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The next evolution in agriculture
North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring said the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) could eventually change the way growers approach the business of farming.
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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AGCO signs Minn. lease
After finalizing a three-year lease agreement with Ferrara Candy Co., AGCO Jackson Operations and its logistics company, G&D, has hired seven new full-time positions as it begins to use the warehouse and load-out areas of the former candy packaging facility in Round Lake, Minn.
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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China: land too polluted to farm
About 3.33 million hectares (8 million acres) of China’s farmland is too polluted to grow crops, a government official says, highlighting the risk facing agriculture after three decades of rapid industrial growth.
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - - News

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The next big thing
Fertilizer makers are boosting output of branded niche products, drawing from the playbook of plastics producers, just as the volatile crop nutrient industry endures its worst slump since the recession.
Monday, December, 30, 2013 - Reuters - News

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ND develops honeybee protection plan
North Dakota, which has long led the nation in honey production, has developed guidelines for farmers, ranchers, landowners and beekeepers to better protect honeybees and help reverse the effects of a mysterious disorder that has vastly eroded the insects’ population in recent years.
Monday, December, 30, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Fonterra challenged in China’s market
Milk powder buyers in China are starting to cut their reliance on New Zealand’s Fonterra, opening the way for U.S. and European firms to break the dairy giant’s grip on an infant milk formula market set to double to $25 billion by 2017.
Monday, December, 30, 2013 - Reuters - News

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Let it snow
For 2013, the winter weather has left many livestock owners wondering if they ever will get caught up. With crops finally harvested and forages delivered to the feed yard, the last tune many livestock producers may be humming is one you often hear entertainers Dean Martin or Frank Sinatra singing this time of year: “Let It Snow!”
Monday, December, 30, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Demand attention rural Northland
Rural Minnesota is in trouble. Young people are fleeing the farms and forests of the Gopher State, and the residents left there are aging. And they’re dying. While populations decline in the outstate, the Twin Cities area, especially the suburbs, booms.
Monday, December, 30, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Chesapeake Bay water rules could impact the Upper Midwest
Annapolis, Md., is 1,500 miles away from the northern Red River Valley, but Tom Hebert says what goes on there could have big impacts on the future of farming here.
Monday, December, 23, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Creating cow partnerships
With grazing and pasture resources difficult to find in some areas of the state, cattle producers may consider looking to other areas of the state for grazing resources, says Jim Krantz, South Dakota State University Extension cow-calf field specialist. Cow lease/share arrangements may be one way to match cows to feed resources.
Monday, December, 23, 2013 - - News

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Bull buying and headaches
As the year wraps up, the process of buying a bull picks up. New bulls are great, but what about the old bulls?
Monday, December, 23, 2013 - Agweek - News

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New Mexico AG sues to stop horse slaughter
New Mexico’s top prosecutor filed a lawsuit Thursday in state district court in an attempt to block a planned horse slaughter plant from opening in less than two weeks.
Friday, December, 20, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Battling herbicide-resistant weeds
For nearly a decade, cotton growers have been battling to save crops from the ravages of glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri).
Monday, December, 16, 2013 - - News

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Chinese hungry for Australian beef
Australia’s beef exports are set to rise 7 percent in the current 2013 to ’14 season to a record high satisfying the appetite of Asia’s increasingly affluent population and cementing the country’s position as China’s top supplier of beef.
Monday, December, 16, 2013 - Reuters - News

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China rejects more US GMO corn
China has blocked the entry of another U.S. corn cargo, and three more may be turned away, after tests found a strain of unapproved genetically-modified (GMO) corn.
Monday, December, 16, 2013 - - News

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Snarled transportation system
Bumper corn and soybean harvests in the U.S. Midwest are stretching the system for moving crops from fields to markets beyond its limits this year, driving up export costs and crimping profits for farmers and grain dealers.
Monday, December, 16, 2013 - Reuters - News

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Corn market expectations
Much of the discussion in the corn market, and in crop markets in general, has become focused on the potential for a protracted period of low prices and the likely impact on farm incomes and land values.
Monday, December, 16, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Lentsch: Make succession planning a priority
Have we planned for the future beyond next year’s crop? Notably, do we have a strategy to transition the family business to the next generation?
Monday, December, 16, 2013 - Agweek - News

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FDA takes steps to phase out antibiotics in meat
Citing a potential threat to public health, the Food and Drug Administration is taking steps toward phasing out the use of some antibiotics in animals processed for meat.
Thursday, December, 12, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Challenging the aging farmer crisis
Agriculture economists have long warned that farmers are getting old and staying on their land longer, delaying the turnover to a younger generation.
Monday, December, 09, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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