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A guide to the government shutdown at USDA
If the U.S. Department of Agriculture shuts down at midnight tonight, food stamp benefits will be delivered for the month of October, forest fires will continue to be fought, meat and poultry will still be inspected, grain inspection will continue, laboratory animals will be fed and the rural development division will still monitor government loans.
Monday, September, 30, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Knowledge is potential power
Graduate students specializing in Sustainable Food and Farming all seem to agree, it’s hard to choose just one area to research.
Monday, September, 30, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Low-cost feed in corn fields
Despite what appears to be a more bountiful harvest compared with last year, cattle farmers are continuing to experience the pinch of elevated feed costs.
Monday, September, 30, 2013 - - News

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Mother Nature comes through
Nearly ideal growing conditions this summer and fall led to a bumper canola harvest, area farmers and agriculture officials say.
Monday, September, 30, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Kids need more
What has changed for the federally funded and mandated school lunch program this year? Oh, where do I start? Snacks are being regulated.
Monday, September, 23, 2013 - Agweek - Opinion

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Farms seek high-tech help
Ted Batkin knows there might not be enough workers this year to pick California’s signature orange crop because an ongoing shortage of migrant farm laborers.
Monday, September, 16, 2013 - San Francisco Chronicle - News

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ND land values peak
No one knows the future, but there is a good possibility that we have seen the last of the rising land value reports for a while.
Monday, September, 09, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Tell House members to pass farm bill
For nearly 50 years, members of both the U.S. House and U.S. Senate recognized that linking consumers, who buy food, to producers, who grow food, was a means to an end with benefits to both.
Monday, September, 09, 2013 - Agweek - Opinion

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An unusual twist
There’s money left over from a $680 million settlement the federal government awarded American Indian farmers in 2010 after decades of discrimination.
Monday, September, 09, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Sharing the risks of biomass crops
Farmers who grow corn and soybeans can take advantage of government price support programs and crop insurance, but similar programs are not available for those who grow biomass crops such as Miscanthus.
Monday, September, 09, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Attendees from around the world
International Visitors Program organizers say interest in the Big Iron Farm Show is growing, especially in Africa.
Tuesday, September, 03, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Let her eat cake
In an April column I mentioned I’d sung in First Lutheran Church choir in Worthington, Minn., when I was starting my journalism career. Agweek reader Jane Lukens of Aneta, N.D., saw this column and wondered if I remembered her aunt, Iris Westman, who had grown up in Aneta and sang in that same choir. Iris remembered me.
Tuesday, September, 03, 2013 - Agweek - Opinion

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Miller letter had distortions
To continue to claim that I am somehow anti-farmer is ridiculous. I am a fifth-generation farmer and one of only a handful of legislators who actively farms.
Tuesday, September, 03, 2013 - Agweek - Opinion

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An earful about ag
Eric Cantor toured the Bakken Oil Patch on Aug. 28 to see North Dakota’s energy production firsthand, but he also talked one-on-one with Cando, N.D., farmer Gene Nicholas about the state’s other leading industry.
Tuesday, September, 03, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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Pulling double duty
Justin Flaten farms in Highwood — an accomplishment made more notable because he started farming from scratch, without help from a family member. Almost everyone familiar with modern production agriculture agrees that getting started in farming is extremely difficult without help.
Tuesday, September, 03, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Latest news
A Minn. farmer has been found guilty of improper food handling, S.D. lawmakers have rejected proposed rules on the sale of raw milk, and fields in central and eastern Minn. are drying out, according to University of Minnesota Extension educators.
Monday, August, 26, 2013 - - News

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Soil has a story
The world’s oldest soils are found in Africa and Australia and date back more than 50 million years. These soils are highly weathered and are in regions we now classify as deserts.
Monday, August, 26, 2013 - Agweek - Opinion

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Farm fields turn dry in central, eastern Minn.
Cornfields and pastures are drying out in parts of central and eastern Minnesota, and some cattle producers are starting to thin out their herds to cut costs.
Monday, August, 19, 2013 - - News

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US greenhouse produce market to grow
The market for greenhouse-grown produce is expected to reach $4 billion by 2020.
Monday, August, 19, 2013 - - News

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'Africa can feed Africa'
“Africa can feed Africa. Africa should feed Africa. And I believe that Africa will feed Africa.” With these words, International Fund for Agricultural Development president Kanayo Nwanze opened his keynote address to the triennial Forum for Research in Africa (FARA) General Assembly on July 18.
Monday, August, 12, 2013 - - Opinion

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