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WIC and Mexican trade restrictions still hot topics in potato industry
John Keeling. head of the National Potato Council, spoke Feb. 19 at the annual International Crop Expo at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, N.D. The show, which combines activities sponsored by small grains, potato and soybean groups, is expected to draw 5,000 people and about 175 exhibits.
Wednesday, February, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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UK floods pose threat to animal welfare
The immediate threat to British agriculture from floods and storms has put animal welfare in the spotlight, but in the long-term increasingly erratic weather is likely deter investment, despite continuing global growth in demand for food.
Wednesday, February, 19, 2014 - - News

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Report: Institutional investors grow influence on US farmland
Institutional investors are buying up U.S. farmland at a rapid rate, and their influence is starting to shift the types of crops grown and the way the land is managed, according to a report issued Feb. 18.
Tuesday, February, 18, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Chicago supplier sues Energae for $81,000; prosecutors say ND potato farmers spoiled crop, defrauded government for $840,000; mixed results in Minn. corn growers’ survey; and an audit proves Benda helped increase beef plant grant
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - - News

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Finally, a farm bill
After nearly four years of work, the U.S. House passed the 2014 farm bill conference report (H.R. 2642) with a bipartisan 251-166 vote on Jan. 29.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farm business transition examined at crop expo
Good communication is important in just about every activity involving two or more human beings. It’s especially important in planning a farm business transition, says David Saxowsky, a professor in the North Dakota State University agribusiness and applied economics department. “Communication among all the parties involved is just essential,” he says.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Markets focused on export business
Wheat contracts again had strong gains last week. The U.S. Department of Agriculture made a significant cut in projected ending stocks by increasing exports. Commercial buying and sharp losses in the U.S. dollar were supportive, as well. For the week, March Minneapolis gained 27 cents, March Chicago was up 22 cents and March Kansas City gained 27 cents.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Rail issues hamper ag business
Elevator operators are perennial critics of railroad service for hauling grain, but many say delays are worse than ever this winter.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - - News

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Conservation officials recommend windbreaks
Curtis Zerface remembers when farmers routinely planted windbreaks to protect their fields. But times and farming practices have changed. Reflecting the regionwide trend, no windbreaks were planted in North Dakota’s Traill County in 2012 or 2013, and interest in them remains negligible this spring, says Zerface, the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s district conservationist for the county.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ag Expo speaker advises how to ‘disinherit’ tax man
FARGO, N.D. — The 2014 International Crop Expo in Grand Forks, N.D., will feature discussions on estate planning that add some flair and fun to financials.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Unmanned aerial systems could become ag's next best bet
The Federal Aviation Administration’s much-anticipated Dec. 30 announcement that Grand Forks, N.D., had been selected as a test site for unmanned aerial systems (UAS) left those working in and around the industry flying high.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Price strength might boost sunflower acres
FARGO, N.D. — Farmers at planting time are like quarterbacks eyeing the line of scrimmage. They face a challenge with a plan in mind, but a last-second reading of the situation may force them to improvise. As spring planting nears, some farmers and a few agricultural experts shared their thoughts on the subject.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Australian farmers in dispute over GMO drifting
Two neighboring farmers, a field of canola and a gust of wind are at the center of a landmark court case in Australia that could have consequences for the controversial growing of genetically modified crops in the country.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Reuters - News

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CAB offers Kosher brand extension
Anyone who has ever had to follow a special diet — for medical reasons, weight loss or otherwise — knows how restrictive it can seem.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Comparing EPD values assists in finding good sires
Focusing on five traits within the Red Angus breed — birth weight, weaning weight, yearling weight, marbling score and rib-eye area — the Dickinson (N.D.) Research Extension Center has set a goal that the average value for herd sire expected progeny differences (EPDs) should meet or exceed the Red Angus breed average EPD values.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Chicago supplier sues Energae for $81,000
A Chicago-area company has filed a breach of contract lawsuit against Energae LP, a Clear Lake, Iowa, “green energy” company that has sought funds from North Dakotans in the past five years.
Friday, February, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND ag commissioner: New farm bill is tolerable
The new farm bill, though imperfect, is acceptable, North Dakota’s agriculture commissioner said. “Given the current atmosphere, I’m glad we got it. Would you like more? Yeah,” Doug Goehring said.
Wednesday, February, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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BNSF promises help in railroad delay issues
Elevator operators are perennial critics of railroad service for hauling grain, but many say delays are worse than ever in the winter of 2013/2014.
Wednesday, February, 12, 2014 - - News

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Cargill says finely textured beef now disclosed on its labels
Cargill Inc., one of the world’s largest beef processors, says as of Jan. 20 labels on its Cargill-branded, 100 percent U.S. fresh-ground beef products specify if they contain finely textured beef.
Tuesday, February, 11, 2014 - - News

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Corn, soybean and wheat export projections increased
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s monthly report of World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates was released today with market participants particularly eager to see four projections.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - University of Illinois - News

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