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Across Minnesota, tough times for Big Food
Minnesota's food industry managed for decades to keep supplies of perishable animals, vegetables and grains moving smoothly from farm to box while keeping up with changing customer tastes. It's not so easy anymore.
Tuesday, June, 30, 2015 - Minnesota Public Radio - News

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Tesco seeks fresh start with suppliers who survive cull
LONDON - Suppliers to Tesco can expect a better deal from Britain's biggest supermarket chain as it tries to sustain a tentative revival -- providing their wares survive a cull that is removing thousands of products from shelves.
Tuesday, June, 30, 2015 - Reuters - News

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China says thousands arrested suspected of environmental crimes
Chinese police arrested thousands of people suspected of environmental crimes last year, a minister told parliament on Monday, as the world's most populous country vows to get serious on protecting the environment.
Monday, June, 29, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Smaller German firms see U.S. trade deal as threat
Martina Roemmelt-Fella, who owns a small, family-run turbine manufacturer in Bavaria, should be a cheerleader for a trade deal between Europe and the United States that promises to ease the flow of goods and services across the Atlantic.
Monday, June, 29, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Congress approves trade legislation
Congress has approved the trade legislation necessary for President Barack Obama’s negotiators to proceed with the Trans-Pacific Partnership and other trade matters with the knowledge that Congress will not try to amend the legislation, only vote it up or down.
Monday, June, 29, 2015 - Agweek - News

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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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Less-potent pig virus fuels U.S. hog herd growth, but rate slows
The U.S. hog herd grew 9 percent during the March-May quarter compared with a year ago, a U.S. Department of Agriculture report showed on Friday, reflecting better measures to combat a deadly pig virus which resulted in record pigs per litter, analysts said.
Monday, June, 29, 2015 - Reuters - News

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ADM, biofuels supporters challenge U.S. ethanol 'blend wall'
KANSAS CITY - Archer Daniels Midland Co and ethanol supporters on Thursday challenged a U.S. government plan for biofuels use, saying it will not push past the "blend wall" because of a niche market for biofuels credits.
Saturday, June, 27, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Less-potent pig virus fuels U.S. hog herd growth, but rate slows
The U.S. hog herd grew 9 percent during the March-May quarter compared with a year ago, a U.S. Department of Agriculture report showed on Friday, reflecting better measures to combat a deadly pig virus which resulted in record pigs per litter, analysts said.
Saturday, June, 27, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Tesco shows signs of UK recovery as turnaround plan takes shape
LONDON - Price cuts and better service helped Tesco to win back shoppers in the first quarter of its financial year, Britain's biggest retailer said on Friday, suggesting new boss Dave Lewis's turnaround plan is starting to bear fruit.
Friday, June, 26, 2015 - Reuters - News

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ADM, biofuels supporters challenge U.S. ethanol 'blend wall'
KANSAS CITY - Archer Daniels Midland Co and ethanol supporters on Thursday challenged a U.S. government plan for biofuels use, saying it will not push past the "blend wall" because of a niche market for biofuels credits.
Friday, June, 26, 2015 - Reuters - News

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KFC challenges Indian report on bacteria found in fried chicken
MUMBAI - The Indian unit of fast food chain KFC, owned by Yum Brands Inc, on Friday challenged the results of a test showing the presence of bacteria linked to food poisoning in a sample of its fried chicken, dismissing them as "false allegations."
Friday, June, 26, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Corn lobby goes after old foe sugar with new lobbying tactic
CHICAGO - The powerful U.S. corn lobby is launching an unusual offensive against the country's sugar sector, an old foe in the lucrative sweetener market: seeking to overturn the controversial, near-century old U.S. sugar program.
Friday, June, 26, 2015 - Reuters - News

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BeefTalk: May calving is productive
I remember discussing calving with a beef producer during one of the less-than- desirable mid-April days. You know the kind of day: 28 degrees, wind, rain, snow, mud and other combinations of weather. A stocking cap, another cap, wet gloves, heavy boots and other cold-weather clothing are common to the occasion.
Thursday, June, 25, 2015 - North Dakota State University Extension Service - News

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Canada must be part of Pacific treaty, will defend farmers
OTTAWA - Canada must join a proposed Pacific trade pact but will also strive to protect its farmers, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Thursday, referring to pressure to scrap foreign tariffs that protect the dairy industry.
Thursday, June, 25, 2015 - Reuters - News

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North Dakota agronomy seed farm field tour set
Soybeans, spring wheat, weeds, cereal grains and crop diseases are the focus of this year's field tour at North Dakota State University's Agronomy Seed Farm near Casselton.
Thursday, June, 25, 2015 - NDSU Agriculture Communication - News

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In twist, scientists join tobacco companies to fight cancer
WASHINGTON - Scientists who have devoted years developing medicines to cure disease are now working for tobacco companies to make e-cigarettes. Philip Morris International Inc has hired more than 400 scientists and technical staff at its research facility in Neuchatel, Switzerland, including toxicologists, chemists, biologists, biostatisticians and regulatory affairs experts.
Wednesday, June, 24, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Monsanto beats with third-quarter profit, says still wants Syngenta
Monsanto Co., the world's largest seed company, reported a better-than-expected profit for the third quarter on Wednesday but warned of market challenges ahead, and said it continues to pursue the acquisition of Swiss rival Syngenta AG.
Wednesday, June, 24, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Crop tours highlight Carrington Center Field Day
The North Dakota State University Carrington Research Extension Center (CREC) annual field day will be held Tuesday, July 14. "This is our premiere summer event to showcase the center's research program," says Greg Endres, Extension area agronomist at the center.
Tuesday, June, 23, 2015 - North Dakota State University Extension Service - News

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National Farmers Union to participate in Italy farm event
Several presidents of state chapters of the National Farmers Union will participate in a symposium in Milan, Italy, that will focus on Pope Francis’s encyclical on the environment and how it relates to contemporary challenges in agriculture and food production, NFU said.
Tuesday, June, 23, 2015 - - News

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