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Grafton, N.D., woman leads educational campaign for sugar beets
Laura Rutherford, a Red River Valley farm wife, is being tapped by the American Sugarbeet Growers Association to help farmers tell their story to the media.
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Ranchers hoping for greener pastures
FORT PIERRE, S.D. — Cattle producers throughout the upper Great Plains country are anxious for April moisture, after a winter largely devoid of snow.
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - Agweek - News

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General Mills changes with consumers’ tastes
General Mills is a large company with a big problem. It’s a food-processing powerhouse at a time when more and more consumers are shunning processed food in favor of fresh and local.
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - St. Paul Pioneer Press - News

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U.S. plans to dig deeper on antibiotics given to livestock
CHICAGO - The U.S. government next year plans to begin collecting more detailed data on antibiotics used on farms in a potential precursor to set targets for reduced use of the drugs in animals.
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Weather Talk: 90 degrees in April?
Temperatures in the 70s in March are rare and out of character but we got one this year when it was 75 on March 15. How about 90 degrees in April? It can happen. The last time was on April 30, 1992, when it was 94 degrees. It was 91 on April 23, 1990. It was 90 on April 18, 1987. In 1980 it was 94 on April 20 and then 100 on April 21.
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Bird flu strikes Stearns County turkey flock
The infection was confirmed Saturday, when state officials announced that a commercial flock of approximately 40,000 birds had been struck. The disease infected birds in one of four barns on the site. There had been a significant death loss in the infected barn, according to Dr. Bill Hartmann, state veterinarian, Minnesota Board of Health.
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Weather Talk: 75 degrees in March spoiled us
With the weather warming up the next few days, it is apparent the month of March will finish about seven degrees warmer than average. Even though most of us were disappointed in the weather, it was probably the early warmth (75 degrees March 15) that spoiled us.
Saturday, March, 28, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Soybeans cut swath through Western Canada wheat belt
Soybeans, once a novelty in Western Canadian fields, are poised to reach record-large acreage again this year, and some of the world’s biggest seed companies are betting they have further room to grow in a country known for wheat and canola.
Friday, March, 27, 2015 - Reuters - News

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North Dakota Farmers Union will seek referendum on exemptions to anti-corporate farming law
Leaders of North Dakota’s largest farmer-member organization decided Friday to pursue a ballot measure asking voters to reject a recently signed bill that would relax the state’s anti-corporate farming law to allow non-family corporations to own dairy and swine operations.
Friday, March, 27, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Grandin: Animals should be bred for disease resistance
WICHITA, Kan. — Reacting to the scandal surrounding the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center in Nebraska, meat industry consultant Temple Grandin on March 16 at the National Farmers Union convention said meat animals should be bred for “optimal rather than maximum” production.
Friday, March, 27, 2015 - Agweek - News

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North Dakota branding laws upheld for imported cattle
North Dakota Board of Animal Health members voted down a request by a 4-3 margin to end the branding of imported registered dairy cattle. In an effort to stop the spread of diseases, such as mad cow, Canadian cattle imported into North Dakota are required to be branded with the letters "CAN."
Friday, March, 27, 2015 - Bismarck Tribune - News

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Forecaster sees favorable weather for U.S. grains this season
A cool April in the U.S. southern Plains and Delta region will slow some planting of corn, soybeans and other crops but below-normal rainfall across the main crop belt should prevent any major planting delays this spring, an agricultural meteorologist said on Thursday.
Friday, March, 27, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Minnesota woman raises LaMancha goats for 20-plus years
Animals have always been a big part of Lori Guenther's life. "I just love it," she said. "I can't think of me living a life without animals." She grew up on a farm near here, where her family raised pigs, cows, chickens and ducks.
Friday, March, 27, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Hormones in beef: Myth vs. fact

Thursday, March, 26, 2015 - South Dakota State University Extension Service - News

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The fine art of dibbling: Advice for transplanting seedlings
FARGO -- If you promise not to laugh, I'll describe my past method of transplanting seedlings. It all started in junior high as I was learning to grow tomato and petunia plants from seed for my parents' flower beds and vegetable garden.
Thursday, March, 26, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Calving time offers new perspective
No matter how much we think we know about our cows, calving time always reveals another perspective about a cow’s disposition. Here are a few things I picked up from observing mother cows.
Thursday, March, 26, 2015 - - News

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ConAgra reports better-than-expected profit, raises forecast
ConAgra Foods Inc, the maker of Slim Jim beef jerky and Chef Boyardee pasta, reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit due to cost cuts and the company raised its full-year earnings forecast.
Thursday, March, 26, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Nutritionists warn diners to be wary of Warren Buffett's 'junk-food' portfolio
NEW YORK - Following Warren Buffett's investment advice may be smart but nutritionists say that eating too many of the "junk-food" products made by companies he has invested in isn't quite as wise.
Thursday, March, 26, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Man admits to hog farm shootings; names released
Jeremy Isaac Rodriguez Rios was charged Wednesday with two counts of murder, both Class AA felonies, in connection with the deaths of Brian James Story, 37, and Christopher Rusk Sluder, 50, according to the probable cause affidavit released by the Bottineau County Sheriff’s Department. All three were employees of Turtle Mountain Pork, a commercial hog operation located between Landa, N.D., and Souris, N.D. Souris is about 75 miles northeast of Minot.
Wednesday, March, 25, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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MPCA wild rice, clean water approach on political tightrope
On March 24, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency called for a “new approach” to regulate sulfate discharges in wild rice water, shifting from a single rule to calculating safe sulfate levels for 1,300 bodies of water.
Wednesday, March, 25, 2015 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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