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U.S. plans to dig deeper on antibiotics given to livestock
CHICAGO - The U.S. government next year plans to begin collecting more detailed data on antibiotics used on farms in a potential precursor to set targets for reduced use of the drugs in animals.
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - Reuters - News

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No antibiotics or growth hormones in organic meat
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Natural and organic beef market share has been increasing in the past few decades.
Friday, March, 27, 2015 - - News

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Grandin: Animals should be bred for disease resistance
WICHITA, Kan. — Reacting to the scandal surrounding the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center in Nebraska, meat industry consultant Temple Grandin on March 16 at the National Farmers Union convention said meat animals should be bred for “optimal rather than maximum” production.
Friday, March, 27, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Spring projects meant to be done for ‘a while now’
TOWNER, N.D. — The weather has warmed up considerably in our neighborhood, making it feel like spring. That’s an odd feeling for us in North Dakota as the solstice turns to spring, to have our actual weather match the officially designated season.
Friday, March, 27, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Hormones in beef: Myth vs. fact

Thursday, March, 26, 2015 - South Dakota State University Extension Service - News

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Calving time offers new perspective
No matter how much we think we know about our cows, calving time always reveals another perspective about a cow’s disposition. Here are a few things I picked up from observing mother cows.
Thursday, March, 26, 2015 - - News

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Nutritionists warn diners to be wary of Warren Buffett's 'junk-food' portfolio
NEW YORK - Following Warren Buffett's investment advice may be smart but nutritionists say that eating too many of the "junk-food" products made by companies he has invested in isn't quite as wise.
Thursday, March, 26, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Weather Talk: NASA data reveal a few surprises
More than a quarter of a million satellite images taken by NASA’s Nimbus weather satellites, the first of which was launched in 1964, have been digitized and analyzed by scientists at the National Snow and Ice Data Center.
Thursday, March, 26, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Soybeans need better nutrient supply
Because of new varieties and new agronomic practices, the yield potential in soybeans is higher now than ever before. But a lack of updated information on the nutritional needs of soybean crops might be limiting the crop’s potential.
Wednesday, March, 25, 2015 - University of Illinois - News

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U.S. farmers cutting back on fertilizers
CHICAGO — U.S. farmers will likely use less nitrogen fertilizer this season with the cost sky-high, even though the price of natural gas, the key ingredient to make it, is down 40 percent from last year.
Wednesday, March, 25, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Deadline nears on key ARC, PLC decision
Kelly Turgeon is on the stretch run of a half-year marathon. Turgeon, executive director of the Kittson County (Minn.) Farm Service Agency, an arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is working to help farmers meet a crucial March 31 deadline. They’re choosing between two important safety-net provisions in the federal farm bill, and their irrevocable decision will impact their bottom line for the next five years.
Wednesday, March, 25, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Senate, House pass budgets
WASHINGTON — The House and Senate Budget committees released and passed budgets that could lead to cuts in spending on farm programs, but the two budgets were different, leading to questions of whether they ever will become government policy.
Tuesday, March, 24, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Focus on farm output, not on acreage
What comes to mind when you think of a “family farm?” You’re probably picturing a bucolic spread of less than 100 acres, with a red barn, farmer in overalls and cows grazing a big pasture. What about the phrase “corporate farm” or “big ag?” Do you see a giant, impersonal and industrial-looking operation?
Tuesday, March, 24, 2015 - - News

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Early spring has maple syrup makers busy
The warm-up spurred sap to start flowing in maple woods across the region, called sugarbushes, where maple syrup lovers have hammered in taps to catch the sticky flow. Either in buckets, bags or through plastic tubes, that sap is being collected now to be boiled down to make pure maple syrup.
Tuesday, March, 24, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Pork’s boom-and-bust price pattern
URBANA, Ill. — Markets can take your breath away, and the hog market in the past year has left many breathless.
Monday, March, 23, 2015 - - News

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Ag and law have close ties
Farming and law. Different worlds, right? Actually, farmers are more regulated by governmental agencies — and laws — than most vocations.
Monday, March, 23, 2015 - - News

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Farmers consider sugar beet joint ventures as commodities decline
FARGO, N.D. — With the prices depressed for competing commodities, demand has rebounded for shares of sugar beet cooperative stock, and more farmers want to grow beets in shares owned by joint venture partners.
Monday, March, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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McCarthy promises RFS this spring
WICHITA, Kan. — Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy told the National Farmers Union on March 16 she is renaming the Waters of the United States rule “the Clean Water Rule” and promised to release both it and the volumetric requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard this spring.
Monday, March, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Local grains could be good option for some area farmers
If you’re looking to diversify your farming operation or add value to it, Steve Zwinger has a suggestion: Local grains.
Monday, March, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Hande Equine Therapy offering ‘jacuzzi’ hot-water treatments has waiting list
There is a family horse operation in east Dickinson, N.D., that looks normal. With corrals, outbuildings and a farmhouse, it’s an apparently typical farm-like operation.
Monday, March, 23, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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