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Harvard buys up water rights in drought-hit wine country
Harvard University has quietly become one of the biggest grape growers in California’s drought-stricken Paso Robles wine region, securing water well drilling permits to feed its vineyards days before lawmakers banned new pumping, according to records reviewed by Reuters.
Friday, January, 23, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Butterfield Foods files reply to HSUS allegations
Officials of a chicken slaughter plant in southwest Minnesota say they have filed an official response to allegations they fail to completely kill chickens before removing their feathers with scalding water.
Thursday, January, 22, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Ohio farmer: Precision ag pays
Most farmers attending a Precision Agriculture Summit instinctively believe precision agriculture pays, but when one of their own puts a pencil to it, they take notice. Brian Watkins is on the eastern edge of the corn and soybean belt and was one of the early adopters of variable-rate application technologies.
Tuesday, January, 20, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Small Minn. butchers rare
In days gone by, the independent butcher shop was a common fixture in Minnesota towns. No longer. “Boy, it’s just a dying industry,” says Whitman Briard, who operates a butcher shop in New York Mills. “There used to be a meat locker in just about every town. Now there’s one in every other or every third town.”
Tuesday, January, 20, 2015 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Cattle feed convenient resource for birds
Starlings can be a major problem for livestock producers in the northern Plains in the winter. “During a year like our last one, when the weather is particularly cold and the ground is snow-covered, these birds are looking for convenient food sources,” North Dakota State University Extension Service dairy specialist J.W. Schroeder says. “Unfortunately, cattle-feeding areas provide these sources.”
Monday, January, 19, 2015 - - News

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Bought rumor, sold fact
Wheat traded lower last week. For the week ending Jan. 15, March Minneapolis lost 22.25 cents, March Chicago lost 31 cents and March Kansas City lost 27.5 cents. As of 10 a.m. Jan. 16, wheat trade was up 5 to 9 cents.
Monday, January, 19, 2015 - Agweek - News

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More than half of US dairy farms enroll in MPP, ND farmer arrested with help of drone to get new trial, Bill would remove federal protection of wolves, CFTC rule prevents shortened margin call deadline and Robinson wins national potato honor.
Monday, January, 19, 2015 - - News

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The rhythm of chore season
TOWNER, N.D. — A friend of ours was visiting for a couple of days recently, so I extended the courtesy that I usually extend to our honored guests — the chance to help with chores. You know, get out in the cold and the wind, cut some twine off the hay bales, carry a few feed buckets.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Agweek - News

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AgCountry declares $12 million patronage dividend, Minn. Farmers Union asks for appeal of wolf ruling, John Deere announces new private crop insurance policy, Calif. firm recalls beef, pork products for possible metal contamination, and more.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - - News

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Farmland rental rates a tough topic
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — Willie Huot has spent years helping farmers and landlords develop farmland rental agreements and he’s reached this conclusion: “What you come up with has to benefit both parties. It needs to be a win-win situation,” says Huot, a veteran Grand Forks (N.D.) County extension agent.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Oats moving higher
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Soybean futures had a good run since October — up $1.50 per bushel, including a bump of close to 40 cents Jan. 5. Even more impressive from a Canadian farmer’s perspective, the Canadian dollar sank from 93 cents U.S. to 84 cents since June. That’s a 10 percent boost in Canadian prices.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Waiting for the USDA report
Wheat traded lower last week. For the week ending Jan. 8, March Minneapolis lost 2.5 cents, March Chicago lost 14.25 cents and March Kansas City lost 9.25 cents. As of 10 a.m. Jan. 8, wheat trade was between down 4 and up 4 cents.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Weather tests US transportation
Armed with lessons learned from last year’s polar vortex, the U.S. transportation and shipping network faced its first big test of the winter the week of Jan. 7, as harsh cold and dangerous wind chills buffet the Plains to the East Coast.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Reuters - News

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When the dust settles from a boom beef cycle
Boom times are party times and not-so-boom times have caused those who are less conservative to stumble.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - - News

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Rules and regulations require precise language
As the 64th Legislative Assembly gets underway in North Dakota, landowners should be aware of a number of legislative items that might be addressed. It is possible that several bills introduced in recent sessions might be reintro- duced in some form.
Monday, January, 05, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Slow single-car service means higher interest costs
LEEDS, N.D. — Brian Engstrom is happy to report rail service for his dry edible bean processing plant is better today than it was two months ago.
Monday, January, 05, 2015 - Agweek - News

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New show expands brand, works closely with magazine
Agweek TV debuts Jan. 11. The 30-minute weekly television show will focus on agricultural issues and developments important in the Upper Midwest, says Shawna Olson, the show’s host.
Monday, January, 05, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Appareo Systems buys Alien Technology building
FARGO, N.D. — A fast-growing Fargo engineering firm is expanding into alien territory. Appareo Systems has purchased the former Alien Technology building in the North Dakota State University Research and Technology Park.
Monday, January, 05, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Wheat ends the year on a low note
Wheat traded lower last week. For the week ending Dec. 31, March Minneapolis lost 9.5 cents, March Chicago lost 21 cents and March Kansas City lost 17.75 cents. As of 10 a.m. Jan. 2, wheat trade was down 3 to 12 cents.
Monday, January, 05, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Modest post-New Year bounce
Chicago — The recent slump in U.S. hog prices is expected to ease around the start of the new year, when packers resume normal operations after closures during year-end holiday observances.
Monday, January, 05, 2015 - Reuters - News

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