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Spraying during temperature inversion worsens drift
FARGO, N.D. — A new report from North Dakota State University describes in detail how temperature inversions work and how they can cause pesticide spray drift and damage.
Monday, May, 05, 2014 - Agweek - News

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City kid turns to farming
Twenty-seven-year-old Sobieck is a rarity in modern agriculture. He’s a city kid who had no ties to agriculture and no plans to become a farmer — until he met and fell in love with Holly Finken, a North Dakota farm girl.
Monday, May, 05, 2014 - Agweek - News

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CHS water tests continue, expected to end today
A pump test has sent 2,300 gallons of water per minute spilling onto the ground about eight miles south of Spiritwood, N.D., since April 23. The test ends today and is required by the North Dakota State Water Commission. It is part of the permitting process for the proposed CHS nitrogen fertilizer plant near Spiritwood.
Wednesday, April, 30, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Ensure bulls are reproductively sound
Our thinking needs to move to the bulls in the herd, because it is time to start worrying. A bull that is not reproductively sound today more than likely will not be settling cows in June.
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Minn. lawmakers consider GMO label
A “produced with genetic engineering” label could one day make its appearance in Minnesota stores. Rep. Karen Clark, D-Minneapolis, sponsors a bill to regulate disclosure of genetically engineered food and seed. The House commerce committee held an informational hearing on the bill Thursday. There is no Senate companion and the House committee took no vote.
Thursday, April, 24, 2014 - Session Daily - News

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Fargo-Moorhead diversion progresses
FARGO, N.D. — With the threat of a federal injunction from project opponents looming, diversion leaders are moving ahead with a ring levee around three communities south of the Fargo-Moorhead, Minn., area, in hopes of starting construction in July.
Monday, April, 21, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Rail debate off track
Progressive Rail magazine, May 2013, said Burlington Northern Santa Fe now moves about seven or eight unit trains per day from the Bakken, or 600,000 barrels of oil. And daily volume is projected to be 700,000 barrels by year’s end and to 1 million barrels (current ethanol production capacity) by some point in 2014. BNSF transferred engines from the upper Midwest to increase movement of oil cars from 9,000 in 2009 to 400,000 in 2013.
Monday, April, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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‘Farmland’ spreads message of 6 farmers
FARGO, N.D. — Ryan Veldhuizen isn’t hinting exactly what his message will be in his role in the documentary movie “Farmland,” which will be released nationally in theaters. But he says he’s looking forward to being one of six U.S. farmers to take the message onto a national stage.
Monday, April, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Vt. Senate passes mandatory GMO food-labeling law
The Vermont Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would make the state the first in the U.S. to enact mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically modified crops.
Thursday, April, 17, 2014 - Reuters - News

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CHS officials continue to review status of proposed plant
CHS corporate officials continue to review the status of the proposed nitrogen fertilizer plant at Spiritwood, N.D., according to Carl Casale, CHS president and CEO. The latest information does not include a timeline for any future decisions.
Wednesday, April, 16, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Ethanol and government myths debunked
Orrie Swayze from Watertown, S.D., and I have traveled many miles together as friends and American Coalition for Ethanol founding board members. We have gained a historical perspective on ethanol. I am certainly old enough to have one, and I have always wanted to team with Orrie to share our perspectives with others.
Monday, April, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Caution in manure placement could reduce PEDv
BROOKINGS, S.D. — The presence of the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) in the region requires producers, manure haulers and landowners to work together to reduce the risk of disease spread during the manure application season, explains Erin Cortus, assistant professor and South Dakota State University Extension environmental quality engineer.
Monday, April, 14, 2014 - - News

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Fargo-Moorhead diversion leaders move forward on contested ring dike
Farmers and others oppose the $1.8 billion flood protection project on the grounds that it will damage surrounding land, and crop insurance options for those farmers who would be unable to plant are uncertain.
Friday, April, 11, 2014 - - News

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CHS delays anticipated announcement about construction of ND nitrogen fertilizer plant
An anticipated announcement on the proposed CHS Inc. nitrogen fertilizer plant in Spiritwood, N.D., was delayed by the company Tuesday. Annette Degnan, marketing communications director for CHS, said “significantly higher than expected construction and labor cost estimates,” were prompting further review of the project.
Wednesday, April, 02, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Insurance group offers diversion help
FARGO, N.D. — A Billings, Mont., crop insurance consulting company has come up with a list of ways the Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Authority might mitigate agricultural losses.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Further delay in railroad shipments
FARGO, N.D. — Railroad performance for agriculture isn’t improving, and shippers served by Canadian Pacific Railway are growing more concerned their locomotives and crews are going to the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway in the U.S.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Gavilon: US farm industry needs system to deal with unapproved GMOs
The U.S. agriculture industry must devise a system to handle genetically modified crops barred by major importers because unapproved varieties will comprise an increasing portion of production in coming years, top executives at grain merchant Gavilon Group LLC say.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Dow seeks growth with seed and chemicals
INDIANAPOLIS — Dan Kittle has spent more than a decade waiting for this day. As the man in charge of research and development at Dow AgroSciences, the unit of Dow Chemical Co. that develops agricultural seeds and pesticides, Kittle remembers the “big shock” when rival Monsanto Co. unveiled a genetically modified seed in 1996, designed to be used in combination with a specific herbicide, a combination that rapidly led Monsanto to riches.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Infrastructure, trade limit farmers
URBANA, Ill. — Even after the agricultural reforms of 2002 and 2003, for wheat, rice and pearl millet farmers in India, grain markets are still pretty sticky.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - - News

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NDSU, collaborators set ag drone research plan
Researchers at North Dakota State University are calling their upcoming work a “proof-of-concept” study that will help determine if and how drones might help farmers and ranchers in everyday business.
Thursday, March, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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