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Russia to boost trade with Egypt after Western food ban
Russia will increase exports of wheat to Egypt and imports of other agriculture products from it, Russian officials say, as the two countries discussed the potential for free trade.
Wednesday, August, 13, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Kellogg to set targets for suppliers to cut carbon emissions
Global food giant Kellogg’s will set targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions from its worldwide supply chain, it announced Aug. 13, responding to consumer pressure to be accountable for its contribution to climate change.
Wednesday, August, 13, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Potato giant finds fewer pesticides please consumers
Helicopters once buzzed across R.D Offutt’s massive potato farms here, spraying fungicide about every five days. It’s how the potato industry did business, but not anymore.
Tuesday, August, 12, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Longer shifts top concern for Simplot workers
An official with the union representing striking J.R. Simplot Co. workers in Grand Forks, N.D., says proposed contract changes would affect employees’ family lives.
Wednesday, August, 06, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Simplot employees vote to strike
After a day-long union meeting, employees of J.R. Simplot went on strike, picketing outside the potato processing plant in Grand Forks about 6 p.m. Monday.
Tuesday, August, 05, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Farmers will need storage
The region’s crops are largely on-track, with wheat harvest starting in South Dakota and moderate rainfall totals through much of the region.
Monday, August, 04, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Letter outlines obesity issues, applauds rules
WASHINGTON — Twenty-seven former panelists for the Institute of Medicine told Congress not to change healthier foods rules for children on July 15, the same day the U.S. Department of Agriculture official in charge of nutrition reminded school food service directors who have asked Congress for changes that they have responsibilities to serve food that will result in healthy children and adults.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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NASS reports good conditions
While federal officials have yet to report prevented-planting acres in the region, crops that have been planted are doing pretty well, according to the latest National Agricultural Statistics Service weekly report, for the week ending July 14.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - 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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Nation shoulders 22 commodity check-off programs
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, there now are federal commodity checkoffs for beef, blueberries, Christmas trees, cotton, dairy products, eggs, fluid milk, Hass avocados, “Honey Packers and Importers,” lamb, mango, mushrooms, paper and paper-based packaging, peanuts, popcorn, pork, potatoes, processed raspberries, softwood lumber, sorghum, soybeans and watermelons.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Manitoba potato plantings decline
For the second year in a row, Manitoba had the biggest decline in potato planting in all of Canada, Statistics Canada says.
Thursday, July, 17, 2014 - - News

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ND seed spud insurance trial delayed to Dec. 1
The federal trial for farming brothers Aaron Scott Johnson and Derek Martin Johnson of Northwood, N.D., has been delayed to Dec. 1. The Johnsons are accused of adding chemicals to potato seed production to fraudulently receive crop insurance compensation.
Monday, July, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Planted fields fare well with ample rainfall
FARGO, N.D. — Crops in the region are staying on target for progress, with condition reports looking healthy as a result of rains with relatively cool temperatures and moist soils.
Monday, July, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Business ‘visionary’ Bert Johnson dies
Bert Johnson was a prominent farmer, businessman and landowner in the northern Red River Valley and someone who never turned down the opportunity to make a deal.
Tuesday, July, 08, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Prevented-plant numbers not yet accumulated
Crops in the region have benefitted from moisture, but some areas are suffering from too much, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service weekly report on June 30. The Farm Service Agency won’t accumulate prevented-plant figures until late July.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Mid-June storms hurt region’s farmers
Heavy rains across parts of the Upper Midwest June 14 to 16 ended the planting season for many farmers and threaten the fields of some others.
Monday, June, 23, 2014 - Agweek - News

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MSU designs ag disease technology
A disease-fighting bacterium discovered at Montana State University is now heading for regulatory review in the U.S. and Canada, according to Certis USA, a top manufacturer of biological pesticides. The approval is the final hurdle in bringing the technology to market.
Monday, June, 16, 2014 - MSU News Service - News

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Study: ND fertilizer plants have advantages, ag groups renew support for biotech wheat, USDA orders farmers to report PED cases, conference will focus on food crops and diseases, new online tools available for farmers, and agency predicts El Nino this summer.
Monday, June, 09, 2014 - - News

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Sugar growers work toward sustainability
Casey Hoverson is proud of his family’s production of sugar beets, potatoes and rotational crops, and he’s happy to tell the world about it.
Monday, June, 09, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND corn nears 5-year average
Agweek country’s planting progress is catching up with normal figures, but was interrupted by rain, according to the latest weekly report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service, released June 2.
Monday, June, 09, 2014 - Agweek - News

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