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China draws up plan to tackle soil pollution
China’s environmental authorities have passed a plan to tackle soil pollution as the government becomes increasingly concerned about the risk to food posed by widespread contamination of farmland.
Wednesday, March, 19, 2014 - - News

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Grain dealers tap Letcher to replace retiring Strege
Stu Letcher has been named the new executive vice president of the North Dakota Grain Dealers Association, to replace Steve Strege, who is retiring from that position at the end of May after 35 years in the post.
Tuesday, March, 18, 2014 - Agweek - News

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CHS expands further into Canada, buys 16 Agrium farm outlets
U.S. farm cooperative CHS Inc. says it has agreed to buy 16 Canadian farm retail outlets from Agrium Inc. and plans to further expand its business in Canada.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - - News

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France bans Monsanto GM corn ahead of sowing season
France’s agriculture ministry on March 15 banned the sale, use and cultivation of Monsanto’s MON 810 genetically modified maize, the only variety currently authorized in the European Union.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - - News

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USDA will publish volume data, supporting, small and mid-size farms
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will begin collecting and publishing information on price and volume data on food that is sold within the locality and region in which it is produced as one of a series of efforts to expand support for small and mid-sized farmers and ranchers.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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March 17 is crop insurance deadline
It doesn’t get much attention outside agriculture, but a key date on most farmers’ calendars is upon them. March 15 is the normal deadline for buying or modifying crop insurance for most spring-planted crops. Farmers, working closely with their insurance agents, typically make their final decisions on 2014 crop insurance in the first two weeks of the months.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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PEDv halts hog kill at Smithfield NC plant
Smithfield Foods Inc, the world’s largest pork processor, suspended hog slaughter at its Tar Heel, North Carolina, plant on March 14 because of the spread of the deadly Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv), which has tightened hog supplies, industry sources say.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Burlington Northern Santa Fe: Rail delays still high in north
Agricultural shippers in the region are still reporting delays, as railroads have continued to feel the effects of cold weather.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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China GMO research funding dipped 80 percent
BEIJING — Chinese research funding into genetically modified organisms (GMO) has fallen by 80 percent in the past four years, according to a member of a parliamentary advisory body, as Beijing faces public unease over a technology it has been promoting to boost food security.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Reuters - News

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USDA wants ethanol available nationwide
Higher grade levels of ethanol need to be available outside the Midwest and the U.S. Department of Agriculture will help make that possible, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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WASDE report projects soybean exports up
There are no changes to the 2013 to ’14 U.S. all wheat supply and use projections this month. A 15 million bushel increase in projected hard red spring wheat exports is offset by a decrease for soft red winter wheat, with both changes reflecting the pace of sales and shipments. Projected ending stocks for both classes are adjusted accordingly. The projected season-average farm price for all wheat is up 10 cents on the bottom end of the range to $6.75 to $6.95 per bushel based on recent strength in prices.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - - News

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NFU discusses 2014 priorities
SANTA FE, N.M. — The National Farmers Union will try to increase its membership and fight for the preservation of country-of-origin labeling for red meat, the Renewable Fuel Standard and fair trade agreements in 2014, NFU President Roger Johnson said during the group’s annual convention in Santa Fe, N.M., which ended March 11.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Flax prices down
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Flax prices, like those for every other prairie crop, have already come down hard. Prices had been about $15 per bushel a year ago. Supplies were tight and demand was firm. The carryout as of July 2013 was only 71,000 metric tons, which is pretty tight for the world’s largest flax producer.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Black and Gold Farms acquires Dawson Farms, ND tightens requirements on swine and FUELS Act clears unnecessary regulation.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Wheat surges, soybeans falter
Wheat had gains last week again, as the Ukrainian situation continues to make traders nervous, and dry weather in the southern U.S. is showing no signs of changing. As of midday on March 14, May Minneapolis had gained 30 cents on the week, May Chicago was up 36 cents, and May Kansas City gained 32 cents.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Researcher fights devastating rust disease
A driving force behind Maricelis Acevedo’s research is to make a difference. The assistant professor in the North Dakota State University Department of Plant Pathology certainly is doing that. Acevedo specializes in leading research dealing with rust disease in wheat, a fungal infection that can have devastating results on plants. In some parts of the world, the crop-killing fungus is called the “polio of agriculture.”
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - - News

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Renewable Fuel Standard reality check
The Renewable Fuel Standard has been so successful that the oil industry now sees ethanol as a major threat to its bottom line. Unfortunately, Annette Meeks’ opinion piece, “Ethanol mandate hurts environment,” recently published in Agweek, shamelessly parroted many of the oil industry’s false claims about ethanol and repeatedly cites skewed facts from an Associated Press story that can only be described as a “hatchet job” against the ethanol industry.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - - News

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Speaker discusses plant breeding
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Tom Peters can tell you a lot about biotechnology and agriculture. Peters, University of Minnesota and North Dakota State University Extension sugar beet agronomist and weed specialist, gave the March 12 keynote address at the 52nd annual International Sugarbeet Institute in Grand Forks, N.D.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Meeks letter misses the mark
I disagreed with the March 10 commentary, “Ethanol mandate hurts environment,” by Annette Meeks of the Freedom Foundation of Minnesota.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND shows increased levels of wheat midge
Soil samples in North Dakota indicate increasing levels of overwintering wheat midge larvae (cocoons) in localized areas for the 2014 season, according to Janet Knodel, North Dakota State University Extension Service entomologist.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - - News

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