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Livestock margin insurance could be more important than ever in 2015
Strong economics in the dairy and beef industries will put federally backed risk management tools on the radar for producers in 2015.
Monday, April, 06, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Special Report: Why Brazil has a big appetite for banned pesticides
LIMOEIRO DO NORTE, Brazil - The farmers of Brazil have become the world’s top exporters of sugar, orange juice, coffee, beef, poultry and soybeans. They’ve also earned a more dubious distinction: In 2012, Brazil passed the United States as the largest buyer of pesticides. This rapid growth has made Brazil an enticing market for pesticides banned or phased out in richer nations because of health or environmental risks.
Thursday, April, 02, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Drier-than-average April expected
The national climate forecast for April 2015, released March 31 by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration Climate Prediction Center, indicates drier-than-average conditions to continue in South Dakota and the Great Plains.
Wednesday, April, 01, 2015 - - News

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EPA will require weed-resistance restrictions on key Roundup ingredient
U.S. regulators will put new restrictions on the world's most widely used herbicide to help address the rapid expansion of weeds resistant to the chemical, Reuters has learned. The Environmental Protection Agency confirmed it will require a weed resistance management plan for glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto's immensely popular Roundup weed-killer.
Wednesday, April, 01, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Weather stations help producers with management, production information
PHILIP, S.D. — David Gay, superintendant of the South Dakota State University Cottonwood Range and Livestock Field Station in Philip, says it’s been a dry winter, and he should know. He leads one of the 100 or so official Cooperative Observer Stations in the state for the National Weather Service.
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Hammer appointed to Equine Council
Carrie Hammer, the North Dakota State University Extension Service’s equine specialist, has been named to the Scientific Advisory Council for the Horses and Humans Research Foundation.
Saturday, March, 28, 2015 - - News

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ND soil samples show fewer wheat midge larvae for 2015
Soil samples in North Dakota indicate decreased levels of overwintering wheat midge larvae (cocoons) for the 2015 season, says Janet Knodel, North Dakota State University Extension Service entomologist.
Friday, March, 27, 2015 - - News

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Assess disease risk before planting soybean on soybean
BROOKINGS, S.D. — With corn grain prices down, some producers might be considering planting soybeans on soybeans because of economic reasons. “Soybean does not require heavy inputs such as fertilizer, and soybean grain prices have not taken such a big hit as corn,” says Emmanuel Byamukama, South Dakota State University Extension plant pathologist.
Thursday, March, 26, 2015 - - News

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CSP renewal deadline approaches
Farmers, ranchers and forest landowners who signed Conservation Stewardship Program contracts in 2011 with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service have until March 31 to renew those expiring contracts.
Wednesday, March, 25, 2015 - - News

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Funding allocated for ND specialty crop grants
Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says North Dakota’s share of specialty crop development funds should encourage more farmers, ranchers, food companies, researchers and others to get involved in specialty crop production and processing.
Wednesday, March, 25, 2015 - - News

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U.S. farmers cutting back on fertilizers
CHICAGO — U.S. farmers will likely use less nitrogen fertilizer this season with the cost sky-high, even though the price of natural gas, the key ingredient to make it, is down 40 percent from last year.
Wednesday, March, 25, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Hammer appointed to Equine Council
Carrie Hammer, the North Dakota State University Extension Service’s equine specialist, has been named to the Scientific Advisory Council for the Horses and Humans Research Foundation.
Sunday, March, 22, 2015 - North Dakota State University Extension Service - News

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U.S. farmers seen cutting back on pricey fertilizers, could hit corn
U.S. farmers will likely use less nitrogen fertilizer this season with the cost sky-high even though the price of natural gas, the key ingredient to make it, is down 40 percent from last year.
Tuesday, March, 17, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Planting preparations underway in region
It wouldn’t be the first time in history, but farmers and their advisers say it will be unusual if farmers start planting in March.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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State ag department taking input on noxious weeds list
The North Dakota Department of Agriculture will host a public hearing this week to review the state noxious weeds list.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - Bismarck Tribune - News

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Minnesota Corn Growers Association accepting applications for Student Agvocate program
The Minnesota Corn Growers Association is accepting applications for its 2015-16 Student Agvocate program. Successful applicants will receive a $3,000 scholarship and hands-on leadership experience working with agriculture professionals on behalf of Minnesota’s corn farmers.
Tuesday, March, 10, 2015 - - News

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Deadline for South Dakota 100- and 125-year-old farm and ranch recognition set for Aug. 13
HURON, S.D. – Farm and ranch families who have owned their South Dakota farm or ranch for 100 or 125 years have the opportunity to be honored Sept. 3 during the South Dakota State Fair in Huron.
Wednesday, March, 04, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Hoeven: $160 million in USDA funds available
WASHINGTON — Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., is reminding producers that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture has made more than $160 million available through six competitive programs of the Agriculture and Food Re-search Initiative, which supports research, education and extension projects that address key challenges affecting U.S. agriculture producers.
Tuesday, March, 03, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Finance timing an issue as R&D lab comes to Fargo, ND
FARGO, N.D. — Officials leading the development of a National Agricultural Genotyping Center in Fargo say the laboratory is likely to start hiring people in the second quarter of 2015.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Wisconsin county board backs moratorium on concentrated animal feeding operations
Bayfield County will take 12 months to study concentrated animal feeding operations after residents turned out in opposition to Reicks View Farms’ proposed operation in the county.
Thursday, February, 19, 2015 - - News

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