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Farmers, agronomists agree crops ahead of schedule

DICKINSON-Agronomists and farmers alike agree that spring and early summer weather patterns have created favorable growing conditions thus far in southwest North Dakota.

Pilot program to settle landowner, pipeline reclamation battles is underway

BISMARCK-A newly formed pilot program for pipeline reclamation is handling eight complaints since its start eight weeks ago and three more since the beginning of June.

Longtime owner sells Dickinson horse feed mill

Longtime owner sells Dickinson horse feed mill

DICKINSON, N.D.—Alan Woodbury, owner of Woody's Feed and Grain Co., is retiring. Well, semi-retiring is the better term.

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North Dakota corn growers executive director resigns abruptly

FARGO - Tom Lilja, the executive director of both the North Dakota Corn Utilization Council and the North Dakota Corn Growers Association, resigned abruptly June 23.

BUSINESS INSIDER: The Networker

BUSINESS INSIDER: The Networker

Former Williston economic development director puts worldwide connections to work

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State money heads to bird flu victims in Minnesota

State money heads to bird flu victims in Minnesota

ST. PAUL-State money is en route to immediate and long-range needs to fight avian flu that has resulted in more than 9 million turkey and chicken deaths in 23 Minnesota counties.

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Robotic milkers make for happy cows, happy farmers

Robotic milkers make for happy cows, happy farmers

MAHNOMEN, Minn.—Before Jim and Sue Steinmetz installed robotic milkers on their farm near here, they had just about given up.

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Alexandria, S.D., farm one of first to implement monoslope style

Alexandria, S.D., farm one of first to implement monoslope style

ALEXANDRIA, S.D. — A happy cow is a productive cow.

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Role of UAVs in ag grows

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- A great deal of work and research remains before agriculture takes full advantage of unmanned aerial vehicles, but tremendous opportunities justify the effort, UAV and ag officials say.

Willmar lab playing role as poultry industry looks for answers to avian flu

WILLMAR — The biggest lesson from the outbreak of the highly pathogenic avian influenza in Minnesota is that this virus has behaved differently than anything dealt with previously, according to veterinarian Trevor Ames, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota.

New interest in ancient grains, some farmers could benefit

Elizabeth Dyck is a long-time fan, both professionally and personally, of so-called "ancient grains." Now, she and other advocates of these obscure grains are encouraged by growing consumer interest in them -- which is slowly leading to more opportunities for U.S. farmers, including ones in the Upper Midwest.

North Central members say no to ag co-op merger with Wheat Growers

A proposed merger between two South Dakota-based agricultural cooperatives will not happen, after members of the two sides were split in their vote.

North Dakota state mill to expand storage by 19 percent

The North Dakota Industrial Commission approved a $4.4 million flour storage expansion to the North Dakota State Mill and Elevator in Grand Forks last week.

Minnesota money heads to bird flu victims

Minnesota money heads to bird flu victims

ST. PAUL - State money is en route to immediate and long-range needs to fight avian flu that has resulted in more than 9 million turkey and chicken deaths in 23 Minnesota counties.

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Farmers' 'business alliance' expands to U.S.

James Webb says farmers tend to be independent types who prefer to work alone -- but who have an even greater desire to make money.

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