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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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ND farmer sues sheriff’s deputy for excessive force
The Lakota farmer whose felony terrorizing conviction was recently tossed out by North Dakota Supreme Court is suing the former Nelson County sheriff’s deputy who arrested him more than three years ago.
Monday, January, 19, 2015 - - News

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Pesticide drift a risk in spraying
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture wants to remind pesticide applicators of drift risk during this spraying season.
Tuesday, April, 14, 2015 - South Dakota State University Extension Service - News

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Environmental group seeks greater protection for USDA scientists
An environmental activist group has filed a legal petition with the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeking new rules that would enhance job protection for government scientists whose research questions the safety of farm chemicals.
Tuesday, March, 31, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Environmental group seeks greater protection for USDA scientists
An environmental activist group has filed a legal petition with the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeking new rules that would enhance job protection for government scientists whose research questions the safety of farm chemicals.
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Foster Farms battles insurers over definition of ‘recall’
Foster Farms and its London insurers are facing off over the definition of “product recall” as the poultry producer seeks payment of $14.2 million in claims arising from a government-mandated shutdown of one of its plants, court documents show.
Wednesday, July, 09, 2014 - Reuters - 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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Beech-Nut baby food recalled over fear of glass contamination
NEW YORK - Federal food inspectors have announced the recall of 1,920 pounds of sweet potato and chicken baby food made by Beech-Nut Nutrition, saying it may be contaminated with small pieces of glass.
Thursday, April, 16, 2015 - 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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Kraft case to test Dodd-Frank muscle
NEW YORK - Allegations of fraud and manipulative trading by Kraft Foods in derivatives markets are garnering attention beyond the fact that a household food and beverage-maker has been thrust into a regulatory doghouse normally reserved for the world's largest banks.
Monday, April, 13, 2015 - Reuters - News

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No winner in sugar trade war
I talked once with a guy, an American, shortly after he returned from vacation in Mexico. He told of how he’d wanted to eat “authentic” Mexican food, not “tourist” food. So he walked past two restaurants filled with tourists eating fried chicken; no “tourist” food for him. Finally, he found a restaurant serving local residents and ate “authentic” food with them. “Well, what did you have?” I asked. He hesitated an instant (he’d clearly told the story before; his timing was perfect) and said, “Fried chicken.”
Tuesday, May, 27, 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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