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Beef Products Inc. reopens plant as suit over meat’s name proceeds
Beef Products Inc. will reopen a Kansas processing plant on Monday to boost production of lean, finely textured beef, which critics call “pink slime,” as wholesale beef prices soar with a shrinking U.S. cattle herd. The reopening of the Garden City, Kan., plant comes more than two years after it was shuttered following a national media controversy about the BPI product.
Thursday, August, 14, 2014 - - News

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US chicken farmers latest caught in Russia sanction crosshairs
Russia’s threatened ban on U.S. poultry imports, the latest move in a sanctions skirmish over Moscow’s support of rebels in Ukraine, has agriculture companies alert to the risks of a conflict that’s already roiled trading of crops ranging from soy, beef and fruit to California pistachios.
Monday, August, 04, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Poultry inspection rule won't increase line speed
WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on July 31 announced a new long-awaited poultry inspection rule that will require companies to conduct microbiological tests for patho-gens that cannot be seen by the naked the eye, and will remove federal inspectors from the beginning of lines. But the rule will not increase the speed at which young chickens can whiz by the inspectors.
Monday, August, 04, 2014 - Agweek - News

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US CDC says salmonella outbreak from Foster Farms’ chicken appears over
A salmonella outbreak linked to California-based poultry producer Foster Farms’ contaminated chicken appears to be over, more than 17 months after it began, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday.
Friday, August, 01, 2014 - Reuters - News

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US reforms poultry inspections to boost food safety
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on Thursday reforms to decades-old processes for inspecting poultry facilities in a bid to cut down on the number of foodborne illnesses, but dropped an industry-backed plan to speed up production.
Friday, August, 01, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Minn. farm coalition creates 5-point pledge for state legislators
A new coalition of Minnesota food and farm groups is asking state legislative candidates to pledge their support for agriculture.
Monday, July, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Meat supplier in China food scandal grew with McDonald’s
On Wednesday, McDonald’s stood by its long-time business partner OSI in the face of a deepening food safety scandal at a unit of OSI in China where five people are detained.
Thursday, July, 24, 2014 - Reuters - News

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North Dakota seed spud insurance trial is delayed to Dec.1, Fargo, N.D., is among two national finalistists for a genotype lab location and agriculture groups want to limit rail costs with late cars.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Poultry rule would shift inspection responsibilities
A coalition of consumer groups has asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Office of Management and Budget to release the latest version of a rule to change poultry inspection and open a new comment period.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Fargo 1 of 2 national finalists for genotype lab location
Fargo and Decatur, Ill., are the two finalists in a process to determine the location of a National Agriculture Genotyping Center, selected by the National Corn Growers Association. The NCGA is expected to do site visits in August, pick a site in September and have the facility up and running by early next year, according to the North Dakota Corn Growers Association, which organized the bid for the lab.
Thursday, July, 17, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Foster Farms battles insurers over definition of ‘recall’
Foster Farms and its London insurers are facing off over the definition of “product recall” as the poultry producer seeks payment of $14.2 million in claims arising from a government-mandated shutdown of one of its plants, court documents show.
Wednesday, July, 09, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Foster Farms recalls chicken, 16 months into salmonella outbreak
California-based poultry giant Foster Farms will recall some of the contaminated chicken linked to a massive salmonella outbreak that has stretched on for 16 months and sickened hundreds of consumers, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Foster Farms.
Tuesday, July, 08, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Rise of the megafarms: American farms have swelled and ND is leading the way
You can’t just fix tractors anymore. The machines Wayne Ward collects, the tractors from a bygone era — those could be repaired by hand.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Trade missions work
I have recently returned from a trade mission to China, led by Gerry Ritz, Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food. The Canadian delegation that accompanied Ritz was large.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Barcode system could be used for GMOs
ASPEN, Colo. — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said he has been so impressed by Nestlé’s barcode labeling system that he believes putting information about genetically modified ingredients in the same manner on food labels could resolve the issue of labeling foods that contain GMO ingredients.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND congressional delegation pushes for corn growers bid to host genotyping center at NDSU
WASHINGTON – Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., and the North Dakota congressional delegation are pushing to make the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service facility on the campus of North Dakota State University in Fargo the site for the newly formed National Agricultural Genotyping Center. The North Dakota Corn Growers Association are bidding to host the new facility, and Hoeven and the delegation have gotten behind them, writing a letter of support to the chief of the National Corn Growers Association, one of the center’s prime sponsors.
Tuesday, July, 01, 2014 - Sen. John Hoeven - News

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Sunflower hybrid performance differs by region
DEADWOOD, S.D. — New research shows how regional changes can influence the yield on a particular sunflower hybrid — either for better or worse. The study is especially important because of the shift of sunflowers from the Red River Valley of eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota farther west in North Dakota and into South Dakota.
Monday, June, 30, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Workshops are set on Minn. B10 mandate, FSA extends the prevented planting deadline and the N.D. CHS land dispute is settled.
Monday, June, 23, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Trade deal with EU suffers from prohibited products
A planned trade deal between the European Union and the U.S. needs to sweep away “nonscientific barriers” that prevent U.S. farmers from selling many genetically modified (GM) crops and some chemically treated meats in Europe, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says.
Monday, June, 23, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Deadly pig virus cases projected to surge after summer
U.S. veterinarians are warning that outbreaks of a deadly pig virus will climb this autumn after a summertime hiatus, likely killing another 2.5 million pigs in the next 12 months and amplifying an increase in pork prices.
Thursday, June, 19, 2014 - Reuters - News

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