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Pasture-raised pork a boost to local food scene
Wrenshall, Minn., hog farmer Matt Weik can talk passionately about the marbling of his pork, its dark red color and its ability to melt in your mouth given certain treatments. And then later, he’s sitting in a cozy hay-filled pen with a sow and her piglets, stroking the mother and delicately checking on the babies. It sort of proves the theory: you can have your bacon, but you should scratch it, too.
Wednesday, January, 28, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Far northwest Wis. residents wrestle with proposed hog facility
An application was filed with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in December that would make it the first so-called Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation in a county widely known for its apple orchards and family farms. The operation could have as many as 20,000 to 25,000 pigs on site at any given time.
Tuesday, January, 27, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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SDFU celebrates January farm family
Like all business owners, farmers are always crunching numbers, so the fact that John Kippley, 69, and his son, Jeff, 35, both have accounting degrees works well for the Aberdeen, S.D., farmers.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - South Dakota Farmers Union - News

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Family puts money down on beef
ELGIN, N.D. — When Blaine Ottmar’s two sons moved their families back to their hometown of Elgin, N.D., he had to find a way for the family farm to support the new additions, which included six grandsons.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - Bismarck (N.D.) Tribune - News

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Beefing up cancer care
Considering the care they received when cancer affected their lives, Roger and Jan Torkelson knew they wanted to give back. And with cattle being a part of their lives for more than two decades, making a donation through a new cattle program to help others made a lot of sense, as well.
Thursday, January, 22, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Cattle feed convenient resource for birds
Starlings can be a major problem for livestock producers in the northern Plains in the winter. “During a year like our last one, when the weather is particularly cold and the ground is snow-covered, these birds are looking for convenient food sources,” North Dakota State University Extension Service dairy specialist J.W. Schroeder says. “Unfortunately, cattle-feeding areas provide these sources.”
Monday, January, 19, 2015 - - News

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The rhythm of chore season
TOWNER, N.D. — A friend of ours was visiting for a couple of days recently, so I extended the courtesy that I usually extend to our honored guests — the chance to help with chores. You know, get out in the cold and the wind, cut some twine off the hay bales, carry a few feed buckets.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Weather tests US transportation
Armed with lessons learned from last year’s polar vortex, the U.S. transportation and shipping network faced its first big test of the winter the week of Jan. 7, as harsh cold and dangerous wind chills buffet the Plains to the East Coast.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Subway investigates China media reports of doctored expiration dates, 9 horses killed, others saved in barn fire, CP rail stock was up in ’14, oil shipments expected higher in ’15, Soy Board aims for improved quality and Minn. wolf management program overturned by federal judge
Monday, January, 05, 2015 - - News

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Small gifts from big, mean cows
TOWNER, N.D. — It’s been quite a year to be in the cattle business. I’m not trying to brag, but I’m sure not complaining. It’s the kind of year where you can update some equipment, pay down some debt, put a little money away and prepare for a day when the markets aren’t so rosy.
Monday, December, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Thousands of turkeys are lost in a Minnesota barn fire, the coop plans to rebuild the Colfax N.D. grain elevator and France plans to cut reliance on soybean imports.
Monday, December, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Supplement feed to balance cold
Production systems in upper Midwest sheep operations often revolve around winter.
Monday, December, 22, 2014 - - News

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7,500 turkeys lost in overnight Minn. barn fire
The Round Lake (Minn.) Fire Department was dispatched at 12:45 a.m. Tuesday to the Meyer Turkey Farm at 26798 Town Ave., Lorain Township, for a blaze that’s believed to have been triggered by an electrical problem.
Tuesday, December, 16, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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ND wild horses subject of contraceptive experiment
Dan Baker is not like an expectant dad waiting to find out if it’s a boy or a girl. He’s the opposite, hoping to hear that all the pregnancy tests come back negative. Baker, a research biologist at Colorado State University’s animal reproduction and biotechnology laboratory, is the man in charge of an experimental contraception program in the wild horse herd at Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
Friday, December, 12, 2014 - Bismarck (N.D.) Tribune - News

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I-29 Dairy Consortium hosts calf and heifer tour
A dramatically improved dairy economy has been the source of optimism, keeping dairy replacement heifer values strong nationwide.
Monday, December, 01, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Sheep poised for a comeback
Cade and Casey Koenig carry pails of corn as impatient sheep wait expectantly. It’s a raw, blustery early winter morning and the pails are heavy, but the teenaged brothers smile as they do their chores.
Monday, December, 01, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Groups sue FDA over feed additive
A group of environmental and public health groups sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Nov. 6, seeking to set aside the agency’s approvals for feed additives containing ractopamine that are used to boost the weight of cattle and pigs.
Monday, November, 17, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Roberts says Peterson's concerns about the farm bill changes are unwarranted, USDA expands access to credit for beginning and family farmers and Whole-Farm Revenue Protection crop insurance is now available.
Monday, November, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Travelers settle in MN with Icelandic sheep
LITTLE FALLS, Minn. — There are farms all over central Minnesota, but perhaps none operated by as unlikely farmers as a stretch of acreage east of Little Falls on Minnesota Highway 27.
Monday, November, 03, 2014 - St. Cloud Times - News

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Storing in barns can reduce spoilage
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Adequate hay storage is critical to minimize the loss in both value and nutrients of hay, which makes up a large portion of livestock producers’ annual feed costs.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - - News

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