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Minn. research center partners with NRCS to support pollinator health
Across the U.S., honeybee colonies have been dying off dramatically, and the effects of colony collapse disorder could have major impacts on the food we eat.
Monday, May, 05, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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PED pushing pork to record
The killer stalking U.S. hog farms is known as PEDv, a malady that in less than a year has wiped out more than 10 percent of the nation’s pig population and helped send retail pork prices to record highs.
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - Reuters - News

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West-central ND would welcome dry, warm weather
WEST-CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA — Steve Plesuk peers at the weather forecast on the computer screen. Plesuk, manager of the CHS-SunPrairie Grain location in Velva, N.D., points to the predictions and says, “See that? That’s not what we’re hoping for.”
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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SD hog farm expansion draws ire
The Nobles County (Minn.) Planning Commission granted preliminary approval for Son-D-Farms of Adrian to construct three new hog confinement barns this year, but not before taking public testimony from neighbors complaining about the smell.
Friday, April, 25, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Bird flu on Calif. farm prompts barring of poultry imports
An avian-borne virus outbreak on a California quail farm has fueled fears that the disease known as bird flu could spread, prompting investigators to continue their probe and five key export markets to bar imports of poultry from the state.
Thursday, April, 24, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Rail delays a concern for Grain Dealers exec
FARGO, N.D. — Railroads and grain transportation have been key issues for the North Dakota Grain Dealers Association since its inception in 1923, and the organization’s new top staffer expects that will continue as he takes his post during the era of Big Oil.
Monday, April, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farmers still desperate for rail service
The slow rail service threatening the livelihood of farmers in the Upper Midwest has gotten better in recent weeks, but at the Forest River Bean Co., the railcars ordered from BNSF or Canadian Pacific are still two to three months behind, said the company president.
Monday, April, 14, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Some Minn. farmers lack required irrigation permits
Crop irrigation has boomed in Minnesota in the past few years, increasing land values and raising yields for corn, soybeans and other crops. But hundreds of Minnesota farmers appear to be irrigating cropland without the state permits required to use large volumes of public water.
Monday, April, 14, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Unchecked irrigation threatens Minn. groundwater
Crop irrigation has boomed in Minnesota in the past few years, increasing land values and raising yields for corn, soybeans and other crops. But hundreds of Minnesota farmers appear to be irrigating cropland without the state permits required to use large volumes of public water.
Tuesday, April, 08, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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VIDEO: Opportunities to improve
Steve Paisley, Wyoming Extension beef specialist, talks about the opportunities that exist for cattlemen aiming to please a growing consumer base.
Tuesday, April, 08, 2014 - - News

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Minn. veterinarians discuss PEDv
An epidemic sweeping through the U.S. swine industry, causing 100 percent mortality in suckling pigs and minimal death loss in feeder pigs and sow herds, was the topic of conversation Thursday afternoon at the 10th annual Worthington (Minn.) Bio Conference.
Friday, April, 04, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Further delay in railroad shipments
FARGO, N.D. — Railroad performance for agriculture isn’t improving, and shippers served by Canadian Pacific Railway are growing more concerned their locomotives and crews are going to the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway in the U.S.
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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As grain piles up, farmers ask, ‘Where are the trains?'
Train delays have been chronic all winter at Agassiz Valley and across the Midwest. Engines are running five to 10 days late, creating an increasingly costly backup. Farmers can’t haul grain from their farm storage to the elevator because the grain can’t move to market.
Thursday, March, 27, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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March 17 was big day for crop insurance
March 17 was the deadline for buying or modifying crop insurance for most spring-planted crops.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Grain dealers tap Letcher to replace retiring Strege
Stu Letcher has been named the new executive vice president of the North Dakota Grain Dealers Association, to replace Steve Strege, who is retiring from that position at the end of May after 35 years in the post.
Tuesday, March, 18, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Willmar, Minn., council sets hearing on land transfer to Jennie-O Turkey Store, rejects stock disclosure requirement
The Willmar City Council voted Monday night to introduce an ordinance for a public hearing April 7 that will authorize the transfer of city-owned land to Jennie-O Turkey Store for the company’s proposed corporate office expansion.
Tuesday, March, 18, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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PEDv halts hog kill at Smithfield NC plant
Smithfield Foods Inc, the world’s largest pork processor, suspended hog slaughter at its Tar Heel, North Carolina, plant on March 14 because of the spread of the deadly Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv), which has tightened hog supplies, industry sources say.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Reuters - News

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SD county eyes $40 million project
PRESHO, S.D. — Get railroad improvements into South Dakota’s Lyman County. That’s dominating the thoughts of Steve Halvorson. If it happens, a South Dakota ag cooperative is prepared to invest nearly $40 million into a grain shuttle loading facility.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Beekeepers seek halt to corn pesticides said to kill bees
A group of Minnesota beekeepers on March 5 asked state agriculture officials to suspend the use of corn seeds treated with certain pesticides. The petition, signed by 40 beekeepers, blames neonicotinoid pesticides for killing honeybees.
Thursday, March, 06, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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