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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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2014 shows moderate rise in SD land value
BROOKINGS, S.D. — According to results from a farm real estate survey conducted by agricultural economists at South Dakota State University, South Dakota nonirrigated agricultural land values increased marginally in 2014.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - 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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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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USDA report shows large corn, soybean stocks
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s June Grain Stocks report showed much larger June 1 stocks of both corn and soybeans than had been anticipated by the market. The Acreage report revealed much larger acreage of soybeans than had been anticipated, according to a University of Illinois agricultural economist.
Monday, June, 30, 2014 - University of Illinois - 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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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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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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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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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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BLT costs harder to swallow with US pig virus, drought
The cost to produce a BLT, America’s favorite summer sandwich, hit a record high of $1.65 in May and will continue to take a bigger bite out of wallets in the coming months, given a pig virus that has ramped up bacon prices and drought-stricken salad crops in California.
Thursday, July, 10, 2014 - Reuters - 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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Red ink on beets, corn for RRV
FARGO, N.D. — Farmers outside the Red River Valley in North Dakota did better financially in 2013 than farmers inside the valley, according to the annual North Dakota Farm Management Education Report. That happens only about two years out of 10.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - 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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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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Market-following programs useless
As the annual crop tours end, it is evident that, in the absence of an extremely early frost or other weather event, the U.S. corn and soybean crops could achieve record levels of production.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - Agweek - 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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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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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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Conference addresses ag opportunities
FARGO, N.D. — Fascinating opportunities to provide biobased industrial products exist, but they probably will need to provide price, utility and environmental benefits, especially if they want to compete at a premium to petrochemical substitutes.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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