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Pledging support

July 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

A new coalition of Minnesota food and farm groups is asking state legislative candidates to pledge their support for agriculture.

The coalition, known as A Greater Minnesota, developed its five-point Minnesota Farm and Food Pledge. The goal is rai…continue reading on dglobe.com

Spring wheat looks good

July 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — The weather has both hurt and helped the Upper Midwest spring wheat crop. On balance, though, the crop is doing reasonably well.
“There are pockets that aren’t so good. But overall, we’re OK,” said John Kringler, extension ag…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Spring wheat looks good

July 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — The weather has both hurt and helped the Upper Midwest spring wheat crop. On balance, though, the crop is doing reasonably well.
“There are pockets that aren’t so good. But overall, we’re OK,” said John Kringler, extension ag…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Livestock expansion continues

May 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — The Nobles County Planning Commission approved several new or expanding livestock facilities during a Wednesday night meeting, including the construction of a new beef feedlot in a wellhead protection area south of Worthington.

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Livestock expansion continues

May 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — The Nobles County Planning Commission approved several new or expanding livestock facilities during a Wednesday night meeting, including the construction of a new beef feedlot in a wellhead protection area south of Worthington.

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Fate of key ag deduction is murky

March 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO, N.D. — Area farmers and farm implement dealers continue to press for an extension of a popular federal tax break. But predicting how Congress will respond is difficult, officials say.

“It’s hard to know what’s going to be the outcom…continue reading on dglobe.com

Officials develop response plan for ag emergencies

March 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Agriculture industry professionals from more than a dozen counties across southern Minnesota connected via video conference Thursday to discuss response plans in the event of an animal disease emergency.
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Taylor considering run for ag commissioner

February 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – A cattle rancher and former state senator who made an unsuccessful bid for governor in 2012 is considering a run for state agriculture commissioner, a job currently held by a Republican who faces a challenge for the GOP endorsement.

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Taylor considering run for ag commissioner

February 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – A cattle rancher and former state senator who made an unsuccessful bid for governor in 2012 is considering a run for state agriculture commissioner, a job currently held by a Republican who faces a challenge for the GOP endorsement.

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Obama signs $856B farm bill into law: ‘Imperfect bill’ presents options for producers, ND delegation says

February 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

President Barack Obama on Friday signed the Agriculture Act of 2014 into law, drawing a positive reaction from North Dakota’s political delegation.
Making an appearance at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich., Obama signed the massive …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com