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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

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

Harvest leaves farmers battling bugs in bins

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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Dow Chemical to cut $1 billion in costs over 3 years

Dow Chemical Co., the No. 1 U.S. chemical maker by sales, says it is looking to cut fixed costs by $1 billion over the next three years, building on reductions that have helped boost margins.

Vilsack: Farmers can exclude low-production years from APH

After saying for months that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency could not possibly allow farmers to take bad years out of their actual production history for 2015 crops, and receiving relentless criticism from Republicans over the issue, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Oct. 21 that farmers will be allowed to exclude years for most spring crops for the coming year.

Water plan for ND CHS fertilizer plant nearly complete

The final plan for a water supply for the CHS nitrogen fertilizer plant in North Dakota might be nearing completion, according to Brian Schouvieller, CHS senior vice president of North American grain marketing and crop nutrients.

Great weather creates tough choice for area corn farmers

Continued warm, dry weather, and the forecast of more to come, is giving Upper Midwest corn producers a difficult but not unpleasant decision: Harvest wet corn now and pay drying expenses? Or hold off combining for a few days and allow corn to dry naturally in the field?

Featured Staff Blogs

http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/328/50/50/ STORM TRACKER
Total Eclipse, 2017
The solar eclipse last Thursday was just a partial eclipse. Without some sort of safe device for looking at it, you probably didnt notice anything. This is because the sun is so bright that it even ha...
10/23/14 at 11:12 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/1157/50/50/ AG RIGHT
Just enjoying the day
I talked on the phone today with a Minnesota farmer. It was old-school technology -- voice only, no video -- but I had no trouble sensing his smile. Yes, he said, he's done harvesting his soybeans. A...
10/21/14 at 10:22 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/323/50/50/ MIKKEL PATES' AG AT LARGE
RRV beet harvest speeds ahead: 'Just a picnic' compared to 2013
Rick Nordick waits in his sugar beet lifter for trucks to arrive in a farm's fourth day of harvest on Oct. 5, 2014, south of Moorhead, Minn. The region's sugar beet harvest is nearly a week old, an...
10/5/14 at 3:44 PM
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 1:58 PM

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http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/326/50/50/ RURAL REFLECTIONS
Rural Reflections Radio
Here is this week's Rural Reflections Radio program, Well done work...
10/23/14 at 8:22 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/720/50/50/ AMY'S RANCH SLANTS
What You Can Get Away with on a Farm or Ranch
This column was originally published February 12, 2014 Farm and ranch residents may not have a grocery store or WalMart located only minutes away, but there are some advantages to living out of tow...
7/1/14 at 8:21 AM

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