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Jasper Schneider to step down from USDA post
Jasper Schneider is stepping down after five and a half years as the state director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development division, the department said. A former two-term state representative from Fargo, he was also appointed last fall as acting administrator of the Rural Utilities Service.
Wednesday, April, 08, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Energy beet trials show results
I continue to spend part of my time investigating the economic and environmental impacts of beets as an industrial crop. When I got the results of the 2014 yield trials from the Carrington and Langdon Research Extension Centers in North Dakota, I almost fell out of my chair.
Wednesday, April, 08, 2015 - North Dakota State University Extension Service - News

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Chinese citizens sue government over transparency on Monsanto herbicide
BEIJING - Three Chinese citizens are taking China's Ministry of Agriculture to court in a bid to make public a toxicology report supporting the approval of Monsanto's popular weedkiller, Roundup, 27 years ago.
Wednesday, April, 08, 2015 - Reuters - 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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Russia may consider lifting food ban from Greece, Hungary, Cyprus
MOSCOW - The Russian government could consider removing Greece, Hungary and Cyprus from its ban on most Western food imports, Russian Agriculture Minister Nikolai Fyodorov was quoted as saying on Tuesday.
Tuesday, April, 07, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Research focuses on closing yield gap
Crop science researchers at the University of Illinois interested in determining and reducing corn yield gaps are addressing this important issue by taking a systematic approach to the problem.
Tuesday, April, 07, 2015 - University of Illinois - News

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'The pendulum has swung'
Anna Stansbery is going full bore. Calving is underway, and the Carrington, N.D., veterinarian’s services are needed often. Kevin Wolsky, a father of eight, is always busy. But planting season is at hand, and the Carrington farmer soon will be even busier.
Monday, April, 06, 2015 - Agweek - News

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USDA's prospective plantings friendly to wheat
Wheat opened the week beginning March 30 higher as early weather concerns continue to provide support. The weather over the previous weekend was dry for the Western Plains, and the forecast remains dry, as well.
Monday, April, 06, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Home near the Range: Farmers, ranchers end up on walls of cafe
The coffee is always free at The Farmer’s Daughter Cafe. It’s sponsored by local businesses and individuals, and when customers drink it, they get to sit near some of the area’s hardest-working men.
Monday, April, 06, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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N.D. potato grower leading national marketing group
Carl Hoverson, a Larimore, N.D., potato grower, was elected 2015 chairman of the U.S. Potato Board at its recent annual meeting. He will spend the next year working to enhance the popularity of potatoes.
Monday, April, 06, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Women wanted for upcoming Annie’s Project
Annie’s Project was designed to empower women by providing detailed farm/ranch management information and build networks between women. Over a six-week period, women will learn how to develop financial records, learn key communication skills, ask questions about retirement and estate planning and expand marketing knowledge.
Friday, April, 03, 2015 - SDSU Extension Service - News

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State, feds talk reimbursement for wolf attacks
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- More than 50 people, most of them ranchers and farmers, gathered in Bemidji on Thursday to hear how the government can compensate them when their cattle are killed by predators, mainly wolves. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency hosted the town hall meeting to explain state and federal programs that reimburse livestock losses due to wolves, avian raptors and weather.
Friday, April, 03, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Canada discontinues railroad penalties; US grain cars caught up
U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., says he's pleased the Canadian government has decided to discontinue its penalties for Class I railroads in Canada if they fail to move minimum weekly grain volumes, but he says they could resume any time.
Thursday, April, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Special Report: Why Brazil has a big appetite for banned pesticides
LIMOEIRO DO NORTE, Brazil - The farmers of Brazil have become the world’s top exporters of sugar, orange juice, coffee, beef, poultry and soybeans. They’ve also earned a more dubious distinction: In 2012, Brazil passed the United States as the largest buyer of pesticides. This rapid growth has made Brazil an enticing market for pesticides banned or phased out in richer nations because of health or environmental risks.
Thursday, April, 02, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Agweek pets of the week: Sally and Doug
Who’s your pet who’s become part of your family? We’d love to meet him or her! Email a photo or video of your favorite farm animal - barn cats and field dogs count, too - to kstromsodt@agweek.com. We’ll share your farms pets every week on Agweek.com.
Tuesday, March, 31, 2015 - Agweek - News

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North Dakota seeks to join suit against federal fracking rule
BISMARCK -- The state of North Dakota will join a lawsuit alleging overreach in the federal government new hydraulic fracturing regulations, the state Industrial Commission voted Tuesday. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem told Gov. Jack Dalrymple that Wyoming’s claims in its existing lawsuit reflect North Dakota’s interests. If a judge accepts the motion to intervene, the state of North Dakota would become a party in the suit, which was filed March 26 in the federal district of Wyoming.
Tuesday, March, 31, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Canada reducing number of meat inspections
The Canadian government, under pressure to eliminate its budget deficit, has reduced the frequency of inspections at certain Alberta meat-packing plants and plans to cut spending on food safety, the food inspectors' union said on Tuesday.
Tuesday, March, 31, 2015 - Reuters - News

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South Dakota Dairy Expo attracts producers from across U.S.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The Central Plains Dairy Expo in Sioux Falls, S.D., held March 24 to 26, saw a jump in attendance and exhibits this year.
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Energy beets slow to catch on in North Dakota
FARGO, N.D. — Development of energy beets in North Dakota is still nebulous, while projects in California are moving forward.
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - Agweek - 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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