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Vilsack says no FSA closures this year
WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack’s proposal to close some Farm Service Agency offices came under attack on March 26 when he outlined his 2015 budget for the Senate Appropriations Agriculture Subcommittee.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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US meat groups thwarted in bid to block country-of-origin labels
A U.S. appeals court on Friday rejected a challenge by meat producers to a federal regulation that specifies labeling requirements for certain meat products, a move applauded by rancher and consumer groups.
Friday, March, 28, 2014 - - News

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Minn-dak Co-op studies 'field transfer'
Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative in Wahpeton, N.D., is studying whether to incorporate “field transfer” of harvesting sugar beets into its campaign options.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farmers, others fret over fertilizer flow
With the dry fall in 2012, farmers didn’t apply much fall fertilizer, so there was a big rush to apply it in a late, wet spring of 2013.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Alan Guebert's Wonderland
Syndicated columnist Alan Guebert has a very curious proposition for agriculture in his recent column. He thinks farmers and ranchers should dismiss the “disreputable” campaigns my organization runs, namely HumaneWatch.org and PETAKillsAnimals.com. And instead, they should do something —what, exactly, it is hard to say.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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French maize growers, seedmakers to appeal GMO ban again
French farmers and seed firms say they will mount a new challenge to a ban on growing genetically modified maize at the country’s top administrative court, saying it was unjustified.
Wednesday, March, 19, 2014 - - News

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With new discharge system, Bushmills Ethanol expects to shrink its water usage
Bushmills Ethanol of Atwater, Minn., has joined the growing number of ethanol producers in the country reducing the water they use, thereby shrinking their environmental footprint.
Tuesday, March, 18, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Maximize your investment by managing genetics
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Genetic management can be used to capture added value through the supply chain, according to Lisa Elliott, assistant professor and South Dakota State University Extension commodity marketing specialist.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - - News

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Black and Gold Farms acquires Dawson Farms, ND tightens requirements on swine and FUELS Act clears unnecessary regulation.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Researcher fights devastating rust disease
A driving force behind Maricelis Acevedo’s research is to make a difference. The assistant professor in the North Dakota State University Department of Plant Pathology certainly is doing that. Acevedo specializes in leading research dealing with rust disease in wheat, a fungal infection that can have devastating results on plants. In some parts of the world, the crop-killing fungus is called the “polio of agriculture.”
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - - News

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Pork producers ponder decreasing heat, increasing feed
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Dramatic increases in propane costs have many pork producers wondering if it’s more profitable to turn down the thermostat and increase available feed. This can be particularly true for early weaned pigs, which have the highest temperature requirement of all pigs.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - - News

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CHS drops objection in Anderson Seed case
FARGO, N.D. — CHS Inc., on March 7 withdrew a challenge of the North Dakota Public Service Commission’s assessment of its claim against cash grain deliveries to the insolvent Anderson Seed Inc.
Friday, March, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Taylor to run for ND ag commissioner
A North Dakota cattle rancher and former state senator who made an unsuccessful bid for governor in 2012 announced Thursday that he will be running for state agriculture commissioner.
Thursday, March, 13, 2014 - - News

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Cover crops workshop draws crowd
If one added up all the living animals, insects and people on Earth and weighed it against all of the living microorganisms below ground, the microorganisms would weigh more.
Wednesday, March, 12, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Caterpillar threatens Brazilian breadbasket
Brazilian farmers are battling a voracious caterpillar that likely arrived from Asia, challenging the agricultural superpower’s widely touted mastery of tropical farming, just as it is on the verge of becoming the world’s top soybean producer.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Weak pork prices extend China’s corn glut
A fresh outbreak of bird flu and tumbling pork prices are undermining China’s demand for animal feed, adding to a glut of corn and potentially prolonging a dispute over genetically modified (GMO) material that has curbed U.S. imports.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Set goals to recover from the October blizzard
The loss of known genetics and performance in cattle herds in areas of western South Dakota hit by the winter storm Atlas in October is a big issue, says Ken Olson, South Dakota State University Extension associate professor and beef specialist.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Surviving the October blizzard
The impact of the Oct. 4 storm has varied greatly from one producer to the next, but considerable help has been marshaled, and more is on the way.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ranch family recovers from October blizzard
It’s been five months since the historic blizzard of Oct. 4, 2013. Shawn and Kristy Freeland of Caputa, S.D., are among some 600 livestock producers getting by with a little help from their friends.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Sale barns face uncertain future
In about the last half-century, there was a steep decline in the number of farms in South Dakota. In 1959, there were 55,727 farms in the state, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report. By 2012, that number had fallen nearly 43 percent to 31,989.
Friday, March, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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