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UAVs could be the next tool
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) might be the next tool to improve precision agriculture. By September 2015, it is expected that the Federal Aviation Administration will have regulated the commercial use of UAVs. Despite their use by law enforcement, privacy concerns could limit UAV use in urban areas.
Monday, June, 23, 2014 - Agweek - News

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USDA announces funding for honeybee habitats
The U.S. Department of Agriculture on June 20 announced $8 million in Conservation Reserve Program incentives for Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin farmers and ranchers who establish new habitats for declining honeybee populations.
Monday, June, 23, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Workshops are set on Minn. B10 mandate, FSA extends the prevented planting deadline and the N.D. CHS land dispute is settled.
Monday, June, 23, 2014 - Agweek - News

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EPA will study effects of pesticides
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture on June 20 announced $8 million in Conservation Reserve Program incentives for Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin farmers and ranchers who establish new habitats for declining honeybee populations.
Friday, June, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Pests, weeds could be a struggle for farmers in late-season planting
Farmers in the region are nearly finished with their planting, making headway in sunny spurts despite considerable delays during the spring. Still, disagreeable temperatures and long bouts of rain will leave crops in the ground more susceptible to pests, weeds and bad weather, producers and experts say.
Friday, June, 20, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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FSA extends prevented-planting reporting deadline in ND, SD and Minn.
The North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota Farm Service Agency state offices have extended prevented-planting reporting deadlines to July 15 to coincide with the final acreage reporting date. Montana FSA hasn’t received any requests to extend the deadline and consequently hasn’t done so.
Wednesday, June, 18, 2014 - Agweek - News

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EU will test imports of live pigs for PED, callers posing as FSA attempt to scam farmers and FSA nominations begin.
Monday, June, 16, 2014 - Agweek - News

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FDA’s new antibiotic rules
On Dec. 11, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced two coordinated actions based on its belief “that production use indications such as ‘increased rate of weight gain’ or ‘improved feed efficiency’ are no longer appropriate for the approved conditions for medically important antimicrobial drugs.”
Monday, June, 16, 2014 - Agweek - News

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DOT livestock transportation exemption granted
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted a one-year exemption to drivers transporting livestock and poultry from the 30-minute break requirement during the first eight hours of a shift.
Tuesday, June, 10, 2014 - - News

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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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Team of researchers completes sheep genome sequence
A large international team of researchers has completed the sequence of the sheep genome, to be published in a study entitled, “The Sheep Genome Illuminates Biology of the Rumen and Lipid Metabolism.” The completion of the genome follows eight years of work by a team of more than 70 researchers from 26 institutions located in eight countries around the world.
Friday, June, 06, 2014 - - News

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Survey shows Americans mostly positive about modern agriculture
American consumers are mostly confident in the safety of the U.S. food supply and have a positive view of modern agriculture, a recent survey shows.
Friday, June, 06, 2014 - Forum News Service - 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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Goehring denounces EPA’s Clean Water Act
North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule for the Clean Water Act is a vast overreach of federal authority and should be withdrawn and reconsidered.
Tuesday, June, 03, 2014 - - News

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Crop pests are coming
Here come the bugs and weeds.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farmers hope for useful information from drones
Hundreds of farmers in the Upper Midwest are collecting data about their fields with drones this year, hoping the information will make their farm operations more productive.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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UAVs important issue for aerial ag applicators
Unmanned aerial vehicles could have a big role in agriculture’s future. That both intrigues and concerns aerial ag applicators.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Good economy benefits aerial ag applicators
Thanks to a rare combination of strong crop prices and generally good yields, the past few years have been kind to most Upper Midwest farmers. Aerial ag applicators have fared well, too.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Aerial industry basics
States track agricultural aviation in different ways, and comparable statistics aren’t available for North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Montana. But officials in the four states provide these numbers:
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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