February 28, 2017
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Record beet crop challenging for Alberta factory

ASBG president Arnie Bergen Henengouwen said dealing with a big crop is a good problem to have.
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February 27, 2017
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UN report: Food security in jeopardy in next 30 years

The report calls for research and development in ag production systems to produce more food with fewer resources, and for creating food supply chains that better connect farmers in low and middle income countries to urban markets.
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February 27, 2017
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Roberts: Trade "could quickly turn things around"

Sen. Roberts urged the Trump administration to move quickly on bilateral trade deals.
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February 27, 2017
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New EPA rule impacts sugarbeets

The EPA said Hexythiazox is classified as "likely to be carcinogenic to humans."
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February 26, 2017
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Integrating genetic resistance and fungicide applications for managing dry rot canker disease

The disease is caused by a largely uncharacterized strain of Rhizoctonia.
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February 25, 2017
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Culver’s launches third annual FFA Essay Contest

Culver’s essay contest is part of the restaurant’s Thank You Farmers program.
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February 24, 2017
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InTents Conference to meet March 19-21 in San Diego

The InTents Conference will help attendees discover new sources of ingredients, packaging, operating supplies, signage, insurance, management services, marketing materials and more.
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February 23, 2017
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Number of Michigan farms declining

The National Ag Statistics Service reported Michigan had 51,400 farms in 2016, 100 less than the year before.
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February 22, 2017
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Find immediate applications for using drones at ASCEND Conference

ASCEND is a new UAS technology event presented by Drone360 magazine.
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February 21, 2017
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Farm Babe: 8 anti-science food companies that don’t deserve our money

Unfortunately, certain food companies will stop at nothing to sell their products even if it means lying or misleading consumers while throwing the hard-working farmers of our country under the bus.
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February 21, 2017
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5 things to know about sugarbeets

Today in the United States about 57 percent of domestically produced sugar comes from sugarbeets.
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February 21, 2017
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Need for overlapping residual herbicides

Diversifying weed programs with residual herbicides that use different modes of action can preserve the effectiveness of the new seed traits as well as the new herbicide products designed to work with them.
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February 21, 2017
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Advocate says joint ag effort needed to reach consumers

Kim Bremmer of Ag Inspirations and Common Ground-Wisconsin engages consumers in grocery stores and airports.
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February 20, 2017
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DiMicco: U.S. may walk away from WTO

China was the number two market for U.S. agricultural exports in fiscal year 2016, behind Canada.
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February 19, 2017
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Sentera adds TrueNDVI to DJI Phantom 4 Pro Drone

By integrating the ultra-lightweight, super-precise Sentera NDVI Single Sensor onto the Phantom 4 Pro platform, agronomists and growers realize a powerful asset for their operations.
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February 18, 2017
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NACD supports continuation of conservation compliance

NACD first vice president Tim Palmer of Truro, Iowa, says conservation compliance has been positive for water quality.
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February 17, 2017
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AI Challenge to address world hunger with machine learning

Entrants will be provided datasets that include seed genetic information as well as soil, weather and climate data.
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February 16, 2017
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Organic imports on the rise

Some analysts estimate 1 to 5 million U.S. acres would have to be transitioned into organic production to meet current demand.
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February 16, 2017
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T-L Irrigation launches GPS Navigation Linear System with RTK

The GPS Linear system can store up to four different paths for T-L Towable Ultra Linear Systems or T-L Pivoting Linears.
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February 15, 2017
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House Ag Committee hearing focuses on rural economy

Reports show that 1 in 10 farms are now highly or extremely leveraged with actual debt approaching levels prior to the 1980s farm financial crisis.
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February 15, 2017
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Ag retailers recognize Heitkamp as "Legislator of the Year"

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp fought for over a year to keep OSHA’s Process Safety Management (PSM) standard from going into effect.
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February 15, 2017
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High-value North Dakota farm liquidates

Ron McMartin had farmed up to 59,000 acres in 2012 and at one time was the No. 1 sugarbeet farmer in the region with a total of 11,000 acres.
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February 15, 2017
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California farmers backed Trump, but now fear losing field workers

Approximately 70 percent of all farmworkers here are living in the United States illegally, according to researchers at University of California, Davis.
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February 15, 2017
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Culver’s raises $360,000 for ag organizations in 2016

As the Thank You Farmers program enters its fifth year, Culver’s will be involved in fundraising opportunities during National FFA week beginning Feb. 18.
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February 14, 2017
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Congress to hold hearings in preparation for farm bill

The committee will hear testimony on restricting the types of foods that can be purchased for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) on Thursday.
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February 14, 2017
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Senate ag committee faces 18 confirmation hearings

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Nominee Sonny Perdue is only one of 14 USDA positions to be confirmed.
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February 14, 2017
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Get a direct line to your supplier

One aspect of this feature is the fact that quantities and pricing will be automatically pre-populated with the best pack size choice for that specific order, based on the price plan for that specific farmer.
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February 13, 2017
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Over 300 food and farm groups oppose mega-mergers

Farmers and their allies across the country implored the new attorney general to block the merger.
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February 13, 2017
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EPA seeks comments on sugarbeet GHG analysis

The EPA notes it received petitions from Green Vision Group, Tracy Renewable Energy and Plant Sensory Systems requesting that it evaluate the GHG emissions associated with biofuels produced using sugarbeets as feedstock.
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February 12, 2017
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How is sugar made from sugarbeets?

Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative was gracious enough to bring me on a tour to follow a sugarbeet from the time it’s brought into the factory until it becomes the sugar we all know and love!
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February 11, 2017
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Study supports glyphosate use

Farmers need all the tools they can get to keep us fed and clothed.
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February 10, 2017
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Syngenta offers artificial intelligence competition

Joseph Bryum says the goal of the Syngenta AI Challenge is to improve plant breeding and genetic selection through mathematical problem solving.
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February 09, 2017
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Larger width Perfecta field cultivators offers greater productivity

The Perfecta implement combines a tillage, leveling and finishing action all in one tool for one-pass row-crop planting.
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February 09, 2017
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Ag land values in limbo in 2017

A key factor impacting land prices will be interest rates.
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February 08, 2017
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CHS Foundation accepting high school scholarship applications

One hundred high school students will be awarded $1,000 scholarships as they enter their freshman year of college in Fall 2017.
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February 08, 2017
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Kuhn holds calendar photo contest

Kuhn North America Inc. is looking for customers and dealers to submit high-quality photos of their Kuhn-branded equipment to be featured in an upcoming calendar.
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February 07, 2017
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New Holland Agriculture completes acquisition of Kongskilde Agriculture

The business unit, which includes facilities in the EMEA, APAC and NAFTA regions, were taken over by CNH Industrial on Feb. 1.
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February 07, 2017
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UI-led climate project concludes its mission

The emphasis of the project was research, generating numerous refereed publications and presentations at scientific conferences on the technical aspects of climate change in grain production.
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February 07, 2017
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Expansion, growth continue for Hortau heading into 2017

Hortau will showcase some of those partnerships and the latest generation of its irrigation management platform at a number of shows this year, including the World Ag Expo in Tulare, Calif., on Feb. 14-16.
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February 07, 2017
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Food and ag groups join together to support Asia trade

While many in our sector strongly supported the Trans-Pacific Partnership, we hope future agreements build upon the valuable aspects of that agreement to increase our market access in the Asia-Pacific.
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February 07, 2017
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Global GMO food market expected to reach 130 million tons by 2021

At present, Europe imports approximately 60 GM products from other countries, especially maize, soy bean, cotton and sugarbeet.
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February 07, 2017
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Mahalo, Hawaiian sugar

After more than a century, Hawaii will no longer produce sugar.
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February 07, 2017
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Smart phone app balances conservation and production

Known as the "Land-Potential Knowledge System" (LandPKS), the suite of apps identifies and delivers information about specific soils to anyone with a mobile phone.
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February 06, 2017
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Sugar Association leader to speak at sugarcane meeting

Dr. Gaine’s presentation is entitled "The Sugar Landscape: Nutrition, Policies and the Consumer."
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February 06, 2017
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First Viptera class-action trial set for June

Other Viptera class-action trials are pending in the Kansas court, in a Minnesota state court and in other courts as well.
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February 06, 2017
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Senninger hires Pacific Northwest district manager

John Johnston is from Nampa, Idaho, where he resides with his wife Melissa.
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February 06, 2017
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Colorado Ag Water Alliance schedules workshop

Speakers will include representatives from the Colorado Water Institute, Colorado Cattlemen’s Association, Colorado Division of Water Resources, City of Aurora and Conejos Water Conservancy District.
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February 06, 2017
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Technology ushers in next wave of irrigation efficiency

A new world where a network of sensors constantly monitors soil moisture conditions and directs systems capable of variable-rate irrigation is rapidly becoming a reality.
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February 05, 2017
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Idaho farmer says growers need not abandon cover crops

Rob Giesbrecht believes abandoning cover crops based on water concerns is short sighted.
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February 04, 2017
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USDA expects 10 percent of farmland will change hands by 2019

Of that land, more than half is expected to be transferred through wills, gifts and trusts.
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February 03, 2017
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Drone companies prepare to train pilots, expand

Late last summer, the FAA eliminated a requirement that drone operators also be licensed to pilot manned aircraft.
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February 02, 2017
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APHIS deregulates Roundup Ready creeping bentgrass

Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. and Monsanto developed the grass for use mainly on golf courses.
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February 01, 2017
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Wilbur-Ellis acquires Nebraska seed retailer

Luke Olson opened Olson Ag Enterprise as the owner and operator in 2012.
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