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Enrollment begins Sept. 2 for Dairy Margin Protection Program
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will open enrollment for the dairy Margin Protection Program on Sept. 2. The new program was authorized by the 2014 farm bill and aims to address volatility in the dairy marketplace, providing dairy farmers with a safety net when margins, the difference between milk prices and feed, fall below the farmer’s coverage level.
Thursday, August, 28, 2014 - - News

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European Commission announces emergency support for dairy sector
The European Commission announced financial support for exporters of dairy products hit by Russia’s ban on Western food imports, adding to emergency measures already taken to help fruit and vegetable producers.
Thursday, August, 28, 2014 - - News

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USDA’s Scuse discusses farm bill program options in ND
Michael Scuse, U.S. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services, appeared in Bismarck, N.D., Aug. 25 to discuss farm bill programs and implementation with the ag industry and North Dakota legislators.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Canada almost on pace, while US lags
TORONTO — More than eight months after an extreme winter began snarling North American rail traffic, an analysis of industry data shows delays lingering, raising the risk of a second winter of chaos on the rails.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - Reuters - News

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SD landowners weigh in on determinations
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Wetlands have been protected from drainage since the wetland conservation compliance provisions “Swampbuster” was enacted in the 1985 farm bill.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - - News

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STB orders CP, BNSF to Sept. 4 hearing in Fargo
FARGO, N.D. – The U.S. Surface Transportation Board announced Monday it will hold a public hearing on Sept. 4 to provided shippers an opportunity to report on service problems in the rail network.
Monday, August, 18, 2014 - Agweek - News

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MSU protects against wheat midge
Montana State University and wheat growers across the state are working together to protect the state’s billion-dollar wheat industry from a tiny orange midge capable of inflicting major damage on the crop.
Monday, August, 18, 2014 - MSU News Service - News

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Preparing calves for weaning
Weaning is the most stressful event in a calf’s life. If calves can weather this stress unscathed, they have cleared a major hurdle to a productive future in the feedlot or as a replacement in the breeding herd, explains Russ Daly, associate professor and extension veterinarian at South Dakota State University.
Monday, August, 18, 2014 - Agweek - News

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NDSU field days to address salt issues
A Soil Health Field Day will be held Aug. 21 at the historic Bagg Bonanza farm near Mooreton, N.D. Some of the events will be at a nearby North Dakota State University research and demonstration farm.
Monday, August, 18, 2014 - Agweek - News

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SD meetings help inform farmers on farm bill programs, decisions
With a new farm bill signed into law, farmers are now faced with big decisions that could affect their farms far into the future. To help farmers in South Dakota learn about the new five-year farm bill, which sets policies for hundreds of programs ranging from farm subsidies to nutrition, the South Dakota Farmers Union and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency held an educational meeting Aug. 13 at the Cedar Shore Resort in Oacoma.
Thursday, August, 14, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Kellogg to set targets for suppliers to cut carbon emissions
Global food giant Kellogg’s will set targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions from its worldwide supply chain, it announced Aug. 13, responding to consumer pressure to be accountable for its contribution to climate change.
Wednesday, August, 13, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Peterson, Sinner talk grain train delays
U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson and George Sinner know about the problem. They’ve heard from plenty of farmers about rail shipment delays. What’s harder to grasp is an immediate solution. Sinner and Peterson heard from farmers, retailers and bankers in Cavalier on Thursday afternoon about various agriculture-related issues they’re facing.
Friday, August, 08, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Food fight builds as US regulators weigh ‘added sugar’ label
In Washington, a pivotal battle over sugar is heating up. One small corner of the wider culture war over public health and sweeteners, this fight isn’t about how much sugar should be in your food, but how much you should know about it.
Tuesday, August, 05, 2014 - - News

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Irrigators get help from abroad, switch to sprinklers
All sugar beets grown for Sidney Sugars Inc. are irrigated, and that traditionally has meant some hard physical labor. But that presents a problem because labor is increasingly hard to come by in the midst of the big Bakken oilfield boom.
Monday, August, 04, 2014 - Agweek - News

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US CDC says salmonella outbreak from Foster Farms’ chicken appears over
A salmonella outbreak linked to California-based poultry producer Foster Farms’ contaminated chicken appears to be over, more than 17 months after it began, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday.
Friday, August, 01, 2014 - Reuters - News

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US reforms poultry inspections to boost food safety
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on Thursday reforms to decades-old processes for inspecting poultry facilities in a bid to cut down on the number of foodborne illnesses, but dropped an industry-backed plan to speed up production.
Friday, August, 01, 2014 - Reuters - News

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USDA announces sheep marketing changes
U.S. sheep producers soon will have two new tools with which to market their animals. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s newly created sheep production and marketing grant program will allocate about $1.5 million. Also, an existing USDA program aimed at small-scale livestock producers is being expanded to the grass-fed sheep industry.
Tuesday, July, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Legislators say CP must improve
FARGO, N.D. — Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway reported 3,908 past-due agricultural rail cars as of July 17, down about 14 percent from the previous week’s 4,561. The past-due single-car orders were an average of 26.6 days late, compared with 30.2 days the previous week.
Monday, July, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Best management practices for maximum yield
When reviewing average soybean yields across the state, South Dakota State University researchers made a startling discovery — certified research plots were yielding 20 bushels per acre more than neighboring fields.
Monday, July, 28, 2014 - SDSU Extension Service - News

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Landowners and energy developers need solutions
I recently spoke at the International Legislators Forum, which is an annual meeting of legislators from Manitoba, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota put on by the Consensus Council. The forum “provides an opportunity for delegates to share information, understand problems, build relationships and develop collaborative agreements on a wide variety of issues.” I spoke on a panel about landowner perspectives related to
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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