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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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NASS releases ag census data for states, counties
The census was conducted by the National Agricultural Statistics Service, an arm of USDA. NASS says the state and county profiles will be followed “by new tools throughout the year to highlight the more than 6 million data points captured in the agriculture census.”
Monday, June, 02, 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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NASS releases full 2012 Census of Agriculture
New statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture reinforce previously released numbers that show young farmers are becoming a greater presence in agriculture.
Friday, May, 02, 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
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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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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Small farms, big roles
The Census of Agriculture shows, for the most part, farms are becoming bigger and fewer. But the census also shows farms still vary in size: Small ones are growing in number and those of modest size continue to play a huge role. Agweek kicks off a series profiling small farms operated by people whose main sources of income are off-farm jobs.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Rise of the megafarms: American farms have swelled and ND is leading the way
You can’t just fix tractors anymore. The machines Wayne Ward collects, the tractors from a bygone era — those could be repaired by hand.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Farmers need to adopt sustainable practices
While the agricultural sector has been strong economically, ecological costs of over-tilling, excess fertilizer and other modern practices are adding up.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farm bill helps beginners
CRARY, N.D. — Ever since he was a child, Adam Leiphon wanted to one day work the land his family has farmed since 1934. Now 31, he has been preparing to take over the 2,500-acre family farm, working alongside his father and uncle since 2009 to learn the ropes of the trade.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Young farmers join local movement
WINDSOR, N.D. — Hannah Sargent and Jonathon Moser didn’t intend to be farmers. In January 2013, the young couple traveled to the Land Down Under to work at Captain’s Creek Organic Farm, a 200-acre organic vegetable farm an hour north of Melbourne, Victoria. They managed the farm’s community-supported agriculture operation and learned how to milk goats.
Monday, April, 21, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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US chicken farmers latest caught in Russia sanction crosshairs
Russia’s threatened ban on U.S. poultry imports, the latest move in a sanctions skirmish over Moscow’s support of rebels in Ukraine, has agriculture companies alert to the risks of a conflict that’s already roiled trading of crops ranging from soy, beef and fruit to California pistachios.
Monday, August, 04, 2014 - Reuters - 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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Beef cattle numbers thriving, despite weather woes
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Beef cattle outnumber people in South Dakota by more than a 4 to 1 ratio. With this in mind, it should come as no surprise that South Dakota cattlemen and cattle feeders continue to keep their stake among national leaders in beef production despite the challenges presented by the drought of 2012, Storm Atlas and escalating feed and land costs.
Monday, July, 14, 2014 - - News

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City kid turns to farming
Twenty-seven-year-old Sobieck is a rarity in modern agriculture. He’s a city kid who had no ties to agriculture and no plans to become a farmer — until he met and fell in love with Holly Finken, a North Dakota farm girl.
Monday, May, 05, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Second guessing USDA projections for corn
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report released on May 9 contained updated projections for consumption of U.S. corn during the current marketing year and updated production and consumption projections for the 2014 to ’15 marketing year.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - University of Illinois - News

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Farmer serves as county state's attorney
You might find Peter Welte in a field near Aneta, N.D. He’ll be wearing jeans and sitting on a tractor. Or you might find him in the Grand Forks (N.D.) County Courthouse. He’ll be wearing a suit and tie.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Rancher works as shop foreman
For two decades, Strom of Hill River Farm was a ranch without cattle. But Mark Strom, a fifth-generation rancher, brought them back. “Animals, livestock — whether it’s a dog or cat — I pretty much have a passion for it,” he says.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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