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Vilsack says he urged Buffett to ready BNSF for record crops
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack met with Warren Buffett last week to urge the billionaire investor to make sure his BNSF railroad is ready for an expected record corn and soy harvest this year.
Wednesday, September, 17, 2014 - - News

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NDSU economist explains rail study and its withdrawal
A North Dakota State University economist who prepared a rail study that was later withdrawn says he stands by the process he used and the numbers he came up with. He also tells Agweek that the issue is complicated and that other methods can be used to analyze it.
Tuesday, September, 16, 2014 - Agweek - News

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As US farm cycle turns, tractor makers might suffer longer than farmers
Farm equipment makers insist the sales slump they face this year because of lower crop prices and farm incomes will be short-lived. Yet, there are signs the downturn might last longer than tractor and harvester makers, including Deere & Co., are letting on and the pain could persist long after corn, soybean and wheat prices rebound.
Tuesday, September, 16, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Report: Hunger easing globally, but 1 in 9 people undernourished
The number of hungry people in the world has fallen by more than 100 million in the past decade, but 805 million people, or one in nine, still do not have enough to eat, three global food and agriculture agencies say.
Tuesday, September, 16, 2014 - - News

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Cargill files court documents in legal battle over GMO trade responsibility
Cargill Inc.’s lawsuit against Syngenta AG over rejections of genetically modified U.S. corn by China might be just the start of legal challenges against global seed makers over trade with one of the world’s biggest markets.
Monday, September, 15, 2014 - Reuters - News

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1964 plowing contest drew 100,000 people to ND farm
Ramona Fraase says her grandchildren aren’t sure what a plow is. But plowing was important enough once to bring 100,000 people, including U.S. presidential and vice presidential candidates, to her family farm near Buffalo, N.D., for the 1964 National Plowing Contest.
Monday, September, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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No constant in wet and dry
The use of the word “sustainability” often is an indication that someone is searching for a simple, normal approach to life. In other words, the ability to fit in without the pressures of uncertainty.
Monday, September, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Record sugar beet crop in Montana
Western Sugar Cooperative is going to have a big crop this year, and the biggest part of it will be in the Billings, Mont., production area.
Monday, September, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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US lawmakers fault rail sector for slow service
U.S. rail operators must put investment ahead of profits to clear the way for grain, automotive and chemical shipments now clogging the tracks, lawmakers said at a congressional hearing Wednesday about the health of the rail grid.
Friday, September, 12, 2014 - - News

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Big Iron opener comes amid harvest, commodity price worries
The annual Big Iron Farm Show has operated among euphoric times in agricultural pricing many times in the past. Not this year. With corn prices projected around $3 per bushel for the next two or three years, farmers are scratching their heads and sharpening their pencils about how many new, big machines they’ll be able to afford.
Wednesday, September, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farmers, American Crystal Sugar see shortage of harvest workers
Finding harvest help has become a bigger challenge with growing competition for workers around the region.
Tuesday, September, 09, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Sports legends
Somewhere along life’s path, I became a runner. I’m not exactly sure why, but I suppose there are worse habits that I could’ve picked up when I was a kid.
Monday, September, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND nursery copes with declining shelterbelt sales
Brian Johnston wanted a challenge. He got one: Rescuing the faltering Lincoln-Oakes Nursery in Bismarck, which had been “hemorrhaging cash for years” and was close to closing, he says.
Monday, September, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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UPDATED: STB hearing testimony shows little hope for timely fix
The U.S. Surface Transportation Board made history in North Dakota Sept. 4, holding its first field hearing there, and packing in a crowd of testifiers and onlookers concerned about whether railroads can make the trains run on time.
Thursday, September, 04, 2014 - Agweek - News

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UPDATED: STB hears from legislators, ag commissioners and coal industry in Fargo
The U.S. Surface Transportation Board is making history today in North Dakota, holding its first field hearing there, and packing in a crowd of testifiers and onlookers concerned about whether railroads can make the trains run on time.
Thursday, September, 04, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Recycling old Minn. barns gives ex-offenders new skills
When Scott Tempel and his wife Kara bought their 13-acre farm in Scott County, Minn., a year and a half ago, it came with a storybook dairy barn that had faded red boards, a steep metal roof and an old brick silo. There was only one problem: It was falling apart.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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CP shipments are 5 months behind
WILTON, N.D. — Wilton (N.D.) Farmers Union Elevator Co. would like to be empty this time of year, but instead it is plugged with spring wheat.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND ranch expands into agritourism
Jerry Doan always figured his oldest son would return to the family farm and make agriculture his lifelong career. But the elder Doan was a bit surprised when his three other children said they wanted to come back, too.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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USDA’s Scuse discusses farm bill program options in ND
Michael Scuse, U.S. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services, appeared in Bismarck, N.D., Aug. 25 to discuss farm bill programs and implementation with the ag industry and North Dakota legislators.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Know the signs of stress
BROOKINGS, S.D. — As temperatures and humidity soar, dairy cattle might start to show signs of heat stress, explains Tracey Erickson, South Dakota State University Extension dairy field specialist.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - - News

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