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U.S. prepares for autumn resurgence of bird flu in poultry

U.S. prepares for autumn resurgence of bird flu in poultry

The U.S. Agriculture Department is worried about a possible bird flu resurgence in the fall, following an outbreak that has killed more than 48 million chickens and turkeys since December in the largest animal health emergency in U.S. history.

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Charges filed in July 2012 cattle shooting

Charges filed in July 2012 cattle shooting

Dillon Gappert of Hensler, N.D., is in custody following criminal mischief charges filed in South Central District Court last week, according to Oliver County State's Attorney John Mahoney.

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Hog supplies, post holiday slump cool CME livestock futures

CHICAGO - U.S. livestock futures remained mostly sluggish on Monday at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange as traders wrestled with strengthening grain prices, tight supplies of market-ready cattle, and visions of a glut of hogs straining U.S. slaughterhouse capacity in the coming months.

Higher feed costs could mean pork industry losses

Higher feed costs could mean pork industry losses

Weather-damaged corn and soybean fields are also harmful to hog producers. According to Purdue University Extension economist Chris Hurt, rising feed prices mean higher costs of production for the pork industry.

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Texas law firm sues Foster Farms over Salmonella outbreak

A Texas law firm said on Friday it had filed suit against Foster Farms LLC, one of the top U.S. chicken producers, over a Salmonella outbreak that ended last year after more than 17 months.

Farmers increasingly hiring help from abroad to meet labor shortages

Farmers increasingly hiring help from abroad to meet labor shortages

The allure of lucrative, year-round work in the Oil Patch is drawing workers away from seasonal agricultural jobs and causing farmers to increasingly look abroad, and to the federal H-2A temporary agricultural worker visa program, to fill positions that would have once gone to local hands.

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Goehring assembles litigation review committee

Goehring assembles litigation review committee

The North Dakota Department of Agriculture has approached state ag organizations and others to create an impact review committee to advise the commissioner on whether and how to spend $1.5 million per biennium to help fight against excessive federal regulation.

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Summer storm hurts eastern ND crops

Summer storm hurts eastern ND crops

Jennifer Otteson and other crop insurance agents are always a key part of Upper Midwest agriculture. But their role becomes even more important after growing-season storms rumble through the area.

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College ag grad's job search progresses

College ag grad's job search progresses

Dylan Pratt’s immediate future is becoming a little clearer — and it could involve managing a North Dakota cattle herd.

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WFO airs concerns at Expo Milano

WFO airs concerns at Expo Milano

Delegates to the World Farmers’ Organization, including members of the National Farmers Union, adopted a pronouncement to make sure the farmers’ perspective would be heard at Expo Milano 2015, “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life,” a six-month, universal exhibition focused on feeding the planet in 2050.

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Officials identify 'persons of interest' in Nevada cattle killings

Officials identify 'persons of interest' in Nevada cattle killings

Nevada authorities investigating a wave of cattle shootings that have killed at least 20 cows grazing on public lands in the high desert near the Idaho border said on Thursday they have identified "persons of interest" in the case.

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Lawsuit filed against U.S. over protections for rare wolf

A coalition of environmental groups filed a lawsuit on Thursday against U.S. wildlife officials arguing that the government's management plan for the endangered Mexican gray wolf, one of the most imperiled mammals in North America, does not go far enough.

Prices cool for ringside seats as Chicago futures floors wind down

CHICAGO - The cost of membership at Chicago's famous futures trading exchanges has topped $1 million in the past as traders snapped up the chance for benefits like cut-price fees on deals.

Hogs near 3-week high on export optimism; cattle flat

CHICAGO - U.S. lean hog futures rose as much as 2 percent on Thursday, lifted by large weekly pork export sales and hopes a deal between JBS USA and Cargill Inc could lead to more international shipments, traders and analysts said.

Passenger injured when car hits cow in Minnesota

A car collided with a cow late last night near Paynesville, Minn., resulting in minor injuries to a passenger in the vehicle.

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