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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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As corn prices fall, Minnesota farms worry about the future
Corn is Minnesota’s biggest cash crop, and in recent years it has delivered big returns to the state’s farmers. But this year, most corn farmers are expected to lose money. That’s causing a lot of concern among farmers as they negotiate spring planting loans with lenders.
Tuesday, February, 10, 2015 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek
Join Editor Lisa Gibson for a glimpse into the Dec. 8 issue of Agweek, including a cover story on a recent ag lender survey. Respondents say ag debt is increasing in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota. We'll also deliver coverage of some events in the region, including the annual meeting of American Crystal Sugar growers, tax planning discussions and more.
Tuesday, December, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Setting the record straight on EB-5
There have been so many misstatements in the media regarding the EB-5 program and Joop Bollen,
Monday, November, 17, 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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Farmers face lower prices
As the 2013 corn crop was being planted, futures prices were above $6 per bushel with an occasional bump above $7. Traders were concerned that the planting problems farmers were experiencing would result in reduced production. By the end of July, with fewer concerns about the size of the corn crop, the price dropped below $5.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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No end seen in booming cattle market
Tim Petry expected strong cattle prices in 2014. “But I didn’t expect they’d be this good. They’ve been phenomenal, in some cases almost unbelievable,” said Petry, North Dakota State University Extension Service livestock marketing economist.
Monday, November, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Surviving the October blizzard
The impact of the Oct. 4 storm has varied greatly from one producer to the next, but considerable help has been marshaled, and more is on the way.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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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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Farmland values likely to weaken before year-end
CHICAGO — Farmland prices in the U.S. Corn Belt and central Plains were mostly steady in the third quarter, but weakness was likely before year-end, as farmers absorb the impact of five-year lows in grain prices, according to regional Federal Reserve banks.
Monday, December, 01, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Farmland values hold steady in US plains
Farmland prices in the U.S. Corn Belt and central Plains were mostly steady in the third quarter, but weakness was likely before year-end as farmers absorb the impact of five-year lows in grain prices, according to regional Federal Reserve banks.
Friday, November, 14, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Farms lose money as corn prices fall
ST. JAMES, Minn. — Corn is Minnesota’s biggest cash crop, and in recent years it has delivered big returns to the state’s farmers.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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2014 shows moderate rise in SD land value
BROOKINGS, S.D. — According to results from a farm real estate survey conducted by agricultural economists at South Dakota State University, South Dakota nonirrigated agricultural land values increased marginally in 2014.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Budget livestock profits wisely
This will probably be a year of record livestock income for many. I hear the term income more frequently than the term profit.
Monday, December, 01, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Energae considers selling company assets
Energae LP, a financially troubled green energy company based in Clear Lake, Iowa, is telling shareholders that officials are considering whether the company should sell its assets. The company had promoted a sugar beet-to-ethanol plant to Red River Valley farmers in 2012.
Monday, June, 30, 2014 - Agweek - News

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New Angus CEO: feeders will have plenty of time to prepare for opening
DICKINSON, N.D. — They don’t know exactly when in 2015 they’ll start production, but the new owners of an Aberdeen, S.D., meatpacking plant say they’ll give cattle producers in the region several months of notice.
Monday, September, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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American Crystal governs joint ventures
American Crystal Sugar Co.’s board isn’t outlawing joint ventures, but it is taking a step toward guaranteeing all entities always deliver beets — the basic ingredient for making sugar.
Monday, December, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Canadian province eyes tougher rules on investor farm buys
Saskatchewan is likely to tighten what are already some of North America’s strictest rules for purchasing farmland as the Western Canadian province looks to fend off big money managers hungry for what they see as a winning investment.
Tuesday, January, 27, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Farmland rental rates a tough topic
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — Willie Huot has spent years helping farmers and landlords develop farmland rental agreements and he’s reached this conclusion: “What you come up with has to benefit both parties. It needs to be a win-win situation,” says Huot, a veteran Grand Forks (N.D.) County extension agent.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Agweek - News

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ND farmer adds to farm, feedlot through industry highs and lows
Chase Dewitz has fearlessly expanded his North Dakota farm, having ridden the ups and now navigating the downs of lower commodity prices.
Monday, October, 13, 2014 - Agweek - News

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