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Dayton challenges farmers to support buffer plan
Laying the blame for many of the state’s polluted waters squarely at the feet of agriculture, Gov. Mark Dayton March 12 asked Minnesota farmers to “look into their souls” and support his proposal to buffer nearly every water in the state from row crops and their associated runoff.
Friday, March, 13, 2015 - St. Paul Pioneer Press - News

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Improving soil health might require more use of cover crops
Farming practices haven’t been kind to the agricultural landscape since farmers first began tilling up the prairie soils of southwest Minnesota more than a century ago.
Friday, March, 13, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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After first lab-grown burger, test-tube chicken is next on menu
TEL AVIV/FRANKFURT - Two years after scientists cooked up the first test tube beef hamburger, researchers in Israel are working on an even trickier recipe: the world's first lab-grown chicken.
Friday, March, 13, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Kansas quarantines two counties due to Missouri bird flu
CHICAGO - Kansas on Thursday said it was prohibiting the movement of poultry into or out of two counties in a bid to protect its livestock from bird flu found in neighboring Missouri.
Friday, March, 13, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Chickens destroyed after bird flu found at Dutch farm
AMSTERDAM - The Dutch government said on Thursday that 30,000 chickens had been destroyed after bird flu was identified at a free-range farm near the eastern town of Barneveld.
Thursday, March, 12, 2015 - Reuters - News

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‘Aggressive’ Minn. plan aims to separate crops from waterways
Many farmers have long endorsed the practice of planting buffer zones to separate farm fields from waterways. But now that Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and legislators from both parties are pushing a bill to require buffers, some farm groups are objecting.
Thursday, March, 12, 2015 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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KFC faces pressure after McDonald’s says no antibiotics in chicken
KFC, the world’s largest chain of fried chicken restaurants, might face pressure from consumer and environmental groups to change how its poultry are raised after McDonald’s Corp. said it would switch to chicken raised without human antibiotics.
Thursday, March, 12, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Farmers, firefighters in RRV not yet concerned about drought possibility
The past six months have been the second-driest of that time period in the Red River Valley since the 1800s, according to a National Weather Service meteorologist in Grand Forks, N.D.
Thursday, March, 12, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Titan Machinery reducing workforce by 14 percent; three dealerships to close
Titan Machinery, which has its headquarters in West Fargo, is closing three of its stores and reducing its workforce by 14 percent in response to declining agricultural revenues and other pressures.
Thursday, March, 12, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Bird flu threatens US exports
CHICAGO - A case of bird flu confirmed Wednesday in the heart of America's poultry region, is certain to mean more export restrictions, increasing U.S. supply and likely forcing the world's biggest poultry companies to trim prices.
Thursday, March, 12, 2015 - Reuters - News

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U.S. soy plantings expected at record 86.1 million acres
U.S. farmers will boost soybean plantings to a record 86.052 million acres this spring and reduce sowings of corn to the lowest in five years, according to a survey of growers released on Wednesday by Illinois-based research and brokerage firm Allendale Inc.
Wednesday, March, 11, 2015 - - News

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EU law breaks deadlock on GM crops
EU politicians on Wednesday signed a new law on growing genetically modified crops in the European Union, clearing the way for new strains to be approved after years of deadlock.
Wednesday, March, 11, 2015 - Reuters - News

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USDA: Highly pathogenic bird flu detected in Arkansas turkey flock
The U.S. Department of Agriculture on March 11 confirmed the discovery of highly pathogenic avian influenza in a commercial turkey flock in Arkansas, the third-largest U.S. turkey producer and home to Tyson Foods Inc., the nation’s biggest chicken company.
Wednesday, March, 11, 2015 - - News

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U.S. launches inquiry into research center over animal abuse reports
An inquiry is underway of the U.S. government’s key livestock research center in Nebraska after media reports of animal welfare abuse, according to an auditing group that investigates U.S. Department of Agriculture programs.
Wednesday, March, 11, 2015 - Reuters - News

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CHS project issues remain: Water supply and construction plan still under review for fertilizer plant
CHS officials hope to see construction begin this summer on its planned $3 billion nitrogen fertilizer plant Spiritwood, N.D., according to Brian Schouvieller, senior vice president, ag business, for CHS.
Wednesday, March, 11, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Unseasonably warm temps bring early spring to Red River Valley
It's so unseasonably warm in the Red River Valley this week that golf enthusiasts might be searching for places to swing their clubs -- and farmers just might be itching to get out to their fields.
Wednesday, March, 11, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Dry weather, costly fertilizer may hurt Brazil, Ukraine corn output
SINGAPORE - Brazil's corn output is expected to come under pressure this year due to dry weather, while high costs for fertilizers in strife-torn Ukraine will curb production there, a senior agricultural analyst said on Wednesday.
Wednesday, March, 11, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Think tank says U.S. farm bill payments to peak with 2015 crop
CHICAGO - 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 said in a new report.
Tuesday, March, 10, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Minnesota Corn Growers Association accepting applications for Student Agvocate program
The Minnesota Corn Growers Association is accepting applications for its 2015-16 Student Agvocate program. Successful applicants will receive a $3,000 scholarship and hands-on leadership experience working with agriculture professionals on behalf of Minnesota’s corn farmers.
Tuesday, March, 10, 2015 - - News

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Indian state’s beef ban to boost chicken sales
Poultry firms expect demand to pick up after a ban on beef in India’s western state of Maharashtra, with other states ruled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party also aiming to toughen laws on livestock slaughter.
Tuesday, March, 10, 2015 - Reuters - News

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