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ND ag groups not satisfied with changes to NRCS contract process
Farm group leaders opposed to how a federal agency partners with politically active groups such as Ducks Unlimited on conservation programs said a procedural change announced Thursday fails to curb the practice.
Friday, June, 19, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Water wars in California's coastal wine country
PASO ROBLES, Calif. - By most measures, California's Central Coast wine industry is thriving. Between 1990 and 2014, harvested wine grape acreage in the growing region around Paso Robles nearly quintupled to 37,408 acres, as vintners discovered that the area's rolling hills, rocky soil and mild climate were perfect for coaxing rich, sultry flavors from red wine grapes.
Friday, June, 19, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Nepal farmers need urgent aid to avert threat of hunger facing one million
LONDON - Farmers in earthquake-hit Nepal urgently need $20 million in emergency aid to plant crops in the summer and winter cropping seasons, protect their livestock and avert the threat of hunger facing a million people, the United Nations said on Friday.
Friday, June, 19, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Weather Talk: Mosquito facts
There are more than three thousand different kinds of mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are attracted by the carbon dioxide we exhale. Only female mosquitoes bite. Males eat nectar.
Friday, June, 19, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Weather concerns support U.S. wheat, soybeans
CHICAGO - Chicago Board of Trade soft red winter wheat futures rose 1.2 percent on Wednesday, pulled higher by concerns that rainy weather may delay harvesting of the crop in the U.S. Midwest, traders said.
Wednesday, June, 17, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Watch for sulfur deficiency in corn
Sulfur deficiency could be a big problem in corn this year, North Dakota State University Extension Service soil science specialist Dave Franzen warns.
Tuesday, June, 16, 2015 - NDSU - News

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Commentary: Land liens and rising blood pressure
Coffee shops across the state are abuzz with talk of oil pipeline contractors placing liens on farmers’ land.
Tuesday, June, 16, 2015 - - News

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NDSU extension: Watch for sulfur deficiency in corn
Sulfur deficiency could be a big problem in corn this year, North Dakota State University Extension Service soil science specialist Dave Franzen warns.
Monday, June, 15, 2015 - North Dakota State University Extension Service - News

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NDSU analyzer aids in prevented-planting decision
Wet soil conditions in a few areas of the state have forced some producers to decide whether to seed a crop well beyond the optimal planting time. The question is whether to plant the crop and accept the risk of lower yields and reduced crop insurance coverage or to collect a prevented-planting crop insurance indemnity payment and idle the ground, according to Andrew Swenson, farm and family resource management specialist with the North Dakota State University Extension Service.
Monday, June, 15, 2015 - NDSU - News

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New agricultural benchmark network launches
About 70 people attended a Farmers Business Network launch party June 4 in Fargo, N.D., where farmers considered whether to pay a $500 fee to become a data provider in a network designed to help make decisions on inputs such as seed and chemicals.
Monday, June, 15, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Doctoral candidate joins U of M team for farming future
LAMBERTON, Minn. — Just as University of Minnesota football players hit the field for summer camp, a roster of tomorrow’s researchers are also hitting historic research fields, looking for long-term ways to improve tomorrow’s farming.
Monday, June, 15, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Growing Together: Enjoying the shady side of gardening
FARGO -- Do you live in a shady neighborhood, and aren't sure how to cope? No, I don't mean you're living next door to riff-raff, I mean you're puzzled knowing what to plant because trees or buildings are casting shade.
Monday, June, 15, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Soil conservationists encouraging producers to plant more trees
The Cass County (N.D.) Soil Conservation District plans to plant 260,000 linear feet of trees this summer in field windbreaks, farmstead windbreaks and wildlife plantings.
Friday, June, 12, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Produce, sell and cook poultry safely
“Even though they don’t affect human health or food safety, events such as the ongoing bird flu outbreak help raise awareness of safe food production and handling from the farm to the table,” says Joan Hegerfeld-Baker, South Dakota State University Extension food safety specialist and SDSU assistant professor.
Thursday, June, 11, 2015 - - News

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Rapid groundwater depletion threatens Pakistan food security
PAKPATTAN, Pakistan - Until recently, Ghulam Mustafa made a living growing sugarcane, rice, barley and wheat on his 10-acre farm in Punjab province. But these days he is struggling. The water available in wells in the area is dwindling, and the cost of pumping it to his crops is rising. Like many other farmers in the area, Mustafa, 51, now plans to cultivate only half his land and leave the rest for his livestock.
Wednesday, June, 10, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Western Canada farmers scan skies for rain as crops struggle
WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Farmers in Western Canada's Prairie provinces are counting on rains forecast by the weekend to salvage crops struggling to grow after weeks of dry weather.
Tuesday, June, 09, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Ringwall: Prepare for unexpected events
Spring showers should bring spring flowers, and they will. But the concern for moisture always is present and foremost in most producer discussions. We anticipate rain, but that does not mean it will.
Tuesday, June, 09, 2015 - North Dakota State University Extension Service - News

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June 15 deadline set for cover crop program
Farmers in nine northern North Dakota counties have until June 15 to sign up for a new cover crop program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service.
Monday, June, 08, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Legislation to help young farmers with student loans
Ross Lockhart’s long and winding road back to agriculture included earning a master’s degree in the United Kingdom — and racking up $25,000 in student loans.
Monday, June, 08, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Intercropped winter oilseeds could benefit environment, profits
MORRIS, Minn. — Scientists in west-central Minnesota are studying whether winter oilseeds could be intercropped with soybeans and other crops to provide environmental benefits for soil and honeybees, while serving as a cash crop to produce food-grade oil and jet fuel.
Monday, June, 08, 2015 - Agweek - News

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