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Upper Midwest farmers coping with poor crop prices
Merle Haggard, the great country singer, once wrote and recorded the classic, “Are the Good Times Really Over for Good?” For the most part, it’s a doleful tune that laments America’s lost greatness (“The best of the free life behind us now”) and wonders whether the future can measure up to the glorious past.
Monday, February, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Annual KMOT Ag Expo still upbeat despite lower crop prices
A no-reason-to-panic attitude was typical of people who talked with Agweek Wednesday on the first day of the 44th annual KMOT Ag Expo, one of the region’s largest and most popular farm shows. The three-day show, which ends Jan. 30, is at the State Fair Center on the North Dakota State Fairgrounds. An estimated 30,000 to 40,000 people will attend, as will more than 1,000 exhibitors.
Wednesday, January, 28, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Rental rates, land values increasing
Crop prices have plunged, but cropland values and rental rates continue to rise, a new report says.
Monday, August, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Annual Expo set for Feb. 18 and 19 in Grand Forks, ND
Crop prices have plunged, but interest in the International Crop Expo remains as strong as ever, one of the farm show’s managers says.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Old-crop soybeans could influence new marketing year
With plentiful supplies of soybeans available, the magnitude of 2014 to ’15 marketing-year ending stocks of U.S. soybeans has limited implications for old-crop prices.
Tuesday, April, 21, 2015 - University of Illinois, Urbana - News

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Crop budgets show potential loss
Plunging crop prices will make it difficult for many farmers in North Dakota and adjacent areas in surrounding states to turn a profit in 2015, according to an annual projection from North Dakota State University Extension Service.
Monday, December, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Sodden spring spells uncertainty for Minn. crop prices
Minnesota farmers might be looking at a financial squeeze this year. The wet spring has eliminated drought in much of the Corn Belt, suggesting a big crop could be on the way. That’s helping drive down prices below the breakeven level for a lot of producers.
Wednesday, May, 28, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Good economy benefits aerial ag applicators
Thanks to a rare combination of strong crop prices and generally good yields, the past few years have been kind to most Upper Midwest farmers. Aerial ag applicators have fared well, too.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farm boom reduces CRP acres
MOORHEAD, Minn. — Northern prairies saw some songbirds return in the 1990s as farmers shifted cropland into grasses. Crop prices were poor then, so idling land benefited farmers and birds.
Monday, June, 30, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Aug. 23 and 24 rains boost area crops
Farmers once described timely, crop-boosting precipitation as “a million-dollar rain.” The term, more poetic than scientific, has been outdated by higher crop prices, but the concept remains valid.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Revenue insurance unreliable
The need to make a choice between Price Loss Coverage and Agricultural Risk Coverage has the effect of forcing farmers to think what crop prices could look like in the next five years. That is the period during which farmers will be locked into either PLC or ARC by the one-time selection they will have to make this fall.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ag bankers urged to stick with proven credit principles
A long run of prosperity has allowed Upper Midwest agriculture producers to strengthen their bottom line. But plunging crop prices threaten future profitability, and ag bankers need to keep that in mind, a North Dakota State University professor said.
Monday, November, 03, 2014 - Agweek - 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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Thune hits small towns to talk ag issues, railcar shortage
Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., posed a question Thursday morning to those at CHS Farmers Alliance. “What can Uncle Sam do for you?” he asked the handful of locals gathered in the store. “Raise crop prices,” said resident Matt Schroeder, drawing laughs from others, including Thune.
Friday, August, 08, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Minnesota West program helps farmers manage risks
After a few good years in the farming industry, Minnesota West Community and Technical College’s Farm Business Management instructor Mike Dierks says producers today are concerned about the financial implications that might be in their future if crop prices don’t rebound.
Monday, October, 06, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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USDA offers online help for ARC, PLC
The U.S. Department of Agriculture today unveiled new online programs intended to help farmers choose between ARC and PLC. The 2014 farm bill requires producers to pick either Agricultural Risk Coverage, which protects against falling revenue, or Price Loss Coverage, which provides payments when crop prices fall below levels set in the farm bill.
Thursday, September, 25, 2014 - - News

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Mustard types have different markets
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — The three different mustards have distinctly different markets. Yellow is hot. Western Canadian farmers grew a larger crop last year than the year before, and most was yellow. Prices fell hard after harvest but have been on the upswing since, and new-crop prices are even higher. Trade is brisk. Farmers are selling and processors are busy. Yellow bids range between 33.5 to 36 cents per pound. Most, but not all, processors are buying.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Agweek - 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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Expected farm bill payout draws critics
The U.S. farm bill is working as intended and criticism of a potential $10 billion government payout is both premature and unfair, Upper Midwest farmers and farm group officials say.
Monday, December, 01, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Choices and consequences
It’s one of the biggest behind-the-scenes stories in Upper Midwest agriculture. It’s the story of aggressive farmers who expanded rapidly between 2007 and 2012 during the boom and prudent operators who expanded with care and caution. It’s a story in which a pivotal chapter might be written during the 2015 crop season.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Agweek - News

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