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El Nino seems all but certain, Asia braces for crop damage
SINGAPORE - In 2009, the El Nino brought the worst drought in four decades to India. It razed wheat fields in Australia and damaged crops across Asia. Food prices surged. A closely watched forecast by Japan will confirm its return this year as all but certain now.
Monday, May, 11, 2015 - Reuters - News

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NDSU grad fills newly formed livestock environmental stewardship position
Miranda Meehan had her first herd of 15 cattle while she was still in high school. "It was my responsibility to take care of them," she said. "I had to help purchase feed and vaccines, pay for vet bills. And I showed them so I had to get them prepared for shows and all those responsibilities. I spent hours out in the barn."
Friday, May, 08, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Brazil takes aim at U.S. farm subsidies as Rousseff readies visit
BRASILIA - After finally turning the page on a dispute over spying that hampered attempts to deepen trade ties, Brazil and the United States may be headed for another clash, this time over U.S. farm subsidies.
Friday, May, 01, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Analysis: Chinese farmers to grow up to 15 percent less soy in 2015-2016
BEIJING - Farmers in China, the world's top buyer of soybeans, could slash the amount of land they use to grow the oilseed by as much as 15 percent in 2015/16 due to uncertainty over how a new subsidy scheme will work, industry analysts said.
Thursday, April, 23, 2015 - Reuters - News

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For Western companies, Russia's recovery is worth waiting for
MOSCOW - Western companies are sticking with Russia, waiting for an economic rebound that they expect will once again bring rich rewards although some have cut operations to weather the slump.
Thursday, April, 23, 2015 - Reuters - News

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'Nutraceuticals' a blurry frontier between food and drugs
LONDON - A boom in "nutraceuticals" - food and drinks with potential health benefits - is paving the way for a rush of deals, as food and drug companies compete to dominate a market expected to be worth $280 billion by 2018.
Tuesday, April, 21, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Northwest Minnesota farmers still like corn
Like Sherman’s March to the Sea, corn had been driving steadily and relentlessly into northwest Minnesota. High corn prices have encouraged farmers here to grow the crop, and new, faster-maturing varieties have allowed them to do it.
Monday, April, 13, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Meehan joins NDSU

Sunday, April, 05, 2015 - North Dakota State University Extension Service - News

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Russia may extend tax on wheat exports
Russia may extend a tax on wheat exports beyond July 1, but is yet to make a final decision, Russian news agencies cited Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich, who is in charge of the sector, as saying on Friday.
Saturday, April, 04, 2015 - - 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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Keep calves with scours hydrated
Once calves are safely on the ground, many cattle producers continue to worry about the possibility of neonatal calf diarrhea or calf scours, says Janna Kincheloe, South Dakota State University Extension research associate.
Thursday, March, 19, 2015 - South Dakota State University Extension Service - 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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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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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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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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Ag committee chairman wants thorough evaluation of SNAP
WASHINGTON — House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway, R-Texas, told reporters on Jan. 22 that his plans to undertake a “full-scale review” of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program without “prejudging the outcome” could be altered if he receives budget instructions from leadership before that review is finished.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Grand Forks, N.D., eyes next UAS project
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — With its lease agreement for an unmanned aerial systems business park set to wrap up soon, Grand Forks County is turning to its next UAS-related project — a sensor development range.
Monday, January, 05, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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NDSU scientists advise China’s soy farmers
FARGO, N.D. — Soil scientists from North Dakota State University recently traveled to China and consulted with farmers on how to prevent soil erosion in the cradle of world soy production.
Monday, January, 05, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Small gifts from big, mean cows
TOWNER, N.D. — It’s been quite a year to be in the cattle business. I’m not trying to brag, but I’m sure not complaining. It’s the kind of year where you can update some equipment, pay down some debt, put a little money away and prepare for a day when the markets aren’t so rosy.
Monday, December, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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EU grain to enjoy spoils of Russian export curbs
European Union grain exporters will be the main beneficiaries of Russia’s pullback from international grain markets as Moscow races to cool domestic prices in the face of economic crisis, analysts and traders say.
Thursday, December, 18, 2014 - Reuters - News

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