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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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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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Audit: Benda helped increase beef plant grant
Rich Benda, while serving as director of the Department of Tourism and State Development, on Dec. 23, 2010, amended two Future Fund grants for Northern Beef Packers in Aberdeen, S.D., according to the Department of Legislative Audit report.
Friday, February, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND township caps permit fee to accommodate plant
Spiritwood Township in eastern North Dakota has capped the cost of a building permit at $250,000 to accommodate a nitrogen fertilizer plant being planned by CHS Inc.
Friday, December, 20, 2013 - - 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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MTI announces Butler partnership
Mitchell (S.D.) Technical Institute and Butler Machinery Co. recently announced a new educational partnership to be delivered at the Mitchell campus.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - - News

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ND county examines tax breaks for CHS fertilizer plant
The Stutsman County (N.D.) Commission established a committee to begin negotiations with CHS Inc. regarding assessment and possible tax breaks for its nitrogen fertilizer plant.
Wednesday, January, 22, 2014 - Forum News Service - 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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Food prices pose problem for Indian economy
Three months since journeying more than 700 miles from his village in central India to take a job in this bustling city near the capital, New Delhi, Charan is already looking forward to a 10 percent pay rise. He isn’t an engineer or programmer. He hauls bricks and sand at a local construction site for less than $100 a month.
Monday, January, 13, 2014 - Reuters - 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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OSHA begins inspection of Willmar, Minn., Jennie-O plant
An investigator from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration began work Monday at the Jennie-O Turkey Store processing plant in Willmar, Minn., where more than two dozen employees became ill Friday evening.
Tuesday, October, 21, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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President signs SD blizzard disaster declaration
President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration allowing 14 South Dakota counties and two American Indian reservations to get federal financial help to recover from the early October blizzard that closed roads, downed power lines and killed thousands of livestock, Gov. Dennis Daugaard said Nov. 8.
Monday, November, 11, 2013 - - News

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India refuses to budge at WTO talks
Chances of a breakthrough in global trade negotiations dimmed Dec. 4 as India refused to budge on food subsidies that are an obstacle to an eleventh-hour agreement at a World Trade Organization summit.
Monday, December, 09, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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China keeps policies to protect farmland
China will stick with policies to maintain food self-sufficiency and protect farmland from urban encroachment, dampening speculation that new reforms would give the market a bigger say in food supply and rural development.
Monday, January, 13, 2014 - - 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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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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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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