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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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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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Aerial industry basics
States track agricultural aviation in different ways, and comparable statistics aren’t available for North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Montana. But officials in the four states provide these numbers:
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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WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek
This week, Agweek Editor Lisa Gibson provides a glimpse into the June 2 issue, including the cover package about crop spraying, its challenges and benefits during cool, wet springs. The issue also will include news about research into the ag potential of unmanned aerial systems, the current soil temperature scenario and more.
Thursday, May, 29, 2014 - - News

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Ag aviation taking off
The National Transportation Safety Board on May 14 issued an alert for agriculture-specific guidance on fatigue management, risk management, aircraft maintenance and pilot knowledge and skills tests, and urged the industry to work with regulators for better safety.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND weed control group will hold sprayer schools
The North Dakota Weed Control Association will conduct four sprayer schools during the week of May 25 to 31.
Tuesday, May, 20, 2014 - - News

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Vilsack says he is unlikely to appear at ND event, pesticides suspected in the spike of illness in Washington state and Vermont becomes the first U.S. state to mandate GMO labeling.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - - News

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Pilots updated on safety, accuracy
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. — With a growing world population and a need to feed it, aerial applicators have a bright future. They just need to take care of it, industry experts told a group of spray pilots in Park Rapids, Minn., May 13.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek
Agweek Editor Lisa Gibson has another glimpse into the magazine's upcoming coverage. The cover story features three small but crucial farms. Inside, readers will find updates on rail delays, flooding near Devils Lake, N.D., advice on aerial spraying and much more. Don't miss the May 19 issue.
Thursday, May, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Pesticides suspected in spike of illnesses in Washington state
Pesticides may be linked to a spike in cases involving breathing difficulties and skin rashes in central Washington state, health officials said on Monday.
Tuesday, May, 13, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Report: Big payoff from GM crops
Genetically modified crops benefit both farmers’ finances and the environment, according to a report released today.
Tuesday, May, 06, 2014 - - News

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Spraying during temperature inversion worsens drift
FARGO, N.D. — A new report from North Dakota State University describes in detail how temperature inversions work and how they can cause pesticide spray drift and damage.
Monday, May, 05, 2014 - Agweek - News

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‘Farmland’ showcases ag industry
FARGO, N.D. — Anyone with a connection (eats food or wears clothes) would probably find the movie “Farmland” worth 10 bucks. The documentary movie rolled out in a national limited release May 1, with a free premiere on April 30 in Fargo at the Marcus West Acres Theater.
Monday, May, 05, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Plant-soil interaction could combat weeds
URBANA, Ill. — Using high-powered DNA-based tools, a recent study at the University of Illinois identified soil microbes that negatively affect ragweed and provided a new understanding of the complex relationships going on beneath the soil surface between plants and microorganisms.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Eco-regions and priority areas
The Nature Conservancy identified every ecosystem type in different colors in the 1980s and 1990s, with a goal of preserving 10 percent of the remaining natural habitats in each of those areas.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Dow seeks growth with seed and chemicals
INDIANAPOLIS — Dan Kittle has spent more than a decade waiting for this day. As the man in charge of research and development at Dow AgroSciences, the unit of Dow Chemical Co. that develops agricultural seeds and pesticides, Kittle remembers the “big shock” when rival Monsanto Co. unveiled a genetically modified seed in 1996, designed to be used in combination with a specific herbicide, a combination that rapidly led Monsanto to riches.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Black and Gold Farms acquires Dawson Farms, ND tightens requirements on swine and FUELS Act clears unnecessary regulation.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND shows increased levels of wheat midge
Soil samples in North Dakota indicate increasing levels of overwintering wheat midge larvae (cocoons) in localized areas for the 2014 season, according to Janet Knodel, North Dakota State University Extension Service entomologist.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - - News

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USDA report: US GMO crops show benefits, concerns
After more than 15 years of using genetically modified crops, U.S. farmers are continuing to see an array of benefits, but the impacts on the environment and on food production are mixed, and high farmer use of a popular herbicide on GMO crops is a cause for ongoing concern, according to a report issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Reuters - News

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