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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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ND ag commissioner urges livestock producers to brace for severe weather
North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring is urging North Dakota livestock producers to take precautions in the face of severe weather moving into the state.
Thursday, January, 02, 2014 - - 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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FDA to make food safety rules more farmer-friendly
The Food and Drug Administration says it will revise sweeping new food safety rules proposed earlier this year after farmers complained the rules could hurt business.
Monday, December, 30, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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ADM subsidiary admits overseas bribery, a co-op looks to build southeast SD agronomy center and SD lawmaker press for a farm bill and help for ranchers.
Monday, December, 30, 2013 - Agweek - News

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The ripple effect
On Ciro Fusco’s farm in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, police swooped down one recent day and planted a warning sign in his broccoli fields, prohibiting anyone from harvesting or even setting foot on the plot. Dozens of other fields in the area were sequestered in the same way. Decades of toxic waste dumping by the Camorra crime syndicate that dominates the Naples area poisoned wells, authorities have found in recent months, tainting the water that irrigates crops with high levels of lead, arsenic and the industrial solvent tetrachloride.
Monday, December, 30, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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2013: Weather and crop prices are top stories in regional ag
Weather, crop prices and events in Washington, D.C., dominated Upper Midwest agriculture in 2013.
Monday, December, 30, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Corps says lawsuit against diversion has no merit
Attorneys for the federal government are asking a judge to throw out a lawsuit by a group opposed to the current Red River diversion plan in North Dakota and Minnesota.
Thursday, December, 26, 2013 - - News

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SD lawmakers press farm bill, help for ranchers
Negotiating and implementing Congress’ multibillion-dollar farm bill so that it helps South Dakota, including ranchers who suffered heavy losses during October’s blizzard, will be the first order of business in 2014, the state’s congressional members say.
Thursday, December, 26, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Ag is most promising market for drones
Idaho farmer Robert Blair isn’t waiting around for federal aviation officials to work out rules for drones. He and a friend built their own, outfitting it with cameras and using it to monitor his 1,500 acres.
Monday, December, 23, 2013 - Associated Press - 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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Merry Christmas
Wheat struggled again last week, trading to another round of lows. For the week ending Dec. 19, wheat had traded with losses in every session and has traded lower 11 of the past 12 sessions. The lack of direction and weak fundamental picture continues to added pressure. For the week ending Dec. 19, March Minneapolis dropped 14.5 cents, March Chicago slipped 18 cents and March Kansas City dropped 19.75 cents.
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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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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Hawaiian islands to limit spread of GMOs
Critics of genetically modified crops have introduced new measures to limit the spread of biotech corn, soy and other crops on the Hawaiian island of Maui, pushing back against companies that want to use the tropical region as a testing ground.
Monday, December, 16, 2013 - Reuters - News

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Flying, zipping and snorkeling
Our winter on the Northern Plains is off to a cold start. The mercury has spent a lot more time below the zero than above the zero, according to Mr. Fahrenheit’s discomfort scale. The phenomena has made me wonder all the more why I got on the plane to head back north after a week on the Yucatan peninsula of sunny Mexico.
Monday, December, 16, 2013 - Agweek - News

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2014 crop should get good start
Though late summer could turn hot and wet, the 2014 growing season should get off to a good start, an area weather expert predicted.
Monday, December, 16, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Sustainability essential to farmers
Farmers and ranchers across the U.S. constantly are working to improve how we farm to ensure a sustainable industry.
Monday, December, 16, 2013 - Agweek - News

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2014 crop should get good start
Though late summer could turn hot and wet, the 2014 growing season should get off to a good start, an area weather expert predicted.
Thursday, December, 12, 2013 - Agweek - News

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