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Time to focus on the books
Most farm families are totally focused on their harvest progress this time of the year, and on getting fieldwork done before the ground freezes. Spending time inside working on the books can be a challenge, but as the daylight hours start to shrink, I find it a little easier to set aside some extra time for crunching numbers.
Monday, November, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Goehring tops Taylor in ND ag commissioner race
FARGO – Republican incumbent Doug Goehring appeared in incomplete and unofficial results Tuesday to be withstanding a challenge from Democrat Ryan Taylor in a race for North Dakota agriculture commissioner overshadowed by energy issues.
Wednesday, November, 05, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Travelers settle in MN with Icelandic sheep
LITTLE FALLS, Minn. — There are farms all over central Minnesota, but perhaps none operated by as unlikely farmers as a stretch of acreage east of Little Falls on Minnesota Highway 27.
Monday, November, 03, 2014 - St. Cloud Times - News

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Record run for spring wheat
Jerry Kruger, a long-time Warren, Minn., wheat farmer, remembers when a spring wheat crop that yielded 40 beshels per acre was cause for celebration.
Monday, November, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Young siblings learn as they go after taking over family farm
Jon Bertsch and his sister, Allison Lee, didn’t plan on becoming farmers. In fact, 27-year-old Bertsch was a network administrator for a Fargo law firm and 24-year-old Lee was going to school for nursing. But after their dad died in 2012, they had some tough decisions to make.
Friday, October, 31, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Climate change a ‘threat multiplier’ for farming-dependent states
Climate change and food insecurity are “threat multipliers,” and 32 countries dependent on farming face an “extreme risk” of conflict or civil unrest in the next 30 years, a global analytics firm says.
Wednesday, October, 29, 2014 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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Ag chairman defends Cramer on farm bill delays
Battling Democratic accusations that he tried to derail the farm bill last year, Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., is getting help from his House Agriculture Committee chairman.
Tuesday, October, 28, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Energy and agriculture issues highlight ND ag commissioner race
The two candidates in the North Dakota agriculture commissioner’s race have clashed in their different approaches to balancing the conflicts between energy and agriculture.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Consider cattle weight and age groups in planning winter feed
Most producers seem to refer to cows as “the herd.” In reality, that herd is split into several age groups that often are overlooked. In fact, managers usually look at averages to guide managerial applications.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Target specific weeds
URBANA, Ill. — Herbicides applied in the fall often can provide improved control of many winter annual weed species, compared with similar applications made in the spring, according to a University of Illinois weed scientist.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - University of Illinois Urbana - News

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Groups urge inclusion in investment protection rules
WASHINGTON — U.S. business and agriculture groups have urged Pacific trading partners not to exclude tobacco from investment protection rules in a new free trade deal under negotiation, warning it would set a bad precedent.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - - News

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COOL supporters push for appeal
On Oct. 20, the World Trade Organization announced its ruling that the U.S. had failed to bring its of country-of-origin labeling for meat regulations fully in line with international fair trading rules, saying they still discriminate against Canada and Mexico and cause damages to their producers.
Friday, October, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farm groups warn on tobacco limits in Pacific trade pact
U.S. business and agriculture groups have urged Pacific trading partners not to exclude tobacco from investment protection rules in a new free trade deal under negotiation, warning it would set a bad precedent.
Thursday, October, 23, 2014 - - News

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ND ag commissioner candidates point fingers at debate
With two weeks before Election Day, Democratic agriculture commissioner challenger Ryan Taylor is quick to point to what he calls bungled leadership by Republican incumbent Doug Goehring.
Tuesday, October, 21, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Farm equipment, power line accidents up in rural Minn.
As farm machinery gets bigger, electric co-ops say they’re seeing more incidents of farm equipment striking poles or snagging overhead lines — collisions that can be dangerous and costly.
Tuesday, October, 21, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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US risks trade sanctions in WTO meat label dispute
The U.S. faces potential trade sanctions from Canada and Mexico after the World Trade Organization ruled on Monday it had failed to bring its meat labeling regulations fully in line with international fair trading rules.
Monday, October, 20, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Ag students remain in high demand
Dylan Pratt smiles as he walks through the college livestock barn. He calls out friendly greetings to the cattle and pats a few on the forehead.
Monday, October, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND ag commissioner proposes pipeline reclamation inspection program
North Dakota’s agriculture commissioner said Oct. 16 he will ask the state Legislature for funding for two inspectors to help resolve complaints from landowners, farmers and ranchers unhappy with how their land has been restored around pipelines.
Friday, October, 17, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Report: Family farms produce 80 percent of world’s food
Despite renewed interest in industrial agriculture by investment banks and sovereign wealth funds, more than 80 percent of the world’s food is still produced by family farmers, according to new U.N. research published Oct. 16.
Thursday, October, 16, 2014 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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Concern over food supplies for growing world population
With the world population rising, demographers are grappling with one of the most pressing issues of the century — will there be enough food for an extra 2 billion to 4 billion people?
Wednesday, October, 15, 2014 - Reuters - News

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