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Israel leads the way in dairy technology
Decades ago Israeli dairy farmers confronted a quandary - how could they provide milk to a fast-growing population in a country that is two-thirds desert, with little grazing land? They turned to technology, developing equipment that boosted output - from cooling systems to milk meters and biometrics - and have made Israeli cows the most productive in the world.
Tuesday, May, 19, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Drought prompts cuts to farm irrigation in California, Oregon
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation will cut the amount of federal irrigation water available to farmers along the Oregon-California border to half the annual norm as it grapples with a fourth year of regional drought, the agency said on Friday.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Mexico also to seek retaliation against U.S. goods
Mexico will also seek permission to retaliate against U.S. goods after a World Trade Organization ruling against U.S. meat labeling, the country said in a joint statement with Canada.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - - News

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Republican lawmaker says must avoid 'trade war' over meat labels
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway on Monday called for swift action to avoid a "trade war" after the United States lost a trade dispute with Mexico and Canada over meat labeling.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - - News

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Canada plans retaliation against U.S. after WTO meat ruling
Canada plans to seek permission to retaliate against U.S. imports after a World Trade Organization ruling that U.S. meat labeling laws are discriminatory, Canadian Trade Minister Ed Fast and Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said on Monday.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - - News

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Frost threatens northern U.S. corn; rains soak southern Plains
Freezing temperatures will threaten emerging corn plants in North Dakota while rains linger this week in the southern U.S. Plains wheat belt, an agricultural meteorologist said Monday.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - - News

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Study estimates bird flu costs in Minnesota at $310 million
The University of Minnesota Extension Service says the bird flu outbreaks since March 4 have cost the state's turkey and poultry industries nearly $310 million in outstate Minnesota.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Anticipating changes in corn and soybean acreage estimates
With a favorable planting and early growing season, attention in the corn and soybean markets is shifting toward acreage considerations. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s survey for the March 31, 2015, Prospective Plantings report revealed producer intentions to plant 89.199 million acres of corn in 2015, 1.398 million fewer acres than planted in 2014.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - University of Illinois, Urbana - News

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Montana Department of Agriculture awards $1.5 million to combat noxious weeds
The Montana Department of Agriculture has awarded more than $1.5 million across the state to develop and implement noxious weed management programs.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - - News

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U.S. loses WTO appeal in meat label dispute with Canada, Mexico
The U.S. has lost a battle with Canada and Mexico over its meat labeling rules, the World Trade Organization said on Monday in a ruling that backed calls to scrap the laws or risk costly trade retaliation.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Mozart-loving chickens could create healthier nugget
In barns filled with classical music and lighting that changes to match the hues outside, rows of chickens are fed a diet rich in probiotics, a regimen designed to remove the need for the drugs and chemicals that have tainted the global food chain.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Cabbages trump coffee for Tanzania's climate-stressed farmers
In the small village of Kanji, nestled on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, Ludovick Meela is preparing to cut down the rest of the ageing coffee trees on his farm and replace them with vegetables.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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Shrouded in secrecy, one of Africa's biggest land deals stalls
Malian farmer Balima Coulibaly and his fellow villagers watched with dread as 100,000 hectares of fertile land they have farmed for generations were handed to Libyan investors with no discussion about the impact on their impoverished communities.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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Minnesota Legislature reaches buffer zone agreement
Minnesota lawmakers and agriculture interests reached a compromise on buffer strips around water that delays requiring the 50-foot buffers the governor sought, but problems remained Sunday night and negotiations continued.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Horse Fest celebrates region's heritage
Every year in July, the population of Taylor, a town of 150 in Stark County in southwest North Dakota, swells by 800 to 1,000, when crowds converge on the community for the annual Taylor Horse Fest.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - Agweek - News

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CWB project moves forward
CWB, formerly known as the Canadian Wheat Board, is finishing pouring concrete for its “state-of-the-art” grain elevator near St. Adolphe, Manitoba, south of Winnipeg.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Fourth grader sees ag up-close
Emily Gorder, 10, of Fargo, in early April was declared the winner of a North Dakota Ag at the Capitol Day poster contest. The fourth grader at Washington Elementary drew the Earth in the middle of her poster, surrounded by various agricultural enterprises — dairy cows, pigs, vegetables and other crops.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Organic checkoff proposed
The Organic Trade Association on May 12 formally petitioned the U.S. Department of Agriculture to begin the process of setting up an organic checkoff that it said would collect money for research and promotion to allow the industry to grow and clear up consumer confusion about organic products.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Timely rains boost crop prospects
Farmers throughout the region are ahead of schedule planting crops, and they are grateful for rains that have allayed some concerns about drought. Here is how farmers and input suppliers in west-central Minnesota recently described their situation when Agweek came through the area to check on progress.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Young farmer follows in footsteps of generations past
Dustin McGregor grew up wanting to be a farmer, never knowing whether tough times in agriculture would allow it to happen. “I honestly didn’t know if I’d ever get the chance,” he says. “So I’m grateful for every day that I’m here.”
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - Agweek - News

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