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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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China tells banks to lend more to farm sector
China’s central bank says banks should step up financing support for the farm sector, in the latest bid to support the vulnerable sector and the overall economy.
Wednesday, March, 25, 2015 - - News

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Energy beet education meetings set for this month
Farmers interested in new production opportunities are invited to attend educational meetings on energy beets being held at five locations across central North Dakota the week of March 16, according to a release from North Dakota State University extension.
Tuesday, March, 03, 2015 - 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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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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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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Resource on rental rates
Farmers and landlords have a new resource to help them determine farmland rental rates.
Monday, September, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Industry awaits EPA final ruling on mandated use
An upcoming government ruling on biofuels mandates is important to the industry’s future, said David Ripplinger, a biofuels economist.
Monday, November, 03, 2014 - Agweek - 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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New projects indicate growth in SD dairy
FARGO, N.D. — Officials say construction of a $35 million milking dairy southeast of Sioux Falls, S.D., and the grand opening of a $140 million cheese plant in Brookings, S.D., are two big indicators of investment in the region’s dairy industry.
Monday, October, 20, 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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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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Minn. legislature delivered progress
Minnesota’s agriculture sector and hardworking farmers are too important to our great state to be used for political gain.
Monday, June, 30, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Official says corporations should be allowed to own dairies in ND
BISMARCK, N.D. — A drop in the number of North Dakota dairy farms — from 350 in 2000 to 91 today — has led to scrutiny of a state law that allows only family members to form farming corporations.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - Bismarck (N.D.) Tribune - News

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Canadian farmers store fertilizer to fight dealers’ pricing power
Canadian farmers are plowing profits from bumper crops into fertilizer storage facilities to mitigate the pricing power held by major retailers and producers. Having their own
Friday, February, 27, 2015 - Reuters - 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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China to spend 33 percent more on grain stockpiling; Online survey looks at cover crops; North Dakota canola crushing plant shutdown temporary, manager says; Organic producer surveys due April 3; Indonesia beef industry opposes self-sufficiency push and Canadian farmers store fertilizer to fight dealers’ pricing power.
Monday, March, 09, 2015 - - News

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