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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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US cattle numbers at 63-year low
CHICAGO — Three years after the worst dry spell on record for Texas, fourth-generation rancher Stayton Weldon still doesn’t have enough water for his 300 cattle near Cuero, about 89 miles southeast of San Antonio. Dry grass on his 2,600 acres has no nutrition. He has lost 22 cows and two bulls in the past year.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Bloomberg News - News

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Drought forces Calif. farmers to idle cropland
Drought-stricken California farmers facing drastic cutbacks in irrigation water are expected to idle some 500,000 acres of cropland this year in a record production loss that could cause billions of dollars in economic damage, industry officials say. Large-scale crop losses in California, the No. 1 U.S. farm state producing half the nation’s fruits and vegetables, would undoubtedly lead to higher consumer prices, especially for tree and vine produce grown only there. But experts say it is too soon to quantify the effect.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Obama to sign farm bill Friday
President Barack Obama will travel to East Lansing, Mich., on Friday and sign the farm bill there after delivering remarks at Michigan State University on the importance of the bill to America’s economy, the White House announced Tuesday.
Wednesday, February, 05, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Nestle reviewing possible sale of frozen food unit Davigel
Nestle is exploring a possible sale of frozen foods business Davigel for about 300 million euros ($400 million), three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday, as part of a drive to trim its sprawling portfolio.
Tuesday, February, 04, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Failure to seize horses ends in botched rescue, R.D. Offut fire damage estimated at $4.5 million, former American Crystal president dies and ND co-op files petition for shuttle train rate,
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - - News

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Leading exporter Australia battles drought
It’s two months into the Australian summer and many sugarcane growers and ag producers there need rain badly, a sugarcane industry official says.
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Minn. wineries brace for loss from cold snap
As cold as it’s been, you may think grapevines in west-central Minnesota would be frozen solid. But those little grapes are tough, and while there may be some losses, area wineries are cautiously optimistic they’ll come through this winter just fine.
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Spring could bring relief for beef prices
Already pricey beef at grocery stores is expected to become even more expensive in February — wholesale beef and cattle prices are at all-time highs this winter in the U.S., fueled by a tight supply of cattle.
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Food security, rural environment top priorities for China
China’s top policy priorities for 2014 will be improving the rural environment and maintaining food security, according to a key policy document published by the official Xinhua news agency. The “number one document,” issued every January by the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party, sets the country’s policy priorities for the year, and has focused on rural matters every year since 2003.
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - - News

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Aussies battle drought, but relief could be coming
It’s two months into the Australian summer and many sugarcane growers and ag producers there need rain badly, a sugarcane industry official says.
Thursday, January, 30, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Early damage estimate $4.5 million from Minn. potato warehouse fire
A fire that destroyed an R.D. Offutt Co. potato warehouse last week near Perham caused an estimated $4.5 million in damage, according to Perham Fire Chief Mark Schmidt.
Thursday, January, 30, 2014 - - News

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Farm bill progress draws mixed reactions, as some groups lost on key issues
The conference committee version of what has become the 2014 farm bill offers long-term certainty, but garnered mixed reactions from producers and agricultural industry officials in the Upper Midwest, who lost on key points.
Tuesday, January, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farm bill conference report released; see it here
Agweek/The Hagstrom Report has obtained a copy of the farm bill conference report released just today. See it in its entirety.
Monday, January, 27, 2014 - - News

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Failure to seize horses ends in botched rescue
The planned rescue of up to 40 reportedly malnourished horses Saturday from a Kathryn, N.D., ranch was thwarted when the horses’ owner apparently sold the animals before deputies could seize them and turn them over for adoption.
Monday, January, 27, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Voice opinions on RFS
I recently picked up a good piece of advice — one that’s worth passing on. “Trust in the Lord, but tie up your horse.” This simple but powerful advice is relevant to the diverse issues of today. Everybody has a “horse” that needs looking after.
Monday, January, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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SD No. 1 in sunflower production
In 2013, South Dakotans planted 617,000 acres of sunflowers. No other state came close to this number of acres. North Dakota was second, planting fewer than 500,000 acres of sunflowers in 2013. Sunflowers have been a successful and profitable crop for many South Dakota farmers.
Monday, January, 27, 2014 - - News

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Gas rationing affects American Crystal, ag processers
American Crystal Sugar Co. and other key agricultural processors in the region are affected by the rationing of natural gas prompted by a Saturday morning pipeline explosion in Manitoba.
Monday, January, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Manage cattle in winter weather
Winter weather conditions have certainly hit with a vengeance this year, not only in South Dakota but in a wide swath of the cattle producing areas of the United States. While we can’t change the weather, there are some things that can be done from a management stand point to improve cattle comfort and reduce the impacts on cattle performance and efficiency during the winter.
Monday, January, 27, 2014 - - News

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Water may be most overlooked nutrient for pigs
Although water consumption is an important indicator of a swine herd’s performance and health, water may be the most overlooked nutrient for a pig, according to Bob Thaler, South Dakota State University Extension swine specialist.
Monday, January, 27, 2014 - - News

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