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Working with the hive
In the relatively invisible world of commercial honey producers, David Moreland is a newcomer and a rarity — a Californian almond grower who started his own apiary to pollinate his crops, as well as a research company to study colony collapse disorder.
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Lost hooves, dead cattle before Merck halted Zilmax sales
The U.S. beef industry’s dependence on the muscle-building drug Zilmax began unraveling on a sweltering summer day, in the dusty cattle pens outside a Tyson Foods Inc. slaughterhouse in southeast Washington state.
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Collaboration brings new equipment
When plant scientist Peter Sexton needed a new row-crop planter at the Beresford, S.D., research farm, he looked to the future — in terms of equipment and networking.
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - SDSU Agricultural Experiment Station - News

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Rail cars ablaze after ND train derailment, collision
As many as a dozen oil tank cars burst into flames in eastern North Dakota on Monday after a collision with another train, state officials said, the latest in a string of incidents that have raised alarms over growing oil-rail traffic.
Monday, December, 30, 2013 - - News

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The next big thing
Fertilizer makers are boosting output of branded niche products, drawing from the playbook of plastics producers, just as the volatile crop nutrient industry endures its worst slump since the recession.
Monday, December, 30, 2013 - Reuters - News

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ND develops honeybee protection plan
North Dakota, which has long led the nation in honey production, has developed guidelines for farmers, ranchers, landowners and beekeepers to better protect honeybees and help reverse the effects of a mysterious disorder that has vastly eroded the insects’ population in recent years.
Monday, December, 30, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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FDA to make food safety rules more farmer-friendly
The Food and Drug Administration says it will revise sweeping new food safety rules proposed earlier this year after farmers complained the rules could hurt business.
Monday, December, 30, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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2013: Weather and crop prices are top stories in regional ag
Weather, crop prices and events in Washington, D.C., dominated Upper Midwest agriculture in 2013.
Monday, December, 30, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Ag is most promising market for drones
Idaho farmer Robert Blair isn’t waiting around for federal aviation officials to work out rules for drones. He and a friend built their own, outfitting it with cameras and using it to monitor his 1,500 acres.
Monday, December, 23, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Obama nominates Vetter as trade rep
President Barack Obama on Dec. 17 announced his intention to nominate Darci L. Vetter, a Nebraskan, for chief agricultural negotiator with the rank of ambassador, a position in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
Monday, December, 23, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Limited demand for lentils
Lentils are always trading, but prompt delivery is another story. Exporters report limited global demand. Only Spain is a solid customer. Most buyers are going slowly. India has pretty much stopped buying. Reds are the only lentil that are showing any strength and some of that comes from shipping problems in Australia, currently harvesting.
Monday, December, 23, 2013 - Agweek - News

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NDSU shares beef cattle research results
Beef cattle diets, breeding systems, drylot versus pasture cow-calf production, forage digestibility enhancements, grazing and effects of pen bedding were among the topics North Dakota State University researchers studied in the past year.
Monday, December, 23, 2013 - - News

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Peterson Farms Seed capitalizes on region's move to corn and beans
Even in a burgeoning agricultural economy in the Red River Valley, Peterson Farms Seed stands out.
Monday, December, 23, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Cargill boosts chocolate making
Cargill will spend $48 million to expand its chocolate making facility in Mouscron, Belgium, in the next two years as demand grows in Europe. New production lines are set to be operational in summer 2014, the company says.
Monday, December, 23, 2013 - Reuters - News

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Oats trading rich to corn
Oats are doing well, at least compared with corn. Chicago Board of Trade December oats closed at $3.76 on Dec. 10; corn was $4.27. And that is per bushel.
Monday, December, 16, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Snarled transportation system
Bumper corn and soybean harvests in the U.S. Midwest are stretching the system for moving crops from fields to markets beyond its limits this year, driving up export costs and crimping profits for farmers and grain dealers.
Monday, December, 16, 2013 - Reuters - News

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Beet growers brace for tough years
The specter of minimal profits or losses from the 2013 sugar beet crop — on the tail of a phenomenally profitable crop in 2012 — has shareholders and growers of Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative of Wahpeton, N.D., bracing for low or no profits for at least three years.
Monday, December, 16, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Flying, zipping and snorkeling
Our winter on the Northern Plains is off to a cold start. The mercury has spent a lot more time below the zero than above the zero, according to Mr. Fahrenheit’s discomfort scale. The phenomena has made me wonder all the more why I got on the plane to head back north after a week on the Yucatan peninsula of sunny Mexico.
Monday, December, 16, 2013 - Agweek - News

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2014 crop should get good start
Though late summer could turn hot and wet, the 2014 growing season should get off to a good start, an area weather expert predicted.
Monday, December, 16, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Appeals court vacates ban on US horse slaughter
A federal appeals court on Friday removed a temporary ban on domestic horse slaughter, clearing the way for companies in New Mexico, Missouri and Iowa to open while an appeal of a lawsuit by animal protection groups proceeds.
Monday, December, 16, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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