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Commodity policy choice
When it comes to developing policy prescriptions to deal with the dynamic of long periods of low prices interrupted by much shorter periods of high prices, two approaches are possible.
Monday, December, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farmers, landowners renegotiate rental agreements
In a normal year, many Upper Midwest farmers and landlords already would have agreed on 2015 rental rates for cropland and pasture. In a normal year, agricultural producers, bankers and economists would have a pretty good handle on rate trends for the new year.
Monday, December, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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UAE-Egypt to grow desert wheat
Egypt and two companies from its strong backer United Arab Emirates have embarked on an ambitious plan to grow wheat in the desert that could boost the Cairo government’s credibility, if successful. Egypt, the world’s biggest wheat importer, has long aspired to become self-sufficient in its staple food through various schemes, including reclaiming land in its desert wastelands.
Monday, December, 08, 2014 - Reuters - 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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US ethanol makers at record rate despite rare gasoline premium
U.S. ethanol production is likely to continue at a record rate despite its rare premium to gasoline as cheap corn, high biofuel prices and even cool weather provide ideal conditions and strong profit margins.
Wednesday, December, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Australia, China trade deal worth $1 billion a year
SYDNEY — Australia will export up to 1 million head of cattle a year to China, worth around $1 billion Australian ($856 million), to help meet a growing appetite for red meat, Australian officials said on Nov. 7, citing a long-awaited deal set to be signed shortly.
Monday, November, 17, 2014 - Reuters - 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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ND rancher wears multiple hats
Nevada Miller is a rancher. He’s a taxidermist. And, for a little longer, he’s a rodeo bullfighter, too.
Monday, October, 06, 2014 - Agweek - News

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USDA offers online help for ARC, PLC
The U.S. Department of Agriculture today unveiled new online programs intended to help farmers choose between ARC and PLC. The 2014 farm bill requires producers to pick either Agricultural Risk Coverage, which protects against falling revenue, or Price Loss Coverage, which provides payments when crop prices fall below levels set in the farm bill.
Thursday, September, 25, 2014 - - News

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150-foot telescoping unit is biggest in class
WEST FARGO, N.D. — The Big Iron Farm Show this year offered a look at Big Aluminum — Boyd Ag LLC’s telescoping, long, light spray booms that allow farmers to conserve fuel and labor.
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Resource on rental rates
Farmers and landlords have a new resource to help them determine farmland rental rates.
Monday, September, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Market-following programs useless
As the annual crop tours end, it is evident that, in the absence of an extremely early frost or other weather event, the U.S. corn and soybean crops could achieve record levels of production.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Reducing postharvest loss
With all the effort it takes to grow a food crop from seed to sale, it might be surprising that some farms in Brazil lose 10 to 12 percent of their yield at various points along the postharvest route.
Monday, August, 18, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Storing corn crops
The majority of annually produced crops such as corn must be stored. According to a University of Illinois agricultural economist, for corn producers, the question at harvest time will be who will store the portion of the crop that has not yet been sold.
Monday, August, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Red ink on beets, corn for RRV
FARGO, N.D. — Farmers outside the Red River Valley in North Dakota did better financially in 2013 than farmers inside the valley, according to the annual North Dakota Farm Management Education Report. That happens only about two years out of 10.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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BLT costs harder to swallow with US pig virus, drought
The cost to produce a BLT, America’s favorite summer sandwich, hit a record high of $1.65 in May and will continue to take a bigger bite out of wallets in the coming months, given a pig virus that has ramped up bacon prices and drought-stricken salad crops in California.
Thursday, July, 10, 2014 - Reuters - News

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RMA director retires after influential career
BILLINGS, Mont. — Doug Hagel might not be a household name, but his behind-the-scenes work has touched every farm and most ranches in the Dakotas and Montana in the past 20 years.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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USDA report shows large corn, soybean stocks
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s June Grain Stocks report showed much larger June 1 stocks of both corn and soybeans than had been anticipated by the market. The Acreage report revealed much larger acreage of soybeans than had been anticipated, according to a University of Illinois agricultural economist.
Monday, June, 30, 2014 - University of Illinois - News

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Sodden spring spells uncertainty for Minn. crop prices
Minnesota farmers might be looking at a financial squeeze this year. The wet spring has eliminated drought in much of the Corn Belt, suggesting a big crop could be on the way. That’s helping drive down prices below the breakeven level for a lot of producers.
Wednesday, May, 28, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Conference addresses ag opportunities
FARGO, N.D. — Fascinating opportunities to provide biobased industrial products exist, but they probably will need to provide price, utility and environmental benefits, especially if they want to compete at a premium to petrochemical substitutes.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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