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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

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.

CWB scores new ship

CWB’s growing grain-handling network now includes a ship.

Northern Ag Expo expected to draw thousands

FARGO, N.D. — The 44th annual Northern Ag Expo comes to the Fargodome in Fargo, N.D., on Dec. 2 and 3, featuring 200 exhibitors and a slew of topics and speakers.

Expect slow ag machinery sales

The farm equipment and implement business is bracing for a correction in corn- and soybean-dependent areas of the region. Dealers expect to be buoyed by livestock-related diversification, turf and construction areas in 2015.

Featured Staff Blogs

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/328/50/50/ STORM TRACKER
Quiet Atlantic Hurricane Season
The Atlantic hurricane season officially comes to an end this weekend. It was a good year for people and a bad year for hurricanes. There were just eight named tropical systems (sustained winds of at ...
11/25/14 at 11:58 PM
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 ...
10/1/14 at 12:58 PM

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http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/326/50/50/ RURAL REFLECTIONS
Letter to Dave
Dear Dave, Ive heard the term Novembruary used to describe our current month. This works for me. This month has adopted the earmarks of February; it is bitterly cold and late afternoon brings about...
11/22/14 at 7:33 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/720/50/50/ AMY'S RANCH SLANTS
A Chilly Day for Comforting Chili on the Kirk Ranch
  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...
11/13/14 at 7:41 PM

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