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States ask U.S. Congress to launch inquiry of herbal supplements
NEW YORK - A group of 14 state attorneys general on Thursday asked the U.S. Congress to investigate the herbal supplements industry after a New York probe of the products turned up ingredients that were not listed on labels and raised safety concerns.
Friday, April, 03, 2015 - Reuters - News

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New ND hemp law pleases supporters
Wayne Hauge says he’s “mostly your typical northwest North Dakota farmer.” But the Ray producer also is a staunch supporter of industrial hemp, and a new state law is expected to help him and other North Dakota farmers start growing the crop, perhaps as soon as 2016.
Thursday, April, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Bill doubling beef checkoff passes N.D. Legislature
North Dakota lawmakers have approved a bill doubling the $1-per-head beef checkoff on cattle sold in the state.
Thursday, April, 02, 2015 - - News

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Senate, House pass budgets
WASHINGTON — The House and Senate Budget committees released and passed budgets that could lead to cuts in spending on farm programs, but the two budgets were different, leading to questions of whether they ever will become government policy.
Tuesday, March, 24, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Ag and law have close ties
Farming and law. Different worlds, right? Actually, farmers are more regulated by governmental agencies — and laws — than most vocations.
Monday, March, 23, 2015 - - News

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USDA says 97 percent of farms are family-owned, a poultry farm near Hawley, Minn., will expand, and a bill to double beef check-off passes North Dakota Senate.
Monday, March, 23, 2015 - - News

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North Dakota governor signs anti-corporate exemptions bill
Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed a bill Friday that relaxes North Dakota’s 83-year-old corporate farming ban to allow for non-family corporate ownership of dairy and swine operations.
Friday, March, 20, 2015 - - News

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ND governor expected to sign dairy, swine anti-corporate bill
A bill that would relax an 83-year-old law to allow non-family corporations to own dairy and swine operations in North Dakota is on its way to Gov. Jack Dalrymple’s desk.
Friday, March, 20, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Bill to double beef check-off passes ND Senate
Senate lawmakers on March 18 approved a bill that would double the beef check-off from $1 to $2 in North Dakota.
Thursday, March, 19, 2015 - - News

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Where's the beef?
The ad poked fun at many fast food establishments for the sometimes small size of the hamburger patty compared with buns. Wendy’s gained attention for its clever ad that touched on the frustrations of many patrons who wanted more for their money. While the campaign is now a famous slogan in the advertising world, a slight modification of the slogan could highlight concerns about the new Obama administration report on 2015 dietary guidelines for Americans — “Where’s the meat?”
Tuesday, March, 17, 2015 - - News

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Minn. House committee approves bill to forbid some nuisance lawsuits against large livestock operations
Operators of large livestock production operations say they face uncertainty because of potential unfounded nuisance lawsuits, but Aimee Goodwin claims her family was harmed by an unresponsive hog-raising neighbor and lawsuits should be allowed.
Tuesday, March, 17, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Mixed reactions to ND House passage of anti-corporate exemptions
The North Dakota House Agriculture Committee on March 16 passed new exemptions for dairy and swine for the anti-corporate farming bill. The bill goes back to the Senate to consider amendments passed in the House version.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - - News

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North Dakota House passes anti-corporate farming bill
North Dakota’s House passed SB 2351 this afternoon, a bill that exempts certain swine and dairy operations in the state from the existing anti-corporate farming law. The measure is an attempt to strengthen the livestock industry in the state, particularly dairy, as the state’s numbers rapidly decline. The House voted 56-37 in favor.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - - News

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FDA: Dietary comments will stick to nutrition
Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg told a Senate panel March 12 that she will stick to “nutrition science and health” in her recommendations on the dietary guidelines to Health and Human Service Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Anti-corporate bill to exempt swine, dairy sent back to committee
BISMARCK, N.D. — A bill designed to boost North Dakota’s dairy and swine industries by easing the state’s anti-corporate farming law was sent back to committee March 13 after the North Dakota Farmers Union raised concerns it would permit only large corporate-owned operations and discriminate against medium- and small-sized family farmers.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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S.D. farmer confirmed to Farm Credit board
The Senate on March 9 confirmed Dallas Tonsager, a South Dakota Democrat, to serve on the Farm Credit Administration board.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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ND anti-corporate farm bill sent back to committee
A bill designed to boost North Dakota’s dairy and swine industries by easing the state’s anti-corporate farming law was sent back to committee March 13 after the North Dakota Farmers Union raised concerns it would permit only large corporate-owned operations and discriminate against medium- and small-sized family farmers.
Friday, March, 13, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Dayton challenges farmers to support buffer plan
Laying the blame for many of the state’s polluted waters squarely at the feet of agriculture, Gov. Mark Dayton March 12 asked Minnesota farmers to “look into their souls” and support his proposal to buffer nearly every water in the state from row crops and their associated runoff.
Friday, March, 13, 2015 - St. Paul Pioneer Press - News

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Hoeven introduces relaxed school meals
WASHINGTON — Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., introduced legislation that would give schools more flexibility in the kinds of grain products they serve and stop further reductions in sodium in school meals.
Monday, March, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Senate fails to override veto
The U.S. Senate failed to overturn President Barack Obama’s veto of a bill that would give Congress the power to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. The Senate garnered 62 votes for the override, putting it five votes short of the two-thirds needed to send the bill back to the House of Representatives.
Monday, March, 09, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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