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Summit participants say Cuba trade ban hurtful
A “farmer” who plants seeds that don’t grow in the same way for years is “probably not a farmer,” Cargill Inc. Vice President Devry Boughner Vorwerk told a Monday summit on restoring relations with Cuba.
Tuesday, February, 24, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Montana Department of Livestock lifts vaccination requirements on imported cattle, India offers farmers soil tests to boost yields, Dayton wants railway project investigation, U.S. beef exports to drop in 2015 and more.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - - News

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Economist at Northern Soybean Expo sees continued recovery
Don’t expect much inflation in 2015, but do expect a continued economic recovery, a nationally known economist told hundreds of conference-going farmers on Feb. 17 at the Northern Soybean Expo in Fargo, N.D.
Wednesday, February, 18, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Agriculture educator bills introduced in Minnesota
Two proposals have been introduced in the Minnesota Legislature to help relieve what is called an agriculture educator crisis.
Tuesday, February, 17, 2015 - - News

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Saddle and Sirloin event names aggie of the year
FARGO, N.D. — When Justin Bartholomay started college at North Dakota State University, he was a pre-dental major, but he soon realized the program wasn’t for him.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Highlights and details about this year’s ICE
The Expo will be held Feb. 18 to 19 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, N.D.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - - News

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Conaway addresses NASDA updates
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway, R-Texas, discussed a wide range of issues Feb. 3 in a speech to the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture Winter Policy Conference and in remarks to reporters afterward.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Oklahoma man cited for dumping cow heads; O’Toole elected chairman of U.S. Wheat Associates; Minnesota colleges team up for ag education; Wolf bills would ban snaring, increase livestock fund and more.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - - News

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Transition of operation more difficult and important than ever
EUCLID, Minn. — Don Strickler has faced many tough calls in his long farming career. But the 70-year-old Euclid, Minn., producer says his most important professional challenge, one he’s still working on, is passing on the family farm to the next generation.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Minn. tech colleges team up for ag education
With an aging workforce and pressing labor shortages, a new collaboration among tech colleges will focus on infusing the ag industry with skilled workers.
Wednesday, February, 04, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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SD city might consider backyard chickens
A Mitchell, S.D., woman asked the City Council on Monday night to consider allowing residents to be allowed to keep chickens in their backyard. “There are several communities that already allow this opportunity, such as Sioux Falls and Spearfish,” she told the council during the citizens input portion of the regular meeting at Council Chambers in City Hall. “Part of the positives of raising chickens is it can be an educational opportunity for the family, and they provide a food source.”
Wednesday, February, 04, 2015 - - News

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Farmers adapt to big rains but send trouble downstream
As rains have gotten heavier, Minnesota farmers in recent years have been expanding a 150-year-old drainage system, pulling billions of gallons more water off soggy land and letting the state’s corn and soybean fields thrive.
Wednesday, February, 04, 2015 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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China underlines cautious approach to biotech crops
China will continue to promote research into genetically modified crops, while maintaining strict controls on safety of the technology, a top agriculture official said on Feb. 3, underscoring Beijing’s cautious approach toward biotechnology.
Tuesday, February, 03, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Automatic calf feeders eliminate mixing replacer
The I-29 Extension Dairy Consortium’s recent educational effort titled Raising Your Best Calf Ever updated calf raisers on the key components of raising dairy calves. It started with a “Boots on the Farm” tour of several exceptional Minnesota calf raisers and culminated with the recent four-state workshops, the last of which was in Mandan, N.D.
Monday, February, 02, 2015 - - News

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PEDv still impacting swine industry
At the April 2014 Worthington Bio Conference, local veterinarians Keith Wilson and Steve Dudley collaborated on a presentation about Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PEDv) — a virus that was sweeping through the U.S. swine industry. The disease, which is thought to have come from China, causes 100 percent mortality in suckling pigs and minimal death loss in feeder pigs and sow herds.
Thursday, January, 29, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Pasture-raised pork a boost to local food scene
Wrenshall, Minn., hog farmer Matt Weik can talk passionately about the marbling of his pork, its dark red color and its ability to melt in your mouth given certain treatments. And then later, he’s sitting in a cozy hay-filled pen with a sow and her piglets, stroking the mother and delicately checking on the babies. It sort of proves the theory: you can have your bacon, but you should scratch it, too.
Wednesday, January, 28, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Determine an approach to meet cattle goals
Everything has a cost. As the beef industry interacts with the market, individual producers must decide their approach to survival and meeting the family and operational goals.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - - News

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Senate ag now controlled by Kansas
WASHINGTON — Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., will chair the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran, R-Miss., announced Jan. 21.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - Agweek - News

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NFU releases COOL study, Butterfield Foods files reply to HSUS allegations and a new outbreak of avian flu found in Washington state
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - - News

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USDA surveys organic farmers
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is surveying organic farmers, and producers must respond by mail by Feb. 13 or online by April 3. The Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Society of Spring Valley, Wis., says the survey is a follow-up to USDA’s 2012 Census of Agriculture, which found that total organic product sales by American farms and ranches increased 83 percent since 2007.
Thursday, January, 22, 2015 - - News

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