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Think tank predicts payment peak
Government support for U.S. grain farmers under the new five-year farm bill will peak with the coming 2015 crop, the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute says in a new report.
Wednesday, March, 18, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Kenya sugar farming turns sour as import curbs fail
In the sugar cane fields of western Kenya, farmers complain that falling prices mean they can barely make ends meet. Yet rival African producers can still offer cheaper supplies.
Wednesday, March, 18, 2015 - Reuters - News

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U.S. reports outbreak of low-pathogenic bird flu in California
The U.S. reported an outbreak of low-pathogenic H7N3 bird flu on a turkey farm in California, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) says.
Wednesday, March, 18, 2015 - - News

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Zimbabwe farmers gauge rainfall
Two months after the first rains fell in Zunzanyika village last autumn, tensions were high. The rains — which mark the start of the planting season — had disappeared as quickly as they had come, and crops planted in October failed to germinate.
Wednesday, March, 18, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Breeders offering corn that’s picky about pollen
Organic farmers often live on islands in a sea of genetically modified crops. More than 90 percent of the corn farmers plant is genetically modified to resist pests and herbicides.
Wednesday, March, 18, 2015 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Romania gets green light to export pork to China
European Union member Romania, has gained approval to export frozen pork to the Chinese market, the agriculture ministry said on Tuesday.
Wednesday, March, 18, 2015 - - News

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Celebrate National Ag Day
For more than 40 years, we have celebrated National Ag Day as a time to pause and honor the American farmer. Today, our farmers are the most productive and efficient in the world, with each one helping feed more than 144 people.
Tuesday, March, 17, 2015 - - News

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Where's the beef?
The ad poked fun at many fast food establishments for the sometimes small size of the hamburger patty compared with buns. Wendy’s gained attention for its clever ad that touched on the frustrations of many patrons who wanted more for their money. While the campaign is now a famous slogan in the advertising world, a slight modification of the slogan could highlight concerns about the new Obama administration report on 2015 dietary guidelines for Americans — “Where’s the meat?”
Tuesday, March, 17, 2015 - - News

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USDA: 97 percent of U.S. farms are family-owned
About 97 percent of U.S. farms are family-owned, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. USDA defines a family farm as any farm where the majority of the business is owned by the operator and individuals related to the operator, including through blood, marriage or adoption, according to Hubert Hamer, with USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Tuesday, March, 17, 2015 - - News

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Bioenergy, food production can coexist
A World Resources Institute’s report suggests the world’s agricultural system can’t possibly meet future demands for food and bioenergy in a sustainable way.
Tuesday, March, 17, 2015 - - News

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U.S. farmers seen cutting back on pricey fertilizers, could hit corn
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.
Tuesday, March, 17, 2015 - Reuters - News

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China orders 600,000 metric tons of corn from Ukraine, snubs U.S. supplies
China, the world’s second largest corn consumer, has booked over 600,000 metric tons of corn from Ukraine so far this year and more deals are expected as Beijing’s stockpile dries up supplies and boosts prices at domestic market, traders say.
Tuesday, March, 17, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Cattle industry can't grow without ROA
Even with high calf prices, it's a large investment.
Tuesday, March, 17, 2015 - North Dakota State University Extension Service - News

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Poor farmers bear heavy burden from increased natural disasters
ROME - Economic losses due to natural disasters have tripled over the past decade, with farmers bearing nearly a quarter of the burden in poor countries, a U.N. study said on Tuesday.
Tuesday, March, 17, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Wheat hits two-week high on U.S., Russia crop concerns
LONDON - U.S. wheat prices rose to a two-week high on Tuesday, boosted by concern about dry weather in both the United States and Russia, while soybeans fell to their lowest level since early February.
Tuesday, March, 17, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Mixed reactions to ND House passage of anti-corporate exemptions
The North Dakota House Agriculture Committee on March 16 passed new exemptions for dairy and swine for the anti-corporate farming bill. The bill goes back to the Senate to consider amendments passed in the House version.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - - News

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North Dakota House passes anti-corporate farming bill
North Dakota’s House passed SB 2351 this afternoon, a bill that exempts certain swine and dairy operations in the state from the existing anti-corporate farming law. The measure is an attempt to strengthen the livestock industry in the state, particularly dairy, as the state’s numbers rapidly decline. The House voted 56-37 in favor.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - - News

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Researchers develop faster, more efficient test for soybean cyst nematode
The soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is the most pervasive plant pest in agriculture. University of Illinois researchers have developed a system to test for the nematode that is approximately 20 times faster than current technology and provides more precise data than existing solutions. Kaustubh Bhalerao is the principal investigator for the project.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - University of Illinois, Urbana - News

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USDA investigates animal research center
A U.S. Department of Agriculture review committee that investigated the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center in Nebraska found no current mistreatment of animals.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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WASDE: Wheat, corn down from last month
Projected U.S. wheat ending stocks for 2014 to ’15 decreased 1 million bushels, with an increase in expected seed use. The seed use change is based on the 2015 planted-area projection released at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s February Agricultural Outlook Forum.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - - News

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