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Farmers fight for control of Lake Oahe lands

Farmers fight for control of Lake Oahe lands

Herb Grenz looks across the expanse of his crops on the east side of the Missouri River and wonders if the 2015 North Dakota Legislature will offer a...

Farmers weigh crop insurance options

Farmers weigh crop insurance options

Upper Midwest farmers are wrapping up harvest. Now, with help from government employees, agricultural economists and others, they’re beginning their n...

Veteran credits farm skills, strength for WWII survival

Veteran credits farm skills, strength for WWII survival

TAYLOR, N.D. — Grant G. Gullickson says if it hadn’t been for his farm-ranch background in Stark County, N.D., he might not have achieved the success ...

Record run for spring wheat

Record run for spring wheat

Jerry Kruger, a long-time Warren, Minn., wheat farmer, remembers when a spring wheat crop that yielded 40 beshels per acre was cause for celebration....

Ethanol plants depend on rail service improvement to prevent shutdowns

Ethanol plants depend on rail service improvement to prevent shutdowns

Jim Seurer says only “plain old action” can prevent serious impacts from rail delays on the ethanol industry this winter and beyond....

Grain prices updated daily

Grain prices updated daily

US to appeal WTO ruling against COOL

The U.S. government has decided to appeal the World Trade Organization ruling against the U.S. program of country-of-origin labeling for red meat. A WTO panel found that the U.S. program discriminated against Canadian and Mexican beef and pork, but affirmed the U.S. government’s right to label meat by country of origin. The Canadian and Mexican governments brought the case against the United States.

Analysis criticizes federal crop insurance

A new analysis from the Minnesota-based Land Stewardship Project is critical of the federally subsidized crop insurance program.

US lodges new appeal at WTO in meat labeling dispute

The U.S. lodged an appeal on Nov. 28 to challenge a World Trade Organization ruling it says failed to bring its meat labeling laws into line with global trade rules. Canada and Mexico won a WTO ruling three years ago that said the U.S. rules illegally discriminated against imported meat.

Deere says equipment sales to fall further as farm incomes drop

Deere says equipment sales to fall further as farm incomes drop

Deere & Co. says it expects equipment sales to fall further as lower grain prices discourage farmers from buying tractors, harvesters and other machinery. Shares of the world’s largest farm equipment maker fell as much as 4 percent in premarket trading.

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Forget the brisket - U.S. beef prices still spiraling up

Forget the brisket - U.S. beef prices still spiraling up

Retail prices for U.S. beef and pork, already at record highs, will increase significantly again in 2015 on a combination of disease and the drought in Southern Plains, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says.

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WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek

WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek

Join Editor Lisa Gibson for a glimpse into the Dec. 1 issue of Agweek. The cover story explores the sheep industry and one family that serves as a perfect example of how the industry could be poised for growth. Agweek also will look at criticisms of farm bill safety-net programs and hear what farmers and experts have to say about the federal payments. The Dec. 1 issue is packed with news. Don't miss it.

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India, US hold first trade dialogue in 4 years

The U.S. and India held their first round of formal trade talks in four years on Nov. 25, seeking to capitalize on the resolution of a global trade dispute to repair a dialogue that had fallen into neglect.

In wake of China rejections, GMO seed makers limit US launches

China’s barriers to imports of some U.S. genetically modified crops are disrupting seed companies’ plans for new product launches and keeping at least one variety out of the U.S. market altogether.

India reports bird flu virus at duck farm in Kerala state

India reported two outbreaks of a highly pathogenic bird flu virus at duck farms in the southern state of Kerala, the first occurrence of the disease since February this year, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) says.

GM paying carbon credits to farmers

General Motors, maker of Chevrolet, will purchase carbon credits from landowners who have agreed to leave their land in agriculture permanently, meaning 11,000 acres of Prairie Pothole grasslands in western North Dakota will stay in agriculture.

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http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/328/50/50/ STORM TRACKER
The Core of the Winter
It is normal for our weather to fluctuate from colder than average to warmer than average. In winter, a change in the pattern can drive out Arctic air and replace it with much warmer weather for a whi...
11/27/14 at 11:48 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/1157/50/50/ AG RIGHT
Much to give thanks for
Yeah, we'd all appreciate Thanksgiving more this year if the weather had stayed nice just a little longer. But there's still a lot to be thankful for as another year nears its final month. Livestock ...
11/26/14 at 9:39 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/323/50/50/ MIKKEL PATES' AG AT LARGE
Fact and fiction: Are the North Dakota Grain Growers in a "sinister" effort to promote corn, undermine conservation?
  I was fascinated to read Frank Carroll, a Rapid City Journal columnist, who this week took aim at the North Dakota Grain Growers. Carroll talks about a "sinister fight" where "360 million to...
10/30/14 at 10:51 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/3451/50/50/ EDITOR'S NOTES
A year later
About this time last year, ranchers in South Dakota thought they were prepared for an early season snow storm that was on its way. But they soon found out they werent. The storm dumped an unexpected ...
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Black Friday Weekend Special
I'm running a "free shipping" special on my book this weekend only (U.S. addresses only). I will sign all books.   Thank you! Amy...
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