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Southwest Minnesota State to offer bachelor’s in ag education

MARSHALL, Minn. — Southwest Minnesota State University will begin offering a bachelor’s degree in agricultural education in the 2015 spring semester in cooperation with area community colleges.

US cattle herd smallest since 1973

The U.S. cattle herd on July 1 was the smallest it’s been since the federal government began issuing data in 1973, according to a new report released July 25.

Area’s estimated wheat yield highest in 23 years

Area’s estimated wheat yield highest in 23 years

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — Chris Palmer bent over in the damp wheat field and quickly but carefully made his measurements. The cabbage-green plants surrounding him rustled in the cool early morning breeze.

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ND ranchers say mineral rights get too much emphasis

ND ranchers say mineral rights get too much emphasis

BELFIELD, N.D. - Byron Richard’s pickup bounces up and down over the washboard gravel road. He clutches the wheel with one hand and points with the other as he passes dozens of oil wells on land where once crops grew and cattle grazed. A few of the wells are decades old; most are new or under construction. Oil field vehicles of assorted shapes and sizes clog the road in places and kick up thick clouds of dust.

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NDSU research program seeks solutions for dust impacts in Bakken

FARGO - Clouds of dust carried by prairie winds can impact everything from soil to crops, animals, humans, and the environment.

OUTDOORS: Keeping Hunting on Target

OUTDOORS: Keeping Hunting on Target

Pheasant season is make-or-break for many SD communities

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US grain farmers try out giant storage bags

CHICAGO — As U.S. farmers turn in record grain crops this autumn, many will have a powerful new tool - giant sausage-shaped storage bags - to help them avoid the lowest prices in years and gain more control over trade with giants such as Cargill Inc.

Race for ND's agriculture commissioner is all about oil

Race for ND's agriculture commissioner is all about oil

TOWNER, N.D. - North Dakota's biggest oil producers have picked a side and put money into an obscure election for the state's agriculture commissioner, hoping to ward off a rising Democratic challenger who could limit development of new wells and pipelines.

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Speakers: Farmers need to manage water or government will do it

GARY, Minn. — If Minnesota farmers don’t cooperate to manage water, the federal and state governments will do it for them, officials said at a July 17 water issues forum.

Dakota Resource Council to protest oil transport, rail congestion

Dakota Resource Council to protest oil transport, rail congestion

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Dakota Resource Council members will hold a protest at 3:30 p.m. today in both Emerado, N.D., and at the Amtrak station on DeMers Avenue in Grand Forks.

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Creating habitat for honey bees

Creating habitat for honey bees

WORTHINGTON, Minn. — There has been a lot of buzz about bees in recent years with the sharp decline in the honey bee population, Colony Collapse Disorder and fears there may one day not be enough honey bees to pollinate the trees and plants that bear our fruits and vegetables.

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Business teaches kids about science

Business teaches kids about science

COLFAX, N.D. - Erin Nyren-Erickson, or “Dr. E” as she introduces herself to students, has loved science her whole life.

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SD livestock industry provides for nearly 30,000 jobs

BROOKINGS, S.D. — According to a recent report, South Dakota’s livestock industry provides more than 29,000 jobs and contributes $7.3 billion to the state’s economy.

Minn. farmland taxes expected to rise

ST. PAUL – Many Minnesota property owners could see some tax relief this year, but farmers can expect higher taxes for at least the next two years.

Grand Forks County OKs farmland valuations

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - The Grand Forks County Board of Equalization gave the green light to highly contentious farmland valuations at a meeting Tuesday.

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