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Determining AI conception rates
Commercially available blood tests to predict pregnancy are accurate and an inexpensive tool cattle producers can use to determine their artificial insemination conception rate, according to new research conducted at South Dakota State University.
Monday, August, 19, 2013 - - News

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US greenhouse produce market to grow
The market for greenhouse-grown produce is expected to reach $4 billion by 2020.
Monday, August, 19, 2013 - - News

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Less can be more
With little research on how nutrition affects reproductive performance in dairy cows, it is generally believed that a cow needs a higher energy intake before calving. Research by University of Illinois scientists challenges this accepted wisdom.
Monday, August, 19, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Machinery repair tax hurts farmers
During a news conference on July 8, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said dumping the new tax on farm machinery repair would be his first priority, if the economy allows.
Monday, August, 19, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Latest news
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard expects an eventual buyer for the troubled Northern Beef Packers plant, an Iowa company is dropping plans to slaughter horses, and a Minnesota farmer who pleaded guilty to selling raw milk has been accused of violating terms of his parole.
Monday, August, 19, 2013 - - News

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Central Minn. crops look good
Minnesota corn is 61 percent in good to excellent condition, and the state’s soybeans are 63 percent in the two best condition categories, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Monday, August, 19, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Iowa plant drops horse slaughter plan
An Iowa company is dropping plans to slaughter horses in the wake of a federal judge’s ruling that temporarily banned the practice as animal welfare groups challenge it in court, a company executive said Tuesday.
Tuesday, August, 13, 2013 - - News

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Why don’t US farmers believe in climate change?
If there’s one thing U.S. farmers can count on, it’s bad weather, and perhaps as a result, many of them don’t think humanity is to blame for the long-term shifts in weather patterns known as climate change.
Monday, August, 12, 2013 - - Opinion

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Federal judge postpones bond hearing in horse case
A federal judge in Albuquerque has postponed until Thursday a bond hearing for the animal rights groups who won a temporary ban on domestic horse slaughter.
Monday, August, 05, 2013 - - News

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Jurors consider Texas horse cloning lawsuit
A Texas Panhandle federal jury deliberated another day without reaching a verdict on whether the American Quarter Horse Association wrongly bars cloned animals.
Tuesday, July, 30, 2013 - - News

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Demand for local food
Consumers are more interested than ever in purchasing locally grown food — and that includes meat, explains Shannon Sand, livestock business management field specialist.
Monday, July, 22, 2013 - - News

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Smith reaches settlement in Iowa
Renewable energy promoter Darrell Smith of Forest City, Iowa, finalized an agreement to drop his appeal to Iowa sanctions that strip him permanently of licenses to sell insurance or investments in that state. Smith agreed to pay a $5,000 civil penalty.
Monday, July, 22, 2013 - Agweek - News

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A new crop of farmers
A new generation of the O'Toole family of Crystal, N.D., is preparing to enter the family farming operation.
Monday, July, 22, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Renewable accounts: Energy returns on biofuels
Last week, an industry colleague forwarded to me an article that criticized corn-based ethanol on a number of fronts. Among the article’s major criticisms was that corn-based ethanol uses more energy to produce than it delivers, a very powerful claim that resonates well, true or not.
Friday, July, 19, 2013 - NDSU Agriculture Communication - News

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Senate sends farm bill back to House
With a powerful assist from Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., convinced the Senate on July 18 to send the farm bill back to the House.
Friday, July, 19, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Minn. research center celebrates renewable fertilizer pilot plant
On an appropriately warm and windy summer afternoon, scientists, politicians and supporters gathered at the West Central Research and Outreach Center to dedicate the Renewable Hydrogen and Ammonia Pilot Plant, the most recent step in the WCROC's renewable energy program.
Thursday, July, 18, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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Off track
An organic shipper in South Dakota is fighting on, despite numerous setbacks.
Monday, July, 15, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Changing tastes
While the effect of changing demographics has been seen in voting patterns and employment trends, the growing influence on America’s palate of the influx of immigrants from Latin America and Asia has been more subtle, even as grocery shelves increasingly display products containing ingredients like lemon grass and sriracha peppers.
Monday, July, 15, 2013 - New York Times News Service - News

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Hopes dashed in Harvey
A North Dakota farm town was hoping for dry weather in the second half of May and early June, but got wet weather instead, resulting in as much as a third of the area's cropland going unplanted.
Monday, July, 15, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Playing catch-up
A wet spring has slowed crop development in northeast North Dakota
Monday, July, 15, 2013 - Agweek - News

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