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China GMO research funding dipped 80 percent
BEIJING — Chinese research funding into genetically modified organisms (GMO) has fallen by 80 percent in the past four years, according to a member of a parliamentary advisory body, as Beijing faces public unease over a technology it has been promoting to boost food security.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Biofuel concerns aren’t justified
Bemidji’s school buses performance during this winter’s harsh weather raised some concerns about biodiesel, and the Minnesota’s plans to increase the required biodiesel blend from the current 5 percent blend (B5) to 10 percent (B10) this summer.
Monday, March, 17, 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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Farm bill delivers for ND
I am proud because we were able to work in a bipartisan fashion to give our farmers and ranchers the certainty they deserve and North Dakota’s biggest economic driver the stability it needs.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farmers oppose diversion
Mark Askegaard is one of scores of farmers south of Fargo, N.D., who are using the courts and political influence against a $1.8 billion Red River flood diversion project they say will forever change their lives, land and towns.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Decision on Minn. sulfate wild rice limit could be year away
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on Wednesday released its preliminary findings on how much sulfate pollution is too much for wild rice, saying a two-year, $1.5 million field and laboratory study shows sulfate above 4 to 16 parts per million can produce a chain reaction in the ecosystem that harms wild rice.
Thursday, March, 13, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Cover crops workshop draws crowd
If one added up all the living animals, insects and people on Earth and weighed it against all of the living microorganisms below ground, the microorganisms would weigh more.
Wednesday, March, 12, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Grand Forks, N.D., conference promotes soil health
The Red River Valley region’s soil formed over 9,000 years. Speakers at a Grand Forks, N.D., conference have some suggestions on how farmers and ranchers can keep their precious soil healthy and productive.
Tuesday, March, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Alfalfa production and winter injury
Cold temperatures and lack of snow cover are the two issues concerning South Dakota alfalfa growers as they consider their 2014 crop. Their worries might be for naught, says Karla Hernandez, South Dakota State University Extension forages field specialist.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - - News

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Farmers ponder freeze damage in winter wheat
Excessive cold and the prospects of freeze-thaw issues in the southern Plains are adding to wheat market uncertainty heading into the spring. Jim Peterson, marketing director of the North Dakota Wheat Commission in Bismarck, says the market has been fickle on whether the possible freeze damage is a concern.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ranch family recovers from October blizzard
It’s been five months since the historic blizzard of Oct. 4, 2013. Shawn and Kristy Freeland of Caputa, S.D., are among some 600 livestock producers getting by with a little help from their friends.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Vilsack: Cut in funding does not undermine US meat safety
A cut in funding for the U.S. meat and poultry inspections contained in the Obama administration’s 2015 budget proposal does not mean less attention to food safety, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says.
Wednesday, March, 05, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Cuban sugar harvest falters
For the third consecutive year Cuba’s reorganized sugar industry is failing to perform up to expectations, increasing pressure on the government to open up the once proud sector to foreign investment.
Tuesday, March, 04, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Organic farm supporters say GMO contamination needs USDA controls
Growing crops free from contamination by genetically modified crops and the pesticides used on those biotech versions is getting more difficult and more costly for U.S. farmers, and new government rules to control contamination are needed, according to report issued on Monday by an environmental organization and an organic food group.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Minn. workshop to draw more interest in cover crops
WORTHINGTON, Minn. — Farmers who incorporate cover crops into their corn-soybean rotation are seeing better water infiltration in the soil, increased organic matter and, in many cases, higher yields. Still, the use of cover crops isn’t prevalent across southwest Minnesota.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Centrol launches tile installation
The region’s biggest franchise in independent crop consulting is diversifying into field drainage tile installation.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ag program graduates value experience and education
With the wealth of quality agricultural education in the Northern Plains, the graduates of such programs tend to be prepared for the big leap into the tides of the industry. Many find success early on, and others wade through challenges to eventually meet the life-long career goals they had longed to achieve.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ranchers mull feedlot expansions
FARGO, N.D. — More livestock producers are considering adding or expanding livestock feeding operations in North Dakota, officials say.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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SD conservation program enrollments stopped
In less than five years, about 82,000 acres of high-quality wildlife habitat was enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program in South Dakota.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Minn. town renews interest in biomass plant
Backers of a proposed $300 million, 30-megawatt biomass energy plant that could provide 70 jobs and produce electricity for the city of Red Lake Falls, Minn., will present the proposal to the public Wednesday.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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