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ABCs of GMOs: On food shelves since 1994
GMOs — or genetically modified organisms — first hit U.S. grocery shelves in 1994. They have been hotly debated in the two decades since, being denounced as unstable, unhealthy "frankenfoods" by some while being touted as a solution to feeding a growing global population by others. “Farmers are obviously not out to harm their buyers,” says Scott Sinner, who grows both GMO and non-GMO crops. “Why would they be? It doesn’t make any sense.”
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Maintain health through backgrounding calves
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Even though calves might have been on a backgrounding program for several months, it doesn’t mean they are safe from subsequent health issues later on in the feeding period, says Russ Daly, professor and South Dakota State University Extension veterinarian, and Reid McDaniel, assistant professor and SDSU Extension feedlot specialist.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - - News

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Crude oil dive gives boost to farm economy
CHICAGO — Craig Uden, who fattens cattle for beef on his Nebraska feedlot, expects to cut his energy costs by as much as a quarter this year because of falling oil prices — a silver lining in an otherwise tough rural economy.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Aggies face societal challenges, speaker says
Farmers and ranchers are blazing new trails for agriculture through the jungle of regulations, animal welfare, food safety and more, Jolene Brown said.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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From cattle to corn, crude oil dive ripples through farm economy
The lowest energy prices since 2009, which have already benefited transport, retail and industrial companies, are giving farmers a boost just as the U.S. Department of Agriculture forecasts their incomes will plunge 32 percent this year.
Tuesday, February, 17, 2015 - Reuters - News

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USDA estimates report uneventful
For the week ending Feb. 12, March Minneapolis lost 2.75 cents, March Chicago lost 5.75 cents, and March Kansas City lost 7.75 cents. As of 10 a.m. Feb. 13, wheat trade was up 4 to 8 cents.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Annual Expo set for Feb. 18 and 19 in Grand Forks, ND
Crop prices have plunged, but interest in the International Crop Expo remains as strong as ever, one of the farm show’s managers says.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Drought clouds grass-fed beef aspirations
Texas rancher Jim Rackley would like to add more cattle to his herd of about 50 to take advantage of sizzling beef prices and growing demand from health-conscious consumers for his grass-fed beef. But the prospect of cloudless skies keeps him cautious.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Keep detailed records to avoid problems in a partnership
A recent conversation on the listserv for the American Agricultural Law Association focused on what were called “accidental partnerships.”
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - - News

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Big corn, soy meetings coming to Fargo, N.D.
The two big corn and soybean events of the winter are rolling into Fargo Holiday Inn, Feb. 17 and 18.
Friday, February, 13, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Scuse defends sugar suspension
Agriculture Undersecretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Michael Scuse on Feb. 9 vigorously defended the suspension agreements the Obama administration has negotiated with Mexico to settle cases U.S. sugar growers brought saying Mexico was shipping subsidized sugar to the U.S.
Thursday, February, 12, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Preparing for healthy calves is vital
No time is more important to beef producers than calving. “Doing everything we can to ensure the birth of a live, healthy calf is our responsibility as cattlemen, and it has a great impact on the business aspect of our operations,” says Carl Dahlen, North Dakota State University Extension Service beef cattle specialist. “Advanced preparation will go a long way to ensure the health of the new calves and the cows that delivered them.”
Wednesday, February, 11, 2015 - - News

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Upper Midwest farmers can learn from past records
Upper Midwest farmers won’t be harvesting hundreds of bushels per acre of wheat and soybeans anytime soon. But learning more about world-record yields can be beneficial nonetheless, a North Dakota State University professor said.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Transition of operation more difficult and important than ever
EUCLID, Minn. — Don Strickler has faced many tough calls in his long farming career. But the 70-year-old Euclid, Minn., producer says his most important professional challenge, one he’s still working on, is passing on the family farm to the next generation.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Farm coalition: Canadian railways falling short in moving grain
Canada’s two big railways are failing to meet demand for moving grain from farms to ports and North American buyers, despite government intervention, a report by a coalition of farmer and industry groups said on Monday.
Tuesday, January, 27, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Ag committee chairman wants thorough evaluation of SNAP
WASHINGTON — House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway, R-Texas, told reporters on Jan. 22 that his plans to undertake a “full-scale review” of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program without “prejudging the outcome” could be altered if he receives budget instructions from leadership before that review is finished.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Choosing earned or rental income
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Are Conservation Reserve Program payments considered earned income or are they considered to be rental income?
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - - News

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Ohio farmer: Precision ag pays
Most farmers attending a Precision Agriculture Summit instinctively believe precision agriculture pays, but when one of their own puts a pencil to it, they take notice. Brian Watkins is on the eastern edge of the corn and soybean belt and was one of the early adopters of variable-rate application technologies.
Tuesday, January, 20, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Precision Ag Summit proves interest in technology is still high
North Dakota’s 4th Annual Precision Agriculture Summit drew a slightly smaller crowd to Jamestown than last year, but the audience still showed strong and more intense interest in a fast-changing topic.
Tuesday, January, 20, 2015 - Agweek - 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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