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Yemen struggles to import food as coalition navies hold up more ships

LONDON - Yemen is facing mounting problems bringing in food by sea as the danger from fighting between Houthis and government supporters is exacerbated by an arms blockade by Saudi-led coalition navies searching ships for weapons destined for the rebels.

Chipotle goes GMO-free in first for fast-food sector

Chipotle goes GMO-free in first for fast-food sector

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc on Monday said the 46 ingredients used in its roughly 1,800 restaurants were now free of genetically modified organisms, becoming the first major U.S. restaurant chain to make that switch.

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Heitkamp announces federal funding for scientific research at NDSU

Heitkamp announces federal funding for scientific research at NDSU

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., announced today in a news release almost $150,000 in federal funding for scientific research at North Dakota State University.

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Bird flu ‘a three- to five-year problem’

Bird flu ‘a three- to five-year problem’

More help is on the way for turkey and other poultry producers to cope with the epidemic of highly pathogenic avian influenza, but state and federal officials also warned that the problem will remain for years.

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Tester criticizes land-grant colleges on organics

As attendees at the Organic Trade Association luncheon April 15 ate a salad with bulgur wheat from his organic farm, Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., the only organic farmer in the Senate, said advocates would have to work hard to achieve labeling of genetically modified foods, and more farmers would transition to organic operations if the land-grant colleges paid more attention to organics.

South Dakota farmers getting ready to plant

South Dakota farmers getting ready to plant

Farmers throughout the region are anticipating a quick planting season, but looking forward to getting some rain on their dry fields.

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Real rural development is in local food

Unlike most farmers and ranchers today, Scott Laeser and Chelsea Chandler can see all their livestock and nearly every acre of their farm from their kitchen’s tall windows.

Planting pace in Walsh County, ND, improves

Planting pace in Walsh County, ND, improves

The calendar claims spring has arrived here in western Walsh County in northern North Dakota.

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Organic farmer sues to stop industrial park

Organic farmer sues to stop industrial park

MENOKEN, N.D. — Thane Dockter, 42, has put a lot of his life into building an organic farm, and now he says his future is turned upside-down by an industrial park the Burleigh County (N.D.) Commission approved next door, with a zoning authority that was ceded to the county more than 40 years ago.

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Flash crash trader's CME seat: bought for $435,000, now worth just $69,500

SAN FRANCISCO/CHICAGO - The UK-based trader accused by U.S. authorities of making more than $40 million manipulating markets and contributing to the 2010 Wall Street flash crash was on the losing end of at least one trade: his purchase of the CME Group seat that helped to make the alleged scheme possible.

Home beer brewers form club, learn from each other

BEMIDJI, Minn. — Invite Charlie Parson over for a gathering and he's likely to bring some beer. "I've been brewing beer since I started graduate school in 1969 and when I moved to Bemidji, there were some active homebrewers," he said.

Sheep program application deadline nears

May 1 is the deadline to apply for funding through the Let’s Grow Program, which the American Sheep Industry Association operates to strengthen sheep production nationally.

U.S., Japan make progress in trade talks but no deal seen yet

WASHINGTON - U.S. and Japanese negotiators have made "substantial progress" toward a deal on a major Pacific free-trade pact but President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are not expected to announce a final accord during Abe's Washington visit next week, the White House said on Friday.

Live cattle futures climb ahead of USDA report

CHICAGO - Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures posted significant gains Friday on fund buying and positioning before the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) monthly Cattle-on-Feed report at 2 p.m. CDT, traders said.

Second bird flu case confirmed in North Dakota

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H5 avian influenza in a commercial turkey flock in LaMoure County, N.D.

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