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Easing of Cuba restrictions creates opportunity for ag
The Dec. 17 agreement between the U.S. and Cuba to normalize diplomatic relations between the two countries could lead to improved trade possibilities and important opportunities for U.S. Agriculture, Upper Great Plains officials said.
Wednesday, December, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Senate passes bill to allow ranchers, farmers to expense equipment purchased in 2014
A bill that would allow farmers, ranchers and other small businesses to expense equipment to run their operations is on its way to President Barack Obama’s desk. The Senate passed the one-year Tax Increase Prevention Act 76-16 Tuesday night. The measure extends Section 179, meaning small businesses, including ranchers and farmers, may expense purchases made in 2014.
Wednesday, December, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Transportation discussion provides few answers
What will the region’s agricultural railroad service look like in 2040? Will farmers in the Upper Great Plains continue to see trains two and three weeks late in the next 18 months?
Monday, December, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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A fire destroys a North Dakota grain elevator, experts say there are only 60 years of farming left if soil degradation conties and an appropriations bill would prevent a second beef checkoff and require a report on COOL.
Monday, December, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ag shipping discussion provides few answers
What will the region’s agricultural railroad service look like in 2040? Will farmers in the Upper Great Plains continue to see trains two and three weeks late in the next 18 months? These were questions asked but not answered Dec. 8 at the first day of a conference titled Post-Harvest Handling and Transportation for Agriculture Products: Issues and Alternatives. The event is sponsored by North Dakota State University and North Dakota’s two U.S. senators. It concludes Dec. 9.
Monday, December, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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South Dakota changes farm loan mediation, bird flu kills thousands of birds in Canada and Canada extends and lightens rail requirements.
Monday, December, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Minnesota farmer brings new approach to water management
On Dec. 3, I had the privilege to share with the Agriculture Committee of the U.S. Senate both my experience as a Minnesota farmer working on water management and my thoughts about how we in agriculture can contribute to improved water quality.
Monday, December, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND Legislature names ag committee members
The North Dakota Legislature has chosen members for its agriculture committees. Both committees keep the same leaders.
Thursday, December, 04, 2014 - - News

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NDSU official: RFS delay 'bad news'
An Environmental Protection Agency decision to delay setting Renewable Fuels Standard targets until February 2015 is bad news for the industry because it creates uncertainty for the ethanol and biodiesel markets.
Monday, December, 01, 2014 - Agweek - 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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GM paying carbon credits to farmers
General Motors, maker of Chevrolet, will purchase carbon credits from landowners who have agreed to leave their land in agriculture permanently, meaning 11,000 acres of Prairie Pothole grasslands in western North Dakota will stay in agriculture.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Expect slow ag machinery sales
The farm equipment and implement business is bracing for a correction in corn- and soybean-dependent areas of the region. Dealers expect to be buoyed by livestock-related diversification, turf and construction areas in 2015.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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A proposed N.D. meat plant plans to launch an investor campaign, AGCO in Jackson reduces its workforce and a fire destroys Mitchell, S.D., CHS Farmers Alliance.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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US transportation boss visits SD towns
OACOMA, S.D. — After approving the grant funds earlier this year, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx saw firsthand the impact improved rail service west of the Missouri River will make for farmers and residents in central South Dakota.
Monday, November, 17, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Roberts says Peterson's concerns about the farm bill changes are unwarranted, USDA expands access to credit for beginning and family farmers and Whole-Farm Revenue Protection crop insurance is now available.
Monday, November, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Fuel standard good for US economy
Imagine a future where America controls its own energy destiny — a future in which we stop spending $1 billion per day on foreign oil and start investing those funds to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure and help pay down the debt, all while creating well-paying American jobs and growing our economy at home.
Monday, November, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Measure 5 fails, Peterson retains post
FARGO, N.D. — The mid-term 2014 election generally strengthened agriculture’s voice in the region’s political scene, with some congressional ag legislators holding their seats and farm group triumphs in defeating initiated measures.
Monday, November, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Too many Measure 5 myths
Measure 5 has North Dakotans embroiled in a great debate over the conservation of our natural resources.
Monday, November, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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White House expects Congress to consider easing regulations
NEW YORK CITY — The Obama administration expects Congress to consider pulling back on some of the healthier meals regulations in the school lunch and breakfast programs if it passes an omnibus appropriations bill in the lame duck session, according to Sam Kass, the White House nutrition adviser and executive director of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move program.
Monday, November, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Use common sense on Measure 5
Common sense says our environment is important, and we want to be careful and good stewards of it.
Monday, November, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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