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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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New anti-corporate law doesn't discuss 2012 amendment
FARGO, N.D. — Now that Gov. Jack Dalrymple has signed into law the first significant changes in the state’s anti-corporate farming law in 73 years, the question is: Will the law be referred by the North Dakota Farmers Union and like-minded groups that oppose the changes.
Tuesday, March, 31, 2015 - - News

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Meat processing plans in northeast ND move forward
A proposed multi-species custom meat processing facility will be located either in Cavalier, N.D., or Park River, N.D. The Walsh/Pembina Livestock Processing Committee will provide details at informational meetings in the two communities Sept. 18.
Tuesday, September, 09, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Congress considers RFS changes
Thirty-four U.S. lawmakers introduced a bill that seeks to end ethanol fuel-blending mandates. The legislators want to eliminate requirements for corn-based ethanol blending and cap blending levels for other biofuels at actual production levels.
Thursday, February, 05, 2015 - - 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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CNH lays off 40 workers
The Fargo, N.D, area’s largest manufacturing plant announced a round of layoffs Nov. 4. CNH Industrial, a maker of agricultural and construction equipment, announced layoffs of 40 full-time hourly employees at its Fargo manufacturing plant.
Wednesday, November, 05, 2014 - - 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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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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Aberdeen beef plant could start processing in 2015
FARGO, N.D. — Robert “Doug” Cooper of Kansas City, Mo., the new president and CEO of New Angus LLC, the company trying to revive a troubled Aberdeen, S.D., beef slaughter plant, says he expects his company to start processing animals sometime in 2015.
Monday, August, 25, 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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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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