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U.S. launches inquiry into research center over animal abuse reports
An inquiry is underway of the U.S. government’s key livestock research center in Nebraska after media reports of animal welfare abuse, according to an auditing group that investigates U.S. Department of Agriculture programs.
Wednesday, March, 11, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Minnesota group concerned about ‘abusive’ industrial ag practices
About 50 people living between Backus and Akeley in north-central Minnesota have signed a petition presented to Cass County commissioners asking the board “to defend our area from the abusive practices of industrial agriculture.”
Wednesday, February, 18, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Australia seeks to stop animal rights groups with tough video laws
Australia is considering tougher laws to stop animal rights activists secretly filming on farms and abattoirs and airing the videos in an effort to protect a multi-million dollar livestock trade, a move rights groups say will hide abuse.
Friday, July, 25, 2014 - - News

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Park Rapids, Minn., woman pleads guilty in horse deaths
Minden Ann Crenshaw, 28, pleaded guilty to mistreating or abusing animals. The emaciated horses were found tied to a tree April 19. They were deceased and obviously the victims of neglect. Their ribs were protruding beneath their skin. One horse had broken free of its tether but dropped in place and died.
Monday, September, 08, 2014 - - News

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MN group concerned about industrial ag
BACKUS, Minn. — About 50 people living between Backus and Akeley in north-central Minnesota have signed a petition presented to Cass County commissioners asking the board to “defend our area from the abusive practices of industrial agriculture.”
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Letter: Crackdown needed on factory farms' pollution; animals in 'squalid' conditions
They are some of the worst air polluters in the country and the Environmental Protection Agency isn’t doing anything about it. Who are they? The 20,000 factory farms in the U.S. that are home to billions of abused animals that are often cramped in small cages and living in squalid conditions.
Thursday, May, 21, 2015 - - News

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USDA investigates animal research center
A U.S. Department of Agriculture review committee that investigated the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center in Nebraska found no current mistreatment of animals.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Britain gives Zimbabwe $72 million to help rural farmers
Britain has given Zimbabwe $72 million to help increase food production by rural farmers over the next four years, as the southern African country faces the prospect of poorer harvests this year because of inadequate rains.
Thursday, March, 19, 2015 - - News

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Ag returns fire at insurance opponents
Congressional agriculture committee leaders recently returned fire at the Environmental Working Group for being too critical of prevented-planting crop insurance use, especially in the Prairie Pothole country that includes North Dakota, South Dakota and parts of Minnesota.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Netflix adds 'Farmland' documentary funded by big agriculture group to streaming queue
LOS ANGELES - "Farmland," a documentary sponsored by major U.S. agricultural companies that depicts the lives of six farmers and ranchers in the 20s, is now available for streaming on Netflix.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Grandin: Animals should be bred for disease resistance
WICHITA, Kan. — Reacting to the scandal surrounding the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center in Nebraska, meat industry consultant Temple Grandin on March 16 at the National Farmers Union convention said meat animals should be bred for “optimal rather than maximum” production.
Friday, March, 27, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Let light shine on EB-5
Recently, I urged the Government Operations & Audit Committee to obtain more inform- ation about the management and outcome of the EB-5 program, specifically regarding Northern Beef Packers. I motioned to subpoena Joop Bollen, former director of the EB-5 program in South Dakota. While I tried to bring transparency and balance back to the South Dakota state government, Republican legislators on the committee tried to silence me. I won’t be silenced.
Monday, August, 18, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Recycling old Minn. barns gives ex-offenders new skills
When Scott Tempel and his wife Kara bought their 13-acre farm in Scott County, Minn., a year and a half ago, it came with a storybook dairy barn that had faded red boards, a steep metal roof and an old brick silo. There was only one problem: It was falling apart.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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ND NRCS criticized for using DU contract help
FARGO, N.D. — The North Dakota Grain Growers Association and others blasted the federal government in press conferences last week for hiring cost-shared Ducks Unlimited staffers into their offices to do contract work.
Monday, October, 13, 2014 - Agweek - News

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HSUS alleges cruelty at Minn. chicken plant
FARGO, N.D. — A southwest Minnesota food company denies allegations from an animal rights group that it scalded alive spent laying hens, and says there is no concern the company will interrupt its production.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Farm, animal groups ‘generally pleased’ with ND animal cruelty law
Groups that crafted an animal cruelty bill approved by the North Dakota Legislature last year are “generally pleased” with how the law is working and aren’t seeking any changes to it, a livestock association spokeswoman said Tuesday.
Wednesday, October, 29, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Russia might ban fruit imports from Serbia
Russia’s food safety watchdog says it suspects Serbia of re-exporting Polish apples and is considering banning all fruit imports from the non-EU country, Russian news agency RIA reports.
Monday, March, 23, 2015 - - News

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Crop-loss Indian farmers sell their children to survive
The farmer from Mohanpura village in central India's Madhya Pradesh state had seen unseasonably heavy rains and hailstorms destroy crop after crop, while he fell deeper into debt.
Wednesday, May, 20, 2015 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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EU told rules on commodity price speculation risk losing their teeth
New European Union rules to crack down on speculation in food and other commodity prices risk being watered down during final negotiations over detail, campaigners said on Thursday.
Thursday, May, 21, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Australia cracks down on foreign property buyers with fines, jail terms
PERTH - Foreign investors who illegally buy houses in Australia and agents that enable them face hefty fines and prison terms of up to three years under new penalties announced on Saturday aimed at cooling soaring property prices.
Saturday, May, 02, 2015 - Reuters - News

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