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Growing season good so far, despite challenges
Joe Neaton is always happy to talk about agriculture. But Neaton, who farms in Watertown, Minn., about 30 miles west of Minneapolis, says regretfully that he’ll need to make this cellphone interview a quick one because of time and safety considerations.
Monday, June, 29, 2015 - Agweek - News

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AGWEEK EXCLUSIVE: A sitdown with Offutt
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. — The patriarch of the biggest potato producer in the world says his company is not the poor environmental steward critics have accused it of being in a snafu over Minnesota water permits.
Monday, June, 22, 2015 - Agweek - News

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New Zealand law highlights battle between livestock industry and animal rights groups
Hans Kriek hasn’t eaten meat in 40 years. He’s been involved in the animal rights movement for 30. So he’s heartened by a new law in his country that declares animals to be “sentient beings” — creatures capable of feeling sensation.
Monday, June, 15, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Group to hold meetings to raise $1 million for livestock processing plant
Organizers of a proposed livestock processing plant in Cavalier, N.D., will host meetings in five communities over the next two weeks in an effort to raise $1 million from local investors.
Friday, May, 22, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Germans switch sausage for soy over green, health concerns
BERLIN - Germans, known for their love of sausages, are eating less meat and more vegetarian food as concerns grow about health, animal welfare and the environmental cost of livestock farming.
Wednesday, April, 29, 2015 - Reuters - News

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South Dakota farmers getting ready to plant
Farmers throughout the region are anticipating a quick planting season, but looking forward to getting some rain on their dry fields.
Monday, April, 27, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Spring is a busy time for sheep-farming family
Jake Cuperus always knew he wanted to be a farmer. Jill always hoped she would marry a farmer. Luckily, life brought them together. “Our moms were good friends. I’m a year older than him so I’ve actually known him his entire life.” Jill says. “I went to college at Winona State, and one summer I came back and we worked at a barn together milking cows. The rest is history.”
Friday, April, 24, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Farmers in the Upper Midwest need rain
The most recent NASS weather report shows the four-state area is below the five-year average for rainfall accumulation.
Wednesday, April, 15, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Livestock margin insurance could be more important than ever in 2015
Strong economics in the dairy and beef industries will put federally backed risk management tools on the radar for producers in 2015.
Monday, April, 06, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Home near the Range: Farmers, ranchers end up on walls of cafe
The coffee is always free at The Farmer’s Daughter Cafe. It’s sponsored by local businesses and individuals, and when customers drink it, they get to sit near some of the area’s hardest-working men.
Monday, April, 06, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Domestic sheep can manage fallow
Domestic sheep rather than traditional farming equipment can be used to manage fallow and terminate cover crops for farmers who grow organic crops. The sheep can help save money, reduce tillage, manage weeds and pests and reduce the risk of soil erosion
Thursday, April, 02, 2015 - Montana State University News Service - News

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Area calving season underway, planting start nears
Shawn Adrian enjoys and appreciates his work as an ag banker. But the Binford, N.D., man is a farmer, too, so the next few months hold particular appeal. “I really like work sitting in the office and working with farmers (bank clients) in the winter,” he says. “But getting out in the fields (myself) in planting is special.”
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Grandin: Animals should be bred for disease resistance
WICHITA, Kan. — Reacting to the scandal surrounding the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center in Nebraska, meat industry consultant Temple Grandin on March 16 at the National Farmers Union convention said meat animals should be bred for “optimal rather than maximum” production.
Friday, March, 27, 2015 - Agweek - News

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ConAgra reports better-than-expected profit, raises forecast
ConAgra Foods Inc, the maker of Slim Jim beef jerky and Chef Boyardee pasta, reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit due to cost cuts and the company raised its full-year earnings forecast.
Thursday, March, 26, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Producers should have right to protect livestock from wolves
CHISHOLM, Minn. — Once again, the wolf debate is raging, and the numbers game is being played. The statement that less livestock are being killed by predators than by disease, weather or dogs is accurate — as far as it goes.
Tuesday, March, 17, 2015 - - News

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USDA investigates animal research center
A U.S. Department of Agriculture review committee that investigated the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center in Nebraska found no current mistreatment of animals.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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USDA chief orders improved animal welfare protocols at research center
No new research projects will begin at the U.S. government’s key livestock study center until animal welfare is improved through stronger oversight and better training of standards, says U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
Monday, March, 09, 2015 - Reuters - News

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FAO: World food prices continue to fall
Global food prices fell 1 percent in February to their lowest in more than 4.5 years, with cereals, meat and sugar declining, oils steady and only dairy prices rebounding sharply, the United Nations food agency says
Monday, March, 09, 2015 - Reuters - News

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World food prices continue to fall in February
ROME - Global food prices fell 1 percent in February to their lowest in more than four-and-a-half years, with cereals, meat and sugar declining, oils steady and only dairy prices rebounding sharply, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday.
Friday, March, 06, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Wolf damage claims remain unpaid for some livestock producers
Silence greeted Kelly Bellefy Jr. when he went to check on his sheep late one August night on his Bagley, Minn., property. “When I first walked in the pen, I didn’t hear any sheep,” he says. “That was unusual.”
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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