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Column: Ag research plays key role in growing Iowa’s economy

February 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

By DAVID JOHNSON, Iowa State Senator

DES MOINES, Iowa ­â€” With a key deadline looming that will spell life or death for hundreds of bills, state lawmakers have been rushing from meeting to meeting this week in this annual rush to judgmen…continue reading on dglobe.com

Column: Ag research plays key role in growing Iowa’s economy

February 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

By DAVID JOHNSON, Iowa State Senator

DES MOINES, Iowa ­â€” With a key deadline looming that will spell life or death for hundreds of bills, state lawmakers have been rushing from meeting to meeting this week in this annual rush to judgmen…continue reading on dglobe.com

1980S SERIES: Farm crisis unites a state

February 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the fourth in a series of stories about the 1980s in the Mitchell area and the decade’s impact on modern life. To read the entire series, go to mitchellrepublic.com.

It was supposed to be a joke.

“I think we should keep t…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Farmer-based site plants seeds of love

February 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

Megan McAndrew of Bismarck wasn’t having much luck in the dating scene — either online or in person.
Though McAndrew, 64, was ready for a relationship after being a widow for more than a decade, the North Dakota transplants from New England — …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Farmer-based site plants seeds of love

February 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

Megan McAndrew of Bismarck wasn’t having much luck in the dating scene — either online or in person.
Though McAndrew, 64, was ready for a relationship after being a widow for more than a decade, the North Dakota transplants from New England — …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Column: Long-overdue farm bill cuts our nation’s deficit by $24 billion

February 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

By RYAN BUCK, Minnesota Corn Growers Association

GOODHUE — It took more than three years, numerous partisan speed bumps were hit along the way and the legislation isn’t perfect, but we finally have a farm bill that provides farm fami…continue reading on dglobe.com

Column: Long-overdue farm bill cuts our nation’s deficit by $24 billion

February 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

By RYAN BUCK, Minnesota Corn Growers Association

GOODHUE — It took more than three years, numerous partisan speed bumps were hit along the way and the legislation isn’t perfect, but we finally have a farm bill that provides farm fami…continue reading on dglobe.com

Column: Land Stewardship Project says farm bill not ‘good farm policy’

February 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

By PAUL SOBOCINSKI, Land Stewardship Project

MINNEAPOLIS — The U.S. Senate voted this week 68-32 to pass the long-delayed 2014 Farm Bill. The vote followed action last week in the U.S. House, where the bill passed 251-166. President Barack …continue reading on dglobe.com

Farm bill draws mixed reviews

February 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Mikkel Pates and Jerry Hagstrom, Forum News Service

FARGO, N.D. — The conference committee farm bill offers long-term certainty, but garnered mixed reactions from producers and agriculture industry officials in the Upper Midwest, some of whom…continue reading on dglobe.com

Index: ND land price increase slows

February 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — An annual index of farmland values increased 17 percent in North Dakota in 2013, according to an annual report by a state land appraisers group.
That’s a healthy increase but only “moderate” compared with a 39 percent increase index …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com