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'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

Farm management specialist: ‘No right answer’ between PLC, ARC

Dwight Aakre has analyzed many federal farm bills in his career. But even the veteran North Dakota State University Extension Service farm management specialist isn’t sure which of the two safety-net options created by the 2014 farm bill is the better choice for area farmers.

Agweek, 10/07/2014

Soybean harvest picks up after slow start

The Upper Midwest soybean harvest is surging into high gear. “Right here in my area, it will really get going this week,” says Anthony Bly, Sioux Falls-based soils field specialist with South Dakota State University Extension. “I know other areas where it’s already going strong.”

Agweek, 10/06/2014

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