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Taylor proposes fixed interest rate for loans
North Dakota agriculture commissioner candidate Ryan Taylor proposed a fixed 1 percent interest rate for student loans at a news conference Thursday.
Friday, September, 12, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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2013 brought an increase in farm equipment sales
BROOKINGS, S.D. — In 2013, strong U.S. commodity prices, relatively low interest rates and enhanced tax deductions led to robust sales of new farm machinery and equipment. According to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ February 2014 Flash Report, retail sales of tractors and combines in 2013 were substantially higher than the two previous years and much greater than the five-year average, says Kim Dillivan, South Dakota State University Extension crops business management field specialist.
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - - News

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Regional ag lender survey shows farm debt rising
It might not be a return to the 1980s credit crisis, but another ag lender survey shows a yellow light for “slow” in the region’s agricultural pace heading into 2015.
Monday, December, 08, 2014 - 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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Samuelson: future of ag never brighter
The voice of America’s most prominent agricultural broadcaster was heard live recently in Grand Forks, N.D.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Lawsuit claims CME gave high-frequency traders special access
A group of traders has sued CME Group Inc., accusing the operator of the world’s largest derivatives exchange of selling market data to high-frequency traders, cheating other investors who lacked such access.
Monday, April, 14, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Deere posts lower quarterly profit, cuts full-year outlook
Deere & Co posted a lower quarterly profit on Aug. 12 and cut its full-year outlook as declining grain prices discouraged farmers from purchasing its tractors, harvesters and other agricultural machinery.
Wednesday, August, 13, 2014 - Reuters - News

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ND land values still increasing, but slowly
The hot farmland market showed significant cooling during 2013, according to Andrew Swenson, North Dakota State University Extension Service farm management specialist. His estimate is derived from the published results of a January county survey commissioned by the North Dakota Department of Trust Lands.
Monday, April, 21, 2014 - - News

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ND farm revenue doubled in 10 years
The “Financial Characteristics of North Dakota Farms, 2004-2013” publication summarizes the performance of more than 500 farms enrolled in the North Dakota Farm Business Management Education program.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Tumbling grain prices, no crash in farmland
CHICAGO — David Fullington paid a “ridiculous” price of $13,600 an acre for a 200-acre farm in Illinois within the past year and says he and his partners would probably bid again for prime land that is in tight supply, despite tumbling grain prices.
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - - News

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Farm bill brings new programs
The passage of the farm bill in February marks the largest shift in U.S. dairy policy in the past 70 years. The legislation represents a radical departure from dairy price supports and reliance on government.
Monday, April, 21, 2014 - - News

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RRV equipment firms affected by Ukraine turmoil
FARGO, N.D. — Agricultural equipment exporters to Ukraine say they are not counting on selling much in that country in 2014. Howard Dahl, president and CEO of Amity Technology LLC, speaking recently to the Fargo-Moorhead Chesterson Society in Fargo, N.D., offered his own historical study of the region and explained the impacts on his companies. The society is named for G.K. Chesterson, an English writer.
Monday, April, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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China bolsters support for farm sector with tax breaks
China is increasing its support for agriculture by renewing select tax breaks that have expired, the government says, in another move to support the real economy. China’s stumbling economy this year has pared banks’ tolerance for risk when they lend, further reducing the supply of loans to small-time borrowers who are usually ignored by banks because they are deemed to be high-risk borrowers.
Wednesday, December, 03, 2014 - - News

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Britain farmland prices hit record high
LONDON — Britain’s farmland prices hit a record high in the second half of 2013 on the back of strong commodity prices and as a rebounding housing market pushed up demand for homes in the countryside, a recent survey shows.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - - News

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RMA director retires after influential career
BILLINGS, Mont. — Doug Hagel might not be a household name, but his behind-the-scenes work has touched every farm and most ranches in the Dakotas and Montana in the past 20 years.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Property owners to vote on special assessment financing for F-M diversion
Owners of some 50,000 North Dakota properties will vote on financing the flood diversion early next year, including those who might be harmed by the project, according to a diversion official.
Tuesday, December, 16, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Traders squeezed in India
Farmers such as 68-year-old Ghanshyam Gokale are quietly shaking up agricultural commodity trading in India, forcing the likes of top soybean processor Ruchi Soya to shift its business model away from futures contracts and toward the spot market.
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Shippers request 'service arbitration'
Some agricultural shippers say North Dakota should institute a “service arbitration” to solve issues between grain shippers and the railroads in the state.
Monday, November, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Falling price of Minn. farmland sparks fears of a bust
The boom in farmland prices of recent years could be cooling, setting up a potential economic blow to Minnesota farmers. Minnesota’s farmland is worth about $100 billion, and given that land often accounts for 80 percent of a farm’s assets, that value has served as an economic engine. It provides farmers the collateral they need to buy equipment and grow crops.
Tuesday, August, 26, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Food prices pose problem for Indian economy
Three months since journeying more than 700 miles from his village in central India to take a job in this bustling city near the capital, New Delhi, Charan is already looking forward to a 10 percent pay rise. He isn’t an engineer or programmer. He hauls bricks and sand at a local construction site for less than $100 a month.
Monday, January, 13, 2014 - Reuters - News

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