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Alan Guebert's Wonderland
Syndicated columnist Alan Guebert has a very curious proposition for agriculture in his recent column. He thinks farmers and ranchers should dismiss the “disreputable” campaigns my organization runs, namely HumaneWatch.org and PETAKillsAnimals.com. And instead, they should do something —what, exactly, it is hard to say.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Calif. to ease water restrictions in move to help farmers
Drought-plagued California will ease some protection for fish in the fragile San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta, officials said March 18, a move expected to make more water available for farming and ease political tensions in an election year.
Wednesday, March, 19, 2014 - Reuters - News

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NFU discusses 2014 priorities
SANTA FE, N.M. — The National Farmers Union will try to increase its membership and fight for the preservation of country-of-origin labeling for red meat, the Renewable Fuel Standard and fair trade agreements in 2014, NFU President Roger Johnson said during the group’s annual convention in Santa Fe, N.M., which ended March 11.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Researcher fights devastating rust disease
A driving force behind Maricelis Acevedo’s research is to make a difference. The assistant professor in the North Dakota State University Department of Plant Pathology certainly is doing that. Acevedo specializes in leading research dealing with rust disease in wheat, a fungal infection that can have devastating results on plants. In some parts of the world, the crop-killing fungus is called the “polio of agriculture.”
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - - News

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Farm bill delivers for ND
I am proud because we were able to work in a bipartisan fashion to give our farmers and ranchers the certainty they deserve and North Dakota’s biggest economic driver the stability it needs.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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MTI announces Butler partnership
Mitchell (S.D.) Technical Institute and Butler Machinery Co. recently announced a new educational partnership to be delivered at the Mitchell campus.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - - News

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SD conservation program enrollments stopped
In less than five years, about 82,000 acres of high-quality wildlife habitat was enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program in South Dakota.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Crop insurance industry educates farmers on new farm bill
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz . — Agents will need to explain the intricacies of the new commodity programs and crop insurance this year, even though the changes to crop insurance will not go into effect until next year, key industry officials said last week at the annual crop insurance convention.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Cooling, pasteurization of milk critical
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Cooling and pasteurization are critical aspects of milk quality and safety, and because of strict sanitary control points from farm to table, milk is rarely in the news as a food that causes health concerns, explains Alvaro Garcia, South Dakota State University Extension dairy specialist.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - - News

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Thai PM to face charges over rice scheme
Gun battles erupted between Thai police and anti-government protesters in Bangkok on Feb. 18, and four people were killed and dozens wounded as authorities made their most determined effort yet to clear demonstrators from the streets. In a day of tangled developments in Thailand’s long-running political crisis, the country’s anti-corruption body announced it was filing charges against Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra relating to a rice subsidy scheme that has fueled middle-class opposition to her government.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Reuters - News

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SD conservation program enrollments stopped
In less than five years, about 82,000 acres of high-quality wildlife habitat was enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program in South Dakota.
Friday, February, 21, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Calif. governor announces $687 million drought package
California Governor Jerry Brown announced a $687 million drought-relief package on Feb. 19 to help residents, farmers and local communities cope with a water shortage he called the worst in the state’s modern history.
Thursday, February, 20, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Changes possible in Mont. hail insurance program
The chairman of the Montana state hail insurance program says a summer-long battle with hail could lead to changes, including higher premiums and the use of reinsurance.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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From hay fields to Harvard
When I was a young high school graduate, the thought of going to an expensive eastern Ivy League school never even crossed my mind. If it had crossed my mind, I’m sure I’d have chased the thought away from our modest and mortgaged ranch.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND research farm marks anniversary
Ed Hauf remembers when most farmers in his part of the world grew only wheat and barley. He also remembers when most crop rotations there included summer fallow, or keeping a field out of production, generally one year in three.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Raising wages won't hurt business
Union workers at the Tyson Fresh Meats plant in Dakota City, Neb., will be getting raises. Members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 222 voted to accept the deal under a new five-year contract that covers more than 3,500 workers.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Outrage at cost of propane
With the prices of LP gas nearly doubling in the past month, farmers and homeowners throughout our area who use propane as their primary source are upset as their wallets are being raided. I’m outraged, as well.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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At the farm bill signing
President Obama signed the farm bill Friday in Lansing, Mich., accompanied by Stabenow, who is from there, and other Democrats.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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'Freedom to Farm' bill changed history
The period of U.S. farm bills where the instruments were designed around compensation policies that used price support and supply management programs allowing farmers to remain in production during long periods of low prices — the result of four centuries of publicly sponsored developmental policies — ended with the adoption of the 1996 farm bill.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Describing the old Canadian Wheat Board
The old Canadian Wheat Board was alternately called a monopoly and, less commonly, a monopsony.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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