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ND Legislature passes bill to fund ag litigation against federal environmental regulations
The North Dakota Legislature has passed the agricultural piece of a two-part legislative effort, designed to create a fund to help legally protect the state's two largest industries -- agriculture and energy -- from federal environmental regulations.
Wednesday, April, 15, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Vilsack: U.S. pushing organic crops as demand grows
The U.S. government will boost support for production of organic crops and produce this year to meet growing consumer demand and boost rural incomes, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said on Wednesday.
Wednesday, April, 15, 2015 - Reuters - News

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SD governor’s Ag Ambassador nominations sought
For the past six years, the South Dakota Department of Agriculture has hosted the Governor’s Agricultural Summit at locations across South Dakota. This event brings together leaders in business, finance, education, government and production to discuss ways to harness the industry’s potential and learn more about the current challenges and opportunities happening for agriculture at local, regional and national levels.
Monday, April, 13, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Northwest Minnesota farmers still like corn
Like Sherman’s March to the Sea, corn had been driving steadily and relentlessly into northwest Minnesota. High corn prices have encouraged farmers here to grow the crop, and new, faster-maturing varieties have allowed them to do it.
Monday, April, 13, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Ensure a quality will
It's worthwhile to pay legal fees for a lawyer's help.
Saturday, April, 11, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Researchers fear avian flu might be here to stay
The avian flu outbreak that has killed poultry in 10 states, including Minnesota, is unprecedented in this country. In the past five months two highly-pathogenic strains of bird flu have been detected in two dozen domestic flocks, killing hundreds of thousands of birds.
Friday, April, 10, 2015 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Plummeting sardine numbers could prompt U.S. West coast fishing ban
PORTLAND, Ore. - Plummeting sardine populations could lead to a complete ban on harvesting the small oily fish off the U.S. West Coast starting later this year, officials with the Pacific Fishery Management Council said on Tuesday.
Friday, April, 10, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Chinese citizens sue government over transparency on Monsanto herbicide
BEIJING - Three Chinese citizens are taking China's Ministry of Agriculture to court in a bid to make public a toxicology report supporting the approval of Monsanto's popular weedkiller, Roundup, 27 years ago.
Wednesday, April, 08, 2015 - Reuters - News

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'The pendulum has swung'
Anna Stansbery is going full bore. Calving is underway, and the Carrington, N.D., veterinarian’s services are needed often. Kevin Wolsky, a father of eight, is always busy. But planting season is at hand, and the Carrington farmer soon will be even busier.
Monday, April, 06, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Stewards of the land: Corporations or people?
Almost all our clients are farmers and ranchers. Although I often complain about how busy I am, I also recognize that some of the busiest people I have met are the farmers and ranchers who produce our food, and take care of their land.
Thursday, April, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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New anti-corporate law doesn't discuss 2012 amendment
FARGO, N.D. — Now that Gov. Jack Dalrymple has signed into law the first significant changes in the state’s anti-corporate farming law in 73 years, the question is: Will the law be referred by the North Dakota Farmers Union and like-minded groups that oppose the changes.
Tuesday, March, 31, 2015 - - News

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Area calving season underway, planting start nears
Shawn Adrian enjoys and appreciates his work as an ag banker. But the Binford, N.D., man is a farmer, too, so the next few months hold particular appeal. “I really like work sitting in the office and working with farmers (bank clients) in the winter,” he says. “But getting out in the fields (myself) in planting is special.”
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Grafton, N.D., woman leads educational campaign for sugar beets
Laura Rutherford, a Red River Valley farm wife, is being tapped by the American Sugarbeet Growers Association to help farmers tell their story to the media.
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Farmers Union: Pope thinks highly of family farmers
Mark Watne, president of the North Dakota Farmers Union, says a visit with Pope Francis on March 25 was a reminder that the Vatican thinks “family farms are the best tools for food security, and men and women are the center of God’s creation and are the custodians of the environment.”
Thursday, March, 26, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Soybeans need better nutrient supply
Because of new varieties and new agronomic practices, the yield potential in soybeans is higher now than ever before. But a lack of updated information on the nutritional needs of soybean crops might be limiting the crop’s potential.
Wednesday, March, 25, 2015 - University of Illinois - News

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Deadline nears on key ARC, PLC decision
Kelly Turgeon is on the stretch run of a half-year marathon. Turgeon, executive director of the Kittson County (Minn.) Farm Service Agency, an arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is working to help farmers meet a crucial March 31 deadline. They’re choosing between two important safety-net provisions in the federal farm bill, and their irrevocable decision will impact their bottom line for the next five years.
Wednesday, March, 25, 2015 - Agweek - News

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State Farmers Union presidents to meet with Pope Francis
Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota and Montana Farmers Union presidents will meet with Pope Francis on Wednesday as part of faith-based farming program.
Tuesday, March, 24, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Exchange rate affects ag industry, export outlook
Justin Flaten relies on foreign customers to buy most of his company’s products. But his wares are increasingly expensive for overseas buyers, and that’s hurting sales.
Monday, March, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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McCarthy promises RFS this spring
WICHITA, Kan. — Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy told the National Farmers Union on March 16 she is renaming the Waters of the United States rule “the Clean Water Rule” and promised to release both it and the volumetric requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard this spring.
Monday, March, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Weather, politics topics at Sugarbeet Institute
FARGO, N.D. — The 53rd International Sugarbeet Institute comes to the Fargodome on March 25 and 26 in Fargo.
Monday, March, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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