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CSP renewal deadline approaches
Farmers, ranchers and forest landowners who signed Conservation Stewardship Program contracts in 2011 with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service have until March 31 to renew those expiring contracts.
Wednesday, March, 25, 2015 - - News

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Funding allocated for ND specialty crop grants
Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says North Dakota’s share of specialty crop development funds should encourage more farmers, ranchers, food companies, researchers and others to get involved in specialty crop production and processing.
Wednesday, March, 25, 2015 - - 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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China tells banks to lend more to farm sector
China’s central bank says banks should step up financing support for the farm sector, in the latest bid to support the vulnerable sector and the overall economy.
Wednesday, March, 25, 2015 - - News

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TPA good for Minnesota
Agriculture exports currently support more than 60,500 Minnesota jobs, both on-farm and through processing, transportation and manufacturing.
Wednesday, March, 25, 2015 - - 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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Washington goose poop prompts officials maybe to let the dogs out
The Park Service is considering using border collies to harass the large and growing population of Canada geese from tourist draws like the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, the Washington Monument grounds and John F. Kennedy Hockey Fields.
Wednesday, March, 25, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Monsanto seeks retraction for report linking herbicide to cancer
Monsanto Co, maker of the world's most widely used herbicide, Roundup, wants an international health organization to retract a report linking the chief ingredient in Roundup to cancer.
Wednesday, March, 25, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Thirty new bean varieties bred to beat baking climate
Described as "meat of the poor", beans are a key food source for more than 400 million people across the developing world, but the area suitable for growing them could drop 50 percent by 2050 because of global warming, endangering tens of millions of lives, scientists said.
Wednesday, March, 25, 2015 - Reuters - News

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State Farmers Union presidents to meet with Pope Francis
Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota and Montana Farmers Union presidents will meet with Pope Francis on Wednesday as part of faith-based farming program.
Tuesday, March, 24, 2015 - Agweek - News

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USDA releases ‘actively engaged’ farmer rule
The U.S. Department of agriculture has released the proposed rule to limit the farm payments made to non-farmers, as required in the 2014 farm bill.
Tuesday, March, 24, 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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Focus on farm output, not on acreage
What comes to mind when you think of a “family farm?” You’re probably picturing a bucolic spread of less than 100 acres, with a red barn, farmer in overalls and cows grazing a big pasture. What about the phrase “corporate farm” or “big ag?” Do you see a giant, impersonal and industrial-looking operation?
Tuesday, March, 24, 2015 - - News

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Japan: Trade deal difficult without TPA
The U.S. and Japan have been working toward an agreement over access to agriculture and auto markets, and a bilateral deal between them is considered key to a 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership deal.
Tuesday, March, 24, 2015 - Reuters - News

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U.S. developing bird flu vaccine
CHICAGO - The U.S. government is developing a vaccine to protect poultry from new strains of avian flu that have recently killed birds from Arkansas to Washington state.
Tuesday, March, 24, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Ag and law have close ties
Farming and law. Different worlds, right? Actually, farmers are more regulated by governmental agencies — and laws — than most vocations.
Monday, March, 23, 2015 - - News

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Volatile dollar shakes up markets
For the week ending March 19, May Minneapolis gained 5.25 cents, May Chicago gained 10 cents and May Kansas City gained 11 cents. As of 10 a.m. March 20, wheat trade was up 8.5 to 12.5 cents.
Monday, March, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Russia might ban fruit imports from Serbia
Russia’s food safety watchdog says it suspects Serbia of re-exporting Polish apples and is considering banning all fruit imports from the non-EU country, Russian news agency RIA reports.
Monday, March, 23, 2015 - - News

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Exchange rate affects ag industry, export outlook
Justin Flaten relies on foreign customers to buy most of his company’s products. But his wares are increasingly expensive for overseas buyers, and that’s hurting sales.
Monday, March, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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China signals policy shift away from bumper harvests
China will no longer chase bumper grain harvests and instead make safer foods a priority and boost imports as it bids to tackle its rural environmental problems, government officials says.
Monday, March, 23, 2015 - - News

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