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Minn. man has passion for pollinators
WORTHINGTON, Minn. — There has been a lot of buzz about bees in recent years with the sharp decline in the honeybee population, Colony Collapse Disorder and fears there might one day not be enough honeybees to pollinate the trees and plants that bear our fruits and vegetables.
Monday, July, 28, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Others remain in support of current rules
WASHINGTON — Sens. John Hoeven, R-N.D., John Thune, R-S.D., and other rural Republicans tried to make a case for changes to the current healthier school meals program at a July 23 Senate Agriculture Committee hearing. But they hit a fairly solid wall of support for keeping the current rules in place.
Monday, July, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND ranchers say mineral rights get too much emphasis
BELFIELD, N.D. — Byron Richard’s pickup bounces up and down over the washboard gravel road. He clutches the wheel with one hand and points with the other as he passes dozens of oil wells on land where once crops grew and cattle grazed. A few of the wells are decades old; most are new or under construction. Oil field vehicles of assorted shapes and sizes clog the road in places and kick up thick clouds of dust.
Monday, July, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Race for ND agriculture commissioner is all about oil
North Dakota’s biggest oil producers have picked a side and put money into an obscure election for the state’s agriculture commissioner, hoping to ward off a rising Democratic challenger who could limit development of new wells and pipelines.
Tuesday, July, 22, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Letter outlines obesity issues, applauds rules
WASHINGTON — Twenty-seven former panelists for the Institute of Medicine told Congress not to change healthier foods rules for children on July 15, the same day the U.S. Department of Agriculture official in charge of nutrition reminded school food service directors who have asked Congress for changes that they have responsibilities to serve food that will result in healthy children and adults.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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SD has a proud heritage in agriculture
Recently, I attended the fifth-annual Governor’s Agricultural Summit in Deadwood, S.D. Each summer, the South Dakota Department of Agriculture holds the summit for producers, elected officials and local business leaders to network, share best practices and learn about the policies that regularly impact agriculture. This year, there were presentations and demonstrations on the farm bill, regulatory issues, transportation infrastructure, wildland fire and mountain pine beetle treatment.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Officials at Minn. meeting say farmers need to manage water before government steps in
If Minnesota farmers don’t cooperate to manage water, the federal and state government will do it for them, officials at a water issues forum said Thursday.
Thursday, July, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Minn. farmland taxes expected to rise
Many Minnesota property owners could see some tax relief this year, but farmers can expect higher taxes for at least the next two years. “What I am hearing is it is making it much more difficult to do business as a farmer,” Rep. Paul Marquart, D-Dilworth, says of agriculture property tax increases.
Thursday, July, 17, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Minnesota's biodiesel mandate unfair
On July 1, by an act of the 2014 Minnesota Legislature, many, but not all, Minnesota diesel users were required to purchase diesel blends containing at least 10 percent biodiesel.
Monday, July, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Renewing the commitment to conservation
The valley is one of the most productive breadbaskets of the world and home to critical habitat for wildlife and migratory birds, as well as millions of people living in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.
Monday, July, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Minn. governor seeks presidential disaster declaration
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Wednesday asked that counties damaged by floods last month be declared a presidential disaster area.
Thursday, July, 10, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Minn. officials target nitrates contaminating groundwater
Minnesotans are spending millions of dollars to deal with nitrate contamination in their water, and the state agriculture department says it’s time to insist that farmers do more to prevent the problem.
Tuesday, July, 08, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Reflections of a reluctant farm kid
Once upon a time, there was a little farm girl who longed for city life. Every day she thought, “I will never ever live on a farm, when I grow up.” She gaped with wide eyes and an open mouth the first time she entered a real shopping mall.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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US EPA approves corn fiber as cellulosic feedstock, livestock producers warned of anthrax danger, local leaders tout benefits of shipping overseas and SDSU Extension provides HR training modules for dairy producers.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - - News

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ND congressional delegation pushes for corn growers bid to host genotyping center at NDSU
WASHINGTON – Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., and the North Dakota congressional delegation are pushing to make the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service facility on the campus of North Dakota State University in Fargo the site for the newly formed National Agricultural Genotyping Center. The North Dakota Corn Growers Association are bidding to host the new facility, and Hoeven and the delegation have gotten behind them, writing a letter of support to the chief of the National Corn Growers Association, one of the center’s prime sponsors.
Tuesday, July, 01, 2014 - Sen. John Hoeven - News

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Farm bill programs for beginning farmers and ranchers are implemented, USDA sees more rapid increases for U.S. dairy and fruit prices, and eight people are hospitalized in a horse-riding accident.
Monday, June, 30, 2014 - Agweek - News

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The challenge of feeding the world
The challenge of feeding an expected world population of more than 9 billion in 2050 — at least 2 billion more than today — has attracted considerable attention, resulting in a wide range of responses.
Monday, June, 30, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Clinton tells BIO to promote characteristics
SAN DIEGO — Hillary Rodham Clinton expressed enthusiasm for biotech seeds in San Diego on June 25, but told members of the Biotechnology Industry Organization that they should promote the characteristics of genetically modified seeds rather than use the term “genetically modified” if they want the seeds accepted.
Monday, June, 30, 2014 - Agweek - News

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USDA sees more rapid increases for US dairy, fruit prices
The U.S. Department of Agriculture on June 25 maintained its forecast for U.S. food prices to rise by 2.5 to 3.5 percent in 2014, in line with historic norms, but raised its estimates of price increases for dairy and fresh fruit.
Wednesday, June, 25, 2014 - - News

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Despite concessions to US farmers, Big Data giants still in control
In the tussle between U.S. farmers and Big Data purveyors, farmers are winning some control over details about crop and growing conditions on their land, but most data sellers are retaining ultimate say over how they can use the information that could be worth billions of dollars.
Monday, June, 23, 2014 - Reuters - News

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