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Minnesota State Fair may cancel poultry exhibition over bird flu
The avian flu outbreak that has hit 31 Minnesota turkey farms could lead the Minnesota State Fair to sideline the poultry exhibition this year. State Fair officials will decide by early to mid-summer whether to cancel the exhibition amid fears that bringing exhibition birds together in one location could further spread the virus. The State Fair opens Aug. 27, following county fairs that get underway in mid-June.
Thursday, April, 23, 2015 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Bees may get hooked on nicotine-linked pesticides
LONDON - Bees may be getting hooked on nectar laced with widely used nicotine-related chemicals in pesticides they cannot even taste, in the same way humans are addicted to cigarettes, new research has found.
Wednesday, April, 22, 2015 - Reuters - News

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DuPont buying microbiome firm, seeks edge in emerging crop products
DuPont is buying a California-based microbiome discovery company for development of biological crop products, a move that the chemical and crop company hopes will give it an edge in an emerging agricultural market.
Wednesday, April, 22, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Chicken farm of 300,000 near Lake Park, Minn., hit with deadly avian flu
LAKE PARK, Minn. — A test indicates some birds in a Baer Poultry Co. chicken barn have the deadly avian flu virus—a result that could mean the destruction of up to 300,000 chickens.
Wednesday, April, 22, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Putin appoints new agriculture minister to strengthen sector
President Vladimir Putin has appointed the governor of one of Russia’s key wheat-producing regions as agriculture minister, the Kremlin said on Wednesday, charged with strengthening the sector.
Wednesday, April, 22, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Farm Rescue aids North Dakota farmer
Tarin Dewald, who farms near Fredonia, N.D., was working on his auger March 6 when he fell off, plummeting about 15 feet to the ground. He broke his pelvis, a few ribs, his elbow and got a concussion from the impact of the fall.
Wednesday, April, 22, 2015 - - News

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Townships struggle to maintain local control
The number of North Dakotans residing in rural areas has shrunk by more than 13,500 in the past 20 years. This contrasts with the urban population in North Dakota, which has grown by more than 60,000, according to the census.
Wednesday, April, 22, 2015 - - News

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Farm loans keep rising in U.S. grain belt as cash squeeze tightens
CHICAGO - Farmers in the central U.S. grain and livestock states continued to take out new operating loans in the first quarter of 2015 as low grain prices failed to cover high costs for seed, rents and crop chemicals ahead of spring field work, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City said on Wednesday.
Wednesday, April, 22, 2015 - Reuters - News

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EU proposes new GM import approval rules, allowing opt-outs
BRUSSELS - The European Commission proposed on Wednesday a new law allowing individual EU countries to restrict or prohibit imported genetically modified crops even after they have been approved for use in food and feed by the bloc as a whole.
Wednesday, April, 22, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Coke reports revenue growth for first time in nine quarters
Coca-Cola Co. on Wednesday reported a rise in revenue for the first time in nine quarters, helped by a 6 percent increase in North America, its biggest market. The first-quarter revenue gain, along with a better-than-expected profit, pushed up shares of the world's largest beverage maker by 2.5 percent to $41.80 in premarket trading. Meanwhile, the company announced plans to shift greater control of its bottling operations to seven U.S. bottlers.
Wednesday, April, 22, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Putin appoints new agriculture minister to strengthen sector
MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin has appointed the governor of one of Russia's key wheat-producing regions as agriculture minister, the Kremlin said on Wednesday, charged with strengthening the sector.
Wednesday, April, 22, 2015 - Reuters - News

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U.S. could use vaccines being developed to fight bird flu in poultry
CHICAGO - Faced with a deadly bird flu outbreak that has infected millions of chickens and turkeys, the U.S. Agriculture Department could turn to what it has always seen as a last resort: readying and deploying a vaccine to fight the disease.
Wednesday, April, 22, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Plan spring nitrogen management
Most corn producers have planned their spring nitrogen program for 2015, and many have already started to implement their program. Such plans might include fall ammonia application, early spring application of ammonia or another form of nitrogen, or plans to apply all of the nitrogen at or after planting, says a University of Illinois crop scientist.
Tuesday, April, 21, 2015 - University of Illinois, Urbana - News

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Old-crop soybeans could influence new marketing year
With plentiful supplies of soybeans available, the magnitude of 2014 to ’15 marketing-year ending stocks of U.S. soybeans has limited implications for old-crop prices.
Tuesday, April, 21, 2015 - University of Illinois, Urbana - News

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Tester calls for GMO labeling
As attendees at the Organic Trade Association luncheon April 15 ate a salad with bulgur wheat from his organic farm, Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., the only organic farmer in the Senate, said advocates would have to work hard to achieve labeling of genetically modified foods, and that more farmers would transition to organic operations if the land-grant colleges paid more attention to organics.
Tuesday, April, 21, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Nomad Holdings to buy UK frozen foods maker Iglo for $2.8 billion
Nomad Holdings Ltd said it would buy Iglo Foods Holdings Ltd, Europe's biggest frozen foods business and the company behind the Birds Eye brand, for about 2.6 billion euros ($2.8 billion) from a company backed by private equity group Permira.
Tuesday, April, 21, 2015 - Reuters - News

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China's COFCO to enter global grain super-league with listing
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - China's COFCO, the commodity consuming giant's state-run grain trading company, is planning to list within three to five years, a move that would catapult it into the select stable of companies dominating global agricultural trade.
Tuesday, April, 21, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Hormel says turkey sales to be reduced by avian flu outbreak
Hormel Foods Corp. says its Jennie-O Turkey Store segment will sell less turkey and related products because of the developing bird flu outbreak
Tuesday, April, 21, 2015 - - News

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VIDEO: Demands and opportunities in beef
Lowell Catlett, dean of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University, talks about consumer demands and opportunities in the beef business.
Tuesday, April, 21, 2015 - - News

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