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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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Chicken growers set to pay price for no-antibiotic McNugget
McDonald’s Corp.’s decision last week to phase out human antibiotics from its U.S. chicken supply will add to costs of production in a tight-margin business that are likely to be borne mostly by poultry companies.
Tuesday, March, 10, 2015 - - News

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Johnsons get federal prison in crop insurance fraud case
Potato farming brothers Aaron Johnson of Northwood, N.D., and Derek Johnson of Vancouver, British Columbia, will spend time in federal prison in the Federal Prison Camp in Duluth, Minn., and are jointly responsible for restitution of nearly $1 million because of crop insurance fraud.
Tuesday, March, 10, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Canada implements new poultry restrictions
Canada has placed new restrictions on raw poultry and poultry products that can be brought into the country from five states, including Minnesota. According to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, travelers into Canada can’t bring with them raw poultry, raw poultry products and byproducts, including eggs and raw pet foods, sourced, processed or packaged from Minnesota, California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.
Monday, March, 09, 2015 - - News

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USDA chief orders improved animal welfare protocols at research center
No new research projects will begin at the U.S. government’s key livestock study center until animal welfare is improved through stronger oversight and better training of standards, says U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
Monday, March, 09, 2015 - Reuters - News

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As Georgia shivers, Florida finds sweet spot with early peaches
PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - The first peaches are ripe for harvest in Florida, bred to thrive where Mother Nature never intended the fruit to grow, alongside the state's signature rows of orange and grapefruit trees.
Monday, March, 09, 2015 - Reuters - News

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