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Conventional, organic and local foods
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Not all fruits and vegetables are grown the same way. “Farming methods used to produce fruits and vegetables for retail sale vary from conventional to organic,” says Suzanne Stluka, registered dietitian and South Dakota State University Extension Food & Families program director.
Monday, September, 15, 2014 - - News

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Annual ND Stockmen’s convention comes at exciting time
With record-high cattle prices and rising numbers in North Dakota, an organization dedicated to the industry has a lot to celebrate. “It’s a good time to be in the beef industry,” says Julie Ellingson, executive vice president for the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association. The association’s 85th annual Convention and Trade Show runs Thursday through Saturday at the Ramada Grand Dakota Lodge in Dickinson and is expected to draw as many as 450 people, Ellingson says.
Wednesday, September, 24, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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VIDEO: An eye on efficiency in beef cattle
Arizona rancher Chuck Backus spoke at the National Angus Convention last fall, and included comments about efficiency and beef cattle.
Tuesday, April, 07, 2015 - - News

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KWS says to look at seed assets as part of any Syngenta deal
FRANKFURT - KWS Saat, a German supplier of conventionally bred seeds, said it would look at selected seed assets if they were put on offer as part of a potential merger of rivals Monsanto and Syngenta .
Tuesday, June, 02, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Grandin: Animals should be bred for disease resistance
WICHITA, Kan. — Reacting to the scandal surrounding the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center in Nebraska, meat industry consultant Temple Grandin on March 16 at the National Farmers Union convention said meat animals should be bred for “optimal rather than maximum” production.
Friday, March, 27, 2015 - Agweek - News

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WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek
Agweek editor Lisa Gibson shares a preview of the Sept. 29 issue, including a cover story about how a seed cleaning company in South Dakota is handling the rail car backlog and subsequent storage needs. The magazine will also include coverage of the North Dakota Stockmen’s Convention, advice on what to do with a wet corn harvest, harvest progress updates, an interview with the new executive director of the Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association and more.
Tuesday, September, 23, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Values of some cattle increased in past year
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Conventional wisdom has held that open cows should be sold after pregnancy detection — either immediately or after a feeding period to add weight and avoid low prices for cull cows that are typically observed in the fall.
Monday, September, 29, 2014 - - News

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Vilsack announces CRP acreage expansion
An additional 800,000 acres of environmentally sensitive land can be enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program if certain criteria are met, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Friday morning at the Ducks Unlimited national convention in Milwaukee.
Friday, May, 29, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Climate-smart agriculture
The United Nations held a Climate Summit during the fourth week of September 2014 in preparation for more intensive work at the Lima Climate Change Conference this December and the 21st session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on climate Change (COP 21).
Monday, December, 01, 2014 - Agweek - News

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EPA, cattle advocates butt heads on proposed Waters of the US rule
There are definitely two sides when it comes to the controversial Waters of the U.S. rule change proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency. That was made clear Saturday in Dickinson at the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association Convention and Trade Show. Representatives presented contradicting arguments to the rule change, also known as WOTUS. Allison Wiedeman, acting agriculture counselor to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, said claims that the rule is a power grab are false.
Monday, September, 29, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Bemidji eco-friendly greenhouse can grow produce all year long
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Staff at Root Value, Lueken's Village Foods' new aquaponics greenhouse, gave a tour of the state-of-the-art facility on Wednesday. A new Bemidji state-of-the-art, ultra-efficient aquaponics greenhouse grows fruits and vegetables year round in water infused with the natural byproducts of 250 tilapia fish for nutrients, rather than soil and conventional fertilizer.
Thursday, April, 23, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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New interest in ancient grains
Elizabeth Dyck is a long-time fan, both professionally and personally, of so-called “ancient grains.” Now, she and other advocates of these obscure grains are encouraged by growing consumer interest in them — which is slowly leading to more opportunities for U.S. farmers, including ones in the Upper Midwest.
Monday, June, 22, 2015 - Agweek - News

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No antibiotics or growth hormones in organic meat
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Natural and organic beef market share has been increasing in the past few decades.
Friday, March, 27, 2015 - - News

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Scientists create new low-allergen soybean
A decade-long effort by university scientists yielded a new soybean with significantly reduced levels of three key proteins responsible for the food’s its allergenic and anti-nutritional effects.
Thursday, May, 07, 2015 - University of Illinois, Urbana - News

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DDGS can offer low-fat option
URBANA, Ill. — Dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) are a coproduct of the ethanol industry and have been an affordable source of energy and protein in swine diets for decades.
Monday, August, 11, 2014 - - News

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New soybean variety attractive for food-grade market
Producers in the soybean specialty market might be interested in ND1406HP, a new variety developed by the North Dakota State University soybean breeding program.
Monday, October, 20, 2014 - - News

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Businesses win beef product awards

Sunday, April, 05, 2015 - Minnesota Beef Council - News

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New U.S. truck emissions rules could touch off industry struggle
CHICAGO - U.S. environmental regulators are expected within days to propose rules to make trucks more fuel efficient, and trucking industry executives and lobbyists familiar with the process said the rules will probably call for boosting fuel efficiency by 2027 nearly 40 percent from 2010 levels.
Wednesday, June, 10, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Iron deficiency major problem in Minn., ND
Soybean iron deficiency chlorosis (IDC) is a major problem in the eastern part of North Dakota and northwest Minnesota, says Hans Kandel, North Dakota State University Extension Service agronomist.
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - - News

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Economists to share market outlook at South Dakota Governor’s Ag Summit
Two agricultural economists will participate in a discussion panel regarding market outlooks for a variety of agricultural commodities during Session 4 of the South Dakota Governor’s Agricultural Summit on July 10, from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. in Pine Crest Rooms C and D at the Lodge in Deadwood.
Monday, June, 29, 2015 - Agweek - News

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