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Not much good news in 2015
Hope for improvements in March, April
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Lower corn acreage projected for 2015 season
With weather conditions still uncertain for the upcoming planting season, predictions remain stagnant for grain prices in 2015. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s long-term projection for acreage planted predicts a 2 million acre reduction nationwide in corn. Jack Davis, the crops business management field specialist at the South Dakota State University Extension Mitchell Regional Center, says acreage will be shuffled into soybeans, small grains and alfalfa forage seeding.
Friday, February, 27, 2015 - - News

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Economist at Northern Soybean Expo sees continued recovery
Don’t expect much inflation in 2015, but do expect a continued economic recovery, a nationally known economist told hundreds of conference-going farmers on Feb. 17 at the Northern Soybean Expo in Fargo, N.D.
Wednesday, February, 18, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Congress considers RFS changes
Thirty-four U.S. lawmakers introduced a bill that seeks to end ethanol fuel-blending mandates. The legislators want to eliminate requirements for corn-based ethanol blending and cap blending levels for other biofuels at actual production levels.
Thursday, February, 05, 2015 - - News

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Minn. county expects decline in ag land values
After a steady trend of increasing value for Nobles County, Minn., farmland, sale prices are dropping. Nobles County Assessor Pam Friesen, who assumed her post in March 2014, says she and her staff are in the midst of examining sales during a 12-month period that runs from Oct. 1, 2013, through Sept. 30, 2014.
Thursday, January, 29, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Anti-corporate farming, urban ag among topics in state legislatures
FARGO, N.D. — Against a backdrop of strong livestock prices and declining crop commodity prices, state legislative agriculture committees in the area are looking for ways to help farmers and ranchers thrive.
Monday, January, 19, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Cold Wyo., wet Idaho cut ’14 dry bean output
FARGO, N.D. — Even as American demand for dry beans is high, the production could be regulated by an increasingly apparent shortage of seed — both because of freeze damage in key seed production areas of Wyoming and because of untimely wet conditions and heat in Idaho.
Friday, January, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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NDSU scientists advise China’s soy farmers
FARGO, N.D. — Soil scientists from North Dakota State University recently traveled to China and consulted with farmers on how to prevent soil erosion in the cradle of world soy production.
Monday, January, 05, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Used agriculture equipment values bouncing back
MOORHEAD, Minn. — An auction is a snapshot of how people are feeling, said Greg Peterson, known as Machinery Pete, who has been tracking auction prices on farm and construction equipment since 1989.
Monday, January, 05, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Feeder cattle futures rebound after worrisome plunge
Though it raised major concern at the time, a recent downturn in U.S. cattle prices appears to have been short-lived.
Monday, December, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Rail service complaints slow
Slower grain sales because of slack prices has reduced complaints about slow commodity rail shipments, but the railroads are reporting persistent backlogs, and container shipments of agricultural and other products to key Pacific Northwest ports are worse than ever, officials say.
Monday, December, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Congress extends Section 179
The U.S. House on Dec. 3 passed a package of $42 billion in tax incentives, including Section 179, and the Senate passed it on Dec. 16. President Barack Obama was expected to sign it.
Monday, December, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Transportation discussion provides few answers
What will the region’s agricultural railroad service look like in 2040? Will farmers in the Upper Great Plains continue to see trains two and three weeks late in the next 18 months?
Monday, December, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ag shipping discussion provides few answers
What will the region’s agricultural railroad service look like in 2040? Will farmers in the Upper Great Plains continue to see trains two and three weeks late in the next 18 months? These were questions asked but not answered Dec. 8 at the first day of a conference titled Post-Harvest Handling and Transportation for Agriculture Products: Issues and Alternatives. The event is sponsored by North Dakota State University and North Dakota’s two U.S. senators. It concludes Dec. 9.
Monday, December, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Price swings good for alternative crops
With prospects for lack-luster returns for corn and soybeans in 2015, some farmers in the region are thinking alternative crops could fit into a new, profitable future.
Monday, December, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Price Loss Coverage or Agricultural Risk Coverage
Uncertain times have led to difficult decisions for agriculture producers. Grain prices continue to fall, livestock prices continue to rise and the 2014 farm bill has many twists and turns.
Monday, December, 08, 2014 - Agweek - 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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Ag groups want to end port disruptions
West Coast port disruptions are becoming a dire situation for U.S. agriculture. A coalition of 61 ag groups, including several with members in Minnesota and the Dakotas, have appealed to President Barack Obama to take decisive action to override a labor impasse.
Monday, December, 01, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Expect slow ag machinery sales
The farm equipment and implement business is bracing for a correction in corn- and soybean-dependent areas of the region. Dealers expect to be buoyed by livestock-related diversification, turf and construction areas in 2015.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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A proposed N.D. meat plant plans to launch an investor campaign, AGCO in Jackson reduces its workforce and a fire destroys Mitchell, S.D., CHS Farmers Alliance.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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