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150-foot telescoping unit is biggest in class
WEST FARGO, N.D. — The Big Iron Farm Show this year offered a look at Big Aluminum — Boyd Ag LLC’s telescoping, long, light spray booms that allow farmers to conserve fuel and labor.
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farmers adapt to big rains but send trouble downstream
As rains have gotten heavier, Minnesota farmers in recent years have been expanding a 150-year-old drainage system, pulling billions of gallons more water off soggy land and letting the state’s corn and soybean fields thrive.
Wednesday, February, 04, 2015 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Oats moving higher
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Soybean futures had a good run since October — up $1.50 per bushel, including a bump of close to 40 cents Jan. 5. Even more impressive from a Canadian farmer’s perspective, the Canadian dollar sank from 93 cents U.S. to 84 cents since June. That’s a 10 percent boost in Canadian prices.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Agweek - News

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USDA will wait to release specifics on farm bill commodity title
The U.S. Department of Agriculture isn’t likely to announce the fine points of the farm bill commodity title any time soon, two key congressional staffers said. Because the payment options are decoupled from planting decisions, the programs farmers choose won’t have bearing for 2014 planting. Bart Fischer, chief economist for the Republican-led U.S. House Agriculture Committee, and Matt Schertz, senior professional staff member, spoke to about 150 people in a two-hour “farm bill implementation seminar” in Fargo, N.D., on May 2.
Friday, May, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Women wanted for upcoming ‘Annie’s Project’
If you’re a woman involved in the agriculture industry, then Annie’s Project may be the program for you. Annie’s Project was designed to empower women by providing detailed farm and ranch management information and build networks between women, according to a release from South Dakota State University Extension.
Tuesday, March, 03, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Farmers want changes to wolf management plan
PARIS — French farmers, who regularly bring livestock into Paris to punctuate their protests, drove some 250 sheep into the shadow of the Eiffel Tower on Nov. 27 to highlight an unusual concern — that a growing wolf population is killing their flocks.
Monday, December, 01, 2014 - - News

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Plummeting sardine numbers could prompt U.S. West coast fishing ban
PORTLAND, Ore. - Plummeting sardine populations could lead to a complete ban on harvesting the small oily fish off the U.S. West Coast starting later this year, officials with the Pacific Fishery Management Council said on Tuesday.
Friday, April, 10, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Brazil confirms second case of atypical mad cow disease
Brazil has confirmed a second case of atypical mad cow disease, a year after several countries banned Brazilian beef imports when a similar case of the disease was confirmed.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - - News

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Conference tackles ag transport issues
The Center for Agricultural Policy and Trade Studies at North Dakota State University is sponsoring a Dec. 8 and 9 conference in Fargo, titled “Post-harvest Handling and Transportation for Agricultural Products: Issues and Alternatives.”
Tuesday, October, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Burritos rise again as Taco Bell returns to Japan
TOKYO - Fast food chain Taco Bell returned to Japan on Tuesday, re-opening its first outlet in decades as more U.S. quick service restaurants plan to open shop in the country ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Tuesday, April, 21, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Local corn prices dip below $2 in some areas
Even before the current farm bill was adopted, we shared our concern that a $4-or-higher plateau in corn prices, which was widely predicted, was in all likelihood not a plateau.
Monday, January, 05, 2015 - - News

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Manitoba soybeans trading at January levels
Soybeans in Manitoba are flat, trading about where they were in January. Buyers price off Chicago Board of Trade futures, and they had a minor run in February so there were slightly better prices available for a while. Delmar International Inc. is paying 30 cents over May, putting it at $10.10 the morning of March 24, while elevators are about $9.80 per bushel.
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - - News

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Minn. company uses 2,000 hides per year
WORTHINGTON, Minn. — One of the trademark livestock enterprises in the region — bison — has a big champion in Bill Keitel, co-owner of the Buffalo Billfold Co.
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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China officially approves imports of Bayer GMO soybean variety
China has officially approved imports of a genetically modified Bayer CropScience soybean variety after seven years of review, the company says, raising expectations that approval notices will come soon for other grains.
Monday, December, 22, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Oregon proponents of GMO labeling expect ballot measure to qualify
Advocates of mandatory labeling of genetically engineered crops in Oregon say they had collected more than enough signatures to qualify a measure for the November ballot, and planned to submit them on Wednesday to state officials.
Wednesday, July, 02, 2014 - - News

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Minn. county approves hog barn to move forward
Nearly two weeks after neighbors raised a stink over a proposed hog confinement building east of Adrian, Minn., by Son-D-Farms, Nobles County commissioners on Tuesday accepted a recommendation from the planning commission to move the development forward.
Wednesday, May, 07, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Ag groups say water resources measure important during rail delays
WASHINGTON — The Water Resources Reform Development Act of 2014, which would improve locks and dams on the Mississippi River and ease farm product transportation, is finally heading toward floor consideration in Congress.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Broadway's bras raise money and awareness
I’ve written a lot of columns about a lot of different things, but this is probably the first column I’ve written about bras. Yes, bras or brassieres or, as Ellie May Clampett called them in The Beverly Hillbillies television show, “a store bought, lace-trimmed double-barreled slingshot.”
Monday, October, 06, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farmers Union licensed restaurant opens new East Coast location
Another restaurant affiliated with the North Dakota Farmers Union has opened on the East Coast. Founding Farmers opened a location in Tysons Corner, Va., last week. It’s the fourth restaurant in a group that uses ingredients mainly from U.S. family farms, including from North Dakota.
Wednesday, February, 11, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Indonesia self-sufficiency push could drive up beef prices
Plans by Indonesia’s new president to make the nation self-sufficient in foods such as beef are showing signs of backfiring, with a major industry group warning prices for the meat could soar 50 percent in the next few months.
Wednesday, March, 04, 2015 - Reuters - News

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