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Grandin: Animals should be bred for disease resistance
WICHITA, Kan. — Reacting to the scandal surrounding the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center in Nebraska, meat industry consultant Temple Grandin on March 16 at the National Farmers Union convention said meat animals should be bred for “optimal rather than maximum” production.
Friday, March, 27, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Assess disease risk before planting soybean on soybean
BROOKINGS, S.D. — With corn grain prices down, some producers might be considering planting soybeans on soybeans because of economic reasons. “Soybean does not require heavy inputs such as fertilizer, and soybean grain prices have not taken such a big hit as corn,” says Emmanuel Byamukama, South Dakota State University Extension plant pathologist.
Thursday, March, 26, 2015 - - News

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U.S. spring planting stalled in South but Corn Belt set for early start
CHICAGO - Planting is expected to start early in the northern U.S. Corn Belt after a dry winter but seeding is behind schedule in southern crop areas where it's been too wet, U.S. government forecasters said on Thursday.
Friday, March, 20, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Celebrate National Ag Day
For more than 40 years, we have celebrated National Ag Day as a time to pause and honor the American farmer. Today, our farmers are the most productive and efficient in the world, with each one helping feed more than 144 people.
Tuesday, March, 17, 2015 - - News

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Bioenergy, food production can coexist
A World Resources Institute’s report suggests the world’s agricultural system can’t possibly meet future demands for food and bioenergy in a sustainable way.
Tuesday, March, 17, 2015 - - News

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Planting preparations underway in region
It wouldn’t be the first time in history, but farmers and their advisers say it will be unusual if farmers start planting in March.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Feared plant disease found on Australian banana farm
SYDNEY - An outbreak of a feared disease affecting banana plants has been confirmed on an Australian farm, raising worries over the outlook for the country's $420 million industry.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Program deadlines near
As the deadline for selecting which commodity program to participate in through the end of the current farm bill, the general consensus seems to be that farmers in the Midwestern corn-soybean belt are strongly leaning toward the Agricultural Risk Coverage at the county level (ARC-CO) while southern farmers are going the other way with a strong preference for Price Loss Coverage (PLC).
Monday, March, 09, 2015 - - News

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Make crop insurance decisions by March 15
Well, what did I do last year? That is the most common response crop insurance agents get when they ask producers what they want to do for coverage for the upcoming year.
Monday, March, 09, 2015 - Mitchell (S.D.) Technical Institute - News

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Weather Talk: Are we due for a March blizzard?
It is a myth that there are always huge blizzards in March. In the distant past as well as in recent years, March and April pass without any blizzards at all. Of course, it is also true that some of our most severe blizzards in history have happened in March.
Monday, March, 09, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Deadline for South Dakota 100- and 125-year-old farm and ranch recognition set for Aug. 13
HURON, S.D. – Farm and ranch families who have owned their South Dakota farm or ranch for 100 or 125 years have the opportunity to be honored Sept. 3 during the South Dakota State Fair in Huron.
Wednesday, March, 04, 2015 - Agweek - News

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USDA seeks comment on prevented-planting policies
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking comment by March 30 on recommendations that eventually could lead to changes in its prevented-planting insurance coverage levels. If approved, the changes would cut corn prevented-planting payment levels and increase rates for potatoes and green peas, among other things.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Real action is needed to control wolves
Nonlethal methods of predator control are not practical.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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USDA extends Feb. 27 deadline for yields, base acres
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended the Feb. 27 deadline to update yield history or reallocate base acres until March 31.
Friday, February, 27, 2015 - - News

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US Corn Belt farmland values down 3 percent in 2014
The average price of quality U.S. farmland fell 3 percent in 2014, marking the first annual decline in almost 30 years, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago said in its quarterly survey of district bankers on Thursday.
Friday, February, 27, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Peaceful Valley Ranch operators hang up their saddles
Neil and Laura Tangen have a message for the 50,000 guests to their trail ride operation in the heart of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
Tuesday, February, 24, 2015 - Bismarck Tribune - News

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R-CALF USA expands focus into sheep
It’s called R-CALF USA, but the organization officially adopted a new species — sheep — as part of its representation in August 2014.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Good timing
TOWNER, N.D. — I once saw a “demotivational” poster that said, “Mistakes — it could be that the purpose of your life is only to serve as a warning to others.” Pretty inspirational, huh? There have been times in my 23 years of post-college cattle ranching when I felt my marketing decisions were best used as a warning to others. Kind of a “whatever I do, do the opposite” piece of marketing advice for others.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Agweek - 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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BNSF capital plans biggest ever at $6 billion
FARGO, N.D. — BNSF Railway recently announced details of a $6 billion capital spending plan for 2015, the biggest in the company’s history. That includes $325 million in North Dakota and $326 million in Minnesota. Corresponding figures were not immediately available for South Dakota or Montana.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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