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Researchers develop faster, more efficient test for soybean cyst nematode
The soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is the most pervasive plant pest in agriculture. University of Illinois researchers have developed a system to test for the nematode that is approximately 20 times faster than current technology and provides more precise data than existing solutions. Kaustubh Bhalerao is the principal investigator for the project.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - University of Illinois, Urbana - News

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Jessie Veeder: Springtime is dirty but bright
WATFORD CITY, N.D. -- It’s a great week to be alive on the ranch. The sun is shining, the snow is melting, and the smell of the sweet, muddy, brown ground reminds us of the green that’s promised in the coming months.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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FDA: Dietary comments will stick to nutrition
Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg told a Senate panel March 12 that she will stick to “nutrition science and health” in her recommendations on the dietary guidelines to Health and Human Service Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Campaign to end Cuba embargo complex
After a trip to Cuba, U.S. agriculture leaders are more determined than ever to convince Congress to end the U.S. embargo on business with Cuba. But their goals are shifting from selling U.S. commodities and foodstuffs to Cuba to potential sales of feed grains and equipment.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Extension workshop in Grand Forks, ND, covers tile drainage
Brad Thykeson first installed tile drainage in 2009. The Portland, N.D., farmer is quick to say he hasn’t become an expert since then — but he’s learned enough to offer a few pointers to other area agriculturalists.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Anti-corporate bill to exempt swine, dairy sent back to committee
BISMARCK, N.D. — A bill designed to boost North Dakota’s dairy and swine industries by easing the state’s anti-corporate farming law was sent back to committee March 13 after the North Dakota Farmers Union raised concerns it would permit only large corporate-owned operations and discriminate against medium- and small-sized family farmers.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Feared plant disease found on Australian banana farm
SYDNEY - An outbreak of a feared disease affecting banana plants has been confirmed on an Australian farm, raising worries over the outlook for the country's $420 million industry.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Weather Talk: Drought and the reservoir
Weather is difficult that way. Although drought is hard on our overall economy and water shortages can make life more difficult, drought is a naturally occurring part of nature. It has a way of rebooting wetlands, leaving them healthier and more productive.
Sunday, March, 15, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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SFA partnership formed to promote healthy farming
BRAINERD, Minn. – Crow Wing River Basin Forage Council has joined the Sustainable Farming Association as a Networking Group, according to a news release.
Saturday, March, 14, 2015 - Agweek - News

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ND anti-corporate farm bill sent back to committee
A bill designed to boost North Dakota’s dairy and swine industries by easing the state’s anti-corporate farming law was sent back to committee March 13 after the North Dakota Farmers Union raised concerns it would permit only large corporate-owned operations and discriminate against medium- and small-sized family farmers.
Friday, March, 13, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Dayton challenges farmers to support buffer plan
Laying the blame for many of the state’s polluted waters squarely at the feet of agriculture, Gov. Mark Dayton March 12 asked Minnesota farmers to “look into their souls” and support his proposal to buffer nearly every water in the state from row crops and their associated runoff.
Friday, March, 13, 2015 - St. Paul Pioneer Press - News

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Improving soil health might require more use of cover crops
Farming practices haven’t been kind to the agricultural landscape since farmers first began tilling up the prairie soils of southwest Minnesota more than a century ago.
Friday, March, 13, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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After first lab-grown burger, test-tube chicken is next on menu
TEL AVIV/FRANKFURT - Two years after scientists cooked up the first test tube beef hamburger, researchers in Israel are working on an even trickier recipe: the world's first lab-grown chicken.
Friday, March, 13, 2015 - Reuters - News

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‘Aggressive’ Minn. plan aims to separate crops from waterways
Many farmers have long endorsed the practice of planting buffer zones to separate farm fields from waterways. But now that Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and legislators from both parties are pushing a bill to require buffers, some farm groups are objecting.
Thursday, March, 12, 2015 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Weather Talk: Worries of drought probably premature
After planting, crops will need rainfall to germinate. But a timely rain or two will get regional growers through. By summer, the effects a continued lack of rain will depend on the temperatures. If it is hot, evaporation rates will be greater and crops will need more rain. If it is cool, crops can get by with less.
Thursday, March, 12, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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CHS project issues remain: Water supply and construction plan still under review for fertilizer plant
CHS officials hope to see construction begin this summer on its planned $3 billion nitrogen fertilizer plant Spiritwood, N.D., according to Brian Schouvieller, senior vice president, ag business, for CHS.
Wednesday, March, 11, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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SDSU Extension hires for food production security
BROOKINGS, S.D. — To be able to feed this population, food production must increase by 70 percent.
Monday, March, 09, 2015 - - News

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California halts 12 injection wells
California oil drilling regulators have ordered operators of 12 underground injection wells in Kern County to halt injections out of fear that they could contaminate drinking water supplies.
Monday, March, 09, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Deadly bird flu strain makes first strike at a poultry farm in Mississippi Flyway
State health officials say a strain of bird flu that’s deadly to poultry has been discovered in Minnesota, after the population of a commercial turkey barn was decimated in a matter of days — from a flock of 15,000 to fewer than 100.
Friday, March, 06, 2015 - St. Paul Pioneer Press - News

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California halts 12 injection wells over water concerns
California oil drilling regulators have ordered operators of 12 underground injection wells in Kern County to halt injections out of fear that they could contaminate drinking water supplies.
Wednesday, March, 04, 2015 - Reuters - News

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