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WIC and Mexican trade restrictions still hot topics in potato industry
John Keeling. head of the National Potato Council, spoke Feb. 19 at the annual International Crop Expo at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, N.D. The show, which combines activities sponsored by small grains, potato and soybean groups, is expected to draw 5,000 people and about 175 exhibits.
Wednesday, February, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Taylor considering run for ND ag commissioner
A cattle rancher and former state senator who made an unsuccessful bid for governor in 2012 is considering a run for state agriculture commissioner, a job currently held by a Republican who faces a challenge for the GOP endorsement.
Wednesday, February, 19, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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UK floods pose threat to animal welfare
The immediate threat to British agriculture from floods and storms has put animal welfare in the spotlight, but in the long-term increasingly erratic weather is likely deter investment, despite continuing global growth in demand for food.
Wednesday, February, 19, 2014 - - News

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US food companies find going 'non-GMO' no easy feat
U.S. food companies are rushing to offer consumers thousands of products free of genetically modified ingredients, but are finding the effort costly and cumbersome in a landscape dominated by the controversial biotech crops.
Tuesday, February, 18, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Chicago supplier sues Energae for $81,000; prosecutors say ND potato farmers spoiled crop, defrauded government for $840,000; mixed results in Minn. corn growers’ survey; and an audit proves Benda helped increase beef plant grant
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - - News

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Finally, a farm bill
After nearly four years of work, the U.S. House passed the 2014 farm bill conference report (H.R. 2642) with a bipartisan 251-166 vote on Jan. 29.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Rail issues hamper ag business
Elevator operators are perennial critics of railroad service for hauling grain, but many say delays are worse than ever this winter.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - - News

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High prices for corn may come to an end
WINDOM, Minn. — Corn farmers in the Upper Midwest have seen record profits in the past three years. But those good times appear to be over. The huge harvest last fall caused corn prices to tumble by nearly half from more than $7 per bushel.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Price strength might boost sunflower acres
FARGO, N.D. — Farmers at planting time are like quarterbacks eyeing the line of scrimmage. They face a challenge with a plan in mind, but a last-second reading of the situation may force them to improvise. As spring planting nears, some farmers and a few agricultural experts shared their thoughts on the subject.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Australian farmers in dispute over GMO drifting
Two neighboring farmers, a field of canola and a gust of wind are at the center of a landmark court case in Australia that could have consequences for the controversial growing of genetically modified crops in the country.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Monitoring lameness to promote timely culling
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Profit margin forecasts for cow-calf producers and feeders have been on the rise. These forecasts, combined with the need to grow the national cow herd, challenges all producers to make critical decisions about retaining cows or selling them to capture record-high prices, according to Heidi Carroll, South Dakota State University Extension livestock stewardship extension associate.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - - News

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Mixed results in Minn. corn growers’ survey
Minnesota corn farmers are cautiously optimistic, but slightly less confident than a year ago, according to an independent survey commissioned by the Minnesota Corn Growers Association.
Thursday, February, 13, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND ag commissioner says he would run in primary if he doesn’t get GOP endorsement
Doug Goehring, who faces a challenger for the Republican endorsement to keep his job as North Dakota’s agriculture commissioner, will run for the GOP nomination in a primary if necessary.
Thursday, February, 13, 2014 - - News

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Centers help farms face climate change
President Barack Obama’s administration recently announced the formation of seven “climate hubs” to help farmers and rural communities adapt to extreme weather conditions and other effects of climate change.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Reuters - News

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At the farm bill signing
President Obama signed the farm bill Friday in Lansing, Mich., accompanied by Stabenow, who is from there, and other Democrats.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Attempted ouster in ag post shows NDFB’s political ambitions
Group abandons plans to put property tax reform on ballot.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Scientists use technology to create superior carcasses
Raising cattle that achieve top rankings in both yield and quality grade is no simple task — in fact, only 0.03 percent of the fed beef population in the U.S. makes the coveted Prime Yield Grade 1 carcass.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - - News

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Canadian Wheat Board privatizes
The Canadian Wheat Board, for decades a powerhouse in North American agriculture, is gone. In its place is the still-evolving CWB.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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A sigh of relief: Farm bill signed into law
On Feb. 7, President Barack Obama signed a long-awaited five-year farm bill — the Agricultural Act of 2014 — in a ceremony at Michigan State University in East Lansing.
Friday, February, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Noem plans farm bill tour
South Dakota farmers and ranchers have waited a long time to get a new farm bill through Congress, but they won’t have to wait long to talk to Rep. Kristi Noem about the policies that will govern American agriculture for the next five years.
Thursday, February, 06, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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