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Obama vetoes Keystone XL bill, but supporters say they’ll still work to get legislation passed
President Barack Obama didn’t waste time vetoing a bill that would have allowed Congress to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. The White House announced Tuesday that Obama blocked the legislation the same day it was placed on his desk. It’s only the third time the president has vetoed a bill in his six years in office.
Wednesday, February, 25, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Gas-fueled pressure washers caused fire at Minnesota hog farm
State investigators have concluded that a huge fire that killed more than 12,000 pigs and hogs at a southern Minnesota swine farm was accidental and caused by excessive heat from gas-fueled pressure washers, according to KEYC-TV in Mankato.
Wednesday, February, 25, 2015 - - News

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Friday is key farm bill sign-up deadline
A key signup deadline for the federal farm bill is looming, and area Farm Service Agency officials urge landowners who haven’t signed up to act quickly. “Let us know if you haven’t done it yet. We want to work with you,” says Diane Beidler, executive director of Turner County (S.D.) FSA.
Tuesday, February, 24, 2015 - Agweek - News

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WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek
Editor Lisa Gibson provides a glimpse into Monday's issue of Agweek, including a cover story about the relationship between the ethanol industry and corn prices, as told from the perspective of a key ethanol industry player. But that 's not all. We'll also have coverage of a soil health workshop, an update on an ag student we've been following, and more. Don't miss it.
Tuesday, February, 24, 2015 - Agweek - News

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As food prices rise, Moscow and Kiev consider export controls
Officials in both Russia and Ukraine are considering tougher trade protections to keep food prices from spiraling as their currencies collapse, with Moscow taking more aggressive steps than Kiev to control exports.
Tuesday, February, 24, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Peaceful Valley Ranch operators hang up their saddles
Neil and Laura Tangen have a message for the 50,000 guests to their trail ride operation in the heart of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
Tuesday, February, 24, 2015 - Bismarck Tribune - News

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Summit participants say Cuba trade ban hurtful
A “farmer” who plants seeds that don’t grow in the same way for years is “probably not a farmer,” Cargill Inc. Vice President Devry Boughner Vorwerk told a Monday summit on restoring relations with Cuba.
Tuesday, February, 24, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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VIDEO: The story in beef numbers
As beef cattle numbers have declined, quality grade has increased all across North America. Mark McCully, vice president of production for the Certified Angus Beef brand, talks about the shift.
Tuesday, February, 24, 2015 - - News

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Land survey seeks producer prospective
About 3,000 farmers from southeast North Dakota and eastern South Dakota will receive a survey this week from Iowa asking how and why their agricultural land use has changed in the past decade.
Tuesday, February, 24, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Calving data provides information on production
Data needs to start somewhere. In the cattle business, it starts with the calving book. The calendar probably will have some notes on it for those once-yearly events — bull turnout, weaning, cattle sales, branding and calf workings.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - - News

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Maintain health through backgrounding calves
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Even though calves might have been on a backgrounding program for several months, it doesn’t mean they are safe from subsequent health issues later on in the feeding period, says Russ Daly, professor and South Dakota State University Extension veterinarian, and Reid McDaniel, assistant professor and SDSU Extension feedlot specialist.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - - News

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Small farmers hold the key to seed diversity
ROME — Up to 75 percent of the seeds needed to produce the world’s diverse food crops are held by small farmers, researchers said following a review of international census data. Growers with farms of less than seven acres preserve diversity through “networks of seed and knowledge exchanges,” Karl Zimmerer, a Penn State University geography professor who led the research, told a conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science on Feb. 13.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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Senators see path for end to US-Cuba embargo
HAVANA — Three Democratic senators visiting Havana say there could be enough Republicans who support lifting a trade embargo on Cuba to dismantle it in Congress.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - - News

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MN group concerned about industrial ag
BACKUS, Minn. — About 50 people living between Backus and Akeley in north-central Minnesota have signed a petition presented to Cass County commissioners asking the board to “defend our area from the abusive practices of industrial agriculture.”
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Keep stored grain cool and dry
FARGO, N.D. — Keeping stored grain cool is important as outdoor temperatures start to rise this spring, a North Dakota State University Extension Service agricultural engineer advises.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - - News

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USDA Ag Outlook brings surprises
Wheat slipped lower last week as traders continue to show concerns about slow export demand. It was a short trading week, as the markets were closed Feb. 16 in observance of President’s Day. For the week ending Feb. 19, March Minneapolis lost 13 cents, March Chicago dropped 5.25 cents and March Kansas City gave back 17.75 cents.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Dietary guidelines report released
Reacting to the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s release of its report, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said he and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell will have a narrower mandate to write the dietary guidelines than the committee had in analyzing nutrition and providing advice.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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SD beef plant facility revamped for ‘heavy export’
FARGO, N.D. — Officials of the New Angus beef plant being revamped in Aberdeen, S.D., say they are still conservatively on track for a 2015 reopening of the facility, after its retrofitted for “heavy export” markets.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Crude oil dive gives boost to farm economy
CHICAGO — Craig Uden, who fattens cattle for beef on his Nebraska feedlot, expects to cut his energy costs by as much as a quarter this year because of falling oil prices — a silver lining in an otherwise tough rural economy.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Reuters - News

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R-CALF USA expands focus into sheep
It’s called R-CALF USA, but the organization officially adopted a new species — sheep — as part of its representation in August 2014.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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