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EPA responds to claims of ‘secret maps’
On Aug. 27, the office of Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., sent out a press release with what it called a “secret map” of North Dakota and its waterways. Cramer says EPA assembled a map of each state in secret to “expand its regulation of water features.” Cramer has been opposed to the Waters of the U.S. rule, calling it a “massive power grab,” and says the maps are “alarming.” The North Dakota map was not the only released and those against the Waters of the U.S. Rule, including Cramer, have called for more transparency.
Thursday, August, 28, 2014 - - News

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Library lost: remembering the stories
A Scandinavian friend of mine once told me an African proverb. It said, “When an old man dies, a library has burned to the ground.” I thought of that when I was asked to eulogize my mother’s “Norwegian rancher bachelor” cousin, Orlin.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Harvest and crop insurance guarantees
As I reflect on my past market tracking, we’ve lost 50 cents per bushel on new-crop corn and another 70 cents per bushel on soybean harvest delivery prices in the past month. The price decline is being fueled by the large portion of excellent crop ratings across the nation as a whole.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - Agweek - News

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With poor rail flow, SD farmers and elevators pile, bag grain
Scott Dowling is one of many farmers piling wheat on the ground and stuffing it into bags.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND animal cruelty convict ordered to wear ankle bracelet
A judge here increased bond to $3,000 cash and ordered electronic monitoring Thursday for a Fargo, N.D., man who was convicted of animal cruelty and now stands accused of violating his probation by possessing horses and a mule.
Friday, August, 22, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Parasites eat away profits
Internal parasites in cattle — often called worms — eat away at the performance and marbling potential in fed cattle, even when they’re dewormed properly at arrival. That’s according to research at Iowa State University, which also suggests deworming stockers or preconditioned calves as a best management approach.
Monday, August, 18, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Biofuel crop laws needed
If the hottest new plant grown as a biofuel crop is approved based solely on its greenhouse gas emission profile, its potential as the next invasive species might not be discovered until it’s too late.
Monday, August, 18, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Rooftop bees at University of Minnesota are thriving
Bee colonies are dying off in alarming numbers in rural Minnesota and across the country, sparking worries about global food production and environmental health.
Thursday, August, 14, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Experts say watch for FSA mailings, get landlords in loop
REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. — Farmers should make sure to open and act upon farm program crop base mailings from Farm Service Agency this month, but they should wait as long as possible to choose between the Price Loss Coverage or Agriculture Risk Coverage options in the program.
Monday, August, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Vilsack proud of farm bill implementation
WASHINGTON — As the six-month anniversary of the farm bill approached, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told reporters on Aug. 6 that he is proud of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s record on implementation, but noted that farmers will not be able to update their actual production history records until the 2016 crop year.
Monday, August, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Minn. farm show set for Aug. 5 to 7
Farmers have many interests, so Minnesota Farmfest’s lineup includes everything from farm safety and precision agriculture to political forums and a celebration of young farmers.
Monday, August, 04, 2014 - Agweek - News

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The cost of storing grain
In the fall of 2013, a corn producer could have received approximately $3.85 cash price for harvest delivery. Many farmers were not excited to sell at this price, so a lot of grain went into the bin, unpriced.
Monday, August, 04, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Court upholds USDA COOL authority, implementation
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on July 29 upheld the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s authority to issue rules implementing the country-of-origin labeling law for meat and poultry products. The court also denied a request for a preliminary injunction to block implementation of USDA’s May 2013 final rule for the labeling law.
Wednesday, July, 30, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Don’t let Big Oil bully biofuels
WASHINGTON — It’s vacation season across America. That means family road trips are under way, and the traveling public is paying even closer attention when they pull up to the pump. America’s road warriors have long cherished affordable gas prices. Today’s drivers also value clean-burning fuel choices that help the environment and boost America’s energy independence.
Monday, July, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Minn. man has passion for pollinators
WORTHINGTON, Minn. — There has been a lot of buzz about bees in recent years with the sharp decline in the honeybee population, Colony Collapse Disorder and fears there might one day not be enough honeybees to pollinate the trees and plants that bear our fruits and vegetables.
Monday, July, 28, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Weather pressures
Wheat traded with losses for three out of four sessions last week. For the week ending July 24, September Minneapolis dropped 10.5 cents, September Chicago was off 3.5 cents and September Kansas City slipped 13.25 cents.
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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Minor technical correction
Wheat closed the week ending July 17 with gains. For the week ending July 17, September Minneapolis gained 9 cents, September Chicago gained 24.75 cents and September Kansas City gained 12.75 cents.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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BNSF deal sets Verona, ND, plan
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway and the Red River Valley & Western railroads have come to an agreement on shuttle train rates for Verona, N.D., to all export ports.
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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