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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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Upper Midwest harvest continues to cruise
Upper Midwest farmers have caught up on their harvest of soybeans and nearly caught up on corn and sunflower harvest, the federal government says. Producers also have finished harvesting sugar beets and are done planting winter wheat, according to the Nov. 3 harvest progress report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service, an arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Monday, November, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Harvest wraps up; corn still behind
FARGO, N.D. — With temperatures 9 to 12 degrees warmer than usual, and an absence of rain, farmers in the region have enjoyed a longer period of favorable harvest and crop-drying weather than they might have expected.
Monday, November, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Record run for spring wheat
Jerry Kruger, a long-time Warren, Minn., wheat farmer, remembers when a spring wheat crop that yielded 40 beshels per acre was cause for celebration.
Monday, November, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farmers weigh harvesting corn or drying in the field
The long run of warm, dry weather, and the forecast of even more to come, is giving Upper Midwest corn producers a difficult but not unpleasant decision: Harvest wet corn now and pay drying expenses? Or hold off combining for a few days and allow corn to dry naturally in the field?
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Great weather creates tough choice for area corn farmers
Continued warm, dry weather, and the forecast of more to come, is giving Upper Midwest corn producers a difficult but not unpleasant decision: Harvest wet corn now and pay drying expenses? Or hold off combining for a few days and allow corn to dry naturally in the field?
Wednesday, October, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Red River Valley sees truck driver crunch
The annual crunch for trucks in the northern Red River Valley has intensified in the past several weeks.
Monday, October, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Favorable weather progresses harvest
Gordon Stoner has finished harvesting his durum — later than he first hoped, but earlier than he once feared.
Monday, October, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Soybean yields vary greatly; ‘pumpkins’ a problem
Upper Midwest soybean farmers took full advantage of beautiful early October weather. “The harvest is really swinging into high gear,” says John Kringler, North Dakota State University extension agent in Cass County, traditionally the nation’s leading soybean producer.
Monday, October, 13, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Whitewashing ag language for consumers
Farmers and ranchers have a well-deserved reputation for straight talk.
Monday, October, 13, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Soybean harvest picks up after slow start
The Upper Midwest soybean harvest is surging into high gear. “Right here in my area, it will really get going this week,” says Anthony Bly, Sioux Falls-based soils field specialist with South Dakota State University Extension. “I know other areas where it’s already going strong.”
Monday, October, 06, 2014 - Agweek - News

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