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Rail service complaints slow
Slower grain sales because of slack prices has reduced complaints about slow commodity rail shipments, but the railroads are reporting persistent backlogs, and container shipments of agricultural and other products to key Pacific Northwest ports are worse than ever, officials say.
Monday, December, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Canada wheat exports dogged by quality complaints
Buyers of Canadian wheat are increasingly complaining about quality ever since Ottawa changed how its biggest crop is sold and inspected, raising the risk the world’s third largest exporter will lose sales to rivals like the U.S.
Wednesday, December, 03, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Measure 5 backers file complaint over ads
Backers of a North Dakota ballot measure that would create a conservation fund with oil tax revenue complained Oct. 23 that the American Petroleum Institute’s campaign ads against the measure violate state law.
Friday, October, 24, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Complaints filed over chickens
FARGO, N.D. — Some residents in Fargo, N.D., have embraced the “urban chicken” movement, hosting hens in their backyards, enjoying the fresh eggs for breakfast and the opportunity to teach their children about agriculture.
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Fines to proceed against CN rail over grain shipments
On Sept. 23, the Canadian government dismissed complaints from Canadian National Railway Co. that fines for failing to ship the required minimum amounts of grain were unfair because there was not enough demand for grain shipments.
Wednesday, September, 24, 2014 - - News

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Cramer calls on Canada to let grain rail shipment mandates expire
On Sept. 26, Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., officially called on the Canadian government to let grain shipment mandates it is imposing on rail companies permanently expire, or face a trade complaint.
Friday, September, 26, 2014 - - News

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ND ag commissioner proposes pipeline reclamation inspection program
North Dakota’s agriculture commissioner said Oct. 16 he will ask the state Legislature for funding for two inspectors to help resolve complaints from landowners, farmers and ranchers unhappy with how their land has been restored around pipelines.
Friday, October, 17, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Ag groups want to limit rail costs with late cars
The North Dakota Farmers Union and North Dakota Corn Growers Association are among 23 organizations nationwide filing comments on rate case complaint procedures with the U.S. Surface Transportation Board. The action is “the largest combined filing by farm organizations in years,” according to the joint news release by the two groups.
Friday, July, 18, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farmers unfairly blamed for food prices
One of farmers’ longstanding complaints is that they’re often blamed unfairly for rising food prices. Now, two separate reports from the U.S. government show consumers are paying more for food, even as farmers receive less for what they produce.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Groups sue FDA over feed additive
A group of environmental and public health groups sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Nov. 6, seeking to set aside the agency’s approvals for feed additives containing ractopamine that are used to boost the weight of cattle and pigs.
Monday, November, 17, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Railroad woes aren't new
The relationship between farmers and the railroads has been one fraught with difficulties since the days when Eastern farmers and immigrants followed the railroads west to seek out a better life for themselves and their families. When farmers faced low prices for their grain, they often blamed the railroads.
Monday, September, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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US farmers latest to sue Syngenta over GMO corn rejected by China
Farmers from the biggest U.S. corn-growing states have sued Syngenta AG over sales of genetically modified corn seed not approved by China, joining global exporters in pursuing damages from the Swiss-based company.
Tuesday, October, 07, 2014 - Reuters - News

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ND bee colonies hit all-time high
North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says more than a half-million bee colonies, another significant record, have been registered in North Dakota this year.
Thursday, August, 28, 2014 - - News

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Klobuchar raises concerns over potential CP, CSX deal
The head of a U.S. Senate subcommittee raised concerns in a letter on Thursday to the U.S. Attorney General and head of the top U.S. rail regulator about a potential merger between Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. and CSX Corp, and called on them both to fully review the antitrust implications of any such deal.
Thursday, October, 16, 2014 - Reuters - News

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ND landowner sues over saltwater spills: State officials side with oil companies
As North Dakota’s government faces criticism for its alleged failure to regulate the oil and gas industry, state officials have sided with three oil companies in an ongoing lawsuit.
Monday, December, 22, 2014 - - News

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Canadian bill would force railways to pay for poor service
Canadian legislators on April 7 amended a bill designed to ensure grain moves smoothly by rail by allowing the government to order railways to compensate shippers for poor service.
Wednesday, April, 09, 2014 - Reuters - News

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SD hog farm, neighbors battle over odor
Despite both sides being in the same room, the war of words did not subside over the alleged smell at Jackrabbit Farms south of Mount Vernon, S.D., during a Tuesday meeting of the Davison County Commission.
Wednesday, August, 13, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Weather could dampen harvest momentum
A beautiful weekend marked by high temperatures got southwest North Dakota’s wheat harvest rolling, farmers said Monday. But, the momentum likely won’t last long as frost-producing temperatures and rain in the forecast for the next three days look to slow the already-late production season.
Tuesday, September, 09, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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HSUS alleges cruelty at Minn. chicken plant; company denies claims
A southwest Minnesota food company denies allegations from an animal rights group that it scalded alive spent laying hens, and says there is no concern that the company will interrupt its production.
Wednesday, January, 07, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Sugar beet growers cautious of supply predictions
The possibility of stronger down-the-line sugar prices sounds good, but it’s too early to take higher prices for granted, Red River Valley sugar beet officials say.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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