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Activist says tobacco groups' action on child labor puts pressure on Washington
The ban by two leading U.S. tobacco growers’ groups on the use of child labor puts pressure on Washington to end the employment of children in hazardous and unhealthy work, according to a children’s rights activist.
Friday, October, 03, 2014 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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CHS to build fertilizer plant in Spiritwood, ND
The CHS Board of Directors approved final plans for the approximately $3 billion nitrogen fertilizer project at its September meeting. Groundbreaking will take place following completion of additional details, with the plant intended to be fully operational in the first half of 2018. When complete, the plant will employ 160 to 180 people.
Friday, September, 05, 2014 - - News

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Ag students remain in high demand
Dylan Pratt smiles as he walks through the college livestock barn. He calls out friendly greetings to the cattle and pats a few on the forehead.
Monday, October, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Colfax, ND, grain elevator to be rebuilt after Dec. 6 fire
A grain elevator in Colfax, N.D., that was badly damaged by a Dec. 6 fire will be rebuilt. The cause of the fire hasn’t been determined, but Colfax Farmers Elevator Inc. general manager Carrol Duerr says the co-op is assessing the damage and plans to rebuild.
Tuesday, December, 16, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Tips for prospective ag students
Experts offer these tips for anyone interested in pursuing ag education or training:
Monday, October, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Cargill, USDA check for meat contamination after Iowa plant ammonia leak
Cargill Inc. and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are trying to determine if some meat products were contaminated by an ammonia leak that closed the company’s Ottumwa, Iowa, pork packing plant on Friday, a company spokesman said.
Tuesday, January, 14, 2014 - - News

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As others see it: It’s time to step up ethanol support
Ethanol is important in west central Minnesota and across rural America. That is why it is critical for all citizens to take time to write letters to the federal Environmental Protection Agency by Tuesday, citing their opposition to its proposal to reduce the nation’s Renewable Fuel Standard by 10 percent or 1.4 billion gallons in 2014.
Thursday, January, 23, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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State committee says Benda solely responsible for SD EB-5 scandal
A new state report says Richard Benda alone was responsible for the investment-visa scandal that helped finance a failed Aberdeen, S.D., beef processing plant and other agricultural projects.
Wednesday, December, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Agriculture income sustains SD
A recent report on the economic impact on South Dakota by the agricultural industry illustrates why it is important to the state that a new farm bill is approved by Congress.
Monday, December, 30, 2013 - Agweek - News

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SD livestock industry contributes $7.3 billion to economy
BROOKINGS, S.D. — According to a recent report, South Dakota’s livestock industry provides more than 29,000 jobs and contributes $7.3 billion to the state’s economy.
Monday, July, 28, 2014 - - News

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Farmers, American Crystal Sugar see shortage of harvest workers
Finding harvest help has become a bigger challenge with growing competition for workers around the region.
Tuesday, September, 09, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Maximize your investment by managing genetics
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Genetic management can be used to capture added value through the supply chain, according to Lisa Elliott, assistant professor and South Dakota State University Extension commodity marketing specialist.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - - News

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CHS build delayed
The recent announcement that construction for the proposed CHS nitrogen plant near Jamestown, N.D., had been delayed certainly wasn’t what many in the community were hoping for. We hope the process of negotiations and planning continues, the project moves ahead and building begins.
Monday, April, 21, 2014 - - News

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Grafton, ND, mulls a 5-acre greenhouse
Economic development officials in Grafton are looking for ways to get more use out of an underused power plant, with some saying it could power a five-acre hydroponic greenhouse.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Eric Halverson named CEO of Grand Forks-based Black Gold Farms
Eric Halverson has been named CEO of Black Gold Farms of Grand Forks, N.D., in a planned family succession plan. His father, Gregg Halverson, turned 65 on Oct. 23 and will remain president of the board of directors.
Tuesday, October, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Sidney Sugars competes for workers in Bakken oil patch
Dave Garland, general manager of the Sidney Sugars Inc. beet sugar plant of Sidney, Mont., says he’d prefer to concentrate on making sugar. Instead, he spends a lot of his time working on housing and advertising to attract new workers in the middle of an oil boom.
Monday, August, 04, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Poultry rule would shift inspection responsibilities
A coalition of consumer groups has asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Office of Management and Budget to release the latest version of a rule to change poultry inspection and open a new comment period.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Beating the drum for industrial beets
The promoter of an idea to raise sugar beets to be converted into energy and chemicals says 13 communities in central North Dakota could be home to processing plants.
Monday, December, 30, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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Great time to be an ag student
Dylan Pratt is batting 0 for 1. But the game is just getting started, and he has plenty of swings ahead of him.
Monday, December, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farm groups want DU employees out of NRCS district offices in ND
The North Dakota Grain Growers Association, the North Dakota Farm Bureau and others have scheduled news conferences in Fargo on Wednesday and Bismarck on Thursday to ask that the National Resources Conservation Service remove Ducks Unlimited employees from district offices in the state, an arrangement agency officials say is longstanding and harmful to farmers.
Monday, October, 06, 2014 - Agweek - News

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