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Battling agriculture's critics
Two recent experiences have left me shaking and scratching my head about how farmers battle critics and phantoms.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Conservation benefits farmers
As a North Dakota farmer, I support options to diversify my operation. I want voluntary conservation programs that enhance my property while maintaining healthy soils and productive farmland for future generations.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Boiler production trends
The phenomenal increase in U.S. per capita broiler consumption has been one of the most remarkable happenings that we have observed in our 40 plus years of watching agricultural data.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Slow start to planting eases pressure on fertilizer deliveries
A sluggish northern planting pace, as well as prodding by congressional members and regulators, might mean farmers will keep pace on fertilizer deliveries for the 2014 crop. But some think there could still be spot shortages.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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UPDATED: ITC rules American producers unfairly hurt by Mexican competition
The U.S. sugar industry’s campaign against what it says is unfair Mexican competition won a victory today.
Friday, May, 09, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Negotiators agree to new type of ‘Jesse checks’ in Minn.
Farmers, homeowners, renters and businesses would share $103 million in a second round of Minnesota tax cuts after negotiators worked out a compromise that is expected to pass the Legislature next week.
Friday, May, 09, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Vt. becomes first US state to mandate GMO labeling
Vermont on Thursday became the first U.S. state to mandate labeling of foods made with genetically modified organisms as Governor Peter Shumlin signed a law that is widely expected to be challenged in court by some food and agriculture companies.
Friday, May, 09, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Report lauds local produce gardening efforts in Minn.
A report released today highlights “good food movements” in the Northland. The Western Lake Superior Good Food Movement Status Report was prepared by the Duluth, Minn.-based Institute for a Sustainable Future, a nonprofit that seeks to promote ecological health.
Thursday, May, 08, 2014 - - News

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FDA considers nutrition labels
When Amelia Vandarious goes grocery shopping at the Mississippi Market on West 7th St. in St. Paul, she spends a lot of time scouring labels for nutrition and ingredient information.
Thursday, May, 08, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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ND corn group hopes to land high-tech research center
The North Dakota Corn Growers Association is working to bring a first-of-its-kind research facility to North Dakota State University in Fargo.
Monday, May, 05, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Minn. research center partners with NRCS to support pollinator health
Across the U.S., honeybee colonies have been dying off dramatically, and the effects of colony collapse disorder could have major impacts on the food we eat.
Monday, May, 05, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Regulations, knowledge of drain tiles catching up with popularity
Thousands of miles of plastic pipe are being buried under farm fields every year in the Red River Valley of North Dakota and Minnesota, as farmers invest in technology to drain fields to get a faster start on planting season and, they hope, to increase yields.
Monday, May, 05, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Spraying during temperature inversion worsens drift
FARGO, N.D. — A new report from North Dakota State University describes in detail how temperature inversions work and how they can cause pesticide spray drift and damage.
Monday, May, 05, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Preservation of the bees
Lawns are food deserts for pollinators that depend on flowers for their nutritional needs.
Monday, May, 05, 2014 - Agweek - News

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SD farm incomes fall in 2013
An average farm in South Dakota experienced an increase in costs and a decrease in income by about 40 percent in 2013, according to data from Mitchell Technical Institute’s South Dakota Center for Farm and Ranch Management.
Monday, May, 05, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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City kid turns to farming
Twenty-seven-year-old Sobieck is a rarity in modern agriculture. He’s a city kid who had no ties to agriculture and no plans to become a farmer — until he met and fell in love with Holly Finken, a North Dakota farm girl.
Monday, May, 05, 2014 - Agweek - News

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USDA will wait to release specifics on farm bill commodity title
The U.S. Department of Agriculture isn’t likely to announce the fine points of the farm bill commodity title any time soon, two key congressional staffers said. Because the payment options are decoupled from planting decisions, the programs farmers choose won’t have bearing for 2014 planting. Bart Fischer, chief economist for the Republican-led U.S. House Agriculture Committee, and Matt Schertz, senior professional staff member, spoke to about 150 people in a two-hour “farm bill implementation seminar” in Fargo, N.D., on May 2.
Friday, May, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Senate committee holds propane hearing
The propane industry and the government need to take action soon or the country will face an even worse propane shortage next winter than it did this past year, a Minnesota turkey grower testified May 1 before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
Friday, May, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ITC hears testimony from US sugar industry on Mexico dumping allegations
WASHINGTON — As the International Trade Commission prepares to vote May 9 on whether U.S. sugar producers have suffered injuries as a result of the entry of subsidies and dumped Mexican sugar into the U.S., a battle is unfolding over what the commission should do.
Friday, May, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Study: ND farmers have lost $66 million in revenue because of rail delays
According to a North Dakota State University study, North Dakota farmers have lost about $66 million as a result of agriculture shipment delays.
Friday, May, 02, 2014 - - News

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