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Calif. governor announces $687 million drought package
California Governor Jerry Brown announced a $687 million drought-relief package on Feb. 19 to help residents, farmers and local communities cope with a water shortage he called the worst in the state’s modern history.
Thursday, February, 20, 2014 - Reuters - 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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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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Finally, a farm bill
After nearly four years of work, the U.S. House passed the 2014 farm bill conference report (H.R. 2642) with a bipartisan 251-166 vote on Jan. 29.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Agweek - 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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Rail issues hamper ag business
Elevator operators are perennial critics of railroad service for hauling grain, but many say delays are worse than ever this winter.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - - News

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Implementation of farm bill livestock disaster programs to be expedited
Ranchers in the Dakotas and other areas who experienced losses from winter weather will get disaster assistance faster because President Barack Obama has directed the U.S. Department of Agriculture to implement the livestock disaster programs in the farm bill within 60 days, rather than the usual six to eight months.
Friday, February, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Mixed results in Minn. corn growers’ survey
Minnesota corn farmers are cautiously optimistic, but slightly less confident than a year ago, according to an independent survey commissioned by the Minnesota Corn Growers Association.
Thursday, February, 13, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Centers help farms face climate change
President Barack Obama’s administration recently announced the formation of seven “climate hubs” to help farmers and rural communities adapt to extreme weather conditions and other effects of climate change.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Reuters - News

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At the farm bill signing
President Obama signed the farm bill Friday in Lansing, Mich., accompanied by Stabenow, who is from there, and other Democrats.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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DuPont collaborates with DTN/The Progressive Farmer
DuPont Pioneer, the agricultural seed unit of DuPont, says it signed a deal with DTN/The Progressive Farmer to provide weather and market information to farmers, along with new grain trading capabilities, all accessed through mobile devices. “Our customers are running small businesses. Production in the field is really important as well as the business side. So this is just another step to being able to address key needs,” says Joe Foresman, DuPont Pioneer director of services.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Obama prepares to sign farm bill in Mich.
President Barack Obama is scheduled to arrive in East Lansing, Mich., later this morning to sign a new farm bill — formally titled The Agriculture Act of 2014 — at Michigan State University, the state’s land-grant college, and to visit a biotech research center.
Friday, February, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND Farm Bureau says it's 'lost confidence' in ag commissioner, backs challenger
The North Dakota Farm Bureau is supporting a challenger for the Republican endorsement for state agriculture commissioner, saying Feb. 4 it has lost confidence in incumbent Commissioner Doug Goehring — one day after Goehring emailed supporters defending his record and explaining a “politically incorrect” statement he made to his staff.
Wednesday, February, 05, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Farmers, farm groups pleased with Senate approval of long-delayed farm bill
U.S. farmers and farm group leaders aren’t entirely happy with the next farm bill, but they’re pleased to be on the verge of having one.
Tuesday, February, 04, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Letter: New farm bill should be vetoed
I hope President Obama will call Congress and tell them he’s preparing his veto pen for the 2014 farm bill. It is only a slight exaggeration to say that this hideous piece of legislation gives to the rich and takes from the poor.
Tuesday, February, 04, 2014 - - News

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Humane livestock handling a recent concern
The issue of the humane handling and slaughter of livestock is not a recent concern triggered by videos that shock the public. The issue goes back as far as the Eisenhower Administration when, in 1958, Congress passed the Humane Slaughter Act (HMSA). In that act, Congress “declared [it] to be the policy of the United States that the slaughtering of livestock and the handling of livestock in connection with slaughter shall be carried out only by humane methods.”
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Understanding average cattle performance
Performance in the beef business is evaluated by reviewing the overall herd. If there are indications that overall herd performance needs to be addressed, the first step is to compare the herd’s performance with a benchmark to gauge what is normal.
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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FDA study alleges antibiotic oversight
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration allowed 18 animal drugs to stay on the market even after an agency review found the drugs posed a “high risk” of exposing humans to antibiotic-resistant bacteria through food supply, according to a study by the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - Reuters - News

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OPINION: Farm bill deserves Congress’ support
Congratulations to North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota Rep. Collin Peterson and others on the House-Senate conference committee, who didn’t let the one of the most fractious and partisan environments in decades stop them from crafting a compromise farm bill.
Wednesday, January, 29, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Rail service issues force American Crystal Sugar to slow production
American Crystal Sugar Co. says it is slowing down sugar production at three of its five factories immediately because of slow rail service. Some agricultural industry officials feel they’re losing out to oil traffic.
Tuesday, January, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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