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Milk price drop brings concerns in Minnesota dairy country
After several profitable years, dairy farmers are seeing their bull market crash. Milk prices have dropped by more than one-third since last fall. China, a major American milk importer the past few years, is projected to slash imports this year by about $1 billion. And next month, the European Union will lift production caps on its farmers so they can produce as much milk as they want.
Friday, March, 20, 2015 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Keep calves with scours hydrated
Once calves are safely on the ground, many cattle producers continue to worry about the possibility of neonatal calf diarrhea or calf scours, says Janna Kincheloe, South Dakota State University Extension research associate.
Thursday, March, 19, 2015 - South Dakota State University Extension Service - News

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Poison threat weakens formula demand
Chinese demand for New Zealand infant formula has fallen after a threat by suspected environmental activists to contaminate the product with an agricultural poison, the head of an exporter group says.
Thursday, March, 19, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Think tank predicts payment peak
Government support for U.S. grain farmers under the new five-year farm bill will peak with the coming 2015 crop, the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute says in a new report.
Wednesday, March, 18, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Mixed reactions to ND House passage of anti-corporate exemptions
The North Dakota House Agriculture Committee on March 16 passed new exemptions for dairy and swine for the anti-corporate farming bill. The bill goes back to the Senate to consider amendments passed in the House version.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - - News

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Agweek pets of the week: Eula and Heartache
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.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Canada faces tough choices in Pacific trade talks
OTTAWA, March 12 (Reuters) - Canada faces difficult choices in talks on a proposed 12-country Pacific trade pact and is doing its best to protect national interests, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Thursday.
Saturday, March, 14, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Daugaard signs raw milk bill
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed SB 45, to legalize certain raw milk sales. The bill, which defines raw milk for human consumption and legalizes raw cream sales, will ensure raw milk sales remain legal and that raw milk producers can thrive under clear, proper regulations.
Friday, March, 13, 2015 - - News

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Think tank says U.S. farm bill payments to peak with 2015 crop
CHICAGO - Government support for U.S. grain farmers under the new five-year farm bill will peak with the coming 2015 crop, the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute said in a new report.
Tuesday, March, 10, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Hoeven introduces relaxed school meals
WASHINGTON — Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., introduced legislation that would give schools more flexibility in the kinds of grain products they serve and stop further reductions in sodium in school meals.
Monday, March, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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ND House Ag Committee hears testimony on anti-corporate bill
North Dakota’s House Agriculture Committee heard more than eight hours of testimony March 5 on a bill that would relax the state’s anti-corporate farming law to allow corporations to own swine and dairy operations. Some think the bill opens the door to corporate ownership of beef feedlots above the current size cap of 640 acres, or one square mile.
Thursday, March, 05, 2015 - Agweek - 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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Minnesota dairy farm locked in legal battle with state
A Cook County, Minn., farmer will appear in State District Court in Grand Marais on Monday, defending his refusal to allow a state inspection he doesn’t want and contends his farm doesn’t need.
Wednesday, March, 04, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek
Make sure you pick up a copy of the March 9 edition of Agweek for a thorough explanation of the farm bill safety-net programs. The deadline to sign up is rapidly approaching and we'll tell you what you need to know. We'll also bring legislative coverage of grain sale regulations, North Dakota's anti-corporate farming bill, South Dakota's raw milk bill, and more. Lisa's here to tell you all about it.
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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ND farm law tweak no big deal
There is more support this year to make changes in North Dakota’s anti-corporate farming law. The proposed changes are reasonable but won’t guarantee a rejuvenation of dairy and hog farms, as intended.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Sluggish economy weighs on cocoa demand in Europe
Cocoa demand is likely to remain depressed this year as high bean prices make processing less profitable and put pressure on chocolate makers to shrink bar sizes or use cheaper alternative ingredients such as vegetable oils in products.
Tuesday, February, 17, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Pro-GMO labeling senators plan amendment
Senators who favor the labeling of foods with genetically modified ingredients hope to use the amendment process to pass a labeling measure in the Senate, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said Feb. 12.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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South Dakota’s thriving dairy industry sets example for neighboring states
PARKER, S.D. — South Dakota’s steady growth in livestock development in the past decade has come with some changes in corporate structures, but also sheer capitalistic desire and intense political support.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Pro-GMO labeling senators plan amendment
Senators who favor the labeling of foods with genetically modified ingredients hope to use the amendment process to pass a labeling measure in the Senate, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said Feb. 12.
Friday, February, 13, 2015 - Agweek - News

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