August 31, 2016
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RRV Sugarbeet Museum Harvest Festival set for Sept. 11

The Red River Valley Sugarbeet Museum hosts its 12th annual Harvest Festival on Sunday, Sept. 11.
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August 31, 2016
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Driver injured in sugarbeet truck crash

A semi truck hauling a load of sugarbeets drove off the road and tipped onto the driver's side Wednesday, Aug. 17, injuring the driver, the Richland County Sheriff's Office reported.
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August 31, 2016
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Berg’s goodbye to American Crystal Sugar sweetened with philosophy

David Berg and his family on Friday said their goodbyes to a few hundred of the friends they’ve made during his time at American Crystal Sugar Co., in Moorhead, Minn.
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August 31, 2016
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USDA closes offices following threats

Several news entities are reporting the USDA has shut down offices in five states due to anonymous threats.
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August 30, 2016
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Betaseed upgrades beet seed plant

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August 30, 2016
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33rd International Sweetener Symposium

From Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Aug. 1-3.
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August 30, 2016
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Farmers seek legal fees from GMO ban supporters

A judge here is considering whether parties that unsuccessfully defended a legal challenge to Josephine County’s GMO ban should pay the plaintiff farmers’ attorney fees.
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August 29, 2016
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Idaho seeks growers’ input on pollinator plan

The Idaho State Department of Agriculture is forming a committee of agricultural organizations and other stakeholders to help devise a statewide plan protecting the health of pollinating insects.
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August 29, 2016
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Land rents must decline, analyst says

Farmland rental rates are unsustainably high and must come down if crop production is to remain economically viable.
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August 28, 2016
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6th Circuit Court to hear challenge to Clean Water Act

A challenge to the Clean Water Act will be heard by the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati after the 11th Circuit Court declined to hear a challenge to the case.
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August 27, 2016
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Millennial generation will soon be face of agriculture

As younger people move into managing roles in agriculture and society, adjusting to changes in the workplace and the market can present a challenge.
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August 26, 2016
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NFU wants Congress to act on "growing rural crisis"

The National Farmers Union (NFU) says Congress needs to help struggling farmers when it comes back for its final session of the year.
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August 26, 2016
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Senate committee to hold ag consolidation hearing

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley says he’ll hold a hearing on the increasing consolidation within the seed and chemical industry.
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August 25, 2016
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Sugar Association questions AHA "Scientific Statement" on added sugars recommendation for kids

The release of the AHA’s Scientific Statement on added sugars and kids is baffling.
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August 25, 2016
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Michigan starts early beet harvest

Early season sugarbeet harvest for Michigan Sugar Company growers started this week.
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August 25, 2016
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Poll shows TPP has support

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall says that the more people know about the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, the more they will support it.
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August 25, 2016
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Nation's first soda tax working. Can success last?

Nothing kills a sweet tooth like a soda tax.
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August 24, 2016
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Sugar prices jump as physical order sparks increased demand expectations

Sugar futures are seeing renewed buying interest this week, following a stagnant period, as news of a large physical order for sugar on Monday sparked the sentiment that demand for the commodity could be better than expected, and this caused an influx of
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August 24, 2016
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A sweet closure for Berg

When Dave Berg attends his last board meeting Wednesday, Aug. 24, for American Crystal Sugar Co., he will be just days from wrapping up nine years as the company's CEO and 29 years with the largest player in the nation's sugar industry.
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August 24, 2016
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Sweetener used in chewing gum, mints poses deadly threats to dogs

A common sweetener found in things like sugar-free gum and mints can be toxic to dogs.
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August 24, 2016
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American Heart Association releases new guidelines for kids' sugar consumption

There's now an important new target for parents regarding the amount of added sugar your kids should eat each day.
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August 23, 2016
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Evaporated cane juice not just added sugar

Whole Foods and other food retailers for wealthy elites have been charged with being deceptive, because they add sugar to products but call it 'evaporated cane juice' instead of what it really is - refined sugar.
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August 22, 2016
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Imperial Sugar and the town it helped create

Texas might have been built by Big Oil, but Big Sugar had a head start.
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August 21, 2016
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Keira Knightley to play Sugar Plum Fairy in Disney remake

English actress Keira Knightley has landed the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy in Disney’s upcoming remake of classic Christmas story The Nutcracker.
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August 20, 2016
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Excess water creates challenges for early beet harvest

It seems like 2016 will be an above average season for sugarbeets and that's the good news.
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August 19, 2016
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New questions over California water project

Critics and a state lawmaker say they want more explanations on who’s paying for a proposed $16 billion water project backed by Gov. Jerry Brown, after a leading California water district said Brown’s administration was offering government funding to fini
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August 18, 2016
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Peterson calls separating farm bill from SNAP "bad idea"

The ranking member of the House Ag Committee says the next Farm Bill should not be separated from the federal nutrition program, or SNAP.
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August 17, 2016
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Obama continues to press for trade agreement

Despite vocal opposition from both presidential candidates, President Obama continues to press for ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal.
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August 16, 2016
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AgCatalyst 2016 set for Minneapolis

Connecting and engaging with farmers in today’s digital age provides new challenges and opportunities for agricultural communications professionals.
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August 16, 2016
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Three FFA chapters win money for convention trips to Indy

The world’s population is predicted to grow to 9.3 billion by 2050, up from 6.9 billion in 2010.
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August 15, 2016
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Debate continues on QR codes for GMO food labels

Now that a law requiring food companies to make GMO ingredient disclosures on packaging has been signed, debate over what those labels should look like continues.
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August 15, 2016
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Farmers market growth continues

There are more than 8,600 farmers markets in the U.S. and the USDA says the demand for local foods remains strong.
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August 14, 2016
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Drone marketer's customer is the agronomy professional

An unmanned aircraft dealer says the machines are finding their place among agronomy professionals who fly them as a service to farmers.
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August 13, 2016
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Bayer explores asteroid mining technology for crops

A potential “out-of-this-world” crop management tool is being explored by Bayer CropScience.
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August 12, 2016
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"Drone Rodeo" in Pendleton will showcase agricultural technology

Organizers say a two-day “drone rodeo” in Pendleton, Ore., this month will demonstrate the future of digital agriculture.
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August 12, 2016
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Small food companies ponder response to new GMO labeling law

A new law that requires food makers to label the packaging of any products that contain genetically modified ingredients has small and medium-sized manufacturers facing some big decisions.
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August 12, 2016
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Are cover crop roots plugging tile lines?

A conservation specialist says there has been increased concern that cover crops roots could be clogging drainage tiles.
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August 11, 2016
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WSU to host conference on automating agriculture

Washington State University scientists will host an international conference Aug. 15-17 in SeaTac on new and developing farm technology.
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August 11, 2016
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Owyhee Reservoir could have carryover of160,000 acre-feet

There could be as much as 160,000 acre-feet of carryover water left in the Owyhee Reservoir when the 2016 irrigation season ends.
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August 11, 2016
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New Max Systems product aids irrigation

A gentle rainfall is nearly always welcomed by crop producers, including those who rely on irrigation to produce a profitable yield.
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August 11, 2016
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New Kuhn Krause Excelerator 8005 Vertical Tillage System

The new Excelerator 8005 builds on the superior vertical tillage performance growers have come to expect from Kuhn Krause products.
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August 11, 2016
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Fate of Clean Water Rule undecided

The director of regulatory relations for American Farm Bureau says there’s a strong possibility the EPA’s Clean Water Rule, in its current form, will never be implemented.
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August 10, 2016
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There’s a decent chance the sugar on your table came from C&H Sugar

There’s a decent chance the sugar on your table came from one of the Bay Area’s oldest companies.
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August 09, 2016
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Worries mount over swollen U.S. refined beet sugar inventories

Worries are mounting that beet sugar companies may default on U.S. government loans as sugar inventories swell, heightening pressure on the U.S. government to rework a 2014 trade pact with Mexico, experts said.
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August 09, 2016
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Irish Beverage Council warns sugar tax won't work

The Irish Beverage Council (IBC) has warned that the introduction of a 10 cent sugar tax on a can of soft drink would result in a loss to the Exchequer of $38.8 million in revenue a year.
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August 09, 2016
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Sidney Sugars beet growers tops in sugar percentage

Sugarbeet producers in the Sidney Sugars region in the Yellowstone Valley are some of the top beet growers in the nation, producing a high percentage of sugar in their beets each year.
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August 09, 2016
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Idaho growers expect record beet yield, high-quality spuds

Idaho growers anticipate digging another record-yielding sugarbeet crop and potatoes with excellent quality, thanks to ideal weather during the critical points of this growing season.
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August 09, 2016
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Why sugarbeet farmers are all in on GMOs

Duck Younggren seems to be in the right line of business for someone with a sweet tooth.
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August 06, 2016
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S. Idaho woman pleads guilty to felony grand theft

A south-central Idaho woman authorities say worked with a state brand inspector to steal money from her employer has pleaded guilty to felony grand theft.
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August 05, 2016
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Computer scientist develops smart app for growers

Chandra Krintz has always had an admiration for agriculture, having grown up on a farm in Indiana. But her first love has always been computers.
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August 04, 2016
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Montana man sentenced for Clean Water Act violations

A judge sentenced a Montana man to 18 months in prison Wednesday for violating the federal Clean Water Act as protesters outside the courthouse decried the charges as government overreach.
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August 03, 2016
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Bald eagles soar, can come off state list

The bald eagle has made an “incredible recovery,” according to a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife report, which recommends removing the national bird from the list of state-protected species.
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August 02, 2016
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GMO spud sponsors Boise Olympic cyclist

Boise cyclist Kristin Armstrong will head to the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro with the apparent distinction of being the first athlete ever sponsored by a crop bred using biotechnology.
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August 01, 2016
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What a GMO ban would do to economy and environment

The production and use of GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) is one of the most controversial agricultural topics worldwide.
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