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Economists to share market outlook at South Dakota Governor’s Ag Summit
Two agricultural economists will participate in a discussion panel regarding market outlooks for a variety of agricultural commodities during Session 4 of the South Dakota Governor’s Agricultural Summit on July 10, from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. in Pine Crest Rooms C and D at the Lodge in Deadwood.
Monday, June, 29, 2015 - Agweek - News

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India's next weapon against climate change? The heat-tolerant dwarf cow
THIRUVANANDHAPURAM, India - Worsening heat, fodder shortages and the threat of drought are forcing many hard-hit dairy farmers in the Anantapur area of India's southern Kerala state to reduce their herds, experts say.
Monday, June, 29, 2015 - Reuters - News

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WHO agency says insecticides lindane and DDT linked to cancer
LONDON - The insecticide lindane, once widely used in agriculture and to treat human lice and scabies, causes cancer and has been specifically linked to non-Hodgkin lymphoma, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.
Tuesday, June, 23, 2015 - Reuters - News

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New interest in ancient grains
Elizabeth Dyck is a long-time fan, both professionally and personally, of so-called “ancient grains.” Now, she and other advocates of these obscure grains are encouraged by growing consumer interest in them — which is slowly leading to more opportunities for U.S. farmers, including ones in the Upper Midwest.
Monday, June, 22, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Doctoral candidate joins U of M team for farming future
LAMBERTON, Minn. — Just as University of Minnesota football players hit the field for summer camp, a roster of tomorrow’s researchers are also hitting historic research fields, looking for long-term ways to improve tomorrow’s farming.
Monday, June, 15, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Produce, sell and cook poultry safely
“Even though they don’t affect human health or food safety, events such as the ongoing bird flu outbreak help raise awareness of safe food production and handling from the farm to the table,” says Joan Hegerfeld-Baker, South Dakota State University Extension food safety specialist and SDSU assistant professor.
Thursday, June, 11, 2015 - - News

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New U.S. truck emissions rules could touch off industry struggle
CHICAGO - U.S. environmental regulators are expected within days to propose rules to make trucks more fuel efficient, and trucking industry executives and lobbyists familiar with the process said the rules will probably call for boosting fuel efficiency by 2027 nearly 40 percent from 2010 levels.
Wednesday, June, 10, 2015 - Reuters - News

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A farmer's brief case
Some U.S. farmers portray themselves as rugged individualists. The way they tell it, they combine Daniel Boone’s pluck and Warren Buffett’s financial savvy to overcome the federal government’s heavy-handed incompetence.
Monday, June, 08, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Ukraine drops WTO action against Australian tobacco-packaging laws
GENEVA - Ukraine has suspended a case it was pursuing through the World Trade Organization aimed at overturning Australia's strict tobacco packaging laws, a WTO panel of adjudicators said in a statement published on Wednesday.
Wednesday, June, 03, 2015 - Reuters - News

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KWS says to look at seed assets as part of any Syngenta deal
FRANKFURT - KWS Saat, a German supplier of conventionally bred seeds, said it would look at selected seed assets if they were put on offer as part of a potential merger of rivals Monsanto and Syngenta .
Tuesday, June, 02, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Foster Farms backs away from using human antibiotics in poultry
Foster Farms, one of the top U.S. chicken producers, plans to largely eliminate antibiotics used to treat humans from its poultry production, it said on Monday.
Monday, June, 01, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Two Minnesota farm couples make unusual move
MCINTOSH, Minn. — Joan Lee always wanted to visit Niagara Falls — but the family dairy farm never gave her time to do it.
Monday, June, 01, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Vilsack announces CRP acreage expansion
An additional 800,000 acres of environmentally sensitive land can be enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program if certain criteria are met, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Friday morning at the Ducks Unlimited national convention in Milwaukee.
Friday, May, 29, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Novartis digs into health tech with bet on 'robotic pill'
LONDON - Swiss drugmaker Novartis is raising its bet on smart technology by collaborating with U.S. start-up Rani Therapeutics on a “robotic pill” for complex biotech drugs that would normally have to be given by injection.
Wednesday, May, 27, 2015 - Reuters - News

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World's least-polluting nations aim to set Paris climate bar high
BARCELONA - If your country were responsible for only 0.05 percent of the world's climate-changing emissions, you might not think it worth making a plan to curb that pollution - especially when you still need to get electricity to much of your population.
Tuesday, May, 26, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Commentary: If you don’t want your food genetically modified, tell nature to stop it
Chipotle hit the headlines last week when the company announced it would no longer serve customers genetically modified foods. This despite the fact that more than a trillion meals containing genetically modified food have already been eaten in the United States without incident. Science has decisively found that these foods have no negative impact on health.
Friday, May, 22, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Minnesotans protesting potato pesticides turned away from McDonald's meeting
A group of rural Minnesotans hoping to present their concerns about McDonald's use of potato pesticides were denied entrance to the company's shareholder meeting Thursday, they said.
Friday, May, 22, 2015 - - News

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Chinese GMO law could further delay approval of new crops
Proposed changes to China's regulations on genetically modified organisms could further delay an already lengthy approval process for imports of new GMO crops, plant science industry association CropLife Asia said.
Friday, May, 22, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Controversial UK potash project nears decision day
Sirius Minerals PLC, the British company behind a controversial proposed potash mine, said it hopes to win a key regulatory approval this summer that could lead to production within four years.
Wednesday, May, 20, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Mozart-loving chickens could create healthier nugget
In barns filled with classical music and lighting that changes to match the hues outside, rows of chickens are fed a diet rich in probiotics, a regimen designed to remove the need for the drugs and chemicals that have tainted the global food chain.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - Reuters - News

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