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Jobless claims hold near 15-year low
WASHINGTON - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose marginally last week, staying near a 15-year low in a sign that the labor market continues to strengthen despite moderate economic growth.
Thursday, May, 07, 2015 - Reuters - News

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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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Hoeven tours new crop genotyping center
A new National Agriculture Genotyping Center on the campus of North Dakota State University in Fargo will start hiring scientists in three months and will employ six people by the end of 2015.
Tuesday, December, 23, 2014 - Agweek - News

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China cotton producer resists reforms
China’s top cotton producer, a quasi-military body formed 60 years ago to settle the far west Xinjiang area, is resisting a government policy that could force it to cut output in an industry employing hundreds of thousands in the restive region.
Friday, February, 20, 2015 - Reuters - News

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China urges banks to speed up agriculture sector loans
China urged its banks to speed up lending to agriculture, the country’s banking regulator said on Tuesday, in an effort to bolster a sector that employs almost one third of its 1.4 billion people, but remains in desperate need of funding.
Tuesday, March, 03, 2015 - - 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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Choosing earned or rental income
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Are Conservation Reserve Program payments considered earned income or are they considered to be rental income?
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - - 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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Appareo Systems buys Alien Technology building
FARGO, N.D. — A fast-growing Fargo engineering firm is expanding into alien territory. Appareo Systems has purchased the former Alien Technology building in the North Dakota State University Research and Technology Park.
Monday, January, 05, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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North Dakota canola crushing plant shutdown temporary, manager says
The Prairie Premium Oil canola crushing plant in Northwood, N.D., has shut down, but only temporarily, the plant manager said Tuesday. “We’re not closed. We’re just on a maintenance cycle right now,” James Gorres tells Agweek.
Tuesday, March, 03, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Gas-fueled pressure washers caused fire at Minnesota hog farm
State investigators have concluded that a huge fire that killed more than 12,000 pigs and hogs at a southern Minnesota swine farm was accidental and caused by excessive heat from gas-fueled pressure washers, according to KEYC-TV in Mankato.
Wednesday, February, 25, 2015 - - News

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Letter: It’s time to stop thinking of birds as food
With bird flu in the news, I hope folks will consider whether to continue using birds for food. Think about those big sheds where birds are raised for consumption and what it would be like to spend your whole life there.
Thursday, May, 21, 2015 - - 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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Landmark agreement promises to end child labor in supply chains
LONDON — Several of the world’s biggest tobacco companies pledged on Dec. 10 to end child labor in their supply chains, a landmark agreement a rights group says could protect thousands of children from hazardous work in tobacco fields.
Monday, December, 15, 2014 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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Devils Lake flooding causes ag losses in North Dakota
The current estimate of cropland that will be lost to the lake in 2015 is 133,888 acres, according to Jeff Frith, manager of the Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Resource Board, and Bill Hodous, North Dakota State University Extension Service Ramsey County agent.
Sunday, May, 17, 2015 - - 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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India offers farmers soil tests to boost yields
India will provide soil testing for farmers to target the correct use of fertilizers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says, to push up yields and cut back on costly misuse.
Thursday, February, 19, 2015 - Reuters - News

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China tells banks to lend more to farm sector
China’s central bank says banks should step up financing support for the farm sector, in the latest bid to support the vulnerable sector and the overall economy.
Wednesday, March, 25, 2015 - - News

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