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Meeks letter misses the mark
I disagreed with the March 10 commentary, “Ethanol mandate hurts environment,” by Annette Meeks of the Freedom Foundation of Minnesota.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Minn. officials develop response plan for ag emergencies
Agriculture industry professionals from more than a dozen counties across southern Minnesota connected via video conference March 13 to discuss response plans in the event of an animal disease emergency.
Friday, March, 14, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Caterpillar threatens Brazilian breadbasket
Brazilian farmers are battling a voracious caterpillar that likely arrived from Asia, challenging the agricultural superpower’s widely touted mastery of tropical farming, just as it is on the verge of becoming the world’s top soybean producer.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Weak pork prices extend China’s corn glut
A fresh outbreak of bird flu and tumbling pork prices are undermining China’s demand for animal feed, adding to a glut of corn and potentially prolonging a dispute over genetically modified (GMO) material that has curbed U.S. imports.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Grain flows freely from Ukraine’s ports despite stand-off
Steel and grain exports continue to flow from key global supplier Ukraine via Black Sea terminals with ports operating normal schedules, despite concerns raised by the tense political backdrop, officials and traders said on Tuesday.
Tuesday, March, 04, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Centrol launches tile installation
The region’s biggest franchise in independent crop consulting is diversifying into field drainage tile installation.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Undersecretary, others speak at sugar colloquium
DANA POINT, Calif. — Agriculture Undersecretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Michael Scuse said on Feb. 25 that he does not expect USDA to have to spend any money on the sugar program in fiscal year 2014, but Jack Roney, the chief economist for the American Sugar Alliance, said the next day he is not so sure.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Well-known Berman not as supportive as he seems
On Feb. 8, Rancho Feeding Co. of Petaluma, Calif., announced it was recalling 8.7 million pounds of beef carcasses and cuts. That’s virtually every pound of the company’s 2013 throughput.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Shale oil changes all
It will be great to be a U.S. farmer in the next decade, if half of what Peter Zeihan predicts comes true. And it won’t be much fun to be in Canada, China or Europe.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ag tax relief highlight of rural initiatives
ST. PAUL — Rural Minnesotans’ ears will be burning when state legislators return to the Capitol Feb. 25 for their 2014 session. House Speaker Paul Thissen, D-Minneapolis, promises a variety of greater Minnesota issues will be debated, especially a provision to lower ever-increasing property taxes on some farmland.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Crop insurance industry educates farmers on new farm bill
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz . — Agents will need to explain the intricacies of the new commodity programs and crop insurance this year, even though the changes to crop insurance will not go into effect until next year, key industry officials said last week at the annual crop insurance convention.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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France moves to ban GM maize planting
France published a decree Feb. 17 to prevent the planting of genetically modified (GM) maize as a stop-gap measure, while the government works on changes to domestic and European laws to ensure a longer-term ban.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - - News

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Make informed decisions for your cattle operation
In making decisions, digging into the technical side with online scientists, doctors or lawyers could send you out to gather more data. You want to be able to ask questions that precisely fit your situation.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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US food companies find going 'non-GMO' no easy feat
U.S. food companies are rushing to offer consumers thousands of products free of genetically modified ingredients, but are finding the effort costly and cumbersome in a landscape dominated by the controversial biotech crops.
Tuesday, February, 18, 2014 - Reuters - News

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France moves to ban GM maize planting in short and long term
France published a decree Feb. 17 to prevent the planting of genetically modified (GM) maize as a stop-gap measure, while the government works on changes to domestic and European laws to ensure a longer-term ban.
Tuesday, February, 18, 2014 - - News

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Who wins the Goehring, ND Farm Bureau split?
The long knives are out for Doug Goehring, and it will be April or November before we see the net effect.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Tax laws allow farmers to accelerate income
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Deferred payments may allow grain farmers to more effectively manage each year’s taxable income. “This is because deferred grain contracts qualify as installment sales, and with installment sales, producers may ‘elect out’ of reporting income when received and instead report the income in the year the grain was sold,” says Kim Dillivan, South Dakota State University Extension crops business management field specialist, of the tax law which allows grain farmers to accelerate the income from deferred contracts into the year of sale.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - - News

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ND ag commissioner: New farm bill is tolerable
The new farm bill, though imperfect, is acceptable, North Dakota’s agriculture commissioner said. “Given the current atmosphere, I’m glad we got it. Would you like more? Yeah,” Doug Goehring said.
Wednesday, February, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND research farm marks anniversary
Ed Hauf remembers when most farmers in his part of the world grew only wheat and barley. He also remembers when most crop rotations there included summer fallow, or keeping a field out of production, generally one year in three.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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'Freedom to Farm' bill changed history
The period of U.S. farm bills where the instruments were designed around compensation policies that used price support and supply management programs allowing farmers to remain in production during long periods of low prices — the result of four centuries of publicly sponsored developmental policies — ended with the adoption of the 1996 farm bill.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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