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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. ...

ND farmer adds to farm, feedlot through industry highs and lows

ND farmer adds to farm, feedlot through industry highs and lows

Chase Dewitz has fearlessly expanded his North Dakota farm, having ridden the ups and now navigating the downs of lower commodity prices. ...

ND rancher wears multiple hats

ND rancher wears multiple hats

Nevada Miller is a rancher. He’s a taxidermist. And, for a little longer, he’s a rodeo bullfighter, too. ...

Investing in trends: Farm, seed company expands storage, cleaning and treating operations

Investing in trends: Farm, seed company expands storage, cleaning and treating operations

HAYES, S.D. — Transit demand, trends toward a rise in crop acreage, better yields and an increase in treated seed use have nudged Al Meier into some b...

Soggy fall slows wheat harvest

Soggy fall slows wheat harvest

Gordon Stoner began harvesting July 31. Since then, persistent rains have allowed him to run his combine about 120 hours, an average of 20 hours per w...

Grain prices updated daily

Grain prices updated daily

COOL supporters push for appeal

On Oct. 20, the World Trade Organization announced its ruling that the U.S. had failed to bring its of country-of-origin labeling for meat regulations fully in line with international fair trading rules, saying they still discriminate against Canada and Mexico and cause damages to their producers.

Surging U.S. sugar price to boost food company costs

Food manufacturers such as Mondelez International and J.M. Smucker Co. will face billions of dollars of additional costs this year because of soaring sugar prices, according to estimates from a sugar buyers group.

Study: US farmers worried about data privacy

Three out of four U.S. farmers fear data they share with companies offering big data services may fall into the wrong hands or be used without their consent, including for commodity market speculation, according to a recent survey.

Measure 5 backers file complaint over ads

Backers of a North Dakota ballot measure that would create a conservation fund with oil tax revenue complained Oct. 23 that the American Petroleum Institute’s campaign ads against the measure violate state law.

Farm groups warn on tobacco limits in Pacific trade pact

U.S. business and agriculture groups have urged Pacific trading partners not to exclude tobacco from investment protection rules in a new free trade deal under negotiation, warning it would set a bad precedent.

Ukraine appeals to WTO over Russian ban on fruit and vegetable imports

Ukraine has complained to the World Trade Organization about a decision by Russia to ban imports of fruit and vegetables from the country, the agriculture ministry says.

Critics of Dow herbicide sue EPA over approval

A coalition of U.S. farmer and environmental groups filed a lawsuit on Oct. 22 seeking to overturn regulatory approval granted last week for an herbicide developed by Dow AgroSciences.

Monsanto, soy exporter royalties dispute rages on in Brazil

The majority of soy exporting firms in Brazil have still not agreed to collect royalties for seed giant Monsanto Co., threatening sales of up to a quarter of the country’s soy crop, industry association Abiove said on Oct. 23.

Minn. ag commissioner visits Bemidji to highlight Farm to School program

Minn. ag commissioner visits Bemidji to highlight Farm to School program

On Oct. 21, Northern Elementary School in Bemidji, Minn., served a few more people than usual, as Dave Frederickson, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, visited the school to dine with staff members and local farmers in celebration of Farm to School Month.

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Harvest leaves farmers battling bugs in bins

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With record harvests depressing prices, U.S. farmers are holding tight to their corn and soybeans and binging on chemicals that protect stored grain from critters or even leaving corn standing in fields over winter to avoid storage charges.

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