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USDA orders farmers to report deadly pig virus cases
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Thursday ordered farmers to start reporting cases of a deadly pig virus and pledged over $26 million in funding to combat the disease, pushing back against criticism of his handling of a widespread outbreak.
Thursday, June, 05, 2014 - - News

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US hog losses from virus at about 8 million, but rate slows
Hog losses on U.S. farms from a deadly virus have slowed, reaching about 8 million head currently after hitting 7 million around February, according to an economist with a leading pork industry group.
Thursday, June, 05, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Mystery over pig virus origins contributes to spread and anxiety
Swine veterinarian Bill Minton thought the baby pigs dying at a farm in western Ohio had a bad case of gastro-enteritis and was stumped when lab results came back with no indication of what had killed them.
Tuesday, June, 03, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Dynamics of the fertilizer industry changing
Major changes are occurring in the U.S. fertilizer industry. One is the change in composition of crops and the more robust commodity market, which has caused an increase in fertilizer demand.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - NDSU Agriculture Communication - News

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Nonprofit group helps Larimore, N.D., farmer diagnosed with leukemia
Robert Stover, 61, has farmed all his life in the Larimore, N.D., area but this year has proven to be one of the most difficult. A soggy spring delaying planting is the least of his worries. Stover is battling chronic lymphocytic leukemia — a type of cancer that results in an overproduction of white blood cells. The extra cells crowd out healthy ones in Stover’s blood and bone marrow.
Wednesday, May, 28, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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RMA denies planting deadline requests
FARGO, N.D. — With a wet, late planting season, farmers are approaching planting deadlines for full crop insurance compensation on various crops.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Family steps up after death of sheep industry giant
Dion Van Well towered over the sheep industry in the Upper Midwest like few do. He was dubbed the “Lion of the Lambs,” in a 2009 Agweek story, and his family vows to continue his legacy. Van Well, 47, died in his sleep of heart failure on Jan. 5 while on a pheasant hunting trip with buddies near Hoven, S.D.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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RMA declines requests for planting deadline extension
The Risk Management Agency has declined requests from Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., the ranking Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee, and U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp to delay the planting date for corn, grain and silage from May 25 to May 31.
Thursday, May, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Criminal charges filed in food safety case against Iowa egg farm
An Iowa-based egg producer and two of its executives are facing federal criminal charges in connection with a 2010 salmonella outbreak that led to the recall of more than a half-billion eggs in the U.S., according to federal court documents filed Wednesday.
Thursday, May, 22, 2014 - Reuters - News

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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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