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USDA reduces frequency of county cash-rents survey
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, citing lack of funds, is cutting back on an annual survey that can help farmers and landowners determine fair farmland rental rates. The 2014 survey is already completed, however, so just-beginning negotiations for 2015 rental rates won’t be affected.
Monday, November, 10, 2014 - Agweek - 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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Flexible rent on the rise?
This could be the year flexible rent finally begins a comeback, area ag officials say.
Monday, December, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Land values down after long increase
FARGO, N.D. — Farm managers and rural appraiser groups from North Dakota and Minnesota have recently published reports confirming what most farmers and landowners already sense — land values and rental markets softened in the 2014 calendar year.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Harvest and crop insurance guarantees
As I reflect on my past market tracking, we’ve lost 50 cents per bushel on new-crop corn and another 70 cents per bushel on soybean harvest delivery prices in the past month. The price decline is being fueled by the large portion of excellent crop ratings across the nation as a whole.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Focusing on profitability for 2015
Given the current price levels seen at harvest, along with the forecast prices for 2015 crops and land costs not immediately decreasing, It looks as though profitability in 2015 will be achieved by focusing on controlling input costs rather than aiming for the highest yield.
Monday, December, 01, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Rise in ag land prices slows
Upper Midwest agriculturalists have wondered when the big, multi-year run-up in farmland prices will end, or at least slow. A new study in South Dakota indicates the upturn might be running out of steam.
Monday, June, 16, 2014 - Agweek - News

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CRP signup begins
Though it’s been overshadowed by the late planting season, another Conservation Reserve Program signup began June 9. It’s too early to assess how popular this year’s signup will be, says Aaron Krauter, executive director of the North Dakota office of the Farm Service Agency, an arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Monday, June, 16, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Yields up, prices down on SD farms in 2013
South Dakota farmers had better yields in 2013, but dealt with lower prices when it came to selling their crops, according to a report released Wednesday by the South Dakota Center for Farm and Ranch Management at Mitchell Technical Institute.
Thursday, May, 01, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Insurance and the farm bill
Though members of Congress often have every intention of enacting a new farm bill well before farmers have to make planting decisions, so farmers can take the new policies into consideration in their planning process, very often planting is under way before the legislation is completed and signed into law by the President. This farm bill year is no different.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farm program deadlines approach
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Remember what it was like as a child waiting for Christmas, summer vacation or the next day off school? The wait was long, and suddenly it was over in a flash. Commodity programs in the 2012 to 2014 farm bills are much like that.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - - News

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Complexity adds risk
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Flexible leases have gained popularity in recent years and these agreements offer both advantages and disadvantages to landowners and tenants, says Kim Dillivan, South Dakota State University Extension crops business management field specialist.
Monday, December, 29, 2014 - - News

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Farmers, landowners renegotiate rental agreements
In a normal year, many Upper Midwest farmers and landlords already would have agreed on 2015 rental rates for cropland and pasture. In a normal year, agricultural producers, bankers and economists would have a pretty good handle on rate trends for the new year.
Monday, December, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Maintaining the rental rate increase
Even sharply lower grain prices didn’t stop the long upward push in North Dakota cropland rental rates. But continued poor prices or poor yields this fall will cause rates to stabilize or even decline, officials say.
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farmland rental rates a tough topic
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — Willie Huot has spent years helping farmers and landlords develop farmland rental agreements and he’s reached this conclusion: “What you come up with has to benefit both parties. It needs to be a win-win situation,” says Huot, a veteran Grand Forks (N.D.) County extension agent.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Record sugar beet crop in Montana
Western Sugar Cooperative is going to have a big crop this year, and the biggest part of it will be in the Billings, Mont., production area.
Monday, September, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Tough decision coming up crucial to state’s farmers
North Dakota farmland owners and operators have several decisions to make about the 2014 farm bill legislation that became law this year. These decisions require more thought and offer more opportunities for North Dakota producers than elsewhere in the country because of the variety of crops grown and the fairly dramatic change in crop rotations and yields in the state.
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - - News

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Regional ag lender survey shows farm debt rising
It might not be a return to the 1980s credit crisis, but another ag lender survey shows a yellow light for “slow” in the region’s agricultural pace heading into 2015.
Monday, December, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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