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Pasture-raised pork a boost to local food scene
Wrenshall, Minn., hog farmer Matt Weik can talk passionately about the marbling of his pork, its dark red color and its ability to melt in your mouth given certain treatments. And then later, he’s sitting in a cozy hay-filled pen with a sow and her piglets, stroking the mother and delicately checking on the babies. It sort of proves the theory: you can have your bacon, but you should scratch it, too.
Wednesday, January, 28, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Determine an approach to meet cattle goals
Everything has a cost. As the beef industry interacts with the market, individual producers must decide their approach to survival and meeting the family and operational goals.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - - News

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Senate ag now controlled by Kansas
WASHINGTON — Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., will chair the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran, R-Miss., announced Jan. 21.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - Agweek - News

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NFU releases COOL study, Butterfield Foods files reply to HSUS allegations and a new outbreak of avian flu found in Washington state
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - - News

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USDA surveys organic farmers
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is surveying organic farmers, and producers must respond by mail by Feb. 13 or online by April 3. The Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Society of Spring Valley, Wis., says the survey is a follow-up to USDA’s 2012 Census of Agriculture, which found that total organic product sales by American farms and ranches increased 83 percent since 2007.
Thursday, January, 22, 2015 - - News

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Extension sessions update ag professionals
CROOKSTON, Minn. — Nitrogen fertilizer is too expensive to waste and too useful to skimp on — and determining the proper amount to apply to crops can be difficult, said Fabian Fernandez, nutrient management and water quality specialist in the University of Minnesota’s department of soil, water and climate.
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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US rolls out new Cuba rules on trade, travel
The U.S. rolled out a sweeping set of measures on Jan. 15 to significantly ease the half-century-old embargo against Cuba, opening up the country to expanded travel, trade and financial activities.
Thursday, January, 15, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Roberts confirmed as ag committee chair
WASHINGTON — Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., was confirmed as chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee on Jan. 9, and becomes the first person to have chaired both the House and Senate Agriculture committees in modern times.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Special to Agweek - News

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Official: CAR fighters must embrace farming
ROME — A full-scale food crisis has been averted in Central African Republic following a bout of sectarian bloodletting, but unemployed young men will need jobs for peace to hold in the agriculture-dependent country, a United Nations official says.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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New show expands brand, works closely with magazine
Agweek TV debuts Jan. 11. The 30-minute weekly television show will focus on agricultural issues and developments important in the Upper Midwest, says Shawna Olson, the show’s host.
Monday, January, 05, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Exporters unwise to use credit in Cuba
U.S. agriculture exporters should stick to a cash basis for sales to Cuba, according to John Kavulich, executive director of the U.S.-Cuba Trade and Economic Council.
Monday, December, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Devils Lake, ND, farm show celebrates anniversary
The first Lake Region Extension Roundup 35 years ago was a relatively modest one-day event that focused on sunflowers, the hot crop of the day.
Monday, December, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND farmer makes farm bill decisions for the last time before handing operation over to sons
Al Juliuson is in the process of signing up for the Agricultural Act of 2014.
Monday, December, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Many factors contribute to 4-H expansion
Statewide, 4-H membership grew in 2014 by 500. South Dakota 4-H now boasts 8,911 members. Ringkob says continued growth can be attributed to many factors — specifically the program’s ability to break traditional molds and evolve to meet the changing needs of youth and families throughout the state.
Monday, December, 22, 2014 - SDSU Extension - News

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A fire destroys a North Dakota grain elevator, experts say there are only 60 years of farming left if soil degradation conties and an appropriations bill would prevent a second beef checkoff and require a report on COOL.
Monday, December, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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More students at poor US schools get free meals in federal initiative
Over half of the nation’s high-poverty schools are taking advantage of a new federal initiative intended to make it easier for U.S. children to eat nutritious cafeteria meals for free, federal officials say.
Thursday, December, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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I-29 Dairy Consortium hosts calf and heifer tour
A dramatically improved dairy economy has been the source of optimism, keeping dairy replacement heifer values strong nationwide.
Monday, December, 01, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Budget livestock profits wisely
This will probably be a year of record livestock income for many. I hear the term income more frequently than the term profit.
Monday, December, 01, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Expect slow ag machinery sales
The farm equipment and implement business is bracing for a correction in corn- and soybean-dependent areas of the region. Dealers expect to be buoyed by livestock-related diversification, turf and construction areas in 2015.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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