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Heritage turkeys keep Minnesota couple in touch with land

FOUNTAIN, Minn. (AP) - Every Bourbon red heritage turkey Steve and Mary Berg sell is a meal and a message. They have been raising the bird, a mix between European and native birds, for the past few years as a way to live more fully off the land at Little Bend Heritage Farm near Fountain, keep a once-threatened bird alive and provide consumers with a more savory, natural Tha…

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Farm Bureau delegates set policy on ag issues

Huron, S.D. — Farm Bureau members from across the state served as delegates to the South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) annual meeting, representing their county Farm Bureau organizations from where the grassroots policies were surfaced. The meeting, held Nov. 20-21 in Pierre, was SDFB's 98th annual. "Farm Bureau continues to have strong participation in our grassroots policy pr…

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Wheat Growers applicator a national finalist for AGCO Operator of the Year

Aberdeen, SD — Curtis Fick, Wheat Growers’ lead applicator at the Carpenter location, has been chosen as one of four national finalists for AGCO’s Operator of the Year Program. The program recognizes some of the best custom applicators in North America. Known for his attention to detail, precision and always going above and beyond to exceed customer expectations, Fick cover…

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Corn within 30c of bottom -

11/24/15 - Weather forecasts the next 14 days are turning cooler and wetter, with the 7 day forecast mostly above normal temps by 4-8 degrees, and precip wet, especially across the corn belt, western Delta, and in the heart of the HRW wheat belt including TX, OK, and KS that will get .5-1.5 inches of rain, locally 2-3 inches of precip that will greatly aid in restoring soil mois…

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Nebraska State Fair shows growth since Grand Island move

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) - Officials say the Nebraska State Fair has seen success and growth since the event moved to Grand Island. The Grand Island Independent ( ) reports that fair executive director Joseph McDermott told the Grand Island Rotary Club on November 24 that the fair's income has increased 103 percent, while expenses are up only 18 percent …

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EPA nixes approval of new weed killer for engineered crops

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on November 25 withdrew approval of a controversial new weed killer to be used on genetically modified corn and soybeans. The EPA announced the decision after receiving new information from manufacturer Dow AgroSciences that a weed killer called Enlist Duo is probably more toxic to other plants than previously thought.&#…

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Urban farmers find that success leads to eviction

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - After four years of growing and selling produce in the heart of Omaha, Ali Clark has become expert at yanking out her black raspberry bushes and replanting them at another site. It's a prickly chore Clark loathes but one she can't avoid as her Big Muddy Farm has had to move from one vacant lot to another even though the business was thriving. Urban f…

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Deere's profit tops forecasts even as its sales fall sharply

MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — Even though sales of its green tractors, bulldozers and other equipment fell sharply, Deere & Co. reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings as it cut costs. The Moline, Illinois-based company also posted an earnings outlook for the year that surpassed Wall Street expectations. Its shares rose more than 2 percent in morning trading on Nove…

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Rounds reinforces commitment to restoring crop insurance cut in appropriations process

PIERRE—U.S. Senator Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) wrote his colleagues to reinforce his commitment to restoring the $3 billion in crop insurance cuts that were included in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, which was signed into law earlier this year. Prior to voting for the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, House and Senate Leadership publicly offered to help fix the cuts during the approp…

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Climate-friendly rice recognized as a top science development of 2015

RICHLAND, Wash. – The creation of a new kind of rice which gives off nearly zero greenhouse gas emissions during its growth has earned kudos for a team of scientists from three continents, including the lead investigator at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National L…

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Zoetis helps enhance reproductive efficiency among cattle with LUTALYSE HighCon Injection

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Nov. 24, 2015 — Cattle producers and veterinarians now have a new management tool for added reproductive efficiency. Zoetis today announced the introduction of LUTALYSE HighCon Injection (dinoprost tromethamine injection), a high-concentration formula of the proven LUTALYSE Injection (dinoprost injection) approved for use in dairy and beef cattle. The hi…

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Tom Brink named CEO of Red Angus Association of America

Denton, Texas – Tom Brink, Brighton, Colorado, has been named CEO of the Red Angus Association of America. President Kim Ford made the announcement on November 24 at the Association headquarters in Denton. She noted the extensive selection process, the approval of the Board of D…

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Scoular completes acquisition of Legumex Walker Inc.'s Special Crops Division

OMAHA, Neb. — Scoular is expanding its reach into new geographies and products with the completion of its acquisition of Legumex Walker Inc.'s (LWI) Special Crops Division, a global merchandiser and processor of special crops, pulses, and associated healthy, specialty food ingredients. In September, Scoular entered into an agreement with LWI to acquire substantially all of …

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Crop Progress report

For the week ending Nov. 22, near normal temperatures and significant moisture brought fall fieldwork to a halt, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The week started off with rain and sleet, and ended with a snowstorm that brought significant accumulations to the south and east. Producers were busy tending to livestock and conducting winter repairs …

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NDSA Feeder Council to host Beyond the Bunk Workshop

The NDSA Feeder Council will host its 2015 Beyond the Bunk Workshop Dec. 16 at the Ramada in Bismarck. This year's workshop features an in-depth look at North Dakota State University feedlot research, a review of a volatile cattle market climate and a discussion of future feeder cattle marketing opportunities in the region. NDSA President Steve Brooks of Bowman, N.D., will …

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