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Langdon farmers hope for better spring
If you ask farmers in the Langdon, N.D., area, about 2013 planting, you’ll usually get a shrug and a pained expression.
Monday, April, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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April bringing better calving conditions than 2013
Like many people involved with beef cattle on the Northern Plains, Warren Rusche has bad memories of April 2013. “It was a back-to-back-to-back freight train of blizzards,” says Rusche, cow-calf field specialist with the Watertown field office of the South Dakota University Extension Service.
Monday, April, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND livestock development director sees opportunities
Shaun Quissell has both personal and professional connections to livestock.He’s part of a family beef operation near Scranton, N.D. He’s also the new director of the North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s livestock development division. Quissell succeeds Wayne Carlson, who retired after 21 years in the post.
Monday, April, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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USDA predicts big rise in soybean acres
Farmers in the Upper Midwest will plant a lot more soybeans this spring, the U.S. Department of Agriculture predicts.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farm bill brings changes
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Among changes found within the new farm bill, the Margin Protection Program for dairy producers, is an important new safety net.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - - News

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Soybeans the star of key USDA report
Nationwide, farmers are projected to plant 81.5 million acres of soybeans, about 5 million more than a year ago. North Dakota will account for 1 million acres of the increase, with Minnesota and South Dakota predicted to have substantial increases, too.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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U.S. meat groups challenge to COOL denied, N.D. still first in honey production and U.S. drug firms move to bar antibiotic use.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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USDA will publish volume data, supporting, small and mid-size farms
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will begin collecting and publishing information on price and volume data on food that is sold within the locality and region in which it is produced as one of a series of efforts to expand support for small and mid-sized farmers and ranchers.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Wheat surges, soybeans falter
Wheat had gains last week again, as the Ukrainian situation continues to make traders nervous, and dry weather in the southern U.S. is showing no signs of changing. As of midday on March 14, May Minneapolis had gained 30 cents on the week, May Chicago was up 36 cents, and May Kansas City gained 32 cents.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Beef cows declining in US
North Dakota beef cow numbers increased for the second straight year, but U.S. numbers continued an eight-year decline. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service released the much-anticipated cattle report on Jan. 31. The report documented numbers for all classes of cattle on U.S. farms and ranches as of Jan. 1, 2013.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Rally fueled by tensions in Ukraine
Wheat had big gains last week as the Ukrainian situation has made traders nervous. As of the midday on March 7, May Minneapols had gained 43 cents on the week, May Chicago was up 49 cents and May Kansas City gained 45 cents.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Sale barns face uncertain future
In about the last half-century, there was a steep decline in the number of farms in South Dakota. In 1959, there were 55,727 farms in the state, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report. By 2012, that number had fallen nearly 43 percent to 31,989.
Friday, March, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Definition of "farm" complicates ag census data
To anyone involved with Upper Midwest agriculture, the growing size and declining number of area farms is a truism.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ag census shows fewer bigger farms and more young farmers
The number of farmers aged 25 to 34 has risen, a welcome change in an economic sector where, by all accounts, more young blood is needed. Nationwide, the U.S. had 109,146 farmers aged 25 to 34 in 2012, up from 106,735 in 2007.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Considering alternative crops
Sagging crop prices, particularly corn prices, have farmers looking into other crops, including dry beans and other “small-market crops” that normally don’t get much attention.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ag census shows farms are bigger, fewer, more prosperous
The Ag Census, conducted once every five years, says American farms, on average, are bigger, fewer and more prosperous. And though the number of young farmers has risen, U.S. farmers, on average, are getting even older.
Friday, February, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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2014 KMOT Ag Expo finds lower prices, profit potential
In his three decades of farming, Mark Seastrand has seen good years, bad years and everything in between. So the Sheyenne, N.D., farmer isn’t alarmed by the recent plunge in crop prices and the more-difficult-to-achieve profits that go with them.
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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2014 KMOT Ag Expo finds lower prices, profit potential
More than 350 exhibitors and an estimated 30,000 to 40,000 people are expected to attend the show, the region’s biggest indoor wintertime ag show. It runs through Friday. The doors open at 9 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. all three days. Admission and parking are free.
Wednesday, January, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Surveying the fight against scab
Art Brandli knows the damage that scab can cause to small grain. He also knows that farmers don’t enjoy filling out surveys.
Monday, December, 30, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Creating cow partnerships
With grazing and pasture resources difficult to find in some areas of the state, cattle producers may consider looking to other areas of the state for grazing resources, says Jim Krantz, South Dakota State University Extension cow-calf field specialist. Cow lease/share arrangements may be one way to match cows to feed resources.
Monday, December, 23, 2013 - - News

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