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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....

Ag students remain in high demand

Ag students remain in high demand

Dylan Pratt smiles as he walks through the college livestock barn. He calls out friendly greetings to the cattle and pats a few on the forehead. ...

Grain prices updated daily

Grain prices updated daily

Pope says food commodity speculation hurts fight against hunger

Pope says food commodity speculation hurts fight against hunger

Pope Francis condemned speculation in food commodities and greed for profits on Thursday, saying they were undermining the global fight against poverty and hunger. Addressing a United Nations conference on nutrition, he called on rich nations to share their wealth and denounced waste, excessive consumption and unequal distribution of food.

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US Thanksgiving meal costs barely rise as price of turkey slips

A small decline in turkey prices helped hold the increase in the cost of preparing a Thanksgiving meal for 10 to less than 1 percent this year, the country’s largest farm group says.

UN, WHO commit to fight poor nutrition

UN, WHO commit to fight poor nutrition

International organizations and 170 governments committed to battling poor nutrition on Nov. 19, saying that while hunger had dropped, half the world’s population was in some way affected by nutritional problems.

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Mitchell, SD, firefighters battle blaze at CHS Farmers Alliance

Mitchell, SD, firefighters battle blaze at CHS Farmers Alliance

Around 3 a.m. Wednesday, a fire destroyed a fertilizer and chemical building at CHS Farmers Alliance in Mitchell, S.D., and blanketed much of the town with the choking smell of smoke. The Mitchell Fire Department responded to the structure fire at about 3 a.m. on Elevator Road in western Mitchell. Firefighters and law enforcement found a building billowing with smoke and flames. The structure is owned by CHS Farmers Alliance and is just south of the main elevator area.

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Obama: Immigration order will protect 250,000 farmers

President Barack Obama told United Farm Workers President Arturo Rodriguez Wednesday that his immigration executive order will protect 250,000 farmers, half of them from California.

Proposed Cavalier, ND, meat plant to launch investor campaign

A regional livestock producer group is about to launch a $1 million campaign to raise capital for a proposed $1.7 million multispecies animal slaughter and processing plant to be built in Cavalier, N.D.

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Commodity, farm groups to meet in Bismarck

BISMARCK – International trade, rail shipping delays and livestock development will be among the topics under discussion when North Dakota’s commodity councils and agriculture associations, hold their annual joint meeting, Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the Ramada Inn, 1400 E. Interchange Ave., in Bismarck.

Australia, China trade deal worth $1 billion a year

SYDNEY — Australia will export up to 1 million head of cattle a year to China, worth around $1 billion Australian ($856 million), to help meet a growing appetite for red meat, Australian officials said on Nov. 7, citing a long-awaited deal set to be signed shortly.

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The North Wind Doth Blow
It has been a windy fall.Very windy compared to last year.Through September, October, and the first 21 days of November, there have been wind gusts of at least 20 mph on 56 of the 82 days and gusts of...
11/19/14 at 11:07 PM
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A lot of people without strong ties to U.S. agriculture seem to think of it as backward and low-tech. But those of us involved with it know the opposite is true. The National Science Foundation has a...
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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
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A year later
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This this week's Rural Reflections Radio program, Freedom of speech...
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  This past Monday morning was a rude awakening, not just to freezing rain early in the morning that turned to sticky snow but plummeting temperatures. I had just spent a week at a writer's...
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