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Pope says food commodity speculation hurts fight against hunger
Pope Francis condemned speculation in food commodities and greed for profits on Thursday, saying they were undermining the global fight against poverty and hunger. Addressing a United Nations conference on nutrition, he called on rich nations to share their wealth and denounced waste, excessive consumption and unequal distribution of food.
Thursday, November, 20, 2014 - - News

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Groups sue FDA over feed additive
A group of environmental and public health groups sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Nov. 6, seeking to set aside the agency’s approvals for feed additives containing ractopamine that are used to boost the weight of cattle and pigs.
Monday, November, 17, 2014 - Reuters - News

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GMO opponents praise law
BRUSSELS — EU politicians on Nov. 11 backed a plan to allow nations to ban genetically modified (GMO) crops on their soil even if they are given approval to be grown in the European Union, raising the chance their use will remain limited on the continent.
Monday, November, 17, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Appareo signs joint venture
Fargo-based Appareo Systems on Nov. 5 announced it has agreed to enter a joint venture with AGCO Corp. to develop technology for advanced machine control systems.
Monday, November, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Shippers request 'service arbitration'
Some agricultural shippers say North Dakota should institute a “service arbitration” to solve issues between grain shippers and the railroads in the state.
Monday, November, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farmers weigh crop insurance options
Upper Midwest farmers are wrapping up harvest. Now, with help from government employees, agricultural economists and others, they’re beginning their next big task.
Monday, November, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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West Coast labor disputes hurt Minn. exporters
Every month, Brushvale Seed in Breckenridge, Minn., typically prepares to ship about 100 containers of specialty soybeans to overseas customers. In recent years, the company has cashed in on Minnesota’s growing status as a top exporter of agricultural products. At $2.2 billion in 2012, soybeans were the state’s top agricultural export, with half of the state’s crop going overseas.
Friday, November, 14, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Time to focus on the books
Most farm families are totally focused on their harvest progress this time of the year, and on getting fieldwork done before the ground freezes. Spending time inside working on the books can be a challenge, but as the daylight hours start to shrink, I find it a little easier to set aside some extra time for crunching numbers.
Monday, November, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Goehring tops Taylor in ND ag commissioner race
FARGO – Republican incumbent Doug Goehring appeared in incomplete and unofficial results Tuesday to be withstanding a challenge from Democrat Ryan Taylor in a race for North Dakota agriculture commissioner overshadowed by energy issues.
Wednesday, November, 05, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Travelers settle in MN with Icelandic sheep
LITTLE FALLS, Minn. — There are farms all over central Minnesota, but perhaps none operated by as unlikely farmers as a stretch of acreage east of Little Falls on Minnesota Highway 27.
Monday, November, 03, 2014 - St. Cloud Times - News

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Record run for spring wheat
Jerry Kruger, a long-time Warren, Minn., wheat farmer, remembers when a spring wheat crop that yielded 40 beshels per acre was cause for celebration.
Monday, November, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Young siblings learn as they go after taking over family farm
Jon Bertsch and his sister, Allison Lee, didn’t plan on becoming farmers. In fact, 27-year-old Bertsch was a network administrator for a Fargo law firm and 24-year-old Lee was going to school for nursing. But after their dad died in 2012, they had some tough decisions to make.
Friday, October, 31, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Climate change a ‘threat multiplier’ for farming-dependent states
Climate change and food insecurity are “threat multipliers,” and 32 countries dependent on farming face an “extreme risk” of conflict or civil unrest in the next 30 years, a global analytics firm says.
Wednesday, October, 29, 2014 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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Ag chairman defends Cramer on farm bill delays
Battling Democratic accusations that he tried to derail the farm bill last year, Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., is getting help from his House Agriculture Committee chairman.
Tuesday, October, 28, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Energy and agriculture issues highlight ND ag commissioner race
The two candidates in the North Dakota agriculture commissioner’s race have clashed in their different approaches to balancing the conflicts between energy and agriculture.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Consider cattle weight and age groups in planning winter feed
Most producers seem to refer to cows as “the herd.” In reality, that herd is split into several age groups that often are overlooked. In fact, managers usually look at averages to guide managerial applications.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Target specific weeds
URBANA, Ill. — Herbicides applied in the fall often can provide improved control of many winter annual weed species, compared with similar applications made in the spring, according to a University of Illinois weed scientist.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - University of Illinois Urbana - News

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Groups urge inclusion in investment protection rules
WASHINGTON — U.S. business and agriculture groups have urged Pacific trading partners not to exclude tobacco from investment protection rules in a new free trade deal under negotiation, warning it would set a bad precedent.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - - News

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COOL supporters push for appeal
On Oct. 20, the World Trade Organization announced its ruling that the U.S. had failed to bring its of country-of-origin labeling for meat regulations fully in line with international fair trading rules, saying they still discriminate against Canada and Mexico and cause damages to their producers.
Friday, October, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farm groups warn on tobacco limits in Pacific trade pact
U.S. business and agriculture groups have urged Pacific trading partners not to exclude tobacco from investment protection rules in a new free trade deal under negotiation, warning it would set a bad precedent.
Thursday, October, 23, 2014 - - News

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