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Workshops set on Minn. B10 mandate

Minnesota is shifting to a higher diesel mandate on July 1, and the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council is supporting a series of workshops intended to help farmers, diesel retailers and others learn more.

Agweek, 06/17/2014

Rebuilding the dairy herd

North Dakota ag leaders are working on a plan to revitalize the state’s long-declining milk industry.

Agweek, 06/16/2014

Rise in ag land prices slows

Upper Midwest agriculturalists have wondered when the big, multi-year run-up in farmland prices will end, or at least slow. A new study in South Dakota indicates the upturn might be running out of steam.

Agweek, 06/16/2014

CRP signup begins

Though it’s been overshadowed by the late planting season, another Conservation Reserve Program signup began June 9. It’s too early to assess how popular this year’s signup will be, says Aaron Krauter, executive director of the North Dakota office of the Farm Service Agency, an arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Agweek, 06/16/2014

Choosing the right crop insurance

Wheat, corn and soybean farmers soon should have access to information that will help them make an important one-time choice between two types of crop insurance, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., says.

Agweek, 06/16/2014

Area farmers fight to finish planting under tough conditions

For the second straight year, many Upper Midwest farmers are battling uncooperative weather to plant their crops. And for the second straight year, some farmers are running out of time.

Agweek, 06/16/2014

Mont. seminar will examine CWB changes

The old Canadian Wheat Board is gone, and that means new opportunities and challenges for Montana farmers.

Agweek, 06/10/2014

USDA statistics reflect ag’s importance in the Red River Valley

New numbers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture reaffirm ag’s economic importance in the Red River Valley of eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota.

Agweek, 06/03/2014

NASS releases ag census data for states, counties

The census was conducted by the National Agricultural Statistics Service, an arm of USDA. NASS says the state and county profiles will be followed “by new tools throughout the year to highlight the more than 6 million data points captured in the agriculture census.”

Agweek, 06/02/2014

Potato growers have a new market to tap

U.S. fresh potatoes are now allowed into all of Mexico, and the U.S. potato industry plans to expand its marketing efforts there.

Agweek, 06/02/2014

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