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ND ag commissioner Goehring survives GOP endorsement challenge
North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring survived a hard-fought challenge from Warwick nurse and rancher Judy Estenson for the Republican Party’s endorsement on Sunday at the GOP State Convention in Minot.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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WFO represents farm interests internationally
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Close to 300 representatives of 70 farm organizations from 50 countries gathered in Buenos Aires in late March for the fourth general assembly of the World Farmers’ Organization, a group formed in 2011 under the leadership of former North Dakota Farmers Union President Robert Carlson.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Atlanta firm to pay fine for robocalls made on behalf of NDFB
An Atlanta-based company that made robocalls this week on behalf of the North Dakota Farm Bureau to gauge support for three candidates in the race for state agriculture commissioner has agreed to pay a $500 fine for violating a state law prohibiting such calls, the attorney general’s office says.
Thursday, April, 03, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Ag commissioner endorsement to cap ND GOP convention
The North Dakota GOP endorsement for state agriculture commissioner, which has incumbent Doug Goehring pitted against challenger Judy Estenson in what’s expected to be the hottest contest for the party nod, will cap the three-day convention, which begins Friday.
Wednesday, April, 02, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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It's open season for ag job
What was looking to be another ho-hum tilt for North Dakota commissioner of agriculture could be one of the spotlight races of the 2014 political season. Instead of grousing over a likely slam-dunk for a popular Republican incumbent, Democrats are salivating over the real possibility they can win the ag office.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Rural, small town opportunity
Conventional rhetoric has told us, since the Ag Crisis of the 1980s, perhaps since the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, that family farming and America’s small towns are in decline. But we told the journalists who called us, “of course the numbers have gone up. We’ve worked hard to create opportunities in rural and small town America.”
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Agweek - 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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Scientists urge change to Europe’s GMO regulation
LONDON — Europe’s stringent regulation of genetically modified (GM) crops has no rational basis and should be revamped to allow countries who want to opt out and grow GM foods to do so, British scientific advisers say.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Interest in soil health grows in Upper midwest
Jerry Sikorski, a pilot and farmer, saw from the air years ago how erosion was hurting U.S. farmland. That led the veteran Ekalaka, Mont., producer to search for ways to protect his own soil.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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NFU discusses 2014 priorities
SANTA FE, N.M. — The National Farmers Union will try to increase its membership and fight for the preservation of country-of-origin labeling for red meat, the Renewable Fuel Standard and fair trade agreements in 2014, NFU President Roger Johnson said during the group’s annual convention in Santa Fe, N.M., which ended March 11.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Group seeks court order on USDA over GM alfalfa
A public interest group is asking a court to force the U.S. Department of Agriculture to turn over documents explaining its approval of a genetically altered alfalfa, even as the department acknowledged the crop’s potential to do environmental damage.
Friday, March, 14, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Scientists urge change to Europe’s GMO regulation
Europe’s stringent regulation of genetically modified (GM) crops has no rational basis and should be revamped to allow countries who want to opt out and grow GM foods to do so, British scientific advisers said on Friday.
Friday, March, 14, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Fraternity of farming
The four Podolls were named 2014 Organic Farmers of the Year by the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service, or MOSES, a prominent nonprofit organization based in Spring Valley, Wis. Nearly 3,400 people attended the organization’s recent annual convention.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Minn-Dak Growers, CHS pact could be good
At least one grower who contracts with Minn-Dak Growers Ltd., of Grand Forks, N.D., says he’s hopeful about a new marketing agreement between the specialty crops processor and giant agricultural cooperative CHS Inc.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Vilsack makes promises to ethanol industry
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said in Phoenix Feb. 27 that even though Congress has said he can’t use one U.S. Department of Agriculture program to subsidize blender pumps, he will use a wide array of other programs to help the ethanol industry, as well as promote ethanol exports for the first time and express his views on the Renewable Fuel Standard to the Environmental Protection Agency and the White House.
Friday, February, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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USDA report: US GMO crops show benefits, concerns
After more than 15 years of using genetically modified crops, U.S. farmers are continuing to see an array of benefits, but the impacts on the environment and on food production are mixed, and high farmer use of a popular herbicide on GMO crops is a cause for ongoing concern, according to a report issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Ryan Taylor considering run for ag commissioner
A cattle rancher and former state senator who made an unsuccessful bid for governor in 2012 is considering a run for state agriculture commissioner, a job currently held by a Republican who faces a challenge for the GOP endorsement.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Crop insurance industry educates farmers on new farm bill
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz . — Agents will need to explain the intricacies of the new commodity programs and crop insurance this year, even though the changes to crop insurance will not go into effect until next year, key industry officials said last week at the annual crop insurance convention.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Taylor considering candidacy for ag commissioner
BISMARCK, N.D. — A cattle rancher and former state senator who made an unsuccessful bid for governor in 2012 is considering a run for state agriculture commissioner, a job currently held by a Republican who faces a challenge for the GOP endorsement.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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ND Farm Bureau off on peculiar campaign
The NDFB is advancing a hubristic notion that what’s good for the Farm Bureau is good for North Dakota. It follows that the organization would attempt to work its will and impose a self-serving agenda on the state via a compliant Legislature and a hand-picked ag commissioner. Thoughtful North Dakotans should say “no” to that aim.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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