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USDA will wait to release specifics on farm bill commodity title
The U.S. Department of Agriculture isn’t likely to announce the fine points of the farm bill commodity title any time soon, two key congressional staffers said. Because the payment options are decoupled from planting decisions, the programs farmers choose won’t have bearing for 2014 planting. Bart Fischer, chief economist for the Republican-led U.S. House Agriculture Committee, and Matt Schertz, senior professional staff member, spoke to about 150 people in a two-hour “farm bill implementation seminar” in Fargo, N.D., on May 2.
Friday, May, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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CHS water tests continue, expected to end today
A pump test has sent 2,300 gallons of water per minute spilling onto the ground about eight miles south of Spiritwood, N.D., since April 23. The test ends today and is required by the North Dakota State Water Commission. It is part of the permitting process for the proposed CHS nitrogen fertilizer plant near Spiritwood.
Wednesday, April, 30, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Internet ag advocate says combat negativity
FARGO, N.D. — If agriculture presents a new face to consumers, it might look a lot like Greg Peterson’s. Peterson, 23, is the eldest of a trio of brothers from central Kansas and the leader in creating a series of agricultural advocacy videos that have gone viral since June 2012.
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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USDA will require PEDv reporting, Obama signs security pledge with Japan but no trade deal and Minn. woman was arrested for starving horses.
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Disappointment in beef checkoff referendum
It is disheartening to learn the Minnesota beef checkoff referendum did not pass. Thank you to the Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association and fellow producers who worked to help get the referendum passed.
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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CHS build delayed
The recent announcement that construction for the proposed CHS nitrogen plant near Jamestown, N.D., had been delayed certainly wasn’t what many in the community were hoping for. We hope the process of negotiations and planning continues, the project moves ahead and building begins.
Monday, April, 21, 2014 - - News

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CHS officials continue to review status of proposed plant
CHS corporate officials continue to review the status of the proposed nitrogen fertilizer plant at Spiritwood, N.D., according to Carl Casale, CHS president and CEO. The latest information does not include a timeline for any future decisions.
Wednesday, April, 16, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Farmers still desperate for rail service
The slow rail service threatening the livelihood of farmers in the Upper Midwest has gotten better in recent weeks, but at the Forest River Bean Co., the railcars ordered from BNSF or Canadian Pacific are still two to three months behind, said the company president.
Monday, April, 14, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Some Minn. farmers lack required irrigation permits
Crop irrigation has boomed in Minnesota in the past few years, increasing land values and raising yields for corn, soybeans and other crops. But hundreds of Minnesota farmers appear to be irrigating cropland without the state permits required to use large volumes of public water.
Monday, April, 14, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Unchecked irrigation threatens Minn. groundwater
Crop irrigation has boomed in Minnesota in the past few years, increasing land values and raising yields for corn, soybeans and other crops. But hundreds of Minnesota farmers appear to be irrigating cropland without the state permits required to use large volumes of public water.
Tuesday, April, 08, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Farm bill brings changes
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Among changes found within the new farm bill, the Margin Protection Program for dairy producers, is an important new safety net.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - - News

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Conservation amendment raises too many red flags
North Dakotans for Common Sense Conservation is a broad-based coalition of more than 25 agriculture, business, industry and government organizations that have joined forces to oppose the Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks Amendment, which would spend too much money with too little flexibility.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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CHS delays anticipated announcement about construction of ND nitrogen fertilizer plant
An anticipated announcement on the proposed CHS Inc. nitrogen fertilizer plant in Spiritwood, N.D., was delayed by the company Tuesday. Annette Degnan, marketing communications director for CHS, said “significantly higher than expected construction and labor cost estimates,” were prompting further review of the project.
Wednesday, April, 02, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Railroads have a strong legacy in ND
Considering the Dec. 30 train derailment in Casselton, N.D., and our congressional delegation’s call for straightforward regulation to increase railroad safety, I’ve thought a lot about the legacy of railroads in North Dakota. It is, after all, North Dakota’s 125th anniversary of statehood this year, and so much of our history is tied to the railroads.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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March 17 was big day for crop insurance
March 17 was the deadline for buying or modifying crop insurance for most spring-planted crops.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson will seek reelection, CHS expands further into Canada and Mont. Hail Board raises coverage and premiums.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Alan Guebert's Wonderland
Syndicated columnist Alan Guebert has a very curious proposition for agriculture in his recent column. He thinks farmers and ranchers should dismiss the “disreputable” campaigns my organization runs, namely HumaneWatch.org and PETAKillsAnimals.com. And instead, they should do something —what, exactly, it is hard to say.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Calif. to ease water restrictions in move to help farmers
Drought-plagued California will ease some protection for fish in the fragile San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta, officials said March 18, a move expected to make more water available for farming and ease political tensions in an election year.
Wednesday, March, 19, 2014 - Reuters - News

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NFU discusses 2014 priorities
SANTA FE, N.M. — The National Farmers Union will try to increase its membership and fight for the preservation of country-of-origin labeling for red meat, the Renewable Fuel Standard and fair trade agreements in 2014, NFU President Roger Johnson said during the group’s annual convention in Santa Fe, N.M., which ended March 11.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Researcher fights devastating rust disease
A driving force behind Maricelis Acevedo’s research is to make a difference. The assistant professor in the North Dakota State University Department of Plant Pathology certainly is doing that. Acevedo specializes in leading research dealing with rust disease in wheat, a fungal infection that can have devastating results on plants. In some parts of the world, the crop-killing fungus is called the “polio of agriculture.”
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - - News

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