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Producers, others discuss avian flu epidemic with legislators

Producers, others discuss avian flu epidemic with legislators

OLIVIA, Minn.-Jeff Barber found himself on the front line in the avian influenza epidemic in April when one of his turkey flocks became the first to be infected in Nobles County.

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Six more cases of bird flu found in Minnesota

WILLMAR, Minn. -- After nearly two weeks without any new cases of avian influenza, six new cases of bird flu were reported Tuesday in Minnesota commercial turkey flocks.

Renville braces for economic impact of bird flu

Renville braces for economic impact of bird flu

RENVILLE — Residents in the community of Renville are beginning to see first-hand the toll that the avian influenza epidemic is taking.

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Ag businesses fail to fill jobs

Ag businesses fail to fill jobs

BISMARCK — Despite increased enrollment in agriculture-related studies, job demand outweighs the number of graduates, with the industry expecting to be unable to fill 22,500 positions each year.

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New generation of farmers brings challenges, satisfaction

New generation of farmers brings challenges, satisfaction

ADAMS, N.D.—Alex Bata didn't expect to be a farmer.

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Silicon Valley meets Dakota farmers

FARGO, N.D. -- Farmers Business Network, a California-based, farmer-to-farmer agronomic information network, will hold launch parties in Sioux Falls, S.D., and Fargo, N.D., in early June, a new link between Silicon Valley and the I-29 corridor in the eastern Dakotas.

Study estimates bird flu costs in Minnesota $310 million

Study estimates bird flu costs in Minnesota $310 million

The University of Minnesota Extension Service says the bird flu outbreaks since March 4 have cost the state's turkey and poultry industries nearly $310 million.

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NDSU cattle complex among best in nation

NDSU cattle complex among best in nation

FARGO -- Trent Gilbery can tell you how much feed any steer in the herd ate on any given day and how long it took the animal to eat.

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Group to hold meetings to raise $1M for processing plant in Cavalier, N.D.

CAVALIER N.D.-Organizers of a proposed livestock processing plant in Cavalier, N.D., will host meetings in five communities over the next two weeks in an effort to raise $1 million from local investors.

Crops 'dodged a bullet' after temperatures didn't hit lows expected

LANGDON, N.D. – Though it's too soon to be sure, North Dakota and northwest Minnesota appear to have avoided significant frost damage overnight Tuesday.

World Trade Organization rules against meat labeling

BISMARCK -- The World Trade Organization ruled against the U.S. Monday, saying labels stating where meat is raised discriminate against livestock from Canada and Mexico.

Companies showcase drone usage in Bismarck

Companies showcase drone usage in Bismarck

BISMARCK -- Companies presented their use of drone technologies and how they are changing the world during the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Roadshow in Bismarck.

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Study puts Minnesota economic loss from bird flu at $310 million

Study puts Minnesota economic loss from bird flu at $310 million

ST. PAUL -- For Minnesota, avian influenza represents a $309.9 million loss and counting, according to an economic impact analysis by the University of Minnesota Extension.

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Cold snap not yet fatal for North Dakota crops, agriculturalists say

FARGO — Cold temperatures last week threatened early-emerging crops in the Dakotas and Minnesota, but there were no widespread reports of freeze damage.

Beef prices continue to rise as grilling season approaches

Beef prices continue to rise as grilling season approaches

GRAND FORKS—Grillers will likely be greeted by higher beef prices this summer, a trend caused in part by slowed production.

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