November 19, 2019

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FSA director tells farmers: schedule county meetings

HURON -- South Dakota's farmers may think they've applied for all the programs they can to help mitigate some of the losses brought on by extreme weather and the Trade War, but South Dakota's Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Paul Shubeck says there may be other resources available.

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Friday 11/08/2019
$800 million in disaster aid to farmers hit by hurricanes

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The federal government announced $800 million in aid Friday to farmers in three southern states that were devastated by last year's hurricanes.

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Wednesday 11/06/2019
BQA certification will be held in Mitchell Nov. 21

BROOKINGS -- To help beef producers meet Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certification expectations, SDSU Extension will host an in-person BQA certification course on Nov. 21 from 2-4 p.m. in the Technology Center Amphitheater at Mitchell Technical Institute (MTI) in Mitchell

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Tuesday 11/05/2019
Wisconsin Senate to vote on firing agriculture secretary

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin's Republican-controlled Senate prepared Tuesday to fire the state agriculture secretary appointed by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, the latest in a series of skirmishes between the governor and the GOP that comes as Wisconsin is losing dairy farmers at a record pace.

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Thursday 10/31/2019
Scientists say quarter of all pigs could die of swine fever

SYDNEY (AP) -- Around a quarter of the world's pigs are expected to die from African swine fever as authorities grapple with a complex disease spreading rapidly in the globalization era, the World Organization for Animal Health's president said Thursday.

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Wednesday 10/30/2019
Cranberry farmers want to build solar panels over their bogs

CARVER, Mass. (AP) -- Plummeting cranberry prices and the country's ongoing trade wars have America's cranberry industry eyeing a possible new savior: solar power.

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Tuesday 10/29/2019
Vermont remembers farmer who refused to sell for interstate

ASCUTNEY, Vt. (AP) -- A symbol of progress overtaking the state's agricultural past -- a tree that once shaded a farm now largely buried beneath Interstate 91 -- is dying and must be cut down.

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Wednesday 10/16/2019
Farmers blame Trump for biofuels rule they view as betrayal

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Farmers and biofuel industry officials are reacting angrily to a rule released by the Environmental Protection Agency that they say doesn't uphold a promise President Donald Trump made to fulfill the intent of an ethanol law passed by Congress.

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Thursday 10/10/2019
Spain: Olive farmers protest low prices, US tariff plans

MADRID (AP) -- Several thousand olive farmers have marched through Spain's capital to protest plunging prices and to demand protection from tariffs the United States plans to levy on European Union on agriculture products.

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Wednesday 10/09/2019
State Hand Cornpicking Contest is Sunday

The South Dakota Hand Cornpicking Contest, sponsored by Dakota Heritage, will be held on Sunday near Colton. The site is on 464th Ave. and a half-mile east on 248th St. (elevator grounds).

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Tuesday 10/08/2019
Unions sue USDA seeking to halt new pork processing rule

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The union representing workers at pork processing plants sued the federal government on Monday to challenge a new rule that allows companies to set line speeds and turn over more food safety tasks to company employees.

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Monday 10/07/2019
Stay safe this harvest season

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -- As the busy harvest season gets under way, Otter Tail Power Company reminds farmers to pay special attention to what's above their heads and within reach of their machinery while completing harvest work.

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Friday 10/04/2019
Judge declines to block fake-meat law; appeal is filed

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A federal judge has declined to block a Missouri law that bans companies from labeling plant-based meat products or meat substitutes as meat.

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Thursday 10/03/2019
Iowa meat plant defends how its workers are treated

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) -- An Iowa pork processing plant is working to address Micronesia's concerns about the treatment of some of its citizens who work at the plant.

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Wednesday 10/02/2019
South Korea confirms 2 more swine fever cases

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea on Wednesday confirmed two additional cases of African swine fever near its border with North Korea despite heightened efforts to contain the epidemic that has wiped out pig populations across Asia.

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Tuesday 10/01/2019
EU agriculture chief nominee warns of loss of more farms

BRUSSELS (AP) -- The candidate to become the European Union's agriculture commissioner says a key goal is promoting the survival of small and family farms.

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Monday 09/30/2019
New California lab seeks cure to deadly citrus disease

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) -- In a lab southeast of Los Angeles, researchers are opening a new front in the yearslong battle against a tiny pest that has wreaked havoc on citrus groves around the world.

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Friday 09/27/2019
Organic farmer talks about sustainability of operation

Charlie Johnson has a vision for farming that includes healthy soil and vibrant communities, one that he shared on Thursday night at the Madison Public Library.

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Wednesday 09/25/2019
Group sues US for details about impact of grazing program

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- An environmental group says the U.S. government is keeping details secret about a cattle grazing program in six Western states that could be harming habitat and endangered species.

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Tuesday 09/24/2019
South Korea confirms 4th swine fever case in a week

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea's African swine fever crisis intensified Tuesday with lab tests confirming the fourth case in a week from a farm near its border with North Korea.

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