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Tyson Demands Better Treatment Of Hogs By Its Suppliers
By P.J. Huffstutter CHICAGO, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Tyson Foods Inc., the nation's second largest pork producer, said Thursday it will require more humane animal treatment farmers that raise its pigs and keep a closer eye on all of its hog suppliers in North America. Tyson...
January 9, 2014 - 7:50pm
Cargill Earnings Boosted By Big U.S. Crop Harvest
By Christine Stebbins CHICAGO, Jan 9 (Reuters) - U.S. agribusiness giant Cargill Inc on Thursday reported a 36 percent rise in quarterly profit, supported by a bigger U.S. crop harvest in 2013 that led to lower grain prices and boosted profit margins on meat sales. Minneapolis-based...
January 9, 2014 - 5:50pm
December 29, 2013
Fosston wool mill fills niche for US-made products
FOSSTON, Minn. (AP) — A new wool mill in Minnesota is filling a niche, as consumers nationwide are demanding more natural and American-made products. Stephanie Anderson started Northern Woolen Mills two months ago in Fosston. The Grand Forks Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1dNfDjq...
December 29, 2013 - 5:50pm
December 19, 2013
Ag disaster money headed to counties
BISMARCK (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared an ag disaster in 31 North Dakota counties for major crop losses. Gov. Jack Dalrymple said farmers there and in another 15 counties are also eligible for supplemental disaster help and other federal programs. Heavy...
December 19, 2013 - 7:08am
December 17, 2013
N.D. dry edible bean production plummets
FARGO (AP) — North Dakota’s dry edible bean crop is estimated at 7.1 million hundredweight, down more than a third from last year. The Agriculture Department said the significant drop was due to a 37 percent decline in planted and harvested acres from 2012, and a 3 percent drop...
December 17, 2013 - 8:26am
December 14, 2013
Officials: No farm bill until January
The U.S. House broke for Christmas this week, a new five-year farm bill still in the hopper despite a year and more of wrangling over it. But lawmakers from North Dakota and Minnesota said a final agreement is near. “I’ve been pushing hard to get people to agree so we could...
December 14, 2013 - 7:10am
December 13, 2013
ND rancher relief fund accepting applications
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Stockmen's Association has begun accepting applications to a relief fund set up to help ranchers who lost livestock during an early October blizzard. The storm that hit with surprising intensity on Oct. 4-5 dumped up to 1 ½...
December 13, 2013 - 12:50pm
Lawmakers frustrated yet optimistic on farm bill
HENRY C. JACKSON Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The House of Representatives has left for its holiday break without a new farm bill in place, and that's frustrating and annoying for North Dakota lawmakers. But Sens. John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp both...
December 13, 2013 - 10:50am
Farm bill progress is hopeful
The farm bill saga appears to have taken yet another turn, this time in a positive direction. That’s the assessment of Minnesota 7th District Rep. Collin Peterson, who this week briefed The Forum Editorial Board on the legislation’s sometimes painfully slow progress. Twelve-term...
December 13, 2013 - 7:36am
December 7, 2013
Snow hampering harvest of some Dakotas row crops
By Blake Nicholson Associated Press BISMARCK — Snow in early October and early December is pushing the fall harvest of some row crops in the Dakotas into the winter months, and farmers might be forced to leave some corn in the field until spring. That hasn’t happened since...
December 7, 2013 - 7:14am
December 6, 2013
Drop in grower payments clouds ACS annual meeting
FARGO — Even though its growers will be paid about $370 million less for this year’s harvest compared to the one in 2012, the head of American...
December 6, 2013 - 7:52am
Officials: Tuberculosis found in N.D. dairy heifer
BISMARCK (AP) — A North Dakota official says state and federal veterinarians are investigating a case of tuberculosis in a young heifer from an Oliver County dairy herd. The heifer has never produced milk. State Veterinarian Susan Keller said the case was found when the owner agreed...
December 6, 2013 - 7:21am
November 21, 2013
Farmers Union, Farm Bureau holding ND conventions
MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Two of North Dakota's largest farm groups are holding annual meetings this week. The North Dakota Farmers Union is holding its state convention Friday and Saturday in Minot. The keynote address Friday afternoon will be given by Deputy U.S. Agriculture...
November 21, 2013 - 12:44pm
November 16, 2013
Corn crops are taking different paths in the Dakotas
By Blake Nicholson Associated Press BISMARCK — Corn production estimates are on different paths in the Dakotas, but farmers in both states...
November 16, 2013 - 7:50am
Town helps in rescue of man trapped under tractor
HOPE, N.D. — One thing was on LeRoy Richards’ mind when he was waiting for help while lying at the bottom of a pit with an overturned 5,800-pound...
November 16, 2013 - 7:35am