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Special Report: Why Brazil has a big appetite for banned pesticides
LIMOEIRO DO NORTE, Brazil - The farmers of Brazil have become the world’s top exporters of sugar, orange juice, coffee, beef, poultry and soybeans. They’ve also earned a more dubious distinction: In 2012, Brazil passed the United States as the largest buyer of pesticides. This rapid growth has made Brazil an enticing market for pesticides banned or phased out in richer nations because of health or environmental risks.
Thursday, April, 02, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Local grains could be good option for some area farmers
If you’re looking to diversify your farming operation or add value to it, Steve Zwinger has a suggestion: Local grains.
Monday, March, 23, 2015 - Agweek - 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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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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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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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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USDA estimates report uneventful
For the week ending Feb. 12, March Minneapolis lost 2.75 cents, March Chicago lost 5.75 cents, and March Kansas City lost 7.75 cents. As of 10 a.m. Feb. 13, wheat trade was up 4 to 8 cents.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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US challenges China export subsidy program, USDA announces $4 million through the Water Bank Program; CHS seeks land for elevator project, USDA announces funding for renewable energy, energy efficiency and House Ag urges Budget Committee to avoid cuts to its programs.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - - News

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Cows need proper amount of feed
With the temporary letup from the harshness of winter weather, cow-calf producers are breathing a sigh of relief. The arctic cold is held at bay and the world seems to go a little better.
Monday, February, 02, 2015 - - News

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Choosing alternative feedstuffs in today's market
Despite lower feed costs in recent months, declining farm-gate prices for milk will have dairy farm managers sharpening their feed-planning pencils in search of cost-effective rations for 2015.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - - News

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Speed reading
TOWNER, N.D. — If you’ve read the books of my Cowboy Logic columns, you’ll notice the publisher name is Sandhill Communications. It’s right there on what they call the verso of the title page — publisher, copyright, international standard book number, Library of Congress control number — all pretty impressive stuff.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Beef byproducts at record high values
FARGO, N.D. — The values of beef byproducts — parts such as livers, hearts, tongues, stomachs and hides — have been increasing and are at record-high values, according to Tim Petry, North Dakota State University Extension livestock marketing economist.
Monday, January, 19, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Bought rumor, sold fact
Wheat traded lower last week. For the week ending Jan. 15, March Minneapolis lost 22.25 cents, March Chicago lost 31 cents and March Kansas City lost 27.5 cents. As of 10 a.m. Jan. 16, wheat trade was up 5 to 9 cents.
Monday, January, 19, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Drop in corn prices has ranchers considering options
BROOKINGS, S.D. — The dramatic drop in corn prices might have some cattle producers thinking about exchanging their high-protein forage supplement with corn. This is not a good idea, says Ken Olson, professor and South Dakota State University Extension beef specialist.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - - News

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Wheat leads the way
Wheat traded higher on the week. For the week ending Dec. 18, March Minneapolis gained 40.25 cents, March Chicago gained 48.75 cents and March Kansas City gained 49.5 cents. As of 9 a.m. Dec. 19 wheat trade was 6 to 14 cents lower.
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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ND farmer makes farm bill decisions for the last time before handing operation over to sons
Al Juliuson is in the process of signing up for the Agricultural Act of 2014.
Monday, December, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Now is the time to check cattle rations
Grazed forage might not be adequate to meet beef cattle’s nutritional needs this time of year, North Dakota State University Extension Service livestock experts warn.
Monday, December, 15, 2014 - - News

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Proper cow nutrition saves future headaches
Cattle roundups have occurred at an elevated pace recently. A cherished goal is extra days of grazing, but weather trumps almost everything. The many forgotten little things are the real driving forces determining when the cattle need to come home.
Monday, December, 01, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Replace hay with corn-based feeds
BROOKINGS, S.D. — The recent drop in corn prices represents a tremendous change in the feed cost environment for cattle producers.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - - News

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