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Roberts confirmed as ag committee chair
WASHINGTON — Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., was confirmed as chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee on Jan. 9, and becomes the first person to have chaired both the House and Senate Agriculture committees in modern times.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Special to Agweek - News

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Cramer, Klobuchar lead Cuba coalition
Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., have emerged as leaders of a bipartisan coalition to support President Barack Obama’s policy of normalizing relations with Cuba, which would allow more U.S. agricultural exports to be sold to the island nation.
Friday, January, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Slow single-car service means higher interest costs
LEEDS, N.D. — Brian Engstrom is happy to report rail service for his dry edible bean processing plant is better today than it was two months ago.
Monday, January, 05, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Used agriculture equipment values bouncing back
MOORHEAD, Minn. — An auction is a snapshot of how people are feeling, said Greg Peterson, known as Machinery Pete, who has been tracking auction prices on farm and construction equipment since 1989.
Monday, January, 05, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Congress extends Section 179
The U.S. House on Dec. 3 passed a package of $42 billion in tax incentives, including Section 179, and the Senate passed it on Dec. 16. President Barack Obama was expected to sign it.
Monday, December, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Bill includes provision preventing second beef checkoff
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Dec. 16 signed the omnibus appropriations bill, guaranteeing funding to run most of the government through Sept. 30. But the bill also contains policy riders that will prevent Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack from proceeding with a second beef checkoff.
Monday, December, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Easing of Cuba restrictions creates opportunity for ag
The Dec. 17 agreement between the U.S. and Cuba to normalize diplomatic relations between the two countries could lead to improved trade possibilities and important opportunities for U.S. Agriculture, Upper Great Plains officials said.
Wednesday, December, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Senate passes bill to allow ranchers, farmers to expense equipment purchased in 2014
A bill that would allow farmers, ranchers and other small businesses to expense equipment to run their operations is on its way to President Barack Obama’s desk. The Senate passed the one-year Tax Increase Prevention Act 76-16 Tuesday night. The measure extends Section 179, meaning small businesses, including ranchers and farmers, may expense purchases made in 2014.
Wednesday, December, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Transportation discussion provides few answers
What will the region’s agricultural railroad service look like in 2040? Will farmers in the Upper Great Plains continue to see trains two and three weeks late in the next 18 months?
Monday, December, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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A fire destroys a North Dakota grain elevator, experts say there are only 60 years of farming left if soil degradation conties and an appropriations bill would prevent a second beef checkoff and require a report on COOL.
Monday, December, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ag shipping discussion provides few answers
What will the region’s agricultural railroad service look like in 2040? Will farmers in the Upper Great Plains continue to see trains two and three weeks late in the next 18 months? These were questions asked but not answered Dec. 8 at the first day of a conference titled Post-Harvest Handling and Transportation for Agriculture Products: Issues and Alternatives. The event is sponsored by North Dakota State University and North Dakota’s two U.S. senators. It concludes Dec. 9.
Monday, December, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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South Dakota changes farm loan mediation, bird flu kills thousands of birds in Canada and Canada extends and lightens rail requirements.
Monday, December, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Minnesota farmer brings new approach to water management
On Dec. 3, I had the privilege to share with the Agriculture Committee of the U.S. Senate both my experience as a Minnesota farmer working on water management and my thoughts about how we in agriculture can contribute to improved water quality.
Monday, December, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND Legislature names ag committee members
The North Dakota Legislature has chosen members for its agriculture committees. Both committees keep the same leaders.
Thursday, December, 04, 2014 - - News

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NDSU official: RFS delay 'bad news'
An Environmental Protection Agency decision to delay setting Renewable Fuels Standard targets until February 2015 is bad news for the industry because it creates uncertainty for the ethanol and biodiesel markets.
Monday, December, 01, 2014 - Agweek - News

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US to appeal WTO ruling against COOL
The U.S. government has decided to appeal the World Trade Organization ruling against the U.S. program of country-of-origin labeling for red meat. A WTO panel found that the U.S. program discriminated against Canadian and Mexican beef and pork, but affirmed the U.S. government’s right to label meat by country of origin. The Canadian and Mexican governments brought the case against the United States.
Friday, November, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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GM paying carbon credits to farmers
General Motors, maker of Chevrolet, will purchase carbon credits from landowners who have agreed to leave their land in agriculture permanently, meaning 11,000 acres of Prairie Pothole grasslands in western North Dakota will stay in agriculture.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Expect slow ag machinery sales
The farm equipment and implement business is bracing for a correction in corn- and soybean-dependent areas of the region. Dealers expect to be buoyed by livestock-related diversification, turf and construction areas in 2015.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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A proposed N.D. meat plant plans to launch an investor campaign, AGCO in Jackson reduces its workforce and a fire destroys Mitchell, S.D., CHS Farmers Alliance.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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US transportation boss visits SD towns
OACOMA, S.D. — After approving the grant funds earlier this year, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx saw firsthand the impact improved rail service west of the Missouri River will make for farmers and residents in central South Dakota.
Monday, November, 17, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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