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US lodges new appeal at WTO in meat labeling dispute
The U.S. lodged an appeal on Nov. 28 to challenge a World Trade Organization ruling it says failed to bring its meat labeling laws into line with global trade rules. Canada and Mexico won a WTO ruling three years ago that said the U.S. rules illegally discriminated against imported meat.
Friday, November, 28, 2014 - - News

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Expect slow ag machinery sales
The farm equipment and implement business is bracing for a correction in corn- and soybean-dependent areas of the region. Dealers expect to be buoyed by livestock-related diversification, turf and construction areas in 2015.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Elevators: prices slow train demand
Grain elevators in the region are complaining less about railroads falling behind on freight delivery schedules, in part because farmers aren’t anxious to sell grain at recent lower prices.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Cull deep enough
During fall ranchers need to start culling cows. The cows have dedicated their lives to the operation, but there is no reward. The cows must produce or move to the pen destined for market.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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A proposed N.D. meat plant plans to launch an investor campaign, AGCO in Jackson reduces its workforce and a fire destroys Mitchell, S.D., CHS Farmers Alliance.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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NDSU students develop method to raise honeybees in a lab
FARGO, N.D. — Elliott Welker is the scientist who wants to be a beekeeper, and Garett Slater is the beekeeper who wants to be a scientist. Last summer, the North Dakota State University students worked together to complete a difficult task: develop a method of rearing honeybee larvae in a laboratory.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - - News

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Few schools adhered to nutrition standards before USDA imposed strict standards
NEW YORK — Before the U.S. Department of Agriculture set strict standards for nutrition for federally reimbursable lunch programs, less than 2 percent of middle or high schools would have measured up.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Pope says food commodity speculation hurts fight against hunger
Pope Francis condemned speculation in food commodities and greed for profits on Thursday, saying they were undermining the global fight against poverty and hunger. Addressing a United Nations conference on nutrition, he called on rich nations to share their wealth and denounced waste, excessive consumption and unequal distribution of food.
Thursday, November, 20, 2014 - - News

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Groups sue FDA over feed additive
A group of environmental and public health groups sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Nov. 6, seeking to set aside the agency’s approvals for feed additives containing ractopamine that are used to boost the weight of cattle and pigs.
Monday, November, 17, 2014 - Reuters - News

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GMO opponents praise law
BRUSSELS — EU politicians on Nov. 11 backed a plan to allow nations to ban genetically modified (GMO) crops on their soil even if they are given approval to be grown in the European Union, raising the chance their use will remain limited on the continent.
Monday, November, 17, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Appareo signs joint venture
Fargo-based Appareo Systems on Nov. 5 announced it has agreed to enter a joint venture with AGCO Corp. to develop technology for advanced machine control systems.
Monday, November, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Shippers request 'service arbitration'
Some agricultural shippers say North Dakota should institute a “service arbitration” to solve issues between grain shippers and the railroads in the state.
Monday, November, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farmers weigh crop insurance options
Upper Midwest farmers are wrapping up harvest. Now, with help from government employees, agricultural economists and others, they’re beginning their next big task.
Monday, November, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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West Coast labor disputes hurt Minn. exporters
Every month, Brushvale Seed in Breckenridge, Minn., typically prepares to ship about 100 containers of specialty soybeans to overseas customers. In recent years, the company has cashed in on Minnesota’s growing status as a top exporter of agricultural products. At $2.2 billion in 2012, soybeans were the state’s top agricultural export, with half of the state’s crop going overseas.
Friday, November, 14, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Time to focus on the books
Most farm families are totally focused on their harvest progress this time of the year, and on getting fieldwork done before the ground freezes. Spending time inside working on the books can be a challenge, but as the daylight hours start to shrink, I find it a little easier to set aside some extra time for crunching numbers.
Monday, November, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Goehring tops Taylor in ND ag commissioner race
FARGO – Republican incumbent Doug Goehring appeared in incomplete and unofficial results Tuesday to be withstanding a challenge from Democrat Ryan Taylor in a race for North Dakota agriculture commissioner overshadowed by energy issues.
Wednesday, November, 05, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Travelers settle in MN with Icelandic sheep
LITTLE FALLS, Minn. — There are farms all over central Minnesota, but perhaps none operated by as unlikely farmers as a stretch of acreage east of Little Falls on Minnesota Highway 27.
Monday, November, 03, 2014 - St. Cloud Times - News

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Record run for spring wheat
Jerry Kruger, a long-time Warren, Minn., wheat farmer, remembers when a spring wheat crop that yielded 40 beshels per acre was cause for celebration.
Monday, November, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Young siblings learn as they go after taking over family farm
Jon Bertsch and his sister, Allison Lee, didn’t plan on becoming farmers. In fact, 27-year-old Bertsch was a network administrator for a Fargo law firm and 24-year-old Lee was going to school for nursing. But after their dad died in 2012, they had some tough decisions to make.
Friday, October, 31, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Climate change a ‘threat multiplier’ for farming-dependent states
Climate change and food insecurity are “threat multipliers,” and 32 countries dependent on farming face an “extreme risk” of conflict or civil unrest in the next 30 years, a global analytics firm says.
Wednesday, October, 29, 2014 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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