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New grassfed beef option for small farms
In April, small, grass-fed beef producers received some great news. U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service announced the creation of a new certification option for smaller, grass-fed beef producers. The Grass-Fed Program for Small and Very Small Producers arose out of the Grass-Fed Marketing Claim Standard within USDA’s Process Verified Program.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Insurance and the farm bill
Though members of Congress often have every intention of enacting a new farm bill well before farmers have to make planting decisions, so farmers can take the new policies into consideration in their planning process, very often planting is under way before the legislation is completed and signed into law by the President. This farm bill year is no different.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Pilots updated on safety, accuracy
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. — With a growing world population and a need to feed it, aerial applicators have a bright future. They just need to take care of it, industry experts told a group of spray pilots in Park Rapids, Minn., May 13.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Small farms, big roles
The Census of Agriculture shows, for the most part, farms are becoming bigger and fewer. But the census also shows farms still vary in size: Small ones are growing in number and those of modest size continue to play a huge role. Agweek kicks off a series profiling small farms operated by people whose main sources of income are off-farm jobs.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Technology increasingly reshaping ag
FARGO, N.D. — Driverless tractors, unmanned aerial vehicles and daily satellite images of crops and livestock are all part of the future of North American agriculture, according to Paul Gunderson, director of the Dakota Precision Ag Center at Lake Region State College in Devils Lake, N.D.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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WASDE reports wheat down, feed up
U.S. wheat supplies for 2014 to ’15 are projected to decrease 10 percent from 2013 to ’14 with beginning stocks, production and imports all expected lower. Supplies for the new marketing year are projected to be the lowest since 2007 to ’08.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - - News

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Rancher works as shop foreman
For two decades, Strom of Hill River Farm was a ranch without cattle. But Mark Strom, a fifth-generation rancher, brought them back. “Animals, livestock — whether it’s a dog or cat — I pretty much have a passion for it,” he says.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Weather improves markets sell off
Wheat spun its wheels to start last week, trading with small losses the first two sessions. But May 14 and 15 May 15 with 40.25-cent losses in July Minneapolis, 38.75-cent losses in September Minneapolis, 44.25 cent-losses in July Chicago and 50-cent losses in July Kansas City.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farmer serves as county state's attorney
You might find Peter Welte in a field near Aneta, N.D. He’ll be wearing jeans and sitting on a tractor. Or you might find him in the Grand Forks (N.D.) County Courthouse. He’ll be wearing a suit and tie.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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NDSU study shows manure has crop production role
Though it’s too late for most crops this growing season, Mary Berg has an old-school solution for coming years: The use of animal manure to fertilize fields.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ag groups say water resources measure important during rail delays
WASHINGTON — The Water Resources Reform Development Act of 2014, which would improve locks and dams on the Mississippi River and ease farm product transportation, is finally heading toward floor consideration in Congress.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Safety campaign educates on machinery danger
With a blunt and controversial message, a national farm safety group has launched an education campaign aimed at keeping children younger than 12 off tractors.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - News

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Consumer group launches bid to require labels on GMO food in Ore.
Activists seeking a tighter rein on genetically modified foods said on Thursday they planned to push ahead with a signature-gathering campaign to force a measure onto the ballot in left-leaning Oregon to require labeling on such products.
Friday, May, 16, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Farmers work hard to meet planting insurance dates
Fieldwork has been delayed even further as cool, wet weather has persisted in the region, but farmers are working hard to meet crop planting insurance deadlines.
Friday, May, 16, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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US regulator to weed out unfair advantage for automated traders
The U.S. futures regulator wants to weed out any unfair advantage speed traders may have by getting sensitive information ahead of others, an official said on May 13, as it weighs new rules for computerized trading.
Thursday, May, 15, 2014 - - News

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USDA: Bees crucial to many crops still dying at worrisome rate
Honeybees, crucial in the pollination of many U.S. crops, are still dying off at an worrisome rate, even though fewer were lost over the past winter, according to a government report issued on Thursday.
Thursday, May, 15, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Group urges tobacco companies to protect US child workers
U.S. children working in domestic tobacco fields regularly suffer from breathing problems, nausea and other ailments, an international rights group said in a report on Wednesday, urging the industry to develop tougher protections for its youngest workers.
Thursday, May, 15, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Concerned for bees, Minn. lawmakers call for pesticide review
Seventeen DFL legislators rebuked the state Department of Agriculture late last week over its planned review of the controversial pesticides implicated in the decline in honeybees, arguing that the study should include the possibility of restricting or even banning them in Minnesota.
Thursday, May, 15, 2014 - Minneapolis Star Tribune - News

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Vilsack unlikely for ND event
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has told U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., that he would like to come to North Dakota, but not this year, a spokesman for the senator says.
Thursday, May, 15, 2014 - - News

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Environmentalists sue to list bumble bee as endangered
A bumble bee once common in the United States is disappearing so quickly it should be listed as an endangered species, environmentalists said in a lawsuit filed against U.S. government agencies on Tuesday.
Wednesday, May, 14, 2014 - Reuters - News

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