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Manitoba soybeans trading at January levels
Soybeans in Manitoba are flat, trading about where they were in January. Buyers price off Chicago Board of Trade futures, and they had a minor run in February so there were slightly better prices available for a while. Delmar International Inc. is paying 30 cents over May, putting it at $10.10 the morning of March 24, while elevators are about $9.80 per bushel.
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - - News

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North Dakota Farmers Union will seek referendum on exemptions to anti-corporate farming law
Leaders of North Dakota’s largest farmer-member organization decided Friday to pursue a ballot measure asking voters to reject a recently signed bill that would relax the state’s anti-corporate farming law to allow non-family corporations to own dairy and swine operations.
Friday, March, 27, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Early spring has maple syrup makers busy
The warm-up spurred sap to start flowing in maple woods across the region, called sugarbushes, where maple syrup lovers have hammered in taps to catch the sticky flow. Either in buckets, bags or through plastic tubes, that sap is being collected now to be boiled down to make pure maple syrup.
Tuesday, March, 24, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Elevators scale back on building rail terminals
PARKSTON, S.D. — Dakota Plains Ag Center LLC’s flagship elevator near Parkston, S.D., is one of the largest inland grain terminal customers of the BNSF Railway in South Dakota, and is in one of the few hotspot regions for shuttle elevator growth.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Indonesia self-sufficiency push could drive up beef prices
Plans by Indonesia’s new president to make the nation self-sufficient in foods such as beef are showing signs of backfiring, with a major industry group warning prices for the meat could soar 50 percent in the next few months.
Wednesday, March, 04, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Women wanted for upcoming ‘Annie’s Project’
If you’re a woman involved in the agriculture industry, then Annie’s Project may be the program for you. Annie’s Project was designed to empower women by providing detailed farm and ranch management information and build networks between women, according to a release from South Dakota State University Extension.
Tuesday, March, 03, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Korea trade deal bears fruit for Australian horticulture growers
Australian horticulture exports to Korea have jumped since the start of a free trade agreement late last year, Australian officials say, boosting hopes for a similar benefit from a trade deal with China.
Tuesday, March, 03, 2015 - - News

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A profit-friendly partnership
Jeff Broin says if farmers want corn prices back at a profitable level, they need to get involved in politics and get engaged to keep the ethanol industry strong. At age 49, Broin is the executive chairman and founder of Poet LLC, a company that operates 27 ethanol plants across seven states, producing an estimated 1.7 billion gallons of ethanol a year.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Wolf damage claims remain unpaid for some livestock producers
Silence greeted Kelly Bellefy Jr. when he went to check on his sheep late one August night on his Bagley, Minn., property. “When I first walked in the pen, I didn’t hear any sheep,” he says. “That was unusual.”
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Significant interventions hit world markets
After going through a long period of relative stability in the world grain markets, there have been some major interventions in the past few years. The combined impacts of these interventions have resulted in more volatile markets and production
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - North Dakota State University Extension Service - News

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Cattle prices down from ‘astronomical’ levels
YANKTON COUNTY, S.D. — Greg Ryken is starting a new era for Stockmen’s Livestock Inc., which has long been one of southeast South Dakota’s biggest sale barns.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Farmers Union licensed restaurant opens new East Coast location
Another restaurant affiliated with the North Dakota Farmers Union has opened on the East Coast. Founding Farmers opened a location in Tysons Corner, Va., last week. It’s the fourth restaurant in a group that uses ingredients mainly from U.S. family farms, including from North Dakota.
Wednesday, February, 11, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Flax market strong, but quality matters
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — The prairie flax market, while maybe not on fire, is certainly strong. Farmers are netting $14.50 freight on board pretty much everywhere with $15 per bushel available delivered Winkler, Manitoba. One caveat — quality matters.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Economist: Strong cattle prices likely to persist in 2015
RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Jan. 1 U.S. federal cattle-on-hand report shows all numbers above trade expectations, with a slow rebuilding curve that indicates strong cattle prices in 2015, according to experts speaking at a new cattle seminar at the Black Hills Stock Show.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Farmers adapt to big rains but send trouble downstream
As rains have gotten heavier, Minnesota farmers in recent years have been expanding a 150-year-old drainage system, pulling billions of gallons more water off soggy land and letting the state’s corn and soybean fields thrive.
Wednesday, February, 04, 2015 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Race to the bottom
Wheat struggled again last week, with all three of the wheat exchanges ending with modest losses. Poor demand and a strong U.S. dollar continue to be the cause of wheat’s issues. For the week ending Jan. 30, March Minneapolis dropped 16.75 cents, March Chicago dropping 22.25 cents and March Kansas City decreased 20 cents.
Monday, February, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Nigeria H5N1 bird flu spreads
ABUJA, Nigeria — An outbreak of H5N1 bird flu in Nigerian poultry farms has spread to four more states, raising the total of affected areas to 11, the agricultural and rural development minister said Jan. 29.
Monday, February, 02, 2015 - - News

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Pasture-raised pork a boost to local food scene
Wrenshall, Minn., hog farmer Matt Weik can talk passionately about the marbling of his pork, its dark red color and its ability to melt in your mouth given certain treatments. And then later, he’s sitting in a cozy hay-filled pen with a sow and her piglets, stroking the mother and delicately checking on the babies. It sort of proves the theory: you can have your bacon, but you should scratch it, too.
Wednesday, January, 28, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Far northwest Wis. residents wrestle with proposed hog facility
An application was filed with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in December that would make it the first so-called Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation in a county widely known for its apple orchards and family farms. The operation could have as many as 20,000 to 25,000 pigs on site at any given time.
Tuesday, January, 27, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Mustard prices fall flat
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Mustard prices have been flat for a couple of years, especially in the past month. There’s nothing in the immediate future to push mustard markets higher.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - Agweek - News

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