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Japan farming reforms a stiff test of Abe’s resolve
After December’s landslide re-election, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s program to revive the nation’s economy is set to meet perhaps its stiffest challenge, the nation’s sclerotic farming industry.
Tuesday, February, 03, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Obama proposes creation of stand-alone US food safety agency
U.S. President Barack Obama has proposed bringing together the country’s food safety operations into one agency to better monitor food quality in a move that would reshape the Food and Drug Administration.
Tuesday, February, 03, 2015 - Reuters - News

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IPCC: World has not woken up to water crisis from climate change
Water scarcity could lead to conflict between communities and nations as the world is still not fully aware of the water crisis many countries face as a result of climate change, the head of the United Nations panel of climate scientists warns.
Tuesday, February, 03, 2015 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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BNSF drops price on Spiritwood, ND, rail switch
BNSF has reduced its price tag for the automated rail switch at the Spiritwood Energy Park Association by about $200,000, according to Connie Ova, CEO of the Jamestown/Stutsman (N.D.) Development Corp.
Tuesday, February, 03, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Bill restricting ND beehive placement gets do-not-pass
Beekeepers swarmed to the Capitol on Jan. 29 to testify against a bill that would have put a 2-mile no-hive zone around North Dakota homes, day care centers and schools, a restriction industry leaders say would have ended beekeeping in the state.
Monday, February, 02, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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ARC-IC shouldn't be dismissed from consideration
The Agricultural Risk Coverage-Individual Coverage option under the 2014 farm bill has received little interest, compared with the Agricultural Risk Coverage-County ARC-CO and the Price Loss Coverage programs. But, it might be the best option in certain instances.
Monday, February, 02, 2015 - - News

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Cows need proper amount of feed
With the temporary letup from the harshness of winter weather, cow-calf producers are breathing a sigh of relief. The arctic cold is held at bay and the world seems to go a little better.
Monday, February, 02, 2015 - - News

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COOL does not restrict trade
The United States country-of-origin labeling (COOL) program for beef was implemented in 2009. While opponents to such consumer transparency issues have claimed that COOL was supported by U.S. cattle producers wishing to restrict trade, I can tell you that never was the intent, and the facts simply don’t support this propagandist tactic.
Monday, February, 02, 2015 - - News

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Grandin: Consideration of animal welfare important
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — “Fixing the slaughter plants was easy,” Temple Grandin told the 2015 annual meeting of the American Farm Bureau Federation. “But now I see problems that we are going to have to fix at the farm: lame dairy cows, emaciated dairy cows because somebody let them go too long, animal production to the point we are starting to have problems with animal biology. “We need to look at what is optimal, not what is maximum.
Monday, February, 02, 2015 - - News

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Farmers are winning appeals of prevented-plant claim denials
COURTENAY, N.D. — Lee Dick says he should not have had to pay $41,000 in legal fees to get $123,194.90 in prevented-plant crop insurance benefits he was owed from his 2012 crop.
Monday, February, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Automatic calf feeders eliminate mixing replacer
The I-29 Extension Dairy Consortium’s recent educational effort titled Raising Your Best Calf Ever updated calf raisers on the key components of raising dairy calves. It started with a “Boots on the Farm” tour of several exceptional Minnesota calf raisers and culminated with the recent four-state workshops, the last of which was in Mandan, N.D.
Monday, February, 02, 2015 - - News

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Brazilian processor considers expanse into Asia
SAO PAULO — 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.
Monday, February, 02, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Rail officials not happy with encroaching farm practices in SD
Farmers are planting and harvesting too close to the Mitchell-Rapid City railroad in South Dakota, according to state rail officials, local operators and county representatives on the Mitchell-Rapid City Regional Railroad Authority board.
Friday, January, 30, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Dow Chemical profit beats estimate
Dow Chemical Co.’s adjusted profit handily beat analysts’ estimate as margins in its agricultural sciences business soared, helped largely by new crop protection products.
Thursday, January, 29, 2015 - Reuters - News

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PEDv still impacting swine industry
At the April 2014 Worthington Bio Conference, local veterinarians Keith Wilson and Steve Dudley collaborated on a presentation about Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PEDv) — a virus that was sweeping through the U.S. swine industry. The disease, which is thought to have come from China, causes 100 percent mortality in suckling pigs and minimal death loss in feeder pigs and sow herds.
Thursday, January, 29, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Minn. county expects decline in ag land values
After a steady trend of increasing value for Nobles County, Minn., farmland, sale prices are dropping. Nobles County Assessor Pam Friesen, who assumed her post in March 2014, says she and her staff are in the midst of examining sales during a 12-month period that runs from Oct. 1, 2013, through Sept. 30, 2014.
Thursday, January, 29, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Optimism at Sioux Falls Farm Show
The drum beat of bad news in commodity markets rules the day at the Sioux Falls, S.D., Salute to Agriculture — a multi-venue exposition during the Sioux Falls Farm Show and the concurrent Sioux Empire Farm Show livestock event Jan. 28 to 30.
Wednesday, January, 28, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Annual KMOT Ag Expo still upbeat despite lower crop prices
A no-reason-to-panic attitude was typical of people who talked with Agweek Wednesday on the first day of the 44th annual KMOT Ag Expo, one of the region’s largest and most popular farm shows. The three-day show, which ends Jan. 30, is at the State Fair Center on the North Dakota State Fairgrounds. An estimated 30,000 to 40,000 people will attend, as will more than 1,000 exhibitors.
Wednesday, January, 28, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Pasture-raised pork a boost to local food scene
Wrenshall, Minn., hog farmer Matt Weik can talk passionately about the marbling of his pork, its dark red color and its ability to melt in your mouth given certain treatments. And then later, he’s sitting in a cozy hay-filled pen with a sow and her piglets, stroking the mother and delicately checking on the babies. It sort of proves the theory: you can have your bacon, but you should scratch it, too.
Wednesday, January, 28, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Vilsack orders update of agency’s animal welfare research strategy
U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has directed agency staff to create and deliver an updated Animal Welfare Strategy plan within 60 days, according to an internal email reviewed by Reuters.
Tuesday, January, 27, 2015 - Reuters - News

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