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World hunger reduction
As we near 2015, it is clear that the goal set by world leaders at the World Food Summit in 1996 will not be met.
Monday, July, 22, 2013 - Agweek - Opinion

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Smith reaches settlement in Iowa
Renewable energy promoter Darrell Smith of Forest City, Iowa, finalized an agreement to drop his appeal to Iowa sanctions that strip him permanently of licenses to sell insurance or investments in that state. Smith agreed to pay a $5,000 civil penalty.
Monday, July, 22, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Slow roll
It’s still seasons away from commercial farm use, but Monsanto Co. is conducting a gradual roll out of its Roundup Ready Xtend program, making sure dealers and farmers are schooled on the use of a new multi-mode chemical system to control herbicide-resistant weeds.
Monday, July, 22, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Renewable fuels leaders praise confirmation of McCarthy as EPA administrator
Renewable fuels leaders on July 17 praised the Senate confirmation of Gina McCarthy as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, while Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., said she still has reservations about EPA policy, but finds McCarthy open and willing to listen. The vote was 59-40.
Friday, July, 19, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Q&A with NDSU greenhouse manager
More than 300 researchers rely on precise conditions in their lab space in the Agricultural Experiment Station Research Greenhouse Complex at North Dakota State University.
Monday, July, 15, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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Feeding the world
The slow increase in agricultural productivity around the world stands in marked contrast to the “green revolution” that led to a huge increase in crop yields in Asia in the 1960s to 1970s, with the widespread use of new artificial fertilizers, pesticides and growing techniques.
Monday, July, 15, 2013 - The Guardian - News

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Contemplating the Brazilian dilemma
Tropical climates that allow for year-round farming would seem to be a tremendous economic advantage, but for corn and soybean farmers in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso, it also poses a problem — an abundance of grain followed by about a 10 percent postharvest loss, partially because of a lack of storage.
Monday, July, 15, 2013 - University of Illinois - News

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Disagreement over new method for taxing SD farmland
As corn and soybean prices have soared to unprecedented heights in recent years, South Dakota farmers have made more money than ever.
Monday, July, 15, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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Labor worries loom
From Christmas tree growers in the Appalachians to Wisconsin dairy farmers and producers of California’s diverse abundance of fruits and vegetables, agricultural leaders are pleading with Congress for an immigration bill that includes more lenient and less complex rules for hiring farm workers.
Monday, July, 15, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Software slowing FSA reporting
The Farm Service Agency on July 12 extended the crop reporting deadline from July 15 to Aug. 2, giving farmers an extra three weeks to complete the task. But agency officials in North Dakota say computer slow-downs may even make that deadline hard to meet for all counties.
Monday, July, 15, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Republicans to tackle cuts in food stamp program
House approval of a scaled-back farm bill is setting up what could be an even bigger fight over food stamps and the role of domestic food aid in the United States.
Friday, July, 12, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Republicans drop food stamps from farm bill
Just hours before Thursday’s expected floor vote, it was still unclear whether GOP leaders had the 218 votes needed to pass the new measure containing only farm programs.
Thursday, July, 11, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Divided House Republicans grapple with immigration
House Republicans on Wednesday confronted the politically volatile issue of immigration, their ranks divided and their way forward unclear even as national GOP leaders pressured them to act.
Wednesday, July, 10, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Meeting needs sustainably
Cargill Inc. CEO Greg Page never used the words “child labor” in the 30-minute keynote address he delivered recently to the World Cocoa Foundation. Instead, he talked at length about “sustainability.”
Monday, July, 08, 2013 - Star Tribune (Minneapolis) - News

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Better conditions pressure market
The June 28 negative U.S. Department of Agriculture acreage and stocks report added selling pressure, as did the lower corn market. But wheat was able to trim session losses late with a friendly export inspections estimate and technical buying.
Monday, July, 08, 2013 - Agweek - Markets

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Farm bill optimism still alive
Congressman Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., is discouraged by the defeat of the farm bill in the U.S. House of Representatives, but he’s still optimistic.
Monday, July, 08, 2013 - - Opinion

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Farmers ‘faultless’
A former Red River Valley potato industry official says a lawsuit alleging price-fixing in the fresh potato industry hasn’t changed any activities so far because producers and cooperatives targeted in the suit are faultless.
Monday, July, 08, 2013 - Agweek - News

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MPCA blames ag for rising nitrate levels
State regulators in Minnesota are blaming farming for rising nitrate levels in southern Minnesota surface waters in a new Minnesota Pollution Control Agency report, citing the increasing use of drainage tiling as a major reason.
Monday, July, 01, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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The next generation of pesticides
RNAi-based insecticides was a hot topic at the recent annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America
Monday, July, 01, 2013 - South Dakota State University Extension Service - News

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Senate passes immigration bill
The U.S. Senate has passed immigration reform legislation that included key provisions for farm labor.
Monday, July, 01, 2013 - Agweek - News

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