November 30, 2016
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Alta. growers wrap up beet harvest

Southern Alberta’s sugarbeet harvest is complete, comprising more than 820,000 tonnes of beets and an average yield of 28.67 tonnes per acre.
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November 29, 2016
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Celebrate Idaho Ag Days Dec. 2-3

Two major events, Celebrating Idaho Agriculture and Ag Days, will draw hundreds of students, alumni and friends to events on the University of Idaho campus Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2-3.
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November 27, 2016
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Brady says Trump shouldn't withdraw from TPP

Texas Congressman Kevin Brady says if the US were to abandon TPP, the country would lose access to a critical market.
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November 26, 2016
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New aerial survey identifies more than 100 million dead trees in California

The U.S. Forest Service has committed significant resources to help impacted forests, including reprioritizing $43 million in California in fiscal year 2016 to conduct safety-focused restoration along roads, trails and recreation sites.
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November 25, 2016
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West Coast H-2A minimum wage likely to increase

As it increases, it’s increasing farmers’ production costs.
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November 24, 2016
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State and local GMO bans declared legal

Federal law does not pre-empt state or local governments from banning genetically engineered crops that have been deregulated by USDA, according to a federal appeals court.
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November 23, 2016
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USDA, EPA announce U.S. food loss and waste 2030 champions

EPA estimates that more food reaches landfills and incinerators than any other single material in our everyday trash, about 21 percent of the waste stream.
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November 22, 2016
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Support agriculture by being an "AgVocate"

There has been a growing disconnect between those who are involved with agriculture and the overall consumer base.
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November 21, 2016
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Judge: Hawaii counties can't regulate GMOs and pesticides

Circuit Judge Consuelo M. Callahan on Friday upheld a lower court's decision that said Hawaii law prohibits counties from regulating agricultural matters.
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November 21, 2016
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Estate tax repeal unlikely soon

A financial adviser says farmers shouldn’t count on a reduction in estate taxes any time soon.
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November 20, 2016
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Exploring direction of next farm bill

Ohio State University professor emeritus Carl Zulauf says president-elect Trump’s level of involvement in crafting the 2018 farm bill could impact its direction.
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November 19, 2016
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Trump election leaves agriculture awaiting clarification on issues

Rabobank analysts say Republican-controlled executive and legislative branches could “mean swift action when the new administration takes office.”
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November 19, 2016
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Kinze asks judge to block Deere's info request

Two major players in the precision planting business are battling in court.
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November 18, 2016
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Should sugar be labeled GMO?

The executive vice president of the American Sugarbeet Growers Association says there is no reason to disclose if sugar comes from GMO sugarbeets.
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November 18, 2016
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FAO director-general calls for action on climate change

Several years ago Trump tweeted that climate change is a hoax created by the Chinese to hurt U.S. manufacturing competitiveness.
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November 18, 2016
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Sugar industry excitied about Trump's trade views

A U.S. sugar industry leader says they are looking forward to working with the new administration.
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November 18, 2016
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Torrey steps down from Trump's transition team

Michael Torrey has resigned from President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team because of the new administration’s five-year lobbying ban.
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November 18, 2016
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Ousted Kansas representative wants top USDA post

The Topeka Capital Journal reports the outspoken Republican says he sent his resume to Trump’s team.
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November 18, 2016
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Get new perspectives on weed control

The WSSA’s annual meeting is scheduled for Feb. 6-9, 2017, in Tucson, Ariz.
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November 18, 2016
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Congress could push to split 2018 farm bill

An ag economist says House agriculture leadership has signaled it wants to re-examine the possibility of separating the nutrition title from the farm bill.
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November 18, 2016
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Michelin celebrates unsung heroes of transportation

The social and digital media initiative celebrates millions of transportation industry heroes who work tirelessly behind the scenes to keep the holidays moving forward.
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November 18, 2016
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NRCS launches new Conservation Stewardship Program

NRCS is now taking applications for the 2017 CSP sign-up.
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November 17, 2016
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California ag leader optimistic about trade under Trump

When it comes to what specific policies President-elect Trump will pursue, no one has a crystal ball.
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November 16, 2016
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California adds to "GMO-free" zones

Add Sonoma County, Calif., to the list of counties in that state prohibiting farmers from raising genetically modified crops.
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November 16, 2016
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Statement on passing of George H. Wedgworth

Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida mourns the loss of its founder George H. Wedgworth, 88, who died today.
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November 16, 2016
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Sugarbeet growers laud Betaseed varieties

Growers who planted Betaseed beet seed in 2016 have not been disappointed.
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November 16, 2016
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Ontario seeks to expand sugarbeet acreage to meet processing plant needs

Ontario farmers will need to quadruple the province’s sugarbeet acreage if plans for a new processing plant at Sarnia move forward.
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November 15, 2016
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‘Demographics Aren’t Destiny’ And Four Other Things This Election Taught Me

There are a few lessons we can learn from the results and a few myths we can hopefully now put to bed.
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November 15, 2016
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Why Danny Hakim’s New York Times GMO exposé misleads

The article is far from ‘extensive’, is inaccurate and thoroughly misleading.
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November 15, 2016
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Doubts about the promised bounty of genetically modified crops

The controversy over genetically modified crops has long focused on largely unsubstantiated fears that they are unsafe to eat.
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November 15, 2016
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GMO seeds are sustaining Colorado’s sugarbeet farms

Sugar extracted from the beets shows no trace of genetic modification even though farmers began using genetically modified beet seeds eight years ago.
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November 15, 2016
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EPA celebrates America Recycles Day

The national recycling rate has more than quadrupled from 7 to 34 percent since 1976, and the slogan Reduce, Reuse, Recycle has become a well-used phrase in American life.
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November 14, 2016
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Syngenta Agricultural Scholarship national award winners announced

Syngenta congratulates the national winners of the third annual Syngenta Agricultural Scholarship essay contest: master’s winner Sharon Perrone of the University of Minnesota and bachelor’s winner Abigail Arthaud of Oklahoma State University.
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November 13, 2016
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Farm economy sees some plateauing

The weakening farm economy is starting to plateau in some areas of the Midwest.
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November 12, 2016
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Industry funded studies don't find sweet drinks linked to obesity, diabetes

Do sugar-sweetened beverages like soda and fruit drinks cause obesity and diabetes?
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November 11, 2016
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Is this a good time to expand your operation?

An ag business consultant says, for some farmers, this might be a good time to expand by buying additional land.
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November 10, 2016
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China ties could benefit sugar industry – SRA

The warming relationship between Manila and Beijing could have long-term benefits for the local sugar industry.
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November 09, 2016
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Farmers must urge Hispanic employees not to panic

Throughout the campaign, Donald Trump has touted extreme immigration reform.
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November 09, 2016
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Trump’s win deadly threat to stopping climate change

Most of President Obama’s efforts on the clean energy front were made using his executive powers — powers that will now allow Trump to fulfill many of his promises to completely defund climate action and gut environmental protection.
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November 09, 2016
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Soda taxes sweep out West

Four U.S. cities passed ballot initiatives Tuesday night that will impose taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages.
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November 09, 2016
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How long can you hang on?

A farm management specialist says all sectors of agriculture are facing declining farm incomes.
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November 09, 2016
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Grassley calls for new farm bill in 2017

Iowa U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley is calling for a new farm bill to be completed in 2017.
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November 09, 2016
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Record beet harvest isn't good news for everyone

The season is almost over for one of our area's largest cash crops.
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November 08, 2016
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Minn-Dak Farmers makes tough choice, keep beets in fields

Minn-Dak's total crop is 3.25 million tons, up from the 3.1-million-ton record crop in 2010.
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November 08, 2016
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Drone certification required for commercial use

An extension educator says commercial agricultural drone operators will need certification under new Federal Aviation Administration rules.
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November 07, 2016
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Beet harvest winds down

The sugarbeet harvest campaign is largely finished in the Red River Valley, with American Crystal Sugar Co. shareholders setting records by more than 9 percent.
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November 07, 2016
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Health insurance causing stress for farmers

Rising health care costs are causing additional financial stress for many farm families while commodity prices remain low.
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November 07, 2016
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TPP clears main hurdle in Japan's parliament

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement has cleared its main hurdle in Japan’s parliament, but not without controversy.
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November 07, 2016
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Britain's cane sugar refiner sees only upside to hard Brexit

Once a week, a bulk freighter sails up the River Thames to a refinery in the docks of east London to offload tonnes of brown raw cane sugar - just over half the traffic prior to tighter EU rules introduced in 2009.
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November 06, 2016
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Michigan beet crop suffers low sugar content

The summer’s strange weather is resulting in a sugarbeet crop that is OK on tonnage but low on sugar content.
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November 05, 2016
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Applications available for Conservation Stewardship Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service will accept and process applications for enrollment in the Conservation Stewardship Program.
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November 05, 2016
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Platte County beet harvest underway

Trucks are rolling, diggers are spinning and beet tops are flying as sugarbeet harvest continues in Platte County.
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November 04, 2016
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USDA accepting nominations for trade advisory committees

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is accepting nominations for new members to serve on its agricultural trade advisory committees.
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November 04, 2016
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Shooting past 30 tons of beets

The story of the 2016 area sugarbeet harvest is the soaring finish.
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November 03, 2016
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Sugarbeets – a reliable source of biofuel?

A team of researchers that includes University of Maryland Eastern Shore agriculture, food and resource sciences professors is scratching the surface of a new frontier searching for alternatives to fossil fuels that power combustion engines.
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November 02, 2016
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Push continues for TPP vote

House Speaker Paul Ryan is being urged to schedule a vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership in the lame duck session of Congress.
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November 02, 2016
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Alberta growers see near record-setting beet harvest

The 28,000-acre southern Alberta sugarbeet harvest is nearing completion with the possibility of record-breaking yields.
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November 01, 2016
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N.D. basketball coach charged with beet theft

The head coach of the Cavalier boy's basketball team faces a theft charge after authorities say he took beets from a farmer he was working for without permission to bait deer on his property.
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November 01, 2016
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Mud bogs down harvest of record beet crop

Amalgamated Sugar Co. growers know they’ve raised their best-ever beet crop, but harvesting it has become a muddy ordeal.
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November 01, 2016
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Nutritionists seeking distance from food industry

Take a trip with Sugar Cane and Sugar Beet, cheery cartoon characters in a coloring book.
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