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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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ND FFA marks 85th convention
Clad in their trademark blue jackets, FFA members swarmed the North Dakota State University campus for the organization’s 85th annual state convention, which takes place this week.
Wednesday, June, 04, 2014 - Forum News Service - 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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ND ag commissioner says he would run in primary if he doesn’t get GOP endorsement
Doug Goehring, who faces a challenger for the Republican endorsement to keep his job as North Dakota’s agriculture commissioner, will run for the GOP nomination in a primary if necessary.
Thursday, February, 13, 2014 - - 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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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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Ryan Taylor considering run for ag commissioner
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 - Agweek - 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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