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What’s the beef with meat?
A recent report is advising Americans to eat less meat, for both nutritional and environmental reasons. The U.S. Department of Agriculture released its 2015 Dietary Advisory Guidelines, a report released every five years and is generally used as an eating guide to promote healthy lifestyles. This year, however, the report is also encouraging plant-based diets, due to their lighter environmental impact.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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ND House Ag Committee gets anti-corporate bill this week
This week, the North Dakota House Agriculture Committee will take the bull by the horns in the contentious proposed changes to the state’s anti-corporate farming law.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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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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Soil health workshop draws almost 200
A Grand Forks, N.D., soil health workshop sponsored by local, county, state and federal organizations, drew upwards of 200 agriculturalists, most from northeast North Dakota and northwest Minnesota. This year’s attendance was nearly double that of a year ago.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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ND musicians gather to celebrate what they do
WATFORD CITY, N.D. -- Chuck Suchy stood on the stage of the historic Belle Mehus Theater in our state’s capital city, behind his guitar, behind a single microphone and in front of a room full of area musicians and entertainers who had come together for the first attempt at celebrating the state’s music industry.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Pulse crop supporters displeased with dietary proposal
The American Pulse Association and U.S. Dry Pea and Lentil Council say proposed federal dietary guidelines don’t fully reflect the nutritional benefits of pulse crops and could prompt Americans to eat less of them.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Farm bill deadlines coming up
The U.S. Department of Agriculture extended until March 31 the Feb. 27 deadline to update yields and reallocate base acres. The final day to apply for farm bill safety-net coverage also is March 31, USDA says.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Latest news
Gas-fueled pressure washers caused a hog barn fire, ADM cuts its diesel output, and USDA establishes a Women in agriculture network.
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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ABCs of GMOs: On food shelves since 1994
GMOs — or genetically modified organisms — first hit U.S. grocery shelves in 1994. They have been hotly debated in the two decades since, being denounced as unstable, unhealthy "frankenfoods" by some while being touted as a solution to feeding a growing global population by others. “Farmers are obviously not out to harm their buyers,” says Scott Sinner, who grows both GMO and non-GMO crops. “Why would they be? It doesn’t make any sense.”
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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ND farm law tweak no big deal
There is more support this year to make changes in North Dakota’s anti-corporate farming law. The proposed changes are reasonable but won’t guarantee a rejuvenation of dairy and hog farms, as intended.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Coming Home: Winters on the prairies took immense strength
My Great-Grandmother Gudrun was Strong Man Johnson. At least that’s what she’d tell her grandkids when she was outside the window of the house, declaring to lift it off its foundation, sending my dad and his brother and sister screaming inside as they swore they felt the living room floor sway and tilt underneath them.
Friday, February, 27, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Canadian farmers store fertilizer to fight dealers’ pricing power
Canadian farmers are plowing profits from bumper crops into fertilizer storage facilities to mitigate the pricing power held by major retailers and producers. Having their own
Friday, February, 27, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Ag groups rally as cuts eyed to food stamp and insurance programs
Roger Johnson, president of the National Farmers Union and a former North Dakota commissioner of agriculture, said some in Congress are aiming at cuts to the two biggest programs within the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Any cuts would be made in appropriations bills which will be considered over the next months.
Friday, February, 27, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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US Corn Belt farmland values down 3 percent in 2014
The average price of quality U.S. farmland fell 3 percent in 2014, marking the first annual decline in almost 30 years, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago said in its quarterly survey of district bankers on Thursday.
Friday, February, 27, 2015 - Reuters - News

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South Dakota tops nation in bison sales
South Dakota is the leading producer of bison in the United States — and that’s nothing new.
Friday, February, 27, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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ADM cuts biodiesel output as industry hit by weak margins
Archer Daniels Midland, one of the world’s top biofuels producers, has slowed North American biodiesel output, the latest sign the industry is battling uncertainty over U.S. renewable fuel policy while the oil rout curbs demand.
Thursday, February, 26, 2015 - - News

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Obama vetoes Keystone XL bill, but supporters say they’ll still work to get legislation passed
President Barack Obama didn’t waste time vetoing a bill that would have allowed Congress to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. The White House announced Tuesday that Obama blocked the legislation the same day it was placed on his desk. It’s only the third time the president has vetoed a bill in his six years in office.
Wednesday, February, 25, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Friday is key farm bill sign-up deadline
A key signup deadline for the federal farm bill is looming, and area Farm Service Agency officials urge landowners who haven’t signed up to act quickly. “Let us know if you haven’t done it yet. We want to work with you,” says Diane Beidler, executive director of Turner County (S.D.) FSA.
Tuesday, February, 24, 2015 - Agweek - News

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ND and regional EPA office disagree with pesticide inspection report
Both North Dakota’s Agriculture Commissioner and regional Environmental Protection Agency officials dispute a report from the EPA’s Office of Inspector General that says adequate pesticide inspections haven’t been conducted in the state for years.
Tuesday, February, 24, 2015 - Agweek - News

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