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AG WEEK: The ugly truth about cash rents

November 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

Modern agriculture likes to present a unified public front in which earnest farmers stress their solidarity and good intentions. Sometimes I half expect them to break into a chorus of “Kumbaya.”

That’s especially true when it comes to land…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Column: Clean water proposal aims to help farmers

September 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

By KEN KOPOCIS, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

WASHINGTON — When Congress passed the Clean Water Act in 1972, it didn’t just defend the mighty Mississippi or the Great Lakes; it also protected smaller streams and wetlands from pollution….continue reading on dglobe.com

THUNE: Unprecedented EPA power grab hurts SD families

June 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

It seems like middle-class Americans just can’t catch a break. Over the past five and a half years of the Obama presidency, the price of everything has risen. Tuition prices have soared. Gas prices have almost doubled. Food prices have skyrocketed. A…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

UND’s EERC director put on leave

May 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — The longtime director of the University of North Dakota’s Energy and Environmental Research Center was placed on paid administrative leave Monday morning.

Hours later, Gerald Groenewold said he still didn’t know why UND took the…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Heitkamp says bill would spur investment in clean coal technology

March 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – Flanked by her friends in the coal industry, U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp announced a bill Monday that aims to boost investment in clean-coal technology and provide a path forward for coal to remain a vital part of the nation’s energy mix….continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Heitkamp says bill would spur investment in clean coal technology

March 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – Flanked by her friends in the coal industry, U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp announced a bill Monday that aims to boost investment in clean-coal technology and provide a path forward for coal to remain a vital part of the nation’s energy mix….continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Flooded well spills into river

March 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

TRENTON, N.D. — Oil from one well has spilled into floodwaters near the confluence of the Yellowstone and Missouri rivers, where the rising waters threaten a total of 38 oil wells.
North Dakota officials did an aerial inspection Friday and counted…continue reading on dglobe.com

Conservation easements crucial to restoring Grass Lake

February 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLMAR — Two decades of complex negotiations, hydrologic and hydraulic studies, state grants, right-of-way purchases and conservation easements have been slowly woven together to develop a plan to restore Grass Lake near Willmar.
Revised plans th…continue reading on dglobe.com

Company must submit follow-up plan after blowout

February 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

WATFORD CITY – Whiting Oil and Gas will submit an assessment and monitoring plan after an oil well blowout sprayed some brush and trees last week, the North Dakota Department of Health said.

The total amount spilled on the ground from the Feb. 1…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Company must submit follow-up plan after blowout

February 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

WATFORD CITY – Whiting Oil and Gas will submit an assessment and monitoring plan after an oil well blowout sprayed some brush and trees last week, the North Dakota Department of Health said.

The total amount spilled on the ground from the Feb. 1…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com