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KFC faces pressure after McDonald’s says no antibiotics in chicken
KFC, the world’s largest chain of fried chicken restaurants, might face pressure from consumer and environmental groups to change how its poultry are raised after McDonald’s Corp. said it would switch to chicken raised without human antibiotics.
Thursday, March, 12, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Dry weather, costly fertilizer may hurt Brazil, Ukraine corn output
SINGAPORE - Brazil's corn output is expected to come under pressure this year due to dry weather, while high costs for fertilizers in strife-torn Ukraine will curb production there, a senior agricultural analyst said on Wednesday.
Wednesday, March, 11, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Chicken growers set to pay price for no-antibiotic McNugget
McDonald’s Corp.’s decision last week to phase out human antibiotics from its U.S. chicken supply will add to costs of production in a tight-margin business that are likely to be borne mostly by poultry companies.
Tuesday, March, 10, 2015 - - News

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Chicken growers set to pay price for no-antibiotic McNugget
McDonald's Corp's decision last week to phase out human antibiotics from its U.S. chicken supply will add to costs of production in a tight-margin business that are likely to be borne mostly by poultry companies.
Monday, March, 09, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Cow contentment is a good thing
At this time of year, the cows are calving or pregnant, so the feeling of contentment is prevalent within the cow herd. If one never has experienced the pleasure of walking among a herd of pregnant cows, ewes or other ruminants, there is a palpable feeling of contentment, a pleasurable waiting moment.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - North Dakota State University Extension Service - News

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ND House Ag Committee gets anti-corporate bill this week
This week, the North Dakota House Agriculture Committee will take the bull by the horns in the contentious proposed changes to the state’s anti-corporate farming law.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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USDA seeks comment on prevented-planting policies
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking comment by March 30 on recommendations that eventually could lead to changes in its prevented-planting insurance coverage levels. If approved, the changes would cut corn prevented-planting payment levels and increase rates for potatoes and green peas, among other things.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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ABCs of GMOs: On food shelves since 1994
GMOs — or genetically modified organisms — first hit U.S. grocery shelves in 1994. They have been hotly debated in the two decades since, being denounced as unstable, unhealthy "frankenfoods" by some while being touted as a solution to feeding a growing global population by others. “Farmers are obviously not out to harm their buyers,” says Scott Sinner, who grows both GMO and non-GMO crops. “Why would they be? It doesn’t make any sense.”
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Maintain health through backgrounding calves
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Even though calves might have been on a backgrounding program for several months, it doesn’t mean they are safe from subsequent health issues later on in the feeding period, says Russ Daly, professor and South Dakota State University Extension veterinarian, and Reid McDaniel, assistant professor and SDSU Extension feedlot specialist.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - - News

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Crude oil dive gives boost to farm economy
CHICAGO — Craig Uden, who fattens cattle for beef on his Nebraska feedlot, expects to cut his energy costs by as much as a quarter this year because of falling oil prices — a silver lining in an otherwise tough rural economy.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Reuters - 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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From cattle to corn, crude oil dive ripples through farm economy
The lowest energy prices since 2009, which have already benefited transport, retail and industrial companies, are giving farmers a boost just as the U.S. Department of Agriculture forecasts their incomes will plunge 32 percent this year.
Tuesday, February, 17, 2015 - Reuters - News

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USDA estimates report uneventful
For the week ending Feb. 12, March Minneapolis lost 2.75 cents, March Chicago lost 5.75 cents, and March Kansas City lost 7.75 cents. As of 10 a.m. Feb. 13, wheat trade was up 4 to 8 cents.
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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Drought clouds grass-fed beef aspirations
Texas rancher Jim Rackley would like to add more cattle to his herd of about 50 to take advantage of sizzling beef prices and growing demand from health-conscious consumers for his grass-fed beef. But the prospect of cloudless skies keeps him cautious.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Keep detailed records to avoid problems in a partnership
A recent conversation on the listserv for the American Agricultural Law Association focused on what were called “accidental partnerships.”
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - - News

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Big corn, soy meetings coming to Fargo, N.D.
The two big corn and soybean events of the winter are rolling into Fargo Holiday Inn, Feb. 17 and 18.
Friday, February, 13, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Scuse defends sugar suspension
Agriculture Undersecretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Michael Scuse on Feb. 9 vigorously defended the suspension agreements the Obama administration has negotiated with Mexico to settle cases U.S. sugar growers brought saying Mexico was shipping subsidized sugar to the U.S.
Thursday, February, 12, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Preparing for healthy calves is vital
No time is more important to beef producers than calving. “Doing everything we can to ensure the birth of a live, healthy calf is our responsibility as cattlemen, and it has a great impact on the business aspect of our operations,” says Carl Dahlen, North Dakota State University Extension Service beef cattle specialist. “Advanced preparation will go a long way to ensure the health of the new calves and the cows that delivered them.”
Wednesday, February, 11, 2015 - - 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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