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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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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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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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Changes in ND laws can attract more operations
FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota is once again on the cusp of considering changes in the anti-corporate farming law that was originally passed in 1932. Lawmakers are pondering whether loosening the law for some livestock purposes can even the playing field with neighboring states and provinces.
Monday, January, 19, 2015 - Agweek - 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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How farm policy used to work
Between the 1930s and 1992, farm bills generally instituted compensation policies that took the form of price supports. These policies were designed to manage the surplus production that resulted from centuries of developmental policies while allowing U.S. farmers the chance, with hard work and good management skills, to provide their family with a livelihood.
Monday, June, 09, 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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Ranch family recovers from October blizzard
It’s been five months since the historic blizzard of Oct. 4, 2013. Shawn and Kristy Freeland of Caputa, S.D., are among some 600 livestock producers getting by with a little help from their friends.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Buying ahead of USDA report
The wheat market finally was able to turn and post solid gains for last week. It seems like it has been since the middle of December that wheat has had a stronger week and all the news just seems to focus on the negative. Last week was the week that wheat said enough. For the week ending Jan. 5, March Minneapolis gained 22.25 cents, March Chicago was up 23 cents and March Kansas City gained 23.75 cents.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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ND ranch expands into agritourism
Jerry Doan always figured his oldest son would return to the family farm and make agriculture his lifelong career. But the elder Doan was a bit surprised when his three other children said they wanted to come back, too.
Tuesday, September, 02, 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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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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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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China urges banks to speed up agriculture sector loans
China urged its banks to speed up lending to agriculture, the country’s banking regulator said on Tuesday, in an effort to bolster a sector that employs almost one third of its 1.4 billion people, but remains in desperate need of funding.
Tuesday, March, 03, 2015 - - 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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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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Economist at Northern Soybean Expo sees continued recovery
Don’t expect much inflation in 2015, but do expect a continued economic recovery, a nationally known economist told hundreds of conference-going farmers on Feb. 17 at the Northern Soybean Expo in Fargo, N.D.
Wednesday, February, 18, 2015 - Agweek - 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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