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Hog farmers more likely to carry drug-resistant bacteria
CHICAGO - Hog farmers are six times more likely than the general population to carry an infectious bacteria that can cause skin and respiratory problems and resists treatment from multiple drugs, according to a new U.S. research study.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Tyson Foods plans to cut human antibiotics in U.S. chicken flocks by 2017
CHICAGO - Tyson Foods Inc , the largest U.S. poultry producer, plans to eliminate the use of human antibiotics in its chicken flocks by September 2017 - one of the most aggressive timelines yet set by an American poultry company.
Tuesday, April, 28, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Bird flu ‘a three- to five-year problem’
More help is on the way for turkey and other poultry producers to cope with the epidemic of highly pathogenic avian influenza, but state and federal officials also warned that the problem will remain for years.
Monday, April, 27, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Heitkamp introduces legislation to lift ban on credit to Cuba
WASHINGTON — After a major hearing on U.S. agricultural trade with Cuba, Sen. Heidi Heikamp, D-N.D., on April 22 introduced a bill to lift the ban on private banks and companies from offering credit for agricultural exports to Cuba.
Monday, April, 27, 2015 - Agweek - News

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National Guard to help fight avian influenza
WILLMAR, Minn. -- The State Emergency Operations Center announced Sunday that 30 National Guard soldiers will haul water needed for avian influenza decontamination today through Wednesday. The soldiers will come from the 682nd Engineer Battalion in Willmar and the A Company, 134th Brigade Support Battalion of Brooklyn Park, according to a media release.
Monday, April, 27, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Avian Flu public forum at 3 p.m. Saturday in Willmar with Dayton, other lawmakers
WILLMAR, Minn. –– The avian influenza, which continues to steamroll through commercial turkey farms in Kandiyohi County, is getting the attention of the state’s top lawmakers who will hold a public forum at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Minnwest Technology Campus in Willmar.
Friday, April, 24, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Heitkamp introduces bill to allow credit for ag exports to Cuba
After a major hearing on U.S. agricultural trade with Cuba, Sen. Heidi Heikamp, D-N.D., on April 22 introduced a bill to lift the ban on private banks and companies from offering credit for agricultural exports to Cuba.
Wednesday, April, 22, 2015 - Agweek - News

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'Nutraceuticals' a blurry frontier between food and drugs
LONDON - A boom in "nutraceuticals" - food and drinks with potential health benefits - is paving the way for a rush of deals, as food and drug companies compete to dominate a market expected to be worth $280 billion by 2018.
Tuesday, April, 21, 2015 - Reuters - 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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Weather stations help producers with management, production information
PHILIP, S.D. — David Gay, superintendant of the South Dakota State University Cottonwood Range and Livestock Field Station in Philip, says it’s been a dry winter, and he should know. He leads one of the 100 or so official Cooperative Observer Stations in the state for the National Weather Service.
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Ranchers hoping for greener pastures
FORT PIERRE, S.D. — Cattle producers throughout the upper Great Plains country are anxious for April moisture, after a winter largely devoid of snow.
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - Agweek - News

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High hopes for South Dakota pea processing plant
Harlan Smith hopes the new South Dakota Pulse Processors LLC plant, expected to begin operation this summer, will make yellow peas a viable cash crop in central South Dakota.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Drought clouds grass-fed beef aspirations
Texas rancher Jim Rackley would like to add more cattle to his herd of about 50 to take advantage of sizzling beef prices and growing demand from health-conscious consumers for his grass-fed beef. But the prospect of cloudless skies keeps him cautious.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Senators introduce bill to cut crop insurance
Sens. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.; Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H.; and Rep. John Duncan, R-Tenn., on Feb. 12 introduced companion bills that would eliminate subsidies for the harvest price option in the crop insurance program. Under the harvest price option, which is known in farm circle
Friday, February, 13, 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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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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Program yield, county’s yield help decision
As farmers decide on whether to participate in Price Loss Coverage or the county-yield-based Agricultural Risk Coverage, it is clear that if prices are above the crop’s reference price, the better choice is ARC because PLC does not pay anything unless the price is below the reference price for a given crop.
Monday, December, 29, 2014 - - News

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Thousands of turkeys are lost in a Minnesota barn fire, the coop plans to rebuild the Colfax N.D. grain elevator and France plans to cut reliance on soybean imports.
Monday, December, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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7,500 turkeys lost in overnight Minn. barn fire
The Round Lake (Minn.) Fire Department was dispatched at 12:45 a.m. Tuesday to the Meyer Turkey Farm at 26798 Town Ave., Lorain Township, for a blaze that’s believed to have been triggered by an electrical problem.
Tuesday, December, 16, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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2014 farm bill is 'immense bundle of subsidies'
In a series of toughly worded articles published in Choices, the quarterly journal of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, nearly every major element of the 2014 farm bill.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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