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ND growers asked to produce 250,000 pounds of food to fight hunger
The state’s agriculture commissioner challenged gardeners across North Dakota this week to grow 250,000 pounds of produce for those in need.
Friday, July, 11, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Wild weather hurting crops in some areas, while others closer to normal
Crop conditions in the northern Red River Valley are, in five words, “very, very, very, very varied.” So says Brad Brummond, Walsh County, N.D., agricultural extension agent. “We’ve got spring wheat that’s already heading out and we’ve got some that’s just emerging from the ground,” he said. “Some of that late crop is going to be a real challenge.”
Wednesday, July, 09, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Grain exporters to feel more price pain as shipping rates rise
An improved outlook for global bulk shipping rates spells bad news for grain exporters as they go into the latest sales campaign, with increased freight costs squeezing profit margins and adding to price competition in leading markets.
Tuesday, July, 08, 2014 - Reuters - 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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Organization recommends conservation measures
LYONS, Neb. — On the one-year anniversary of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the Center for Rural Affairs and National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition released recommendations for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service regarding conservation programs implementation under the 2014 farm bill.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - - 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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RMA director retires after influential career
BILLINGS, Mont. — Doug Hagel might not be a household name, but his behind-the-scenes work has touched every farm and most ranches in the Dakotas and Montana in the past 20 years.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Increasing productivity lowers footprint
During the Bio Industry Summit held May 21 on the main campus of North Dakota State University, Beth Calabotta of Monsanto provided an overview of challenges associated with supplying a growing and ever-wealthier global population with the food, fuel and other products it demands.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - - News

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Barcode system could be used for GMOs
ASPEN, Colo. — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said he has been so impressed by Nestlé’s barcode labeling system that he believes putting information about genetically modified ingredients in the same manner on food labels could resolve the issue of labeling foods that contain GMO ingredients.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Oregon proponents of GMO labeling expect ballot measure to qualify
Advocates of mandatory labeling of genetically engineered crops in Oregon say they had collected more than enough signatures to qualify a measure for the November ballot, and planned to submit them on Wednesday to state officials.
Wednesday, July, 02, 2014 - - News

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Northwood, ND, canola crushing plant eyes July 7 public start
An oilseed crushing plant in Northwood, N.D., is expected to reopen to the public on July 7. The Prairie Premium Oil plant eventually could expand to other crops, but has no immediate plans to do so, says Kent Weston, the company’s president. “I think we’ll be primarily a canola plant,” he says. “We’ll be ready to change if we have to, though.”
Monday, June, 30, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Energae considers selling company assets
Energae LP, a financially troubled green energy company based in Clear Lake, Iowa, is telling shareholders that officials are considering whether the company should sell its assets. The company had promoted a sugar beet-to-ethanol plant to Red River Valley farmers in 2012.
Monday, June, 30, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Minn. legislature delivered progress
Minnesota’s agriculture sector and hardworking farmers are too important to our great state to be used for political gain.
Monday, June, 30, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farm boom reduces CRP acres
MOORHEAD, Minn. — Northern prairies saw some songbirds return in the 1990s as farmers shifted cropland into grasses. Crop prices were poor then, so idling land benefited farmers and birds.
Monday, June, 30, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - 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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Tony Heinze inducted into Hall of Fame
FARGO, N.D. — Tony Heinze has perfected his quick-fire rhythmic chant in the past 47 years.
Monday, June, 30, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Soybean growers welcome higher biodiesel blend, but there are critics
Spring was wet and difficult, and many of Bill and Karolyn Zurn’s late-planted soybeans are still small and scant in the soggy soil. The Callaway, Minn., farm couple won’t harvest a good crop this fall unless the rest of the growing season cooperates.
Monday, June, 30, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farm bill enables collaboration on conservation
Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture launched the Regional Conservation Partnership Program, a new farm bill effort that will expand partnerships and boost investments in clean water, soil and wildlife conservation projects.
Monday, June, 23, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Respect and patience important in calf planting
May calving involves pastures, grass and space. Because feed is not delivered in a bunk, the cow decides where she wants to be in the pasture and sets in motion a series of thoughts a anchor that designated space.
Monday, June, 23, 2014 - Agweek - News

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