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AGRICULTURE

We rode along the fields in Fairfield, speaking to a local rancher/farmer about this year’s planting season and how the heavy rains in the past month have affected crops.
"Across Agweek Country, hundreds of farmers, ranchers and other agriculturalists are deciding whether this will be their last full-time year in ag. They still enjoy what they do, but they also realize it might be time to step back."
Gates and his trust will own the land, and the family who sold it to him will farm it, and that's all legal under the law.
The Ocean Shipping Reform Act, sponsored by Klobuchar and signed by President Joe Biden on June 16, aims to ease supply chain issues and shipping backlogs.

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The Midwest Agriculture Summit was held in Fargo where attendees listened to policy makers speak on current agriculture issues and challenges.
The 1992 world champion bareback rider, originally from Golden Valley, North Dakota, is the newest Rancher of the Year selected by the Roughrider Commission for his endeavors in both the rodeo and ranching worlds.
Where's the support for property rights?
Whatever the reasons for the increase in blowing topsoil, we need to figure out a solution because the topsoil increasingly is being depleted.
The Cowbot would be a way to mow down thistles as a way to control the spread of weeds, "like a Roomba for a pasture," says Eric Buchanan, a renewable energy scientist at the West Central Research and Outreach Center in Morris, Minnesota.
The Red River Valley Water Supply Project will sue farmland owners for eminent domain if they don’t sign easements before July 8, 2022. Farmers say the project is paying one-tenth what others pay for far smaller oil, gas and water pipelines.

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The North Dakota Attorney General’s office is asking Red River Trust, a Washington-based entity with offices in the Kansas City, Kansas, area, and an address at Grafton, North Dakota, to prove that it doesn’t violate anti-corporate farming laws, which would require it to sell land it purchased from owners of Campbell Farms of Grafton.
Kernza has been getting some buzz in recent years for its multiple uses as a forage, a grain that can be used in the kitchen, and a plant beneficial to water quality and the environment. Alexandria High School in Minnesota is planting test plots to help its ag students learn more.
June is National Dairy Month. The Dickinson Press toured a local dairy farm and learned firsthand about the challenges dairy farmers face in southwest North Dakota.

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