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WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek
Join Staff Writer Jonathan Knutson for a glimpse into the Nov. 24 issue.
Tuesday, November, 18, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Calling small farmers
Agweek would like to profile one or two very small farms in a future issue. If you fit that description and are interested, or know of someone else who does, please let us know by March 28.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Describing the old Canadian Wheat Board
The old Canadian Wheat Board was alternately called a monopoly and, less commonly, a monopsony.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND research farm marks anniversary
Ed Hauf remembers when most farmers in his part of the world grew only wheat and barley. He also remembers when most crop rotations there included summer fallow, or keeping a field out of production, generally one year in three.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Leading exporter Australia battles drought
It’s two months into the Australian summer and many sugarcane growers and ag producers there need rain badly, a sugarcane industry official says.
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Eastern Ag Day looks at key topics
Dennis Kubischta will stick with wheat and soybeans this spring. Planting corn doesn’t interest him, not when the crop is fetching less than $4 per bushel. “A lot of people will still plant it, though,” said the Hope, N.D., farmer.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Livestock disaster sign-up going well so far
The head of Farm Service Agency’s South Dakota office is optimistic that hard-hit ranchers will soon begin receiving federal disaster assistance. “I would suspect that shortly after the first week of May, we should be able to see some checks being cut and ranchers and producers receiving their money,” says Craig Schaunaman, state executive director.
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Low temperatures slow progress in region
Brian Lacey would like to be done planting small grains by the end of April. This spring, however, the Wendell, Minn., farmer doesn’t expect to even start planting until late April.
Monday, April, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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NDSU study shows manure has crop production role
Though it’s too late for most crops this growing season, Mary Berg has an old-school solution for coming years: The use of animal manure to fertilize fields.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Devils Lake flooding still hurting farmers, ranchers
Farmers in the Devils Lake, N.D., area face another soggy growing season of unplanted fields and lost revenue, a new study shows.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Summit speakers say UAVs can be great asset
Unmanned aerial vehicles could be the next big thing in U.S. agriculture, but most farmers still have a lot to learn about them, according to UAV official John Perry who heads Altavian, a Gainesville, Fla.-based unmanned aircraft company.
Monday, June, 30, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Rugby (ND) Livestock Sales sold, will remain open
Rugby (N.D.) Livestock Sales has been sold, but will remain open during the transition to new ownership, according to an official with the company that handled the sale.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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West-central ND crops look good, but need warmth
Most fields and pastures in Mercer County and southern McLean County in north Dakota are thriving, a blend of vibrant green and yellow that reflects ample moisture.
Monday, July, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Great Sandhills Terminal includes grain facility and shortline railroad
CWB, formerly known as the Canadian Wheat Board, has completed its acquisition of Great Sandhills Terminal near Leader, Saskatchewan.
Monday, September, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Iowa fertilizer plant reaches ‘peak construction’
Construction of a $1.8 billion nitrogen fertilizer plant in Wever, Iowa — the first large-scale fertilizer plant in the U.S. in nearly 25 years — is on schedule and should be completed early next year, says Shawn Rana, president of Iowa Fertilizer.
Monday, October, 13, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Good stewardship a priority
Modern agriculture likes to present a unified public front in which earnest farmers stress their solidarity and good intentions. Sometimes I half expect them to break into a chorus of “Kumbaya.”
Monday, November, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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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.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Surveying the fight against scab
Art Brandli knows the damage that scab can cause to small grain. He also knows that farmers don’t enjoy filling out surveys.
Monday, December, 30, 2013 - Agweek - News

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2 growers and a scientist win awards at recent Potato Expo
When Carl Hoverson began farming in the 1970s, some farmers still used moldboard plows.“We kept fields super black in those days,” says Hoverson, a Larimore, N.D., farmer. “Now we leave residue to keep the dirt from blowing.”
Monday, January, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Profits still possible
Crop prices have dropped, but farmers have a realistic chance of making money in 2014, a veteran North Dakota State University Extension Service farm management specialist says.
Monday, December, 23, 2013 - Agweek - News

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