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Extension workshop in Grand Forks, ND, covers tile drainage
Brad Thykeson first installed tile drainage in 2009. The Portland, N.D., farmer is quick to say he hasn’t become an expert since then — but he’s learned enough to offer a few pointers to other area agriculturalists.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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After first lab-grown burger, test-tube chicken is next on menu
TEL AVIV/FRANKFURT - Two years after scientists cooked up the first test tube beef hamburger, researchers in Israel are working on an even trickier recipe: the world's first lab-grown chicken.
Friday, March, 13, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Some ethanol supporters push for E30
While the mainstream ethanol advocates are pushing toward E15, some want much more. Orrie Swayze, a Wilmot, S.D., semi-farmer and former South Dakota Corn Growers Association president, says the Environmental Protection Agency shift toward E15 would be a “zero growth proposition,” and should only be a step toward a goal of E30.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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A profit-friendly partnership
Jeff Broin says if farmers want corn prices back at a profitable level, they need to get involved in politics and get engaged to keep the ethanol industry strong. At age 49, Broin is the executive chairman and founder of Poet LLC, a company that operates 27 ethanol plants across seven states, producing an estimated 1.7 billion gallons of ethanol a year.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Sensor will predict crop yield
A “look-ahead” sensor that converted the bending load of napiergrass to a measure of yield was one of four yield-sensing approaches developed by University of Illinois researchers.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - University of Illinois - News

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ABCs of GMOs: On food shelves since 1994
GMOs — or genetically modified organisms — first hit U.S. grocery shelves in 1994. They have been hotly debated in the two decades since, being denounced as unstable, unhealthy "frankenfoods" by some while being touted as a solution to feeding a growing global population by others. “Farmers are obviously not out to harm their buyers,” says Scott Sinner, who grows both GMO and non-GMO crops. “Why would they be? It doesn’t make any sense.”
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Keep stored grain cool and dry
FARGO, N.D. — Keeping stored grain cool is important as outdoor temperatures start to rise this spring, a North Dakota State University Extension Service agricultural engineer advises.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - - News

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Economist at Northern Soybean Expo sees continued recovery
Don’t expect much inflation in 2015, but do expect a continued economic recovery, a nationally known economist told hundreds of conference-going farmers on Feb. 17 at the Northern Soybean Expo in Fargo, N.D.
Wednesday, February, 18, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Pro-GMO labeling senators plan amendment
Senators who favor the labeling of foods with genetically modified ingredients hope to use the amendment process to pass a labeling measure in the Senate, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said Feb. 12.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Pro-GMO labeling senators plan amendment
Senators who favor the labeling of foods with genetically modified ingredients hope to use the amendment process to pass a labeling measure in the Senate, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said Feb. 12.
Friday, February, 13, 2015 - Agweek - News

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NASDA supports FDA as biotech labeler
The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture on Feb. 3 passed a resolution to support a “national uniform labeling policy for foods derived from genetic engineering” and to reaffirm the Food and Drug Administration as “the authority in uniform food labeling.”
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Annual KMOT Ag Expo still upbeat despite lower crop prices
A no-reason-to-panic attitude was typical of people who talked with Agweek Wednesday on the first day of the 44th annual KMOT Ag Expo, one of the region’s largest and most popular farm shows. The three-day show, which ends Jan. 30, is at the State Fair Center on the North Dakota State Fairgrounds. An estimated 30,000 to 40,000 people will attend, as will more than 1,000 exhibitors.
Wednesday, January, 28, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Researchers suggest studies into soil damage
URBANA, Ill. — When levees fail, either naturally or as an intentional breach, as was the case on the Mississippi River in 2011, an orchestrated effort is made to remove or repair flood-damaged homes and other structures.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - University of Illinois, Urbana - News

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Precision Ag Summit proves interest in technology is still high
North Dakota’s 4th Annual Precision Agriculture Summit drew a slightly smaller crowd to Jamestown than last year, but the audience still showed strong and more intense interest in a fast-changing topic.
Tuesday, January, 20, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Precision Ag Summit to focus on data, UAS
FARGO, N.D. — The fourth annual Precision Agriculture Summit will be held Jan. 19 and 20 at the North Dakota Farmers Union Conference Center in Jamestown, N.D.
Thursday, January, 15, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Pharmaceutical executive joins Symbiota
Symbiota, a start-up agricultural plant health company planning to tweak the capabilities of wheat, corn, soy and other crops in ways that improve yields, has named a former pharmaceutical executive as its president and CEO.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Appareo Systems buys Alien Technology building
FARGO, N.D. — A fast-growing Fargo engineering firm is expanding into alien territory. Appareo Systems has purchased the former Alien Technology building in the North Dakota State University Research and Technology Park.
Monday, January, 05, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Field sensors aim to help farmers
FARGO, N.D. — Talk about getting in on the ground floor of a new technology. Last summer, Chad Ulven and Corey Kratcha started c2sensor corp., a developer of biodegradable, soil-based sensors that aim to help farmers figure out how much water and nutrients they should be putting on crops to achieve maximum yields.
Monday, January, 05, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Weather, prices, farm bill, rail delays are top stories in regional ag
No two years are the same in Upper Midwest agriculture, but 2014 brought some familiar issues and concerns. Erratic weather, improving technology, plunging grain prices, frustration with the railroads and political events in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere — all old acquaintances of area farmers and ranchers — popped up again.
Monday, December, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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China officially approves imports of Bayer GMO soybean variety
China has officially approved imports of a genetically modified Bayer CropScience soybean variety after seven years of review, the company says, raising expectations that approval notices will come soon for other grains.
Monday, December, 22, 2014 - Reuters - News

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