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Higher feed costs could mean pork industry losses
Weather-damaged corn and soybean fields are also harmful to hog producers. According to Purdue University Extension economist Chris Hurt, rising feed prices mean higher costs of production for the pork industry.
Monday, July, 06, 2015 - University of Illinois, Urbana - News

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U.S. ethanol makers race to expand even with policy uncertainty
Some U.S. ethanol producers are racing to bring on capacity, pushing output to fresh highs even as soaring corn prices tighten margins and the nation's biofuels program faces prolonged uncertainty.
Monday, July, 06, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Getting fresh on a community-supported farm
While neither Starr Johnson nor Nathan Kotts have their driver's licenses yet, they're old farm hands. They're spending their summers tending 7 to 10 acres of vegetables and caring for a barnyard full of animals at Little J's CSA, a community-supported agriculture farm near Argyle.
Monday, July, 06, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Farmers increasingly hiring help from abroad to meet labor shortages
The allure of lucrative, year-round work in the Oil Patch is drawing workers away from seasonal agricultural jobs and causing farmers to increasingly look abroad, and to the federal H-2A temporary agricultural worker visa program, to fill positions that would have once gone to local hands.
Monday, July, 06, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Summer storm hurts eastern ND crops
Jennifer Otteson and other crop insurance agents are always a key part of Upper Midwest agriculture. But their role becomes even more important after growing-season storms rumble through the area.
Monday, July, 06, 2015 - Agweek - News

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College ag grad's job search progresses
Dylan Pratt’s immediate future is becoming a little clearer — and it could involve managing a North Dakota cattle herd.
Monday, July, 06, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Wheat strong despite bearish report
Wheat pushed higher last week despite a negative U.S. Department of Agriculture Planted Acreage report. The corn futures traded to highs last seen in December 2014 with a bullish USDA report. As of the July 1 close, November soybeans were 43.5 cents higher for the week.
Monday, July, 06, 2015 - - News

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Growing Together: 'Not in my backyard' plants should carry warning labels
Sometimes I feel sorry for plants because of our expectations. We want them to grow rapidly because we can't wait forever for plants to spread and "fill in." But then we wish they had the good sense to stop precisely at our desired boundary. Vigorous plants are great or terrible, depending on your current viewpoint.
Monday, July, 06, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Katie Pinke: Heartfelt thanks for the Dalton First Responders
As our beloved American flag flies high this weekend and the fireworks light up the night sky, there’s a special group of people in our communities I want to honor. Without skipping a beat, they respond to a call for help. Sometimes there’s a happy ending; sometimes it’s sad. Through it all, their attentiveness is comforting and commendable.
Saturday, July, 04, 2015 - Special to Agweek.com - News

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Weather Talk: Normal extremes
On average, there are 13 days a year in which the afternoon temperatures are 90 degrees or warmer. This compares to the average of ten days each winter with a high temperature below zero.
Friday, July, 03, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Farmers, agronomist agree crops ahead of schedule this year
Agronomists and farmers agree that spring and early summer weather patterns have created favorable growing conditions thus far in southwest North Dakota.
Thursday, July, 02, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Welte: Whiskey's for drinkin,' water's for fightin'
I remember going to Grand Forks with Dad one summer day in the early 1980s. It was time to certify acres in order to participate in the federal farm program. So he took me with him to the ASCS office.
Thursday, July, 02, 2015 - - News

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Weather Talk: Hitting the century mark
A quick scan of all the daily record highs shows that 100 degree days are most common in July and August. All but nine of the days in July carry a record high of at least 100.
Thursday, July, 02, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Californians cut water use in May, ahead of mandatory reductions
LOS ANGELES - California residents, in a boost for efforts to deal with a devastating four-year drought, cut water use by nearly 29 percent in May to score the biggest reduction since the state governor in early 2014 called for voluntary cutbacks, officials said on Wednesday.
Thursday, July, 02, 2015 - Reuters - News

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El Nino expected to affect July climate
The latest climate outlook for July 2015 continues to indicate wetter and cooler conditions for the central U.S. - including most of South Dakota.
Wednesday, July, 01, 2015 - SDSU Extension Service - News

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Strong cash prices drive CME live cattle up 3-cent limit
CHICAGO, July 1 - Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures closed up their 3.000-cents per lb maximum daily price limit on Wednesday, ignited by short-covering in response to better-than-expected cash prices, traders said.
Wednesday, July, 01, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Beef Talk: Pounds of calf weaned per acre
This Beeftalk concerns pounds of beef produced per acre utilizing two different types of cattle to help demonstrate what pounds of calf weaned per acre means. The information presented, at this point, is an example of production data reflecting pounds of calf weaned per acre. For this article, I will not expound on marketing options.
Wednesday, July, 01, 2015 - North Dakota State University Extension Service - News

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Highly anticipated medical marijuana law takes effect in Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS -- The early hour gave the moment a subdued feel, but three of the first people affected by Minnesota’s new medical marijuana law were feeling a flood of emotion.
Wednesday, July, 01, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Indian monsoon falters in key month for farmers
MUMBAI - After drenching India with above-average rains in June, the monsoon has weakened in what is typically the wettest and most crucial month for millions of farmers growing oilseeds, rice, cotton and pulses.
Wednesday, July, 01, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Weather Talk: Hottest weather depends on where you're at
July is the peak summer month and the apex of the average temperature graph here in the Northern Plains. On average, our hottest time of the year is at the end of July and the beginning of August.
Wednesday, July, 01, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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