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SDFU celebrates January farm family
Like all business owners, farmers are always crunching numbers, so the fact that John Kippley, 69, and his son, Jeff, 35, both have accounting degrees works well for the Aberdeen, S.D., farmers.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - South Dakota Farmers Union - News

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Family puts money down on beef
ELGIN, N.D. — When Blaine Ottmar’s two sons moved their families back to their hometown of Elgin, N.D., he had to find a way for the family farm to support the new additions, which included six grandsons.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - Bismarck (N.D.) Tribune - News

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Official says corporations should be allowed to own dairies in ND
BISMARCK, N.D. — A drop in the number of North Dakota dairy farms — from 350 in 2000 to 91 today — has led to scrutiny of a state law that allows only family members to form farming corporations.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - Bismarck (N.D.) Tribune - News

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Understand the value of bull identification
When buying registered bulls, always insist on transferring the registration number to your operation. Do not make the statement: “Well, the bull only will be used on commercial cows, so I do not need the bull registered.” That is wrong, just wrong. The biggest toe-stubbing problem in the beef industry is the lack of understanding of the value of individual animal identification.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - - News

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Choosing alternative feedstuffs in today's market
Despite lower feed costs in recent months, declining farm-gate prices for milk will have dairy farm managers sharpening their feed-planning pencils in search of cost-effective rations for 2015.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - - News

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Prompt treatment of calf scours imperative
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Calf scours, the diarrhea seen during the first 30 days of a calf’s life, is caused by a variety of bacteria, viruses and parasites. But the exact cause is less important than prompt treatment, says a University of Missouri professor of food-animal medicine.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - University of Missouri Extension Service - News

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Determine an approach to meet cattle goals
Everything has a cost. As the beef industry interacts with the market, individual producers must decide their approach to survival and meeting the family and operational goals.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - - News

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Upper Midwest milk producers remain upbeat
Linda Hanson and her family are part of the Upper Midwest dairy industry and could play a larger role in what the industry hopes will be a bigger, better future. Linda and her husband, Mike, who operate a 60-head dairy operation near Goodrich, Minn., in the northwest corner of the state, are evaluating whether to build a new, high-tech milking facility. One of their three sons already is involved in their diversified farm, and the two younger sons are interested in coming back, too.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Speed reading
TOWNER, N.D. — If you’ve read the books of my Cowboy Logic columns, you’ll notice the publisher name is Sandhill Communications. It’s right there on what they call the verso of the title page — publisher, copyright, international standard book number, Library of Congress control number — all pretty impressive stuff.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Farm-to-table regaining popularity
We didn’t know it back then, but everyone on the big southern Illinois dairy farm of my youth was a foodie.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - - News

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Minn. cattlemen angered by court ruling restoring wolf protection
MENAHGA, Minn. — Ross Genoch walks through his small cattle herd on a cold, clear January morning. The cows, docile and trusting, approach him expectantly. “They’re hoping for a corn cob. Well, they get treated like pets,” he says with a smile.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - Jonathan Knutson - News

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Harvard buys up water rights in drought-hit wine country
Harvard University has quietly become one of the biggest grape growers in California’s drought-stricken Paso Robles wine region, securing water well drilling permits to feed its vineyards days before lawmakers banned new pumping, according to records reviewed by Reuters.
Friday, January, 23, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Brazilian meats processor looks to expand in Asia
Brazil’s BRF SA, the world’s biggest chicken exporter, aims to expand further into Asia by building on a recent Indonesian joint venture with more partnerships and acquisitions, a top executive says.
Friday, January, 23, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Minn. ignores 2007 meatpacker rights law
A Minnesota state department has not followed a law to notify meatpacking plants and workers about protections the state provides. Pointing to a bookshelf full of Minnesota laws, Legislative Auditor Jim Nobles says, “one of them sort of got lost.”
Thursday, January, 22, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek
Editor Lisa Gibson talks about what we're working on for the Jan. 26 issue of Agweek, including a cover story on federal wolf protection and how it affects ranchers, coverage of the Precision Ag Summit and much more.
Wednesday, January, 21, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Precision Ag Summit proves interest in technology is still high
North Dakota’s 4th Annual Precision Agriculture Summit drew a slightly smaller crowd to Jamestown than last year, but the audience still showed strong and more intense interest in a fast-changing topic.
Tuesday, January, 20, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Small Minn. butchers rare
In days gone by, the independent butcher shop was a common fixture in Minnesota towns. No longer. “Boy, it’s just a dying industry,” says Whitman Briard, who operates a butcher shop in New York Mills. “There used to be a meat locker in just about every town. Now there’s one in every other or every third town.”
Tuesday, January, 20, 2015 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Beef byproducts at record high values
FARGO, N.D. — The values of beef byproducts — parts such as livers, hearts, tongues, stomachs and hides — have been increasing and are at record-high values, according to Tim Petry, North Dakota State University Extension livestock marketing economist.
Monday, January, 19, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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China’s dairy farmers dump milk
Small dairy farmers in China are dumping milk and selling cows as demand from processors slows in a sharp turnaround from last year, when a scramble for supplies prompted a huge surge in milk powder imports.
Monday, January, 19, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Looking back, looking ahead
It’s an exciting time for agriculture, for Agweek and for me.
Monday, January, 19, 2015 - Agweek - News

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