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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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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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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 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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Minn. woman charged with animal neglect appears in court
A Worthington, Minn., woman facing 11 felony counts of animal neglect resulting in death and nine misdemeanor charges of mistreatment of animals appeared Tuesday in Nobles County District Court.
Wednesday, April, 23, 2014 - Forum News Service - 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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Taylor considering candidacy for ag commissioner
BISMARCK, N.D. — A cattle rancher and former state senator who made an unsuccessful bid for governor in 2012 is considering a run for state agriculture commissioner, a job currently held by a Republican who faces a challenge for the GOP endorsement.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Forum News Service - 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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EU experts to debate Russia’s ban on European food on Aug. 14
Senior agricultural experts from all 28 European Union countries will hold an emergency meeting next Thursday to analyze the impact of a Russian ban on EU food imports, the European Commission said on Friday.
Friday, August, 08, 2014 - - News

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Senators push to maintain RFS
WASHINGTON — White House counselor John Podesta told a group of senators July 24 that reduced volumetric requirements for the Renewable Fuel Standard in 2014 are imminent, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., said.
Monday, July, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Mont. event addresses rail problems
BILLINGS, Mont. — A decline in Bakken oil trains isn’t likely to spell good things for grain farmers, according to rail observers.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - The Billings Gazette - News

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ND ranchers say mineral rights get too much emphasis
BELFIELD, N.D. — Byron Richard’s pickup bounces up and down over the washboard gravel road. He clutches the wheel with one hand and points with the other as he passes dozens of oil wells on land where once crops grew and cattle grazed. A few of the wells are decades old; most are new or under construction. Oil field vehicles of assorted shapes and sizes clog the road in places and kick up thick clouds of dust.
Monday, July, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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As grain piles up, farmers ask, ‘Where are the trains?'
Train delays have been chronic all winter at Agassiz Valley and across the Midwest. Engines are running five to 10 days late, creating an increasingly costly backup. Farmers can’t haul grain from their farm storage to the elevator because the grain can’t move to market.
Thursday, March, 27, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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STB orders more extensive reporting from railroads
FARGO, N.D. — Grain elevator and agriculture groups are cautiously optimistic that a more extensive reporting system for railroads, ordered Oct. 8 by the U.S. Surface Transportation Board, will at least allow agricultural shippers to see whether they’re getting the same kind of service as oil, coal and other industries.
Monday, October, 13, 2014 - Agweek - News

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