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Pasture-raised pork a boost to local food scene
Wrenshall, Minn., hog farmer Matt Weik can talk passionately about the marbling of his pork, its dark red color and its ability to melt in your mouth given certain treatments. And then later, he’s sitting in a cozy hay-filled pen with a sow and her piglets, stroking the mother and delicately checking on the babies. It sort of proves the theory: you can have your bacon, but you should scratch it, too.
Wednesday, January, 28, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Vilsack orders update of agency’s animal welfare research strategy
U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has directed agency staff to create and deliver an updated Animal Welfare Strategy plan within 60 days, according to an internal email reviewed by Reuters.
Tuesday, January, 27, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Far northwest Wis. residents wrestle with proposed hog facility
An application was filed with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in December that would make it the first so-called Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation in a county widely known for its apple orchards and family farms. The operation could have as many as 20,000 to 25,000 pigs on site at any given time.
Tuesday, January, 27, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Farm-to-table regaining popularity
We didn’t know it back then, but everyone on the big southern Illinois dairy farm of my youth was a foodie.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - - 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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AgCountry declares $12 million patronage dividend, Minn. Farmers Union asks for appeal of wolf ruling, John Deere announces new private crop insurance policy, Calif. firm recalls beef, pork products for possible metal contamination, and more.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - - News

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FAO world food price index falls in December
ROME — Global food prices fell in December, the U.N. food agency says, with dairy and meat prices weaker and vegetable oil and sugar prices hit by lower demand for biofuels, while cereals remained steady.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - - News

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Lower grain prices spur demand
Replenished grain supplies following a bumper North American harvest bolstered global commodities trader Cargill Inc.’s bottom line in its latest quarter as lower prices lifted demand for crops and padded margins on meat sales.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Calif. firm recalls beef, pork products for possible metal contamination
A California meat company is recalling 48,139 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat beef and pork products that may be contaminated with extraneous metal materials, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.
Friday, January, 09, 2015 - - News

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FAO world food price index falls in December
Global food prices fell in December, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday, with dairy and meat prices weaker and vegetable oil and sugar prices hit by lower demand for biofuels, while cereals remained steady,
Thursday, January, 08, 2015 - - News

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South Korea finds cattle infected with foot-and-mouth
South Korea said on Tuesday that foot-and-mouth had spread to a cattle farm in the country for the first time in more than three years, a blow to authorities battling to contain an outbreak of the disease.
Tuesday, January, 06, 2015 - - News

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Researchers identify new strain of deadly pig virus in US
U.S. researchers have identified a new strain of a hog disease that has wiped out millions of baby pigs, a sign the virus will keep mutating as producers work to contain it.
Tuesday, January, 06, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Modest post-New Year bounce
Chicago — The recent slump in U.S. hog prices is expected to ease around the start of the new year, when packers resume normal operations after closures during year-end holiday observances.
Monday, January, 05, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Quality builds future for beef
People in the cattle business, especially those with cow-calf herds, are enjoying per-head income levels unimagined even a few years ago.
Monday, January, 05, 2015 - - News

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Weather, prices, farm bill, rail delays are top stories in regional ag
No two years are the same in Upper Midwest agriculture, but 2014 brought some familiar issues and concerns. Erratic weather, improving technology, plunging grain prices, frustration with the railroads and political events in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere — all old acquaintances of area farmers and ranchers — popped up again.
Monday, December, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Feeder cattle futures rebound after worrisome plunge
Though it raised major concern at the time, a recent downturn in U.S. cattle prices appears to have been short-lived.
Monday, December, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Byproduct exports impact cattle prices
The importance of U.S. beef exports to the U.S. cattle markets has been well-documented.
Monday, December, 29, 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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Pricey beef, mild weather drag on near-term US cattle prices
U.S. slaughter cattle prices this week may repeat last week’s slump as grocers balk at high-priced beef from packers who are operating their plants at a loss, traders and analysts said. Furthermore, less-threatening weather could temporarily keep cattle weights near record highs, providing more beef to the retail sector, they said.
Tuesday, December, 09, 2014 - Reuters - News

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US to appeal WTO ruling against COOL
The U.S. government has decided to appeal the World Trade Organization ruling against the U.S. program of country-of-origin labeling for red meat. A WTO panel found that the U.S. program discriminated against Canadian and Mexican beef and pork, but affirmed the U.S. government’s right to label meat by country of origin. The Canadian and Mexican governments brought the case against the United States.
Friday, November, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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