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South Dakota livestock profits soar in 2014
Hog and cattle prices hit an all-time high for South Dakota livestock producers in 2014. “Both hogs and cattle experienced an exceptional ride this past year,” says Lori Tonak, Mitchell (S.D.) Technical Institute instructor of farm business management in a press release.
Monday, April, 20, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Area calving season underway, planting start nears
Shawn Adrian enjoys and appreciates his work as an ag banker. But the Binford, N.D., man is a farmer, too, so the next few months hold particular appeal. “I really like work sitting in the office and working with farmers (bank clients) in the winter,” he says. “But getting out in the fields (myself) in planting is special.”
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Ranchers hoping for greener pastures
FORT PIERRE, S.D. — Cattle producers throughout the upper Great Plains country are anxious for April moisture, after a winter largely devoid of snow.
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - Agweek - News

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'Huge amounts' of beef going to China despite ban
CHICAGO and WASHINGTON D.C. - "Huge amounts" of American beef are bypassing China's import bans, a top U.S. trade official said this week, even as the Chinese government cracks down on agricultural smuggling.
Friday, March, 20, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Cattle industry can't grow without ROA
Even with high calf prices, it's a large investment.
Tuesday, March, 17, 2015 - North Dakota State University Extension Service - News

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Explore livestock insurance coverage
The deadline for policies is March 15.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Drought clouds grass-fed beef aspirations
Texas rancher Jim Rackley would like to add more cattle to his herd of about 50 to take advantage of sizzling beef prices and growing demand from health-conscious consumers for his grass-fed beef. But the prospect of cloudless skies keeps him cautious.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - Reuters - 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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North Dakota teens tap program to buy heifers
Spring calving is always important to Abbi Steeke and Hunter Duckwitz. It’s an even bigger deal this year.
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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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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Weather, prices, farm bill, rail delays are top stories in regional ag
No two years are the same in Upper Midwest agriculture, but 2014 brought some familiar issues and concerns. Erratic weather, improving technology, plunging grain prices, frustration with the railroads and political events in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere — all old acquaintances of area farmers and ranchers — popped up again.
Monday, December, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Beef prices, big hay crop produce optimism
Plentiful hay supplies and record-high beef prices made this a Christmas to remember for Upper Midwest cattle producers, especially after widespread drought and storms in 2012 and 2013.
Monday, December, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Feeder cattle futures rebound after worrisome plunge
Though it raised major concern at the time, a recent downturn in U.S. cattle prices appears to have been short-lived.
Monday, December, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Byproduct exports impact cattle prices
The importance of U.S. beef exports to the U.S. cattle markets has been well-documented.
Monday, December, 29, 2014 - - News

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WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek
Join Agweek Editor Lisa Gibson for a glimpse into the Dec. 29 issue. It's our annual look back at ag developments in the past year and this one features rail delays, a farm bill, plunging grain prices and more. We'll talk about high cattle prices, too, cuts to diesel prices and much more. Don't miss it.
Tuesday, December, 23, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Strong markets influence decisions
It’s hard to pick up a farm paper without seeing an article speculating on cowherd expansion.
Monday, December, 22, 2014 - - News

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Pricey beef, mild weather drag on near-term US cattle prices
U.S. slaughter cattle prices this week may repeat last week’s slump as grocers balk at high-priced beef from packers who are operating their plants at a loss, traders and analysts said. Furthermore, less-threatening weather could temporarily keep cattle weights near record highs, providing more beef to the retail sector, they said.
Tuesday, December, 09, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Cattle feed additive sparks controversy
Harvey Dietrich has spent more than three decades in the cattle business and operates Arizona’s 750,000-acre Diamond A Ranch. He’s also a critic of a controversial feed additive he says hurts the U.S. cattle industry’s credibility and reputation.
Monday, December, 08, 2014 - Agweek - 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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