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2014 growing season a good one, despite its flaws
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The 2014 growing season is nearing its end in the Upper Midwest. Every growing season in this part of the world is unique, but this year’s edition still stands out.
Monday, September, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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New Angus CEO: feeders will have plenty of time to prepare for opening
DICKINSON, N.D. — They don’t know exactly when in 2015 they’ll start production, but the new owners of an Aberdeen, S.D., meatpacking plant say they’ll give cattle producers in the region several months of notice.
Monday, September, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Competition for cow land and use will thicken
The beef industry is begging for cows. To meet that need, the cow-calf producer needs more cows to expand, the feedlot producer needs more calves and purveyors need product.
Monday, September, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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US river freight system strained as huge harvest looms
With a record U.S. harvest just coming in, the river transportation system at the heart of the nation’s farm economy is overstrained by rising demand for shipping capacity, a low barge inventory and a dilapidated lock system.
Friday, September, 26, 2014 - Reuters - News

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EPA: Proposal aims to help farmers
When Congress passed the Clean Water Act in 1972, it didn’t just defend the mighty Mississippi or the Great Lakes; it also protected smaller streams and wetlands from pollution. The law recognized that to have healthy communities downstream, we need healthy headwaters upstream.
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Tumbling grain prices, no crash in farmland
CHICAGO — David Fullington paid a “ridiculous” price of $13,600 an acre for a 200-acre farm in Illinois within the past year and says he and his partners would probably bid again for prime land that is in tight supply, despite tumbling grain prices.
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - - News

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Northstar delays $250 million canola plant in Okla.
Northstar Agri Industries — the Fargo, N.D.-based company that is expanding its two-year-old canola processing plant in Hallock, Minn. — confirms it is delaying its construction start for an even larger canola plant in Enid, Okla.
Friday, September, 19, 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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Wet, cool year helped some honey producers
FORT PIERRE, S.D. — Josh Dykes was in charge of a crew that was removing hives filled with honey and putting on new boxes for added production in mid-August.
Monday, September, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ultrasound offers many ways to generate profits
BROOKINGS, S.D. — As the use of ultrasound in the beef industry continues to grow, many cattle producers continue to ask how ultrasound can generate profits. Several methods can answer this question, but one of the first is found by calculating the cost of maintaining an open cow or heifer, explains Robin Salverson, South Dakota State University Extension cow-calf field specialist.
Monday, September, 08, 2014 - - News

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US cattle numbers down, ND up
While the U.S. continues to lose cattle, North Dakota is moving up to the head of the herd. A U.S. Department of Agriculture study released in July revealed a nationwide cattle inventory of 95 million as of July 1. Those numbers were down 3 percent from the 2012 count of 97.8 million. This count was the lowest for July since the series began in 1973.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Consider a corn reserve
We overplant, overfertilize and overproduce, then complain about poor prices. What can we expect? We must lower our cost of production or quit producing.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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USDA raises 2014 beef, pork retail prices on drought, disease
Retail prices for many U.S. meats, already at record highs, continue to increase on a combination of drought and disease, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Monday.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - - 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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Good news for SD milk industry
South Dakota milk production continues to rise, and North Dakota dairy officials hope to repeat that success.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Favorable weather pressures
Wheat traded back and forth last week. In the end, wheat ended mixed with hard wheat (Kansas City and Minneapolis) ending with strength, while the soft wheat (Chicago) slipped. For the week ending Aug. 21, September Minneapolis gained 3.75 cents, September Chicago dropped 5 cents and September Kansas City gained 2.25 cents.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Floods submerge cane fields in North India
Heavy monsoon rains in India have caused flooding in the country’s main sugar producing state Uttar Pradesh, but the full extent of any damage to the crop will not be known until floodwaters recede.
Wednesday, August, 20, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Climate change to cut South Asia’s growth 9 percent by 2100
Climate change will cut South Asia’s growth almost 9 percent by the end of the century unless world governments try harder to counter global warming, the Asian Development Bank says.
Tuesday, August, 19, 2014 - - News

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Beef Products Inc. reopens plant as suit over meat’s name proceeds
Beef Products Inc. will reopen a Kansas processing plant on Monday to boost production of lean, finely textured beef, which critics call “pink slime,” as wholesale beef prices soar with a shrinking U.S. cattle herd. The reopening of the Garden City, Kan., plant comes more than two years after it was shuttered following a national media controversy about the BPI product.
Thursday, August, 14, 2014 - - News

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The federal government OKs a new Minnesota propane facility, North Dakota producers report livestock loss from algae poisoning, and Moscow bans western food imports.
Monday, August, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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