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Livestock industry upset with dietary recommendations
A group of the nation’s most important nutritionists want sustainable farming practices to influence what Americans eat — a recommendation that, if adopted, could cut into beef consumption.
Monday, March, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Minnesota businessman wants more wheat straw versatility
Companies weren’t hiring when Brian Dohrn was finishing college in 2009. So he started a company of his own.
Monday, March, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Decision time nears on murky farm bill safety-net options
Jason Mewes has done his homework. He’s collected statistics, made assumptions, performed calculations and come to a few conclusions. Now, he’s getting ready to visit his county Farm Service Agency office to sign up for key safety-net options in the new federal farm bill.
Monday, March, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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College ag student expands job search
The past few months have been eventful for college senior Dylan Pratt. He’s lost his grandfather and taken on a satisfying new responsibility at school. He’s also expanded his horizons — and his job search.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Soil health workshop draws almost 200
A Grand Forks, N.D., soil health workshop sponsored by local, county, state and federal organizations, drew upwards of 200 agriculturalists, most from northeast North Dakota and northwest Minnesota. This year’s attendance was nearly double that of a year ago.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Pulse crop supporters displeased with dietary proposal
The American Pulse Association and U.S. Dry Pea and Lentil Council say proposed federal dietary guidelines don’t fully reflect the nutritional benefits of pulse crops and could prompt Americans to eat less of them.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Farm bill deadlines coming up
The U.S. Department of Agriculture extended until March 31 the Feb. 27 deadline to update yields and reallocate base acres. The final day to apply for farm bill safety-net coverage also is March 31, USDA says.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Economist: Winter wheat worries could boost prices
Frayne Olson said his crystal ball is no better than anyone else’s. But the North Dakota State University Extension Service crop economist thinks sluggish wheat prices could rebound this spring.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Aggies face societal challenges, speaker says
Farmers and ranchers are blazing new trails for agriculture through the jungle of regulations, animal welfare, food safety and more, Jolene Brown said.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Specialty crops draw more interest after drop in wheat, corn and soybean prices
Tyler Lang might be a little busier than usual the next few months. The Sterling, N.D., seed salesman handles crops such as barley, oats and field peas, and his product line has extra appeal going into the new growing season. “There should be more interest this year,” he says.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Agweek hosts TV launch party
To celebrate the recent debut of Agweek TV, Agweek is hosting a launch party during the International Crop Expo in Grand Forks, N.D.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Annual Expo set for Feb. 18 and 19 in Grand Forks, ND
Crop prices have plunged, but interest in the International Crop Expo remains as strong as ever, one of the farm show’s managers says.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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US, Canadian groups collaborate on website aid
The CWB, formerly known as the Canadian Wheat Board, was privatized in 2011, and the change is still generating questions in both Canada and the U.S.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Local farm bill meetings explore options
PEKIN, N.D. — Odell Flaagan has some decisions to make. He’s taking his time and doing his homework to get them right.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Ag department looks ahead to 2024
The next few years will be difficult for U.S. crop producers, but the next decade holds both opportunities and challenges for American agriculturalists overall, a new U.S. Department of Agriculture report says.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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North Dakota teens tap program to buy heifers
Spring calving is always important to Abbi Steeke and Hunter Duckwitz. It’s an even bigger deal this year.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Upper Midwest farmers can learn from past records
Upper Midwest farmers won’t be harvesting hundreds of bushels per acre of wheat and soybeans anytime soon. But learning more about world-record yields can be beneficial nonetheless, a North Dakota State University professor said.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Transition of operation more difficult and important than ever
EUCLID, Minn. — Don Strickler has faced many tough calls in his long farming career. But the 70-year-old Euclid, Minn., producer says his most important professional challenge, one he’s still working on, is passing on the family farm to the next generation.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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O’Toole elected chairman of U.S. Wheat Associates
Brian O’Toole, a Crystal, N.D., farmer, has been elected chairman of U.S. Wheat Associates. The Washington, D.C.-based organization develops markets for U.S. wheat in more than 100 countries. The U.S. is the world’s third-largest wheat producer and the leading wheat exporter, with exports accounting for about 42 percent of U.S. production.
Tuesday, February, 03, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Upper Midwest farmers coping with poor crop prices
Merle Haggard, the great country singer, once wrote and recorded the classic, “Are the Good Times Really Over for Good?” For the most part, it’s a doleful tune that laments America’s lost greatness (“The best of the free life behind us now”) and wonders whether the future can measure up to the glorious past.
Monday, February, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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