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Farm families should discuss goals
MITCHELL, S.D — The comparison has been made that planning a business is like planning a trip; you must know where you are going, how you are going to get there and by what mode of transportation.
Monday, January, 19, 2015 - Agweek - News

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SDFU celebrates January farm family
Like all business owners, farmers are always crunching numbers, so the fact that John Kippley, 69, and his son, Jeff, 35, both have accounting degrees works well for the Aberdeen, S.D., farmers.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - South Dakota Farmers Union - News

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Spring is a busy time for sheep-farming family
Jake Cuperus always knew he wanted to be a farmer. Jill always hoped she would marry a farmer. Luckily, life brought them together. “Our moms were good friends. I’m a year older than him so I’ve actually known him his entire life.” Jill says. “I went to college at Winona State, and one summer I came back and we worked at a barn together milking cows. The rest is history.”
Friday, April, 24, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Who's your Doris? We're all family on the farm
Many of you have a favorite goat, cow, pig or feathered friend that becomes part of your farm family. Who’s your Doris? We’d love to meet her! Email a photo or video of your favorite farm animal - barn cats and field dogs count, too - to kstromsodt@agweek.com.
Thursday, March, 12, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Time to focus on the books
Most farm families are totally focused on their harvest progress this time of the year, and on getting fieldwork done before the ground freezes. Spending time inside working on the books can be a challenge, but as the daylight hours start to shrink, I find it a little easier to set aside some extra time for crunching numbers.
Monday, November, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Minn. dairy industry crowns 61st Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Jeni Haler, a 19-year-old college student from Norwood Young America, Minn., representing Carver County, was crowned the 61st Princess Kay of the Milky Way in an evening ceremony at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds Aug. 20.
Thursday, August, 21, 2014 - - News

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Farm Rescue head gets doctorate
Bill Gross, a Seattle-based commercial pilot and founder and president of Farm Rescue of Horace, N.D., was given an honorary doctorate degree on May 16 at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks.
Thursday, May, 21, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Minnesota Corn Growers Association accepting applications for Student Agvocate program
The Minnesota Corn Growers Association is accepting applications for its 2015-16 Student Agvocate program. Successful applicants will receive a $3,000 scholarship and hands-on leadership experience working with agriculture professionals on behalf of Minnesota’s corn farmers.
Tuesday, March, 10, 2015 - - News

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N.D. farm household expenditures flat in 2014
The average living expenditures for North Dakota farm households was $75,380 in 2014, which was essentially the same as in 2013 but much higher than a decade ago. In 2005, the average for family living expenditures was $45,411.
Monday, June, 15, 2015 - North Dakota State University Extension Service - News

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Creating a succession plan
Passing on the family farm or ranch to the next generation can be one of the most difficult jobs in agriculture.
Monday, November, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Dairy check-off beneficial for farmers
I must correct Alan Guebert’s column, “Nation shoulders 22 commodity check-off programs,” in the July 21 issue of Agweek. First, farmers fund check-off programs, not taxpayers. The headline suggests otherwise.
Monday, August, 04, 2014 - Agweek - News

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USDA: Operations come in many shapes, sizes
Family farms continue to dominate U.S. agricultural production, but mid-sized and large ones are more productive and profitable than small ones, according to a new study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Monday, January, 19, 2015 - Agweek - News

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ADM suing North Dakota farmer for defaulting on ethanol plant deal
Archer Daniels Midland Co. is suing a prominent Walhalla, N.D., farmer for $700,000 for defaulting on a deal to buy a former ethanol plant in Walhalla.
Wednesday, June, 10, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Compiling SD ag numbers a major annual effort
MITCHELL, S.D. — The South Dakota Center for Farm and Ranch Business Management recently published the 2014 Annual Report.
Thursday, May, 14, 2015 - - News

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Farm Rescue aids North Dakota farmer
Tarin Dewald, who farms near Fredonia, N.D., was working on his auger March 6 when he fell off, plummeting about 15 feet to the ground. He broke his pelvis, a few ribs, his elbow and got a concussion from the impact of the fall.
Wednesday, April, 22, 2015 - - News

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U.N. airlifts seeds to South Sudan's conflict-hit farmers
The United Nations is sending up to 18 flights a day into South Sudan carrying seeds, tools and fishing equipment to allow desperate farmers to sow crops as the planting season begins in the conflict-ravaged country.
Thursday, May, 14, 2015 - - News

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Minnesota farmer brings new approach to water management
On Dec. 3, I had the privilege to share with the Agriculture Committee of the U.S. Senate both my experience as a Minnesota farmer working on water management and my thoughts about how we in agriculture can contribute to improved water quality.
Monday, December, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Minn. farm show set for Aug. 5 to 7
Farmers have many interests, so Minnesota Farmfest’s lineup includes everything from farm safety and precision agriculture to political forums and a celebration of young farmers.
Monday, August, 04, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Opening statements begin in federal insurance fraud case
Jurors in a federal crop insurance fraud trial in Fargo, N.D., were alerted that they’ll have to make a judgment on the credibility of a former hired hand in a case against farming brothers Aaron and Derek Johnson of Northwood, N.D.
Tuesday, December, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Area calving season underway, planting start nears
Shawn Adrian enjoys and appreciates his work as an ag banker. But the Binford, N.D., man is a farmer, too, so the next few months hold particular appeal. “I really like work sitting in the office and working with farmers (bank clients) in the winter,” he says. “But getting out in the fields (myself) in planting is special.”
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - Agweek - News

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