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Hungry hogs, cattle gobble up grain during U.S. bird flu outbreak
CHICAGO - Higher numbers of hogs, cattle and broiler chickens are gobbling up animal feed, eating into supplies that were expected to grow due to the loss of 48 million chickens and turkeys in the worst-ever outbreak of bird flu in U.S. history.
Thursday, July, 02, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Bounce-back year for some crops, NASS report says
As expected, farmers this spring planted more durum, barley, flax and sunflowers — crops in which the Upper Midwest, particularly North Dakota, leads the nation, the National Agricultural Statistics Service, an arm of USDA, says in its June 30 planted acreage report.
Tuesday, June, 30, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Prevented planting focus shifts south in 2015
The number of prevented-planting corn and soybean acres across the country could be above average in 2015 based on conditions in late June.
Monday, June, 29, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Growing season good so far, despite challenges
Joe Neaton is always happy to talk about agriculture. But Neaton, who farms in Watertown, Minn., about 30 miles west of Minneapolis, says regretfully that he’ll need to make this cellphone interview a quick one because of time and safety considerations.
Monday, June, 29, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Heating units influence farming decisions
Sure, area farmers are watching the thermometer and calendar. But they’re keeping tabs on growing degree days, too: GDDs, also known as heat units, influence decisions on everything from irrigation to the timing of pesticide applications and have a huge impact on both yields and quality.
Monday, June, 22, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Farmers lose planting ground
Wind, rain and below-normal temperatures are costing farmers some ground in crop development progress, as intermittent storms have delayed seeding or kept farmers out of the fields.
Monday, June, 08, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Planting ends, scouting begins
Most Upper Midwest farmers, especially ones in South Dakota, are wrapping up planting, or are close to doing so. Now, with the 2015 crop emerging from the soil, producers have a new job on their to-do list: Scouting their crops for disease, pests and other problems.
Monday, June, 01, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Rains beneficial for corn and wheat, slows soy planting
FARGO, N.D. — The region’s farmers had mostly good rains recently, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service. Conditions have gone from worrisome dry to excess rain.
Monday, June, 01, 2015 - Agweek - News

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A new crop of farmers ready to face the challenges
Alex Bata didn’t expect to be a farmer. Growing up in Adams, Bata was active in high school in “football, basketball, golf, student council -- everything I could get my hands on. I just didn’t think about farming.”
Sunday, May, 24, 2015 - Agweek - News

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USDA seeks input about 2015 crops
During the next several weeks, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will conduct two major mid-year surveys, the June Agricultural Survey and the June Area Survey. The agency will contact nearly 5,100 operations across North Dakota to determine crop production and supplies levels in 2015.
Tuesday, May, 19, 2015 - - News

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Timely rains boost crop prospects
Farmers throughout the region are ahead of schedule planting crops, and they are grateful for rains that have allayed some concerns about drought. Here is how farmers and input suppliers in west-central Minnesota recently described their situation when Agweek came through the area to check on progress.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Young farmer follows in footsteps of generations past
Dustin McGregor grew up wanting to be a farmer, never knowing whether tough times in agriculture would allow it to happen. “I honestly didn’t know if I’d ever get the chance,” he says. “So I’m grateful for every day that I’m here.”
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Study finds higher returns with pulse crops than fallow
Wheat growers who grow both pea and wheat in their fields are likely to lessen the economic risks of farming while maintaining the same level of profits as those who grow only wheat or leave a field fallow, according to a group of Montana State University scientists.
Wednesday, May, 13, 2015 - MSU News Service - News

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Farmers welcome recent moisture
It’s 7:45 a.m. on a sunny day in early May, and Buffalo, N.D., farmer Randy Melvin — on a tractor and planting the last of his 2015 corn — likes what he sees.
Monday, May, 11, 2015 - Agweek - News

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USDA report shows planting picks up
Upper Midwest farmers generally made excellent planting progress during the week ending May 3, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday afternoon.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Dry spring helps calving, hurts pastures
Tim Nolte has enjoyed the dry conditions this spring. But they worry him, too. Like most other Upper Midwest cattle producers, Nolte, a Sebeka, Minn., rancher, has benefitted from the region’s dry spring.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - Agweek - News

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South Dakota farmers getting ready to plant
Farmers throughout the region are anticipating a quick planting season, but looking forward to getting some rain on their dry fields.
Monday, April, 27, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Farmers in the Upper Midwest need rain
The most recent NASS weather report shows the four-state area is below the five-year average for rainfall accumulation.
Wednesday, April, 15, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Farmers prepare to get into fields after first weather report
WINDSOR, N.D. — It’s early, but seems as if it’s about time to start planting. Seeding is just getting started in Agweek country, as crop and livestock producers in most areas are looking for moisture, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service’s first weekly report of the season, released April 6.
Monday, April, 13, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Annual survey of N.D. cropland shows signs of peaked prices
Farmland rental rates and values are both rising and falling across North Dakota — a good sign that farmland prices have peaked, an agricultural economist says.
Monday, April, 13, 2015 - Agweek - News

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