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USDA report: US GMO crops show benefits, concerns
After more than 15 years of using genetically modified crops, U.S. farmers are continuing to see an array of benefits, but the impacts on the environment and on food production are mixed, and high farmer use of a popular herbicide on GMO crops is a cause for ongoing concern, according to a report issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Ryan Taylor considering run for ag commissioner
A cattle rancher and former state senator who made an unsuccessful bid for governor in 2012 is considering a run for state agriculture commissioner, a job currently held by a Republican who faces a challenge for the GOP endorsement.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Crop insurance industry educates farmers on new farm bill
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz . — Agents will need to explain the intricacies of the new commodity programs and crop insurance this year, even though the changes to crop insurance will not go into effect until next year, key industry officials said last week at the annual crop insurance convention.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Taylor considering candidacy for ag commissioner
BISMARCK, N.D. — A cattle rancher and former state senator who made an unsuccessful bid for governor in 2012 is considering a run for state agriculture commissioner, a job currently held by a Republican who faces a challenge for the GOP endorsement.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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ND Farm Bureau off on peculiar campaign
The NDFB is advancing a hubristic notion that what’s good for the Farm Bureau is good for North Dakota. It follows that the organization would attempt to work its will and impose a self-serving agenda on the state via a compliant Legislature and a hand-picked ag commissioner. Thoughtful North Dakotans should say “no” to that aim.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Taylor considering run for ND ag commissioner
A cattle rancher and former state senator who made an unsuccessful bid for governor in 2012 is considering a run for state agriculture commissioner, a job currently held by a Republican who faces a challenge for the GOP endorsement.
Wednesday, February, 19, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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US food companies find going 'non-GMO' no easy feat
U.S. food companies are rushing to offer consumers thousands of products free of genetically modified ingredients, but are finding the effort costly and cumbersome in a landscape dominated by the controversial biotech crops.
Tuesday, February, 18, 2014 - Reuters - News

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ND ag commissioner says he would run in primary if he doesn’t get GOP endorsement
Doug Goehring, who faces a challenger for the Republican endorsement to keep his job as North Dakota’s agriculture commissioner, will run for the GOP nomination in a primary if necessary.
Thursday, February, 13, 2014 - - News

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PEDv could improve finances
It’s called Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea — PED virus –– and it’s going to have an impact on hog producers in 2014 and 2015, whether their farms get it or not.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Attempted ouster in ag post shows NDFB’s political ambitions
Group abandons plans to put property tax reform on ballot.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Speaker recalls humanitarian trip to Afghanistan
On Scott Gottschalk’s first day in Kabul, Afghanistan, he encountered his first dust storm. A red haze blotted out the sun in the city of 7.5 million and left a terrible taste in his mouth. Kabul is the largest city in the world without a sewer system and the dust tests out at 27 percent fecal material.
Thursday, February, 06, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Minn. governor declares crisis on propane shortage
Minnesotans living in a quarter-million rural homes, as well as businesses and farmers depend on propane for heat, but soaring prices and shortages that experts predict will get worse are sending chills down their backs.
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - - News

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Propane crisis becomes hot topic
Minnesotans living in a quarter-million rural homes depend on propane for heat, but soaring prices and shortages that experts predict will get worse are sending chills down their backs.
Tuesday, January, 28, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Farm bill progress draws mixed reactions, as some groups lost on key issues
The conference committee version of what has become the 2014 farm bill offers long-term certainty, but garnered mixed reactions from producers and agricultural industry officials in the Upper Midwest, who lost on key points.
Tuesday, January, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Winter grazing and rotation can reduce feed costs
Winter feed represents one of the largest costs for a livestock production enterprise. One alternative to limit costs resulting from harvest and purchase of hay or feeding of hay is grazing pasture that has been stockpiled for winter. “Allocation of feed resources available from winter pasture is simplified to one degree because the quantity available can be determined at the beginning of the winter grazing period,” says Roger Gates, South Dakota State University Extension rangeland management specialist.
Monday, January, 27, 2014 - - News

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AFBF president Stallman says farm bill is "close to the finish line"
American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman signaled at the group’s annual convention on Jan. 11 that Farm Bureau leadership is frustrated with House members who have not passed legislation, even though some of them are tea party-oriented members elected in rural areas.
Monday, January, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Vilsack: China renewal of GMO corn import certificates good sign
Beijing’s renewal of expired import certificates of several biotech corn strains last week is an encouraging sign that the U.S. and China will soon resolve the import dispute over an unapproved corn variety that has caused the rejection of several U.S. corn shipments, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Monday.
Tuesday, January, 14, 2014 - - News

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EU renews bid to ban food from cloned animals
The European Commission again has proposed a ban on food and products from cloned animals, two years after failing to block their use.
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - Reuters - News

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The next big thing
Fertilizer makers are boosting output of branded niche products, drawing from the playbook of plastics producers, just as the volatile crop nutrient industry endures its worst slump since the recession.
Monday, December, 30, 2013 - Reuters - News

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ND Stockmen's proposes beef checkoff increase
The North Dakota Stockmen’s Association plans to ask the 2015 Legislature to double the $1-per-head checkoff that ranchers pay when they sell cattle.
Monday, December, 23, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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