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Vilsack ‘frustrated’ with checkoff enhancement group
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told the beef checkoff enhancement group last week he is so frustrated it has not reached agreement in its three-year effort that he wants to start a second checkoff under the 1996 generic checkoff act.
Monday, October, 06, 2014 - Agweek - News

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New deadline in beef checkoff vote
Minnesota cattle producers have until March 18 to mail in their ballot in the state beef checkoff referendum.
Monday, January, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Disappointment in beef checkoff referendum
It is disheartening to learn the Minnesota beef checkoff referendum did not pass. Thank you to the Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association and fellow producers who worked to help get the referendum passed.
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - Agweek - 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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USDA proposing new beef checkoff program
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, who has expressed his frustration with a beef industry working group’s inability to come up with a consensus to improve the beef checkoff, announced Nov. 10 the U.S. Department of Agriculture is proposing a new checkoff program for beef and beef products.
Monday, November, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Beef groups differ on check-off revamp
The three-year attempt to make recommendations to Congress to revamp the Beef Checkoff program might be in trouble.
Monday, August, 18, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND Stockmen's proposes beef checkoff increase
The North Dakota Stockmen’s Association plans to ask the 2015 Legislature to double the $1-per-head checkoff that ranchers pay when they sell cattle.
Monday, December, 23, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Deadline nears to get ballots for Minn. beef checkoff referendum
Minnesota cattle producers have until Friday, Jan. 17, to request ballots for a referendum on increasing the state beef checkoff.
Tuesday, January, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Nation shoulders 22 commodity check-off programs
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, there now are federal commodity checkoffs for beef, blueberries, Christmas trees, cotton, dairy products, eggs, fluid milk, Hass avocados, “Honey Packers and Importers,” lamb, mango, mushrooms, paper and paper-based packaging, peanuts, popcorn, pork, potatoes, processed raspberries, softwood lumber, sorghum, soybeans and watermelons.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Minn. beef check-off increase rejected
On April 1, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture announced results of the proposed referendum by the Minnesota Beef Research and Promotion Council that sought to increase the existing beef check-off by an additional dollar per head. Sixty three percent (960) of the 1,525 voting producers voted against the referendum with just thirty-seven percent (564) voting in favor.
Wednesday, April, 02, 2014 - - News

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Minn. cattle group will consider its options after failed beef check-off increase
The president of the Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association says he doesn’t know why cattle producers in the state rejected a proposal to increase the existing beef check-off by $1 per head.
Friday, April, 04, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Few in favor of soybean tax vote
It would have taken nearly 57,000 valid petitions to trigger a referendum vote on whether to keep the federal soybean check-off in place, but only 324 valid forms came in, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture official.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Atlanta firm to pay fine for robocalls made on behalf of NDFB, MF Global customers to recoup $6.7 billion as final payout starts and Minn beef check-off increase rejected.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Deere to lay off more than 600 at 4 US plants, deadly US pig virus can be carried in animal feed, NFU committee recommends withdrawal from beef check-off working group, STB to hold ND meeting for shippers affected by rail delays, BNSF and CP catch up on old-crop past-dues
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - - News

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Commodity, farm groups to meet in Bismarck
BISMARCK – International trade, rail shipping delays and livestock development will be among the topics under discussion when North Dakota’s commodity councils and agriculture associations, hold their annual joint meeting, Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the Ramada Inn, 1400 E. Interchange Ave., in Bismarck.
Monday, November, 17, 2014 - North Dakota Department of Agriculture - News

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SDSU researchers develop device to prevent combine fires
Most sunflower growers know during harvest the question is not if they will have a combine fire, but when.
Monday, January, 20, 2014 - - News

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ND PSC: Earth Harvest suppliers to get 40 percent
Farmers and other companies who delivered grain to now insolvent Earth Harvest Mills in Harvey, N.D., will receive about $1 million — roughly 22 percent of what they initially said they were owed, and 40 cents on a dollar for valid claims, according to a North Dakota Public Service Commission recommendation.
Wednesday, March, 26, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Best management practices for maximum yield
When reviewing average soybean yields across the state, South Dakota State University researchers made a startling discovery — certified research plots were yielding 20 bushels per acre more than neighboring fields.
Monday, July, 28, 2014 - SDSU Extension Service - News

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Farm bill is good fit for region's dairies
Dairy farmers have until Nov. 28 to sign up for the new Margin Protection Program under the new federal farm bill.
Monday, October, 06, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Soybean industry plans aquaculture promotion
SEATTLE — The U.S. needs to develop a much larger aquaculture industry based on feeding fish soybeans and other plants to meet the growing demand for fish in the U.S. and other countries in the coming years.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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