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Friday, September 3,2010

Biodiesel companies struggle continues

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Even before the $1-pergallon biodiesel blenders credit expired at the end of 2009, U.S. biodiesel producers were in a tight economic spot.

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Friday, September 3,2010

Ag exports set to increase

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U.S. farm exports are forecast to increase to $113 billion in fiscal year 2011, the second-largest total on record, amid reduced competition from Russia and neighboring countries hit by drought, the Agriculture Department said last Tuesday..

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Friday, August 27,2010

EPA planning new approach to nonpoint-source water pollution

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week released a draft clean water strategy that outlines plans for new rules and other initiatives the agency says will prevent water quality from degrading, bet- ter manage pollution from animal...

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Friday, August 27,2010

Conservation lease turns into ownership

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When lottery players hit the jackpot, theyre usually set for life. Not so for Shane and Kristi Daniels.

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Friday, August 27,2010

Bill in California would help farm workers unionize

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The temperature was nearly 100 degrees as 17-year-old Maria Vasquez Jimenez pruned grapes for nine hours at a vineyard near Stockton in Californias Central Valley.

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Friday, July 9,2010

Farmers, labor groups say illegal immigrants not taking away ag jobs

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When Loren Greenfields family built Hilltop Dairy in 2002, they had a lot of early labor help from the surrounding community. High school and college students came to help milk at first, but local workers quickly disappeared.

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Friday, July 9,2010

Monsanto, BASF to develop GM wheat

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Monsanto Co. said last week they will nearly double their investments into an already established joint venture to develop biotech crops, expanding their efforts to include a focus on wheat, a key food crop that as yet has no commercialized biotech variety.

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Friday, July 9,2010

Farmers, labor groups say illegal immigrants not taking away ag jobs

by DTN
When Loren Greenfields family built Hilltop Dairy in 2002, they had a lot of early labor help from the surrounding community. High school and college students came to help milk at first, but local workers quickly disappeared.

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Friday, July 9,2010

Monsanto, BASF to develop GM wheat

by DTN
Monsanto Co. said last week they will nearly double their investments into an already established joint venture to develop biotech crops, expanding their efforts to include a focus on wheat, a key food crop that as yet has no commercialized biotech variety.

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Friday, July 2,2010

USDA increases corn acreage projection

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Corn acreage is up 2 percent and soybean acreage is up 2 percent over a year ago, according to USDAs Planted Acreage report released early last Wednesday.

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