September 30, 2015
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Grassley: Convincing Congress on TPP won’t be easy

Supporters of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement are hopeful that this week’s TPP negotiations in Atlanta will result in a final agreement.
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September 30, 2015
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Oregon official explains defense of Clean Water Act rules

The State of Oregon is defending the federal government’s new Clean Water Act regulations in court because they’re expected to simplify the statute’s administration, according to a top state official.
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September 30, 2015
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After failed Syngenta bid, Monsanto to build big data business

With its shares trading at three-year-lows since it abandoned a $46 billion bid to buy Syngenta AG last month, Monsanto Co plans to offer its shareholders a new corporate vision: a future in big data.
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September 29, 2015
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USDA announces 2015 Sugar Loan Rates and Fiscal Year 2016 Sugar Program Provisions

The USDA Commodity Credit Corporation today announced the marketing assistance loan rates for sugar for the 2015 crop year.
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September 29, 2015
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47 senators file resolution to kill WOTUS

Forty-seven senators, led by Joni Ernst (Iowa), last week filed a resolution to kill the administration's controversial water rule using the Congressional Review Act.
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September 28, 2015
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TPP talks coming to Atlanta

Trans-Pacific Partnership chief negotiators are meeting in Atlanta, Ga., in the coming days.
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September 28, 2015
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Company expects record sugarbeet yields in Magic Valley

An Idaho company is expecting record sugarbeet crops to yield nearly 40 tons per acre in the Magic Valley this year.
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September 27, 2015
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New plant-stress sensor further aids irrigation efficiency

New technology developed at the university here promises to further enhance growers’ ability to irrigate only when and where the water is needed.
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September 26, 2015
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Diversity and inclusion gain momentum in agriculture

As the 2015 growing season winds down, many companies and groups in agriculture are upping their efforts to embrace a more diverse and inclusive workforce.
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September 25, 2015
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USDA commits $2.5M to expand new farmer education

Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden announced that $2.5 million in grants is now available for projects to educate new and underserved farmers about more than 20 USDA Farm Service Agency programs that can provide financial, disaster or technical as
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September 24, 2015
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Organic production continues to grow

USDA reports sales from organic farms in the U.S. totaled nearly $5.5 billion in 2014 reflecting a 72 percent increase since 2008.
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September 23, 2015
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Long-term tax certainty for farmers could be on the way

More tax certainty for farmers could be on the way.
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September 23, 2015
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College Ranker names 40 best college farms in America

As college sustainability and agricultural programs continue to grow, it only makes sense that universities around the country would cultivate those efforts by maintaining their own farms.
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September 22, 2015

Crop diversity declining in U.S.

U.S. farmers are growing fewer types of crops compared to 34 years ago.
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September 21, 2015
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House Ag Committee Vice Chairman to retire

The vice-chairman of the House Agriculture Committee has announced he will not seek re-election.
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September 21, 2015
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Platinum: Sugar's tobacco moment demands innovation

Consumer attitudes towards sugar could be shifting as they did towards tobacco and this supports a rethink of everything from global growth rates to investment strategies in the food, beverage and drug industries, global fund manager Platinum argues.
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September 20, 2015
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Coca-Cola Amatil admits cutting back on sugar as attitudes change on health and investment

Australia's biggest soft drink maker, Coca-Cola Amatil, says it's cut back its sugar use.
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September 19, 2015
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Honey isn’t as healthy as we think

Honey has an aura of purity and naturalness. Fresh air, birdsong, forests and meadows.
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September 18, 2015
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India to come up with multiyear plan to boost sugar exports

India is working on a multi-year plan to boost sugar exports to deal with local oversupply, a government official was quoted as saying by an industry group, targeting markets in Africa, China and neighboring countries in a move that could weigh on interna
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September 17, 2015
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Sugarbeet waste product touted as billion-dollar "wonder material"

A Scottish company which has developed a material made from sugarbeet waste believes the sky is the limit - literally.
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September 17, 2015
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Sugar industry supports Mexican import suspension agreements

House Agriculture Committee ranking member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., U.S. sugar growers and a Mexican government official all testified Sept. 17 in support of allowing the continuation of the agreements that the United States and the Mexican government re
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September 17, 2015

Commerce Department rules Mexico dumped cheap sugar on U.S. market

The U.S. Department of Commerce ruled Thursday that cheap sugar subsidized by the Mexican government was unfairly dumped on the U.S. market, causing American sugar producers to lose roughly $1 billion from 2013 to 2014.
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September 17, 2015
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Australia faces pushback in quest for bigger piece of U.S. sugar market

Leaders of the Australian sugar industry made a pitch to reporters recently. They said their country should be allowed to expand sales of sugar to the United States as part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the free-trade agreement now being negotiated by
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September 17, 2015
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How to eat less sugar

If you want to quickly pack on a few pounds, then eat lots of refined sugar. Oh, wait, why would you want to do that? Let’s eat less sugar, instead, and watch the pounds effortlessly slide off!
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September 16, 2015
News

Michigan grower recognized as "Champion of Change"

A fifth-generation farmer from Michigan has been recognized as a “Champion of Change” by the White House.
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September 16, 2015
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Beet harvest begins early in Bighorn Basin

Favorable weather since spring has made for an earlier and sweeter sugarbeet harvest than usual in the Bighorn Basin, where farmers hope temperatures will remain not too hot or cold during the next several weeks.
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September 16, 2015
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Amalgamated reporting strong early sugarbeet harvest

Officials with Amalgamated Sugar say they’re on track for record yields and good sugar content at the start of their early harvest.
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September 16, 2015
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Indian government relaxes rules for sugar exports

The government relaxed norms for sugar exports by doing away with the registration requirement with the Commerce Ministry.
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September 15, 2015
News

Harvest begins today in Wyo., Neb.

The 2015 sugarbeet harvest has arrived in the Nebraska Panhandle and eastern Wyoming.
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September 15, 2015
News

One third of diabetes in U.S. undiagnosed

Diabetes affects up to 14 percent of the U.S. population—an increase from nearly 10 percent in the early 1990s—yet over a third of cases still go undiagnosed, according to a new analysis.
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September 14, 2015
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Oregon county won’t enforce GMO ban while lawsuit pending

Oregon’s Josephine County will not enforce its prohibition against genetically engineered crops while a farmer lawsuit against the ordinance is underway.
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September 14, 2015
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Louis Dreyfus unit says Brazilian sugar industry still struggles

Brazil’s sugar producers will struggle to expand output and take advantage of the market’s first supply shortfall in five years, Louis Dreyfus Commodities Holdings’s sugar unit says.
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September 13, 2015
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New anchor package allows center pivots to irrigate more land

In today’s market, it is more important than ever for growers to make the most of cropland to get the highest possible yield.
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September 12, 2015
News

Canadian beet growers smiling

Ontario sugarbeet growers have started what might be described as a sweet harvest because they are anticipating another record yield.
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September 11, 2015
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Western Sugar prepares for harvest season

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb.—One of the most important harvests in the panhandle is about to begin.
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September 11, 2015
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Brazil, India woes threaten tenuous sugar market recovery

Brazil's credit downgrade and the possibility India will export some 4 million tonnes of sugar could keep the global sugar industry mired in excess supplies, threatening a fragile recovery expected to begin in 2015/16, industry experts said.
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September 11, 2015
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Sen. Gardner visits Colorado sugarbeet farm

Sen. Cory Gardner has been visiting various agricultural sites this week as part of a Farm Tour and Thursday he paid a visit to Chris Fritzler's sugarbeet farm in Sterling, where he heard from several in the agricultural community about the issues they're
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September 10, 2015
News

Syngenta community garden helps feed the hungry in North Carolina

This fall, Syngenta employees in Research Triangle Park, N.C, expect to harvest close to 4,000 pounds of vegetables from their company’s community garden project.
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September 10, 2015

Toronto man nears his goal of 1,000 days without sugar

If you're passing through the Toronto neighborhood of Parkdale, you might notice a large sign in the window of an apartment.
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September 10, 2015
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Sugar harvest starts early with high yields, revenue

Trucks were rumbling across the scale at the Western Sugar Cooperative factory in Billings on Thursday as farmers start harvesting a near-record crop early for the second year in a row.
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September 09, 2015

American farm families expect income loss

In late August, the USDA updated its forecasts and now projects that U.S. farm income will plummet to $58.3 billion.
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September 09, 2015
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Valent launches second annual Agriculture College Scholarship Contest

Valent U.S.A. Corporation announced the launch of its second annual scholarship contest, a program related to the organization’s commitment to creating advocacy and educational opportunities for future leaders in the agriculture business sector.
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September 09, 2015
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Beet pre-pile harvest campaign going smoothly, south to north

Sugarbeet cooperatives in the region have had smooth sailing so far on their pre-pile harvest campaign, which allows them to start their factories and prepare for the full-scale harvest that starts around Oct. 1.
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September 09, 2015
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Wyoming lawmakers consider asking Congress to create GMO labeling policy

A Wyoming proposal would ask the federal government to take the lead on creating a national GMO labeling policy, if lawmakers can pass the resolution.
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September 09, 2015
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N.D. grower's pre-pile beet harvest underway

The wheat harvest is wrapped up and now Paul Fossum’s attention turns to the row crops left in the field, with special emphasis paid to the sugarbeets, at least for the next few days, and then the potato crop.
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September 09, 2015
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EPA water rule impact clear as mud, ag groups say

The new federal Clean Water Rule went into effect Aug. 28 in Washington, Oregon and California with agricultural groups still uncertain about whether the law will put farmers, ranchers and irrigation projects under more federal control.
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September 08, 2015
News

Syngenta announces actions to accelerate shareholder value creation

Syngenta announced actions to accelerate shareholder value creation through unlocking the considerable inherent worth in its global seeds portfolio.
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September 08, 2015
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Beet pre-pile going smoothly throughout the region

Sugarbeet cooperatives in the region have had smooth sailing so far on their pre-pile harvest campaign, which allows them to start their factories and prepare for the full-scale harvest that starts around Oct. 1.
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September 08, 2015
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Sugarbeet harvest comes in sweeter and earlier than usual

This fall’s harvest of sugarbeets came in sweeter and earlier than usual, thanks to good weather conditions for the spring and summer in the Big Horn Basin.
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September 08, 2015
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Sugar company offers sweet solution to smelly problem

Hold the spice, sugar has made everything nice for Wellington’s horse manure disposal—a once-bigger problem in the village.
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September 07, 2015
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Japanese group sues to stop TPP talks

A former Japanese agricultural minister is leading a legal challenge of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement that is being negotiated by 12 nations, including the U.S. and Japan.
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September 07, 2015
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Ben & Jerry’s joins support for GMO labeling law

Ice cream makers Ben & Jerry’s is joining the effort to defend Vermont’s GMO labeling law.
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September 06, 2015
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Chipotle sued over "GMO-free" claim

A California woman is suing the Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant chain.
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September 05, 2015
News

Valley Irrigation introduces new airless tire for center pivots

Growers tired of getting flat tires on their center pivots now have a new option: the Valley Revolution airless tire.
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September 04, 2015
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Exhibit shows U.S. bombing in WWII

Chen Chu-Ching (???), 83, relived memories of a World War II air raid on his hometown on Thursday at an exhibition in Tianjhong Cultural Education Park in Changhua County to commemorate the end of the war.
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September 04, 2015
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China sugar collapse awakens bulls as Thai imports quadruple

A collapse in China’s sugar production is igniting business for Thai millers, drawing down stockpiles and setting the stage for a recovery in prices.
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September 04, 2015
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Mahindra USA expects record turn out at dealer meeting

Mahindra USA hosts its fifth National Dealer Meeting (NDM) in Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 28-31, at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown and the Kansas City Convention Center.
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September 03, 2015
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Sugar rallies as production slows

Sugar prices rallied to their highest in a month Thursday as trade houses bought up sugar a discount prices in an anticipation of higher prices on the horizon as production slows.
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September 03, 2015
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Deadline to enroll in key farm bill safety net programs approaches

USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini reminds farmers and ranchers that they have until Sept. 30 to enroll in several key Farm Bill safety net programs – Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC), Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and the Margin Protection Pro
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September 03, 2015
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Agribotix unveils new, integrated drone-enabled agricultural intelligence solution

Agribotix LLC and AGCO have partnered to bring a turnkey agricultural intelligence solution to market.
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September 03, 2015
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AgSense, Valley Irrigation launch CommanderVP

AgSense and Valley Irrigation announce the release of the CommanderVP, a new remote monitoring and control solution for Valley control panels.
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September 03, 2015
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Syngenta may seek partners, JVs after product review

Syngenta AG may seek partners to help improve its product lineup after a thorough review in the wake of a rebuffed takeover approach from Monsanto Co., the agrichemicals group's chairman told a Swiss newspaper.
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September 03, 2015
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Michigan Sugar starts beet harvest

Beets are rolling into Michigan Sugar Co.'s processing plants as early as ever this year, as officials prepare for what could be another record-breaking crop.
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September 03, 2015

Sidney Sugars hires ag manager

Sidney Sugars Inc. will promote Duane Peters as agricultural manager, to replace Russ Fullmer who will retire in December after 30 years in the industry.
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September 03, 2015
News

New Holland FR Forage Cruiser

The model year 2016 New Holland FR Forage Cruiser self-propelled forage harvesters deliver consistently high forage quality and industry-leading crop processing efficiency.
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September 02, 2015
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Sugar Association launches new family focused website section

Making the right choices for your family can often be challenging—especially in the face of so much conflicting advice and information.
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September 02, 2015
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Judge considers scope of water rule injunction

Attorneys filed written arguments with a North Dakota judge Tuesday as to whether his temporary injunction blocking EPA’s Clean Water Rule should apply to all 50 states.
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September 02, 2015
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Rubio: A spoonful of sugar keeps the terrorists away

Marco Rubio has warned that if sugar subsidies are removed, the terrorists will win.
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September 02, 2015
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Commentary: “I’m from the EPA; trust me”

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has not been shy about pushing for a new clean water rule that extended its already considerable authority over land everywhere in the nation.
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September 01, 2015
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USDA reassigns domestic sugar allocations

The USDA’s Commodity Credit Corp. on Aug. 28 said it reassigned 19,510 tons of surplus cane sugar and 31,896 tons of surplus beet sugar marketing allocations among domestic processors for fiscal 2015 (2014-15 marketing year).
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September 01, 2015
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Amalgamated works to increase sugar in each beet

Amalgamated Sugar Co. plans to commence with early harvest on Sept. 8 and open its factories two days later, in anticipation of a crop officials are optimistic will set a fifth consecutive yield record.
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September 01, 2015
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Grassley: Congress should cut EPA’s WOTUS funds

Congressional efforts to stop EPA’s Clean Water Rule, formerly known as Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS), will resume next week when lawmakers return from their summer recess.
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September 01, 2015
News

Holly Seed reaches century mark in business

When Holly Seed moved into Sheridan in 1915, they were expanding rapidly.
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September 01, 2015

Clean Water Rule legal wrangling continues

The district court judge in North Dakota who last week issued the preliminary injunction against the EPA’s Clean Water Rule is going to decide whether his order applies to all 50 states, or just the 13 involved in the lawsuit.
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September 01, 2015

Beck’s collaborates with John Deere for seamless data transfer

Beck’s announced a collaboration between its secure, web-based precision ag tool, FARMserver, and John Deere’s Operations Center in MyJohnDeere.com to improve data flow and connectivity.
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