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White mold research at risk
Like many farmers in the Upper Midwest, Jason Mewes has battled white mold for years. The disease, also known as sclerotinia, afflicts some of the most widely grown crops in this part of the world.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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CWB adding to network
CWB, formerly known as the Canadian Wheat Board, has announced plans to build its “first state-of-the-art grain facility.”
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Fate of key ag deduction is murky
Area farmers and farm implement dealers continue to press for an extension of a popular federal tax break. But predicting how Congress will respond is difficult, officials say.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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New weapon against crop disease
This spring, for the first time, Rutherford and other area sugar beet growers will be able to use the Kabina seed treatment. Kabina is considered an affordable, convenient and effective way to combat rhizoctonia in sugar beets.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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March 17 was big day for crop insurance
March 17 was the deadline for buying or modifying crop insurance for most spring-planted crops.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Basics of soil health
There’s no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to improving the soil health of Upper Midwest farms
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Speaker discusses plant breeding
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Tom Peters can tell you a lot about biotechnology and agriculture. Peters, University of Minnesota and North Dakota State University Extension sugar beet agronomist and weed specialist, gave the March 12 keynote address at the 52nd annual International Sugarbeet Institute in Grand Forks, N.D.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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CHS stock sale might fund Spiritwood plant, calling small farmers and specialty crop funding available.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Thieves target irrigation systems
Pivot irrigation systems are used only part of the year in the Upper Midwest, but they can be a year-round target for copper thieves.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Fraternity of farming
The four Podolls were named 2014 Organic Farmers of the Year by the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service, or MOSES, a prominent nonprofit organization based in Spring Valley, Wis. Nearly 3,400 people attended the organization’s recent annual convention.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Sugar beet show goes on
A key figure at the nation’s biggest indoor sugar beet show is gone, but the event goes on.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Definition of "farm" complicates ag census data
To anyone involved with Upper Midwest agriculture, the growing size and declining number of area farms is a truism.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Calling small farmers
Agweek would like to profile one or two very small farms in a future issue. If you fit that description and are interested, or know of someone else who does, please let us know by March 28.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ag census shows fewer bigger farms and more young farmers
The number of farmers aged 25 to 34 has risen, a welcome change in an economic sector where, by all accounts, more young blood is needed. Nationwide, the U.S. had 109,146 farmers aged 25 to 34 in 2012, up from 106,735 in 2007.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Klobuchar: Urban support high for farm bill
Urban Minnesota residents generally are supportive of the new farm bill, says Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Considering alternative crops
Sagging crop prices, particularly corn prices, have farmers looking into other crops, including dry beans and other “small-market crops” that normally don’t get much attention.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Communication, goal-setting crucial to passing on farm business
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Though it’s tempting to put off planning for farm business transition, there’s too much at risk to delay, according to a North Dakota State University professor. “Let’s not procrastinate. Let’s get engaged in this planning,” said David Saxowsky, a professor in the NDSU agribusiness and applied economics department.
Friday, February, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Klobuchar discusses farm bill reaction
EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. — Urban Minnesota residents generally are supportive of the new farm bill, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., said Feb. 17.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farm business transition examined at crop expo
Good communication is important in just about every activity involving two or more human beings. It’s especially important in planning a farm business transition, says David Saxowsky, a professor in the North Dakota State University agribusiness and applied economics department. “Communication among all the parties involved is just essential,” he says.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Conservation officials recommend windbreaks
Curtis Zerface remembers when farmers routinely planted windbreaks to protect their fields. But times and farming practices have changed. Reflecting the regionwide trend, no windbreaks were planted in North Dakota’s Traill County in 2012 or 2013, and interest in them remains negligible this spring, says Zerface, the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s district conservationist for the county.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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