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White House crafts first-ever plan to fight superbugs
The White House is due to issue an ambitious plan to slow the growing and deadly problem of antibiotic resistance over the next five years, one that requires massive investments and policy changes from a broad array of U.S. government health agencies, according to a copy of the report reviewed by Reuters.
Friday, March, 27, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Deadline nears on key ARC, PLC decision
Kelly Turgeon is on the stretch run of a half-year marathon. Turgeon, executive director of the Kittson County (Minn.) Farm Service Agency, an arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is working to help farmers meet a crucial March 31 deadline. They’re choosing between two important safety-net provisions in the federal farm bill, and their irrevocable decision will impact their bottom line for the next five years.
Wednesday, March, 25, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Focus on farm output, not on acreage
What comes to mind when you think of a “family farm?” You’re probably picturing a bucolic spread of less than 100 acres, with a red barn, farmer in overalls and cows grazing a big pasture. What about the phrase “corporate farm” or “big ag?” Do you see a giant, impersonal and industrial-looking operation?
Tuesday, March, 24, 2015 - - News

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Keep calves with scours hydrated
Once calves are safely on the ground, many cattle producers continue to worry about the possibility of neonatal calf diarrhea or calf scours, says Janna Kincheloe, South Dakota State University Extension research associate.
Thursday, March, 19, 2015 - South Dakota State University Extension 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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North Dakota House passes anti-corporate farming bill
North Dakota’s House passed SB 2351 this afternoon, a bill that exempts certain swine and dairy operations in the state from the existing anti-corporate farming law. The measure is an attempt to strengthen the livestock industry in the state, particularly dairy, as the state’s numbers rapidly decline. The House voted 56-37 in favor.
Monday, March, 16, 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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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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Improving soil health might require more use of cover crops
Farming practices haven’t been kind to the agricultural landscape since farmers first began tilling up the prairie soils of southwest Minnesota more than a century ago.
Friday, March, 13, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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China to spend 33 percent more on grain stockpiling; Online survey looks at cover crops; North Dakota canola crushing plant shutdown temporary, manager says; Organic producer surveys due April 3; Indonesia beef industry opposes self-sufficiency push and Canadian farmers store fertilizer to fight dealers’ pricing power.
Monday, March, 09, 2015 - - News

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Somalia top priority in U.N. agriculture organization funding appeal
The Food and Agriculture Organization has launched an emergency appeal for $697 million to help 30 million people in 31 crisis-hit countries, a senior official with the U.N. agency says.
Wednesday, March, 04, 2015 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - 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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Online survey looks at cover crops
Cover crops are drawing more interest in the Upper Midwest, and now an online survey hopes to collect more date on the increasingly popular practice.
Tuesday, March, 03, 2015 - - News

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$10,000 available for cherry research
Montana’s Cherry Advisory Committee and Research & Market Development program recently announced about $10,000 in funding available to advance Montana’s cherry industry.
Tuesday, March, 03, 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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Moscow, Kiev consider tighter export controls
Russia might review tax on wheat exports this month
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Reuters - News

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USDA seeks comment on prevented-planting policies
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking comment by March 30 on recommendations that eventually could lead to changes in its prevented-planting insurance coverage levels. If approved, the changes would cut corn prevented-planting payment levels and increase rates for potatoes and green peas, among other things.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Real action is needed to control wolves
Nonlethal methods of predator control are not practical.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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As food prices rise, Moscow and Kiev consider export controls
Officials in both Russia and Ukraine are considering tougher trade protections to keep food prices from spiraling as their currencies collapse, with Moscow taking more aggressive steps than Kiev to control exports.
Tuesday, February, 24, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Aggies face societal challenges, speaker says
Farmers and ranchers are blazing new trails for agriculture through the jungle of regulations, animal welfare, food safety and more, Jolene Brown said.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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