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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

CWB building new elevator in Manitoba’s Red River Valley

CWB, formerly known as the Canadian Wheat Board, is building another “state-of-the-art” grain elevator, this one in Manitoba’s Red River Valley. The new elevator, near St. Adolphe, south of Winnipeg, will feature 34,000 metric tons of storage and is scheduled to open in 2016. The project includes a 134-car loop track and cleaning facilities.

Agweek, 10/06/2014

Navigating the farm bill

The fall to-do list of Upper Midwest farmers includes figuring out complicated provisions of the new farm bill.

Agweek, 10/06/2014

Wrapping up the wheat harvest

Grain dust hung heavy in the air across much of the Upper Midwest during the week of Sept. 22, as dry and unusually warm weather allowed farmers to make rapid harvest progress.

Agweek, 10/06/2014

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.

Agweek, 10/06/2014

UPDATED: Goehring has 'positive' talk with CP after calling company's CEO 'arrogant'

North Dakota’s Commissioner of Agriculture said the Canadian Pacific Railway and its CEO are “arrogant” and that the company is less responsive than Burlington Northern Santa Fe, the state’s other major shipper.

Agweek, 10/01/2014

ND ag commissioner says CP CEO is 'arrogant'

North Dakota’s Commissioner of Agriculture said the Canadian Pacific Railway and its CEO are “arrogant” and that the company is less responsive than Burlington Northern Santa Fe, the state’s other major shipper.

Agweek, 09/30/2014

Favorable weather again spurs Upper Midwest harvest

Grain dust hung heavy in the air across much of the Upper Midwest during the week of Sept. 22, as dry and unusually warm weather allowed farmers to make rapid harvest progress.

Agweek, 09/29/2014

APHIS: No GE wheat in commerce

A federal investigation into genetically engineered wheat found on an Oregon farm has determined that the case “appears to be an isolated occurrence and that there is no indication of any GE wheat in commerce, “according to a report released Sept. 26 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Inspection Service.

Agweek, 09/26/2014

Protein concerns for wheat

Upper Midwest wheat farmers generally are enjoying good yields this fall. But the favorable yields often come at the expense of protein content, and that’s leading to substantial price discounts for low-protein wheat and sizeable premiums for high-protein wheat.

Agweek, 09/22/2014

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