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Minn. county expects decline in ag land values
After a steady trend of increasing value for Nobles County, Minn., farmland, sale prices are dropping. Nobles County Assessor Pam Friesen, who assumed her post in March 2014, says she and her staff are in the midst of examining sales during a 12-month period that runs from Oct. 1, 2013, through Sept. 30, 2014.
Thursday, January, 29, 2015 - Forum News Service - 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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NFU releases COOL study, Butterfield Foods files reply to HSUS allegations and a new outbreak of avian flu found in Washington state
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - - News

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Butterfield Foods files reply to HSUS allegations
Officials of a chicken slaughter plant in southwest Minnesota say they have filed an official response to allegations they fail to completely kill chickens before removing their feathers with scalding water.
Thursday, January, 22, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Nigeria H5N1 bird flu now in 7 states, suspected in 140,000 birds
An outbreak of H5N1 bird flu in Nigeria has spread to 21 commercial farms in seven different states, with more than 140,000 birds having been exposed to the virus, the agriculture minister says. Authorities say the deadly virus had arrived in Lagos, in the southwest, and Kano, in the north, last week.
Thursday, January, 22, 2015 - - News

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HSUS alleges cruelty at Minn. chicken plant
FARGO, N.D. — A southwest Minnesota food company denies allegations from an animal rights group that it scalded alive spent laying hens, and says there is no concern the company will interrupt its production.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Slow corn market shifts rail demand
FARGO, N.D. — Demand for grain cars is shifting as corn markets continue to slump, delaying shipments until later in the winter or spring.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Agweek - News

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HSUS alleges cruelty at Minn. chicken plant; company denies claims
A southwest Minnesota food company denies allegations from an animal rights group that it scalded alive spent laying hens, and says there is no concern that the company will interrupt its production.
Wednesday, January, 07, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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No-till group holding annual workshop
Fuel prices are dropping, but the case for reducing soil tillage — and attending an upcoming zero-tillage workshop — remains as strong as ever, a zero-till supporter says.
Monday, December, 29, 2014 - Agweek - 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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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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Price swings good for alternative crops
With prospects for lack-luster returns for corn and soybeans in 2015, some farmers in the region are thinking alternative crops could fit into a new, profitable future.
Monday, December, 08, 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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COOL rehearing request denied
On Oct. 31, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denied a request for a rehearing on a motion for preliminary injunction to block implementation of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s May 2013 final rule on country-of-origin labeling for red meat. The request came from the American Meat Institute and other groups.
Monday, November, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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OSHA begins inspection of Willmar, Minn., Jennie-O plant
An investigator from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration began work Monday at the Jennie-O Turkey Store processing plant in Willmar, Minn., where more than two dozen employees became ill Friday evening.
Tuesday, October, 21, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Farm equipment, power line accidents up in rural Minn.
As farm machinery gets bigger, electric co-ops say they’re seeing more incidents of farm equipment striking poles or snagging overhead lines — collisions that can be dangerous and costly.
Tuesday, October, 21, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Northwood, ND, plant is crushing canola again
NORTHWOOD, N.D. — A crushing plant that reopened here this summer under new management is doing as well as can be expected and could be expanded, its general manager says.
Monday, October, 13, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Put weight on cows during low activity
The cow is the source of production, so keeping her in shape is critical. As cows go out of production during late lactation and weaning, fall provides an excellent time to put weight on cows. In addition, the cow does not need to channel calories into staying warm, so do it now.
Monday, October, 13, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Mustard seedings up
Mustard did not have a great growing year. Seedings were up by 100,000 acres from last year, but production is unlikely to be up that much.
Monday, October, 06, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Wrapping up the wheat harvest
Grain dust hung heavy in the air across much of the Upper Midwest during the week of Sept. 22, as dry and unusually warm weather allowed farmers to make rapid harvest progress.
Monday, October, 06, 2014 - Agweek - News

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