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Grabanski: Weather concerns push market
Wheat traded with solid gains last week, as three out of four sessions posted strong gains while only one session showed losses. Stress from excessive rain continues to provide support for the corn market. For soybeans concerns about slow soybean planting continued to provide support.
Monday, June, 29, 2015 - - 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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Fats from fish and plants may help older adults live longer
Older adults who eat plenty of fish and vegetables may live longer than people who don’t, a large Swedish study suggests. Among more than four thousand 60-year-old men and women, those with the highest blood levels of polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs), which come from fish and plants, were significantly less likely to die from heart disease or any cause over about 15 years than those with the lowest levels.
Thursday, June, 25, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Crop tours highlight Carrington Center Field Day
The North Dakota State University Carrington Research Extension Center (CREC) annual field day will be held Tuesday, July 14. "This is our premiere summer event to showcase the center's research program," says Greg Endres, Extension area agronomist at the center.
Tuesday, June, 23, 2015 - North Dakota State University Extension Service - News

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Markets: Soybeans take charge
Wheat started the week sharply lower, while weather concerns affected the corn market and soybeans traded higher.
Monday, June, 22, 2015 - - News

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2014 Farm Bill preferences revealed
In the current environment of declining crop prices and farm revenue, landowners and producers realized the importance of making the best selection of 2014 farm bill safety net options.
Wednesday, June, 17, 2015 - North Dakota State University Extension Service - News

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FDA to cut trans fats from foods, gives three-year timetable
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday made good on its proposal to effectively ban artificial trans fats from a wide range of foods, from microwave popcorn to frozen pizza, saying they raise the risk of heart disease.
Wednesday, June, 17, 2015 - Reuters - News

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FDA to cut trans fats from processed foods
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on June 16 made good on its proposal to effectively ban artificial trans fats from a wide range of processed foods, from microwave popcorn to frozen pizza, saying they raise the risk of heart disease.
Tuesday, June, 16, 2015 - Reuters - News

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ARC, PLC signup begins Wednesday
Farmers spent most of the winter deciding between Agricultural Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage. They made their choice this spring.
Monday, June, 15, 2015 - Agweek - News

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RMA, FSA seek prevented-planting data
FARGO, N.D. — After a wet May, farmers in some areas of North Dakota again are considering filing for prevented-planting crop insurance. State Farm Service Agency officials expect the number of prevented-planting acres to be far lower than last year’s 1.7 million.
Monday, June, 15, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Western North Dakota farms outperform eastern part of state
FARGO, N.D. — Farms in greater North Dakota financially out-performed the Red River Valley in 2014, according to an analysis of North Dakota Farm Business Management Program records by North Dakota State University.
Monday, June, 15, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Markets: Grains retreat following report
Wheat started last week with solid gains, but slipped lower after the release of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s June Crop Production report. Corn struggled last week, with a lot of negative news thrown at the market. The USDA report showed larger-than-expected world stocks, with larger production estimates in South America. As of the June 11 close, July soybeans were 2.25 cents higher for the week while November soybeans were down 5.5 cents. At 10 a.m. June 12, July soybeans were down 1.25 cents and the November contract was down 5.25 cents.
Monday, June, 15, 2015 - - News

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ADM suing North Dakota farmer for defaulting on ethanol plant deal
Archer Daniels Midland Co. is suing a prominent Walhalla, N.D., farmer for $700,000 for defaulting on a deal to buy a former ethanol plant in Walhalla.
Wednesday, June, 10, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Report prevented-planting acres
The Upper Midwest’s long, late-spring rainy stretch prevented some fields from being planted. Now, producers need to report prevented-planting acres, both to their crop insurance agents and to the Farm Service Agency, an arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Tuesday, June, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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North Dakota ag sees role reversal
Farms in greater North Dakota financially out-performed the Red River Valley in 2014, according to an analysis of North Dakota Farm Business Management Program records by North Dakota State University.
Monday, June, 08, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Markets: June offers hope as grains make gains
Wheat traded with strong gains last week, with much of the strength coming from winter wheat production concerns. Traders are concerned that disease will soon start to reduce the quality and quantity of the crop. The corn market bounced off the eight-month lows from the week ending May 29 and closed with green numbers last week. Support came from strength in the wheat complex, with quality concerns and a lower performing dollar.As of the June 3 close, July soybeans were 12.5 cents higher for the week, while November soybeans were up 18.25 cents. At 10 a.m. June 5, July soybeans were down 3 cents and the November contract was down 4 cents.
Monday, June, 08, 2015 - - 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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AgweekTV: Wahpeton company makes the big leagues with sunflowers
This week on AgweekTV, we’ll look at how a lack of research funding is impacting the ag industry and what some are hoping to do about it. Also, the FFA isn’t just for farmers anymore. We’ll see what the group is doing to bring more young men and women into the business.
Monday, June, 08, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Survey boosts sunflower outlook
A new survey finds that Americans are increasingly aware of the health benefits of sunflower oil — good news for farmers in North Dakota, the nation’s leading producer of the crop.
Wednesday, June, 03, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Impressive condition ratings
Wheat took a hit last week, trading with losses in the first half of the short week and only managing to end mixed on May 28. For the week ending May 28, July Minneapolis dropped 21.75 cents, September Minneapolis gave back 22.25 cents, July Chicago lost 26.5 cents and July Kansas City lost 36.25 cents.
Wednesday, June, 03, 2015 - Agweek - News

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