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Hay website expands to grazing

The Farm Service Agency’s Hay Net website has been expanded to include information on grazing.

China, US fail to reach agreement in distiller grains dispute

China, the world’s top buyer of distiller’s dried grains (DDGs), has failed to settle a row with the U.S. on how to eliminate genetically altered content from a product worth $1.3 billion in trade so far this year, two industry sources said on Wednesday.

Experts say Cargill case highlights foreign regulatory influence in US

Major U.S. grain exporter Cargill Inc.’s lawsuit against Syngenta AG over losses stemming from China’s rejection of genetically modified corn demonstrates how U.S. markets are becoming increasingly subject to foreign rules, legal experts said on Tuesday.

Breckenridge, Minn., man rescued from grain elevator

A man trapped in a grain bin was rescued by local authorities Tuesday morning with the help of specialized equipment. Authorities responded to a 911 call at 10:27 a.m. about a worker stuck chest-high in corn at the Brushvale Elevator, Wilkin County Sheriff Rick Fielder said.

WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek

WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek

We're halfway through the harvest season and Agweek's Sept. 22 cover story will report on what the crop looks like, particularly its condition after a frost came through the Upper Midwest. The Sept. 22 issue also will address the NDSU rail study that was pulled days after it was released, and much more. Don't miss it.

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Watch out for Palmer amaranth weed this year

Watch out for Palmer amaranth weed this year

South Dakota farmers have discovered Palmer Amaranth weed and North Dakota officials are urging farmers to keep a sharp eye for a “spawn of evil” during harvest. South Dakota State University weed scientists say the weed was found in a sunflower field in Buffalo County next to the Missouri River in central South Dakota.

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NDSU economist explains rail study and its withdrawal

NDSU economist explains rail study and its withdrawal

A North Dakota State University economist who prepared a rail study that was later withdrawn says he stands by the process he used and the numbers he came up with. He also tells Agweek that the issue is complicated and that other methods can be used to analyze it.

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As US farm cycle turns, tractor makers might suffer longer than farmers

Farm equipment makers insist the sales slump they face this year because of lower crop prices and farm incomes will be short-lived. Yet, there are signs the downturn might last longer than tractor and harvester makers, including Deere & Co., are letting on and the pain could persist long after corn, soybean and wheat prices rebound.

Cargill plans expansion at Madison, Minn., grain elevator

Cargill says it will invest $17 million to upgrade and expand its grain elevator in Madison in western Minnesota. The project is expected to be completed in time for this year’s harvest.

Frost comes early to Upper Midwest fields

Upper Midwest farmers are still assessing damage to their crops from mid-September frosts that hit fields from eastern Minnesota to central Montana.

Cargill files court documents in legal battle over GMO trade responsibility

Cargill Inc.’s lawsuit against Syngenta AG over rejections of genetically modified U.S. corn by China might be just the start of legal challenges against global seed makers over trade with one of the world’s biggest markets.

Resource on rental rates

Farmers and landlords have a new resource to help them determine farmland rental rates.

Western Sugar Cooperative linked to the Red River Valley

Western Sugar Cooperative of Denver, Colo., has some key links with the sugar industry in the Red River Valley of Minnesota and North Dakota.

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Big crop gets bigger

Big crop gets bigger

Wheat traded lower throughout last week. For the week ending Sept. 11, December Minneapolis lost 18.75 cents, December Chicago lost 25.75 cents and December Kansas City lost 22.25 cents.

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CWB continues its expansion

CWB is building another grain elevator, its third new facility, and is looking for people to work in them.

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