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Universities buy local foods, grant ag scholarships
BERKELEY Calif. — University of California campuses will buy food from local growers, grant more scholarships to agriculture students and teach farmers in the U.S. and around the world how to grow food with less water under a new initiative.
Monday, July, 14, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Flood control creates tough times for farmers, ranchers
Ken Livedalen looks over what once was a broad meadow near the Souris River. For decades the ground produced a bountiful crop of nutritious grass that he baled and fed to his cattle.
Monday, July, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Bare soil kills pests and friendly insects
Cover crops are all the rage these days, and might be a part of the solution for problems confronting the long-term sustainability of agricultural production in the U.S.
Monday, July, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Income minus cost equals net return
For those who do math, what is $713 minus $537? The answer is $176. Those are good numbers, especially for the cow-calf producer, because the $713 indicates the amount of cash that cows have been able to generate after adjusting for replacements.
Monday, July, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND growers asked to produce 250,000 pounds of food to fight hunger
The state’s agriculture commissioner challenged gardeners across North Dakota this week to grow 250,000 pounds of produce for those in need.
Friday, July, 11, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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BLT costs harder to swallow with US pig virus, drought
The cost to produce a BLT, America’s favorite summer sandwich, hit a record high of $1.65 in May and will continue to take a bigger bite out of wallets in the coming months, given a pig virus that has ramped up bacon prices and drought-stricken salad crops in California.
Thursday, July, 10, 2014 - Reuters - News

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USDA provides 12-week progress update on disaster assistance
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack provided a 12-week progress report on U.S. Department of Agriculture disaster assistance programs July 10, announcing that USDA has processed 106,000 payments to farmers in 40 states across the country who suffered livestock and grazing losses between October 2011 and passage of the 2014 farm bill.
Thursday, July, 10, 2014 - - News

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Hoeven calls for Senate to eliminate Waters of the US rule
In a speech on the Senate floor, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., called on the Senate to stand up for farmers and ranchers and vote on an amendment he is cosponsoring that prevents the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers from finalizing their proposed Waters of the U.S. rule.
Thursday, July, 10, 2014 - - News

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Roosters’ fertility problem hits US chicken supply, lifts prices
The world’s largest chicken breeder has discovered that a key breed of rooster has a genetic issue that is reducing its fertility, adding to problems constraining U.S. poultry production and raising prices at a time when beef and pork prices are already at record highs.
Wednesday, July, 09, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Foster Farms battles insurers over definition of ‘recall’
Foster Farms and its London insurers are facing off over the definition of “product recall” as the poultry producer seeks payment of $14.2 million in claims arising from a government-mandated shutdown of one of its plants, court documents show.
Wednesday, July, 09, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Wild weather hurting crops in some areas, while others closer to normal
Crop conditions in the northern Red River Valley are, in five words, “very, very, very, very varied.” So says Brad Brummond, Walsh County, N.D., agricultural extension agent. “We’ve got spring wheat that’s already heading out and we’ve got some that’s just emerging from the ground,” he said. “Some of that late crop is going to be a real challenge.”
Wednesday, July, 09, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Business ‘visionary’ Bert Johnson dies
Bert Johnson was a prominent farmer, businessman and landowner in the northern Red River Valley and someone who never turned down the opportunity to make a deal.
Tuesday, July, 08, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Foster Farms recalls chicken, 16 months into salmonella outbreak
California-based poultry giant Foster Farms will recall some of the contaminated chicken linked to a massive salmonella outbreak that has stretched on for 16 months and sickened hundreds of consumers, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Foster Farms.
Tuesday, July, 08, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Grain exporters to feel more price pain as shipping rates rise
An improved outlook for global bulk shipping rates spells bad news for grain exporters as they go into the latest sales campaign, with increased freight costs squeezing profit margins and adding to price competition in leading markets.
Tuesday, July, 08, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Minn. officials target nitrates contaminating groundwater
Minnesotans are spending millions of dollars to deal with nitrate contamination in their water, and the state agriculture department says it’s time to insist that farmers do more to prevent the problem.
Tuesday, July, 08, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Rise of the megafarms: American farms have swelled and ND is leading the way
You can’t just fix tractors anymore. The machines Wayne Ward collects, the tractors from a bygone era — those could be repaired by hand.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Trade missions work
I have recently returned from a trade mission to China, led by Gerry Ritz, Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food. The Canadian delegation that accompanied Ritz was large.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Organization recommends conservation measures
LYONS, Neb. — On the one-year anniversary of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the Center for Rural Affairs and National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition released recommendations for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service regarding conservation programs implementation under the 2014 farm bill.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - - News

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Ag’s side of the story
It was a drizzly Saturday morning in the middle of a hot, dusty August, and I was standing in line at a convenience store. Ahead of me were a man and woman, apparently a couple, who grumbled good-naturedly about the rain.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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US EPA approves corn fiber as cellulosic feedstock, livestock producers warned of anthrax danger, local leaders tout benefits of shipping overseas and SDSU Extension provides HR training modules for dairy producers.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - - News

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