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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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No antibiotics or growth hormones in organic meat
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Natural and organic beef market share has been increasing in the past few decades.
Friday, March, 27, 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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Local grains could be good option for some area farmers
If you’re looking to diversify your farming operation or add value to it, Steve Zwinger has a suggestion: Local grains.
Monday, March, 23, 2015 - Agweek - 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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SD Legislature passes raw milk bill; governor expected to sign
South Dakota raw milk producers can continue to sell milk directly to customers, but under strict rules to protect the reputation of the larger commercial dairy industry.
Wednesday, March, 04, 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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Finance timing an issue as R&D lab comes to Fargo, ND
FARGO, N.D. — Officials leading the development of a National Agricultural Genotyping Center in Fargo say the laboratory is likely to start hiring people in the second quarter of 2015.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Economist at Northern Soybean Expo sees continued recovery
Don’t expect much inflation in 2015, but do expect a continued economic recovery, a nationally known economist told hundreds of conference-going farmers on Feb. 17 at the Northern Soybean Expo in Fargo, N.D.
Wednesday, February, 18, 2015 - Agweek - News

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NASDA supports FDA as biotech labeler
The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture on Feb. 3 passed a resolution to support a “national uniform labeling policy for foods derived from genetic engineering” and to reaffirm the Food and Drug Administration as “the authority in uniform food labeling.”
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Optimism at Sioux Falls Farm Show
The drum beat of bad news in commodity markets rules the day at the Sioux Falls, S.D., Salute to Agriculture — a multi-venue exposition during the Sioux Falls Farm Show and the concurrent Sioux Empire Farm Show livestock event Jan. 28 to 30.
Wednesday, January, 28, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Farm Bureau presents award to Vilsack
SAN DIEGO — The American Farm Bureau Federation, though legally a nonpartisan organization, is known as Republican-leaning. But recently, its leaders gave Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, a Democrat, an award for his performance in office.
Monday, January, 19, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Anti-corporate farming, urban ag among topics in state legislatures
FARGO, N.D. — Against a backdrop of strong livestock prices and declining crop commodity prices, state legislative agriculture committees in the area are looking for ways to help farmers and ranchers thrive.
Monday, January, 19, 2015 - Agweek - News

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