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Bounce-back year for some crops, NASS report says
As expected, farmers this spring planted more durum, barley, flax and sunflowers — crops in which the Upper Midwest, particularly North Dakota, leads the nation, the National Agricultural Statistics Service, an arm of USDA, says in its June 30 planted acreage report.
Tuesday, June, 30, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Prevented planting focus shifts south in 2015
The number of prevented-planting corn and soybean acres across the country could be above average in 2015 based on conditions in late June.
Monday, June, 29, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Planting ends, scouting begins
Most Upper Midwest farmers, especially ones in South Dakota, are wrapping up planting, or are close to doing so. Now, with the 2015 crop emerging from the soil, producers have a new job on their to-do list: Scouting their crops for disease, pests and other problems.
Monday, June, 01, 2015 - Agweek - News

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USDA seeks input about 2015 crops
During the next several weeks, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will conduct two major mid-year surveys, the June Agricultural Survey and the June Area Survey. The agency will contact nearly 5,100 operations across North Dakota to determine crop production and supplies levels in 2015.
Tuesday, May, 19, 2015 - - News

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Farmers welcome recent moisture
It’s 7:45 a.m. on a sunny day in early May, and Buffalo, N.D., farmer Randy Melvin — on a tractor and planting the last of his 2015 corn — likes what he sees.
Monday, May, 11, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Dry spring helps calving, hurts pastures
Tim Nolte has enjoyed the dry conditions this spring. But they worry him, too. Like most other Upper Midwest cattle producers, Nolte, a Sebeka, Minn., rancher, has benefitted from the region’s dry spring.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - Agweek - News

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South Dakota farmers getting ready to plant
Farmers throughout the region are anticipating a quick planting season, but looking forward to getting some rain on their dry fields.
Monday, April, 27, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Farmers in the Upper Midwest need rain
The most recent NASS weather report shows the four-state area is below the five-year average for rainfall accumulation.
Wednesday, April, 15, 2015 - Agweek - News

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NASS releases first weekly weather report of the cropping season
It’s early, but seems like it’s about time to start planting. Seeding is just getting started in Agweek country, as crop and livestock producers in most areas are looking for moisture, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service first weekly report of the season on April 6.
Monday, April, 06, 2015 - - News

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USDA's prospective plantings friendly to wheat
Wheat opened the week beginning March 30 higher as early weather concerns continue to provide support. The weather over the previous weekend was dry for the Western Plains, and the forecast remains dry, as well.
Monday, April, 06, 2015 - Agweek - News

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USDA: 97 percent of U.S. farms are family-owned
About 97 percent of U.S. farms are family-owned, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. USDA defines a family farm as any farm where the majority of the business is owned by the operator and individuals related to the operator, including through blood, marriage or adoption, according to Hubert Hamer, with USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Tuesday, March, 17, 2015 - - News

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Sheep report shows small decline in region
WOONSOCKET, S.D. — Rick Tobin, of Woonsocket, S.D., farms along State Highway 281. His 160-head cattle herd is his main enterprise, but he farms and has 100 white face ewes. He sells market-ready sheep either in Platte, S.D., or Chamberlain, S.D.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Economist looks at 3 corn, soybean factors in January USDA reports
URBANA, Ill. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s final estimates of 2014 U.S. production and estimates of Dec. 1, 2014, stocks released on Jan. 12 revealed some potentially important issues for the corn and soybean markets.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - - News

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Upper Midwest milk producers remain upbeat
Linda Hanson and her family are part of the Upper Midwest dairy industry and could play a larger role in what the industry hopes will be a bigger, better future. Linda and her husband, Mike, who operate a 60-head dairy operation near Goodrich, Minn., in the northwest corner of the state, are evaluating whether to build a new, high-tech milking facility. One of their three sons already is involved in their diversified farm, and the two younger sons are interested in coming back, too.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - Agweek - News

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ND eyes dairy turnaround
North Dakota officials are fine-tuning plans for an upcoming conference on revitalizing the state’s long-declining dairy industry.
Monday, November, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Snow slogs corn harvest
Snow is slowing but not stopping the end of an exceptional corn harvest in the region.
Monday, November, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Record setting year for spring wheat
New numbers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture confirm what Upper Midwest farmers already thought: South Dakota and North Dakota enjoyed record spring wheat yields this year.
Monday, November, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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USDA reduces frequency of county cash-rents survey
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, citing lack of funds, is cutting back on an annual survey that can help farmers and landowners determine fair farmland rental rates. The 2014 survey is already completed, however, so just-beginning negotiations for 2015 rental rates won’t be affected.
Monday, November, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Upper Midwest harvest continues to cruise
Upper Midwest farmers have caught up on their harvest of soybeans and nearly caught up on corn and sunflower harvest, the federal government says. Producers also have finished harvesting sugar beets and are done planting winter wheat, according to the Nov. 3 harvest progress report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service, an arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Monday, November, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Record run for spring wheat
Jerry Kruger, a long-time Warren, Minn., wheat farmer, remembers when a spring wheat crop that yielded 40 beshels per acre was cause for celebration.
Monday, November, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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