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Minn. county expects decline in ag land values
After a steady trend of increasing value for Nobles County, Minn., farmland, sale prices are dropping. Nobles County Assessor Pam Friesen, who assumed her post in March 2014, says she and her staff are in the midst of examining sales during a 12-month period that runs from Oct. 1, 2013, through Sept. 30, 2014.
Thursday, January, 29, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Pasture-raised pork a boost to local food scene
Wrenshall, Minn., hog farmer Matt Weik can talk passionately about the marbling of his pork, its dark red color and its ability to melt in your mouth given certain treatments. And then later, he’s sitting in a cozy hay-filled pen with a sow and her piglets, stroking the mother and delicately checking on the babies. It sort of proves the theory: you can have your bacon, but you should scratch it, too.
Wednesday, January, 28, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Far northwest Wis. residents wrestle with proposed hog facility
An application was filed with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in December that would make it the first so-called Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation in a county widely known for its apple orchards and family farms. The operation could have as many as 20,000 to 25,000 pigs on site at any given time.
Tuesday, January, 27, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Researchers suggest studies into soil damage
URBANA, Ill. — When levees fail, either naturally or as an intentional breach, as was the case on the Mississippi River in 2011, an orchestrated effort is made to remove or repair flood-damaged homes and other structures.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - University of Illinois, Urbana - News

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New project will study cover crops, soil health in northeast ND
Soil health is drawing growing attention from Upper Midwest farmers, and a newly funded project seeks to help farmers in northeast North Dakota promote soil health through cover crops.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Choosing earned or rental income
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Are Conservation Reserve Program payments considered earned income or are they considered to be rental income?
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - - News

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Food derived from ND soybeans in high demand in Japan
Soon after Bob Sinner started doing business in Japan in the early 1990s, he was introduced to a soy food called natto. It wasn’t necessarily a pleasant introduction.
Thursday, January, 22, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Ohio farmer: Precision ag pays
Most farmers attending a Precision Agriculture Summit instinctively believe precision agriculture pays, but when one of their own puts a pencil to it, they take notice. Brian Watkins is on the eastern edge of the corn and soybean belt and was one of the early adopters of variable-rate application technologies.
Tuesday, January, 20, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Precision Ag Summit proves interest in technology is still high
North Dakota’s 4th Annual Precision Agriculture Summit drew a slightly smaller crowd to Jamestown than last year, but the audience still showed strong and more intense interest in a fast-changing topic.
Tuesday, January, 20, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Extension sessions update ag professionals
CROOKSTON, Minn. — Nitrogen fertilizer is too expensive to waste and too useful to skimp on — and determining the proper amount to apply to crops can be difficult, said Fabian Fernandez, nutrient management and water quality specialist in the University of Minnesota’s department of soil, water and climate.
Monday, January, 19, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Anti-corporate farming, urban ag among topics in state legislatures
FARGO, N.D. — Against a backdrop of strong livestock prices and declining crop commodity prices, state legislative agriculture committees in the area are looking for ways to help farmers and ranchers thrive.
Monday, January, 19, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Precision Ag Summit to focus on data, UAS
FARGO, N.D. — The fourth annual Precision Agriculture Summit will be held Jan. 19 and 20 at the North Dakota Farmers Union Conference Center in Jamestown, N.D.
Thursday, January, 15, 2015 - Agweek - News

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RRV diversion project gets boost from conservation program
Farmers and landowners in the Red River Valley were big winners in funding for a new Natural Resources Conservation Service program announced Jan. 14.
Thursday, January, 15, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Plunging grain prices prompt growing interest in raising both crops and livestock
FOSSTON, Minn. — Like most area farmers who raise crops, the Landsverk family is hurt by falling grain prices. Unlike many of their fellow farmers, however, the Landsverks have a safety net. They run an organic dairy operation, and their milk income cushions declining grain sales.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Farmland rental rates a tough topic
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — Willie Huot has spent years helping farmers and landlords develop farmland rental agreements and he’s reached this conclusion: “What you come up with has to benefit both parties. It needs to be a win-win situation,” says Huot, a veteran Grand Forks (N.D.) County extension agent.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Underground, rooftop ag growing in urban areas
LONDON — On a cold and rainy Friday afternoon, Steven Dring is tending his baby carrots in a somewhat unusual setting. The green shoots are in a try of volcanic glass crystals under LED lights — and the tray is in a tunnel 33 meters (108 feet) underneath a busy London street.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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Minn. wetland restoration program signup under way
Sign-up began Jan. 5 for the 2015 Reinvest In Minnesota Wetlands Conservation Easement program and will continue through Jan. 30. The state has set aside $24 million to entice landowners to enroll marginal lands in the permanent easement program during this period.
Friday, January, 09, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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No-till group draws soil farmers, experts
Farmers and ranchers from North Dakota and Canada are meeting this week in Dickinson, N.D., to learn and discuss the latest science behind no-till farming.
Wednesday, January, 07, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Rules and regulations require precise language
As the 64th Legislative Assembly gets underway in North Dakota, landowners should be aware of a number of legislative items that might be addressed. It is possible that several bills introduced in recent sessions might be reintro- duced in some form.
Monday, January, 05, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Field sensors aim to help farmers
FARGO, N.D. — Talk about getting in on the ground floor of a new technology. Last summer, Chad Ulven and Corey Kratcha started c2sensor corp., a developer of biodegradable, soil-based sensors that aim to help farmers figure out how much water and nutrients they should be putting on crops to achieve maximum yields.
Monday, January, 05, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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