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Weather expert: Mixed bag on 2015 growing season

Though the first half of the Upper Midwest 2015 growing season should be favorable, the second half could bring challenges, including the possibility of “one of the hottest summers on record,” according to an area weather expert.

Agweek, 12/11/2014

Precision ag haven

Wheat Growers is building a $3.2 million Innovation and Equipment Modification Center near Bath, S.D.

Agweek, 12/08/2014

Time for year-end tax planning

Planting, harvesting and marketing a crop isn’t easy. Raising and marketing livestock isn’t easy, either. But managing income taxes can get really difficult for farmers and ranchers.

Agweek, 12/08/2014

Cattle feed additive sparks controversy

Harvey Dietrich has spent more than three decades in the cattle business and operates Arizona’s 750,000-acre Diamond A Ranch. He’s also a critic of a controversial feed additive he says hurts the U.S. cattle industry’s credibility and reputation.

Agweek, 12/08/2014

Annual conference examines strategies for ag producers

Planting, harvesting and marketing a crop isn’t easy. Raising and marketing livestock isn’t easy, either. But managing income taxes can be even harder for farmers and ranchers. The 24th annual Income Tax Management for Ag Producers program was intended to make the job a little simpler. The interactive videoconference was held Dec. 2 at 11 sites across North Dakota.

Agweek, 12/02/2014

Expected farm bill payout draws critics

The U.S. farm bill is working as intended and criticism of a potential $10 billion government payout is both premature and unfair, Upper Midwest farmers and farm group officials say.

Agweek, 12/01/2014

Sheep poised for a comeback

Cade and Casey Koenig carry pails of corn as impatient sheep wait expectantly. It’s a raw, blustery early winter morning and the pails are heavy, but the teenaged brothers smile as they do their chores.

Agweek, 12/01/2014

Analysis criticizes federal crop insurance

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

Agweek, 11/28/2014

CWB scores new ship

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

Agweek, 11/24/2014

Cattle on feed increases

More cattle are being fed for the slaughter market than a year ago, a government report says.

Agweek, 11/24/2014

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