controlling input costs rather than aiming for the highest yield.
Monday, December, 01, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Sheep poised for a comeback
Cade and Casey Koenig carry pails of corn as impatient sheep wait expectantly. It’s a raw, blustery early winter morning and the pails are heavy, but the teenaged brothers smile as they do their chores.
Monday, December, 01, 2014 - Agweek - News

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GM paying carbon credits to farmers
General Motors, maker of Chevrolet, will purchase carbon credits from landowners who have agreed to leave their land in agriculture permanently, meaning 11,000 acres of Prairie Pothole grasslands in western North Dakota will stay in agriculture.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Northern Ag Expo expected to draw thousands
FARGO, N.D. — The 44th annual Northern Ag Expo comes to the Fargodome in Fargo, N.D., on Dec. 2 and 3, featuring 200 exhibitors and a slew of topics and speakers.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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NDSU students develop method to raise honeybees in a lab
FARGO, N.D. — Elliott Welker is the scientist who wants to be a beekeeper, and Garett Slater is the beekeeper who wants to be a scientist. Last summer, the North Dakota State University students worked together to complete a difficult task: develop a method of rearing honeybee larvae in a laboratory.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - - News

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