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Plunging grain prices prompt growing interest in raising both crops and livestock
FOSSTON, Minn. — Like most area farmers who raise crops, the Landsverk family is hurt by falling grain prices. Unlike many of their fellow farmers, however, the Landsverks have a safety net. They run an organic dairy operation, and their milk income cushions declining grain sales.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Farmland rental rates a tough topic
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — Willie Huot has spent years helping farmers and landlords develop farmland rental agreements and he’s reached this conclusion: “What you come up with has to benefit both parties. It needs to be a win-win situation,” says Huot, a veteran Grand Forks (N.D.) County extension agent.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Underground, rooftop ag growing in urban areas
LONDON — On a cold and rainy Friday afternoon, Steven Dring is tending his baby carrots in a somewhat unusual setting. The green shoots are in a try of volcanic glass crystals under LED lights — and the tray is in a tunnel 33 meters (108 feet) underneath a busy London street.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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Minn. wetland restoration program signup under way
Sign-up began Jan. 5 for the 2015 Reinvest In Minnesota Wetlands Conservation Easement program and will continue through Jan. 30. The state has set aside $24 million to entice landowners to enroll marginal lands in the permanent easement program during this period.
Friday, January, 09, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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No-till group draws soil farmers, experts
Farmers and ranchers from North Dakota and Canada are meeting this week in Dickinson, N.D., to learn and discuss the latest science behind no-till farming.
Wednesday, January, 07, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Rules and regulations require precise language
As the 64th Legislative Assembly gets underway in North Dakota, landowners should be aware of a number of legislative items that might be addressed. It is possible that several bills introduced in recent sessions might be reintro- duced in some form.
Monday, January, 05, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Field sensors aim to help farmers
FARGO, N.D. — Talk about getting in on the ground floor of a new technology. Last summer, Chad Ulven and Corey Kratcha started c2sensor corp., a developer of biodegradable, soil-based sensors that aim to help farmers figure out how much water and nutrients they should be putting on crops to achieve maximum yields.
Monday, January, 05, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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NDSU scientists advise China’s soy farmers
FARGO, N.D. — Soil scientists from North Dakota State University recently traveled to China and consulted with farmers on how to prevent soil erosion in the cradle of world soy production.
Monday, January, 05, 2015 - Agweek - News

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No-till group holding annual workshop
Fuel prices are dropping, but the case for reducing soil tillage — and attending an upcoming zero-tillage workshop — remains as strong as ever, a zero-till supporter says.
Monday, December, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Weather, prices, farm bill, rail delays are top stories in regional ag
No two years are the same in Upper Midwest agriculture, but 2014 brought some familiar issues and concerns. Erratic weather, improving technology, plunging grain prices, frustration with the railroads and political events in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere — all old acquaintances of area farmers and ranchers — popped up again.
Monday, December, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Crop budgets show potential loss
Plunging crop prices will make it difficult for many farmers in North Dakota and adjacent areas in surrounding states to turn a profit in 2015, according to an annual projection from North Dakota State University Extension Service.
Monday, December, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND landowner sues over saltwater spills: State officials side with oil companies
As North Dakota’s government faces criticism for its alleged failure to regulate the oil and gas industry, state officials have sided with three oil companies in an ongoing lawsuit.
Monday, December, 22, 2014 - - News

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Devils Lake, ND, farm show celebrates anniversary
The first Lake Region Extension Roundup 35 years ago was a relatively modest one-day event that focused on sunflowers, the hot crop of the day.
Monday, December, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Scientists want ‘rewilded’ crops to boost agriculture
Scientists should “re-wild” food crops by inserting lost genetic properties of ancient, edible plants in order to boost agricultural output for a growing population, a new study says.
Wednesday, December, 17, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Infestations reported in SD winter wheat
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Bird cherry-oat aphids and greenbugs made the news this fall, with infestations reported in winter wheat fields across central and south-central South Dakota.
Monday, December, 15, 2014 - - News

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A fire destroys a North Dakota grain elevator, experts say there are only 60 years of farming left if soil degradation conties and an appropriations bill would prevent a second beef checkoff and require a report on COOL.
Monday, December, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Cutting back on fertilizer, pesticide
China, the world’s top producer of rice and wheat, is seeking to cap the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides that have helped to contaminate large swathes of its arable land and threaten its ability to keep up with domestic food demand.
Monday, December, 15, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Other side of the boom: Landowners say state bowing to oil
As North Dakota officials met in Bismarck to approve new oil conditioning standards and to discuss the drop in crude oil prices, landowners from the Oil Patch gathered at a separate meeting to review a different side of the Bakken oil boom — spills, soil contamination and landowner rights.
Wednesday, December, 10, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Landowners in Oil Patch meet to discuss cost of oil development
While the Bakken oil formation has made North Dakota the second-largest oil-producing state in the country, some residents are concerned about the longterm effects of the oil boom.
Monday, December, 08, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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UAE-Egypt to grow desert wheat
Egypt and two companies from its strong backer United Arab Emirates have embarked on an ambitious plan to grow wheat in the desert that could boost the Cairo government’s credibility, if successful. Egypt, the world’s biggest wheat importer, has long aspired to become self-sufficient in its staple food through various schemes, including reclaiming land in its desert wastelands.
Monday, December, 08, 2014 - Reuters - News

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