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Ag census shows stability
This week, U.S. Department of Agriculture released preliminary data from the 2012 Census of Agriculture that provides a snapshot of a rural America that remains stable in the face of difficult economic times.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ag census shows farms are bigger, fewer, more prosperous
The Ag Census, conducted once every five years, says American farms, on average, are bigger, fewer and more prosperous. And though the number of young farmers has risen, U.S. farmers, on average, are getting even older.
Friday, February, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Definition of "farm" complicates ag census data
To anyone involved with Upper Midwest agriculture, the growing size and declining number of area farms is a truism.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ag census shows fewer bigger farms and more young farmers
The number of farmers aged 25 to 34 has risen, a welcome change in an economic sector where, by all accounts, more young blood is needed. Nationwide, the U.S. had 109,146 farmers aged 25 to 34 in 2012, up from 106,735 in 2007.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek
Don't miss the Feb. 24 issue featuring a cover story on planting considerations. Corn prices are plummeting so farmers are looking to small-market crops, but those bring potential risks, too. Agweek also brings coverage from a few events including the International Crop Expo and Cornvention in its Feb. 24 issue, and reports the findings of the 2012 Census of Agriculture.
Thursday, February, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek
Agweek Editor Lisa Gibson returns with a preview of the upcoming issue. For the March 3 magazine, we'll take a closer look at the preliminary results of the 2012 Census of Ag, breaking them down state-by-state for our readership area. We'll also tell you about new developments in the Anderson Seed case, how 3-D printing can benefit farmers, and much more.
Thursday, February, 27, 2014 - - News

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A career that counts
The National Agricultural Statistics Service has named a new state chief for Minnesota.
Monday, April, 29, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Calling small farmers
Agweek would like to profile one or two very small farms in a future issue. If you fit that description and are interested, or know of someone else who does, please let us know by March 28.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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The story of Scotty, a buffalo pioneer
Recently I attended “Buffalo King,” a 2013 documentary movie on the life of James “Scotty” Philip, at the Fargo Film Festival.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Rural, small town opportunity
Conventional rhetoric has told us, since the Ag Crisis of the 1980s, perhaps since the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, that family farming and America’s small towns are in decline. But we told the journalists who called us, “of course the numbers have gone up. We’ve worked hard to create opportunities in rural and small town America.”
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Bigger farms, younger farmers
Until a few years ago, Travis Dagman was an architect in the Twin Cities. His wife, Dana, was a facilities manager there. Now they farm about 2,500 acres near Enderlin, N.D. By historical standards, that’s a large farm. By current standards, it’s not.
Monday, January, 13, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Expectations for corn reach record high
Corn production is forecast 80 million bushels higher than last month at a record 13.8 billion bushels.
Monday, September, 16, 2013 - USDA - News

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A new crop of farmers
A new generation of the O'Toole family of Crystal, N.D., is preparing to enter the family farming operation.
Monday, July, 22, 2013 - Agweek - News

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USDA will publish volume data, supporting, small and mid-size farms
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will begin collecting and publishing information on price and volume data on food that is sold within the locality and region in which it is produced as one of a series of efforts to expand support for small and mid-sized farmers and ranchers.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Fertility drugs, nature better than horse roundups
A scathing independent scientific review of wild horse roundups in the West concludes the U.S. government would be better off investing in widespread fertility control of the mustangs and let nature cull any excess herds instead of spending millions to house them in overflowing holding pens.
Wednesday, June, 05, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Changing tastes
While the effect of changing demographics has been seen in voting patterns and employment trends, the growing influence on America’s palate of the influx of immigrants from Latin America and Asia has been more subtle, even as grocery shelves increasingly display products containing ingredients like lemon grass and sriracha peppers.
Monday, July, 15, 2013 - New York Times News Service - News

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Fla. ranchers seek locally grown label
The program encourages local beef.
Monday, November, 11, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Peterson 'not optimistic' about farm bill
House Agriculture Committee ranking member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., told the nation’s beet and cane growers on Aug. 7 that for a farm bill to pass, pressure must come from states that produce non-commodity crops.
Monday, August, 12, 2013 - Agweek - Markets

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CHS stock sale might fund Spiritwood plant, calling small farmers and specialty crop funding available.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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