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SFA partnership formed to promote healthy farming
BRAINERD, Minn. – Crow Wing River Basin Forage Council has joined the Sustainable Farming Association as a Networking Group, according to a news release.
Saturday, March, 14, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Weather Talk: An early, dry spring could lead to more fires
Pre-historically and historically, prairie fires were common across our region in spring. As the snow melted each spring, hundreds of square miles of dead grass lay on the ground just waiting to burn on a hot, dry, windy day. All it needed was a bolt of lightning from a light thundershower.
Saturday, March, 14, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Minnesota ag economist shares results of farm bill choices analysis
A new analysis of 76 Minnesota sample farms doesn’t provide much help in deciding whether farmers in the state should reallocate their base acres under the new farm bill, an agricultural economist says.
Friday, March, 13, 2015 - Agweek - News

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ND anti-corporate farm bill sent back to committee
A bill designed to boost North Dakota’s dairy and swine industries by easing the state’s anti-corporate farming law was sent back to committee March 13 after the North Dakota Farmers Union raised concerns it would permit only large corporate-owned operations and discriminate against medium- and small-sized family farmers.
Friday, March, 13, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Daugaard signs raw milk bill
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed SB 45, to legalize certain raw milk sales. The bill, which defines raw milk for human consumption and legalizes raw cream sales, will ensure raw milk sales remain legal and that raw milk producers can thrive under clear, proper regulations.
Friday, March, 13, 2015 - - News

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EU wheat helped by warm winter, harvest hopes rise
Unusually warm winter weather in western Europe means wheat has escaped major frost damage in leading producers, creating pre-conditions for a large harvest this summer, observers said on Friday.
Friday, March, 13, 2015 - - News

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Dayton challenges farmers to support buffer plan
Laying the blame for many of the state’s polluted waters squarely at the feet of agriculture, Gov. Mark Dayton March 12 asked Minnesota farmers to “look into their souls” and support his proposal to buffer nearly every water in the state from row crops and their associated runoff.
Friday, March, 13, 2015 - St. Paul Pioneer Press - News

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Improving soil health might require more use of cover crops
Farming practices haven’t been kind to the agricultural landscape since farmers first began tilling up the prairie soils of southwest Minnesota more than a century ago.
Friday, March, 13, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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After first lab-grown burger, test-tube chicken is next on menu
TEL AVIV/FRANKFURT - Two years after scientists cooked up the first test tube beef hamburger, researchers in Israel are working on an even trickier recipe: the world's first lab-grown chicken.
Friday, March, 13, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Kansas quarantines two counties due to Missouri bird flu
CHICAGO - Kansas on Thursday said it was prohibiting the movement of poultry into or out of two counties in a bid to protect its livestock from bird flu found in neighboring Missouri.
Friday, March, 13, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Weather Talk: 'Gut feelings' about what's in store
Since this warm spell began, many people have asked me about “gut feelings” (theirs or mine), as to how much winter weather remains. The premise being that a number of people “have a feeling” we have seen the last of snow and cold. A good weather forecaster does not use “gut feelings” to make a forecast because such a premonition would be baseless.
Friday, March, 13, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Who's your Doris? We're all family on the farm
Many of you have a favorite goat, cow, pig or feathered friend that becomes part of your farm family. Who’s your Doris? We’d love to meet her! Email a photo or video of your favorite farm animal - barn cats and field dogs count, too - to kstromsodt@agweek.com.
Thursday, March, 12, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Chickens destroyed after bird flu found at Dutch farm
AMSTERDAM - The Dutch government said on Thursday that 30,000 chickens had been destroyed after bird flu was identified at a free-range farm near the eastern town of Barneveld.
Thursday, March, 12, 2015 - Reuters - News

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‘Aggressive’ Minn. plan aims to separate crops from waterways
Many farmers have long endorsed the practice of planting buffer zones to separate farm fields from waterways. But now that Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and legislators from both parties are pushing a bill to require buffers, some farm groups are objecting.
Thursday, March, 12, 2015 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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KFC faces pressure after McDonald’s says no antibiotics in chicken
KFC, the world’s largest chain of fried chicken restaurants, might face pressure from consumer and environmental groups to change how its poultry are raised after McDonald’s Corp. said it would switch to chicken raised without human antibiotics.
Thursday, March, 12, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Farmers, firefighters in RRV not yet concerned about drought possibility
The past six months have been the second-driest of that time period in the Red River Valley since the 1800s, according to a National Weather Service meteorologist in Grand Forks, N.D.
Thursday, March, 12, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Titan Machinery reducing workforce by 14 percent; three dealerships to close
Titan Machinery, which has its headquarters in West Fargo, is closing three of its stores and reducing its workforce by 14 percent in response to declining agricultural revenues and other pressures.
Thursday, March, 12, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Bird flu threatens US exports
CHICAGO - A case of bird flu confirmed Wednesday in the heart of America's poultry region, is certain to mean more export restrictions, increasing U.S. supply and likely forcing the world's biggest poultry companies to trim prices.
Thursday, March, 12, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Weather Talk: Worries of drought probably premature
After planting, crops will need rainfall to germinate. But a timely rain or two will get regional growers through. By summer, the effects a continued lack of rain will depend on the temperatures. If it is hot, evaporation rates will be greater and crops will need more rain. If it is cool, crops can get by with less.
Thursday, March, 12, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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U.S. soy plantings expected at record 86.1 million acres
U.S. farmers will boost soybean plantings to a record 86.052 million acres this spring and reduce sowings of corn to the lowest in five years, according to a survey of growers released on Wednesday by Illinois-based research and brokerage firm Allendale Inc.
Wednesday, March, 11, 2015 - - News

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