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Farmers Union, Farm Bureau holding ND conventions
Two of North Dakota’s largest farm groups are holding annual meetings this week.
Thursday, November, 21, 2013 - - News

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Ag commissioner endorsement to cap ND GOP convention
The North Dakota GOP endorsement for state agriculture commissioner, which has incumbent Doug Goehring pitted against challenger Judy Estenson in what’s expected to be the hottest contest for the party nod, will cap the three-day convention, which begins Friday.
Wednesday, April, 02, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Hagstrom to speak at NDFU convention
Agweek’s own reports latest on farm bill developments
Monday, November, 18, 2013 - Agweek - News

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ND ag commissioner Goehring survives GOP endorsement challenge
North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring survived a hard-fought challenge from Warwick nurse and rancher Judy Estenson for the Republican Party’s endorsement on Sunday at the GOP State Convention in Minot.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Fraternity of farming
The four Podolls were named 2014 Organic Farmers of the Year by the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service, or MOSES, a prominent nonprofit organization based in Spring Valley, Wis. Nearly 3,400 people attended the organization’s recent annual convention.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Crop insurance industry educates farmers on new farm bill
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz . — Agents will need to explain the intricacies of the new commodity programs and crop insurance this year, even though the changes to crop insurance will not go into effect until next year, key industry officials said last week at the annual crop insurance convention.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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NFU would support planted acres compromise
The National Farmers Union would support a compromise on the issue of making farm payments on current planted acres or farmers’ historic base, National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson said in an interview in Minot, N.D., where he was attending the North Dakota Farmers Union convention.
Monday, November, 25, 2013 - Agweek - News

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AFBF president Stallman says farm bill is "close to the finish line"
American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman signaled at the group’s annual convention on Jan. 11 that Farm Bureau leadership is frustrated with House members who have not passed legislation, even though some of them are tea party-oriented members elected in rural areas.
Monday, January, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Rural, small town opportunity
Conventional rhetoric has told us, since the Ag Crisis of the 1980s, perhaps since the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, that family farming and America’s small towns are in decline. But we told the journalists who called us, “of course the numbers have gone up. We’ve worked hard to create opportunities in rural and small town America.”
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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NFU discusses 2014 priorities
SANTA FE, N.M. — The National Farmers Union will try to increase its membership and fight for the preservation of country-of-origin labeling for red meat, the Renewable Fuel Standard and fair trade agreements in 2014, NFU President Roger Johnson said during the group’s annual convention in Santa Fe, N.M., which ended March 11.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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The push for nonGMO
In Connecticut, Vermont and Maine, at least one chamber of the state legislature has approved bills that would require the labeling of foods that contain genetically modified ingredients, and similar legislation is pending in more than two dozen other states.
Monday, June, 03, 2013 - New York Times News Service - News

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West Fargo, N.D., could bid to host world plowing event
The Red River Valley Fairgrounds in West Fargo, N.D., is considering whether to bid for the World Plowing Championship in 2019.
Tuesday, November, 12, 2013 - Agweek - News

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It's open season for ag job
What was looking to be another ho-hum tilt for North Dakota commissioner of agriculture could be one of the spotlight races of the 2014 political season. Instead of grousing over a likely slam-dunk for a popular Republican incumbent, Democrats are salivating over the real possibility they can win the ag office.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Better crop insurance for organic growers
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told the Organic Trade Organization that new crop insurance pricing options will be available to organic producers who grow crops under guaranteed contracts beginning with the 2014 crop year.
Thursday, May, 16, 2013 - Agweek - 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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Inner workings
Deborah Koons Garcia’s feature film, “Symphony of the Soil,” attracted about 200 people for its North Dakota premiere on June 18 at the historic Fargo Theatre.
Monday, June, 24, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Wash. farmer: Broker found gene-modified alfalfa
An Eastern Washington farmer who intended to grow alfalfa that’s not genetically modified had his crop rejected by a broker that said it found evidence of genetically modified pesticide resistance, the Washington State Department of Agriculture said Thursday.
Saturday, September, 14, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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USDA will not take action in case of GMO alfalfa contamination
The detection of a small amount of genetically modified material in a Washington state farmer’s nonGMO alfalfa crop constitutes a “commercial issue” only and does not warrant any government action, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday.
Wednesday, September, 18, 2013 - Reuters - News

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Group seeks court order on USDA over GM alfalfa
A public interest group is asking a court to force the U.S. Department of Agriculture to turn over documents explaining its approval of a genetically altered alfalfa, even as the department acknowledged the crop’s potential to do environmental damage.
Friday, March, 14, 2014 - Reuters - News

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New federal bill would require labels on genetically engineered food
Federal legislation that would require food labels to identify genetically engineered ingredients was introduced Wednesday, adding to growing efforts at the state level.
Thursday, April, 25, 2013 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch - News

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