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Scientists use technology to create superior carcasses
Raising cattle that achieve top rankings in both yield and quality grade is no simple task — in fact, only 0.03 percent of the fed beef population in the U.S. makes the coveted Prime Yield Grade 1 carcass.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - - News

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Report lauds local produce gardening efforts in Minn.
A report released today highlights “good food movements” in the Northland. The Western Lake Superior Good Food Movement Status Report was prepared by the Duluth, Minn.-based Institute for a Sustainable Future, a nonprofit that seeks to promote ecological health.
Thursday, May, 08, 2014 - - News

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Author makes case to avoid eating animals
James McWilliams hasn’t eaten animals since 2007. He’s hoping the time comes when other ethically minded Americans don’t eat them, either.
Monday, January, 05, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Rail backlog has ripple effect
With another saltie sitting outside the Duluth harbor waiting to load grain this week, federal pressure continues on ramping up grain shipments by rail across the Midwest.
Friday, June, 27, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Alfalfa production and winter injury
Cold temperatures and lack of snow cover are the two issues concerning South Dakota alfalfa growers as they consider their 2014 crop. Their worries might be for naught, says Karla Hernandez, South Dakota State University Extension forages field specialist.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - - News

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Far northwest Wis. residents wrestle with proposed hog facility
An application was filed with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in December that would make it the first so-called Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation in a county widely known for its apple orchards and family farms. The operation could have as many as 20,000 to 25,000 pigs on site at any given time.
Tuesday, January, 27, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Smoother grain flow points to Ottawa lifting rail regulations
Barring a sudden pile-up of grain across Western Canada in the next five weeks, Ottawa will lift requirements that railways move minimum volumes of crops, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said in an interview. While Ritz said he is not ruling out any options before the rules expire Nov. 29, government data show grain has flowed more smoothly since the current harvest began compared with a year ago.
Wednesday, October, 29, 2014 - Reuters - News

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RRV diversion project gets boost from conservation program
Farmers and landowners in the Red River Valley were big winners in funding for a new Natural Resources Conservation Service program announced Jan. 14.
Thursday, January, 15, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Preservation of the bees
Lawns are food deserts for pollinators that depend on flowers for their nutritional needs.
Monday, May, 05, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Rising corn yields, rail delays lead to bin-building boom
Derrick Rauen of Summit, S.D., is on the front lines of what industry experts say is another year in the region’s bin-building binge.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Pipeline would help rail delays
With harvest upon us I am concerned about the ability of the railroad companies to move our grain to market with all of this oil train traffic.
Monday, October, 13, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Wal-Mart settles with families over listeria-tainted cantaloupes
Wal-Mart has settled lawsuits with the families of 23 people who died from a 2011 listeria outbreak traced to cantaloupe grown at a Colorado farm and sold by the retailer.
Tuesday, May, 20, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Canadian railways make progress on easing grain logjam
Canadian grain shipments by rail have picked up since earlier this month when Ottawa ordered Canadian National Railway Co. and Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. to improve service, CN and a grain-handling group said on March 18.
Wednesday, March, 19, 2014 - Reuters - News

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New choice for durum growers
Durum growers have wanted more planting options. Now they have one, albeit in limited supplies.
Monday, November, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Technology increasingly reshaping ag
FARGO, N.D. — Driverless tractors, unmanned aerial vehicles and daily satellite images of crops and livestock are all part of the future of North American agriculture, according to Paul Gunderson, director of the Dakota Precision Ag Center at Lake Region State College in Devils Lake, N.D.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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ND farm revenue doubled in 10 years
The “Financial Characteristics of North Dakota Farms, 2004-2013” publication summarizes the performance of more than 500 farms enrolled in the North Dakota Farm Business Management Education program.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Investing in trends: Farm, seed company expands storage, cleaning and treating operations
HAYES, S.D. — Transit demand, trends toward a rise in crop acreage, better yields and an increase in treated seed use have nudged Al Meier into some big investments in 2014 — both in grain storage and seed technology.
Monday, September, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Congress extends Section 179
The U.S. House on Dec. 3 passed a package of $42 billion in tax incentives, including Section 179, and the Senate passed it on Dec. 16. President Barack Obama was expected to sign it.
Monday, December, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Producers confident in tools, Angus genetics
Angus breeders like Sydenstricker Genetics manager Ben Eggers, Mexico, Mo., say the Certified Angus Beef brand’s impact, and their ability to respond, grow in tandem with the record premiums paid.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Decision on Minn. sulfate wild rice limit could be year away
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on Wednesday released its preliminary findings on how much sulfate pollution is too much for wild rice, saying a two-year, $1.5 million field and laboratory study shows sulfate above 4 to 16 parts per million can produce a chain reaction in the ecosystem that harms wild rice.
Thursday, March, 13, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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