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Drones for farms a challenge, but popular topic at Precision Ag Summit
Topics at this year’s Precision Ag Action Summit in Jamestown, N.D., ranged from Google Glass, a technology for putting a smartphone into eyeglass frames, to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), to the quality and ability to use data, which is becoming so voluminous that it has its own name — big data.
Tuesday, January, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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2 growers and a scientist win awards at recent Potato Expo
When Carl Hoverson began farming in the 1970s, some farmers still used moldboard plows.“We kept fields super black in those days,” says Hoverson, a Larimore, N.D., farmer. “Now we leave residue to keep the dirt from blowing.”
Monday, January, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Grant benefits Mont. potatoes, leads to new website
A new grant will make it easier and more affordable for Montana gardeners to buy disease-free potatoes that got their start in Montana, says Nina Zidack, director of the Montana State University Potato Lab.
Monday, January, 20, 2014 - MSU News Service - News

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Honors for ND potato industry
Two North Dakota growers and a scientist win awards at recent Potato Expo.
Tuesday, January, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Britain’s farm minister urges EU to vote in favor of modified crop
Britain’s farm minister called on the European Union to approve a strain of genetically modified maize in a vote later this month, saying such a move was supported by scientific evidence.
Monday, January, 13, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Researchers study effects of weevil trap colors
Red and green traps attract more sweet potato weevils than other colors, and a Montana State University researcher who made that discovery wants to know if Montana insects react the same way.
Monday, January, 13, 2014 - MSU News Service - News

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UK farm minister calls for EU to approve GM corn in vote
Britain’s farm minister called on the European Union to approve a strain of genetically modified maize in a vote later this month, saying such a move was supported by scientific evidence.
Tuesday, January, 07, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Traders squeezed in India
Farmers such as 68-year-old Ghanshyam Gokale are quietly shaking up agricultural commodity trading in India, forcing the likes of top soybean processor Ruchi Soya to shift its business model away from futures contracts and toward the spot market.
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - Reuters - News

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The next evolution in agriculture
North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring said the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) could eventually change the way growers approach the business of farming.
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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What's in the bull soup
Buying bulls is like making soup. You put in a bit of this and a bit of that and in the end, you have good soup.
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ag is most promising market for drones
Idaho farmer Robert Blair isn’t waiting around for federal aviation officials to work out rules for drones. He and a friend built their own, outfitting it with cameras and using it to monitor his 1,500 acres.
Monday, December, 23, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Atlas hit field insects
While the aftermath of winter storm Atlas is still felt by ranchers, growers of field and forage crops in storm-hit areas of western South Dakota might see an unexpected positive outcome for the coming season when it comes to insect pressure says, Anitha Chirumamilla, South Dakota State University Extension entomology field specialist.
Monday, December, 23, 2013 - - News

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Another 'meeting season' begins in area agriculture
Non-agriculturalists sometimes grump to me that farmers work hard in the summer but do nothing in the winter except go to meetings.
Monday, December, 09, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Food stamps need fix
North Dakota farmers are in limbo with the farm program trapped in a dispute between the U. S. Senate and the House over cuts in the food stamp budget.
Monday, December, 09, 2013 - Agweek - News

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November prices down
The November All Farm Products Index is 183 percent of its 1990 to 1992 base, down 3.2 percent from the October index and 12 percent below the November 2012 index.
Monday, December, 02, 2013 - USDA - News

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Rising tensions
Aggressive agriculture on once-forested land is causing concern in Minn.
Monday, November, 11, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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USDA: Record US corn crop
U.S. farmers will harvest a record corn crop, according to a key report issued Friday.
Friday, November, 08, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Wash. state measure on labeling GMO foods defeated
Voters in Washington state have rejected a ballot measure requiring mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods.
Thursday, November, 07, 2013 - - News

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A new specialty spud
A Williston, N.D. area group offers the new MonDak Gold variety.
Monday, November, 04, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Harvest slows after good start
Farmers across much of the Upper Midwest had harvest delays this past October, when long stretches of wet weather hit the area.
Monday, November, 04, 2013 - Agweek - News

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