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Commentary: Biosecurity is a priority
The process is challenging, but events in life tend to cause us to make corrections. Most of the corrections are minor adjustments, but nevertheless, we fix.
Wednesday, June, 17, 2015 - North Dakota State University Extension Service - News

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Tiny number of bees account for most crop pollination
OSLO - Just two percent of wild bee species do almost 80 percent of their work in pollinating crops, according to a study on Tuesday that outlined simple measures for farmers to attract star insects to safeguard food production.
Wednesday, June, 17, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Egyptian dairy maker Domty plans to list on Cairo bourse by early next year
CAIRO - One of Egypt's top dairy makers, Arabian Food Industries Co., plans an initial public offering on the Cairo bourse this year, or early in 2016, its vice CEO said.
Wednesday, June, 17, 2015 - Reuters - News

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North Korea says hit by worst drought in 100 years
SEOUL - North Korea has been hit by what it describes as its worst drought in a century, which could worsen chronic food shortages in a country where the United Nations says almost a third of children under five are stunted because of poor nutrition.
Wednesday, June, 17, 2015 - Reuters - News

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FDA to cut trans fats from processed foods
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on June 16 made good on its proposal to effectively ban artificial trans fats from a wide range of processed foods, from microwave popcorn to frozen pizza, saying they raise the risk of heart disease.
Tuesday, June, 16, 2015 - Reuters - News

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App identifies climate-smart seeds
A new app launched in Kenya June 10 could help millions of farmers adapt to climate change by offering information on the best seeds for changing growing conditions, agriculture experts say.
Tuesday, June, 16, 2015 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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Pope draft encyclical calls for swift action on climate change
The world could see the destruction of entire ecosystems this century without urgent action on climate change, Pope Francis says in a draft of his keenly awaited encyclical on the environment.
Tuesday, June, 16, 2015 - Reuters - News

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N.D. Farmers Union to deliver signatures for referendum on anti-corporate farming law
A North Dakota Farmers Union official says the group has collected enough signatures to force a referendum on a bill signed by Gov. Jack Dalrymple in March that would relax the state’s anti-corporate farming law for dairy and swine operations.
Monday, June, 15, 2015 - - News

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NDSU analyzer aids in prevented-planting decision
Wet soil conditions in a few areas of the state have forced some producers to decide whether to seed a crop well beyond the optimal planting time. The question is whether to plant the crop and accept the risk of lower yields and reduced crop insurance coverage or to collect a prevented-planting crop insurance indemnity payment and idle the ground, according to Andrew Swenson, farm and family resource management specialist with the North Dakota State University Extension Service.
Monday, June, 15, 2015 - NDSU - News

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Citi faces headwinds in commodity trade finance, presses on with expansion
LONDON - Citigroup Inc and rivals in the commodity trade finance sector are facing headwinds of weak oil prices, sanctions on Russia and stiff competition, which have pressured fees.
Monday, June, 15, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Doctoral candidate joins U of M team for farming future
LAMBERTON, Minn. — Just as University of Minnesota football players hit the field for summer camp, a roster of tomorrow’s researchers are also hitting historic research fields, looking for long-term ways to improve tomorrow’s farming.
Monday, June, 15, 2015 - Agweek - News

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House votes to repeal COOL
The House of Representatives on June 10 passed a bill that would repeal country-of-origin labeling for beef, pork and chicken, but the Senate might pass a different version of the bill.
Monday, June, 15, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Markets: Grains retreat following report
Wheat started last week with solid gains, but slipped lower after the release of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s June Crop Production report. Corn struggled last week, with a lot of negative news thrown at the market. The USDA report showed larger-than-expected world stocks, with larger production estimates in South America. As of the June 11 close, July soybeans were 2.25 cents higher for the week while November soybeans were down 5.5 cents. At 10 a.m. June 12, July soybeans were down 1.25 cents and the November contract was down 5.25 cents.
Monday, June, 15, 2015 - - News

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University researchers find pesticide for wheat stem sawfly
Montana State University says it might have an answer to a $100-million-a-year problem for the state’s wheat farmers.
Monday, June, 15, 2015 - Billings Gazette - News

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New Zealand law highlights battle between livestock industry and animal rights groups
Hans Kriek hasn’t eaten meat in 40 years. He’s been involved in the animal rights movement for 30. So he’s heartened by a new law in his country that declares animals to be “sentient beings” — creatures capable of feeling sensation.
Monday, June, 15, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Zimbabwe harvests shrivel as rains and government farm support dry up
BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe - F or many years, Miriam Hlabangana, a farmer in Gwanda, about 150 kilometers south of Bulawayo, planted and harvested enough maize to not only feed her family but sell some excess to buyers from Bulawayo and beyond.
Monday, June, 15, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Growing Together: Enjoying the shady side of gardening
FARGO -- Do you live in a shady neighborhood, and aren't sure how to cope? No, I don't mean you're living next door to riff-raff, I mean you're puzzled knowing what to plant because trees or buildings are casting shade.
Monday, June, 15, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Updated: Controversial ag-environment bill fails Minnesota Senate vote
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota senators defeated by a single vote the spotlight bill of today's special legislative session, raising the possibility of a second special session.
Friday, June, 12, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Minnesota special session spotlight bill stalls
Minnesota senators at midday today delayed public debate on a bill funding environment and agriculture programs, the most controversial part of a historic special legislative session.
Friday, June, 12, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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House passes grain standards, mandatory price reporting
The House passed three agricultural measures this week by voice vote: H.R. 2051, the Mandatory Price Reporting Act; H.R. 2088, the United States Grain Standards Act Reauthorization Act; and H.R. 2394, the National Forest Foundation Reauthorization Act.
Friday, June, 12, 2015 - Agweek - News

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