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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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Corn up, prices down
It’s been two years since a devastating drought withered crops in the U.S. and sent the price of corn skyrocketing. Now, U.S. farmers, including those in South Dakota, are preparing to harvest what is expected to be a massive corn crop for the second year in a row, even as the price of corn has tumbled to a level far below where it was a year ago.
Tuesday, July, 15, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Montana hail insurance deadline approaches, Hoeven asks the Senate to eliminate the Waters of the U.S. rule and USDA provides an update on disaster assistance.
Monday, July, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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King Oil dethrones King Ag in ND
For the first time in North Dakota’s history, agriculture is not the largest engine in the state’s economy.
Monday, July, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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McCarthy addresses ‘misinformation’ about Waters of the US rule
WASHINGTON — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy was in Missouri last week to counter what she called “myths” about the agency’s proposed Waters of the U.S. rule that have developed among farmers, ranchers and agribusiness leaders.
Monday, July, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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West-central ND crops look good, but need warmth
Most fields and pastures in Mercer County and southern McLean County in north Dakota are thriving, a blend of vibrant green and yellow that reflects ample moisture.
Monday, July, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Flood control creates tough times for farmers, ranchers
Ken Livedalen looks over what once was a broad meadow near the Souris River. For decades the ground produced a bountiful crop of nutritious grass that he baled and fed to his cattle.
Monday, July, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Income minus cost equals net return
For those who do math, what is $713 minus $537? The answer is $176. Those are good numbers, especially for the cow-calf producer, because the $713 indicates the amount of cash that cows have been able to generate after adjusting for replacements.
Monday, July, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Hoeven calls for Senate to eliminate Waters of the US rule
In a speech on the Senate floor, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., called on the Senate to stand up for farmers and ranchers and vote on an amendment he is cosponsoring that prevents the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers from finalizing their proposed Waters of the U.S. rule.
Thursday, July, 10, 2014 - - News

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F-M diversion officials bristle at cost of wetland restoration
It will take more than a half-million dollars to mitigate the impacts of an upstream ring levee on wetlands in the Fargo-Moorhead area, a cost some metro-area flood diversion officials have trouble swallowing.
Thursday, July, 10, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Roosters’ fertility problem hits US chicken supply, lifts prices
The world’s largest chicken breeder has discovered that a key breed of rooster has a genetic issue that is reducing its fertility, adding to problems constraining U.S. poultry production and raising prices at a time when beef and pork prices are already at record highs.
Wednesday, July, 09, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Wild weather hurting crops in some areas, while others closer to normal
Crop conditions in the northern Red River Valley are, in five words, “very, very, very, very varied.” So says Brad Brummond, Walsh County, N.D., agricultural extension agent. “We’ve got spring wheat that’s already heading out and we’ve got some that’s just emerging from the ground,” he said. “Some of that late crop is going to be a real challenge.”
Wednesday, July, 09, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Business ‘visionary’ Bert Johnson dies
Bert Johnson was a prominent farmer, businessman and landowner in the northern Red River Valley and someone who never turned down the opportunity to make a deal.
Tuesday, July, 08, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Minn. officials target nitrates contaminating groundwater
Minnesotans are spending millions of dollars to deal with nitrate contamination in their water, and the state agriculture department says it’s time to insist that farmers do more to prevent the problem.
Tuesday, July, 08, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Rise of the megafarms: American farms have swelled and ND is leading the way
You can’t just fix tractors anymore. The machines Wayne Ward collects, the tractors from a bygone era — those could be repaired by hand.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Trade missions work
I have recently returned from a trade mission to China, led by Gerry Ritz, Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food. The Canadian delegation that accompanied Ritz was large.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ag’s side of the story
It was a drizzly Saturday morning in the middle of a hot, dusty August, and I was standing in line at a convenience store. Ahead of me were a man and woman, apparently a couple, who grumbled good-naturedly about the rain.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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