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SD dairy industry expands
BROOKINGS, S.D. — As a result of ample supplies of both food and water, the sustainable future of South Dakota’s dairy industry looks bright.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - - News

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Interest in soil health grows in Upper midwest
Jerry Sikorski, a pilot and farmer, saw from the air years ago how erosion was hurting U.S. farmland. That led the veteran Ekalaka, Mont., producer to search for ways to protect his own soil.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Deadly pig virus numbers rise in US hog herd
Confirmed cases of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) increased by 296 in the week ended March 15, bringing the total number to 4,757, according to data released on Thursday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Animal Health Laboratory Network.
Friday, March, 21, 2014 - - News

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NDSA announces Atlas relief payout
Nearly six months after a winter storm, known as Atlas, hammered parts of North Dakota and South Dakota, a key disaster relief fund has made its final payout to affected ranchers.
Friday, March, 21, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Propane supplies likely to remain tight for years to come
If you rely on propane, put your thoughts of spring away and start concentrating on this coming fall and winter. Planning ahead and contracting for supplies can help you avoid the price spikes seen this year, and likely will again.
Friday, March, 21, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Blaze breaks out at Howard, S.D., grain elevator
Miner County (S.D.) officials confirmed a large fire at the Howard Farmers Co-op grain elevator Thursday night.
Friday, March, 21, 2014 - - News

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Peterson hopeful EPA won’t cut RFS
U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson is hopeful that the Environmental Protection Agency will not reduce the nation’s Renewable Fuel Standard by as much as it has proposed.
Thursday, March, 20, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Calif. to ease water restrictions in move to help farmers
Drought-plagued California will ease some protection for fish in the fragile San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta, officials said March 18, a move expected to make more water available for farming and ease political tensions in an election year.
Wednesday, March, 19, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Corn Palace audit shows Schilling mishandled funds
A state audit report released Monday says former Corn Palace Director Mark Schilling routinely counted money from the city-owned arena and tourist attraction’s cash registers alone in his office.
Tuesday, March, 18, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Maximize your investment by managing genetics
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Genetic management can be used to capture added value through the supply chain, according to Lisa Elliott, assistant professor and South Dakota State University Extension commodity marketing specialist.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - - News

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USDA wants ethanol available nationwide
Higher grade levels of ethanol need to be available outside the Midwest and the U.S. Department of Agriculture will help make that possible, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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NFU discusses 2014 priorities
SANTA FE, N.M. — The National Farmers Union will try to increase its membership and fight for the preservation of country-of-origin labeling for red meat, the Renewable Fuel Standard and fair trade agreements in 2014, NFU President Roger Johnson said during the group’s annual convention in Santa Fe, N.M., which ended March 11.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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How to negotiate an easement
More important, landowners are usually better off having a reasonable easement in place than losing rights to the property through eminent domain or other authority.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Renewable Fuel Standard reality check
The Renewable Fuel Standard has been so successful that the oil industry now sees ethanol as a major threat to its bottom line. Unfortunately, Annette Meeks’ opinion piece, “Ethanol mandate hurts environment,” recently published in Agweek, shamelessly parroted many of the oil industry’s false claims about ethanol and repeatedly cites skewed facts from an Associated Press story that can only be described as a “hatchet job” against the ethanol industry.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - - 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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Lower phosphate fertilizer prices prompt interest
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Lower phosphate fertilizer prices have generated interest among farmers to build soil phosphorus levels. At the same time, the practice is puzzling to some, explains Ron Gelderman, professor and South Dakota State University Extension soils specialist.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - - News

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Microdosing improves productivity in crops
URBANA, Ill. — Crop yields in the fragile semi-arid areas of Zimbabwe have been declining as a result of a decline in soil fertility resulting from mono-cropping, lack of fertilizer and other factors. In collaboration with the Internat- ional Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, University of Illinois researchers evaluated the use of a precision farming technique called “microdosing,” its effect on food security and its ability to improve yield at a low cost to farmers.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - University of Illinois - News

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Beef cows declining in US
North Dakota beef cow numbers increased for the second straight year, but U.S. numbers continued an eight-year decline. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service released the much-anticipated cattle report on Jan. 31. The report documented numbers for all classes of cattle on U.S. farms and ranches as of Jan. 1, 2013.
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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