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Annual survey of N.D. cropland shows signs of peaked prices
Farmland rental rates and values are both rising and falling across North Dakota — a good sign that farmland prices have peaked, an agricultural economist says.
Monday, April, 13, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Farmers weigh crop insurance options
Upper Midwest farmers are wrapping up harvest. Now, with help from government employees, agricultural economists and others, they’re beginning their next big task.
Monday, November, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Minnesota ag economist shares results of farm bill choices analysis
A new analysis of 76 Minnesota sample farms doesn’t provide much help in deciding whether farmers in the state should reallocate their base acres under the new farm bill, an agricultural economist says.
Friday, March, 13, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Storing corn crops
The majority of annually produced crops such as corn must be stored. According to a University of Illinois agricultural economist, for corn producers, the question at harvest time will be who will store the portion of the crop that has not yet been sold.
Monday, August, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Economists to share market outlook at South Dakota Governor’s Ag Summit
Two agricultural economists will participate in a discussion panel regarding market outlooks for a variety of agricultural commodities during Session 4 of the South Dakota Governor’s Agricultural Summit on July 10, from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. in Pine Crest Rooms C and D at the Lodge in Deadwood.
Monday, June, 29, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Hungry hogs, cattle gobble up grain during U.S. bird flu outbreak
CHICAGO - Higher numbers of hogs, cattle and broiler chickens are gobbling up animal feed, eating into supplies that were expected to grow due to the loss of 48 million chickens and turkeys in the worst-ever outbreak of bird flu in U.S. history.
Thursday, July, 02, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Farm-level production decisions
Agricultural policy analysts must consider three polarities: Micro- and macroeconomics, short- and long-term, and policies to treat low prices or their cause.
Monday, December, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Commodity policy choice
When it comes to developing policy prescriptions to deal with the dynamic of long periods of low prices interrupted by much shorter periods of high prices, two approaches are possible.
Monday, December, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Resource on rental rates
Farmers and landlords have a new resource to help them determine farmland rental rates.
Monday, September, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Prevented planting focus shifts south in 2015
The number of prevented-planting corn and soybean acres across the country could be above average in 2015 based on conditions in late June.
Monday, June, 29, 2015 - Agweek - News

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New global grain giant takes shape with COFCO, CIC venture
SINGAPORE - China's biggest grain trader has taken its next step to developing a major competitor to the traditional 'Big 4' global agribusiness giants, ADM, Bunge, Cargill and Louis Dreyfus.
Wednesday, May, 13, 2015 - Reuters - News

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USDA offers online help for ARC, PLC
The U.S. Department of Agriculture today unveiled new online programs intended to help farmers choose between ARC and PLC. The 2014 farm bill requires producers to pick either Agricultural Risk Coverage, which protects against falling revenue, or Price Loss Coverage, which provides payments when crop prices fall below levels set in the farm bill.
Thursday, September, 25, 2014 - - News

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UAE-Egypt to grow desert wheat
Egypt and two companies from its strong backer United Arab Emirates have embarked on an ambitious plan to grow wheat in the desert that could boost the Cairo government’s credibility, if successful. Egypt, the world’s biggest wheat importer, has long aspired to become self-sufficient in its staple food through various schemes, including reclaiming land in its desert wastelands.
Monday, December, 08, 2014 - Reuters - News

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150-foot telescoping unit is biggest in class
WEST FARGO, N.D. — The Big Iron Farm Show this year offered a look at Big Aluminum — Boyd Ag LLC’s telescoping, long, light spray booms that allow farmers to conserve fuel and labor.
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Milk price drop brings concerns in Minnesota dairy country
After several profitable years, dairy farmers are seeing their bull market crash. Milk prices have dropped by more than one-third since last fall. China, a major American milk importer the past few years, is projected to slash imports this year by about $1 billion. And next month, the European Union will lift production caps on its farmers so they can produce as much milk as they want.
Friday, March, 20, 2015 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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US ethanol makers at record rate despite rare gasoline premium
U.S. ethanol production is likely to continue at a record rate despite its rare premium to gasoline as cheap corn, high biofuel prices and even cool weather provide ideal conditions and strong profit margins.
Wednesday, December, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Australia, China trade deal worth $1 billion a year
SYDNEY — Australia will export up to 1 million head of cattle a year to China, worth around $1 billion Australian ($856 million), to help meet a growing appetite for red meat, Australian officials said on Nov. 7, citing a long-awaited deal set to be signed shortly.
Monday, November, 17, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Anticipating changes in corn and soybean acreage estimates
With a favorable planting and early growing season, attention in the corn and soybean markets is shifting toward acreage considerations. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s survey for the March 31, 2015, Prospective Plantings report revealed producer intentions to plant 89.199 million acres of corn in 2015, 1.398 million fewer acres than planted in 2014.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - University of Illinois, Urbana - News

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Reducing postharvest loss
With all the effort it takes to grow a food crop from seed to sale, it might be surprising that some farms in Brazil lose 10 to 12 percent of their yield at various points along the postharvest route.
Monday, August, 18, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Precondition for prime livestock
It’s been talked about for 60 years. It’s better for animals, preferred by most cattle feeders, and could provide a 169 percent return on investment.
Thursday, April, 16, 2015 - - News

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