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Far northwest Wis. residents wrestle with proposed hog facility
An application was filed with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in December that would make it the first so-called Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation in a county widely known for its apple orchards and family farms. The operation could have as many as 20,000 to 25,000 pigs on site at any given time.
Tuesday, January, 27, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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SDFU celebrates January farm family
Like all business owners, farmers are always crunching numbers, so the fact that John Kippley, 69, and his son, Jeff, 35, both have accounting degrees works well for the Aberdeen, S.D., farmers.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - South Dakota Farmers Union - News

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Researchers suggest studies into soil damage
URBANA, Ill. — When levees fail, either naturally or as an intentional breach, as was the case on the Mississippi River in 2011, an orchestrated effort is made to remove or repair flood-damaged homes and other structures.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - University of Illinois, Urbana - News

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Prompt treatment of calf scours imperative
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Calf scours, the diarrhea seen during the first 30 days of a calf’s life, is caused by a variety of bacteria, viruses and parasites. But the exact cause is less important than prompt treatment, says a University of Missouri professor of food-animal medicine.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - University of Missouri Extension Service - News

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NFU releases COOL study, Butterfield Foods files reply to HSUS allegations and a new outbreak of avian flu found in Washington state
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - - News

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Farm-to-table regaining popularity
We didn’t know it back then, but everyone on the big southern Illinois dairy farm of my youth was a foodie.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - - News

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Harvard buys up water rights in drought-hit wine country
Harvard University has quietly become one of the biggest grape growers in California’s drought-stricken Paso Robles wine region, securing water well drilling permits to feed its vineyards days before lawmakers banned new pumping, according to records reviewed by Reuters.
Friday, January, 23, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Butterfield Foods files reply to HSUS allegations
Officials of a chicken slaughter plant in southwest Minnesota say they have filed an official response to allegations they fail to completely kill chickens before removing their feathers with scalding water.
Thursday, January, 22, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Cattle feed convenient resource for birds
Starlings can be a major problem for livestock producers in the northern Plains in the winter. “During a year like our last one, when the weather is particularly cold and the ground is snow-covered, these birds are looking for convenient food sources,” North Dakota State University Extension Service dairy specialist J.W. Schroeder says. “Unfortunately, cattle-feeding areas provide these sources.”
Monday, January, 19, 2015 - - News

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Farm Bureau presents award to Vilsack
SAN DIEGO — The American Farm Bureau Federation, though legally a nonpartisan organization, is known as Republican-leaning. But recently, its leaders gave Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, a Democrat, an award for his performance in office.
Monday, January, 19, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Extension sessions update ag professionals
CROOKSTON, Minn. — Nitrogen fertilizer is too expensive to waste and too useful to skimp on — and determining the proper amount to apply to crops can be difficult, said Fabian Fernandez, nutrient management and water quality specialist in the University of Minnesota’s department of soil, water and climate.
Monday, January, 19, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Anti-corporate farming, urban ag among topics in state legislatures
FARGO, N.D. — Against a backdrop of strong livestock prices and declining crop commodity prices, state legislative agriculture committees in the area are looking for ways to help farmers and ranchers thrive.
Monday, January, 19, 2015 - Agweek - News

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RRV diversion project gets boost from conservation program
Farmers and landowners in the Red River Valley were big winners in funding for a new Natural Resources Conservation Service program announced Jan. 14.
Thursday, January, 15, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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China bans US poultry, eggs imports amid avian flu fears
China has banned all imports of U.S. poultry, poultry products and eggs amid recent reports of highly pathogenic strains of avian influenza found in the Pacific Northwest, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says.
Tuesday, January, 13, 2015 - Reuters - News

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WOTUS collaboration
You have got to be kidding me — production agriculture ‘embrace’ the EPA clean water regulations?” it asked, not really seeking an answer.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - - News

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Minn. ag land property taxes rising
I received my proposed 2015 property tax letter several weeks ago. The statement says I can expect tax on agricultural land to go up a modest 5.8 percent. This is on top of increases for eight previous years that has averaged 15.9 percent per year.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - - News

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The rhythm of chore season
TOWNER, N.D. — A friend of ours was visiting for a couple of days recently, so I extended the courtesy that I usually extend to our honored guests — the chance to help with chores. You know, get out in the cold and the wind, cut some twine off the hay bales, carry a few feed buckets.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Agweek - News

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HSUS alleges cruelty at Minn. chicken plant
FARGO, N.D. — A southwest Minnesota food company denies allegations from an animal rights group that it scalded alive spent laying hens, and says there is no concern the company will interrupt its production.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Oats moving higher
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Soybean futures had a good run since October — up $1.50 per bushel, including a bump of close to 40 cents Jan. 5. Even more impressive from a Canadian farmer’s perspective, the Canadian dollar sank from 93 cents U.S. to 84 cents since June. That’s a 10 percent boost in Canadian prices.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Roberts confirmed as ag committee chair
WASHINGTON — Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., was confirmed as chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee on Jan. 9, and becomes the first person to have chaired both the House and Senate Agriculture committees in modern times.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Special to Agweek - News

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