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Average farm prices indicate wheat, corn, soybeans up
The March index, at 95, increased 2.2 percent from February but is 15 percent below March 2013. The index increase for oilseeds and grains more than offset the index decrease for fruit and tree nut production.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - - News

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Conservation groups prevent outdoor opportunities
I have to laugh when supporters of the Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks Amendment say the proposal is going to improve access for hunters and anglers. They’re forgetting one key thing about North Dakota: 95 percent of the land is privately owned.
Monday, September, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Harvest wrapping up
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Another good harvest weather week advanced the prairie harvest to 95 percent, up from 85 percent Oct. 13. Except for the wettest areas in eastern Saskatchewan and western Manitoba, cereals and canola are close to finished. Grain corn and soybeans are most of what is left.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Uneventful USDA report
Wheat started last week with gains, but slipped into negative territory the second half of the week. Early support came from another week of decreasing crop condition ratings, while late session pressure came from a negative U.S. Department of Agriculture crop production report. For the week ending April 10, May Minneapolis lost 20.25 cents, September Minneapolis dropped 11.5 cents, July Chicago lost 6.5 cents and July Kansas City lost 9.5 cents.
Monday, April, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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WASDE report projects soybean exports up
There are no changes to the 2013 to ’14 U.S. all wheat supply and use projections this month. A 15 million bushel increase in projected hard red spring wheat exports is offset by a decrease for soft red winter wheat, with both changes reflecting the pace of sales and shipments. Projected ending stocks for both classes are adjusted accordingly. The projected season-average farm price for all wheat is up 10 cents on the bottom end of the range to $6.75 to $6.95 per bushel based on recent strength in prices.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - - News

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US cattle numbers down, ND up
While the U.S. continues to lose cattle, North Dakota is moving up to the head of the herd. A U.S. Department of Agriculture study released in July revealed a nationwide cattle inventory of 95 million as of July 1. Those numbers were down 3 percent from the 2012 count of 97.8 million. This count was the lowest for July since the series began in 1973.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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ND corn nears 5-year average
Agweek country’s planting progress is catching up with normal figures, but was interrupted by rain, according to the latest weekly report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service, released June 2.
Monday, June, 09, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Some ND barley could be in trouble
KULM, N.D. — Blaine Lundgren figures this year’s untimely rains have cost him $250 per acre in barley quality. What looked like a major payday in mid-August looked much worse on Sept. 6.
Monday, September, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Support for TPP threatened, negotiations teeter
U.S. farmers are in an uproar over signs Japan will maintain some barriers to agricultural exports under a Pacific trade pact, which threatens to unravel a deal that is central to U.S. efforts to retain economic and security influence in the region.
Monday, June, 16, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Insurance and the farm bill
Though members of Congress often have every intention of enacting a new farm bill well before farmers have to make planting decisions, so farmers can take the new policies into consideration in their planning process, very often planting is under way before the legislation is completed and signed into law by the President. This farm bill year is no different.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Anger of US farmers threatens Pacific trade pact
U.S. farmers are in an uproar over signs Japan will maintain some barriers to agricultural exports under a Pacific trade pact, which threatens to unravel a deal that is central to U.S. efforts to retain economic and security influence in the region.
Wednesday, June, 11, 2014 - Reuters - News

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WASDE reports wheat, soybeans up
U.S. wheat ending stocks for 2013 to ’14 are projected 25 million bushels higher, with lower imports more than offset by a reduction in feed and residual use. Imports are projected 5 million bushels lower based on available shipment data.
Monday, April, 14, 2014 - - News

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Dow Chemical raises buyback by $5 billion
Dow Chemical Co. raised its asset sale target by as much as 42 percent to $8.5 billion and increased its share buyback plan by $5 billion, as it looks to thwart hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb’s push to split the company.
Wednesday, November, 12, 2014 - - News

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Food security, rural environment top priorities for China
China’s top policy priorities for 2014 will be improving the rural environment and maintaining food security, according to a key policy document published by the official Xinhua news agency. The “number one document,” issued every January by the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party, sets the country’s policy priorities for the year, and has focused on rural matters every year since 2003.
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - - News

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Selloff continues in grains
Wheat struggled again last week, month and year.
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - Agweek - News

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SD company promotes ‘Hay Manager’ to raise efficiency
If you’re involved with production livestock and care about efficiency, Andy Lacey says he has a product for you. “We help farmers succeed by becoming more efficient,” Lacey says of the Hay Manager, which reduces waste and mold by storing hay bales off the ground. “This can pay for itself in a year.”
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Environmentalists sue to list bumble bee as endangered
A bumble bee once common in the United States is disappearing so quickly it should be listed as an endangered species, environmentalists said in a lawsuit filed against U.S. government agencies on Tuesday.
Wednesday, May, 14, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Late spring could shift seed maturities
NEW EFFINGTON, S.D. — Many farmers in the eastern Dakotas face the decision of whether to change out longer-season corn varieties for shorter-season varieties, seedsmen say.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Soybeans the star of key USDA report
Nationwide, farmers are projected to plant 81.5 million acres of soybeans, about 5 million more than a year ago. North Dakota will account for 1 million acres of the increase, with Minnesota and South Dakota predicted to have substantial increases, too.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Research investigates spring wheat seeding rates
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Wheat growers will soon be deciding what their seeding rate will be. Although it’s a routine management decision, seeding rate is a critical component to achieving maximum profitability on your farming operation, says Nathan Mueller, South Dakota State University Extension agronomy specialist.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - - News

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