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Minnesota State Fair may cancel poultry exhibition over bird flu
The avian flu outbreak that has hit 31 Minnesota turkey farms could lead the Minnesota State Fair to sideline the poultry exhibition this year. State Fair officials will decide by early to mid-summer whether to cancel the exhibition amid fears that bringing exhibition birds together in one location could further spread the virus. The State Fair opens Aug. 27, following county fairs that get underway in mid-June.
Thursday, April, 23, 2015 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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'Nutraceuticals' a blurry frontier between food and drugs
LONDON - A boom in "nutraceuticals" - food and drinks with potential health benefits - is paving the way for a rush of deals, as food and drug companies compete to dominate a market expected to be worth $280 billion by 2018.
Tuesday, April, 21, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Precondition for prime livestock
It’s been talked about for 60 years. It’s better for animals, preferred by most cattle feeders, and could provide a 169 percent return on investment.
Thursday, April, 16, 2015 - - News

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Cargo ships stuck off Yemen as fighting worsens food supply
At least five merchant vessels carrying food are stuck off Yemen, shipping data showed on Wednesday, as warships from a Saudi-led coalition search them for weapons bound for Iran-allied Houthi rebel forces, with delays adding to a humanitarian crisis.
Wednesday, April, 15, 2015 - Reuters - News

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VIDEO: Plan now for summer heat
No cattle feeder should head into summer without a heat mitigation plan, says former beef extension specialist Terry Mader, of Mader Consulting LLC. Cattle feeder Anne Burkholder, of Cozad, Neb., shares how they put that kind of plan in place.
Tuesday, April, 14, 2015 - - News

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Canada pension fund manager cries foul over Saskatchewan farm review
TORONTO - The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, the country's largest pension fund manager, said on Monday it is concerned about the Saskatchewan government's decision to temporarily ban certain institutional investors from buying farmland in the province.
Tuesday, April, 14, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Kraft case to test Dodd-Frank muscle
NEW YORK - Allegations of fraud and manipulative trading by Kraft Foods in derivatives markets are garnering attention beyond the fact that a household food and beverage-maker has been thrust into a regulatory doghouse normally reserved for the world's largest banks.
Monday, April, 13, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Northwest Minnesota farmers still like corn
Like Sherman’s March to the Sea, corn had been driving steadily and relentlessly into northwest Minnesota. High corn prices have encouraged farmers here to grow the crop, and new, faster-maturing varieties have allowed them to do it.
Monday, April, 13, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Japan, U.S. aim for Pacific trade pact progress before summit
TOKYO - Japanese and U.S. officials will meet from Wednesday in a bid to strike a two-way deal that would give momentum to a pan-Pacific free-trade pact, the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), in time for a leaders' summit late this month.
Monday, April, 13, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Wheat falls 2 pct as U.S. gets better-than-expected rains
PARIS/SINGAPORE - U.S. wheat fell more than 2 percent on Monday to its lowest in almost two weeks, wiping out gains from the previous session, as timely rains across dry U.S. growing belts eased concern over potential yield losses.
Monday, April, 13, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Meehan joins NDSU

Sunday, April, 05, 2015 - North Dakota State University Extension Service - News

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Russia may extend tax on wheat exports
Russia may extend a tax on wheat exports beyond July 1, but is yet to make a final decision, Russian news agencies cited Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich, who is in charge of the sector, as saying on Friday.
Saturday, April, 04, 2015 - - News

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Russia to decide on extension of wheat export tax from July 1
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has asked his ministers to submit proposals by mid-April on a possible extension of a wheat export tax from July 1, when the new 2015 to ‘16 marketing year is due to start, the government said on Thursday.
Thursday, April, 02, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Grandin: Animals should be bred for disease resistance
WICHITA, Kan. — Reacting to the scandal surrounding the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center in Nebraska, meat industry consultant Temple Grandin on March 16 at the National Farmers Union convention said meat animals should be bred for “optimal rather than maximum” production.
Friday, March, 27, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Keep calves with scours hydrated
Once calves are safely on the ground, many cattle producers continue to worry about the possibility of neonatal calf diarrhea or calf scours, says Janna Kincheloe, South Dakota State University Extension research associate.
Thursday, March, 19, 2015 - South Dakota State University Extension Service - News

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Poison threat weakens formula demand
Chinese demand for New Zealand infant formula has fallen after a threat by suspected environmental activists to contaminate the product with an agricultural poison, the head of an exporter group says.
Thursday, March, 19, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Brazil, Ukraine could produce less corn
Brazil’s corn output is expected to come under pressure this year as a result of dry weather, while high costs for fertilizers in strife-torn Ukraine will curb production there, a senior agricultural analyst says.
Wednesday, March, 18, 2015 - Reuters - News

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EU wheat helped by warm winter, harvest hopes rise
Unusually warm winter weather in western Europe means wheat has escaped major frost damage in leading producers, creating pre-conditions for a large harvest this summer, observers said on Friday.
Friday, March, 13, 2015 - - News

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KFC faces pressure after McDonald’s says no antibiotics in chicken
KFC, the world’s largest chain of fried chicken restaurants, might face pressure from consumer and environmental groups to change how its poultry are raised after McDonald’s Corp. said it would switch to chicken raised without human antibiotics.
Thursday, March, 12, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Dry weather, costly fertilizer may hurt Brazil, Ukraine corn output
SINGAPORE - Brazil's corn output is expected to come under pressure this year due to dry weather, while high costs for fertilizers in strife-torn Ukraine will curb production there, a senior agricultural analyst said on Wednesday.
Wednesday, March, 11, 2015 - Reuters - News

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