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US proposes major update to food labels in bid to combat obesity
Packaged foods sold in the United States would display calorie counts more prominently and include the amount of added sugar under a proposal to significantly update nutritional labels for the first time in 20 years as health officials seek to reduce obesity and combat related diseases such as diabetes.
Thursday, February, 27, 2014 - - News

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ND brothers plead not guilty in potato fraud case
Two North Dakota farmers pleaded not guilty Wednesday in federal court to felony charges of trying to defraud the U.S. government out of nearly $840,000 by spoiling their own potatoes.
Thursday, February, 27, 2014 - - News

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USDA report: US GMO crops show benefits, concerns
After more than 15 years of using genetically modified crops, U.S. farmers are continuing to see an array of benefits, but the impacts on the environment and on food production are mixed, and high farmer use of a popular herbicide on GMO crops is a cause for ongoing concern, according to a report issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Klobuchar: Urban support high for farm bill
Urban Minnesota residents generally are supportive of the new farm bill, says Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.
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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Communication, goal-setting crucial to passing on farm business
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Though it’s tempting to put off planning for farm business transition, there’s too much at risk to delay, according to a North Dakota State University professor. “Let’s not procrastinate. Let’s get engaged in this planning,” said David Saxowsky, a professor in the NDSU agribusiness and applied economics department.
Friday, February, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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US proposes new safety rules for farm pesticides
Farm workers, children and other people working or living near farm fields would have more protection from hazardous pesticides under changes proposed on Thursday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Friday, February, 21, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Crop Expo speaker says farmers need to tackle herbicide resistance
Upper Midwest farmers are on the road to perdition, or utter ruin, unless they change the way they control weeds, according to Phillip Glogoza, a University of Minnesota Extension agronomist.
Thursday, February, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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WIC and Mexican trade restrictions still hot topics in potato industry
John Keeling. head of the National Potato Council, spoke Feb. 19 at the annual International Crop Expo at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, N.D. The show, which combines activities sponsored by small grains, potato and soybean groups, is expected to draw 5,000 people and about 175 exhibits.
Wednesday, February, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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UK floods pose threat to animal welfare
The immediate threat to British agriculture from floods and storms has put animal welfare in the spotlight, but in the long-term increasingly erratic weather is likely deter investment, despite continuing global growth in demand for food.
Wednesday, February, 19, 2014 - - 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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Klobuchar discusses farm bill reaction
EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. — Urban Minnesota residents generally are supportive of the new farm bill, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., said Feb. 17.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Agweek - 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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Chicago supplier sues Energae for $81,000; prosecutors say ND potato farmers spoiled crop, defrauded government for $840,000; mixed results in Minn. corn growers’ survey; and an audit proves Benda helped increase beef plant grant
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - - News

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EU governments split over GMO grain
European Union ministers are divided over whether to allow a new strain of genetically modified maize to be grown on EU soil, handing responsibility for the decision to the European Commission, the EU executive.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - - News

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Farm business transition examined at crop expo
Good communication is important in just about every activity involving two or more human beings. It’s especially important in planning a farm business transition, says David Saxowsky, a professor in the North Dakota State University agribusiness and applied economics department. “Communication among all the parties involved is just essential,” he says.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ag Expo speaker advises how to ‘disinherit’ tax man
FARGO, N.D. — The 2014 International Crop Expo in Grand Forks, N.D., will feature discussions on estate planning that add some flair and fun to financials.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Chicago supplier sues Energae for $81,000
A Chicago-area company has filed a breach of contract lawsuit against Energae LP, a Clear Lake, Iowa, “green energy” company that has sought funds from North Dakotans in the past five years.
Friday, February, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Prosecutors: ND potato farmers spoiled crop, defrauded government for $840,000
Federal prosecutors say two North Dakota brothers and potato farmers defrauded the government out of nearly $840,000 by intentionally ruining their crops to collect insurance payments.
Thursday, February, 13, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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EU governments split over new GMO grain approval
European Union ministers were divided on Tuesday over whether to allow a new strain of genetically modified maize to be grown on EU soil, handing responsibility for the decision to the European Commission, the EU executive.
Tuesday, February, 11, 2014 - - News

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