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Hershey's revenue, profit miss estimates as China growth slows
Hershey Co reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit due to weak sales growth in China and higher spending on advertising and marketing. The maker of Hershey's Kisses and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups cut its net sales growth forecast for 2015 for the second time, citing higher impact from a strong dollar.
Thursday, April, 23, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Sidney Sugars competes for workers in Bakken oil patch
Dave Garland, general manager of the Sidney Sugars Inc. beet sugar plant of Sidney, Mont., says he’d prefer to concentrate on making sugar. Instead, he spends a lot of his time working on housing and advertising to attract new workers in the middle of an oil boom.
Monday, August, 04, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Where's the beef?
The ad poked fun at many fast food establishments for the sometimes small size of the hamburger patty compared with buns. Wendy’s gained attention for its clever ad that touched on the frustrations of many patrons who wanted more for their money. While the campaign is now a famous slogan in the advertising world, a slight modification of the slogan could highlight concerns about the new Obama administration report on 2015 dietary guidelines for Americans — “Where’s the meat?”
Tuesday, March, 17, 2015 - - News

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AGWEEK TV
Agweek is adding to its portfolio of trusted news sources and opportunities for its advertisers to reach their target audiences. Introducing AGWEEK TV.
Wednesday, December, 03, 2014 - - News

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ConAgra reports better-than-expected profit, raises forecast
ConAgra Foods Inc, the maker of Slim Jim beef jerky and Chef Boyardee pasta, reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit due to cost cuts and the company raised its full-year earnings forecast.
Thursday, March, 26, 2015 - Reuters - News

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General Mills looks to sell Green Giant frozen vegetable business
General Mills Inc is looking to sell its Green Giant frozen and canned vegetable business, people familiar with the matter said, as the maker of Bisquick and Betty Crocker cake mixes struggles with weak sales of products like cereal.
Tuesday, March, 17, 2015 - Reuters - News

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APUC grants will aid flaxseed research
FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota State University’s Department of Plant Sciences received a $54,183 grant to study the shelf life of flaxseed to eliminate microorganisms from the popular food ingredient.
Monday, December, 01, 2014 - Agweek - News

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In U.S. GMO labeling battle, PepsiCo latest target
Backers of mandatory labeling for genetically modified foods on Wednesday launched a campaign aimed at turning back food company lobbying against labeling, and the first target is PepsiCo.
Wednesday, April, 29, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Measure 5 sets back ag-hunter relations
I took about a week off in late October this year to go pheasant hunting with Dick Unkenholz, a retired former United Methodist pastor. Dick baptized our two children in the late 1980s.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Stockmen’s Association offers reward for stolen cattle
Chad Weigel is convinced that 20 calves were rustled from the family ranch pasture near Napoleon, N.D., southeast of Bismarck, and he hopes a $24,000 reward will entice someone to tell authorities who took them.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - - News

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Measure 5 debate aims to answer questions from farmers, ranchers
Proponents and opponents of North Dakota’s Measure 5 are stepping up their efforts in a dead heat to influence voters on a measure that could put the state’s support of conservation on an entirely new plane.
Wednesday, October, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Don't let GMO opponents chase away choice
As voters in Colorado and Oregon prepare to consider ballot initiatives next month to require warning labels on food with genetically modified ingredients, they might want to take a look at what happened recently at a meeting of General Mills shareholders: Almost 98 percent of participants rejected a proposal to eliminate all traces of biotech crops from General Mills products.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Dutch animal farms vulnerable to disease
AMSTERDAM — Agriculture has helped make the Netherlands rich, but experts warn the density of farms and the increasing number of animals in one of the most intensive agricultural sectors in the world make it vulnerable to disease.
Monday, December, 01, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Regional farmers join legal actions against Syngenta
Northern Plains farmers are getting into the legal fray over Syngenta’s alleged premature release of a genetically modified (GM) corn variety. The commercial release to U.S. farmers allegedly led to China stopping imports of U.S. corn and distillers grains from November 2013 through much of 2014.
Friday, January, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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ND rancher wears multiple hats
Nevada Miller is a rancher. He’s a taxidermist. And, for a little longer, he’s a rodeo bullfighter, too.
Monday, October, 06, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Is raw milk real or really risky?
MARION, S.D. — It was 5:15 a.m., and Tim Eisenbeis was off to work under a star-lit sky. He walks through the dark, past the crowing rooster in a nearby barn, to his milking parlor. He’s regularly worked 15-hour days this summer, and another long day was in order during a recent September morning.
Monday, September, 15, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Dairy check-off beneficial for farmers
I must correct Alan Guebert’s column, “Nation shoulders 22 commodity check-off programs,” in the July 21 issue of Agweek. First, farmers fund check-off programs, not taxpayers. The headline suggests otherwise.
Monday, August, 04, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farmers, American Crystal Sugar see shortage of harvest workers
Finding harvest help has become a bigger challenge with growing competition for workers around the region.
Tuesday, September, 09, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Small Minn. butchers rare
In days gone by, the independent butcher shop was a common fixture in Minnesota towns. No longer. “Boy, it’s just a dying industry,” says Whitman Briard, who operates a butcher shop in New York Mills. “There used to be a meat locker in just about every town. Now there’s one in every other or every third town.”
Tuesday, January, 20, 2015 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Battling agriculture's critics
Two recent experiences have left me shaking and scratching my head about how farmers battle critics and phantoms.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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