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Cornvention speakers urge ethanol support
FARGO, N.D. — The North Dakota Cornvention 2014 focused heavily on the benefits of corn ethanol, an industry facing a hit with a proposed reduction to the Renewable Fuels Standard. The North Dakota Corn Growers Association and North Dakota Corn Council put on the event, which featured speaker Kent Satrang, CEO of PetroServe USA. The company owns a chain of 21 convenience stores in Minnesota and North Dakota, leading the nation with 65 bioblender pumps. It operates all six private-label E15 stations in North Dakota.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ag tax relief highlight of rural initiatives
ST. PAUL — Rural Minnesotans’ ears will be burning when state legislators return to the Capitol Feb. 25 for their 2014 session. House Speaker Paul Thissen, D-Minneapolis, promises a variety of greater Minnesota issues will be debated, especially a provision to lower ever-increasing property taxes on some farmland.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Klobuchar: Urban support high for farm bill
Urban Minnesota residents generally are supportive of the new farm bill, says Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Overdue farm bill cuts nation's deficit
It took more than three years, numerous partisan speed bumps were hit along the way and the legislation isn’t perfect, but we finally have a farm bill that provides farm families with the certainty they need, while also reducing our nation’s deficit by $24 billion in the next 10 years.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Considering alternative crops
Sagging crop prices, particularly corn prices, have farmers looking into other crops, including dry beans and other “small-market crops” that normally don’t get much attention.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ag census shows farms are bigger, fewer, more prosperous
The Ag Census, conducted once every five years, says American farms, on average, are bigger, fewer and more prosperous. And though the number of young farmers has risen, U.S. farmers, on average, are getting even older.
Friday, February, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Egg farmer agrees with dropping pact
FARGO, N.D. — A major regional egg producer says he’s glad the United Egg Producers won’t renew a Memorandum of Understanding with the Humane Society of the United States, and UEP is ceasing its efforts to pursue federal legislation on national cage standards (H.R. 1731), Egg Products Inspection Act of 2013), commonly referred to as the “Egg Bill.”
Friday, February, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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US proposes new safety rules for farm pesticides
Farm workers, children and other people working or living near farm fields would have more protection from hazardous pesticides under changes proposed on Thursday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Friday, February, 21, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Crop Expo speaker says farmers need to tackle herbicide resistance
Upper Midwest farmers are on the road to perdition, or utter ruin, unless they change the way they control weeds, according to Phillip Glogoza, a University of Minnesota Extension agronomist.
Thursday, February, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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WIC and Mexican trade restrictions still hot topics in potato industry
John Keeling. head of the National Potato Council, spoke Feb. 19 at the annual International Crop Expo at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, N.D. The show, which combines activities sponsored by small grains, potato and soybean groups, is expected to draw 5,000 people and about 175 exhibits.
Wednesday, February, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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US food companies find going 'non-GMO' no easy feat
U.S. food companies are rushing to offer consumers thousands of products free of genetically modified ingredients, but are finding the effort costly and cumbersome in a landscape dominated by the controversial biotech crops.
Tuesday, February, 18, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Klobuchar discusses farm bill reaction
EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. — Urban Minnesota residents generally are supportive of the new farm bill, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., said Feb. 17.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Chicago supplier sues Energae for $81,000; prosecutors say ND potato farmers spoiled crop, defrauded government for $840,000; mixed results in Minn. corn growers’ survey; and an audit proves Benda helped increase beef plant grant
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - - News

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Finally, a farm bill
After nearly four years of work, the U.S. House passed the 2014 farm bill conference report (H.R. 2642) with a bipartisan 251-166 vote on Jan. 29.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Propane still short as agencies act
Chaz Keffeler, 21, works with his father, Todd Keffeler, providing propane for Enning (S.D.) Propane customers throughout Meade County — the third-largest county in the U.S., stretching nearly 200 miles from Faith, S.D., to Sturgis and Piedmont, north of Rapid City.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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USDA to focus millions in Prairie Pothole region
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it will spend an extra $1.5 million annually to complete wetland determinations for farmers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Montana.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ag Expo speaker advises how to ‘disinherit’ tax man
FARGO, N.D. — The 2014 International Crop Expo in Grand Forks, N.D., will feature discussions on estate planning that add some flair and fun to financials.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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High prices for corn may come to an end
WINDOM, Minn. — Corn farmers in the Upper Midwest have seen record profits in the past three years. But those good times appear to be over. The huge harvest last fall caused corn prices to tumble by nearly half from more than $7 per bushel.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Price strength might boost sunflower acres
FARGO, N.D. — Farmers at planting time are like quarterbacks eyeing the line of scrimmage. They face a challenge with a plan in mind, but a last-second reading of the situation may force them to improvise. As spring planting nears, some farmers and a few agricultural experts shared their thoughts on the subject.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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USDA to focus $35 million in Prairie Pothole region
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it will spend an extra $1.5 million annually to complete wetland determinations for farmers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Montana.
Friday, February, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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