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Harvard buys up water rights in drought-hit wine country
Harvard University has quietly become one of the biggest grape growers in California’s drought-stricken Paso Robles wine region, securing water well drilling permits to feed its vineyards days before lawmakers banned new pumping, according to records reviewed by Reuters.
Friday, January, 23, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Brazilian meats processor looks to expand in Asia
Brazil’s BRF SA, the world’s biggest chicken exporter, aims to expand further into Asia by building on a recent Indonesian joint venture with more partnerships and acquisitions, a top executive says.
Friday, January, 23, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Minn. ignores 2007 meatpacker rights law
A Minnesota state department has not followed a law to notify meatpacking plants and workers about protections the state provides. Pointing to a bookshelf full of Minnesota laws, Legislative Auditor Jim Nobles says, “one of them sort of got lost.”
Thursday, January, 22, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek
Editor Lisa Gibson talks about what we're working on for the Jan. 26 issue of Agweek, including a cover story on federal wolf protection and how it affects ranchers, coverage of the Precision Ag Summit and much more.
Wednesday, January, 21, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Precision Ag Summit proves interest in technology is still high
North Dakota’s 4th Annual Precision Agriculture Summit drew a slightly smaller crowd to Jamestown than last year, but the audience still showed strong and more intense interest in a fast-changing topic.
Tuesday, January, 20, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Small Minn. butchers rare
In days gone by, the independent butcher shop was a common fixture in Minnesota towns. No longer. “Boy, it’s just a dying industry,” says Whitman Briard, who operates a butcher shop in New York Mills. “There used to be a meat locker in just about every town. Now there’s one in every other or every third town.”
Tuesday, January, 20, 2015 - Minnesota Public Radio News - 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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China’s dairy farmers dump milk
Small dairy farmers in China are dumping milk and selling cows as demand from processors slows in a sharp turnaround from last year, when a scramble for supplies prompted a huge surge in milk powder imports.
Monday, January, 19, 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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Slow-darkening pinto varieties available in 2017
BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota State University researchers are making progress on a naturally occurring slow-darkening gene in pinto beans, according to an edible bean organization leader.
Monday, January, 19, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Extension sessions update ag professionals
CROOKSTON, Minn. — Nitrogen fertilizer is too expensive to waste and too useful to skimp on — and determining the proper amount to apply to crops can be difficult, said Fabian Fernandez, nutrient management and water quality specialist in the University of Minnesota’s department of soil, water and climate.
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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Changes in ND laws can attract more operations
FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota is once again on the cusp of considering changes in the anti-corporate farming law that was originally passed in 1932. Lawmakers are pondering whether loosening the law for some livestock purposes can even the playing field with neighboring states and provinces.
Monday, January, 19, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Farm families should discuss goals
MITCHELL, S.D — The comparison has been made that planning a business is like planning a trip; you must know where you are going, how you are going to get there and by what mode of transportation.
Monday, January, 19, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Cold Wyo., wet Idaho cut ’14 dry bean output
FARGO, N.D. — Even as American demand for dry beans is high, the production could be regulated by an increasingly apparent shortage of seed — both because of freeze damage in key seed production areas of Wyoming and because of untimely wet conditions and heat in Idaho.
Friday, January, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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ND lawmakers aim to provide fertilizer plant incentives
A bill introduced in the North Dakota Legislature would provide incentives to construct new fertilizer or chemical processing plants in the state. The proposal, Senate Bill 2035, would exempt sales and use taxes for materials used to construct or expand a fertilizer or chemical processing facility. That would be a boost to Northern Plains Nitrogen, a planned nitrogen fertilizer plant near Grand Forks.
Wednesday, January, 14, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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ND farmer arrested with help of drone to get new trial
Lakota, N.D., farmer Rodney Brossart, whose arrest with the help of drone aircraft earned national attention, will likely face another jury after the North Dakota Supreme Court announced Monday it had tossed out a felony terrorizing conviction.
Tuesday, January, 13, 2015 - - News

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Minn. ag land property taxes rising
I received my proposed 2015 property tax letter several weeks ago. The statement says I can expect tax on agricultural land to go up a modest 5.8 percent. This is on top of increases for eight previous years that has averaged 15.9 percent per year.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - - News

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The rhythm of chore season
TOWNER, N.D. — A friend of ours was visiting for a couple of days recently, so I extended the courtesy that I usually extend to our honored guests — the chance to help with chores. You know, get out in the cold and the wind, cut some twine off the hay bales, carry a few feed buckets.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Plunging grain prices prompt growing interest in raising both crops and livestock
FOSSTON, Minn. — Like most area farmers who raise crops, the Landsverk family is hurt by falling grain prices. Unlike many of their fellow farmers, however, the Landsverks have a safety net. They run an organic dairy operation, and their milk income cushions declining grain sales.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Agweek - News

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