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Canadian farmers bolster defenses against Pacific trade pact
OTTAWA - Canadian farmers are stepping up their campaign against a nearly complete Pacific trade pact they fear will destroy protections for local dairy, egg and chicken producers and endanger jobs.
Wednesday, May, 27, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Hormel Foods to buy organic meat company Applegate
Hormel Foods Corp said it would buy natural and organic meat processor Applegate Farms LLC for about $775 million to cater to an increasing demand for food free of antibiotics, hormones and artificial additives.
Wednesday, May, 27, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Ag businesses fail to fill jobs
Despite increased enrollment in agriculture-related studies, job demand outweighs the number of graduates, with the industry expecting to be unable to fill 22,500 positions each year.
Tuesday, May, 26, 2015 - Bismarck Tribune - News

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Small food makers on fast path to US store shelves, threatening big producers
NEW YORK - Small U.S. food manufacturers once toiled for decades to develop a critical mass of fans for their products. Now, an increasing number of privately-held players are going from garage to grocery store in fewer than five years thanks to an erosion of barriers to entry within the food industry.
Tuesday, May, 26, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Minnesota dairyman says buffer legislation worrisome
Bruce Asfeld is one farmer who is glad Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s full plan to install 50-foot buffers on waterways everywhere didn’t pass the way it was proposed. Dayton unexpectedly vetoed the compromise legislation May 23, leaving more uncertainty about what the final law could stipulate.
Monday, May, 25, 2015 - Agweek - News

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A new crop of farmers ready to face the challenges
Alex Bata didn’t expect to be a farmer. Growing up in Adams, Bata was active in high school in “football, basketball, golf, student council -- everything I could get my hands on. I just didn’t think about farming.”
Sunday, May, 24, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Opinion: Consumers want to make informed food choices
Laws requiring the labeling of foods produced from genetically modified crops have been adopted by Vermont and Connecticut and a referendum in Oregon was narrowly defeated.
Friday, May, 22, 2015 - - News

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Commentary: If you don’t want your food genetically modified, tell nature to stop it
Chipotle hit the headlines last week when the company announced it would no longer serve customers genetically modified foods. This despite the fact that more than a trillion meals containing genetically modified food have already been eaten in the United States without incident. Science has decisively found that these foods have no negative impact on health.
Friday, May, 22, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Campbell Soup's profit beats on lower promotions, higher prices
Packaged foods maker Campbell Soup Co. reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by lower promotions, higher selling prices and cost cuts. Shares of the company, known for its soups, Pepperidge Farm cookies and Goldfish crackers, rose 1.5 percent in premarket trading on Friday.
Friday, May, 22, 2015 - - News

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Senate advances fast-track trade bill
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Thursday moved closer to winning the power to speed trade deals through Congress when the Senate advanced legislation important to his Asian trade push.
Friday, May, 22, 2015 - - News

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Farmer escapes after sinking in grain bin
A southeast Minnesota farmer is recovering after being stuck in corn up to his neck in a grain bin at a farm near Ellendale, Minn.
Friday, May, 22, 2015 - - News

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Senate Ag Committee reauthorizes grain standards act with Heitkamp amendment
he U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee on May 21 passed the U.S. Grains Standards Act Reauthorization. U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., included an amendment that could lead to better access to Canadian wheat and barley markets for U.S. farmers near the border.
Thursday, May, 21, 2015 - Agweek - News

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NDSU to provide ethanol risk management training
North Dakota State University is providing a three-day course on risk management to members of the corn ethanol industry June 16 to 18 in Fargo. The training will take place in NDSU's commodity trading room, which is in Barry Hall at 811 2nd Avenue N.
Thursday, May, 21, 2015 - - News

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Small food makers on fast path to US store shelves, threatening big producers
Small U.S. food manufacturers once toiled for decades to develop a critical mass of fans for their products. Now, an increasing number of privately-held players are going from garage to grocery store in fewer than five years thanks to an erosion of barriers to entry within the food industry.
Thursday, May, 21, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Opinion: Obama should release trade agreement details
President Obama is “personally” offended his own party refuses to allow him to “fast track” the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement. Considering the details are hidden from everyone except select international insiders negotiating the fate of American workers, the American public should be “personally” offended by Obama and the Republicans willing to go along.
Thursday, May, 21, 2015 - - News

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Small food makers on fast path to U.S. store shelves
Small U.S. food manufacturers once toiled for decades to develop a critical mass of fans for their products. Now, an increasing number of privately-held players are going from garage to grocery store in fewer than five years thanks to an erosion of barriers to entry within the food industry.
Thursday, May, 21, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Study uses farm data to aid in slowing evolution of herbicide-resistant weeds
The widespread evolution of herbicide-resistant weeds is costing farmers, especially through decreases in productivity and profitability. Although researchers and industry personnel have made recommendations to slow this evolution, an understanding of the patterns and causes of the resistance has been limited.
Wednesday, May, 20, 2015 - University of Illinois, Urbana - News

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Try an organic weed-free gardening approach
Master Gardeners hear a lot of "garden gripes," the most prevalent of which is dealing with weeds.
Wednesday, May, 20, 2015 - University of Minnesota Extension - News

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Duvenaud: Flax demand is slowing down
You can probably still get $13.50 per bushel for flax delivered to Manitoba plants and elevators, but not for long. Asian demand is sated. There are 100,000 metric tons of flax sitting at port positions in China and two vessels en route. Assume that Chinese demand, for the moment at least, is dead.
Tuesday, May, 19, 2015 - - News

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Senator vows to stay as long as it takes for fast-track trade bill
U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch said on Monday he is prepared to stay as long as necessary to pass legislation key to a Pacific trade pact before lawmakers go on a break at the end of this week.
Tuesday, May, 19, 2015 - - News

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