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"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."
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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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.
Dr. Katie Wolf heard about the veterinarian job opening at Golden Valley Veterinary Clinic in Park River, North Dakota, from her grandfather, Agweek reader Robert “Bob” Wolf.
Why did we report on a Bill Gates-associated company buying North Dakota farmland from Campbell Farms? Here are three reasons.
The pre-veterinary program at UMC is part of the U of M College of Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Food Animal Scholars or VetFAST program, which students can apply for while attending the university in Crookston.
"Growing Together" columnist Don Kinzler spends time with North Dakota’s Cass County Soil Conservation District, which is tasked with planting tree windbreaks and establishing conservation measures throughout the county.
Pete and Vawnita Best's road to ranching in the Badlands began more than 200 miles from there when Pete was a 14-year-old 4-H member living in Rolette, North Dakota, and selected a heifer from McCumber Angus Ranch for a livestock project.

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Those who complete it will receive state, federal certificates for farm equipment operation.
Jenny Schlecht describes how two calves on her farm needed milk replacer to stay alive.
You only get 30 to 40 cracks at planting season, Jonathan Knutson says. So, enjoy it, even in its difficulties.

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