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Record setting year for spring wheat

New numbers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture confirm what Upper Midwest farmers already thought: South Dakota and North Dakota enjoyed record spring wheat yields this year.

Agweek, 11/17/2014

Upper Midwest harvest continues to cruise

Upper Midwest farmers have caught up on their harvest of soybeans and nearly caught up on corn and sunflower harvest, the federal government says. Producers also have finished harvesting sugar beets and are done planting winter wheat, according to the Nov. 3 harvest progress report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service, an arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Agweek, 11/03/2014

'Entry point' on climate change

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has a new resource for farmers and ranchers who are adapting their operations to climate change.

Agweek, 11/03/2014

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.

Agweek, 11/03/2014

Farmers weigh harvesting corn or drying in the field

The long run of warm, dry weather, and the forecast of even 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?

Agweek, 10/27/2014

Dry bean yields suffer

Dry bean yields in North Dakota and western Minnesota were hurt by unfavorable weather and crop disease, an industry official says.

Agweek, 10/27/2014

Looking back at planting decisions

This spring, for the second straight year, many area farmers decided to continue planting well into summer rather than quit planting and collect federal crop insurance.

Agweek, 10/27/2014

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?

Agweek, 10/22/2014

Tips for prospective ag students

Experts offer these tips for anyone interested in pursuing ag education or training:

Agweek, 10/20/2014

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.

Agweek, 10/20/2014

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