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Drones could be ag’s next big thing
After seeing one in action, Duane Lunne could see himself buying a drone. The Dallas, S.D., cattle farmer and his friend Brad Kahler, of Colome, live two miles apart and were checking out a drone demonstration on Aug. 19, the opening day of Mitchell’s Dakotafest. The drones look cool, for sure, hovering and flying, with the high-quality models traveling up to 35 to 40 mph and weighing only 3 to 5 pounds.
Wednesday, August, 20, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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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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Preparing calves for weaning
Weaning is the most stressful event in a calf’s life. If calves can weather this stress unscathed, they have cleared a major hurdle to a productive future in the feedlot or as a replacement in the breeding herd, explains Russ Daly, associate professor and extension veterinarian at South Dakota State University.
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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North Dakota will benefit from a crop insurance program, a North Dakota man who neglected horses violates his probation and a Minnesota cattle grouped names a new leader.
Monday, August, 18, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Worthington Ag Parts celebrates 50 years
Worthington Ag Parts has put the name Worthington on the world map. The agricultural tractor salvage business celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.
Monday, August, 18, 2014 - Agweek - News

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E. coli outbreak linked to animals at Minn. fairs
A traveling Minnesota petting zoo has been linked to an outbreak of E. coli infections in several counties. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, cases of E. coli have been found among 13 people, seven of whom have been hospitalized. The department has linked the cases to Zerebko Zoo Tran of Bovey.
Wednesday, August, 13, 2014 - - News

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54 youngsters chosen to visit White House
WASHINGTON — A South Dakota girl’s recipe for a healthy school meal won her a trip to the White House and an opportunity to meet President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at a Kids State Dinner on July 18.
Monday, August, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Hoeven to meet with CP head Aug. 11
Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., will meet Aug.11 with the Canadian Pacific Railway CEO in Minot about the rail issues the ag industry has experienced. The event will be open to the public.
Friday, August, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Minn. farm show set for Aug. 5 to 7
Farmers have many interests, so Minnesota Farmfest’s lineup includes everything from farm safety and precision agriculture to political forums and a celebration of young farmers.
Monday, August, 04, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Court upholds USDA COOL authority, implementation
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on July 29 upheld the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s authority to issue rules implementing the country-of-origin labeling law for meat and poultry products. The court also denied a request for a preliminary injunction to block implementation of USDA’s May 2013 final rule for the labeling law.
Wednesday, July, 30, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Meat supplier in China food scandal grew with McDonald’s
On Wednesday, McDonald’s stood by its long-time business partner OSI in the face of a deepening food safety scandal at a unit of OSI in China where five people are detained.
Thursday, July, 24, 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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Study shows Zilmax has no negative effects on cattle health
LINCOLN, Neb. — The cattle feed additive Zilmax has no noticeable detrimental effect on cattle health or well-being, according to research by scientists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - - News

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Keep animals safe in hot temps
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Weather forecasters are predicting the hottest temperatures so far this summer to arrive sometime this week, accompanied by intense humidity.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - - News

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Officials at Minn. meeting say farmers need to manage water before government steps in
If Minnesota farmers don’t cooperate to manage water, the federal and state government will do it for them, officials at a water issues forum said Thursday.
Thursday, July, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Dunking for dollars
I guess I was the closest thing to a local celebrity they could think of in my nearby town of Rugby, N.D., when the Lutheran church was recruiting victims and honorees for their dunking booth at the Pierce County Fair.
Monday, July, 14, 2014 - Agweek - 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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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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Mud can reduce cattle performance, feed efficiency
BROOKINGS, S.D. — The performance and cost of gain to background or finish cattle depends in large part on the quality of their feeding environment — as little as 4 to 8 inches of mud can reduce performance and feed efficiency by about 13 percent, says Warren Rusche, South Dakota State University Extension cow-calf field specialist.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - - News

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