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Insolvencies and Bankruptcies
I recently received a call from a farmer regarding a grain elevator insolvency, and thought this would be a good time to review some of the laws related to elevator insolvencies. As Agweek staff writer Mikkel Pates pointed out in March, in the past few years, we have seen several significant elevator insolvencies.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Rail issues hamper ag business
Elevator operators are perennial critics of railroad service for hauling grain, but many say delays are worse than ever this winter.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - - News

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Cornvention speakers urge ethanol support
FARGO, N.D. — The North Dakota Cornvention 2014 focused heavily on the benefits of corn ethanol, an industry facing a hit with a proposed reduction to the Renewable Fuels Standard. The North Dakota Corn Growers Association and North Dakota Corn Council put on the event, which featured speaker Kent Satrang, CEO of PetroServe USA. The company owns a chain of 21 convenience stores in Minnesota and North Dakota, leading the nation with 65 bioblender pumps. It operates all six private-label E15 stations in North Dakota.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND winter wheat survival good
At least one factor can be considered an early indication that North Dakota’s winter wheat crop might be surviving better than some people expected, considering the harsh winter, according to Blake Vander Vorst, senior agronomist with Ducks Unlimited.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - - News

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Farmers, others fret over fertilizer flow
With the dry fall in 2012, farmers didn’t apply much fall fertilizer, so there was a big rush to apply it in a late, wet spring of 2013.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Conservancy group promotes sustainable ag, habitat preservation
The Nature Conservancy sees itself as a “quiet” conservation group, or at least lesser-known than the game species-specific groups such as Ducks Unlimited and Pheasants Forever.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Transportation chief discusses rural needs
WEST FARGO, N.D. — Rail reliability issues have been a concern for farmers in the region trying to ship out 2013 crop grain and ship in fertilizer to get 2014 crops planted. But road infrastructure took center stage in a meeting on April 24 in West Fargo featuring U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx.
Friday, April, 25, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Feds amend insurance fraud case against Johnsons
Federal prosecutors have increased allegations against farming brothers from Northwood, N.D., saying they added chemicals to potato seeds to cut production in a crop insurance fraud case, taking $2 million from fraudulent insurance claims since 2002, as well as federal disaster funds.
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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NDSU will add to ag study
The first three flights with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been completed at North Dakota State University’s Carrington Research Extension Center, in a cooperative study involving University of North Dakota personnel.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Northern Plains Nitrogen to buy final rail access acres
Northern Plains Nitrogen LLP expects to buy its final rail access acres near Grand Forks, N.D., within a month, and by late summer expects to complete a pre-FEED (front-end engineering and design) study for its $1.8 billion fertilizer plant.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Department of Revenue says production can’t be verified
FARGO, N.D. — The Iowa Department of Revenue has warned at least one investor who owns shares in Energae LP of Clear Lake, Iowa, that tax credits for the company’s green energy production couldn’t be verified for 2012, and the credits must be paid back.
Monday, June, 09, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Storms in the region bring wind, hail, flooding
North Dakota corn and soybean crops both were rated 85 percent good to excellent in the June 22 crop report by the National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Monday, June, 30, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farmers need info to make coverage choices
DEADWOOD, S.D. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has not decided yet whether to include prevented-plant acres from 2014 for some federal farm program benefits in the 2014 through 2018 crop years.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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SD Infrastructure is advantage, but efficiency is at risk
DEADWOOD, S.D. — Coming off the highs in agricultural income and production the past few years, South Dakota farmers still have great opportunities — but only if they improve roads and bridges and stop unreasonable regulation.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Fall propane shortage prompts increased tank storage
After spot propane shortages for grain drying last fall, and the permanent loss of a major pipeline to oilfield products, propane suppliers encouraged farmers to install increasing propane storage and then fill those tanks in the summer.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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NASS reports good conditions
While federal officials have yet to report prevented-planting acres in the region, crops that have been planted are doing pretty well, according to the latest National Agricultural Statistics Service weekly report, for the week ending July 14.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Legislators say CP must improve
FARGO, N.D. — Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway reported 3,908 past-due agricultural rail cars as of July 17, down about 14 percent from the previous week’s 4,561. The past-due single-car orders were an average of 26.6 days late, compared with 30.2 days the previous week.
Monday, July, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Experts say watch for FSA mailings, get landlords in loop
REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. — Farmers should make sure to open and act upon farm program crop base mailings from Farm Service Agency this month, but they should wait as long as possible to choose between the Price Loss Coverage or Agriculture Risk Coverage options in the program.
Monday, August, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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RRV sugar beet crop looking small, late
Sugar beet cooperative leaders say early indications are for a smaller sugar beet yield than earlier expected in the Red River Valley.
Friday, August, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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STB orders CP, BNSF to Sept. 4 hearing in Fargo
FARGO, N.D. – The U.S. Surface Transportation Board announced Monday it will hold a public hearing on Sept. 4 to provided shippers an opportunity to report on service problems in the rail network.
Monday, August, 18, 2014 - Agweek - News

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