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Water table depth can affect crops
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Shallow water tables can impact crop production, according to Daniel Ostrem, South Dakota State University Extension water resource field specialist.
Monday, July, 28, 2014 - - News

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Legislators met with McCarthy to discuss WOTUS
WASHINGTON — Republican members of the Senate Agriculture Committee finally got their meeting with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy on July 22 and urged her to withdraw the Waters of the U.S. rule, but a McCarthy spokeswoman said issues with the rule can be handled in the agency’s comment process.
Monday, July, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Best management practices for maximum yield
When reviewing average soybean yields across the state, South Dakota State University researchers made a startling discovery — certified research plots were yielding 20 bushels per acre more than neighboring fields.
Monday, July, 28, 2014 - SDSU Extension Service - News

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ND ranchers say mineral rights get too much emphasis
BELFIELD, N.D. — Byron Richard’s pickup bounces up and down over the washboard gravel road. He clutches the wheel with one hand and points with the other as he passes dozens of oil wells on land where once crops grew and cattle grazed. A few of the wells are decades old; most are new or under construction. Oil field vehicles of assorted shapes and sizes clog the road in places and kick up thick clouds of dust.
Monday, July, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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A record wheat crop?
The annual tour of area fields shows great promise, but development is behind normal.
Thursday, July, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Race for ND agriculture commissioner is all about oil
North Dakota’s biggest oil producers have picked a side and put money into an obscure election for the state’s agriculture commissioner, hoping to ward off a rising Democratic challenger who could limit development of new wells and pipelines.
Tuesday, July, 22, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Corps says F-M diversion likely to be built as proposed regardless of DNR environmental review
Corps officials say the $1.8 billion Fargo-Moorhead diversion project will likely be built as proposed, regardless of an environmental review on the Minnesota side.
Tuesday, July, 22, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Cramer: Rail service must improve by harvest, CP progress slow
Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D. said he was watching the reports. He acknowledged the BNSF progress and noted more progress needs to be made before harvest. Cramer said CP had not indicated “any meaningful reductions in their backlog since these reports began.”
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Options on prevented-planting fields
Many farmers across the Upper Midwest are still weighing what to do with fields that were too wet to plant this spring. Every situation is different, and there’s no one-size-fits-all solution.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Letter outlines obesity issues, applauds rules
WASHINGTON — Twenty-seven former panelists for the Institute of Medicine told Congress not to change healthier foods rules for children on July 15, the same day the U.S. Department of Agriculture official in charge of nutrition reminded school food service directors who have asked Congress for changes that they have responsibilities to serve food that will result in healthy children and adults.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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BNSF deal sets Verona, ND, plan
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway and the Red River Valley & Western railroads have come to an agreement on shuttle train rates for Verona, N.D., to all export ports.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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NASS reports good conditions
While federal officials have yet to report prevented-planting acres in the region, crops that have been planted are doing pretty well, according to the latest National Agricultural Statistics Service weekly report, for the week ending July 14.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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SD has a proud heritage in agriculture
Recently, I attended the fifth-annual Governor’s Agricultural Summit in Deadwood, S.D. Each summer, the South Dakota Department of Agriculture holds the summit for producers, elected officials and local business leaders to network, share best practices and learn about the policies that regularly impact agriculture. This year, there were presentations and demonstrations on the farm bill, regulatory issues, transportation infrastructure, wildland fire and mountain pine beetle treatment.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Nation shoulders 22 commodity check-off programs
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, there now are federal commodity checkoffs for beef, blueberries, Christmas trees, cotton, dairy products, eggs, fluid milk, Hass avocados, “Honey Packers and Importers,” lamb, mango, mushrooms, paper and paper-based packaging, peanuts, popcorn, pork, potatoes, processed raspberries, softwood lumber, sorghum, soybeans and watermelons.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Fall propane shortage prompts increased tank storage
After spot propane shortages for grain drying last fall, and the permanent loss of a major pipeline to oilfield products, propane suppliers encouraged farmers to install increasing propane storage and then fill those tanks in the summer.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Rising corn yields, rail delays lead to bin-building boom
Derrick Rauen of Summit, S.D., is on the front lines of what industry experts say is another year in the region’s bin-building binge.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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‘Peak soil’ depletion raises global prices
LONDON — The challenge of ensuring future food security as populations grow and diets change has its roots in soil, but the increasing degradation of the earth’s thin skin is threatening to push up food prices and increase deforestation.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Minn. farmland taxes expected to rise
Many Minnesota property owners could see some tax relief this year, but farmers can expect higher taxes for at least the next two years. “What I am hearing is it is making it much more difficult to do business as a farmer,” Rep. Paul Marquart, D-Dilworth, says of agriculture property tax increases.
Thursday, July, 17, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Neighbors say SD farm’s hog odor is too much
The neighbors of one of the largest swine farms in South Dakota’s Davison County said Tuesday the owners are not doing enough to make sure the farm’s odor is limited.
Wednesday, July, 16, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Insect farm established in South Africa for livestock feed
Work on the world’s largest fly farm has begun in South Africa after the European firm behind the project won much-needed funding from investors, propelling the use of insects as livestock feed beyond academic theory to a commercial venture.
Tuesday, July, 15, 2014 - Reuters - News

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