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Number of farms affected by avian flu approaching 100
Three new cases of bird flu were reported May 27 on Minnesota farms, bringing the total number to 97 poultry farms affected by the deadly H5N2 virus.
Thursday, May, 28, 2015 - - News

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Answers to bird flu questions remain elusive to producers, researchers alike
Research is needed to determine what biosecurity measures can be effective in keeping the avian influenza virus from entering turkey and chicken barns, said Steve Olson, executive director of the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association and of the Chicken and Egg Association of Minnesota.
Thursday, May, 28, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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US senator says support growing in Congress to end Cuba travel ban
HAVANA - A U.S. senator visiting Cuba said bipartisan support was gaining in Congress to lift a ban on travel to Cuba and possibly also to end the long economic embargo against the Communist-led island.
Thursday, May, 28, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Farmers analyze new water rule: Does it go too far?
Farmers who worry that the federal government wants to regulate mud puddles on their land are examining a 297-page rule the Obama administration released Wednesday.
Wednesday, May, 27, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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CME live cattle futures shrug off early weakness
CHICAGO - Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle closed higher on Wednesday after initial selling, helped by short-covering and futures' discounts to last week's cash prices, traders said.
Wednesday, May, 27, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Six more cases of bird flu in Minnesota
After nearly two weeks without any new cases of avian influenza, six new cases of bird flu were reported Monday in Minnesota commercial turkey flocks.
Wednesday, May, 27, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Dayton veto of ag bill with buffer rules surprises, disappoints
Ag leaders active in writing Minnesota's Environment and Agriculture Omnibus bill say they were somewhat surprised Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed it, but most say they are optimistic that compromises over the buffer initiative will remain the same when the bill is reconsidered during a special session in June.
Tuesday, May, 26, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Parts of northwest Minnesota got excess rain
One of the joys of agriculture is receiving the right amount of rain at the right time. One of the frustrations is getting too much. Farmers and ranchers in Minnesota’s Polk County have known both the good and bad this month.
Monday, May, 25, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Minnesota dairyman says buffer legislation worrisome
Bruce Asfeld is one farmer who is glad Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s full plan to install 50-foot buffers on waterways everywhere didn’t pass the way it was proposed. Dayton unexpectedly vetoed the compromise legislation May 23, leaving more uncertainty about what the final law could stipulate.
Monday, May, 25, 2015 - Agweek - News

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A new crop of farmers ready to face the challenges
Alex Bata didn’t expect to be a farmer. Growing up in Adams, Bata was active in high school in “football, basketball, golf, student council -- everything I could get my hands on. I just didn’t think about farming.”
Sunday, May, 24, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Register for the MSCA Summer Tour Trade and Trade Show
Registration is open for the 2015 Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association Summer Beef Tour and Trade Show. Each year, a community is chosen to showcase experienced beef farmers and ranchers with a family history of raising high quality beef, which is raised with integrity, as well as other agricultural highlights of their community.
Sunday, May, 24, 2015 - - News

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As ethanol boom fades, ADM sees bright future for corn in grocery aisle
The world's largest corn processor, Archer Daniels Midland Co, is shifting focus from its long-standing cash generator ethanol into developing new food ingredients as the biofuel boom that underpinned its financial success has cooled.
Friday, May, 22, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Total U.S. egg output rises in April, but table eggs down
U.S. production of table eggs bound for breakfast tables, baked goods and other purposes was down 0.6 percent in April, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Friday, as the country's worst-ever bird flu outbreak decimated flocks.
Friday, May, 22, 2015 - Reuters - News

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2014 farm incomes in Red River Valley plummet from 2012 highs
There has been a dramatic change in the economic environment of Red River Valley agriculture, as documented by Farm Business Management Program reports from 230 farms in North Dakota and Minnesota during the 2012 to 2014 period.
Friday, May, 22, 2015 - - News

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Minnesotans protesting potato pesticides turned away from McDonald's meeting
A group of rural Minnesotans hoping to present their concerns about McDonald's use of potato pesticides were denied entrance to the company's shareholder meeting Thursday, they said.
Friday, May, 22, 2015 - - News

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Farmer escapes after sinking in grain bin
A southeast Minnesota farmer is recovering after being stuck in corn up to his neck in a grain bin at a farm near Ellendale, Minn.
Friday, May, 22, 2015 - - News

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Minnesota farmer killed in tractor rollover
MILTONA — A farmer near Miltona was killed in a tractor rollover Wednesday night.
Friday, May, 22, 2015 - - News

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Bird flu leads to layoffs in Minnesota
RENVILLE — Thirty-nine full-time employees at the Rembrandt egg facility in Renville, Minn., will be laid off next month as a result of the bird flu that hit the agricultural complex last week.
Friday, May, 22, 2015 - - News

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Rainy weekend to relieve parts of drought-stricken region
FARGO — After another rainy weekend, most of the North Dakota and half of Minnesota are now out of drought status, according to Thursday's report from the U.S. Drought Monitor.
Friday, May, 22, 2015 - - News

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Lax biosecurity found on several Iowa bird flu farms
Measures to control the worst bird flu outbreak in U.S. history are not being enforced at several farms at its epicenter in northwestern Iowa, potentially increasing the risks that the disease could spread further, spot checks by Reuters show.
Thursday, May, 21, 2015 - Reuters - News

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