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Paraquat: A controversial chemical's second act
One of the oldest and most widely used pesticides in the world is also one of the most toxic and controversial. Paraquat, a herbicide used to control weeds since the 1950s, was banned in the European Union in 2007. It is restricted for use only by licensed technicians in the United States and, since 2012, many of its formulations in China are being phased out.
Monday, April, 06, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Special Report: Why Brazil has a big appetite for banned pesticides
LIMOEIRO DO NORTE, Brazil - The farmers of Brazil have become the world’s top exporters of sugar, orange juice, coffee, beef, poultry and soybeans. They’ve also earned a more dubious distinction: In 2012, Brazil passed the United States as the largest buyer of pesticides. This rapid growth has made Brazil an enticing market for pesticides banned or phased out in richer nations because of health or environmental risks.
Thursday, April, 02, 2015 - Reuters - News

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EPA expands areas of approved use for Dow's Enlist Duo herbicide
The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday more than doubled the number of U.S. states where Dow AgroSciences' controversial new herbicide can be used.
Thursday, April, 02, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Jessie Veeder: At Farm and Fleet, I'm a woman who can do anything
WATFORD CITY, N.D. -- One of the most worthless things on the planet are rubber boots with holes in both. I discovered that I own a pair when I got my 4-wheeler stuck in mud halfway up its tires last week. So I need a new pair of rubber boots, which gives me a good excuse to go to the Farm and Fleet store.
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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ND soil samples show fewer wheat midge larvae for 2015
Soil samples in North Dakota indicate decreased levels of overwintering wheat midge larvae (cocoons) for the 2015 season, says Janet Knodel, North Dakota State University Extension Service entomologist.
Friday, March, 27, 2015 - - News

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Monsanto seeks retraction for report linking herbicide to cancer
Monsanto Co, maker of the world's most widely used herbicide, Roundup, wants an international health organization to retract a report linking the chief ingredient in Roundup to cancer.
Wednesday, March, 25, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Wisconsin county board backs moratorium on concentrated animal feeding operations
Bayfield County will take 12 months to study concentrated animal feeding operations after residents turned out in opposition to Reicks View Farms’ proposed operation in the county.
Thursday, February, 19, 2015 - - News

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Keep detailed records to avoid problems in a partnership
A recent conversation on the listserv for the American Agricultural Law Association focused on what were called “accidental partnerships.”
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - - News

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Rail officials not happy with encroaching farm practices in SD
Farmers are planting and harvesting too close to the Mitchell-Rapid City railroad in South Dakota, according to state rail officials, local operators and county representatives on the Mitchell-Rapid City Regional Railroad Authority board.
Friday, January, 30, 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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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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Beet growers can cut spray costs
FARGO, N.D. — Sugar beet farmers in the region face lower profitability in 2015 than they did in the previous few years, and science is trying to help them save money while keeping production high.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Tests show pesticide levels within safe parameters
More than half of food tested by the U.S. government for pesticide residues last year showed detectable levels of pesticides, though most were within levels the government considers to be safe, according to a report issued Dec. 19 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Monday, January, 05, 2015 - Reuters - News

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USDA report says pesticide residues in food nothing to fear
More than half of food tested by the U.S. government for pesticide residues last year showed detectable levels of pesticides, though most were within levels the government considers to be safe, according to a report issued Dec. 19 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Monday, December, 22, 2014 - Reuters - 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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House subcommittee discusses labeling options
WASHINGTON — Compared with the passions that genetic engineering of seeds and genetically modified foods generate in most public discussions, the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee held a remarkably calm and quiet hearing on Dec. 10 on the Food and Drug Administration’s regulation and possible labeling of genetically modified food ingredients.
Monday, December, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Man sues for $2.5 million over burn accident at American Crystal
An Illinois man has sued American Crystal Sugar Co. and a construction company after he was severely burned and disfigured while he said he was trapped under an umbrella-shaped spray of scalding beet juice coming from a 25,000-gallon container.
Thursday, December, 04, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Chemicals continue to affect wildlife
R.D. Offutt has said it’s fixing the pesticide problem and has taken care of the situation, I credit them with recognizing the problem, but it is far from solved.
Monday, November, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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EPA approves Dow’s Enlist herbicide for GMO soy, corn
The Environmental Protection Agency gave final approval on Oct. 15 to a new herbicide developed by Dow AgroSciences that has faced broad opposition, ordering a series of restrictions to address potential environmental and health hazards.
Wednesday, October, 15, 2014 - Reuters - News

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150-foot telescoping unit is biggest in class
WEST FARGO, N.D. — The Big Iron Farm Show this year offered a look at Big Aluminum — Boyd Ag LLC’s telescoping, long, light spray booms that allow farmers to conserve fuel and labor.
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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