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USDA seeks comment on prevented-planting policies
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking comment by March 30 on recommendations that eventually could lead to changes in its prevented-planting insurance coverage levels. If approved, the changes would cut corn prevented-planting payment levels and increase rates for potatoes and green peas, among other things.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Not much good news in 2015
Hope for improvements in March, April
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Small farmers hold the key to seed diversity
ROME — Up to 75 percent of the seeds needed to produce the world’s diverse food crops are held by small farmers, researchers said following a review of international census data. Growers with farms of less than seven acres preserve diversity through “networks of seed and knowledge exchanges,” Karl Zimmerer, a Penn State University geography professor who led the research, told a conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science on Feb. 13.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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Economist: Winter wheat worries could boost prices
Frayne Olson said his crystal ball is no better than anyone else’s. But the North Dakota State University Extension Service crop economist thinks sluggish wheat prices could rebound this spring.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Aggies face societal challenges, speaker says
Farmers and ranchers are blazing new trails for agriculture through the jungle of regulations, animal welfare, food safety and more, Jolene Brown said.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Climatologist says lack of snow could bring dry spring in North Dakota
North Dakota is the “land of climatic extreme,” which complicates his job, the state climatologist says. But the state, dry already, could become even drier this spring, Adnan Akyuz said. The lack of snow “will make a big impact (on potential moisture) this spring,” he said. Unless spring brings new precipitation, “drought conditions will be intensified.”
Thursday, February, 19, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Potato industry wins on WIC, but more on to-do list
American potato growers have fought and won what one industry leader calls “a long, lonely battle” to restore the vegetable to the approved list for the government’s Women, Infants and Children program.
Wednesday, February, 18, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Small farmers hold the key to seed diversity
Up to 75 percent of the seeds needed to produce the world’s diverse food crops are held by small farmers, researchers said following a review of international census data.
Tuesday, February, 17, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Annual Expo set for Feb. 18 and 19 in Grand Forks, ND
Crop prices have plunged, but interest in the International Crop Expo remains as strong as ever, one of the farm show’s managers says.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Highlights and details about this year’s ICE
The Expo will be held Feb. 18 to 19 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, N.D.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - - News

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South Dakota’s thriving dairy industry sets example for neighboring states
PARKER, S.D. — South Dakota’s steady growth in livestock development in the past decade has come with some changes in corporate structures, but also sheer capitalistic desire and intense political support.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Farmers Union licensed restaurant opens new East Coast location
Another restaurant affiliated with the North Dakota Farmers Union has opened on the East Coast. Founding Farmers opened a location in Tysons Corner, Va., last week. It’s the fourth restaurant in a group that uses ingredients mainly from U.S. family farms, including from North Dakota.
Wednesday, February, 11, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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DNR temporarily halts massive conversion of Minnesota pine forest into farmland
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on Thursday announced it had temporarily ordered a halt to a massive conversion of thousands of acres of Minnesota pine forest into farmland out of concern for the state’s water supply and forest ecosystem.
Friday, February, 06, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Potato growers sue BNSF, Calif. turkey farm quarantined after bird flu detected, US lawmakers propose bill to create single food safety agency and France: EU orders repayment of 1 billion euros in farm subsidies.
Monday, February, 02, 2015 - - News

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Potato growers sue BNSF
A potato growing cooperative based in Grand Forks, N.D., has sued BNSF Railway over damaged potatoes.
Tuesday, January, 27, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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UN: Food diversity under siege from global warming
Climate change threatens the genetic diversity of the world’s food supply, and saving crops and animals at risk will be crucial for preserving yields and adapting to wild weather patterns, a U.N. policy paper says.
Wednesday, January, 21, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Looking back, looking ahead
It’s an exciting time for agriculture, for Agweek and for me.
Monday, January, 19, 2015 - Agweek - News

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More than half of US dairy farms enroll in MPP, ND farmer arrested with help of drone to get new trial, Bill would remove federal protection of wolves, CFTC rule prevents shortened margin call deadline and Robinson wins national potato honor.
Monday, January, 19, 2015 - - News

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Andy Robinson wins national potato honor
Andy Robinson, extension potato agronomist for North Dakota State University and the University of Minnesota, has been named Spudman 2015 Emerging Leader. He received the award, sponsored by Bayer CropScience, at the National Potato Council’s recent annual meeting in Orlando, Fla.
Wednesday, January, 14, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Bipartisan group dedicated to normalizing relations
WASHINGTON — Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., have emerged as leaders of a bipartisan coalition to support President Barack Obama’s policy of normalizing relations with Cuba, which would allow more U.S. agricultural exports to be sold to the island nation.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Agweek - News

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