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USDA seeks applications for Conservation Innovation Grants

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that applications are being accepted for millions in grants to facilitate the creation of new, innovative markets for carbon credits, providing additional revenue sources for producers to use to address natural resource conservation challenges. These grants are part of the Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) program, authorized through the 2014 Farm Bill.


NDSU releases ND Henson soybean variety

ND Henson, a conventional soybean variety, has been developed and released by the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station, according to Rich Horsley, North Dakota State University Department of Plant Sciences chair.


New certified 9.1-liter propane irrigation engine

The Propane Education & Research Council and Origin Engines announced the release of a new, emissions-certified, 9.1-liter propane irrigation engine that will provide producers with a reliable and cost-effective alternative to expensive Tier 4 diesel models.


Deere to cut more than 900 workers as farm economy weakens

Deere & Co, the world's largest maker of farm equipment, will lay off more than 900 employees at plants in Iowa and Illinois in the latest round of job cuts spurred by a decline in grain prices that is hurting demand for agricultural machinery.


North Dakota’s Heitkamp pushes for rail improvements

It’s been a tough year for North Dakota farmers and grain elevators dealing with rail shipment delays. Heidi Heitkamp, U.S. Senator, spoke about the situation at the North Dakota Grain Dealers Association Annual Convention on Jan. 19.


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