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Farmers hope for useful information from drones
Hundreds of farmers in the Upper Midwest are collecting data about their fields with drones this year, hoping the information will make their farm operations more productive.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Small farms, big roles
The Census of Agriculture shows, for the most part, farms are becoming bigger and fewer. But the census also shows farms still vary in size: Small ones are growing in number and those of modest size continue to play a huge role. Agweek kicks off a series profiling small farms operated by people whose main sources of income are off-farm jobs.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Rancher works as shop foreman
For two decades, Strom of Hill River Farm was a ranch without cattle. But Mark Strom, a fifth-generation rancher, brought them back. “Animals, livestock — whether it’s a dog or cat — I pretty much have a passion for it,” he says.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Boiler production trends
The phenomenal increase in U.S. per capita broiler consumption has been one of the most remarkable happenings that we have observed in our 40 plus years of watching agricultural data.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Corn 'N' calculator released
Dave Franzen, a North Dakota State University Extension Service soil scientist, in late April completed a major recalculation of nitrogen recommendations for corn and posted it on his website.
Monday, May, 12, 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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Entrepreneur develops unit for aeration fans
Rick Bergenheier has spent a lot of time around grain bins and aeration fans. He says he’s seen “the trials and tribulations that farmers go through” with grain storage management.
Friday, May, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Feds amend insurance fraud case against Johnsons
Federal prosecutors have increased allegations against farming brothers from Northwood, N.D., saying they added chemicals to potato seeds to cut production in a crop insurance fraud case, taking $2 million from fraudulent insurance claims since 2002, as well as federal disaster funds.
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Report: EU should halve meat, dairy consumption to cut nitrogen
People in the European Union, who according to a United Nations body eat way more protein than necessary, could prompt big cuts in nitrogen pollution if they halved their meat and dairy consumption, according to a U.N.-backed report.
Friday, April, 25, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Mo. executes convicted killer in 1993 cattle-stealing plot
Missouri officials on Wednesday executed a man who had been convicted in 1993 of murdering a farming couple in their 60s in a plot to steal their cattle, a state official said.
Wednesday, April, 23, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Feds amend insurance case against ND potato growers
FARGO, N.D. — Federal prosecutors have increased allegations against farming brothers from Northwood, N.D., saying they added chemicals to potato seeds to cut production in a crop insurance fraud case, taking $2 million from fraudulent insurance claims since 2002 as well as federal disaster funds.
Monday, April, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Rail delays a concern for Grain Dealers exec
FARGO, N.D. — Railroads and grain transportation have been key issues for the North Dakota Grain Dealers Association since its inception in 1923, and the organization’s new top staffer expects that will continue as he takes his post during the era of Big Oil.
Monday, April, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ag commissioner challenge rattled membership
BISMARCK — North Dakota Farm Bureau leaders are mulling their next move after their divisive decision to back a challenger who ultimately failed to topple Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring for the Republican endorsement.
Monday, April, 21, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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ND extension official honored for Annie's Project work
Willie Huot says he recognized the value of Annie’s Project when he first heard about it at a national conference in 2005. The Grand Forks (N.D.) County Extension Service agent helped establish the program across North Dakota the following year, adding innovations that subsequently were used in other states, too.
Monday, April, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farmers concerned with providing info to companies
WASHINGTON — Farm leaders and executives from companies offering “prescriptive” services to farmers that involve collecting data on their individual planting, operating and harvesting practices met in Kansas City on April 10 to discuss issues such as privacy and security of the farmers’ data.
Monday, April, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Young farmers join local movement
WINDSOR, N.D. — Hannah Sargent and Jonathon Moser didn’t intend to be farmers. In January 2013, the young couple traveled to the Land Down Under to work at Captain’s Creek Organic Farm, a 200-acre organic vegetable farm an hour north of Melbourne, Victoria. They managed the farm’s community-supported agriculture operation and learned how to milk goats.
Monday, April, 21, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Farm bill brings new programs
The passage of the farm bill in February marks the largest shift in U.S. dairy policy in the past 70 years. The legislation represents a radical departure from dairy price supports and reliance on government.
Monday, April, 21, 2014 - - News

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STB orders railways to develop a plan to ship fertilizer for spring planting
On April 15, the U.S. Surface Transportation Board announced it would direct Canadian pacific Railway and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway to report by April 18 their plans to make sure fertilizer is delivered to farmers for spring planting.
Wednesday, April, 16, 2014 - - News

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Farmers share similar but different struggles across globe
Our understanding of the issues facing U.S. farmers is not limited to what we have learned during the course of our academic endeavors. Daryll grew up on a farm in Hamilton County, Iowa, and has family members who are still engaged in farming. In addition, he has the opportunity to talk to farmers during the numerous presentations he makes to farm groups each year.
Monday, April, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND livestock development director sees opportunities
Shaun Quissell has both personal and professional connections to livestock.He’s part of a family beef operation near Scranton, N.D. He’s also the new director of the North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s livestock development division. Quissell succeeds Wayne Carlson, who retired after 21 years in the post.
Monday, April, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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