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Speaker recalls humanitarian trip to Afghanistan
On Scott Gottschalk’s first day in Kabul, Afghanistan, he encountered his first dust storm. A red haze blotted out the sun in the city of 7.5 million and left a terrible taste in his mouth. Kabul is the largest city in the world without a sewer system and the dust tests out at 27 percent fecal material.
Thursday, February, 06, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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2014 KMOT Ag Expo finds lower prices, profit potential
In his three decades of farming, Mark Seastrand has seen good years, bad years and everything in between. So the Sheyenne, N.D., farmer isn’t alarmed by the recent plunge in crop prices and the more-difficult-to-achieve profits that go with them.
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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British scientists seek go-ahead for ‘Omega-3’ crop trial
British scientists have applied for permission to run an open-air field trial of a genetically modified (GM) crop they hope may one day become a sustainable and environmentally friendly source of healthy omega-3 fats.
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - Reuters - News

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2014 KMOT Ag Expo finds lower prices, profit potential
More than 350 exhibitors and an estimated 30,000 to 40,000 people are expected to attend the show, the region’s biggest indoor wintertime ag show. It runs through Friday. The doors open at 9 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. all three days. Admission and parking are free.
Wednesday, January, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Syngenta risks fresh China corn dispute
Syngenta AG is pressing ahead with U.S. sales of a new corn trait that is not approved in China, fueling concerns of another jarring GMO trade quarrel with the world’s fastest-growing food importer.
Monday, January, 27, 2014 - Reuters - News

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ND county examines tax breaks for CHS fertilizer plant
The Stutsman County (N.D.) Commission established a committee to begin negotiations with CHS Inc. regarding assessment and possible tax breaks for its nitrogen fertilizer plant.
Wednesday, January, 22, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Drones for farms a challenge, but popular topic at Precision Ag Summit
Topics at this year’s Precision Ag Action Summit in Jamestown, N.D., ranged from Google Glass, a technology for putting a smartphone into eyeglass frames, to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), to the quality and ability to use data, which is becoming so voluminous that it has its own name — big data.
Tuesday, January, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farming difficulty rises a level
Years ago, back in the day, I tried out a new computer strategy game. After playing for an hour or so, I beat the computer and won the game.
Monday, January, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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US lawmakers propose fast-track bill for trade agreements
U.S. lawmakers on Jan. 9 proposed a bill to give the White House power to fast-track international trade agreements as the United States gears up for a hectic year of trade negotiations.
Tuesday, January, 14, 2014 - - News

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SDSU researchers investigate rootworm resistance
“Both corn rootworm resistance to Bt corn and unexpected damage to Bt corn are primary concerns for corn producers and will have significant impact on corn production in the coming years,” says Ada Szczepaniec, an assistant professor and South Dakota State University Extension entomologist with the Plant Science Department.
Monday, January, 13, 2014 - SDSU College of Agriculture & Biological Sciences - News

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American Crystal exec resigns, land sales strong though hit by beets and thousands of pigs were killed in a Minn fire.
Monday, January, 13, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Rains help Argentine crops after drought that hit corn yields
Argentina’s dry, hot December, which caused yield damage to the country’s budding 2013-2014 corn crop, has given way to a wet January and forecasts of a wet February that should ensure a healthy soy harvest, experts said on Thursday.
Friday, January, 10, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Study looks at grain flow from US to Canada
A new study from the Canada-U.S. Task Group, a group of Canadian and U.S. nonprofit and trade organizations, documents the commercial flow of grain from the U.S. to Canada.
Thursday, January, 09, 2014 - - News

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ND Sens. Hoeven, Heitkamp integral to enforcing changes to school lunch program
School lunch officials now have a little more wiggle room with calories, protein and grain services after the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that temporary changes lobbied for by a group of bipartisan U.S. senators, including sponsor John Hoeven, R-N.D., and co-sponsor Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., are now permanent.
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Generating tools for soybean growers
“Soil testing has proven to be a reliable tool to guide fertilizer recommendations. However, growers are looking for additional ways to confirm that soil and fertilizer applications are meeting the nutritional needs of the soybean plant to maximize yield,” says Nathan Mueller, an assistant professor and South Dakota State University Extension agronomist in the Plant Science Department.
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - SDSU College of Agriculture & Biological Sciences - News

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Lost hooves, dead cattle before Merck halted Zilmax sales
The U.S. beef industry’s dependence on the muscle-building drug Zilmax began unraveling on a sweltering summer day, in the dusty cattle pens outside a Tyson Foods Inc. slaughterhouse in southeast Washington state.
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Tech startups create virtual farmers markets
Sara Pasquinelli doesn’t shop at the grocery store much anymore. The busy mother of two young boys buys nearly all her food from a new online service that delivers to her front door — but it doesn’t bring just any food.
Monday, December, 30, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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ND develops honeybee protection plan
North Dakota, which has long led the nation in honey production, has developed guidelines for farmers, ranchers, landowners and beekeepers to better protect honeybees and help reverse the effects of a mysterious disorder that has vastly eroded the insects’ population in recent years.
Monday, December, 30, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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US wants swift GMO approval in China
U.S. officials are monitoring Chinese rejections of American corn shipments, which have helped drive down commodity prices, and have urged China to act promptly to approve genetically modified strains of corn, the U.S. Trade Representative’s office says.
Monday, December, 23, 2013 - - News

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