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New choice for durum growers
Durum growers have wanted more planting options. Now they have one, albeit in limited supplies.
Monday, November, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Creating a succession plan
Passing on the family farm or ranch to the next generation can be one of the most difficult jobs in agriculture.
Monday, November, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farmers weigh crop insurance options
Upper Midwest farmers are wrapping up harvest. Now, with help from government employees, agricultural economists and others, they’re beginning their next big task.
Monday, November, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Simplot's Innate GMO potato approved
Twenty years after scientists at North Dakota State University were among the first to conduct genetically modified potato research trials in the U.S., J.R. Simplot Co. has received U.S. Department of Agriculture approval for deregulation of a GMO potato. USDA approved Innate, a potato developed from other potato genes so it produces fewer acrylamides when fried. Anti-GMO groups are pressing for USDA to reverse its Nov. 7 decision. Clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected within weeks, according to Simplot.
Thursday, November, 13, 2014 - Agweek - News

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‘Goose grass’ in Malaysia resists 4 main chemicals
FARGO, N.D. — An Australian weed scientist has found resistance to all four major herbicides in a global grassy weed, according to a North Dakota State University specialist.
Monday, November, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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New durum variety will be ready in 2015
Durum growers who are contemplating which varieties to plant next year have another option to consider: Carpio, which has been released by the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station.
Monday, November, 10, 2014 - - 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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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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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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Latest News
STB head plans to speak at a Fargo, N.D., conference, Eric Halverson is named CEO of Black Gold Farms and USDA recertifies N.D. Mediation Service.
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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Eric Halverson named CEO of Grand Forks-based Black Gold Farms
Eric Halverson has been named CEO of Black Gold Farms of Grand Forks, N.D., in a planned family succession plan. His father, Gregg Halverson, turned 65 on Oct. 23 and will remain president of the board of directors.
Tuesday, October, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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STB head to speak at Fargo, ND, conference
Daniel Elliott, chairman of the Surface Transportation Board, is among the invited speakers scheduled for a conference on “Post-harvest Handling and Transportation for Agricultural Products: Issues and Alternatives” Dec. 8 and 9 at the Ramada Plaza and Suites in Fargo, N.D. The conference will bring together decision makers from the public sector, railroad industry executives and leaders of commodity groups, according to information from North Dakota State University.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - - News

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Consider cattle weight and age groups in planning winter feed
Most producers seem to refer to cows as “the herd.” In reality, that herd is split into several age groups that often are overlooked. In fact, managers usually look at averages to guide managerial applications.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Cool weather slows corn drying process
BROOKINGS, S.D. — When corn reaches maturity, the moisture content of the kernel is generally between 30 and 35 percent. Weather this time of year can have a major impact on how quickly corn or other grain reaches maturity and will dry to a moisture content acceptable for storage or sale, explains Bob Fanning, South Dakota State University Extension plant pathology field specialist.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - - News

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ND farm revenue doubled in 10 years
The “Financial Characteristics of North Dakota Farms, 2004-2013” publication summarizes the performance of more than 500 farms enrolled in the North Dakota Farm Business Management Education program.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farmers weigh harvesting corn or drying in the field
The long run of warm, dry weather, and the forecast of even more to come, is giving Upper Midwest corn producers a difficult but not unpleasant decision: Harvest wet corn now and pay drying expenses? Or hold off combining for a few days and allow corn to dry naturally in the field?
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Looking back at planting decisions
This spring, for the second straight year, many area farmers decided to continue planting well into summer rather than quit planting and collect federal crop insurance.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Harvesting varieties of hay can be difficult
Improperly curing hay made from certain sweet clover varieties such as white and yellow sweet clover can cause severe and often fatal hemorrhages in livestock such as cattle, sheep and goats.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - - News

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Consider buying beef cattle for long-term gain
Last year, I was elated when a high choice, visual yield grade 3 steer carcass brought more than $206 per hundredweight on the rail. With a hot carcass weight of 977 pounds, the total value of the steer was $2,017.31.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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