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Infrastructure, trade limit farmers
URBANA, Ill. — Even after the agricultural reforms of 2002 and 2003, for wheat, rice and pearl millet farmers in India, grain markets are still pretty sticky.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - - News

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Livestock producers urged to brace for storm
The National Weather Service is predicting a major winter storm to impact most of western and central North Dakota this evening through Monday evening. Heavy snow of 8 to 12 inches is expected in much of the area with winds of up to 45 mph causing whiteout conditions.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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US meat groups thwarted in bid to block country-of-origin labels
A U.S. appeals court on Friday rejected a challenge by meat producers to a federal regulation that specifies labeling requirements for certain meat products, a move applauded by rancher and consumer groups.
Friday, March, 28, 2014 - - News

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US drug firms move to bar antibiotic use in livestock growth
U.S. regulators on Wednesday said that 25 out of 26 drugmakers that sell antibiotics used in livestock feed for growth enhancement have agreed to follow new guidelines that will make it illegal to use their products to create beefier cattle, heftier hogs and other outsized animals.
Thursday, March, 27, 2014 - Reuters - News

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ND flood protection plan prompts water worries
The proposal also could contribute to a Red River Basin Authority objective of achieving a 20 percent peak flow reduction in the mainstem of the Red River during the spring flood season. Engineers have determined that a 20 percent reduction, had it been in place during the Flood of 1997, would have prevented the flood disaster in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks.
Wednesday, March, 26, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Minn. sulfate wild rice findings released
DULUTH, Minn. — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, on March 12, released its preliminary findings on how much sulfate pollution is too much for wild rice, saying a two-year, $1.5 million field and laboratory study shows sulfate above 4 to 16 parts per million can produce a chain reaction in the ecosystem that harms wild rice.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Waterway bill could be finished in May
WASHINGTON — Congress is likely to finish the Water Resources Development Act as early as May, but a proposed increase in user fees to raise money for construction and improvements has become caught up in congressional differences over tax legislation, Mike Tooey, the president of Waterways Council Inc., said March 18.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Tournament Time
I should’ve written this column last Thursday night, but I was busy watching some Class B girls basketball on television. I don’t watch a lot of sports on television, honestly, so when I do it’s a special occasion.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Weigh in on Red River diversion
With spring just around the corner, once again there is concern about flooding in the Red River Basin. What can we do to reduce flood damage?
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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SD dairy industry expands
BROOKINGS, S.D. — As a result of ample supplies of both food and water, the sustainable future of South Dakota’s dairy industry looks bright.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - - News

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Interest in soil health grows in Upper midwest
Jerry Sikorski, a pilot and farmer, saw from the air years ago how erosion was hurting U.S. farmland. That led the veteran Ekalaka, Mont., producer to search for ways to protect his own soil.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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SD cattle producers eager to see results of new facility
HOWARD, S.D. — John Reisch and Jason Feldhaus are excited for summer, and it’s not because they don’t like the cold. They’ll get to try out their recently constructed hoop barn, to see if it keeps their black angus cattle cool during a typical South Dakota summer. Only then will the pair at Reisch Farms truly know how their investment into a new facility is paying off.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Calif. to ease water restrictions in move to help farmers
Drought-plagued California will ease some protection for fish in the fragile San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta, officials said March 18, a move expected to make more water available for farming and ease political tensions in an election year.
Wednesday, March, 19, 2014 - Reuters - News

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China draws up plan to tackle soil pollution
China’s environmental authorities have passed a plan to tackle soil pollution as the government becomes increasingly concerned about the risk to food posed by widespread contamination of farmland.
Wednesday, March, 19, 2014 - - News

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With new discharge system, Bushmills Ethanol expects to shrink its water usage
Bushmills Ethanol of Atwater, Minn., has joined the growing number of ethanol producers in the country reducing the water they use, thereby shrinking their environmental footprint.
Tuesday, March, 18, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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China GMO research funding dipped 80 percent
BEIJING — Chinese research funding into genetically modified organisms (GMO) has fallen by 80 percent in the past four years, according to a member of a parliamentary advisory body, as Beijing faces public unease over a technology it has been promoting to boost food security.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Biofuel concerns aren’t justified
Bemidji’s school buses performance during this winter’s harsh weather raised some concerns about biodiesel, and the Minnesota’s plans to increase the required biodiesel blend from the current 5 percent blend (B5) to 10 percent (B10) this summer.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Speaker discusses plant breeding
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Tom Peters can tell you a lot about biotechnology and agriculture. Peters, University of Minnesota and North Dakota State University Extension sugar beet agronomist and weed specialist, gave the March 12 keynote address at the 52nd annual International Sugarbeet Institute in Grand Forks, N.D.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farm bill delivers for ND
I am proud because we were able to work in a bipartisan fashion to give our farmers and ranchers the certainty they deserve and North Dakota’s biggest economic driver the stability it needs.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farmers oppose diversion
Mark Askegaard is one of scores of farmers south of Fargo, N.D., who are using the courts and political influence against a $1.8 billion Red River flood diversion project they say will forever change their lives, land and towns.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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