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Hungry hogs, cattle gobble up grain during U.S. bird flu outbreak
CHICAGO - Higher numbers of hogs, cattle and broiler chickens are gobbling up animal feed, eating into supplies that were expected to grow due to the loss of 48 million chickens and turkeys in the worst-ever outbreak of bird flu in U.S. history.
Thursday, July, 02, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Jessie Veeder: A kid of summer, again
WATFORD CITY, N.D. -- In small towns up and down the Midwest, summer has officially started. I know this not by the date on the calendar, but because in the next few months I'll run into kids catching and holding calves at the neighbor's branding down the road, rolling down the road in a tractor helping with harvest, or showing their steer at the county fair for a little extra cash.
Sunday, June, 14, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Prairie Fare: Have you applauded a cow lately?
As I finished my glass of ice-cold milk, I thought about my now 20-year-old son's comments many years ago. He always has enjoyed milk. When he was a toddler, we would hear his tiny voice saying "want milk" in the early morning hours. He wanted his milk and cereal pronto.
Thursday, June, 04, 2015 - North Dakota State University Extension Service - News

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Two Minnesota farm couples make unusual move
MCINTOSH, Minn. — Joan Lee always wanted to visit Niagara Falls — but the family dairy farm never gave her time to do it.
Monday, June, 01, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Minnesota dairyman says buffer legislation worrisome
Bruce Asfeld is one farmer who is glad Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s full plan to install 50-foot buffers on waterways everywhere didn’t pass the way it was proposed. Dayton unexpectedly vetoed the compromise legislation May 23, leaving more uncertainty about what the final law could stipulate.
Monday, May, 25, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Fourth grader sees ag up-close
Emily Gorder, 10, of Fargo, in early April was declared the winner of a North Dakota Ag at the Capitol Day poster contest. The fourth grader at Washington Elementary drew the Earth in the middle of her poster, surrounded by various agricultural enterprises — dairy cows, pigs, vegetables and other crops.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Despite decline in North Dakota's dairy industry, one operation still thrives
Victor Camacho's face was only a few inches from that of a Holstein heifer. Camacho, holding a bottle in the mouth of the heifer's slick newborn calf, nodded at the mother as she walked in tight circles around her newborn.
Saturday, May, 16, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Higher U.S. beef prices ahead as grills fire up, imports cool down
CHICAGO/WELLINGTON, New Zealand - R ecord-high U.S. beef prices will likely climb even higher this summer just as Australia and New Zealand imports dwindle under an extended drought in those countries and demand for steaks in the United States rises.
Monday, May, 11, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Hit by beef ban, Indian butchers eye Jersey cows
MUMBAI - Battling a beef ban that has threatened their livelihoods, Muslim traders in India are seeking permission to slaughter foreign-origin Jersey cows they think will not be as sacred to the country's majority Hindus as locally bred cattle.
Friday, April, 24, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Cattle handling becomes life lesson
As a kid, I had a tendency to move faster (a lot faster) than I do now. Whether in the field or cleaning the barn, the faster my brothers and I worked, the faster we could move on to something more interesting, such as hunting gophers or adventures yet to be discovered.
Monday, April, 13, 2015 - North Dakota State University Extension Service - 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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Mixed reactions to ND House passage of anti-corporate exemptions
The North Dakota House Agriculture Committee on March 16 passed new exemptions for dairy and swine for the anti-corporate farming bill. The bill goes back to the Senate to consider amendments passed in the House version.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - - News

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ND House Ag Committee hears testimony on anti-corporate bill
North Dakota’s House Agriculture Committee heard more than eight hours of testimony March 5 on a bill that would relax the state’s anti-corporate farming law to allow corporations to own swine and dairy operations. Some think the bill opens the door to corporate ownership of beef feedlots above the current size cap of 640 acres, or one square mile.
Thursday, March, 05, 2015 - Agweek - News

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ND farm law tweak no big deal
There is more support this year to make changes in North Dakota’s anti-corporate farming law. The proposed changes are reasonable but won’t guarantee a rejuvenation of dairy and hog farms, as intended.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Summit participants say Cuba trade ban hurtful
A “farmer” who plants seeds that don’t grow in the same way for years is “probably not a farmer,” Cargill Inc. Vice President Devry Boughner Vorwerk told a Monday summit on restoring relations with Cuba.
Tuesday, February, 24, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Wisconsin county board backs moratorium on concentrated animal feeding operations
Bayfield County will take 12 months to study concentrated animal feeding operations after residents turned out in opposition to Reicks View Farms’ proposed operation in the county.
Thursday, February, 19, 2015 - - News

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Drought clouds grass-fed beef aspirations
Texas rancher Jim Rackley would like to add more cattle to his herd of about 50 to take advantage of sizzling beef prices and growing demand from health-conscious consumers for his grass-fed beef. But the prospect of cloudless skies keeps him cautious.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Former owner loved big-scale ranch art
YANKTON, S.D. — A 3,800-pound steel sculpture of a longhorn bull still stands in front of Stockmen’s Livestock, but former sale barn owner Gail Sohler says it will be gone when he finds a home for it.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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South Dakota’s thriving dairy industry sets example for neighboring states
PARKER, S.D. — South Dakota’s steady growth in livestock development in the past decade has come with some changes in corporate structures, but also sheer capitalistic desire and intense political support.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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