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Vilsack: Farmers can exclude low-production years from APH
After saying for months that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency could not possibly allow farmers to take bad years out of their actual production history for 2015 crops, and receiving relentless criticism from Republicans over the issue, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Oct. 21 that farmers will be allowed to exclude years for most spring crops for the coming year.
Wednesday, October, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Report: Family farms produce 80 percent of world’s food
Despite renewed interest in industrial agriculture by investment banks and sovereign wealth funds, more than 80 percent of the world’s food is still produced by family farmers, according to new U.N. research published Oct. 16.
Thursday, October, 16, 2014 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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Put weight on cows during low activity
The cow is the source of production, so keeping her in shape is critical. As cows go out of production during late lactation and weaning, fall provides an excellent time to put weight on cows. In addition, the cow does not need to channel calories into staying warm, so do it now.
Monday, October, 13, 2014 - Agweek - News

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‘No right answer’ between PLC, ARC
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Dwight Aakre has analyzed many federal farm bills in his career. But even the veteran North Dakota State University Extension Service farm management specialist isn’t sure which of the two safety-net options created by the 2014 farm bill is the better choice for area farmers.
Monday, October, 13, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND farmer adds to farm, feedlot through industry highs and lows
Chase Dewitz has fearlessly expanded his North Dakota farm, having ridden the ups and now navigating the downs of lower commodity prices.
Monday, October, 13, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farm management specialist: ‘No right answer’ between PLC, ARC
Dwight Aakre has analyzed many federal farm bills in his career. But even the veteran North Dakota State University Extension Service farm management specialist isn’t sure which of the two safety-net options created by the 2014 farm bill is the better choice for area farmers.
Tuesday, October, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Navigating the farm bill
The fall to-do list of Upper Midwest farmers includes figuring out complicated provisions of the new farm bill.
Monday, October, 06, 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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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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Offutt grain venture uses bag storage
Randy Fleishauer is the farm manager of Gunsmoke Farms, in its second year of production west of Fort Pierre, S.D. The 31,000-acre farm is owned by R.D. Offutt Co. of Fargo, N.D.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Reducing postharvest loss
With all the effort it takes to grow a food crop from seed to sale, it might be surprising that some farms in Brazil lose 10 to 12 percent of their yield at various points along the postharvest route.
Monday, August, 18, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Rental rates, land values increasing
Crop prices have plunged, but cropland values and rental rates continue to rise, a new report says.
Monday, August, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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The cost of storing grain
In the fall of 2013, a corn producer could have received approximately $3.85 cash price for harvest delivery. Many farmers were not excited to sell at this price, so a lot of grain went into the bin, unpriced.
Monday, August, 04, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Options on prevented-planting fields
Many farmers across the Upper Midwest are still weighing what to do with fields that were too wet to plant this spring. Every situation is different, and there’s no one-size-fits-all solution.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Red ink on beets, corn for RRV
FARGO, N.D. — Farmers outside the Red River Valley in North Dakota did better financially in 2013 than farmers inside the valley, according to the annual North Dakota Farm Management Education Report. That happens only about two years out of 10.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Income minus cost equals net return
For those who do math, what is $713 minus $537? The answer is $176. Those are good numbers, especially for the cow-calf producer, because the $713 indicates the amount of cash that cows have been able to generate after adjusting for replacements.
Monday, July, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Regent, N.D., farm celebrates 100 years
In 100 years, many things have changed in rural Regent. Horses pulling plows to sow fields have been replaced by sophisticated, motorized farm equipment equipped with hydraulics and global positioning systems. There are also far fewer farm families in the area than there were a century ago.
Friday, June, 27, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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UAVs could be the next tool
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) might be the next tool to improve precision agriculture. By September 2015, it is expected that the Federal Aviation Administration will have regulated the commercial use of UAVs. Despite their use by law enforcement, privacy concerns could limit UAV use in urban areas.
Monday, June, 23, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Rise in ag land prices slows
Upper Midwest agriculturalists have wondered when the big, multi-year run-up in farmland prices will end, or at least slow. A new study in South Dakota indicates the upturn might be running out of steam.
Monday, June, 16, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Alternatives to prevented planting insurance
Acreage that is too wet to plant on time for most insured crops is again prevalent in the region. An alternative some producers might want to consider is to not request a prevented-planting payment and instead seed a warm-season grass for hay later in June when the land dries enough to plant.
Monday, June, 16, 2014 - - News

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