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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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Explore livestock insurance coverage
The deadline for policies is March 15.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Canadian farmers store fertilizer to fight dealers’ pricing power
Canadian farmers are plowing profits from bumper crops into fertilizer storage facilities to mitigate the pricing power held by major retailers and producers. Having their own
Friday, February, 27, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Lower corn acreage projected for 2015 season
With weather conditions still uncertain for the upcoming planting season, predictions remain stagnant for grain prices in 2015. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s long-term projection for acreage planted predicts a 2 million acre reduction nationwide in corn. Jack Davis, the crops business management field specialist at the South Dakota State University Extension Mitchell Regional Center, says acreage will be shuffled into soybeans, small grains and alfalfa forage seeding.
Friday, February, 27, 2015 - - News

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US Corn Belt farmland values down 3 percent in 2014
The average price of quality U.S. farmland fell 3 percent in 2014, marking the first annual decline in almost 30 years, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago said in its quarterly survey of district bankers on Thursday.
Friday, February, 27, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Reducing consumer food waste could save $300 billion yearly by 2030
Reducing consumer food waste could save the global economy up to $300 billion annually by 2030 as one third of all food produced worldwide ends up being discarded, a research group says.
Thursday, February, 26, 2015 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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Obama vetoes Keystone XL bill, but supporters say they’ll still work to get legislation passed
President Barack Obama didn’t waste time vetoing a bill that would have allowed Congress to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. The White House announced Tuesday that Obama blocked the legislation the same day it was placed on his desk. It’s only the third time the president has vetoed a bill in his six years in office.
Wednesday, February, 25, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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As food prices rise, Moscow and Kiev consider export controls
Officials in both Russia and Ukraine are considering tougher trade protections to keep food prices from spiraling as their currencies collapse, with Moscow taking more aggressive steps than Kiev to control exports.
Tuesday, February, 24, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Peaceful Valley Ranch operators hang up their saddles
Neil and Laura Tangen have a message for the 50,000 guests to their trail ride operation in the heart of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
Tuesday, February, 24, 2015 - Bismarck Tribune - News

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Summit participants say Cuba trade ban hurtful
A “farmer” who plants seeds that don’t grow in the same way for years is “probably not a farmer,” Cargill Inc. Vice President Devry Boughner Vorwerk told a Monday summit on restoring relations with Cuba.
Tuesday, February, 24, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Land survey seeks producer prospective
About 3,000 farmers from southeast North Dakota and eastern South Dakota will receive a survey this week from Iowa asking how and why their agricultural land use has changed in the past decade.
Tuesday, February, 24, 2015 - Agweek - News

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MN group concerned about industrial ag
BACKUS, Minn. — About 50 people living between Backus and Akeley in north-central Minnesota have signed a petition presented to Cass County commissioners asking the board to “defend our area from the abusive practices of industrial agriculture.”
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Irish beef arrives at U.S. embassy after 1990s ban
Irish beef — legal in the U.S. for the first time in 16 years — arrived at the Irish ambassador’s residence last week, brought by Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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USDA Ag Outlook brings surprises
Wheat slipped lower last week as traders continue to show concerns about slow export demand. It was a short trading week, as the markets were closed Feb. 16 in observance of President’s Day. For the week ending Feb. 19, March Minneapolis lost 13 cents, March Chicago dropped 5.25 cents and March Kansas City gave back 17.75 cents.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Mustard types have different markets
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — The three different mustards have distinctly different markets. Yellow is hot. Western Canadian farmers grew a larger crop last year than the year before, and most was yellow. Prices fell hard after harvest but have been on the upswing since, and new-crop prices are even higher. Trade is brisk. Farmers are selling and processors are busy. Yellow bids range between 33.5 to 36 cents per pound. Most, but not all, processors are buying.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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SD beef plant facility revamped for ‘heavy export’
FARGO, N.D. — Officials of the New Angus beef plant being revamped in Aberdeen, S.D., say they are still conservatively on track for a 2015 reopening of the facility, after its retrofitted for “heavy export” markets.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Sheep report shows small decline in region
WOONSOCKET, S.D. — Rick Tobin, of Woonsocket, S.D., farms along State Highway 281. His 160-head cattle herd is his main enterprise, but he farms and has 100 white face ewes. He sells market-ready sheep either in Platte, S.D., or Chamberlain, S.D.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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R-CALF USA expands focus into sheep
It’s called R-CALF USA, but the organization officially adopted a new species — sheep — as part of its representation in August 2014.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Economist: Winter wheat worries could boost prices
Frayne Olson said his crystal ball is no better than anyone else’s. But the North Dakota State University Extension Service crop economist thinks sluggish wheat prices could rebound this spring.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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