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Drones hit Dakotafest
Technology will dominate this year’s Dakotafest in Mitchell, S.D. Ray Bianchi, senior director for IDEAg Group — which owns Dakotafest — said there will be a total of four programs held on drones through Wednesday. The drone programs will be on different applications for agriculture and how the unmanned aerial vehicles with cameras can assist farmers and ranchers.
Tuesday, August, 19, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Beach, ND, zoning board recommends land use change for elevator rail spur
A proposed rail spur that would alleviate the Beach (N.D.) Grain Cooperative’s issues with trains took its first step toward becoming a reality Monday morning.
Tuesday, August, 19, 2014 - - News

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MSU protects against wheat midge
Montana State University and wheat growers across the state are working together to protect the state’s billion-dollar wheat industry from a tiny orange midge capable of inflicting major damage on the crop.
Monday, August, 18, 2014 - MSU News Service - News

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Parasites eat away profits
Internal parasites in cattle — often called worms — eat away at the performance and marbling potential in fed cattle, even when they’re dewormed properly at arrival. That’s according to research at Iowa State University, which also suggests deworming stockers or preconditioned calves as a best management approach.
Monday, August, 18, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Keep cattle records
As summer appears to be waning and fall soon will be upon us, a quote from former Dickinson (N.D.) Research Extension Center employee Harlan Hughes rings true: “You can’t manage what you don’t measure.”
Monday, August, 18, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Harvest, that special time of year
Wheat harvest is about to begin in south-central North Dakota, and yields could be among the highest ever.
Monday, August, 18, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Biofuel crop laws needed
If the hottest new plant grown as a biofuel crop is approved based solely on its greenhouse gas emission profile, its potential as the next invasive species might not be discovered until it’s too late.
Monday, August, 18, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Reducing postharvest loss
With all the effort it takes to grow a food crop from seed to sale, it might be surprising that some farms in Brazil lose 10 to 12 percent of their yield at various points along the postharvest route.
Monday, August, 18, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Canadian Pacific's Harrison: We will get better
Hunter Harrison, CEO of Canadian Pacific Railway, showed his pride and disappointment in his railroad’s ability to move North Dakota grain in a meeting Aug. 11 with shippers and two U.S. senators in Minot.
Monday, August, 18, 2014 - Agweek - News

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NDSU field days to address salt issues
A Soil Health Field Day will be held Aug. 21 at the historic Bagg Bonanza farm near Mooreton, N.D. Some of the events will be at a nearby North Dakota State University research and demonstration farm.
Monday, August, 18, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Beef groups differ on check-off revamp
The three-year attempt to make recommendations to Congress to revamp the Beef Checkoff program might be in trouble.
Monday, August, 18, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Agri-Women Harvest of Knowledge conference set
The Minnesota and North Dakota Agri-Women’s 32nd Harvest of Knowledge Conference will be held Oct. 24 at the Ramada Inn in Grand Forks, N.D.
Monday, August, 18, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Controlling the language
I talked once with a farmer who repeatedly mentioned the “individualized housing” in which animals live. He slipped once and used “cage,” but quickly corrected himself. OK, I told myself, it’s the old control-the-language, control-the-debate approach. But the animals live in cages, and that’s the term I’ll keep using.
Monday, August, 18, 2014 - Agweek - News

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CWWPA won’t protect our precious resources
As a life-long resident of rural North Dakota and a professional in the environmental field, I have spent my entire life caring about our state’s outdoors and natural resources. I’m committed to preserving the land and protecting our wildlife populations, which is why I’m a board member on the Mercer County Soil Conservation District and monitor the health of wildlife populations on reclaimed lands.
Monday, August, 18, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Let light shine on EB-5
Recently, I urged the Government Operations & Audit Committee to obtain more inform- ation about the management and outcome of the EB-5 program, specifically regarding Northern Beef Packers. I motioned to subpoena Joop Bollen, former director of the EB-5 program in South Dakota. While I tried to bring transparency and balance back to the South Dakota state government, Republican legislators on the committee tried to silence me. I won’t be silenced.
Monday, August, 18, 2014 - Agweek - News

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An inside look at the Worthington Ag Parts operation
Worthington Ag Parts in Worthington, Minn., is the original location of a global business and still one of its busiest stores.
Monday, August, 18, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Buffalo herd gets loose in wildlife refuge
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- A dozen or more buffalo are roaming the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge in northwest Minnesota after they got loose from a neighboring farm.
Friday, August, 15, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Beef Products Inc. reopens plant as suit over meat’s name proceeds
Beef Products Inc. will reopen a Kansas processing plant on Monday to boost production of lean, finely textured beef, which critics call “pink slime,” as wholesale beef prices soar with a shrinking U.S. cattle herd. The reopening of the Garden City, Kan., plant comes more than two years after it was shuttered following a national media controversy about the BPI product.
Thursday, August, 14, 2014 - - News

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SD meetings help inform farmers on farm bill programs, decisions
With a new farm bill signed into law, farmers are now faced with big decisions that could affect their farms far into the future. To help farmers in South Dakota learn about the new five-year farm bill, which sets policies for hundreds of programs ranging from farm subsidies to nutrition, the South Dakota Farmers Union and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency held an educational meeting Aug. 13 at the Cedar Shore Resort in Oacoma.
Thursday, August, 14, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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New sugar beet receiving station under construction near New London, Minn.
At a glance, it appears that another gravel mining operation is underway in northern Kandiyohi County, Minn. But the looming pyramids of sand along U.S. Highway 71 north of New London are simply a result of materials being in the way of a 30-acre sugar beet receiving station currently under construction.
Thursday, August, 14, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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