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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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Meeks letter misses the mark
I disagreed with the March 10 commentary, “Ethanol mandate hurts environment,” by Annette Meeks of the Freedom Foundation of Minnesota.
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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Minn. marketer was in Ukraine during protests
FARGO, N.D. — A Red River Valley grain bin equipment marketing executive was in Kiev, Ukraine, during the deadly riots in mid-February. Martin Tubby says he’ll be going back as early as April to support his friends and clients, despite political unrest.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Pork producers ponder decreasing heat, increasing feed
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Dramatic increases in propane costs have many pork producers wondering if it’s more profitable to turn down the thermostat and increase available feed. This can be particularly true for early weaned pigs, which have the highest temperature requirement of all pigs.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - - News

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CHS drops objection in Anderson Seed case
FARGO, N.D. — CHS Inc., on March 7 withdrew a challenge of the North Dakota Public Service Commission’s assessment of its claim against cash grain deliveries to the insolvent Anderson Seed Inc.
Friday, March, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Minn. officials develop response plan for ag emergencies
Agriculture industry professionals from more than a dozen counties across southern Minnesota connected via video conference March 13 to discuss response plans in the event of an animal disease emergency.
Friday, March, 14, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Minn. House OKs plugging school lunch funding hole
Minnesota students would be guaranteed school lunches if senators agree with a House vote. By 130-0, representatives Thursday approved pumping $3.5 million into the school lunch program.
Thursday, March, 13, 2014 - Forum News Service - 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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Minn. man killed in farm accident
Stevens County responders found Paul Stark trapped between the bucket of a tractor and a cattle gate on his farm.
Thursday, March, 13, 2014 - - News

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Times are tough in sugar, but approaching planting season kindles optimism
Kelly Brantner, a fourth-generation sugar beet farmer, has seen tough times before. Another planting season is nearing, however, and Brantner and others involved in the area’s sugar beet industry say optimism is in order.
Wednesday, March, 12, 2014 - Agweek - 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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Ethanol mandate hurts environment
Congress has a rare opportunity to finally fix a legislative and financial fiasco: It can and should repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard once and for all. Repeal of the standard would result in a big gain for American taxpayers who have been footing the bill for higher energy and food prices — based on false promises.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Sugar shareholders slow to make ’14 grower deals
It’s getting down to the final month for growers setting their annual joint venture arrangements with shareholders of American Crystal Sugar Co.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Sugar beet show goes on
A key figure at the nation’s biggest indoor sugar beet show is gone, but the event goes on.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Agweek - 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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Beekeepers seek halt to corn pesticides said to kill bees
A group of Minnesota beekeepers on March 5 asked state agriculture officials to suspend the use of corn seeds treated with certain pesticides. The petition, signed by 40 beekeepers, blames neonicotinoid pesticides for killing honeybees.
Thursday, March, 06, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - 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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