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Company had rash of environmental problems in 2013
OLIVIA, Minn. — Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative faced more environmental challenges in the past year than in the two previous, despite ongoing investments to improve its water treatment systems.
Monday, June, 09, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Sugar growers work toward sustainability
Casey Hoverson is proud of his family’s production of sugar beets, potatoes and rotational crops, and he’s happy to tell the world about it.
Monday, June, 09, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Southern Minnesota Beet sees more environmental challenges in 2013
Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative faced more environmental challenges in the past year than in the two previous, despite on-going investments to improve its water treatment systems.
Wednesday, June, 04, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Spring a hopeful time on the prairie
The seed is in the ground, the grass is growing, our mare had her colt and the calves have all stood up and gotten their first meal at the momma cow cafe. It’s a hopeful time here on the prairie.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farmers need to adopt sustainable practices
While the agricultural sector has been strong economically, ecological costs of over-tilling, excess fertilizer and other modern practices are adding up.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Western Canadian farmers struggle to plant wet fields
Farmers on the Canadian prairies, like their U.S. counterparts, are behind on planting this spring.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Veteran crop sprayer says aerial industry important
It’s early afternoon on a picture-postcard day in late May, a rarity in a wet, drizzly spring. Tim “Toby” McPherson is anxious to climb into his spray plane and take advantage of the perfect conditions.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Study: ND fertilizer plants would enjoy cost advantages
A new study says North Dakota would enjoy some major advantages if it were to produce fertilizer, which could happen as early as 2017 at a proposed plant near Grand Forks.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek
This week, Agweek Editor Lisa Gibson provides a glimpse into the June 2 issue, including the cover package about crop spraying, its challenges and benefits during cool, wet springs. The issue also will include news about research into the ag potential of unmanned aerial systems, the current soil temperature scenario and more.
Thursday, May, 29, 2014 - - News

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Farmers pushing to finish planting
The slow planting pace this spring was obvious on a recent Agweek swing through North Dakota’s Traill and Steele counties, much of which are on the edge of Lake Agassiz.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Flax potential exists in SD
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Today, only about 7,000 acres in South Dakota are planted with flax seed. This is a large change from the mid-1980s when South Dakota produced close to 100,000 acres of flax and was one of the largest producers in the U.S., according to Ruth Beck, South Dakota State University Extension agronomy field specialist.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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2014 shows moderate rise in SD land value
BROOKINGS, S.D. — According to results from a farm real estate survey conducted by agricultural economists at South Dakota State University, South Dakota nonirrigated agricultural land values increased marginally in 2014.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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U of M soil researchers seek to understand life in earth
Jay Bell, a soil science professor at the U of M, wants you to know this isn’t just dirt. It holds great beauty — “Isn’t this gorgeous?” he says at one point. “For me, I have pictures of soil hanging on my wall because that’s like artwork.” Art perhaps, but the science of soil can have far-reaching effects, including climate change.
Friday, May, 23, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Late spring could shift seed maturities
NEW EFFINGTON, S.D. — Many farmers in the eastern Dakotas face the decision of whether to change out longer-season corn varieties for shorter-season varieties, seedsmen say.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Pilots updated on safety, accuracy
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. — With a growing world population and a need to feed it, aerial applicators have a bright future. They just need to take care of it, industry experts told a group of spray pilots in Park Rapids, Minn., May 13.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Technology increasingly reshaping ag
FARGO, N.D. — Driverless tractors, unmanned aerial vehicles and daily satellite images of crops and livestock are all part of the future of North American agriculture, according to Paul Gunderson, director of the Dakota Precision Ag Center at Lake Region State College in Devils Lake, N.D.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Rancher works as shop foreman
For two decades, Strom of Hill River Farm was a ranch without cattle. But Mark Strom, a fifth-generation rancher, brought them back. “Animals, livestock — whether it’s a dog or cat — I pretty much have a passion for it,” he says.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farmers work hard to meet planting insurance dates
Fieldwork has been delayed even further as cool, wet weather has persisted in the region, but farmers are working hard to meet crop planting insurance deadlines.
Friday, May, 16, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Environmentalists sue to list bumble bee as endangered
A bumble bee once common in the United States is disappearing so quickly it should be listed as an endangered species, environmentalists said in a lawsuit filed against U.S. government agencies on Tuesday.
Wednesday, May, 14, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Crop performance testing provides important results
The South Dakota State University Crop Performance Testing program is in place to help provide yield and performance data to farmers make decisions. Providing farmers with local and unbiased yield results on seed varieties sold in South Dakota is the focus of the program, says Nathan Mueller, SDSU Extension agronomist.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - - News

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