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Organic checkoff proposed
The Organic Trade Association on May 12 formally petitioned the U.S. Department of Agriculture to begin the process of setting up an organic checkoff that it said would collect money for research and promotion to allow the industry to grow and clear up consumer confusion about organic products.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Double-cropping can help meet fuel demand
Much attention has been given to dedicated, perennial bioenergy crops to meet the revised Renewable Fuel Standard mandating production of 36 billion gallons of biofuel by the year 2022.
Tuesday, May, 12, 2015 - University of Illinois, Urbana - News

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Novozymes investors bet on biofuel and agricultural breakthroughs
COPENHAGEN - Investors have high hopes for Novozymes and the enzymes it makes to improve chemical processes in a variety of industries, but analysts warn of pitfalls in a growth strategy reliant on a biofuel sector still in its infancy and unproven farming biotechnology.
Monday, May, 11, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Montana Stockgrowers seeking applications for Environmental Stewardship Award
Do you know a Montana rancher who is a leader in stewardship and sustainability, implementing conservation practices to ensure the social, economic, and environmental sustainability of their operation? Encourage them to apply for the Montana Environmental Stewardship Award, presented by the Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA). Applications for the 2015 award are due June 30.
Friday, May, 08, 2015 - - News

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Novozymes investors bet on biofuel and agricultural breakthroughs
Investors have high hopes for Novozymes and the enzymes it makes to improve chemical processes in a variety of industries, but analysts warn of pitfalls in a growth strategy reliant on a biofuel sector still in its infancy and unproven farming biotechnology.
Friday, May, 08, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Syngenta rejects $45 billion Monsanto takeover offer
Agrochemicals firm Syngenta on Friday rejected a $45 billion takeover offer from Monsanto, saying the offer undervalued the Swiss firm and did not fully take into account regulatory risks.
Friday, May, 08, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Monsanto and Syngenta hire U.S. banks to advise on possible takeover
LONDON/FRANKFURT - Agricultural companies Monsanto and Syngenta are working with investment banks on a takeover deal that would create an industry behemoth with combined sales of more than $31 billion, three sources familiar with the matter said.
Thursday, May, 07, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Scientists create new low-allergen soybean
A decade-long effort by university scientists yielded a new soybean with significantly reduced levels of three key proteins responsible for the food’s its allergenic and anti-nutritional effects.
Thursday, May, 07, 2015 - University of Illinois, Urbana - News

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Cuba insists it has oil; U.S. companies still uninterested
HAVANA - Cuba unveiled new data on Wednesday it said confirmed there were billions of barrels of oil beneath its Gulf of Mexico waters but admitted there was little interest in new exploration even with the thaw in U.S. relations.
Wednesday, May, 06, 2015 - Reuters - News

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FAA in partnerships to test beyond-line-of-sight drones
WASHINGTON - The Federal Aviation Administration said it would work with two private U.S. companies to test commercial drones that can fly beyond an operator's line of sight, a precursor to sophisticated drone operations such as package delivery.
Wednesday, May, 06, 2015 - Reuters - News

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To protect carob groves, Cyprus recruits owls and snakes
ANOGYRA, Cyprus - Barn owls and black snakes are being enlisted in Cyprus to protect carob trees, known on the Mediterranean island since antiquity and once a flourishing export but now threatened by urbanization and rats.
Wednesday, May, 06, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Broccoli and big ag share space on Red River Valley farm
Spring means nonstop activity at Kragnes Family Farms, where David Kragnes and his son Ben are putting corn seed in a planter in the farmyard.
Tuesday, May, 05, 2015 - Minnesota Public Radio - News

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Tester criticizes land-grant colleges on organics
As attendees at the Organic Trade Association luncheon April 15 ate a salad with bulgur wheat from his organic farm, Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., the only organic farmer in the Senate, said advocates would have to work hard to achieve labeling of genetically modified foods, and more farmers would transition to organic operations if the land-grant colleges paid more attention to organics.
Monday, April, 27, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Bemidji eco-friendly greenhouse can grow produce all year long
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Staff at Root Value, Lueken's Village Foods' new aquaponics greenhouse, gave a tour of the state-of-the-art facility on Wednesday. A new Bemidji state-of-the-art, ultra-efficient aquaponics greenhouse grows fruits and vegetables year round in water infused with the natural byproducts of 250 tilapia fish for nutrients, rather than soil and conventional fertilizer.
Thursday, April, 23, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Tester calls for GMO labeling
As attendees at the Organic Trade Association luncheon April 15 ate a salad with bulgur wheat from his organic farm, Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., the only organic farmer in the Senate, said advocates would have to work hard to achieve labeling of genetically modified foods, and that more farmers would transition to organic operations if the land-grant colleges paid more attention to organics.
Tuesday, April, 21, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Omdahl: Volatility of oil, ag tests biennial system
Policymaking in Bismarck just became more “iffy” with news that the country is producing and importing 1 million more barrels of oil daily than it is consuming. Available storage is rapidly disappearing.
Thursday, April, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Omdahl: Volatility of oil, ag tests biennial system
Policymaking in Bismarck just became more “iffy” with news that the country is producing and importing 1 million more barrels of oil daily than it is consuming. Available storage is rapidly disappearing.
Tuesday, April, 07, 2015 - Agweek - News

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VIDEO: An eye on efficiency in beef cattle
Arizona rancher Chuck Backus spoke at the National Angus Convention last fall, and included comments about efficiency and beef cattle.
Tuesday, April, 07, 2015 - - News

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Businesses win beef product awards

Sunday, April, 05, 2015 - Minnesota Beef Council - News

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Co-ops worry about USDA reorganization
Co-op leaders are worried the U.S. Department of Agriculture will be reorganizing its division that collects statistics and does research on co-ops. They’re concerned the changes could lead to a decline in services for co-ops that USDA has provided since the Cooperative Marketing Act was passed in 1926.
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - Agweek - News

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