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Cost controls boost Dow Chemical margins
Dow Chemical Co., the No. 1 U.S. chemical maker by sales, reported a stronger-than-expected rise in quarterly profit as cost controls helped boost margins in its divisions that make coatings, plastics and crop-protection products.
Wednesday, April, 23, 2014 - - News

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US dairy insurance plan a template for reluctant livestock farmers
A plan in the new U.S. farm law to help dairy farmers limit losses from rising feed costs or falling milk prices could become a model in coming years for livestock producers who have resisted similar types of insurance.
Tuesday, April, 22, 2014 - - News

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Price uncertainty, fertilizer logistics delay seed, chemical decisions
FARGO, N.D. — Seed and chemical sales officials say the uncertainty about crop prices and fertilizer logistics are delaying some seed decisions and purchases.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Britain farmland prices hit record high
LONDON — Britain’s farmland prices hit a record high in the second half of 2013 on the back of strong commodity prices and as a rebounding housing market pushed up demand for homes in the countryside, a recent survey shows.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - - News

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Agriculture Act of 2014: Commodities Title
The Agriculture Act of 2014 is divided into 12 titles covering commodities, conservation, trade, nutrition, credit, rural development, research, forestry, energy, horticulture, crop insurance and miscellaneous. In this column, we take a look at some of the elements of Title I — Commodities. Beginning with the 1996 farm bill, crop farmers have been provided with — in one form or other — direct payments based on historical yields and acreage.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Price strength might boost sunflower acres
FARGO, N.D. — Farmers at planting time are like quarterbacks eyeing the line of scrimmage. They face a challenge with a plan in mind, but a last-second reading of the situation may force them to improvise. As spring planting nears, some farmers and a few agricultural experts shared their thoughts on the subject.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Index: Land price increase slowed
An annual index of farm land values increased 17 percent in North Dakota in 2013, according to an annual report by a state land appraisers group.
Wednesday, January, 29, 2014 - - News

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Farm bill progress draws mixed reactions, as some groups lost on key issues
The conference committee version of what has become the 2014 farm bill offers long-term certainty, but garnered mixed reactions from producers and agricultural industry officials in the Upper Midwest, who lost on key points.
Tuesday, January, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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DuPont sets $5 billion buy back as farm focus fuels profit
DuPont’s quarterly profit doubled, beating market estimates, as its strong push into agriculture paid off, and the chemical maker says it will buy back $5 billion in stock.
Tuesday, January, 28, 2014 - Reuters - News

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AFBF president Stallman says farm bill is "close to the finish line"
American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman signaled at the group’s annual convention on Jan. 11 that Farm Bureau leadership is frustrated with House members who have not passed legislation, even though some of them are tea party-oriented members elected in rural areas.
Monday, January, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Record corn crop biggest since 1994
Stockpiles of corn in the U.S., the world’s top grower, are rising at the fastest pace in 19 years as a record crop overwhelms increased demand for the grain used to make livestock feed and ethanol.
Monday, January, 20, 2014 - Bloomberg News - News

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American Crystal exec resigns, land sales strong though hit by beets and thousands of pigs were killed in a Minn fire.
Monday, January, 13, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Corn pile biggest since 1994; record crop overwhelms use
Stockpiles of corn in the U.S., the world’s top grower, are rising at the fastest pace in 19 years as a record crop overwhelms increased demand for the grain used to make livestock feed and ethanol.
Friday, January, 10, 2014 - Bloomberg - News

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US wants swift GMO approval in China
U.S. officials are monitoring Chinese rejections of American corn shipments, which have helped drive down commodity prices, and have urged China to act promptly to approve genetically modified strains of corn, the U.S. Trade Representative’s office says.
Monday, December, 23, 2013 - - News

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US urges timely action by China on GMO corn approvals
U.S. officials are monitoring Chinese rejections of American corn shipments, which have helped drive down commodity prices, and have urged China to act promptly to approve genetically modified strains of corn, the U.S. Trade Representative’s office says.
Monday, December, 16, 2013 - - News

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RFS cut may drive corn prices down
The U.S. government in recent years has not needed to prop up grain farmers’ income with subsidies, but those payments could come roaring back if the lower ethanol mandate proposed this month drives corn prices lower.
Monday, December, 09, 2013 - Reuters - News

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SD NRCS leads region in wetland determination backlog
The Natural Resources Conservation Service currently has more backlogged wetland determination requests in South Dakota than any other state in the Midwest.
Monday, December, 09, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Winter storm impacts Northern Ag Expo turnout
After a three-year run of euphoric times for the region’s crop farmers, the outlook for poorer commodity prices was figuring into an uncertain outlook for many show-goers at the North Dakota Ag Expo in Fargo Dec. 3 and 4.
Monday, December, 09, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Preparing for change
After more than six years of unprecedented boom in the U.S. farm economy driven by a government-backed drive for biofuels, record low interest rates and rising food exports, American grain farmers and their bankers are bracing for change.
Monday, December, 02, 2013 - Reuters - News

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Just beans and corn
Two-crop rotation has pros and cons.
Monday, December, 02, 2013 - Agweek - News

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