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China bans US poultry, eggs imports amid avian flu fears
China has banned all imports of U.S. poultry, poultry products and eggs amid recent reports of highly pathogenic strains of avian influenza found in the Pacific Northwest, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says.
Tuesday, January, 13, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Russia adds new informal grain export curbs in 2015
Russia has strengthened informal curbs on grain exports since the start of the year, further complicating trading before the introduction of an export tax, a Russian grain exporters’ lobby say in a letter to officials.
Tuesday, January, 13, 2015 - - News

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Choices and consequences
It’s one of the biggest behind-the-scenes stories in Upper Midwest agriculture. It’s the story of aggressive farmers who expanded rapidly between 2007 and 2012 during the boom and prudent operators who expanded with care and caution. It’s a story in which a pivotal chapter might be written during the 2015 crop season.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Agweek - News

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WOTUS collaboration
You have got to be kidding me — production agriculture ‘embrace’ the EPA clean water regulations?” it asked, not really seeking an answer.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - - News

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Minn. ag land property taxes rising
I received my proposed 2015 property tax letter several weeks ago. The statement says I can expect tax on agricultural land to go up a modest 5.8 percent. This is on top of increases for eight previous years that has averaged 15.9 percent per year.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - - News

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Latest News
AgCountry declares $12 million patronage dividend, Minn. Farmers Union asks for appeal of wolf ruling, John Deere announces new private crop insurance policy, Calif. firm recalls beef, pork products for possible metal contamination, and more.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - - News

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Plunging grain prices prompt growing interest in raising both crops and livestock
FOSSTON, Minn. — Like most area farmers who raise crops, the Landsverk family is hurt by falling grain prices. Unlike many of their fellow farmers, however, the Landsverks have a safety net. They run an organic dairy operation, and their milk income cushions declining grain sales.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Beet growers can cut spray costs
FARGO, N.D. — Sugar beet farmers in the region face lower profitability in 2015 than they did in the previous few years, and science is trying to help them save money while keeping production high.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Farmland rental rates a tough topic
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — Willie Huot has spent years helping farmers and landlords develop farmland rental agreements and he’s reached this conclusion: “What you come up with has to benefit both parties. It needs to be a win-win situation,” says Huot, a veteran Grand Forks (N.D.) County extension agent.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Cheapest might not be best in fighting glyphosate resistance
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — Area farmers generally are well aware of the growing danger from glyphosate-resistant weeds. But they’re not always as quick as they should be to take action, a weed expert says.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Agweek - News

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HSUS alleges cruelty at Minn. chicken plant
FARGO, N.D. — A southwest Minnesota food company denies allegations from an animal rights group that it scalded alive spent laying hens, and says there is no concern the company will interrupt its production.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Bipartisan group dedicated to normalizing relations
WASHINGTON — Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., have emerged as leaders of a bipartisan coalition to support President Barack Obama’s policy of normalizing relations with Cuba, which would allow more U.S. agricultural exports to be sold to the island nation.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Waiting for the USDA report
Wheat traded lower last week. For the week ending Jan. 8, March Minneapolis lost 2.5 cents, March Chicago lost 14.25 cents and March Kansas City lost 9.25 cents. As of 10 a.m. Jan. 8, wheat trade was between down 4 and up 4 cents.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Slow corn market shifts rail demand
FARGO, N.D. — Demand for grain cars is shifting as corn markets continue to slump, delaying shipments until later in the winter or spring.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Roberts confirmed as ag committee chair
WASHINGTON — Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., was confirmed as chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee on Jan. 9, and becomes the first person to have chaired both the House and Senate Agriculture committees in modern times.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Special to Agweek - News

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FAO world food price index falls in December
ROME — Global food prices fell in December, the U.N. food agency says, with dairy and meat prices weaker and vegetable oil and sugar prices hit by lower demand for biofuels, while cereals remained steady.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - - News

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Underground, rooftop ag growing in urban areas
LONDON — On a cold and rainy Friday afternoon, Steven Dring is tending his baby carrots in a somewhat unusual setting. The green shoots are in a try of volcanic glass crystals under LED lights — and the tray is in a tunnel 33 meters (108 feet) underneath a busy London street.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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Bird flu prompts emergency action
SEATTLE — Washington state agriculture officials on Jan. 8 imposed an emergency eight-month quarantine on poultry and eggs in two counties in the southeast part of the state to contain an outbreak of highly contagious bird flu.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - - News

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Lower grain prices spur demand
Replenished grain supplies following a bumper North American harvest bolstered global commodities trader Cargill Inc.’s bottom line in its latest quarter as lower prices lifted demand for crops and padded margins on meat sales.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Weather tests US transportation
Armed with lessons learned from last year’s polar vortex, the U.S. transportation and shipping network faced its first big test of the winter the week of Jan. 7, as harsh cold and dangerous wind chills buffet the Plains to the East Coast.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Reuters - News

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