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Family steps up after death of sheep industry giant
Dion Van Well towered over the sheep industry in the Upper Midwest like few do. He was dubbed the “Lion of the Lambs,” in a 2009 Agweek story, and his family vows to continue his legacy. Van Well, 47, died in his sleep of heart failure on Jan. 5 while on a pheasant hunting trip with buddies near Hoven, S.D.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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F-M area included in water resources act
WASHINGTON — After years of debate, the U.S. House and Senate last week passed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act, which authorizes inland waterway and harbor projects important to agriculture all over the country.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Flax potential exists in SD
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Today, only about 7,000 acres in South Dakota are planted with flax seed. This is a large change from the mid-1980s when South Dakota produced close to 100,000 acres of flax and was one of the largest producers in the U.S., according to Ruth Beck, South Dakota State University Extension agronomy field specialist.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Mixed grades on Greater Minnesota’s legislative issues
Minnesota farmers are happy that lawmakers lowered some farm property taxes, but small businesses complain that a higher minimum wage and a bill giving them more legal exposure will hurt.
Friday, May, 23, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Congress authorizes Fargo-Moorhead diversion
The U.S. Senate passed Thursday afternoon the Water Resources Reform Development Act, a package of nationwide water infrastructure projects including the proposed $1.8 billion Red River flood channel around Fargo-Moorhead.
Thursday, May, 22, 2014 - - News

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US House OKs F-M diversion, Senate vote expected Thursday
The Water Resources Reform Development Act, a package of water infrastructure projects including the proposed $1.8 billion flood channel around the Fargo, N.D., and Moorhead, Minn., passed on a 412- 5 vote, with both area representatives — Minnesota Democrat Rep. Collin Peterson and North Dakota Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer — voting in favor.
Wednesday, May, 21, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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CHS air quality permit under consideration
No comments have been made yet on the Air Pollution Control Permit to Construct requested by CHS for its proposed nitrogen fertilizer plant in Spiritwood, N.D., according to Craig Thorstenson, environmental engineer for the North Dakota Department of Health.
Wednesday, May, 21, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Calif. drought will cost thousands of farm jobs
California’s drought will cause thousands of workers to lose their jobs and cost farmers in the state’s Central Valley breadbasket $1.7 billion, researchers say in the first economic study of what may be the state’s driest year on record.
Tuesday, May, 20, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Devils Lake flooding still hurting farmers, ranchers
Farmers in the Devils Lake, N.D., area face another soggy growing season of unplanted fields and lost revenue, a new study shows.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ag groups say water resources measure important during rail delays
WASHINGTON — The Water Resources Reform Development Act of 2014, which would improve locks and dams on the Mississippi River and ease farm product transportation, is finally heading toward floor consideration in Congress.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Spring nitrogen shortages mean tweaking growers' plans
Extreme winter conditions slowed river barge deliveries and rail shipments of nitrogen this spring.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - - News

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Drainage growing by the foot
Thousands of miles of plastic pipe are being buried under farm fields every year in the Red River Valley of North Dakota and Minnesota, as farmers invest in technology to drain fields to get a faster start on planting season and, they hope, to increase yields.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Climate change affects farming
The White House released its third and latest assessment of climate change, including a special chapter on agriculture that declares climate change is affecting farming in every region of the country.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Vilsack speaks on farm bill issues
Everything from the “actively engaged rule” and conservation compliance to the Brazil cotton case and the new position of agriculture undersecretary for trade came up when Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack testified before the Senate Agriculture Committee May 7 on the implementation of the 2014 farm bill.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Sorghum group seeks funding for research
Interest in gluten-free foods is growing, and a North Dakota-based organization is proposing to test 108 early maturing sorghum lines that potentially could fare well in the state.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Hoeven invites the U.S. ag secretary to North Dakota, BLM seeks a wild horse and donkey care facility and Manitoba spud growers talk with Simplot.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Conservation benefits farmers
As a North Dakota farmer, I support options to diversify my operation. I want voluntary conservation programs that enhance my property while maintaining healthy soils and productive farmland for future generations.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Vt. becomes first US state to mandate GMO labeling
Vermont on Thursday became the first U.S. state to mandate labeling of foods made with genetically modified organisms as Governor Peter Shumlin signed a law that is widely expected to be challenged in court by some food and agriculture companies.
Friday, May, 09, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Hoeven asks US ag secretary to visit ND
The Republican senator from North Dakota has asked U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to come to the Peace Garden State. Sen. John Hoeven and Vilsack met Wednesday, when Hoeven asked the secretary to gather input from farmers and ranchers on the implementation of a new farm bill and other agricultural issues important to North Dakota producers.
Thursday, May, 08, 2014 - - News

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Council takes steps to advance Jennie-O expansion
The Willmar City Council has taken steps to advance development of Jennie-O Turkey Store’s corporate office expansion project.
Wednesday, May, 07, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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