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Grandin: Consideration of animal welfare important
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — “Fixing the slaughter plants was easy,” Temple Grandin told the 2015 annual meeting of the American Farm Bureau Federation. “But now I see problems that we are going to have to fix at the farm: lame dairy cows, emaciated dairy cows because somebody let them go too long, animal production to the point we are starting to have problems with animal biology. “We need to look at what is optimal, not what is maximum.
Monday, February, 02, 2015 - - News

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The basics of corn silage
Now is the time for final preparations for the corn silage harvest. Years ago, experts recommended that corn silage be harvested at the black-layer stage of maturity. In recent years, research and field experience have shown this practice usually results in silage that is too dry to be well-utilized by dairy cows.
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - - News

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Fourth grader sees ag up-close
Emily Gorder, 10, of Fargo, in early April was declared the winner of a North Dakota Ag at the Capitol Day poster contest. The fourth grader at Washington Elementary drew the Earth in the middle of her poster, surrounded by various agricultural enterprises — dairy cows, pigs, vegetables and other crops.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - Agweek - News

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ND farm law tweak no big deal
There is more support this year to make changes in North Dakota’s anti-corporate farming law. The proposed changes are reasonable but won’t guarantee a rejuvenation of dairy and hog farms, as intended.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Higher U.S. beef prices ahead as grills fire up, imports cool down
CHICAGO/WELLINGTON, New Zealand - R ecord-high U.S. beef prices will likely climb even higher this summer just as Australia and New Zealand imports dwindle under an extended drought in those countries and demand for steaks in the United States rises.
Monday, May, 11, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Despite decline in North Dakota's dairy industry, one operation still thrives
Victor Camacho's face was only a few inches from that of a Holstein heifer. Camacho, holding a bottle in the mouth of the heifer's slick newborn calf, nodded at the mother as she walked in tight circles around her newborn.
Saturday, May, 16, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Hit by beef ban, Indian butchers eye Jersey cows
MUMBAI - Battling a beef ban that has threatened their livelihoods, Muslim traders in India are seeking permission to slaughter foreign-origin Jersey cows they think will not be as sacred to the country's majority Hindus as locally bred cattle.
Friday, April, 24, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Former owner loved big-scale ranch art
YANKTON, S.D. — A 3,800-pound steel sculpture of a longhorn bull still stands in front of Stockmen’s Livestock, but former sale barn owner Gail Sohler says it will be gone when he finds a home for it.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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New anti-corporate law doesn't discuss 2012 amendment
FARGO, N.D. — Now that Gov. Jack Dalrymple has signed into law the first significant changes in the state’s anti-corporate farming law in 73 years, the question is: Will the law be referred by the North Dakota Farmers Union and like-minded groups that oppose the changes.
Tuesday, March, 31, 2015 - - News

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Mixed reactions to ND House passage of anti-corporate exemptions
The North Dakota House Agriculture Committee on March 16 passed new exemptions for dairy and swine for the anti-corporate farming bill. The bill goes back to the Senate to consider amendments passed in the House version.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - - News

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ND eyes dairy turnaround
North Dakota officials are fine-tuning plans for an upcoming conference on revitalizing the state’s long-declining dairy industry.
Monday, November, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Rebuilding the dairy herd
North Dakota ag leaders are working on a plan to revitalize the state’s long-declining milk industry.
Monday, June, 16, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Know the signs of stress
BROOKINGS, S.D. — As temperatures and humidity soar, dairy cattle might start to show signs of heat stress, explains Tracey Erickson, South Dakota State University Extension dairy field specialist.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - - News

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Good news for SD milk industry
South Dakota milk production continues to rise, and North Dakota dairy officials hope to repeat that success.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - Agweek - News

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South Dakota’s thriving dairy industry sets example for neighboring states
PARKER, S.D. — South Dakota’s steady growth in livestock development in the past decade has come with some changes in corporate structures, but also sheer capitalistic desire and intense political support.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Changes in ND laws can attract more operations
FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota is once again on the cusp of considering changes in the anti-corporate farming law that was originally passed in 1932. Lawmakers are pondering whether loosening the law for some livestock purposes can even the playing field with neighboring states and provinces.
Monday, January, 19, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Official says corporations should be allowed to own dairies in ND
BISMARCK, N.D. — A drop in the number of North Dakota dairy farms — from 350 in 2000 to 91 today — has led to scrutiny of a state law that allows only family members to form farming corporations.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - Bismarck (N.D.) Tribune - News

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Wisconsin county board backs moratorium on concentrated animal feeding operations
Bayfield County will take 12 months to study concentrated animal feeding operations after residents turned out in opposition to Reicks View Farms’ proposed operation in the county.
Thursday, February, 19, 2015 - - News

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Summit participants say Cuba trade ban hurtful
A “farmer” who plants seeds that don’t grow in the same way for years is “probably not a farmer,” Cargill Inc. Vice President Devry Boughner Vorwerk told a Monday summit on restoring relations with Cuba.
Tuesday, February, 24, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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