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US soybean farmers can enter the 2012 Conservation Legacy Awards program

The Conservation Legacy Awards program, sponsored by the American Soybean Association (ASA), BASF, Monsanto, the United Soybean Board and the Corn & Soybean Digest magazine, is looking for those soybean farmers who should be...

NCGA concerned about EPA’s newly announced guidelines

Along with many other agriculture organizations, the National Corn Growers Association is concerned about the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s newly announced Clean Water Act guidelines, which determine the...

Wet weather continues to hamper planting efforts

Emmett Lampert, technical support representative for Syngenta, says very, very little planting has taken place in his territory, covering Northwest Minnesota, all of North Dakota, Montana to the Rockies and the Western two-thirds or...

Emergency CRP use by Livestock in ND extended to May 15

Livestock producers now have until May 15 to use CRP acreage to alleviate the impacts of flooding according to Aaron Krauter, North Dakota State Executive Director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency.  This...

House in recess, some progress made on FTAs

While the House is in recess, the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is encouraging people to contact their legislators to remind them of the importance of the pending free trade agreements with South Korea,...

N.D. Governor signs bill providing flood, snow assistance

Governor Jack Dalrymple yesterday signed into law Senate Bill 2369, which provides emergency funding totaling $31 million to help local governments cover the costs of statewide flood-fighting efforts, flood damages and the removal of...

Insect tool tracks earworms and cutworms

A sophisticated online tool that forecasts corn insect migration has been enhanced for the 2011 growing season to increase farmer awareness about above-ground pests that can threaten their fields. Developed by climatologist and meteorologist Mike...

Senator Hoeven returns from Asia

Senator John Hoeven on Tuesday briefed media on his recent trip to Asia with U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to promote trade and review U.S.-Asian Security issues. The Congressional delegation on Saturday completed...

Grain recovery in Japan underway

The U.S. Grains Council has provided an update on the trade situation with Japan following its devastating earthquake and tsunami. The council, founded in 1960, has offices in Tokyo and elsewhere around the...

USMEF works to promote pork shoulder butt overseas

U.S. trade officials say the pork shoulder butt is a tender, flavorful and affordable cut that may not be reaching its full potential in some overseas export markets... A global initiative by the U.S....

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