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New York state to help farms reduce carbon emissions

carbon emissions from agriculture

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is spending $2.5 million on efforts to help local farmers reduce their carbon emissions. The funding announced this week can also be spent on local initiatives to help prepare farms for droughts and other effects of climate change. The money will be awarded to local soil and water conservation districts. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, ...

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Expert: Falling power plant emissions reduces corn nutrient

corn, agriculture

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana agricultural expert says declining power plant emissions are apparently reducing the amount of an important nutrient corn plants get through rainfall. Purdue Extension soil fertility specialist Jim Camberato says Indiana’s rainfall used to contain a lot of sulfur from coal-fired power plant emissions. But he says the amount of sulfur reaching corn through ...

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North Dakota FFA elects officers at state convention

North Dakota FFA, officers, 2016

FARGO — The North Dakota FFA concluded its 87th annual state convention Friday at North Dakota State University. The FFA is an organization dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. North Dakota has 84 chapters around the state. The weeklong state ...

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Oil, gas not responsible for methane emission spike

Oil, gas not responsible for methane emission spike

A new study finds that oil and natural gas producers are not responsible for a global increase in methane emissions. According to the report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, increased emissions come primarily from wetlands and agriculture, not oil and natural gas producers. The NOAA report comes after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it will regulate methane ...

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A look at Obama’s final budget proposal for 2017

A look at Obama's final budget proposal for 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama proposed a record $4.1 trillion budget on Tuesday. Here’s a look at each agency and department: ENERGY DEPARTMENT Up or down? Up 6.8 percent Highlight: — As part of a pledge following the 2015 Paris climate summit to double spending on clean energy research and development by 2021, the budget would spend $7.7 billion ...

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Excerpts from recent North Dakota editorials

Be thankful for the important people in your lives The Daily News, Wahpeton, Nov. 23, 2015 Thanksgiving is mere days away and for many of us, our mouths are already salivating as we anticipate the traditional feast. Bring on the turkey and dressing, pumpkin pie and camaraderie of family and good friends partaking in this annual celebration. As you sit ...

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Excerpts from recent North Dakota editorials

BISMARCK, N.D. — The Bismarck Tribune, Bismarck, Sept. 30, 2015 Beef prices reflect ag challenges Farming and ranching remains an important industry in the state, impacting most, if not every segment of North Dakota’s economy. When agriculture prospers, the entire state benefits. Cattle producers in particular have benefited recently from high beef prices. In the not-so distant past, depressed cattle ...

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The right way and wrong way to pull

Imagine this: It’s one of those cold, wet, late-fall evenings in Western North Dakota. The weather conditions are worsening, but you promised your most important client you’d make a last-minute fuel oil delivery to his rig. “Just one more and I can call it a day,” you tell yourself, relaxing to the rhythm of the rain. Then it happens. An ...

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