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Senate passes bill to allow ranchers, farmers to expense equipment purchased in 2014
A bill that would allow farmers, ranchers and other small businesses to expense equipment to run their operations is on its way to President Barack Obama’s desk. The Senate passed the one-year Tax Increase Prevention Act 76-16 Tuesday night. The measure extends Section 179, meaning small businesses, including ranchers and farmers, may expense purchases made in 2014.
Wednesday, December, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Price swings good for alternative crops
With prospects for lack-luster returns for corn and soybeans in 2015, some farmers in the region are thinking alternative crops could fit into a new, profitable future.
Monday, December, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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A proposed N.D. meat plant plans to launch an investor campaign, AGCO in Jackson reduces its workforce and a fire destroys Mitchell, S.D., CHS Farmers Alliance.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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COOL rehearing request denied
On Oct. 31, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denied a request for a rehearing on a motion for preliminary injunction to block implementation of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s May 2013 final rule on country-of-origin labeling for red meat. The request came from the American Meat Institute and other groups.
Monday, November, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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OSHA begins inspection of Willmar, Minn., Jennie-O plant
An investigator from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration began work Monday at the Jennie-O Turkey Store processing plant in Willmar, Minn., where more than two dozen employees became ill Friday evening.
Tuesday, October, 21, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Farm equipment, power line accidents up in rural Minn.
As farm machinery gets bigger, electric co-ops say they’re seeing more incidents of farm equipment striking poles or snagging overhead lines — collisions that can be dangerous and costly.
Tuesday, October, 21, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Northwood, ND, plant is crushing canola again
NORTHWOOD, N.D. — A crushing plant that reopened here this summer under new management is doing as well as can be expected and could be expanded, its general manager says.
Monday, October, 13, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Put weight on cows during low activity
The cow is the source of production, so keeping her in shape is critical. As cows go out of production during late lactation and weaning, fall provides an excellent time to put weight on cows. In addition, the cow does not need to channel calories into staying warm, so do it now.
Monday, October, 13, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Mustard seedings up
Mustard did not have a great growing year. Seedings were up by 100,000 acres from last year, but production is unlikely to be up that much.
Monday, October, 06, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Wrapping up the wheat harvest
Grain dust hung heavy in the air across much of the Upper Midwest during the week of Sept. 22, as dry and unusually warm weather allowed farmers to make rapid harvest progress.
Monday, October, 06, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Minnesota West program helps farmers manage risks
After a few good years in the farming industry, Minnesota West Community and Technical College’s Farm Business Management instructor Mike Dierks says producers today are concerned about the financial implications that might be in their future if crop prices don’t rebound.
Monday, October, 06, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Search is on for Minn. rail congestion cure
A soybean farmers from southwest Minnesota and an official of a taconite mine in the northeast, and more than a dozen others, came to the same conclusion: Significant railroad delays throughout the Upper Midwest are hurting nearly everyone.
Wednesday, October, 01, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Favorable weather again spurs Upper Midwest harvest
Grain dust hung heavy in the air across much of the Upper Midwest during the week of Sept. 22, as dry and unusually warm weather allowed farmers to make rapid harvest progress.
Monday, September, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Favorable mid-September conditions were much-needed
Upper Midwest farmers needed the middle of September to be warm and dry. That’s what they got. Now they need more of the same in late September and early October.
Monday, September, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Another round of new lows
Wheat struggled last week, trading with losses in every session. The losses started off small, but accelerated toward the end of the week. Wheat’s issue continues to be centered on record world production and poor quality.
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Sessions will address coverage options
BOZEMAN, Mont. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Montana State University Extension are conducting meetings to inform Montana producers about important new programs authorized by the farm bill.
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - - News

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Watch out for Palmer amaranth weed this year
South Dakota farmers have discovered Palmer Amaranth weed and North Dakota officials are urging farmers to keep a sharp eye for a “spawn of evil” during harvest. South Dakota State University weed scientists say the weed was found in a sunflower field in Buffalo County next to the Missouri River in central South Dakota.
Tuesday, September, 16, 2014 - Agweek - News

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No constant in wet and dry
The use of the word “sustainability” often is an indication that someone is searching for a simple, normal approach to life. In other words, the ability to fit in without the pressures of uncertainty.
Monday, September, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Weather could dampen harvest momentum
A beautiful weekend marked by high temperatures got southwest North Dakota’s wheat harvest rolling, farmers said Monday. But, the momentum likely won’t last long as frost-producing temperatures and rain in the forecast for the next three days look to slow the already-late production season.
Tuesday, September, 09, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Oats harvest starts
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — The first oats from the southern prairies are coming off OK. Weights are adequate to good — most is coming in between 240 and 260 grams per half liter (millers want a minimum of 240 grams) and yields are running between 100 and 130 bushels per acre. Quality seems fine.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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