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Humane livestock handling a recent concern
The issue of the humane handling and slaughter of livestock is not a recent concern triggered by videos that shock the public. The issue goes back as far as the Eisenhower Administration when, in 1958, Congress passed the Humane Slaughter Act (HMSA). In that act, Congress “declared [it] to be the policy of the United States that the slaughtering of livestock and the handling of livestock in connection with slaughter shall be carried out only by humane methods.”
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farmers shouldn’t rush into trade deals
You wouldn’t order a new pickup truck without reserving the right to amend — choose — how the truck is equipped inside and out. The same goes for a new combine or an operating loan. After all, it’s your farm or ranch so, naturally, you’ll choose what’s right for you and not let some ratchet-jawed salesman dictate the deal.
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Leading exporter Australia battles drought
It’s two months into the Australian summer and many sugarcane growers and ag producers there need rain badly, a sugarcane industry official says.
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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PEDv reported in Ontario
Canada has discovered its first two cases of the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv), which has already killed more than 1 million pigs in the U.S.
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Russia halts Australia beef byproduct imports
Russia is temporarily banning the import of beef byproducts from Australia, citing the detection in shipments of a growth stimulant it prohibits and throwing into doubt exports that brought in around A$10 million ($8.81 million) last year for Australia.
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Nonsugar sugar beet promo prompts interest
“Industrial beets” is now the preferred moniker for beets being promoted for growing outside the Red River Valley to make things such as industrial sugar components or “green” ethanol, but not sugar.
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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2014 KMOT Ag Expo finds lower prices, profit potential
In his three decades of farming, Mark Seastrand has seen good years, bad years and everything in between. So the Sheyenne, N.D., farmer isn’t alarmed by the recent plunge in crop prices and the more-difficult-to-achieve profits that go with them.
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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2013 Index shows moderate land price increase
An annual index of farmland values increased 17 percent in North Dakota in 2013, according to an annual report by a state land appraisers group.
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Pea demand not strong, future contracts offer possible relief
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — The pea market, like every market, is operating on activity that is mostly far in the future. Very few processors even have a bid for yellows, although greens move easier.
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Lower prices spur demand
Wheat contracts were lower last week. March Minneapolis fell 15.75 cents, March Chicago was down 11.75 cents, and March Kansas City fell 16.5 cents.
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Average farm price report mixed
The January All Farm Products Index is 98 percent of its 2011 base, down 2 percent from the December index and 12 percent below the January 2013 index.
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - - News

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British scientists seek go-ahead for ‘Omega-3’ crop trial
British scientists have applied for permission to run an open-air field trial of a genetically modified (GM) crop they hope may one day become a sustainable and environmentally friendly source of healthy omega-3 fats.
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Spring could bring relief for beef prices
Already pricey beef at grocery stores is expected to become even more expensive in February — wholesale beef and cattle prices are at all-time highs this winter in the U.S., fueled by a tight supply of cattle.
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - Reuters - News

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NCI educates visitors on regional ag
The Northern Crops Institute’s leaders can help educate visitors about the region’s agriculture, because they’ve helped shape it.
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Soybean consumption accelerating, could exceed supply
The pace of domestic U.S. soybean consumption accelerated in December 2013 and the pace of export commitments continues to exceed expectations. According to a University of Illinois agricultural economist, even with the normal seasonal slowdown in exports of soybeans, soybean meal and soybean oil, consumption seems to be on track to exceed the available supply.
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - - News

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Food security, rural environment top priorities for China
China’s top policy priorities for 2014 will be improving the rural environment and maintaining food security, according to a key policy document published by the official Xinhua news agency. The “number one document,” issued every January by the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party, sets the country’s policy priorities for the year, and has focused on rural matters every year since 2003.
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - - News

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Dow Chemical expands share buyback program
Dow Chemical Co. hiked its dividend and tripled its share buyback program, but signaled that it was in no hurry to fall in line with activist shareholder Daniel Loeb’s demands to spin off its slow-growing petrochemical businesses.
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Northern Crops Institute promotes region's fare
The Northern Crops Institute in Fargo, N.D., offers farmers an opportunity to showcase their changing crops to a changing world.
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - Ag - News

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FDA study alleges antibiotic oversight
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration allowed 18 animal drugs to stay on the market even after an agency review found the drugs posed a “high risk” of exposing humans to antibiotic-resistant bacteria through food supply, according to a study by the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - Reuters - News

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US pig virus cases see biggest weekly rise since discovery
Confirmed cases of a deadly pig virus spreading across the U.S. Hog Belt jumped by 215 to its highest weekly increase since it was discovered in the country in April 2013, according to USDA’s National Animal Health Laboratory Network.
Thursday, January, 30, 2014 - Reuters - News

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