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Settlement reached in dairy farm solid waste regulation case
A settlement has been reached in a case where a U.S. federal court ruled for the first time that manure from livestock operations could be regulated as solid waste.
Thursday, May, 14, 2015 - - News

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Study finds higher returns with pulse crops than fallow
Wheat growers who grow both pea and wheat in their fields are likely to lessen the economic risks of farming while maintaining the same level of profits as those who grow only wheat or leave a field fallow, according to a group of Montana State University scientists.
Wednesday, May, 13, 2015 - MSU News Service - News

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Cold snap not yet fatal for crops
Cold temperatures in the past three days have threatened early-emerging crops in the Dakotas and Minnesota, but there are no widespread reports of freeze damage.
Tuesday, May, 12, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Western Canada farmers set fastest planting pace in a decade
WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Western Canada's farmers are sowing crops at the speediest pace in about 10 years, which bodes well for an early, large harvest this autumn.
Tuesday, May, 12, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Add options with annual forages
In many areas of South Dakota, the pasture acres are in short supply. This, coupled with the fact that precipitation so far this growing season is below normal has cattle producers looking for additional feed resources.
Tuesday, May, 12, 2015 - - News

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Double-cropping can help meet fuel demand
Much attention has been given to dedicated, perennial bioenergy crops to meet the revised Renewable Fuel Standard mandating production of 36 billion gallons of biofuel by the year 2022.
Tuesday, May, 12, 2015 - University of Illinois, Urbana - News

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Farmers welcome recent moisture
It’s 7:45 a.m. on a sunny day in early May, and Buffalo, N.D., farmer Randy Melvin — on a tractor and planting the last of his 2015 corn — likes what he sees.
Monday, May, 11, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Growing Together: Area spruce trees ravaged by new disease
FARGO -- A potentially devastating disease epidemic is attacking our region's most common evergreen trees. Colorado, Black Hills and Norway spruce have long been planted in yards and shelterbelts. Most of the tree-type evergreens in our region are spruce, ranging in color from silvery blue to deep green and growing 40 or 50 feet high. And now a relatively new disease called Stigmina needlecast is causing serious damage.
Monday, May, 11, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Novozymes investors bet on biofuel and agricultural breakthroughs
COPENHAGEN - Investors have high hopes for Novozymes and the enzymes it makes to improve chemical processes in a variety of industries, but analysts warn of pitfalls in a growth strategy reliant on a biofuel sector still in its infancy and unproven farming biotechnology.
Monday, May, 11, 2015 - Reuters - News

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EARC superintendent named
BOZEMAN, Mont. — Chengci Chen, professor of cropping systems for the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station and Montana State University College of Agriculture, has been appointed the new superintendent of the Eastern Agricultural Research Center in Sidney, Mont.
Sunday, May, 10, 2015 - - News

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Novozymes investors bet on biofuel and agricultural breakthroughs
Investors have high hopes for Novozymes and the enzymes it makes to improve chemical processes in a variety of industries, but analysts warn of pitfalls in a growth strategy reliant on a biofuel sector still in its infancy and unproven farming biotechnology.
Friday, May, 08, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Partnership evident in food and energy production
BISMARCK, N.D. — Earth Day, which was celebrated April 22 probably means something different to every individual. For farmers, ranchers and coal miners, the day is a reminder that we are an important part of North Dakota’s landscape, and we depend on one another to make our communities sustainable for our children’s future.
Thursday, May, 07, 2015 - - News

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Management, disease assessment good cattle 'insurance'
Insurance isn’t available to protect cattle as it does crops, but livestock producers can take steps to “insure” the success of their operations. That “insurance” is part management and part product/protocol selection, according to North Dakota State University Extension Service veterinarian and livestock stewardship specialist Gerald Stokka and beef cattle specialist Carl Dahlen.
Wednesday, May, 06, 2015 - - News

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EPA regulator set to release key herbicide report, lauds biopesticides
WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency has wrapped up its review of the world's most widely used herbicide and plans to release a much-anticipated preliminary risk assessment no later than July, the regulator's chief pesticide regulator told Reuters.
Tuesday, May, 05, 2015 - Reuters - News

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May 2015 climate outlook: Lack of moisture has caused problems for ag
As South Dakota transitions from April to May, higher-than-average air and soil temperatures are prevalent throughout the state. But spring precipitation has failed to appear across most of the state, creating winter wheat and forage issues, explains Dennis Todey, South Dakota State University Extension climate specialist and South Dakota State climatologist.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - - News

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Planting hinges on a multitude of factors
MERRIFIELD, N.D. — It’s a windy spring morning, the kind that sends kites soaring and rips hats from heads. The indefatigable wind forces Merrifield, N.D., farmer Bob Drees to make yet another planting-related decision.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Weather Talk: Yes, it's windy here
April usually has the highest average monthly wind speed of any month of the year. This April, the average wind speed ended up as 12.9 mph, which is slightly below the long-term average for the month. Nevertheless, it sure seemed windy in April.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Soil salt spots bigger this year
Areas of North Dakota with a white crust on the soil are expanding this spring due to an accumulation of salts in the soil, according to North Dakota State University Extension Service.
Thursday, April, 30, 2015 - North Dakota State University Extension Service - News

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Minnesota brewery offers free beer to farmers dedicated to water quality
Farmers can be rewarded with a free six pack of beer from a Stearns County brewery as part of a Minnesota Department of Agriculture water quality certification program being tested on some county farms.
Wednesday, April, 29, 2015 - St. Cloud Times - News

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Weather Talk: Think twice before planting your garden
How many people remember that the temperature reached 15 degrees just last Thursday morning? How many remember the fact that that was the third of three consecutive mornings below freezing? If you have forgotten these cold, hard facts, then you should be reminded of them before you go too far in planting sensitive annual flowering or vegetable plants outside.
Wednesday, April, 29, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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