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Best management practices for maximum yield
When reviewing average soybean yields across the state, South Dakota State University researchers made a startling discovery — certified research plots were yielding 20 bushels per acre more than neighboring fields.
Monday, July, 28, 2014 - SDSU Extension Service - News

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Few in favor of soybean tax vote
It would have taken nearly 57,000 valid petitions to trigger a referendum vote on whether to keep the federal soybean check-off in place, but only 324 valid forms came in, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture official.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Nation shoulders 22 commodity check-off programs
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, there now are federal commodity checkoffs for beef, blueberries, Christmas trees, cotton, dairy products, eggs, fluid milk, Hass avocados, “Honey Packers and Importers,” lamb, mango, mushrooms, paper and paper-based packaging, peanuts, popcorn, pork, potatoes, processed raspberries, softwood lumber, sorghum, soybeans and watermelons.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Soybean growers welcome higher biodiesel blend, but there are critics
Spring was wet and difficult, and many of Bill and Karolyn Zurn’s late-planted soybeans are still small and scant in the soggy soil. The Callaway, Minn., farm couple won’t harvest a good crop this fall unless the rest of the growing season cooperates.
Monday, June, 30, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Looking back at the corn industry
During the last four years that the 1996 farm bill was in effect, the price of corn remained below the loan rate, dragging all other row crops with it.
Monday, June, 23, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Crop performance testing provides important results
The South Dakota State University Crop Performance Testing program is in place to help provide yield and performance data to farmers make decisions. Providing farmers with local and unbiased yield results on seed varieties sold in South Dakota is the focus of the program, says Nathan Mueller, SDSU Extension agronomist.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - - News

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Sorghum group seeks funding for research
Interest in gluten-free foods is growing, and a North Dakota-based organization is proposing to test 108 early maturing sorghum lines that potentially could fare well in the state.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Disappointment in beef checkoff referendum
It is disheartening to learn the Minnesota beef checkoff referendum did not pass. Thank you to the Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association and fellow producers who worked to help get the referendum passed.
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Talking propane
Roy Willis can’t promise the propane shortage of 2013 to ’14 won’t happen again. But he can suggest ways for farmers to reduce their risk.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Atlanta firm to pay fine for robocalls made on behalf of NDFB, MF Global customers to recoup $6.7 billion as final payout starts and Minn beef check-off increase rejected.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Minn. cattle group will consider its options after failed beef check-off increase
The president of the Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association says he doesn’t know why cattle producers in the state rejected a proposal to increase the existing beef check-off by $1 per head.
Friday, April, 04, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Minn. beef check-off increase rejected
On April 1, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture announced results of the proposed referendum by the Minnesota Beef Research and Promotion Council that sought to increase the existing beef check-off by an additional dollar per head. Sixty three percent (960) of the 1,525 voting producers voted against the referendum with just thirty-seven percent (564) voting in favor.
Wednesday, April, 02, 2014 - - News

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US hog data to hit futures prices but virus fears continue
New data showing the U.S. hog herd is shrinking less quickly than feared is small comfort to farmers as their piglets fall victim to a fast-moving virus that has ravaged the country’s arable heartland with no cure or containment yet in sight.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Reuters - News

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ND PSC: Earth Harvest suppliers to get 40 percent
Farmers and other companies who delivered grain to now insolvent Earth Harvest Mills in Harvey, N.D., will receive about $1 million — roughly 22 percent of what they initially said they were owed, and 40 cents on a dollar for valid claims, according to a North Dakota Public Service Commission recommendation.
Wednesday, March, 26, 2014 - Agweek - News

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NFU discusses 2014 priorities
SANTA FE, N.M. — The National Farmers Union will try to increase its membership and fight for the preservation of country-of-origin labeling for red meat, the Renewable Fuel Standard and fair trade agreements in 2014, NFU President Roger Johnson said during the group’s annual convention in Santa Fe, N.M., which ended March 11.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Soybean industry plans aquaculture promotion
SEATTLE — The U.S. needs to develop a much larger aquaculture industry based on feeding fish soybeans and other plants to meet the growing demand for fish in the U.S. and other countries in the coming years.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Northern Crops Institute promotes region's fare
The Northern Crops Institute in Fargo, N.D., offers farmers an opportunity to showcase their changing crops to a changing world.
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - Ag - News

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SDSU researchers develop device to prevent combine fires
Most sunflower growers know during harvest the question is not if they will have a combine fire, but when.
Monday, January, 20, 2014 - - News

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New deadline in beef checkoff vote
Minnesota cattle producers have until March 18 to mail in their ballot in the state beef checkoff referendum.
Monday, January, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Deadline nears to get ballots for Minn. beef checkoff referendum
Minnesota cattle producers have until Friday, Jan. 17, to request ballots for a referendum on increasing the state beef checkoff.
Tuesday, January, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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