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Family steps up after death of sheep industry giant
Dion Van Well towered over the sheep industry in the Upper Midwest like few do. He was dubbed the “Lion of the Lambs,” in a 2009 Agweek story, and his family vows to continue his legacy. Van Well, 47, died in his sleep of heart failure on Jan. 5 while on a pheasant hunting trip with buddies near Hoven, S.D.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - 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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US beef consumption will decrease
Domestic beef consumption will decrease this year. According to analysts, that seems like a given.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Lush pastures are haven for problems
Lush grass in the spring is something everyone dreams about. But there is a dark side: grass tetany. Last year, the Dickinson (N.D.) Research Extension Center had all the right conditions for the onset of grass tetany and, sure enough, it was found.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Flax potential exists in SD
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Today, only about 7,000 acres in South Dakota are planted with flax seed. This is a large change from the mid-1980s when South Dakota produced close to 100,000 acres of flax and was one of the largest producers in the U.S., according to Ruth Beck, South Dakota State University Extension agronomy field specialist.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Kelly Stone, former Agweek staff writer, dies
Kelly Stone, formerly the news director for Paul Bunyan Broadcasting, has died, Paul Bunyan Broadcasting reported Friday. She was 52 years old. Stone had been an Agweek staff writer from the late 1990s until 2007.
Friday, May, 23, 2014 - - News

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Mixed grades on Greater Minnesota’s legislative issues
Minnesota farmers are happy that lawmakers lowered some farm property taxes, but small businesses complain that a higher minimum wage and a bill giving them more legal exposure will hurt.
Friday, May, 23, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek
Agweek Editor Lisa Gibson is back to tell you all about the upcoming issue. The cover story features a sheep company that lost its leader unexpectedly this year. Pick up the May 26 issue to find out who is taking over the operation and how that leader was a huge influence in his industry. The next issue will also touch on crop insurance deadlines that are looming and passing, as well as planting progress, rail delays, sugar industry news and more.
Thursday, May, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Shuttle loader planned for southeast SD
Dakota Plains Ag Center has plans for a shuttle loading facility in a number of different locations in the southeast corner of South Dakota, in Clay, Yankton or Bon Homme counties. Two of those locations would be on either the west or east side of Tabor.
Thursday, May, 22, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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BNSF chairman says progress being made on ND delays
A top BNSF executive said Wednesday the railroad is catching up with a backlog of fertilizer shipments and orders to move North Dakota farm products to market, but wet weather has hampered progress.
Thursday, May, 22, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Rural Ore. voters back ban on GMO crops
Voters in two small Oregon counties on Tuesday approved controversial ballot measures to ban cultivation of genetically engineered crops within their boundaries, though one measure is vulnerable to legal challenge under a new state law.
Wednesday, May, 21, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Slow planting prompts insurance deadline extension requests
With a wet, late planting season, farmers are approaching planting deadlines for full crop insurance compensation on various crops. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., is asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to consider delaying the final crop insurance planting deadline for corn this year and other crops in future years.
Tuesday, May, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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US meat labeling requirements under fire in appeals court
The Obama administration’s argument for keeping its labeling requirements in place for meat vendors is too broad and would give regulators too much power over how goods are labeled, judges in a U.S. appeals court said May 19.
Tuesday, May, 20, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Calif. drought will cost thousands of farm jobs
California’s drought will cause thousands of workers to lose their jobs and cost farmers in the state’s Central Valley breadbasket $1.7 billion, researchers say in the first economic study of what may be the state’s driest year on record.
Tuesday, May, 20, 2014 - Reuters - 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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Late spring could shift seed maturities
NEW EFFINGTON, S.D. — Many farmers in the eastern Dakotas face the decision of whether to change out longer-season corn varieties for shorter-season varieties, seedsmen say.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Insurance and the farm bill
Though members of Congress often have every intention of enacting a new farm bill well before farmers have to make planting decisions, so farmers can take the new policies into consideration in their planning process, very often planting is under way before the legislation is completed and signed into law by the President. This farm bill year is no different.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Fertilizer supplier: Rail delays will leave lasting damage
WATERTOWN, S.D. — Railroads say they’re catching up train fertilizer shipments. That’s true, but some suppliers say their 2014 problems aren’t over, and they won’t be easily forgotten.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - 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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Small farms, big roles
The Census of Agriculture shows, for the most part, farms are becoming bigger and fewer. But the census also shows farms still vary in size: Small ones are growing in number and those of modest size continue to play a huge role. Agweek kicks off a series profiling small farms operated by people whose main sources of income are off-farm jobs.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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