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Freezer space
Don’t bite off more than you can chew. Make sure your eyes aren’t bigger than your stomach, or your plate, or something like that. Don’t feed three cattle to make into beef if you don’t have the room to keep them frozen.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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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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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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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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Oats coming back to life
Many buyers had nominal bids of $2 per bushel, but weren’t taking delivery this winter. Oats were the last crop to get loaded in anything that moves grain. Even now, with the rail system gradually normalizing, there are few, if any, oats moving anywhere by rail. But now, at least if you do some legwork, you can probably find a buyer.
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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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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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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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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Beeftalk: Spring reflections and calf deaths
The next week will be busy at the Dickinson (N.D.) Research Extension Center. The cows have been turned out on cool-season grass and the yearlings need to be worked.
Tuesday, May, 13, 2014 - NDSU Extension Service - News

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Brazil confirms second case of atypical mad cow disease
Brazil has confirmed a second case of atypical mad cow disease, a year after several countries banned Brazilian beef imports when a similar case of the disease was confirmed.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - - News

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Buying bulls online is the future of the beef industry
Although bull selection started in earnest as the year ended, the actual purchases take awhile to complete.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Crop performance testing provides important results
The South Dakota State University Crop Performance Testing program is in place to help provide yield and performance data to farmers make decisions. Providing farmers with local and unbiased yield results on seed varieties sold in South Dakota is the focus of the program, says Nathan Mueller, SDSU Extension agronomist.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - - News

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Sunflower prospects rise
Sunflower industry officials expect to see more acres than earlier anticipated in central North Dakota and east-central South Dakota — especially now, with delayed planting of small grains and canola.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Drainage growing by the foot
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, 12, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Grain trains almost a month behind in ND
North Dakota’s lone U.S. representative has released a BNSF Railway report that says rail cars carrying grain from North Dakota are almost a month behind schedule.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Trade talks focus on problems
In a dramatic shift from the leadership of former Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., new chairman Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., devoted more attention to problems with trade than to its benefits on May 1 when Trade Representative Michael Froman appeared before his committee to discuss the Obama administration’s trade agenda.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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