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Niche crops shine brighter
Corn, the star of Upper Midwest agriculture in recent years, won't shine quite so brightly in the 2015 growing season, the U.S. Department of Agriculture predicts. But some small-market crops, particularly lentils and dry peas, are expected to take on extra luster this year.
Monday, April, 06, 2015 - Agweek - News

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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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USDA predicts fewer corn, wheat acres, but more soybeans and small-market crops
Corn, the star of Upper Midwest agriculture in recent years, won’t shine quite so brightly in the 2015 growing season, the U.S. Department of Agriculture predicts. “A little bit of the shine seems to be off corn,” says Erik Younggren, a Hallock, Minn., farmer.
Tuesday, March, 31, 2015 - - News

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Minnesota chicken processor announces expansion
St. Cloud-based GNP Co. has announced it has began an expansion that would make it’s Cold Spring plant one of the most automated meat processing plants in North America, the company announced Monday.
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - - News

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Names released in fatal shooting at hog farm; South Dakota farmer elected chair of FCSIC; Rural Minnesota man dies in farm accident; North Dakota branding laws upheld on imports; USDA extends ARC/PLC deadline to April 7; and CSP renewal deadline is March 31.
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - - News

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Soybeans cut swath through Western Canada wheat belt
Soybeans, once a novelty in Western Canadian fields, are poised to reach record-large acreage again this year, and some of the world’s biggest seed companies are betting they have further room to grow in a country known for wheat and canola.
Friday, March, 27, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Man admits to hog farm shootings; names released
Jeremy Isaac Rodriguez Rios was charged Wednesday with two counts of murder, both Class AA felonies, in connection with the deaths of Brian James Story, 37, and Christopher Rusk Sluder, 50, according to the probable cause affidavit released by the Bottineau County Sheriff’s Department. All three were employees of Turtle Mountain Pork, a commercial hog operation located between Landa, N.D., and Souris, N.D. Souris is about 75 miles northeast of Minot.
Wednesday, March, 25, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Suspected arrested in hog farm shooting
A suspect has been arrested in connection with Tuesday’s shooting deaths of two people at a north-central North Dakota hog farm.
Wednesday, March, 25, 2015 - - News

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Thirty new bean varieties bred to beat baking climate
Described as "meat of the poor", beans are a key food source for more than 400 million people across the developing world, but the area suitable for growing them could drop 50 percent by 2050 because of global warming, endangering tens of millions of lives, scientists said.
Wednesday, March, 25, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Local grains could be good option for some area farmers
If you’re looking to diversify your farming operation or add value to it, Steve Zwinger has a suggestion: Local grains.
Monday, March, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Milk price drop brings concerns in Minnesota dairy country
After several profitable years, dairy farmers are seeing their bull market crash. Milk prices have dropped by more than one-third since last fall. China, a major American milk importer the past few years, is projected to slash imports this year by about $1 billion. And next month, the European Union will lift production caps on its farmers so they can produce as much milk as they want.
Friday, March, 20, 2015 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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U.S. spring planting stalled in South but Corn Belt set for early start
CHICAGO - Planting is expected to start early in the northern U.S. Corn Belt after a dry winter but seeding is behind schedule in southern crop areas where it's been too wet, U.S. government forecasters said on Thursday.
Friday, March, 20, 2015 - Reuters - 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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‘Aggressive’ Minn. plan aims to separate crops from waterways
Many farmers have long endorsed the practice of planting buffer zones to separate farm fields from waterways. But now that Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and legislators from both parties are pushing a bill to require buffers, some farm groups are objecting.
Thursday, March, 12, 2015 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Farmers, firefighters in RRV not yet concerned about drought possibility
The past six months have been the second-driest of that time period in the Red River Valley since the 1800s, according to a National Weather Service meteorologist in Grand Forks, N.D.
Thursday, March, 12, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Deadly bird flu strain makes first strike at a poultry farm in Mississippi Flyway
State health officials say a strain of bird flu that’s deadly to poultry has been discovered in Minnesota, after the population of a commercial turkey barn was decimated in a matter of days — from a flock of 15,000 to fewer than 100.
Friday, March, 06, 2015 - St. Paul Pioneer Press - News

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Pressure mounts on shippers, union to settle West Coast ports dispute
The U.S. labor secretary joined congressional leaders and three governors on Feb. 18 in pressing shipping lines and the dockworkers’ union to settle a contract dispute that has led to months of turmoil clogging cargo traffic at 29 West Coast ports.
Thursday, February, 19, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Farmers look to Legislature for expansion paths
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota farmers want state leaders to help them expand to new markets. They are ready to enter a new era of producing crops that can be made into products ranging from rope to ink, but rural legislators say some laws must change first.
Thursday, February, 19, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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U.S. labor secretary joins talks in West Coast ports dispute
U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez on Tuesday urged shipping company executives and union leaders for 20,000 dockworkers to settle a contract dispute that has led to months of clogged cargo traffic and other disruptions at 29 West Coast ports.
Wednesday, February, 18, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Minnesota lawmakers introduce another bill to thwart wild rice water rules
Northern Minnesota lawmakers have introduced a second round of legislation to roll back or thwart water-quality protections for wild rice in an effort to protect the taconite iron ore mining industry.
Wednesday, February, 18, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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