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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Looking back, looking ahead
It’s an exciting time for agriculture, for Agweek and for me.
Monday, January, 19, 2015 - 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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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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Field sensors aim to help farmers
FARGO, N.D. — Talk about getting in on the ground floor of a new technology. Last summer, Chad Ulven and Corey Kratcha started c2sensor corp., a developer of biodegradable, soil-based sensors that aim to help farmers figure out how much water and nutrients they should be putting on crops to achieve maximum yields.
Monday, January, 05, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Mixed grades on Greater Minnesota’s legislative issues
Minnesota farmers are happy that lawmakers lowered some farm property taxes, but small businesses complain that a higher minimum wage and a bill giving them more legal exposure will hurt.
Friday, May, 23, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Biodiesel a long-term solution to energy needs
The idea of blending biodiesel into diesel fuel is not new in Minnesota. The law that requires a minimum of 10 percent biodiesel that started July 1 isn’t new,
Monday, August, 18, 2014 - Agweek - News

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US sugar producers hope for good news
American Crystal Sugar officials are confident that U.S. sugar producers will get good news Friday, when the U.S. International Trade Commission determines whether to investigate allegations that Mexico is unfairly dumping sugar into U.S. markets and suppressing domestic sugar prices.
Thursday, May, 08, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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HSUS alleges cruelty at Minn. chicken plant; company denies claims
A southwest Minnesota food company denies allegations from an animal rights group that it scalded alive spent laying hens, and says there is no concern that the company will interrupt its production.
Wednesday, January, 07, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Sound bites versus smart regs
BISMARCK, N.D. — Many times, what sounds good is anything but easy. Such is the case with the column by Ryan Taylor, the Democratic-NPL Party’s candidate for North Dakota agriculture commissioner (“Hat-wearing leadership for N.D.”).
Monday, July, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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