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Argentine trade surplus shrivels as commodity prices drop
Argentina's trade surplus plunged 69.2 percent in April from the same month a year earlier to $252 million because of a fall in commodity prices, official data showed on Friday, sharply undershooting market expectations.
Friday, May, 22, 2015 - - News

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EU told rules on commodity price speculation risk losing their teeth
New European Union rules to crack down on speculation in food and other commodity prices risk being watered down during final negotiations over detail, campaigners said on Thursday.
Thursday, May, 21, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Big Iron opener comes amid harvest, commodity price worries
The annual Big Iron Farm Show has operated among euphoric times in agricultural pricing many times in the past. Not this year. With corn prices projected around $3 per bushel for the next two or three years, farmers are scratching their heads and sharpening their pencils about how many new, big machines they’ll be able to afford.
Wednesday, September, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND farmer adds to farm, feedlot through industry highs and lows
Chase Dewitz has fearlessly expanded his North Dakota farm, having ridden the ups and now navigating the downs of lower commodity prices.
Monday, October, 13, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Economist: Ag outlook tough, could be worse
Robert Johansson, new acting chief economist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, said commodity prices have been trending downward for the past several years and USDA expects that to continue.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Government offers loans as incentive in Thailand
BANGKOK — Thailand will offer interest-free loans to farmers as an incentive to delay sales of rice, its prime minister says, as the interim government seeks to support farmers hurt by falling global commodities prices.
Monday, November, 03, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Grain, meat and the carnivore's dilemma
If most Americans followed commodity prices as blindly as they follow the Kardashians, the national dinner menu might well feature bushels of cheaper-by-the-day grains and teaspoons of record-priced pork, beef, poultry and fish.
Monday, August, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Anti-corporate farming, urban ag among topics in state legislatures
FARGO, N.D. — Against a backdrop of strong livestock prices and declining crop commodity prices, state legislative agriculture committees in the area are looking for ways to help farmers and ranchers thrive.
Monday, January, 19, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Basics of cash lease arrangements
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Flexible leases might offer limited financial protection to farmers, if growing conditions or market prices deteriorate or production costs escalate.
Monday, November, 17, 2014 - - News

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FSA nomination period begins Sunday
The nomination period for Farm Service Agency county committees begins Sunday.
Friday, June, 13, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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CRP reductions to continue
The loss of more than half of the acres of land in a popular conservation program in North Dakota has triggered what Eric Lindstrom, government affairs representative for Ducks Unlimited in North Dakota, referred to as “CRP loss hangover.”
Wednesday, July, 30, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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As US farm cycle turns, tractor makers might suffer longer than farmers
Farm equipment makers insist the sales slump they face this year because of lower crop prices and farm incomes will be short-lived. Yet, there are signs the downturn might last longer than tractor and harvester makers, including Deere & Co., are letting on and the pain could persist long after corn, soybean and wheat prices rebound.
Tuesday, September, 16, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Iowa farmland prices down 7.6 percent in 6 months
Farmland prices in Iowa, the top U.S. corn and soybean state, are down by an average 7.6 percent over the past six months and 11 percent from a year ago, pressured by lower grain prices and firmer interest rates, according to a survey released Tuesday.
Tuesday, March, 31, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Congress considers RFS changes
Thirty-four U.S. lawmakers introduced a bill that seeks to end ethanol fuel-blending mandates. The legislators want to eliminate requirements for corn-based ethanol blending and cap blending levels for other biofuels at actual production levels.
Thursday, February, 05, 2015 - - News

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Weak global agriculture sector hurts Deere second-quarter profit
A weak global agriculture sector weighed heavily on quarterly results posted by Deere and Co. May 22, but earnings still topped expectations, and the farm equipment maker raised its full-year profit forecast despite a worsening sales outlook.
Friday, May, 22, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Rail service complaints slow
Slower grain sales because of slack prices has reduced complaints about slow commodity rail shipments, but the railroads are reporting persistent backlogs, and container shipments of agricultural and other products to key Pacific Northwest ports are worse than ever, officials say.
Monday, December, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Planting preparations underway in region
It wouldn’t be the first time in history, but farmers and their advisers say it will be unusual if farmers start planting in March.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Farming relationships will be crucial in 2015
A few weeks ago I had looked at some breakevens on corn and soybeans for 2015 and, unfortunately, they did not look very good.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Dow chemical raises buyback by $5 billion
Dow Chemical Co. raised its asset sale target by as much as 42 percent to $8.5 billion and increased its share buyback plan by $5 billion, as it looks to thwart hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb’s push to split the company.
Monday, November, 17, 2014 - Reuters - News

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New law was needed to help dairy, hog industries
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — Being a farm owner, I was very interested in a letter I read about the new corporate farming law. Judging by the writer’s and North Dakota Farmers Union’s overreactions, you would think the Legislature had done away with all anti-corporate farming laws.
Thursday, May, 14, 2015 - - News

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