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The federal government OKs a new Minnesota propane facility, North Dakota producers report livestock loss from algae poisoning, and Moscow bans western food imports.
Monday, August, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Experts say watch for FSA mailings, get landlords in loop
REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. — Farmers should make sure to open and act upon farm program crop base mailings from Farm Service Agency this month, but they should wait as long as possible to choose between the Price Loss Coverage or Agriculture Risk Coverage options in the program.
Monday, August, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND farmer works as coal miner
Jayme Boeshans, with help from family and friends, is building a modest farmstead north of Beulah, N.D. It’s isn’t far from the house where he grew up and his parents still live. It’s also near the house, now mostly lost to time and the waters of manmade Lake Sakakawea, where his great-grandparents homesteaded.
Monday, August, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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54 youngsters chosen to visit White House
WASHINGTON — A South Dakota girl’s recipe for a healthy school meal won her a trip to the White House and an opportunity to meet President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at a Kids State Dinner on July 18.
Monday, August, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Thune hits small towns to talk ag issues, railcar shortage
Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., posed a question Thursday morning to those at CHS Farmers Alliance. “What can Uncle Sam do for you?” he asked the handful of locals gathered in the store. “Raise crop prices,” said resident Matt Schroeder, drawing laughs from others, including Thune.
Friday, August, 08, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Peterson, Sinner talk grain train delays
U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson and George Sinner know about the problem. They’ve heard from plenty of farmers about rail shipment delays. What’s harder to grasp is an immediate solution. Sinner and Peterson heard from farmers, retailers and bankers in Cavalier on Thursday afternoon about various agriculture-related issues they’re facing.
Friday, August, 08, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Federal government OKs new Minn. propane facility
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved a storage facility that could ease a second straight winter propane shortage in Minnesota.
Wednesday, August, 06, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Lessons from California prove eye-opening
A few weeks ago, I used some time off from covering Upper Great Plains agriculture for Agweek to attend a two-day seminar focusing on the “Salad Bowl of the World” in Salinas, Calif.
Monday, August, 04, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Minn. man has passion for pollinators
WORTHINGTON, Minn. — There has been a lot of buzz about bees in recent years with the sharp decline in the honeybee population, Colony Collapse Disorder and fears there might one day not be enough honeybees to pollinate the trees and plants that bear our fruits and vegetables.
Monday, July, 28, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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A record wheat crop?
The annual tour of area fields shows great promise, but development is behind normal.
Thursday, July, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Race for ND agriculture commissioner is all about oil
North Dakota’s biggest oil producers have picked a side and put money into an obscure election for the state’s agriculture commissioner, hoping to ward off a rising Democratic challenger who could limit development of new wells and pipelines.
Tuesday, July, 22, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Farmers, conservationists split on Water of the U.S. rule
Conservation groups are mounting a campaign in defense of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the U.S. rule. Meanwhile, farm leaders and Republicans in the House move bills to try to stop EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from proceeding with the rule on the grounds that it expands jurisdiction into bodies of water on farms.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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University is targeting fall opening of crop lab
BOZEMAN, Mont. — Work is beginning this summer to establish a regional laboratory at Montana State University for diagnosing insects, diseases and weeds in pulse crops.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - MSU News Service - News

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Consider summer annuals for forage
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Warm-season annuals are excellent options to consider as a way to increase a farm or ranch’s forage production, explains Warren Rusche, South Dakota State University Extension cow-calf field specialist.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - - News

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Rising corn yields, rail delays lead to bin-building boom
Derrick Rauen of Summit, S.D., is on the front lines of what industry experts say is another year in the region’s bin-building binge.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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‘Peak soil’ depletion raises global prices
LONDON — The challenge of ensuring future food security as populations grow and diets change has its roots in soil, but the increasing degradation of the earth’s thin skin is threatening to push up food prices and increase deforestation.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Officials at Minn. meeting say farmers need to manage water before government steps in
If Minnesota farmers don’t cooperate to manage water, the federal and state government will do it for them, officials at a water issues forum said Thursday.
Thursday, July, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Beef cattle numbers thriving, despite weather woes
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Beef cattle outnumber people in South Dakota by more than a 4 to 1 ratio. With this in mind, it should come as no surprise that South Dakota cattlemen and cattle feeders continue to keep their stake among national leaders in beef production despite the challenges presented by the drought of 2012, Storm Atlas and escalating feed and land costs.
Monday, July, 14, 2014 - - News

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Flood control creates tough times for farmers, ranchers
Ken Livedalen looks over what once was a broad meadow near the Souris River. For decades the ground produced a bountiful crop of nutritious grass that he baled and fed to his cattle.
Monday, July, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Income minus cost equals net return
For those who do math, what is $713 minus $537? The answer is $176. Those are good numbers, especially for the cow-calf producer, because the $713 indicates the amount of cash that cows have been able to generate after adjusting for replacements.
Monday, July, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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