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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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New ND livestock specialist arrives during cattle boom
With cattle prices soaring to record highs, healthy animals are more valuable than ever — and Anna Taylor wants to help ranchers raise them.
Friday, December, 05, 2014 - Agweek - 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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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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$1.7 million is available to fund Minnesota ag research, a former SD governor says he was aware of the beef plant loan and high beef prices have ranchers selling early.
Monday, October, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Well-worn shoes
Being a cowboy, I always remember Dad as a cowboy hat and cowboy boots kind of a guy.
Monday, October, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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High beef prices have ranchers selling early
here were 3,000 cattle sold at Kist Livestock in Mandan, N.D., this week. Only 1,800 were on the auction block this time last year. High cattle prices have ranchers selling earlier than usual. “It’s just started,” said Matt Lachenmeier, a fieldman at Kist.
Friday, October, 17, 2014 - - News

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Calf Value Discovery Program answers post-weaning performance questions
High market values and low grain costs make the decision of when to market calves a difficult one for South Dakota livestock producers, explains Julie Walker, South Dakota State University Extension associate professor and beef specialist.
Monday, October, 06, 2014 - - News

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Winter Storm Atlas one year later
Gary Cammack says ranchers who stop in at his Cammack Ranch Supply store in Union Center, S.D., have been commenting about how the clouds, mist and fog in some of the waning days of September remind them of the weather just before the blizzard that hit the region Oct. 3 to 5, 2013.
Monday, October, 06, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Annual ND Stockmen’s convention comes at exciting time
With record-high cattle prices and rising numbers in North Dakota, an organization dedicated to the industry has a lot to celebrate. “It’s a good time to be in the beef industry,” says Julie Ellingson, executive vice president for the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association. The association’s 85th annual Convention and Trade Show runs Thursday through Saturday at the Ramada Grand Dakota Lodge in Dickinson and is expected to draw as many as 450 people, Ellingson says.
Wednesday, September, 24, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Tumbling grain prices, no crash in farmland
CHICAGO — David Fullington paid a “ridiculous” price of $13,600 an acre for a 200-acre farm in Illinois within the past year and says he and his partners would probably bid again for prime land that is in tight supply, despite tumbling grain prices.
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - - 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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ND farmer works as coal miner
Jayme Boeshans, with help from family and friends, is building a modest farmstead north of Beulah, N.D. It’s isn’t far from the house where he grew up and his parents still live. It’s also near the house, now mostly lost to time and the waters of manmade Lake Sakakawea, where his great-grandparents homesteaded.
Monday, August, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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New USDA report shows fewest cattle in US since 1973
The U.S. cattle herd on July 1 was the smallest it’s been since the federal government began issuing data in 1973, according to a new report released July 25.
Friday, July, 25, 2014 - Agweek - News

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NASS reports good conditions
While federal officials have yet to report prevented-planting acres in the region, crops that have been planted are doing pretty well, according to the latest National Agricultural Statistics Service weekly report, for the week ending July 14.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Rugby (ND) Livestock Sales sold, will remain open
Rugby (N.D.) Livestock Sales has been sold, but will remain open during the transition to new ownership, according to an official with the company that handled the sale.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Despite cool spring, calving and lambing going well
Upper Midwest livestock producers generally have come through the long, cold winter and cool, wet spring just fine.
Monday, June, 09, 2014 - Agweek - News

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