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U.S. launches inquiry into research center over animal abuse reports
An inquiry is underway of the U.S. government’s key livestock research center in Nebraska after media reports of animal welfare abuse, according to an auditing group that investigates U.S. Department of Agriculture programs.
Wednesday, March, 11, 2015 - Reuters - News

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USDA chief orders improved animal welfare protocols at research center
No new research projects will begin at the U.S. government’s key livestock study center until animal welfare is improved through stronger oversight and better training of standards, says U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
Monday, March, 09, 2015 - Reuters - News

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FAO: World food prices continue to fall
Global food prices fell 1 percent in February to their lowest in more than 4.5 years, with cereals, meat and sugar declining, oils steady and only dairy prices rebounding sharply, the United Nations food agency says
Monday, March, 09, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Trade creates opportunities for ag
Exports hold potential for South Dakota
Monday, March, 09, 2015 - - News

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World food prices continue to fall in February
ROME - Global food prices fell 1 percent in February to their lowest in more than four-and-a-half years, with cereals, meat and sugar declining, oils steady and only dairy prices rebounding sharply, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday.
Friday, March, 06, 2015 - Reuters - 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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U.S. government report outlines foods most prone to pathogens
CHICAGO - More than 80 percent of cases of a certain E. coli illness were linked to beef and vegetables grown in rows, according to a U.S. government report on Tuesday.
Tuesday, February, 24, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Crude oil dive gives boost to farm economy
CHICAGO — Craig Uden, who fattens cattle for beef on his Nebraska feedlot, expects to cut his energy costs by as much as a quarter this year because of falling oil prices — a silver lining in an otherwise tough rural economy.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Wisconsin county board backs moratorium on concentrated animal feeding operations
Bayfield County will take 12 months to study concentrated animal feeding operations after residents turned out in opposition to Reicks View Farms’ proposed operation in the county.
Thursday, February, 19, 2015 - - News

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From cattle to corn, crude oil dive ripples through farm economy
The lowest energy prices since 2009, which have already benefited transport, retail and industrial companies, are giving farmers a boost just as the U.S. Department of Agriculture forecasts their incomes will plunge 32 percent this year.
Tuesday, February, 17, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Ag department looks ahead to 2024
The next few years will be difficult for U.S. crop producers, but the next decade holds both opportunities and challenges for American agriculturalists overall, a new U.S. Department of Agriculture report says.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Economist: Strong cattle prices likely to persist in 2015
RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Jan. 1 U.S. federal cattle-on-hand report shows all numbers above trade expectations, with a slow rebuilding curve that indicates strong cattle prices in 2015, according to experts speaking at a new cattle seminar at the Black Hills Stock Show.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Growing US hog herd, flat Chinese demand slams pork prices
For decades, Chuck Souder relied on corn and soybeans to keep his 400-acre Iowa farm running, but with corn selling for half its price two years ago and soybeans slumping, Souder has shifted to what he hopes will be a more profitable crop: Pigs.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Japan farming reforms a stiff test of Abe’s resolve
After December’s landslide re-election, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s program to revive the nation’s economy is set to meet perhaps its stiffest challenge, the nation’s sclerotic farming industry.
Tuesday, February, 03, 2015 - Reuters - News

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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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Vilsack orders update of agency’s animal welfare research strategy
U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has directed agency staff to create and deliver an updated Animal Welfare Strategy plan within 60 days, according to an internal email reviewed by Reuters.
Tuesday, January, 27, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Far northwest Wis. residents wrestle with proposed hog facility
An application was filed with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in December that would make it the first so-called Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation in a county widely known for its apple orchards and family farms. The operation could have as many as 20,000 to 25,000 pigs on site at any given time.
Tuesday, January, 27, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Farm-to-table regaining popularity
We didn’t know it back then, but everyone on the big southern Illinois dairy farm of my youth was a foodie.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - - News

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Beef byproducts at record high values
FARGO, N.D. — The values of beef byproducts — parts such as livers, hearts, tongues, stomachs and hides — have been increasing and are at record-high values, according to Tim Petry, North Dakota State University Extension livestock marketing economist.
Monday, January, 19, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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AgCountry declares $12 million patronage dividend, Minn. Farmers Union asks for appeal of wolf ruling, John Deere announces new private crop insurance policy, Calif. firm recalls beef, pork products for possible metal contamination, and more.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - - News

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