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Washington County (Minn) Fair uplifts community
July 28 through Aug. 3 is set aside on many calendars in eastern Minnesota as a long weekend of friends, food and fun.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Congress leaves for break with no farm bill agreement
Congress left Washington on Nov. 22 for Thanksgiving without reaching agreement on a new farm bill, leaving in question whether the bill will be finished before the end of the calendar year.
Friday, November, 22, 2013 - Agweek - News

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March 17 is crop insurance deadline
It doesn’t get much attention outside agriculture, but a key date on most farmers’ calendars is upon them. March 15 is the normal deadline for buying or modifying crop insurance for most spring-planted crops. Farmers, working closely with their insurance agents, typically make their final decisions on 2014 crop insurance in the first two weeks of the months.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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RRV farmers are busy planting
The last week of May involved a race with the calendar as farmers finally saw a run of fit conditions for planting corn and other crops. Tiling, fertilizer application and seeding were under way heavily in the north-central Red River Valley when Agweek visited on May 27.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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FSA extends prevented-planting reporting deadline in ND, SD and Minn.
The North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota Farm Service Agency state offices have extended prevented-planting reporting deadlines to July 15 to coincide with the final acreage reporting date. Montana FSA hasn’t received any requests to extend the deadline and consequently hasn’t done so.
Wednesday, June, 18, 2014 - Agweek - News

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UPDATED: ND PSC recommends payment for 7 of 9 claims against insolvent grain company
The North Dakota Public Service Commission on Dec. 30 approved a motion that could lead to the reimbursement of several people with claims against an insolvent grain company.
Tuesday, December, 31, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Disaster aid signup starts April 15
Farmers and ranchers can begin signing up for disaster assistance programs on Tuesday, April 15, the U.S. Department of Department officially announced today.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - - News

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State FSA offices still working on prevented-planting
State offices of the Farm Service Agency are still trying to estimate the number of 2014 prevented-planting acres in North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota and Montana.
Monday, August, 04, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Calving will soon be in full swing
The question of the day is are the cows ready to breed? For many cattle operations, the calving season got started in mid-March, so it will be in full swing soon.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Let it snow
For 2013, the winter weather has left many livestock owners wondering if they ever will get caught up. With crops finally harvested and forages delivered to the feed yard, the last tune many livestock producers may be humming is one you often hear entertainers Dean Martin or Frank Sinatra singing this time of year: “Let It Snow!”
Monday, December, 30, 2013 - Agweek - News

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USDA chief economist says farm bill will affect income, not plantings
The U.S. Department of Agriculture increased its estimate of U.S. agricultural exports to $142.6 billion for fiscal 2014, up $5.6 billion from November’s estimate and $1.5 billion higher than the previous record level in fiscal year 2013.
Friday, February, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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USDA will wait to release specifics on farm bill commodity title
The U.S. Department of Agriculture isn’t likely to announce the fine points of the farm bill commodity title any time soon, two key congressional staffers said. Because the payment options are decoupled from planting decisions, the programs farmers choose won’t have bearing for 2014 planting. Bart Fischer, chief economist for the Republican-led U.S. House Agriculture Committee, and Matt Schertz, senior professional staff member, spoke to about 150 people in a two-hour “farm bill implementation seminar” in Fargo, N.D., on May 2.
Friday, May, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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SD farm home to unusual cattle
FEDORA, S.D. — If you’ve ever slowed down to look at those unique cattle along South Dakota Highway 34 between Fedora and Howard, you’re not the first.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Latest News
USDA: Disaster aid signup starts April 15, land sale to Jennie-O passed, Vilsack: assistance for PED losses limited, USDA announces $19 million in grants for beginning farmers and CWB building another grain elevator.
Monday, April, 14, 2014 - - News

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CSP renewal deadline is Sept. 12
Farmers and ranchers whose five-year Conservation Stewardship Program enrollment contracts expire this year must submit their renewal applications to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service by Sept. 12 to initiate the re-enrollment process.
Thursday, September, 04, 2014 - - News

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More good news on ND prevented-planting
The latest Farm Service Agency statistics reinforce earlier reports that prevented-planting acres aren’t as common in North Dakota as once feared.
Tuesday, August, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND prevented-planting acres might fall short of earlier fears
As of July 26, the most recent date for which statistics are available, 1,663,847 prevented-planting acres in the state had been reported, according to Bryan Olschlager, farm program director of the compliance division of the North Dakota Farm Service Agency.
Monday, August, 04, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Conditions slow Minn. harvest, but yields better than expected
Reports from west-central Minnesota farmers and agriculture professionals reflect the U.S. Department of Agriculture crop-weather report issued Oct. 21: the crop harvest has been slowed by rain, but yields are better than some farmers expected after a wet, late spring and drought conditions this summer.
Wednesday, October, 23, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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Farm bill brings changes
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Among changes found within the new farm bill, the Margin Protection Program for dairy producers, is an important new safety net.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - - News

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Canadian producers watch US farm bill
New meat labeling rules kick in.
Monday, November, 25, 2013 - Canadian Press - News

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