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USDA: Pesticide residues on food don’t pose safety risk
New information from the U.S. Department of Agriculture confirms that overall pesticide chemical residues found on tested food don’t pose a safety concern. Data from the 2013 Pesticide Data Program was posted online Dec. 19 by the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service.
Friday, December, 19, 2014 - - News

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South Korea increases efforts to contain foot-and-mouth outbreak
South Korea is intensifying efforts to contain an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease by inoculating all hogs in affected areas, the agriculture ministry says. South Korea earlier this month confirmed a fresh case of foot-and-mouth disease at a hog farm, five months after an outbreak elsewhere added to fears about food safety.
Thursday, December, 18, 2014 - - News

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Reports: China approves Syngenta’s Viptera corn
Chinese authorities have informed some agriculture industry officials the government has approved U.S. imports of a type of genetically modified corn developed by Syngenta AG, according to reports from Agri-Pulse and Bloomberg.
Wednesday, December, 17, 2014 - - News

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House subcommittee discusses labeling options
WASHINGTON — Compared with the passions that genetic engineering of seeds and genetically modified foods generate in most public discussions, the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee held a remarkably calm and quiet hearing on Dec. 10 on the Food and Drug Administration’s regulation and possible labeling of genetically modified food ingredients.
Monday, December, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Traders worry Russia could use other tools to curb exports
MOSCOW — Exporters of Russian wheat have cut prices to try to speed up sales abroad before the government possibly introduces curbs to replenish its own stocks and prevent rises in the cost of bread, traders and analysts say.
Monday, December, 15, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Russian wheat exporters cut prices as state looks to curb outflow
Exporters of Russian wheat have cut prices to try to speed up sales abroad before the government possibly introduces curbs to replenish its own stocks and prevent rises in the cost of bread, traders and analysts say.
Friday, December, 12, 2014 - Reuters - News

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India, US sign border agreement
American farmers could find it easier to deliver food, particularly perishables, to foreign customers under an agreement between India and the U.S. that was ratified by the World Trade Organization General Council, according to U.S. trade officials.
Monday, December, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Deadly pig virus jumps to Hawaii, animal feed tested
Hawaii has identified its first outbreak of a deadly pig virus that emerged in the continental U.S. last year, confounding officials who are uncertain how the disease arrived over thousands of miles of ocean.
Tuesday, December, 02, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Bird flu strain on farm in England is H5N8
LONDON — Bird flu on a duck farm in northern England is the highly contagious H5N8 strain, the same form of the virus already discovered in Germany and the Netherlands, Britain’s farm ministry confirmed on Nov. 18.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Groups sue FDA over feed additive
A group of environmental and public health groups sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Nov. 6, seeking to set aside the agency’s approvals for feed additives containing ractopamine that are used to boost the weight of cattle and pigs.
Monday, November, 17, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Simplot's Innate GMO potato approved
Twenty years after scientists at North Dakota State University were among the first to conduct genetically modified potato research trials in the U.S., J.R. Simplot Co. has received U.S. Department of Agriculture approval for deregulation of a GMO potato. USDA approved Innate, a potato developed from other potato genes so it produces fewer acrylamides when fried. Anti-GMO groups are pressing for USDA to reverse its Nov. 7 decision. Clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected within weeks, according to Simplot.
Thursday, November, 13, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Critics of Dow herbicide sue EPA over approval
A coalition of U.S. farmer and environmental groups filed a lawsuit on Oct. 22 seeking to overturn regulatory approval granted last week for an herbicide developed by Dow AgroSciences.
Thursday, October, 23, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Monsanto, soy exporter royalties dispute rages on in Brazil
The majority of soy exporting firms in Brazil have still not agreed to collect royalties for seed giant Monsanto Co., threatening sales of up to a quarter of the country’s soy crop, industry association Abiove said on Oct. 23.
Thursday, October, 23, 2014 - - News

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New projects indicate growth in SD dairy
FARGO, N.D. — Officials say construction of a $35 million milking dairy southeast of Sioux Falls, S.D., and the grand opening of a $140 million cheese plant in Brookings, S.D., are two big indicators of investment in the region’s dairy industry.
Monday, October, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND, Minn. potato production falls in 2013, FDA revises animal feed safety rule, Deere to explore options for crop insurance and $1 million loan to help build ethanol plant.
Monday, September, 29, 2014 - - News

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Food safety, social media on agenda for new Minn. Cattlemen's Association director
The new executive director of the Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association says her group hopes to make greater use of social media and to increase participation in the Beef Quality Assurance program.
Monday, September, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Texas meat packer recalls beef products for possible E.coli
A Texas meat processing plant has recalled 23,100 pounds of beef trimmings products for possible contamination with the E.coli bacteria, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced late Thursday.
Friday, September, 26, 2014 - - News

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FDA revises animal feed safety rule
The Food and Drug Administration has revised a rule to allow farmers better access to spent grains from breweries and distilleries.
Wednesday, September, 24, 2014 - - News

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ND Corn Growers, delegation pushed NDSU, ARS advantages in successful bid for genotyping center
Fargo, N.D., has been selected by the National Corn Growers Association to receive a National Agricultural Genotyping Center. Operations are expected to start in October.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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WTO rules against US in meat label fight, natural gas pipeline will serve CHS and ND bee colonies hit all-time high.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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