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Challenging the aging farmer crisis
Agriculture economists have long warned that farmers are getting old and staying on their land longer, delaying the turnover to a younger generation.
Monday, December, 09, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Soybean consumption accelerating, could exceed supply
The pace of domestic U.S. soybean consumption accelerated in December 2013 and the pace of export commitments continues to exceed expectations. According to a University of Illinois agricultural economist, even with the normal seasonal slowdown in exports of soybeans, soybean meal and soybean oil, consumption seems to be on track to exceed the available supply.
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - - News

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Key USDA reports coming Nov. 8
Crop production and global supply-and-demand estimates take on added importance.
Monday, October, 28, 2013 - Agweek - News

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USDA: Despite late start, record corn crop likely
The wet start to the corn planting season is expected to reduce the amount each acre produces this year, but farmers are planting so much of the crop that they’re still likely to bring in a record amount.
Friday, May, 10, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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ACRE program mulled
As the ACRE program signup deadline approaches, NDSU economists say the program may benefit more growers this year, over the DCP program.
Monday, May, 20, 2013 - Agweek - News

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NDSU establishes prevented-planting website
Provides analyzer to help producers
Monday, June, 10, 2013 - North Dakota State University - News

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USDA reduces corn crop to reflect wet spring
Corn farmers are feeling the impact of a cool, wet spring but are still expected to bring in a record crop this year.
Wednesday, June, 12, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Drought worsens in Midwest, South; affects crops
The combination of heat and scarce amounts of rain intensified the drought in several agriculturally significant states, contributing to declining crop conditions in parts of the Midwest and South.
Thursday, September, 12, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Drought worsens in Midwest, South
The combination of heat and scarce amounts of rain intensified the drought in several agriculturally significant states, contributing to declining crop conditions in parts of the Midwest and South.
Monday, September, 16, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Corn market functioning as needed?
Corn prices managed a small rally following the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Nov. 8 Crop Production report that contained a corn production forecast that was not quite as large as feared. Since then, however, new lows have been established and prices are currently only about 10 cents above the pre-report level.
Monday, December, 02, 2013 - - News

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UK floods pose threat to animal welfare
The immediate threat to British agriculture from floods and storms has put animal welfare in the spotlight, but in the long-term increasingly erratic weather is likely deter investment, despite continuing global growth in demand for food.
Wednesday, February, 19, 2014 - - News

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Microdosing improves productivity in crops
URBANA, Ill. — Crop yields in the fragile semi-arid areas of Zimbabwe have been declining as a result of a decline in soil fertility resulting from mono-cropping, lack of fertilizer and other factors. In collaboration with the Internat- ional Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, University of Illinois researchers evaluated the use of a precision farming technique called “microdosing,” its effect on food security and its ability to improve yield at a low cost to farmers.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - University of Illinois - News

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Early corn production concerns
Recently, new-crop futures have been choppy due to planting delays and producer expectations.
Monday, April, 22, 2013 - Forum - News

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Contemplating the Brazilian dilemma
Tropical climates that allow for year-round farming would seem to be a tremendous economic advantage, but for corn and soybean farmers in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso, it also poses a problem — an abundance of grain followed by about a 10 percent postharvest loss, partially because of a lack of storage.
Monday, July, 15, 2013 - University of Illinois - News

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Prevented plant acres in ND total more than 4 million
A map released July 15 by the North Dakota state office of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency shows the actual prevented plant acreage in the state is more than double the original estimate.
Monday, July, 15, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Fertilizer industry grows
Despite safety concerns, the US fertilizer industry is growing, with plants for new plants taking shape.
Monday, July, 29, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Hotter longer, Australian heat wave pressuring commodities
Australia can expect even longer and hotter heat waves than the one now scorching wide swathes of the country, a climate research group said on Thursday, raising questions about its long-term position as an agricultural powerhouse.
Thursday, January, 16, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Nonsugar sugar beet promo prompts interest
“Industrial beets” is now the preferred moniker for beets being promoted for growing outside the Red River Valley to make things such as industrial sugar components or “green” ethanol, but not sugar.
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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USDA report: US GMO crops show benefits, concerns
After more than 15 years of using genetically modified crops, U.S. farmers are continuing to see an array of benefits, but the impacts on the environment and on food production are mixed, and high farmer use of a popular herbicide on GMO crops is a cause for ongoing concern, according to a report issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Expanding planting
High crop prices entice farms to turn available land over to crop production
Tuesday, May, 28, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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