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Analysis criticizes federal crop insurance

A new analysis from the Minnesota-based Land Stewardship Project is critical of the federally subsidized crop insurance program.

WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek

WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek

Join Editor Lisa Gibson for a glimpse into the Dec. 1 issue of Agweek. The cover story explores the sheep industry and one family that serves as a perfect example of how the industry could be poised for growth. Agweek also will look at criticisms of farm bill safety-net programs and hear what farmers and experts have to say about the federal payments. The Dec. 1 issue is packed with news. Don't miss it.


India, US hold first trade dialogue in 4 years

The U.S. and India held their first round of formal trade talks in four years on Nov. 25, seeking to capitalize on the resolution of a global trade dispute to repair a dialogue that had fallen into neglect.

In wake of China rejections, GMO seed makers limit US launches

China’s barriers to imports of some U.S. genetically modified crops are disrupting seed companies’ plans for new product launches and keeping at least one variety out of the U.S. market altogether.

GM paying carbon credits to farmers

General Motors, maker of Chevrolet, will purchase carbon credits from landowners who have agreed to leave their land in agriculture permanently, meaning 11,000 acres of Prairie Pothole grasslands in western North Dakota will stay in agriculture.

CWB scores new ship

CWB’s growing grain-handling network now includes a ship.

Expect slow ag machinery sales

The farm equipment and implement business is bracing for a correction in corn- and soybean-dependent areas of the region. Dealers expect to be buoyed by livestock-related diversification, turf and construction areas in 2015.

Winter’s arrival interrupts corn, sunflower harvest

The first 85 percent of the Upper Midwest corn and sunflower harvest went well, thanks to warm, dry weather in October and early November.

Selling returns

Selling returns

Wheat struggled last week, almost giving back all of its gains from the previous week. For the week ending Nov. 20, December Minneapolis dropped 4.75 cents, December Chicago slipped 13.25 cents and December Kansas City dropped 3.25 cents.


Elevators: prices slow train demand

Grain elevators in the region are complaining less about railroads falling behind on freight delivery schedules, in part because farmers aren’t anxious to sell grain at recent lower prices.

GM crops achieve 2 wins

Supporters of genetically modified crops insist they have science on their side. Two new developments would seem to strengthen their case.

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A proposed N.D. meat plant plans to launch an investor campaign, AGCO in Jackson reduces its workforce and a fire destroys Mitchell, S.D., CHS Farmers Alliance.

ND grain buyer, elevator rules ammended

ND grain buyer, elevator rules ammended

On Nov. 6, the North Dakota Public Service Commission issued a notice that it intends to amend its administrative rules.


Wis. rancher pushes for healthy soil

Wis. rancher pushes for healthy soil

LUCK, Wis. — For decades, Mike Miles has stood up — or sat in — for his beliefs. Now, the Luck, Wis., farmer is determined to make the world better in a small way that has a big impact.


2014 farm bill is 'immense bundle of subsidies'

In a series of toughly worded articles published in Choices, the quarterly journal of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, nearly every major element of the 2014 farm bill.

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