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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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US Thanksgiving meal costs barely rise as price of turkey slips
A small decline in turkey prices helped hold the increase in the cost of preparing a Thanksgiving meal for 10 to less than 1 percent this year, the country’s largest farm group says.
Thursday, November, 20, 2014 - Reuters - News

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ND eyes dairy turnaround
North Dakota officials are fine-tuning plans for an upcoming conference on revitalizing the state’s long-declining dairy industry.
Monday, November, 17, 2014 - Agweek - 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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Harvesting varieties of hay can be difficult
Improperly curing hay made from certain sweet clover varieties such as white and yellow sweet clover can cause severe and often fatal hemorrhages in livestock such as cattle, sheep and goats.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - - News

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Minn. company develops PEDv vaccine
The pork industry is making progress in its fight against the porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus, a disease that killed more than 7 million piglets in the past year, officials say.
Monday, October, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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New projects indicate growth in SD dairy
FARGO, N.D. — Officials say construction of a $35 million milking dairy southeast of Sioux Falls, S.D., and the grand opening of a $140 million cheese plant in Brookings, S.D., are two big indicators of investment in the region’s dairy industry.
Monday, October, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Keep Holstein bull calves healthy
Proper care of newborn calves is always the best choice.
Monday, October, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Put weight on cows during low activity
The cow is the source of production, so keeping her in shape is critical. As cows go out of production during late lactation and weaning, fall provides an excellent time to put weight on cows. In addition, the cow does not need to channel calories into staying warm, so do it now.
Monday, October, 13, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Reflect on past cattle decisions
It was a time to reflect during a trip home to help Dad. After 91 years on the farm, he was moving to an assisted living facility.
Monday, October, 06, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Dairy groups question trade provisions
U.S. dairy groups said Sept. 29 they are concerned that provisions in the proposed European Union-Canadian free trade agreement on geographical indications (GIs) and reallocation of a portion of the World Trade Organization tariff rate quota for cheese to the EU will create trade barriers for American cheeses.
Monday, October, 06, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farm bill is good fit for region's dairies
Dairy farmers have until Nov. 28 to sign up for the new Margin Protection Program under the new federal farm bill.
Monday, October, 06, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Vilsack ‘frustrated’ with checkoff enhancement group
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told the beef checkoff enhancement group last week he is so frustrated it has not reached agreement in its three-year effort that he wants to start a second checkoff under the 1996 generic checkoff act.
Monday, October, 06, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Prices are good for beef cows
Prices show the market is looking for beef so producers should sell cows.
Monday, September, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Harvest moisture and management
With corn silage harvesting well under way, Karla Hernandez, South Dakota State University Extension forages field specialist, shares some tips to help get the best out of this crop. For starters, Hernandez says corn for silage should be harvested between 60 to 70 percent moisture.
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - - News

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The basics of corn silage
Now is the time for final preparations for the corn silage harvest. Years ago, experts recommended that corn silage be harvested at the black-layer stage of maturity. In recent years, research and field experience have shown this practice usually results in silage that is too dry to be well-utilized by dairy cows.
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - - News

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Is raw milk real or really risky?
MARION, S.D. — It was 5:15 a.m., and Tim Eisenbeis was off to work under a star-lit sky. He walks through the dark, past the crowing rooster in a nearby barn, to his milking parlor. He’s regularly worked 15-hour days this summer, and another long day was in order during a recent September morning.
Monday, September, 15, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Rep. Peterson expects funding resolution, as conflict resumes over ag appropriations
Congress has not passed any appropriations bill funding individual agencies for the 2015 fiscal year that begins Oct. 1. The Agriculture appropriations bill is mired in conflicts over whether the healthier meals rules for the school lunch and breakfast programs should be changed.
Friday, September, 05, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Recycling old Minn. barns gives ex-offenders new skills
When Scott Tempel and his wife Kara bought their 13-acre farm in Scott County, Minn., a year and a half ago, it came with a storybook dairy barn that had faded red boards, a steep metal roof and an old brick silo. There was only one problem: It was falling apart.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Farmers unfairly blamed for food prices
One of farmers’ longstanding complaints is that they’re often blamed unfairly for rising food prices. Now, two separate reports from the U.S. government show consumers are paying more for food, even as farmers receive less for what they produce.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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