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EU will test imports of live pigs for PED, callers posing as FSA attempt to scam farmers and FSA nominations begin.
Monday, June, 16, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Study: ND fertilizer plants have advantages, ag groups renew support for biotech wheat, USDA orders farmers to report PED cases, conference will focus on food crops and diseases, new online tools available for farmers, and agency predicts El Nino this summer.
Monday, June, 09, 2014 - - News

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Hearing scheduled to discuss school lunches
WASHINGTON — The battle over the school lunch program is getting more bitter and turning into a partisan issue between the Democrats and the Republicans and a business battle between processed food companies and fruit and vegetables growers.
Monday, June, 09, 2014 - Agweek - News

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EU to test imports of live pigs from North America for deadly pig virus
European Union member states on Friday agreed that live pig imports from the U.S. and Canada must be tested for a deadly virus that has killed millions of piglets.
Friday, June, 06, 2014 - - News

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USDA orders farmers to report deadly pig virus cases
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Thursday ordered farmers to start reporting cases of a deadly pig virus and pledged over $26 million in funding to combat the disease, pushing back against criticism of his handling of a widespread outbreak.
Thursday, June, 05, 2014 - - News

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Heitkamp, Thune lead effort to help farmers with losses from unplanted crops
U.S. Senators Heidi Heitkamp, D-ND, and John Thune, R-SD, are spearheading a bipartisan effort to support farmers who are prevented from planting crops because of adverse weather, which can seriously impact a family farm’s bottom line.
Thursday, June, 05, 2014 - - News

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Mystery over pig virus origins contributes to spread and anxiety
Swine veterinarian Bill Minton thought the baby pigs dying at a farm in western Ohio had a bad case of gastro-enteritis and was stumped when lab results came back with no indication of what had killed them.
Tuesday, June, 03, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Honeybee losses are still too high
The U.S. Department of Agriculture and its partners recently released the results of the eighth annual national survey of honeybee losses.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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A U.S. official urges a deal to resolve the sugar row with Mexico, the EPA approves an insecticide for a bee parasite and Mexico is now open for U.S. fresh potatoes.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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No winner in sugar trade war
I talked once with a guy, an American, shortly after he returned from vacation in Mexico. He told of how he’d wanted to eat “authentic” Mexican food, not “tourist” food. So he walked past two restaurants filled with tourists eating fried chicken; no “tourist” food for him. Finally, he found a restaurant serving local residents and ate “authentic” food with them. “Well, what did you have?” I asked. He hesitated an instant (he’d clearly told the story before; his timing was perfect) and said, “Fried chicken.”
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Committees pass ag appropriations
WASHINGTON — Low-income pregnant women and mothers participating in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Women, Infants and Children (WIC) would be able to buy white potatoes through that program if provisions of the House and Senate Agriculture appropriations bills become law, but nutritionists and the Obama administration are opposed to the provision.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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US official urges deal to resolve sugar row with Mexico
The U.S. agricultural department said on Monday it would like to head off a protracted trade dispute with Mexico over sugar imports by encouraging a negotiated agreement before any sanctions are imposed.
Tuesday, May, 20, 2014 - - News

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Vilsack says he is unlikely to appear at ND event, pesticides suspected in the spike of illness in Washington state and Vermont becomes the first U.S. state to mandate GMO labeling.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - - News

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Vilsack unlikely for ND event
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has told U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., that he would like to come to North Dakota, but not this year, a spokesman for the senator says.
Thursday, May, 15, 2014 - - News

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Vilsack speaks on farm bill issues
Everything from the “actively engaged rule” and conservation compliance to the Brazil cotton case and the new position of agriculture undersecretary for trade came up when Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack testified before the Senate Agriculture Committee May 7 on the implementation of the 2014 farm bill.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Hoeven invites the U.S. ag secretary to North Dakota, BLM seeks a wild horse and donkey care facility and Manitoba spud growers talk with Simplot.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Hoeven asks US ag secretary to visit ND
The Republican senator from North Dakota has asked U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to come to the Peace Garden State. Sen. John Hoeven and Vilsack met Wednesday, when Hoeven asked the secretary to gather input from farmers and ranchers on the implementation of a new farm bill and other agricultural issues important to North Dakota producers.
Thursday, May, 08, 2014 - - News

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Price, value of ag exports
Exports are a big deal for agriculture, always have been and always will be. Of course, the mix of agricultural exports has changed over time. Tobacco exports back to the mother country have been replaced with worldwide exports of grains, oilseeds, livestock products and a host of other foods, some sent raw or in bulk, others highly processed.
Monday, May, 05, 2014 - Agweek - News

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USDA will wait to release specifics on farm bill commodity title
The U.S. Department of Agriculture isn’t likely to announce the fine points of the farm bill commodity title any time soon, two key congressional staffers said. Because the payment options are decoupled from planting decisions, the programs farmers choose won’t have bearing for 2014 planting. Bart Fischer, chief economist for the Republican-led U.S. House Agriculture Committee, and Matt Schertz, senior professional staff member, spoke to about 150 people in a two-hour “farm bill implementation seminar” in Fargo, N.D., on May 2.
Friday, May, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ITC hears testimony from US sugar industry on Mexico dumping allegations
WASHINGTON — As the International Trade Commission prepares to vote May 9 on whether U.S. sugar producers have suffered injuries as a result of the entry of subsidies and dumped Mexican sugar into the U.S., a battle is unfolding over what the commission should do.
Friday, May, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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