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New grassfed beef option for small farms
In April, small, grass-fed beef producers received some great news. U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service announced the creation of a new certification option for smaller, grass-fed beef producers. The Grass-Fed Program for Small and Very Small Producers arose out of the Grass-Fed Marketing Claim Standard within USDA’s Process Verified Program.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ag groups say water resources measure important during rail delays
WASHINGTON — The Water Resources Reform Development Act of 2014, which would improve locks and dams on the Mississippi River and ease farm product transportation, is finally heading toward floor consideration in Congress.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Spring nitrogen shortages mean tweaking growers' plans
Extreme winter conditions slowed river barge deliveries and rail shipments of nitrogen this spring.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - - News

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Climate change affects farming
The White House released its third and latest assessment of climate change, including a special chapter on agriculture that declares climate change is affecting farming in every region of the country.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Vilsack speaks on farm bill issues
Everything from the “actively engaged rule” and conservation compliance to the Brazil cotton case and the new position of agriculture undersecretary for trade came up when Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack testified before the Senate Agriculture Committee May 7 on the implementation of the 2014 farm bill.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Sorghum group seeks funding for research
Interest in gluten-free foods is growing, and a North Dakota-based organization is proposing to test 108 early maturing sorghum lines that potentially could fare well in the state.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farmers face lower prices
As the 2013 corn crop was being planted, futures prices were above $6 per bushel with an occasional bump above $7. Traders were concerned that the planting problems farmers were experiencing would result in reduced production. By the end of July, with fewer concerns about the size of the corn crop, the price dropped below $5.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Corn 'N' calculator released
Dave Franzen, a North Dakota State University Extension Service soil scientist, in late April completed a major recalculation of nitrogen recommendations for corn and posted it on his website.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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PED pushing pork to record
The killer stalking U.S. hog farms is known as PEDv, a malady that in less than a year has wiped out more than 10 percent of the nation’s pig population and helped send retail pork prices to record highs.
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Industrial beet group delays start
A group promoting the idea of growing and processing industrial beets into ethanol and other biochemicals says it will wait until late June to form a grower-controlled group.
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND extension official honored for Annie's Project work
Willie Huot says he recognized the value of Annie’s Project when he first heard about it at a national conference in 2005. The Grand Forks (N.D.) County Extension Service agent helped establish the program across North Dakota the following year, adding innovations that subsequently were used in other states, too.
Monday, April, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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SD farm loses 600 hogs to smoke inhalation, Titan Machinery downsizes and Hoeven urges halt of livestock emissions regulations
Monday, April, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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‘Farmland’ spreads message of 6 farmers
FARGO, N.D. — Ryan Veldhuizen isn’t hinting exactly what his message will be in his role in the documentary movie “Farmland,” which will be released nationally in theaters. But he says he’s looking forward to being one of six U.S. farmers to take the message onto a national stage.
Monday, April, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farmers feel fertilizer shortage
With spring and planting around the corner, farmers and grain elevators are faced with warnings about fertilizer shortages — another potential crisis in which railroads play a part.
Monday, April, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Titan Machinery closing 8 stores, eliminating 128 positions
Slow construction recovery was identified as the reason for the company’s downsizing. CEO David Meyer said in a news release that the realignment was necessary to ensure the future of the company.
Thursday, April, 17, 2014 - - News

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Farmers share similar but different struggles across globe
Our understanding of the issues facing U.S. farmers is not limited to what we have learned during the course of our academic endeavors. Daryll grew up on a farm in Hamilton County, Iowa, and has family members who are still engaged in farming. In addition, he has the opportunity to talk to farmers during the numerous presentations he makes to farm groups each year.
Monday, April, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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CHS builds propane terminal to help compensate for Cochin Pipeline loss
CHS Inc.’s new rail-fed propane terminal west of Hannaford, N.D., is coming together — an important step as the industry ramps up to fill a void left by the discontinuation of the Cochin Pipeline terminal east of Carrington, N.D.
Monday, April, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Caution in manure placement could reduce PEDv
BROOKINGS, S.D. — The presence of the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) in the region requires producers, manure haulers and landowners to work together to reduce the risk of disease spread during the manure application season, explains Erin Cortus, assistant professor and South Dakota State University Extension environmental quality engineer.
Monday, April, 14, 2014 - - News

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McCarthy: RFS will reflect most recent data
The volumetric requirements for the Renewable Fuel Standard will be different from those at the proposed levels, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said April 7.
Thursday, April, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Pork PEDv losses not as large as expected
According to Purdue University Extension economist Chris Hurt, the headline for the last U.S. Department of Agriculture Hogs and Pigs report could have been “PEDv Losses Not as Large as Expected.”
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - University of Illinois - News

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