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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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STB should restrike balance for shippers
The U.S. Surface Transportation Board recently announced it will hold hearings in June to address whether the system for challenging rail rates can or should be made simpler and less expensive.
Monday, May, 25, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Bayer CEO sees multinational state aid for antibiotics
German drugmaker Bayer expects the world's largest economies to pool billions of euros in funding for the development of antibiotics against the growing threat of drug-resistant superbugs, its chief executive said on Friday.
Friday, May, 22, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Monsanto's move on Syngenta could mean move away from glyphosate
Monsanto Co., the world's largest seed company, is also known for the popularity of its Roundup herbicide, a weedkiller beloved by farmers and homeowners alike for its speed and deadly assault on tough weeds.
Friday, May, 22, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Campbell Soup's profit beats on lower promotions, higher prices
Packaged foods maker Campbell Soup Co. reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by lower promotions, higher selling prices and cost cuts. Shares of the company, known for its soups, Pepperidge Farm cookies and Goldfish crackers, rose 1.5 percent in premarket trading on Friday.
Friday, May, 22, 2015 - - News

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Syngenta says Monsanto proposals won't appease regulators
Swiss crop chemicals maker Syngenta said on Wednesday that Monsanto's proposal to sell Syngenta's entire seeds business to pave the way for a merger of the two groups would not be enough to allay regulators' concerns about the tie-up. "The Syngenta bo
Wednesday, May, 20, 2015 - - News

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Monsanto says would divest all of Sygenta's seed business
Monsanto Co., the world's largest seed company, said on Wednesday it plans to divest all of Syngenta Ag's seeds and traits assets as well as some overlapping chemistry assets to get regulatory approval for its takeover of its Swiss rival.
Wednesday, May, 20, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Opinion: Farmers a priority in ag bill
The Minnesota House of Representatives has approved legislation that will fund agriculture and rural development programs in the next two years. The bill is positive for Greater Minnesota.
Tuesday, May, 19, 2015 - - News

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STB sets ag rail rate hearings
The U.S. Surface Transportation Board will hold two hearings in Washington, D.C., this summer to address issues with railroad grain transportation.
Friday, May, 15, 2015 - Agweek - News

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How one Malian town is trying to fight against hunger
Dust blows through the dry fields of Djimebougou village of central Mali as a dozen men, some in ripped jeans and others in traditional robes, dig into hard-packed sand to reinforce a dyke to channel scarce water onto thirsty fields.
Thursday, May, 14, 2015 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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Ethiopia to step up role as regional clean power exporter
ADDIS ABABA - Ethiopia plans to begin exporting renewable energy to a broader range of neighboring nations by 2018 as part of a cross-border effort to meet regional energy demand and limit increases in climate-changing emissions.
Wednesday, May, 13, 2015 - Reuters - News

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U.S. honeybee losses soar over last year, USDA report finds
Honey bees, critical agents in the pollination of key U.S. crops, disappeared at a staggering rate over the last year, according to a new government report that comes as regulators, environmentalists and agribusinesses try to reverse the losses.
Wednesday, May, 13, 2015 - Reuters - News

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New definition for 'superweeds'
Frustrated by what they see as widespread misperceptions, U.S. weed scientists have come up with a new definition for “superweeds.”
Monday, May, 11, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Have a plan to manage cowherd subgroups
Spotty spring rains are helping relieve dry conditions. But there will always be a ranch short of moisture, so planning for the dry days is critical. But the real challenge with the implementation of a long-term grazing plan and developing stocking rate reductions based on seasonal moisture is that cattle are not easy to gather.
Friday, May, 08, 2015 - NDSU Extension Service - News

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Scientists create new low-allergen soybean
A decade-long effort by university scientists yielded a new soybean with significantly reduced levels of three key proteins responsible for the food’s its allergenic and anti-nutritional effects.
Thursday, May, 07, 2015 - University of Illinois, Urbana - News

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McDonald's CEO turnaround plan's missing link: customers
McDonald's new chief executive's turnaround plan for the fast-food chain included specific financial fixes, but left investors and analysts craving a clear strategy to win back diners and boost sales.
Tuesday, May, 05, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Senate adds unnecessary provision to bird flu aid
One of the things we’ve quickly learned as first-term members is the Legislature has a long history of acting quickly and in a bipartisan fashion to help Minnesotans facing natural disasters and emergencies.
Tuesday, May, 05, 2015 - - News

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Peterson's price for TPA vote: Canada deal
House Agriculture Committee ranking member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., said April 28 his decision on whether to vote for trade promotion authority will depend on whether U.S. trade negotiators achieve a deal with Canada to reform its dairy supply management system and provide market access for U.S. dairy producers.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - Special to Agweek - News

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Brazil takes aim at U.S. farm subsidies as Rousseff readies visit
BRASILIA - After finally turning the page on a dispute over spying that hampered attempts to deepen trade ties, Brazil and the United States may be headed for another clash, this time over U.S. farm subsidies.
Friday, May, 01, 2015 - Reuters - News

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In India's grain bowl, recent rains ease weak monsoon worries
NEW DELHI - Recent unseasonal rainfall in India has come as a blessing for some farmers as it has replenished reservoirs in parts of the country, allaying concerns stemming from forecasts for a weak summer monsoon this year.
Friday, May, 01, 2015 - Reuters - News

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