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Decision time on sorghum checkoff
The U.S. sorghum industry is on the upswing, and supporters of the U.S. Sorghum Checkoff — the future of which is being determined in nationwide voting — are optimistic that even better days are ahead.
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - Agweek - News

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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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Bill doubling beef checkoff passes N.D. Legislature
North Dakota lawmakers have approved a bill doubling the $1-per-head beef checkoff on cattle sold in the state.
Thursday, April, 02, 2015 - - 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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Bill to double beef check-off passes ND Senate
Senate lawmakers on March 18 approved a bill that would double the beef check-off from $1 to $2 in North Dakota.
Thursday, March, 19, 2015 - - News

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ND Senate Ag Committee hears testimony on state check-off increase
The North Dakota Senate Agriculture Committee on March 6 heard testimony on whether a “North Dakota dollar” should be added to what beef producers pay to a check-off — doubling an amount already collected under a federal check-off.
Friday, March, 06, 2015 - 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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Bill includes provision preventing second beef checkoff
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Dec. 16 signed the omnibus appropriations bill, guaranteeing funding to run most of the government through Sept. 30. But the bill also contains policy riders that will prevent Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack from proceeding with a second beef checkoff.
Monday, December, 22, 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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USDA says 97 percent of farms are family-owned, a poultry farm near Hawley, Minn., will expand, and a bill to double beef check-off passes North Dakota Senate.
Monday, March, 23, 2015 - - News

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A fire destroys a North Dakota grain elevator, experts say there are only 60 years of farming left if soil degradation conties and an appropriations bill would prevent a second beef checkoff and require a report on COOL.
Monday, December, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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North Dakota lawmakers have approved a bill doubling the $1-per-head beef checkoff on cattle sold in the state, a Minnesota chicken processor is expanding and Minnesota has confirmed a fourth case of bird flu. South Dakota and Montana also confirmed cases of the virus.
Monday, April, 06, 2015 - 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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Heitkamp introduces bill to allow credit for ag exports to Cuba
After a major hearing on U.S. agricultural trade with Cuba, Sen. Heidi Heikamp, D-N.D., on April 22 introduced a bill to lift the ban on private banks and companies from offering credit for agricultural exports to Cuba.
Wednesday, April, 22, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Tester calls for GMO labeling
As attendees at the Organic Trade Association luncheon April 15 ate a salad with bulgur wheat from his organic farm, Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., the only organic farmer in the Senate, said advocates would have to work hard to achieve labeling of genetically modified foods, and that more farmers would transition to organic operations if the land-grant colleges paid more attention to organics.
Tuesday, April, 21, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Crop performance testing provides important results
The South Dakota State University Crop Performance Testing program is in place to help provide yield and performance data to farmers make decisions. Providing farmers with local and unbiased yield results on seed varieties sold in South Dakota is the focus of the program, says Nathan Mueller, SDSU Extension agronomist.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - - News

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Anti-corporate farming, urban ag among topics in state legislatures
FARGO, N.D. — Against a backdrop of strong livestock prices and declining crop commodity prices, state legislative agriculture committees in the area are looking for ways to help farmers and ranchers thrive.
Monday, January, 19, 2015 - Agweek - News

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