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Saturday, October 29,2011

Survey raises doubts on consumer views regarding U.S. ag feeding the world

by DTN
Consumers want the U.S. to help other countries feed themselves rather than relying on American farmers to feed the world, according to a food-industry survey released last week.

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Saturday, October 29,2011

Controlling destructive wild hogs

by DTN
The fast-proliferating critters may make exciting target shooting, but farmers in a large swath of the U.S. find wild hogs to be a serious— and expensive— pest.

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Saturday, October 29,2011

Women take more active production role on farm

by DTN
“Farming’s not like it used to be where you needed a strong back and a weak mind,” said Katie’s father, Joe. “Now, it’s better to have a strong mind and weak back.

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Monday, October 24,2011

Committees propose taking $23 billion from farm programs

by DTN
House and Senate Agriculture committee leaders failed to finalize a letter the Friday before last on proposed farm bill budget cuts and a rewrite of farm programs that they were planning to send to the super committee on deficit reduction, but were expected to send it last week.

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Monday, October 24,2011

Ag groups back revenue-based plan

by DTN
The American Soybean Association (ASA), the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), and the National Farmers Union (NFU) are backing the House and Senate Ag Committee leaders decision to recommend to the deficit super committee that farm bill spending be cut by up to $23 billion over 10 years.

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Monday, October 24,2011

Farm lobbies, lawmakers aggressively push agendas

by DTN
Fights began breaking out last Tuesday among agriculture interests over what the super committee might do with the farm bill, even though no one knows how the leaders of the House and Senate agriculture committees are planning to move ahead with the proposal that they sent to the super committee last Monday.

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Friday, October 14,2011

Land appeals as safe haven

by DTN
Its not just the summer of $7 corn that superheated Midwest land markets. Investors rattled by the prospect of a double-dip recession still see U.S. farmland as a safe haven amid economic turmoil. That surge of nontraditional buyers lessens the threat of a downturn in farmland values anytime soon, real estate and Wall Street experts contend.

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Friday, October 14,2011

Cows and heifers gold as producers look for replacements

by DTN
Bred females and heifers are going to be gold on the hoof this fall, especially across parts of the south.

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Friday, October 7,2011

Effect of drying distillers grains on nutrient metabolism

by DTN
For the study, Erickson and fellow researchers compared cattle on four diets: a corn-based control diet, WDG plus solubles, modified distillers grains (MDG) plus solubles, and DDG plus solubles. In the latter three diets, distillers grains were fed at 40 percent of the dry matter.

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Friday, September 30,2011

Fight over pipeline weighs value of oil and water

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Standing outside waiting for a U.S. State Department hearing on the Keystone XL pipeline, rancher Todd Cone described the water around his area in north-central Nebraska.

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