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As corn prices fall, Minnesota farms worry about the future
Corn is Minnesota’s biggest cash crop, and in recent years it has delivered big returns to the state’s farmers. But this year, most corn farmers are expected to lose money. That’s causing a lot of concern among farmers as they negotiate spring planting loans with lenders.
Tuesday, February, 10, 2015 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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California UAV company looking for opportunities in North Dakota
FARGO, N.D. — A start-up California company that has conducted a free pilot program with unmanned aerial vehicles and agricultural data processing for grape growers says it wants to try the technology on North Dakota sugar beet farms.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Buying ahead of USDA report
The wheat market finally was able to turn and post solid gains for last week. It seems like it has been since the middle of December that wheat has had a stronger week and all the news just seems to focus on the negative. Last week was the week that wheat said enough. For the week ending Jan. 5, March Minneapolis gained 22.25 cents, March Chicago was up 23 cents and March Kansas City gained 23.75 cents.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Balanced rations of alfalfa benefit beef cattle
Alfalfa is an excellent choice to feed as a supplement to beef cows that are later in their pregnancy. Seldom do we think of hay as being a supplement, but the right high-quality forage, such as alfalfa, certainly can be fed as a supplement to the lower-quality forages generally available for the main ration of a beef cow.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - - News

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North Dakota honey wins national award
KLOTEN, N.D. — Kloten Apiaries, which started making honey about four decades ago, is still buzzing along, and recently landed a sweet national award.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Conaway addresses NASDA updates
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway, R-Texas, discussed a wide range of issues Feb. 3 in a speech to the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture Winter Policy Conference and in remarks to reporters afterward.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Upper Midwest farmers can learn from past records
Upper Midwest farmers won’t be harvesting hundreds of bushels per acre of wheat and soybeans anytime soon. But learning more about world-record yields can be beneficial nonetheless, a North Dakota State University professor said.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Farm program deadlines approach
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Remember what it was like as a child waiting for Christmas, summer vacation or the next day off school? The wait was long, and suddenly it was over in a flash. Commodity programs in the 2012 to 2014 farm bills are much like that.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - - News

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Mega-dairies overshadow families
FRANKLIN, Minn. — As a family dairy farmer, I’ve always thought of myself as real ag. Along with my daughter and son-in-law, I farm 240 acres and run a 48-cow dairy operation in Renville (Minn.) County. We are among 85 percent of the state’s dairy farmers who milk 200 cows or fewer.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - - News

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Growing US hog herd, flat Chinese demand slams pork prices
For decades, Chuck Souder relied on corn and soybeans to keep his 400-acre Iowa farm running, but with corn selling for half its price two years ago and soybeans slumping, Souder has shifted to what he hopes will be a more profitable crop: Pigs.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Transition of operation more difficult and important than ever
EUCLID, Minn. — Don Strickler has faced many tough calls in his long farming career. But the 70-year-old Euclid, Minn., producer says his most important professional challenge, one he’s still working on, is passing on the family farm to the next generation.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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DNR temporarily halts massive conversion of Minnesota pine forest into farmland
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on Thursday announced it had temporarily ordered a halt to a massive conversion of thousands of acres of Minnesota pine forest into farmland out of concern for the state’s water supply and forest ecosystem.
Friday, February, 06, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Congress considers RFS changes
Thirty-four U.S. lawmakers introduced a bill that seeks to end ethanol fuel-blending mandates. The legislators want to eliminate requirements for corn-based ethanol blending and cap blending levels for other biofuels at actual production levels.
Thursday, February, 05, 2015 - - News

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Oklahoma sees meth addicts fueling surge in cattle rustling
One of the oldest Wild West crimes, cattle rustling, has been making a comeback in Oklahoma in recent years, with major culprits being methamphetamine addicts selling stolen livestock to pay for their drug habits, officials say.
Thursday, February, 05, 2015 - Reuters - News

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US FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg to step down
Dr. Margaret Hamburg, who as commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for almost six years has overseen public health initiatives ranging from tobacco control and food safety to personalized medicine and drug approvals, is stepping down, the agency said Feb. 5.
Thursday, February, 05, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Minn. tech colleges team up for ag education
With an aging workforce and pressing labor shortages, a new collaboration among tech colleges will focus on infusing the ag industry with skilled workers.
Wednesday, February, 04, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Farmers adapt to big rains but send trouble downstream
As rains have gotten heavier, Minnesota farmers in recent years have been expanding a 150-year-old drainage system, pulling billions of gallons more water off soggy land and letting the state’s corn and soybean fields thrive.
Wednesday, February, 04, 2015 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek
Join Agweek Editor Lisa Gibson for a preview of what's coming up in the Feb. 9 issue, including advice on farm transitions, national calf numbers, a program that helps youth get into the cattle business, and more.
Wednesday, February, 04, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Japan farming reforms a stiff test of Abe’s resolve
After December’s landslide re-election, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s program to revive the nation’s economy is set to meet perhaps its stiffest challenge, the nation’s sclerotic farming industry.
Tuesday, February, 03, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Obama proposes creation of stand-alone US food safety agency
U.S. President Barack Obama has proposed bringing together the country’s food safety operations into one agency to better monitor food quality in a move that would reshape the Food and Drug Administration.
Tuesday, February, 03, 2015 - Reuters - News

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