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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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New hard red spring wheat superior to ‘Traverse’
South Dakota wheat growers will soon have access to a new hard red spring wheat variety. After several years of research, the South Dakota State University Agricultural Experiment Station recently released Prevail to certified growers.
Monday, January, 27, 2014 - - News

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Making a 'premium' calf
There are six steps to placing premium calves that excel on the market: superior genetics, sound management, preconditioning, tag identification and certification, and a good marketing strategy.
Monday, September, 09, 2013 - Agweek - 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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Farm to foam
Duluth isn’t just brewing the most beer per capita of anywhere in the free world, but it’s striving to do it in an environmentally friendly way, using locally grown, organic farm produce and crystal-clear Lake Superior water.
Tuesday, September, 03, 2013 - 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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Cargill to build $18.6 million grain elevator in SD
Cargill will begin construction of a 5.2 million-bushel grain elevator and storage facility this month south of Emery in southeast South Dakota.
Thursday, December, 12, 2013 - - 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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Minn. reservation’s wild rice harvest limited
The centuries-old practice of harvesting wild rice at the end of summer is open only to Fond du Lac band members this year on the Minnesota reservation’s five ricing lakes.
Monday, September, 16, 2013 - Forum News Service - 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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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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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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Shareholder will vote no on Smithfield sale
One of Smithfield Foods Inc.’s largest shareholders says it plans to vote against the pork producer’s proposed takeover by China’s largest meat producer because it wants more time to seek other offers that would provide greater shareholder value.
Monday, September, 09, 2013 - Associated Press - Markets

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Conn. court weighs if horses are innately vicious
After a horse named Scuppy bit a boy in the face, a Connecticut court came to a conclusion that threw animal lovers: Horses are a naturally vicious species.
Monday, September, 23, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Bidders qualifying for beef plant auction
Potential buyers of an idled, bankrupt South Dakota beef plant have until Friday to apply to become qualified bidders for the upcoming auction.
Wednesday, November, 20, 2013 - Associated Press - 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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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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Pigs smart as dogs?
There’s extensive evidence that pigs are as smart and sociable as dogs. Yet one species is afforded affection and respect; the other faces mass slaughter en route to becoming bacon, ham and pork chops.
Monday, August, 05, 2013 - Associated Press - 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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Profits determine crops
Once the lifeblood of Minneapolis, the nation’s onetime flour milling capital, wheat’s presence has been fading.
Tuesday, September, 03, 2013 - Star Tribune (Minneapolis) - News

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