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USDA says 97 percent of farms are family-owned, a poultry farm near Hawley, Minn., will expand, and a bill to double beef check-off passes North Dakota Senate.
Monday, March, 23, 2015 - - News

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USDA: 97 percent of U.S. farms are family-owned
About 97 percent of U.S. farms are family-owned, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. USDA defines a family farm as any farm where the majority of the business is owned by the operator and individuals related to the operator, including through blood, marriage or adoption, according to Hubert Hamer, with USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Tuesday, March, 17, 2015 - - News

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WASDE: Wheat, corn down from last month
Projected U.S. wheat ending stocks for 2014 to ’15 decreased 1 million bushels, with an increase in expected seed use. The seed use change is based on the 2015 planted-area projection released at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s February Agricultural Outlook Forum.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - - News

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Small gains for grains

Monday, March, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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U.S. dollar at 13-year highs
For the week ending March 5, May Minneapolis lost 8 cents, May Chicago lost 32.5 cents and May Kansas City lost 22.5 cents. As of 10 a.m. March 6, wheat trade was down 4 to up 4 cents.
Monday, March, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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China to spend 33 percent more on grain stockpiling; Online survey looks at cover crops; North Dakota canola crushing plant shutdown temporary, manager says; Organic producer surveys due April 3; Indonesia beef industry opposes self-sufficiency push and Canadian farmers store fertilizer to fight dealers’ pricing power.
Monday, March, 09, 2015 - - News

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Organic producer surveys due April 3
BROOKINGS, S.D. — National Agriculture Statistics Service mailed its 2014 Organic Producer Survey to organic producers nationwide. Participation is mandatory.
Sunday, March, 08, 2015 - Reuters - News

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$10,000 available for cherry research
Montana’s Cherry Advisory Committee and Research & Market Development program recently announced about $10,000 in funding available to advance Montana’s cherry industry.
Tuesday, March, 03, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Sheep report shows small decline in region
WOONSOCKET, S.D. — Rick Tobin, of Woonsocket, S.D., farms along State Highway 281. His 160-head cattle herd is his main enterprise, but he farms and has 100 white face ewes. He sells market-ready sheep either in Platte, S.D., or Chamberlain, S.D.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Learn to coexist with wolves
The number of livestock said to be killed by wolves in Minnesota and in other states has been highly exaggerated.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - - News

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Economist looks at 3 corn, soybean factors in January USDA reports
URBANA, Ill. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s final estimates of 2014 U.S. production and estimates of Dec. 1, 2014, stocks released on Jan. 12 revealed some potentially important issues for the corn and soybean markets.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - - News

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Upper Midwest milk producers remain upbeat
Linda Hanson and her family are part of the Upper Midwest dairy industry and could play a larger role in what the industry hopes will be a bigger, better future. Linda and her husband, Mike, who operate a 60-head dairy operation near Goodrich, Minn., in the northwest corner of the state, are evaluating whether to build a new, high-tech milking facility. One of their three sons already is involved in their diversified farm, and the two younger sons are interested in coming back, too.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - Agweek - 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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Expected farm bill payout draws critics
The U.S. farm bill is working as intended and criticism of a potential $10 billion government payout is both premature and unfair, Upper Midwest farmers and farm group officials say.
Monday, December, 01, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Winter’s arrival interrupts corn, sunflower harvest
The first 85 percent of the Upper Midwest corn and sunflower harvest went well, thanks to warm, dry weather in October and early November.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Cattle on feed increases
More cattle are being fed for the slaughter market than a year ago, a government report says.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND eyes dairy turnaround
North Dakota officials are fine-tuning plans for an upcoming conference on revitalizing the state’s long-declining dairy industry.
Monday, November, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Record setting year for spring wheat
New numbers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture confirm what Upper Midwest farmers already thought: South Dakota and North Dakota enjoyed record spring wheat yields this year.
Monday, November, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Upper Midwest harvest nears completion
Gary, Minn., farmer Corey Hanson needed one more afternoon to finish his harvest.
Monday, November, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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USDA reduces frequency of county cash-rents survey
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, citing lack of funds, is cutting back on an annual survey that can help farmers and landowners determine fair farmland rental rates. The 2014 survey is already completed, however, so just-beginning negotiations for 2015 rental rates won’t be affected.
Monday, November, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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