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Nevada rancher Bundy holds rally in support of public lands bill

Nevada rancher Bundy holds rally in support of public lands bill

The Nevada rancher who was at the center of an armed standoff with federal agents last year held a peaceful rally on Tuesday in support of a proposal ...

As deadly pig virus wanes, bacon prices shrink

As deadly pig virus wanes, bacon prices shrink

CHICAGO - U.S. pork belly prices are likely to fall further into the summer as supplies climb, now that farmers have finally controlled a deadly virus...

Corn hit by one-two punch of U.S. plantings, stocks data

Corn hit by one-two punch of U.S. plantings, stocks data

CHICAGO - A double-whammy of U.S. crop reports pegging corn plantings and inventories above traders' estimates knocked down grain futures on Tuesday a...

Ranchers hoping for greener pastures

Ranchers hoping for greener pastures

FORT PIERRE, S.D. — Cattle producers throughout the upper Great Plains country are anxious for April moisture, after a winter largely devoid of snow....

AgweekTV: Farmers and ranchers hope for spring rain

AgweekTV: Farmers and ranchers hope for spring rain

Regional farmers and ranchers hope for spring rain after a dry winter. Agweek reporter Mikkel Pates catches up with ranchers in western South Dakota. ...

California governor orders 25 percent reduction in water usage statewide

California governor orders 25 percent reduction in water usage statewide

PHILLIPS, Calif. - California Governor Jerry Brown, acting in the face of a devastating multiyear drought, ordered the first statewide mandatory water restrictions on Wednesday, directing cities and communities to reduce usage by 25 percent.

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Kids’ fast food consumption on the decline

Kids’ fast food consumption on the decline

Between 2003 and 2010, the number of U.S. kids eating fast food on any given day went down, and the calories from some types of fast foods have declined as well, according to a new study.

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Nevada rancher Bundy holds rally in support of public lands bill

Nevada rancher Bundy holds rally in support of public lands bill

The Nevada rancher who was at the center of an armed standoff with federal agents last year held a peaceful rally on Tuesday in support of a proposal that would give the state greater control of public lands, local media said.

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Drier-than-average April expected

The national climate forecast for April 2015, released March 31 by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration Climate Prediction Center, indicates drier-than-average conditions to continue in South Dakota and the Great Plains.

ADM to end deforestation in supply chain

Leading agricultural processor and food-ingredient supplier Archer Daniels Midland Co. has agreed to stop deforestation due to soy and palm oil production in its global supply chains, according to investors.

Cause of fire at Aggregate Industries in Jamestown, N.D., not yet determined

Cause of fire at Aggregate Industries in Jamestown, N.D., not yet determined

The Jamestown (N.D.) Fire Department responded to a fire call at Aggregate Industries on the southeast edge of Jamestown Tuesday evening.

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Farmers losing battle of public perception

NORTHFIELD, Minn. — Earlier in March, Gov. Mark Dayton introduced legislation that would require 50-foot buffer strips along all Minnesota waterways, including ditches and waterways that flow only periodically during the year.

VIDEO: Beef demand is back

Oklahoma animal scientist Deb VanOverbeke recently co-authored research on consumer trends in the beef business, and here she shares the findings. This video news is provided by CAB and the American Angus Association.

EPA will require weed-resistance restrictions on key Roundup ingredient

U.S. regulators will put new restrictions on the world's most widely used herbicide to help address the rapid expansion of weeds resistant to the chemical, Reuters has learned. The Environmental Protection Agency confirmed it will require a weed resistance management plan for glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto's immensely popular Roundup weed-killer.

As deadly pig virus wanes, bacon prices shrink

As deadly pig virus wanes, bacon prices shrink

CHICAGO - U.S. pork belly prices are likely to fall further into the summer as supplies climb, now that farmers have finally controlled a deadly virus that wiped out millions of pigs, analysts said.

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