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MSU protects against wheat midge
Montana State University and wheat growers across the state are working together to protect the state’s billion-dollar wheat industry from a tiny orange midge capable of inflicting major damage on the crop.
Monday, August, 18, 2014 - MSU News Service - News

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Potato giant finds fewer pesticides please consumers
Helicopters once buzzed across R.D Offutt’s massive potato farms here, spraying fungicide about every five days. It’s how the potato industry did business, but not anymore.
Tuesday, August, 12, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Farm expenses keep rising
A new report confirms U.S. farm expenses continue to rise, and agricultural business management specialists say that should cause farmers to take a closer look at how they operate.
Monday, August, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Vilsack proud of farm bill implementation
WASHINGTON — As the six-month anniversary of the farm bill approached, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told reporters on Aug. 6 that he is proud of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s record on implementation, but noted that farmers will not be able to update their actual production history records until the 2016 crop year.
Monday, August, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND prevented-planting acres might fall short of earlier fears
As of July 26, the most recent date for which statistics are available, 1,663,847 prevented-planting acres in the state had been reported, according to Bryan Olschlager, farm program director of the compliance division of the North Dakota Farm Service Agency.
Monday, August, 04, 2014 - Agweek - News

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State FSA offices still working on prevented-planting
State offices of the Farm Service Agency are still trying to estimate the number of 2014 prevented-planting acres in North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota and Montana.
Monday, August, 04, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Company raises flies for feed
When it comes to resolving a big global food problem, a new breed of farmers and their financial backers are thinking small.
Monday, August, 04, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Sidney Sugars competes for workers in Bakken oil patch
Dave Garland, general manager of the Sidney Sugars Inc. beet sugar plant of Sidney, Mont., says he’d prefer to concentrate on making sugar. Instead, he spends a lot of his time working on housing and advertising to attract new workers in the middle of an oil boom.
Monday, August, 04, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Study finds insecticides in fruits, veggies and honey; health effects unknown
Nicotine-related insecticides widely used on crops are finding their way into the food we eat and the water we drink, two national studies published in the past two months have concluded.
Friday, August, 01, 2014 - St. Paul Pioneer Press - News

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USDA announces sheep marketing changes
U.S. sheep producers soon will have two new tools with which to market their animals. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s newly created sheep production and marketing grant program will allocate about $1.5 million. Also, an existing USDA program aimed at small-scale livestock producers is being expanded to the grass-fed sheep industry.
Tuesday, July, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Flax market hot
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Now is the time to have a few bins of flax. You can probably sell them to Legumex Walker at $15 per bushel freight on board farm most places in western Canada.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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BNSF deal sets Verona, ND, plan
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway and the Red River Valley & Western railroads have come to an agreement on shuttle train rates for Verona, N.D., to all export ports.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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North Dakota seed spud insurance trial is delayed to Dec.1, Fargo, N.D., is among two national finalistists for a genotype lab location and agriculture groups want to limit rail costs with late cars.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Landowners and energy developers need solutions
I recently spoke at the International Legislators Forum, which is an annual meeting of legislators from Manitoba, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota put on by the Consensus Council. The forum “provides an opportunity for delegates to share information, understand problems, build relationships and develop collaborative agreements on a wide variety of issues.” I spoke on a panel about landowner perspectives related to
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Fargo 1 of 2 national finalists for genotype lab location
Fargo and Decatur, Ill., are the two finalists in a process to determine the location of a National Agriculture Genotyping Center, selected by the National Corn Growers Association. The NCGA is expected to do site visits in August, pick a site in September and have the facility up and running by early next year, according to the North Dakota Corn Growers Association, which organized the bid for the lab.
Thursday, July, 17, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Insect farm established in South Africa for livestock feed
Work on the world’s largest fly farm has begun in South Africa after the European firm behind the project won much-needed funding from investors, propelling the use of insects as livestock feed beyond academic theory to a commercial venture.
Tuesday, July, 15, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Montana hail insurance deadline approaches, Hoeven asks the Senate to eliminate the Waters of the U.S. rule and USDA provides an update on disaster assistance.
Monday, July, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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USDA provides 12-week progress update on disaster assistance
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack provided a 12-week progress report on U.S. Department of Agriculture disaster assistance programs July 10, announcing that USDA has processed 106,000 payments to farmers in 40 states across the country who suffered livestock and grazing losses between October 2011 and passage of the 2014 farm bill.
Thursday, July, 10, 2014 - - News

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Minn. officials target nitrates contaminating groundwater
Minnesotans are spending millions of dollars to deal with nitrate contamination in their water, and the state agriculture department says it’s time to insist that farmers do more to prevent the problem.
Tuesday, July, 08, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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RMA director retires after influential career
BILLINGS, Mont. — Doug Hagel might not be a household name, but his behind-the-scenes work has touched every farm and most ranches in the Dakotas and Montana in the past 20 years.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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