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Tax traitors encourage false public perceptions
A practice called “inversion” is used by international oil corporations and others to avoid paying taxes in the U.S. They renounce U.S. citizenship to seek out the lowest bidder tax state to call “my country.” The president calls them unpatriotic. I call them tax traitors.
Monday, August, 04, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Poultry inspection rule won't increase line speed
WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on July 31 announced a new long-awaited poultry inspection rule that will require companies to conduct microbiological tests for patho-gens that cannot be seen by the naked the eye, and will remove federal inspectors from the beginning of lines. But the rule will not increase the speed at which young chickens can whiz by the inspectors.
Monday, August, 04, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Dairy check-off beneficial for farmers
I must correct Alan Guebert’s column, “Nation shoulders 22 commodity check-off programs,” in the July 21 issue of Agweek. First, farmers fund check-off programs, not taxpayers. The headline suggests otherwise.
Monday, August, 04, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Strength in canary bids
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Canary has had a nice upswing. In April, it was trading at 19 cents per pound, that was the bottom, and has gradually been working high.
Monday, August, 04, 2014 - Agweek - News

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The cost of storing grain
In the fall of 2013, a corn producer could have received approximately $3.85 cash price for harvest delivery. Many farmers were not excited to sell at this price, so a lot of grain went into the bin, unpriced.
Monday, August, 04, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Production estimates grow
As of the July 31 close, September Minneapolis was down 11.75 cents, September Chicago was 7.75 cents lower, and September Kansas City lost 5.5 cents. Wheat futures were trading 7 to 13 cents higher the morning of Aug. 1.
Monday, August, 04, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Irrigators get help from abroad, switch to sprinklers
All sugar beets grown for Sidney Sugars Inc. are irrigated, and that traditionally has meant some hard physical labor. But that presents a problem because labor is increasingly hard to come by in the midst of the big Bakken oilfield boom.
Monday, August, 04, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Grain farmers avoiding cheap sales
CHICAGO — As U.S. farmers turn in record grain crops this autumn, many will have a powerful new tool — giant sausage-shaped storage bags — to help them avoid the lowest prices in years and gain more control over trade with giants such as Cargill Inc.
Monday, August, 04, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Sidney Sugars competes for workers in Bakken oil patch
Dave Garland, general manager of the Sidney Sugars Inc. beet sugar plant of Sidney, Mont., says he’d prefer to concentrate on making sugar. Instead, he spends a lot of his time working on housing and advertising to attract new workers in the middle of an oil boom.
Monday, August, 04, 2014 - Agweek - News

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US reforms poultry inspections to boost food safety
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on Thursday reforms to decades-old processes for inspecting poultry facilities in a bid to cut down on the number of foodborne illnesses, but dropped an industry-backed plan to speed up production.
Friday, August, 01, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Study finds insecticides in fruits, veggies and honey; health effects unknown
Nicotine-related insecticides widely used on crops are finding their way into the food we eat and the water we drink, two national studies published in the past two months have concluded.
Friday, August, 01, 2014 - St. Paul Pioneer Press - News

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American Crystal CEO Berg ordered to testify
David Berg will have to wade into the sour legal dispute between the sugar and corn syrup industries despite his efforts to avoid testifying.
Friday, August, 01, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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CP CEO offers to visit ND to discuss grain shipment concerns
Canadian Pacific Railway CEO Hunter Harrison has offered to visit North Dakota to discuss the rail company’s efforts to reduce the backlog of grain shipments in the state. Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., accepted Harrison’s offer to meet in person with shippers and commodity groups in North Dakota, with details to be announced as soon as they are available.
Thursday, July, 31, 2014 - - News

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SD elevator full, shuts doors as a result of poor rail service
The Midwest Cooperatives elevator in Pierre, S.D., has closed its doors because it has no more room for storage. Officials say it's a result of the poor rail service.
Thursday, July, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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BNSF invests in ag shipping, prepares for harvest
John Miller, BNSF group vice president for agriculture, spoke at a meeting of the North Dakota Agricultural Rail Business Council in Mandan, N.D., July 31. The group is made up of about 40 ag-related entities. “We know we’re not doing as well as we should; we know the market wants more,” Miller said. “But we are shipping record amounts.”
Thursday, July, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Already dry fields in SD crunched by storm
After nearly 30 years of farming, he’s seen his share of tough summers in the fields. Ronnie Prien’s farm south of Stickney, S.D., was in the path of those hardest hit by a weekend storm that was estimated to be about 65 miles long, stretching from White Lake to near Scotland.
Thursday, July, 31, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Court upholds USDA COOL authority, implementation
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on July 29 upheld the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s authority to issue rules implementing the country-of-origin labeling law for meat and poultry products. The court also denied a request for a preliminary injunction to block implementation of USDA’s May 2013 final rule for the labeling law.
Wednesday, July, 30, 2014 - Agweek - News

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WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek
Join Editor Lisa Gibson for a glimpse into the Aug. 4 issue of Agweek, including a cover story about sugar beet farmers in Montana competing for employees with oil companies in the Bakken. The issue will also feature prevented-planting estimates for states that have released them, as well as rail car updates. Don't miss it.
Wednesday, July, 30, 2014 - Agweek - News

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CRP reductions to continue
The loss of more than half of the acres of land in a popular conservation program in North Dakota has triggered what Eric Lindstrom, government affairs representative for Ducks Unlimited in North Dakota, referred to as “CRP loss hangover.”
Wednesday, July, 30, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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ND man dies after becoming buried in grain bin
Logan County Sheriff Andrew Bartholomaus says Marvin Grenz, 83, of Napoleon was working in the grain bin Saturday morning and became partially buried. He was able to call for help. After the sheriff and an ambulance crew arrived at the farm, it took eight minutes to pull Grenz out, but he had already died.
Wednesday, July, 30, 2014 - - News

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