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Markets: Wheat concerns continue
Wheat continued to push forward with production worries the main supporting factor. The corn market remained range-bound last week. Support came from the strength in the wheat complex and the wet weather delaying the last 15 percent of this year’s acres to be planted. As of the May 21 close, July soybeans were 14.75 cents lower for the week, while November soybeans were down 16 cents.
Tuesday, May, 26, 2015 - - News

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Parts of northwest Minnesota got excess rain
One of the joys of agriculture is receiving the right amount of rain at the right time. One of the frustrations is getting too much. Farmers and ranchers in Minnesota’s Polk County have known both the good and bad this month.
Monday, May, 25, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Jessie Veeder: After miles of backroads, understanding what we're all about
Sitting next to me on my desk is my calendar. I've been obsessing over it for the last month or so, because I've just released my new album, and that means making plans for performances in communities across the state.
Sunday, May, 24, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Markets: Wheat leads complex
Wheat started the week on the defense, but turned to end the week with strong gains. The corn market made a small bounce off its seven-month lows made the week before last, with the strength in the wheat complex. As of the May 14 close, July soybeans were 19.25 cents lower for the week while November soybeans were down 15 cents. At 10 a.m. May 14, July soybeans were down 0.75 cents and the November contract was up 0.75 cents.
Tuesday, May, 19, 2015 - - News

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Cabbages trump coffee for Tanzania's climate-stressed farmers
In the small village of Kanji, nestled on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, Ludovick Meela is preparing to cut down the rest of the ageing coffee trees on his farm and replace them with vegetables.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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Nuseed partners with Legend Seeds
Global sunflower breeder and developer Nuseed Americas will partner with Legend Seeds to distribute its proprietary line of sunflowers in the U.S. The partnership goes into effect July 1.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - Agweek - 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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Mediterranean diet with olive oil, nuts linked to healthier brain
A Mediterranean diet with extra nuts and olive oil might help improve memory in older adults, a Spanish study suggests, though the results aren't definitive and more research is needed.
Monday, May, 11, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Planting ahead of schedule
Wheat traded with losses three of the four sessions last week with all exchanges once again hitting new weekly lows. The corn market traded to seven-month lows last week with rapid planting progress and widespread rain. As of the May 7 close, July soybeans were 10.25 cents higher for the week while November soybeans were up 10.25 cents.
Monday, May, 11, 2015 - - News

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Markets: Fundamentals turn bearish
All wheat contracts traded to five-year lows last week before finding willing buyers. The corn market broke out of its three-month range to the downside last week. Soybeans opened the week with modest gains April 27 and 28, as buying supported the market at prices near six-month lows.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - - News

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Soil salt spots bigger this year
Areas of North Dakota with a white crust on the soil are expanding this spring due to an accumulation of salts in the soil, according to North Dakota State University Extension Service.
Thursday, April, 30, 2015 - North Dakota State University Extension Service - News

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ADM to add soy crushing at North Dakota, Ontario plants
Grain-handling and food-processing giant Archer Daniels Midland Co said on Monday that it will add soybean crushing flexibility at its plants at Enderlin, North Dakota, and Windsor, Ontario.
Tuesday, April, 28, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Improving weather dampens market
Wheat traded with gains last week, as technical buying stepped in to help push wheat off its lows. The corn market lost ground, with expectations that planting picked up with an open week of weather in the Midwest, and the funds continue to hold a large short position. Soybeans traded higher to start the week, as demand continues to support the market despite the ongoing South American harvest.
Monday, April, 27, 2015 - - News

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Planting pace in Walsh County, ND, improves
The calendar claims spring has arrived here in western Walsh County in northern North Dakota.
Monday, April, 27, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Organic farmer sues to stop industrial park
MENOKEN, N.D. — Thane Dockter, 42, has put a lot of his life into building an organic farm, and now he says his future is turned upside-down by an industrial park the Burleigh County (N.D.) Commission approved next door, with a zoning authority that was ceded to the county more than 40 years ago.
Monday, April, 27, 2015 - Agweek - News

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CropStop: Calves, crops and a baby
Rick Harpole and his wife, Gail, farm and have a commercial beef cow-calf operation just east of Driscoll, N.D. For them, it’s a time for sleepless nights.
Monday, April, 20, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Northwest Minnesota farmers still like corn
Like Sherman’s March to the Sea, corn had been driving steadily and relentlessly into northwest Minnesota. High corn prices have encouraged farmers here to grow the crop, and new, faster-maturing varieties have allowed them to do it.
Monday, April, 13, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Market under pressure ahead of USDA report
The grain trade this past week was anticipating the release of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's crop conditions report.
Monday, April, 13, 2015 - - News

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Niche crops shine brighter
Corn, the star of Upper Midwest agriculture in recent years, won't shine quite so brightly in the 2015 growing season, the U.S. Department of Agriculture predicts. But some small-market crops, particularly lentils and dry peas, are expected to take on extra luster this year.
Monday, April, 06, 2015 - Agweek - News

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