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Preparing for change
After more than six years of unprecedented boom in the U.S. farm economy driven by a government-backed drive for biofuels, record low interest rates and rising food exports, American grain farmers and their bankers are bracing for change.
Monday, December, 02, 2013 - Reuters - News

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Federal Reserve says US farmers should guard against debt binge if incomes fall
U.S. grain farmers have enjoyed a rare combination of soaring prices and land values since 2009 but if incomes dip as expected they should be careful not to fall into the trap of borrowing against inflated land values, the Kansas City Federal Reserve said in a report on May 3.
Tuesday, May, 07, 2013 - - News

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SD bridge loans can help with ag land purchases
South Dakota Agriculture Secretary Lucas Lentsch says a new state bridge loan program can help farmers and ranchers continue with an agricultural real estate purchase when Farm Service Agency funds may not be readily available.
Wednesday, August, 14, 2013 - - News

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ND fertilizer company seeks city loan
Representatives of Northern Plains Nitrogen will go before the city’s Growth Fund Committee Wednesday to request a $250,000 loan. The 320 acres of agricultural land east of the city’s wastewater ponds costs $1.7 million, according to the meeting packet.
Friday, October, 04, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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ND land values peak
No one knows the future, but there is a good possibility that we have seen the last of the rising land value reports for a while.
Monday, September, 09, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Cash flow
How will ag iron sellers thrive in 2014 and beyond?
Monday, November, 11, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Putting good times to good use
In times of prosperity, it's important to prepare for what comes next.
Monday, August, 05, 2013 - Agweek - Opinion

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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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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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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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EB-5 visa program funded SD projects
More than a dozen other large South Dakota projects were funded by the same controversial visa program used by the Northern Beef Packers Plant that is now bankrupt and under an apparent federal investigation.
Monday, November, 18, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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The value of female beef
When considering selling bred females, producers should examine the value of keeping the female versus selling her on the market.
Monday, November, 04, 2013 - SDSU Extension Service - 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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Drought tests SD farmer again
In southeast SD, drought reminiscent of 1980s farm crisis
Monday, June, 17, 2013 - 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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Farmland values keep rising
USDA finds higher cropland, pasture prices, especially in ND; cash rental rates also higher
Monday, August, 05, 2013 - Agweek - 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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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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A stark difference
The National Agricultural Statistics Service says crops are behind in the region. Nowhere is the difference between 2013 and 2012 more stark than in southern South Dakota.
Monday, August, 12, 2013 - Agweek - News

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October blizzard caused minimal impact on SD livestock industry statewide
RAPID CITY, S.D. — Livestock losses from October’s early season blizzard shouldn’t have a major impact on South Dakota’s industry as a whole.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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