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ND governor expected to sign dairy, swine anti-corporate bill
A bill that would relax an 83-year-old law to allow non-family corporations to own dairy and swine operations in North Dakota is on its way to Gov. Jack Dalrymple’s desk.
Friday, March, 20, 2015 - Forum News Service - 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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FDA: Dietary comments will stick to nutrition
Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg told a Senate panel March 12 that she will stick to “nutrition science and health” in her recommendations on the dietary guidelines to Health and Human Service Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Russia considers softening food import ban; U.S. soybean plantings expected to hit record; Minnesota needs to address gray wolf threat; USDA: SNAP participation down in December; and Bird flu found at Dutch farm; birds destroyed.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - - News

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Hoeven introduces relaxed school meals
WASHINGTON — Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., introduced legislation that would give schools more flexibility in the kinds of grain products they serve and stop further reductions in sodium in school meals.
Monday, March, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Senate fails to override veto
The U.S. Senate failed to overturn President Barack Obama’s veto of a bill that would give Congress the power to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. The Senate garnered 62 votes for the override, putting it five votes short of the two-thirds needed to send the bill back to the House of Representatives.
Monday, March, 09, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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ND House ag panel gives anti-corporate bill do-pass
North Dakota’s House Agriculture Committee on March 6 voted 8-5 to recommend a do-pass on a bill that would create exemptions for dairy and swine in the state anti-corporate farming law.
Friday, March, 06, 2015 - Agweek - News

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ND Senate Ag Committee hears testimony on state check-off increase
The North Dakota Senate Agriculture Committee on March 6 heard testimony on whether a “North Dakota dollar” should be added to what beef producers pay to a check-off — doubling an amount already collected under a federal check-off.
Friday, March, 06, 2015 - Agweek - 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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Senate fails to override Obama's veto of Keystone pipeline bill
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate failed to overturn President Barack Obama’s veto of a bill that would give Congress the power to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. The Senate garnered 62 votes for the override, putting it five votes short of the two-thirds needed to send the bill back to the House of Representatives.
Thursday, March, 05, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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SD Legislature passes raw milk bill; governor expected to sign
South Dakota raw milk producers can continue to sell milk directly to customers, but under strict rules to protect the reputation of the larger commercial dairy industry.
Wednesday, March, 04, 2015 - Agweek - News

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NDFU poll: 75 percent would vote against ND anti-corporate farming bill
On March 3, two days before key legislative hearings on a bill that would loosen North Dakota’s anti-corporate farming law, the North Dakota Farmers Union released a poll that shows 75 percent of North Dakotans would vote against the bill, if given a chance.
Tuesday, March, 03, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Hoeven: $160 million in USDA funds available
WASHINGTON — Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., is reminding producers that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture has made more than $160 million available through six competitive programs of the Agriculture and Food Re-search Initiative, which supports research, education and extension projects that address key challenges affecting U.S. agriculture producers.
Tuesday, March, 03, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Obama vetoes Keystone XL bill
Supporters of the pipeline say they’ll still work to get legislation passed.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Growth Energy to support Trans-Pacific Partnership
Growth Energy, the organization of ethanol plant builders and operators, supports granting trade promotion authority to President Barack Obama so the administration can complete the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement and work on the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis said.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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What’s the beef with meat?
A recent report is advising Americans to eat less meat, for both nutritional and environmental reasons. The U.S. Department of Agriculture released its 2015 Dietary Advisory Guidelines, a report released every five years and is generally used as an eating guide to promote healthy lifestyles. This year, however, the report is also encouraging plant-based diets, due to their lighter environmental impact.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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ND House Ag Committee gets anti-corporate bill this week
This week, the North Dakota House Agriculture Committee will take the bull by the horns in the contentious proposed changes to the state’s anti-corporate farming law.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Obama vetoes Keystone XL bill, but supporters say they’ll still work to get legislation passed
President Barack Obama didn’t waste time vetoing a bill that would have allowed Congress to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. The White House announced Tuesday that Obama blocked the legislation the same day it was placed on his desk. It’s only the third time the president has vetoed a bill in his six years in office.
Wednesday, February, 25, 2015 - Forum News Service - 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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ND votes to ease anti-corporate farming ban
BISMARCK — State senators passed a bill Feb. 20 that supporters say will boost North Dakota’s struggling dairy and swine industries by partially lifting the state’s anti-corporate farming law.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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