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US Corn Belt farmland values down 3 percent in 2014
The average price of quality U.S. farmland fell 3 percent in 2014, marking the first annual decline in almost 30 years, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago said in its quarterly survey of district bankers on Thursday.
Friday, February, 27, 2015 - Reuters - News

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South Dakota tops nation in bison sales
South Dakota is the leading producer of bison in the United States — and that’s nothing new.
Friday, February, 27, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Reducing consumer food waste could save $300 billion yearly by 2030
Reducing consumer food waste could save the global economy up to $300 billion annually by 2030 as one third of all food produced worldwide ends up being discarded, a research group says.
Thursday, February, 26, 2015 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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Australia to introduce country-of-origin labeling after hepatitis A outbreak
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott backed plans on Thursday to introduce country-of-origin labeling in the wake of a hepatitis A outbreak, potentially risking contravention of World Trade Organization rules.
Thursday, February, 26, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Friday is key farm bill sign-up deadline
A key signup deadline for the federal farm bill is looming, and area Farm Service Agency officials urge landowners who haven’t signed up to act quickly. “Let us know if you haven’t done it yet. We want to work with you,” says Diane Beidler, executive director of Turner County (S.D.) FSA.
Tuesday, February, 24, 2015 - Agweek - News

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ND and regional EPA office disagree with pesticide inspection report
Both North Dakota’s Agriculture Commissioner and regional Environmental Protection Agency officials dispute a report from the EPA’s Office of Inspector General that says adequate pesticide inspections haven’t been conducted in the state for years.
Tuesday, February, 24, 2015 - Agweek - News

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As food prices rise, Moscow and Kiev consider export controls
Officials in both Russia and Ukraine are considering tougher trade protections to keep food prices from spiraling as their currencies collapse, with Moscow taking more aggressive steps than Kiev to control exports.
Tuesday, February, 24, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Summit participants say Cuba trade ban hurtful
A “farmer” who plants seeds that don’t grow in the same way for years is “probably not a farmer,” Cargill Inc. Vice President Devry Boughner Vorwerk told a Monday summit on restoring relations with Cuba.
Tuesday, February, 24, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Land survey seeks producer prospective
About 3,000 farmers from southeast North Dakota and eastern South Dakota will receive a survey this week from Iowa asking how and why their agricultural land use has changed in the past decade.
Tuesday, February, 24, 2015 - Agweek - News

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U.S. government report outlines foods most prone to pathogens
CHICAGO - More than 80 percent of cases of a certain E. coli illness were linked to beef and vegetables grown in rows, according to a U.S. government report on Tuesday.
Tuesday, February, 24, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Goehring: EPA report on lapses in pesticide inspection in North Dakota 'misleading' and 'disingenuous'
North Dakota’s Agriculture Commissioner said he feels “blindsided” by a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announcement that the agency’s pesticide inspections need to resume in the state.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Small farmers hold the key to seed diversity
ROME — Up to 75 percent of the seeds needed to produce the world’s diverse food crops are held by small farmers, researchers said following a review of international census data. Growers with farms of less than seven acres preserve diversity through “networks of seed and knowledge exchanges,” Karl Zimmerer, a Penn State University geography professor who led the research, told a conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science on Feb. 13.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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ND votes to ease anti-corporate farming ban
BISMARCK — State senators passed a bill Feb. 20 that supporters say will boost North Dakota’s struggling dairy and swine industries by partially lifting the state’s anti-corporate farming law.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Senators see path for end to US-Cuba embargo
HAVANA — Three Democratic senators visiting Havana say there could be enough Republicans who support lifting a trade embargo on Cuba to dismantle it in Congress.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - - News

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MN group concerned about industrial ag
BACKUS, Minn. — About 50 people living between Backus and Akeley in north-central Minnesota have signed a petition presented to Cass County commissioners asking the board to “defend our area from the abusive practices of industrial agriculture.”
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Keep stored grain cool and dry
FARGO, N.D. — Keeping stored grain cool is important as outdoor temperatures start to rise this spring, a North Dakota State University Extension Service agricultural engineer advises.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - - News

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Irish beef arrives at U.S. embassy after 1990s ban
Irish beef — legal in the U.S. for the first time in 16 years — arrived at the Irish ambassador’s residence last week, brought by Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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USDA Ag Outlook brings surprises
Wheat slipped lower last week as traders continue to show concerns about slow export demand. It was a short trading week, as the markets were closed Feb. 16 in observance of President’s Day. For the week ending Feb. 19, March Minneapolis lost 13 cents, March Chicago dropped 5.25 cents and March Kansas City gave back 17.75 cents.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Mustard types have different markets
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — The three different mustards have distinctly different markets. Yellow is hot. Western Canadian farmers grew a larger crop last year than the year before, and most was yellow. Prices fell hard after harvest but have been on the upswing since, and new-crop prices are even higher. Trade is brisk. Farmers are selling and processors are busy. Yellow bids range between 33.5 to 36 cents per pound. Most, but not all, processors are buying.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Dietary guidelines report released
Reacting to the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s release of its report, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said he and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell will have a narrower mandate to write the dietary guidelines than the committee had in analyzing nutrition and providing advice.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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