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USDA predicts fewer corn, wheat acres, but more soybeans and small-market crops
Corn, the star of Upper Midwest agriculture in recent years, won’t shine quite so brightly in the 2015 growing season, the U.S. Department of Agriculture predicts. “A little bit of the shine seems to be off corn,” says Erik Younggren, a Hallock, Minn., farmer.
Tuesday, March, 31, 2015 - - News

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New anti-corporate law doesn't discuss 2012 amendment
FARGO, N.D. — Now that Gov. Jack Dalrymple has signed into law the first significant changes in the state’s anti-corporate farming law in 73 years, the question is: Will the law be referred by the North Dakota Farmers Union and like-minded groups that oppose the changes.
Tuesday, March, 31, 2015 - - News

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Pesticides on fruits, veggies linked with poorer semen quality
Men who eat more fruits and vegetables with pesticide residue have lower sperm counts and a lower percentage of normal sperm, according to a new study. The researchers studied sperm samples from 155 men who were attending a fertility clinic between 2007 and 2012 because they and their partners were having trouble conceiving.
Tuesday, March, 31, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Party like it's 3000 BC: Egyptian beer vessels unearthed in Tel Aviv
TEL AVIV - Fragments of ancient beer-brewing basins unearthed in Tel Aviv indicate that Egyptians more than 5,000 years ago had settled farther north than previously known and were imbibing in what is now Israel's most hard-partying city.
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Co-ops worry about USDA reorganization
Co-op leaders are worried the U.S. Department of Agriculture will be reorganizing its division that collects statistics and does research on co-ops. They’re concerned the changes could lead to a decline in services for co-ops that USDA has provided since the Cooperative Marketing Act was passed in 1926.
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Area calving season underway, planting start nears
Shawn Adrian enjoys and appreciates his work as an ag banker. But the Binford, N.D., man is a farmer, too, so the next few months hold particular appeal. “I really like work sitting in the office and working with farmers (bank clients) in the winter,” he says. “But getting out in the fields (myself) in planting is special.”
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Millennials driving beef demand
A decade ago, I was in college and heard the same sad story over and over: Young people just didn’t know how to cook, and that was sure to spell disaster for beef demand.
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - - News

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Ranchers hoping for greener pastures
FORT PIERRE, S.D. — Cattle producers throughout the upper Great Plains country are anxious for April moisture, after a winter largely devoid of snow.
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - Agweek - News

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U.S. plans to dig deeper on antibiotics given to livestock
CHICAGO - The U.S. government next year plans to begin collecting more detailed data on antibiotics used on farms in a potential precursor to set targets for reduced use of the drugs in animals.
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - Reuters - News

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No antibiotics or growth hormones in organic meat
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Natural and organic beef market share has been increasing in the past few decades.
Friday, March, 27, 2015 - - News

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Grandin: Animals should be bred for disease resistance
WICHITA, Kan. — Reacting to the scandal surrounding the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center in Nebraska, meat industry consultant Temple Grandin on March 16 at the National Farmers Union convention said meat animals should be bred for “optimal rather than maximum” production.
Friday, March, 27, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Spring projects meant to be done for ‘a while now’
TOWNER, N.D. — The weather has warmed up considerably in our neighborhood, making it feel like spring. That’s an odd feeling for us in North Dakota as the solstice turns to spring, to have our actual weather match the officially designated season.
Friday, March, 27, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Hormones in beef: Myth vs. fact

Thursday, March, 26, 2015 - South Dakota State University Extension Service - News

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Calving time offers new perspective
No matter how much we think we know about our cows, calving time always reveals another perspective about a cow’s disposition. Here are a few things I picked up from observing mother cows.
Thursday, March, 26, 2015 - - News

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Nutritionists warn diners to be wary of Warren Buffett's 'junk-food' portfolio
NEW YORK - Following Warren Buffett's investment advice may be smart but nutritionists say that eating too many of the "junk-food" products made by companies he has invested in isn't quite as wise.
Thursday, March, 26, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Weather Talk: NASA data reveal a few surprises
More than a quarter of a million satellite images taken by NASA’s Nimbus weather satellites, the first of which was launched in 1964, have been digitized and analyzed by scientists at the National Snow and Ice Data Center.
Thursday, March, 26, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Soybeans need better nutrient supply
Because of new varieties and new agronomic practices, the yield potential in soybeans is higher now than ever before. But a lack of updated information on the nutritional needs of soybean crops might be limiting the crop’s potential.
Wednesday, March, 25, 2015 - University of Illinois - News

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U.S. farmers cutting back on fertilizers
CHICAGO — U.S. farmers will likely use less nitrogen fertilizer this season with the cost sky-high, even though the price of natural gas, the key ingredient to make it, is down 40 percent from last year.
Wednesday, March, 25, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Deadline nears on key ARC, PLC decision
Kelly Turgeon is on the stretch run of a half-year marathon. Turgeon, executive director of the Kittson County (Minn.) Farm Service Agency, an arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is working to help farmers meet a crucial March 31 deadline. They’re choosing between two important safety-net provisions in the federal farm bill, and their irrevocable decision will impact their bottom line for the next five years.
Wednesday, March, 25, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Senate, House pass budgets
WASHINGTON — The House and Senate Budget committees released and passed budgets that could lead to cuts in spending on farm programs, but the two budgets were different, leading to questions of whether they ever will become government policy.
Tuesday, March, 24, 2015 - Agweek - News

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