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A new crop of farmers ready to face the challenges
Alex Bata didn’t expect to be a farmer. Growing up in Adams, Bata was active in high school in “football, basketball, golf, student council -- everything I could get my hands on. I just didn’t think about farming.”
Sunday, May, 24, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Group to hold meetings to raise $1 million for livestock processing plant
Organizers of a proposed livestock processing plant in Cavalier, N.D., will host meetings in five communities over the next two weeks in an effort to raise $1 million from local investors.
Friday, May, 22, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Lax biosecurity found on several Iowa bird flu farms
Measures to control the worst bird flu outbreak in U.S. history are not being enforced at several farms at its epicenter in northwestern Iowa, potentially increasing the risks that the disease could spread further, spot checks by Reuters show.
Thursday, May, 21, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Argentine soybean market paralyzed as exporters demand solution to strikes
The soy market in Argentina's pivotal grains hub was virtually paralyzed for the fourth day on Thursday as most exporters refrained from purchases in a bid to pressure the government to resolve a nearly three-week long strike among crushing workers.
Thursday, May, 21, 2015 - - News

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Small food makers on fast path to US store shelves, threatening big producers
Small U.S. food manufacturers once toiled for decades to develop a critical mass of fans for their products. Now, an increasing number of privately-held players are going from garage to grocery store in fewer than five years thanks to an erosion of barriers to entry within the food industry.
Thursday, May, 21, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Letter: It’s time to stop thinking of birds as food
With bird flu in the news, I hope folks will consider whether to continue using birds for food. Think about those big sheds where birds are raised for consumption and what it would be like to spend your whole life there.
Thursday, May, 21, 2015 - - News

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Small food makers on fast path to U.S. store shelves
Small U.S. food manufacturers once toiled for decades to develop a critical mass of fans for their products. Now, an increasing number of privately-held players are going from garage to grocery store in fewer than five years thanks to an erosion of barriers to entry within the food industry.
Thursday, May, 21, 2015 - Reuters - News

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McDonald's, other fast-food workers protest ahead of annual meeting
Thousands of McDonald's workers seeking a minimum wage of $15 per hour and the right to unionize are expected to swarm the fast-food giant's headquarters for two days of protests that will coincide with the fast-food chain's annual meeting on Thursday.
Wednesday, May, 20, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Angola's blooming banana plantations offer new hope for farming
After decades of civil war destroyed Angola's fertile farmland and a booming oil industry pushed out all other commerce, Santa Rodrigo wondered how she could ever bring up her five children in the poverty that surrounded them.
Tuesday, May, 19, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Sysco sees U.S. bird flu hurting egg supply up to 18 months
Food distributor Sysco Corp said on Friday that a record U.S. outbreak of avian flu would limit its supply of eggs and chickens that lay them for nine to 18 months, based on information provided to the company by its suppliers.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Cabbages trump coffee for Tanzania's climate-stressed farmers
In the small village of Kanji, nestled on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, Ludovick Meela is preparing to cut down the rest of the ageing coffee trees on his farm and replace them with vegetables.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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Nuseed partners with Legend Seeds
Global sunflower breeder and developer Nuseed Americas will partner with Legend Seeds to distribute its proprietary line of sunflowers in the U.S. The partnership goes into effect July 1.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Young farmer follows in footsteps of generations past
Dustin McGregor grew up wanting to be a farmer, never knowing whether tough times in agriculture would allow it to happen. “I honestly didn’t know if I’d ever get the chance,” he says. “So I’m grateful for every day that I’m here.”
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Devils Lake flooding causes ag losses in North Dakota
The current estimate of cropland that will be lost to the lake in 2015 is 133,888 acres, according to Jeff Frith, manager of the Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Resource Board, and Bill Hodous, North Dakota State University Extension Service Ramsey County agent.
Sunday, May, 17, 2015 - - News

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Despite decline in North Dakota's dairy industry, one operation still thrives
Victor Camacho's face was only a few inches from that of a Holstein heifer. Camacho, holding a bottle in the mouth of the heifer's slick newborn calf, nodded at the mother as she walked in tight circles around her newborn.
Saturday, May, 16, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Students preparing tractor for national competition
For the past several months North Dakota State University students have been working to build a ¼-scale tractor, basically from the ground up.
Friday, May, 15, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Experts probe cause of Minn. hog barn fire that killed two women
A state fire marshal and insurance company investigators were on the scene of a fatal fire in a hog barn three miles east of Jasper in far southwest Minnesota, while co-workers and family members grieved the loss of two women who were cleaning the facility when the fire broke out.
Wednesday, May, 13, 2015 - - News

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Retail sales unchanged; import prices weak in April
WASHINGTON - U.S. retail sales were flat in April as households cut back on purchases of automobiles and other big-ticket items, indicating the economy was struggling to rebound strongly after barely growing in the first quarter.
Wednesday, May, 13, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Ethiopia to step up role as regional clean power exporter
ADDIS ABABA - Ethiopia plans to begin exporting renewable energy to a broader range of neighboring nations by 2018 as part of a cross-border effort to meet regional energy demand and limit increases in climate-changing emissions.
Wednesday, May, 13, 2015 - Reuters - News

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U.S. small business confidence jumps
WASHINGTON - U.S. small business confidence increased in April with owners in the energy field surprisingly bullish about capital expenditure and hiring plans, further supporting views that economic growth was rebounding after a dismal first quarter.
Tuesday, May, 12, 2015 - Reuters - News

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