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Heitkamp announces federal funding for scientific research at NDSU
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., announced today in a news release almost $150,000 in federal funding for scientific research at North Dakota State University.
Monday, April, 27, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Bird flu ‘a three- to five-year problem’
More help is on the way for turkey and other poultry producers to cope with the epidemic of highly pathogenic avian influenza, but state and federal officials also warned that the problem will remain for years.
Monday, April, 27, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Tester criticizes land-grant colleges on organics
As attendees at the Organic Trade Association luncheon April 15 ate a salad with bulgur wheat from his organic farm, Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., the only organic farmer in the Senate, said advocates would have to work hard to achieve labeling of genetically modified foods, and more farmers would transition to organic operations if the land-grant colleges paid more attention to organics.
Monday, April, 27, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Heitkamp introduces legislation to lift ban on credit to Cuba
WASHINGTON — After a major hearing on U.S. agricultural trade with Cuba, Sen. Heidi Heikamp, D-N.D., on April 22 introduced a bill to lift the ban on private banks and companies from offering credit for agricultural exports to Cuba.
Monday, April, 27, 2015 - Agweek - News

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National Guard to help fight avian influenza
WILLMAR, Minn. -- The State Emergency Operations Center announced Sunday that 30 National Guard soldiers will haul water needed for avian influenza decontamination today through Wednesday. The soldiers will come from the 682nd Engineer Battalion in Willmar and the A Company, 134th Brigade Support Battalion of Brooklyn Park, according to a media release.
Monday, April, 27, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Avian Flu public forum at 3 p.m. Saturday in Willmar with Dayton, other lawmakers
WILLMAR, Minn. –– The avian influenza, which continues to steamroll through commercial turkey farms in Kandiyohi County, is getting the attention of the state’s top lawmakers who will hold a public forum at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Minnwest Technology Campus in Willmar.
Friday, April, 24, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Heitkamp introduces bill to allow credit for ag exports to Cuba
After a major hearing on U.S. agricultural trade with Cuba, Sen. Heidi Heikamp, D-N.D., on April 22 introduced a bill to lift the ban on private banks and companies from offering credit for agricultural exports to Cuba.
Wednesday, April, 22, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Minnesota bird flu funding heads to negotiations
A provision Democratic senators added to avian flu funding legislation resulted in House Republicans rejecting it and forcing negotiations to resolve the differences.
Wednesday, April, 22, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Tester calls for GMO labeling
As attendees at the Organic Trade Association luncheon April 15 ate a salad with bulgur wheat from his organic farm, Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., the only organic farmer in the Senate, said advocates would have to work hard to achieve labeling of genetically modified foods, and that more farmers would transition to organic operations if the land-grant colleges paid more attention to organics.
Tuesday, April, 21, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Minnesota senator worries hemp would lead to legal marijuana
If Minnesota approves limited industrial hemp growth, a state senator with a long-time law enforcement background fears recreational marijuana use will be close behind.
Thursday, April, 09, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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New ND hemp law pleases supporters
Wayne Hauge says he’s “mostly your typical northwest North Dakota farmer.” But the Ray producer also is a staunch supporter of industrial hemp, and a new state law is expected to help him and other North Dakota farmers start growing the crop, perhaps as soon as 2016.
Thursday, April, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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ND governor expected to sign dairy, swine anti-corporate bill
A bill that would relax an 83-year-old law to allow non-family corporations to own dairy and swine operations in North Dakota is on its way to Gov. Jack Dalrymple’s desk.
Friday, March, 20, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Mixed reactions to ND House passage of anti-corporate exemptions
The North Dakota House Agriculture Committee on March 16 passed new exemptions for dairy and swine for the anti-corporate farming bill. The bill goes back to the Senate to consider amendments passed in the House version.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - - News

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FDA: Dietary comments will stick to nutrition
Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg told a Senate panel March 12 that she will stick to “nutrition science and health” in her recommendations on the dietary guidelines to Health and Human Service Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Latest News
Russia considers softening food import ban; U.S. soybean plantings expected to hit record; Minnesota needs to address gray wolf threat; USDA: SNAP participation down in December; and Bird flu found at Dutch farm; birds destroyed.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - - News

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Hoeven introduces relaxed school meals
WASHINGTON — Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., introduced legislation that would give schools more flexibility in the kinds of grain products they serve and stop further reductions in sodium in school meals.
Monday, March, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Senate fails to override veto
The U.S. Senate failed to overturn President Barack Obama’s veto of a bill that would give Congress the power to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. The Senate garnered 62 votes for the override, putting it five votes short of the two-thirds needed to send the bill back to the House of Representatives.
Monday, March, 09, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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ND House ag panel gives anti-corporate bill do-pass
North Dakota’s House Agriculture Committee on March 6 voted 8-5 to recommend a do-pass on a bill that would create exemptions for dairy and swine in the state anti-corporate farming law.
Friday, March, 06, 2015 - Agweek - News

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ND Senate Ag Committee hears testimony on state check-off increase
The North Dakota Senate Agriculture Committee on March 6 heard testimony on whether a “North Dakota dollar” should be added to what beef producers pay to a check-off — doubling an amount already collected under a federal check-off.
Friday, March, 06, 2015 - Agweek - News

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ND House Ag Committee hears testimony on anti-corporate bill
North Dakota’s House Agriculture Committee heard more than eight hours of testimony March 5 on a bill that would relax the state’s anti-corporate farming law to allow corporations to own swine and dairy operations. Some think the bill opens the door to corporate ownership of beef feedlots above the current size cap of 640 acres, or one square mile.
Thursday, March, 05, 2015 - Agweek - News

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