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Beef industry dancing to a different drummer this year
The beef industry stands alone in 2015 in its continued reduction in supplies available to consumers. The year 2014 was a special year for the animal production industries with record-high farm-level prices for cattle, hogs, broilers, turkeys, milk, and eggs. For 2015, a surprisingly fast expansion of poultry, pork, and milk production will cause lower prices for those commodities. Purdue University Extension economist Chris Hurt says beef stands alone in the continuation toward lower production, but prices remain uncertain.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - University of Illinois, Urbana - News

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Netflix adds 'Farmland' documentary funded by big agriculture group to streaming queue
LOS ANGELES - "Farmland," a documentary sponsored by major U.S. agricultural companies that depicts the lives of six farmers and ranchers in the 20s, is now available for streaming on Netflix.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Economist: Ag outlook tough, could be worse
Robert Johansson, new acting chief economist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, said commodity prices have been trending downward for the past several years and USDA expects that to continue.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Planting hinges on a multitude of factors
MERRIFIELD, N.D. — It’s a windy spring morning, the kind that sends kites soaring and rips hats from heads. The indefatigable wind forces Merrifield, N.D., farmer Bob Drees to make yet another planting-related decision.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Growing Together: A call to action for all who treasure plants
FARGO -- Brookings, S.D., St. Cloud, Minn., and Winnipeg have something Fargo-Moorhead doesn't. They have large horticultural gardens that are extremely popular with residents while attracting crowds of tourists.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Coming Home: Wood ticks the price for wild paradise
Once I was in Victoria's Secret shopping for undies. Sometimes I get out and do things like that. Sometimes I shower, comb my hair, put on some makeup and make the long trip to the big town to replenish supplies like pretty spring tops, sandals, nail polish and, well, underwear. You know, girl stuff.
Sunday, May, 03, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Buffett celebrates 50th year at Berkshire, defends 3G ties
OMAHA, Neb. - Berkshire Hathaway Inc shareholders on Saturday celebrated Warren Buffett's 50th anniversary running the conglomerate, as the billionaire fielded questions about the company and its future, and explained some business practices.
Saturday, May, 02, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Katie Pinke: Home never leaves us
No matter where your adventures and travels lead you, home often becomes our favorite place. Our young kids reminded me of that after a recent family vacation. You can take them off the prairie, but the prairie doesn’t leave them.
Saturday, May, 02, 2015 - Special to Agweek.com - News

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Opinion: Animal protein provides best source of nutrients
In her letter to The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead on April 12, Nancy J. Jones emphasized the main talking point from my interview in the April 3 Farmers’ Forum.
Thursday, April, 30, 2015 - North Dakota State University Extension Service - Opinion

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House OKs first part of turkey flu fiscal aid
ST. PAUL - The Minnesota House Wednesday night approved the first installment of funding to fight bird flu that is killing poultry across the state in a vote that paves the way for state money to soon start flowing in the battle. The bill, which passed unanimously, would provide $379,000 for the Board of Animal Health and $514,000 for the state Agriculture Department. Senators are expected to approve it soon.
Thursday, April, 30, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Experts: To sustain climate adaptation, integrate it with local economies
NAIROBI - To make development efforts more sustainable, businesses need incentives to invest in community-level climate change adaptation programs – but resistance to creating those incentives is still strong, climate change specialists said this week in Nairobi.
Thursday, April, 30, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Weather Talk: Snow removal costs in Boston cause budget problems
City accountants in municipalities throughout eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota know all too well what a winter of heavy snowfall can do to a city budget. Well, imagine the situation in Boston.
Thursday, April, 30, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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McDonald's tests custom burger program with drive-thru option
LOS ANGELES - McDonald's Corp., working to revive U.S. sales amid fierce competition, is testing "TasteCrafted," a more modest version of its custom sandwich program that will cost franchisees less to install and can be offered through drive-thru windows.
Wednesday, April, 29, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Internecine battle
Once or twice a year, I have a conversation with somebody outside agriculture, or new to it, that goes like this: Other person: “What’s the deal with the Farmers Union and Farm Bureau? Are they political? Why do they argue so much? Don’t they know it makes farmers look bad?”
Wednesday, April, 29, 2015 - Agweek - Opinion

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Pacific trade deal excites, worries Minnesota business
The U.S. Senate could vote this week to give President Obama authority to finish negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal between 12 countries that border the Pacific Ocean.
Wednesday, April, 29, 2015 - - News

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Germans switch sausage for soy over green, health concerns
BERLIN - Germans, known for their love of sausages, are eating less meat and more vegetarian food as concerns grow about health, animal welfare and the environmental cost of livestock farming.
Wednesday, April, 29, 2015 - Reuters - News

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U.S. court fight over herbicide widens to 15 states
A court fight over use of a new Dow Chemical herbicide on genetically engineered U.S. corn and soybean crops is growing to encompass 15 Midwestern states after the company recently won federal approval for more widespread application.
Wednesday, April, 29, 2015 - Reuters - News

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U.S. officials predict a return of bird flu in the fall
CHICAGO - U.S. agriculture officials say it is "highly probable" that the virulent avian flu viruses that have hit U.S. poultry operations hard in recent weeks will return next fall when wild bird populations migrate south, potentially spreading the viruses into new regions of the country.
Wednesday, April, 29, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Weather Talk: Think twice before planting your garden
How many people remember that the temperature reached 15 degrees just last Thursday morning? How many remember the fact that that was the third of three consecutive mornings below freezing? If you have forgotten these cold, hard facts, then you should be reminded of them before you go too far in planting sensitive annual flowering or vegetable plants outside.
Wednesday, April, 29, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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New-crop canary contracts scarce
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — The cash canary market is slow and quiet. It hit as high as 25.5 cents per pound over the winter, dropped as low as 23 cents and now trades around 24 cents. We should have run out of canary, according to official statistics, but processors still report calls from out of the blue from farmers with volumes of canary for sale. Exports over two years from August 2013 to July 2015 will be about 334,000 metric tons.
Tuesday, April, 28, 2015 - Special to Agweek - News

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