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Sorghum group seeks funding for research
Interest in gluten-free foods is growing, and a North Dakota-based organization is proposing to test 108 early maturing sorghum lines that potentially could fare well in the state.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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UPDATED: ITC rules American producers unfairly hurt by Mexican competition
The U.S. sugar industry’s campaign against what it says is unfair Mexican competition won a victory today.
Friday, May, 09, 2014 - Agweek - News

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A couple ‘big weeks’ needed for planting
LAKE PRESTON, S.D. — Mike Tolzin was just getting started planting corn for the first time this year April 25, getting used to his new planter.
Monday, May, 05, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Weather impacts planting
Hard wheat traded with strong gains last week, while Chicago struggled. Wheat continues to see support from drought concerns and delayed planting progress. For the week ending May 1, July Minneapolis gained 11.75 cents, September Minneapolis gained 16.25 cents, July Chicago dropped 1 cent and July Kansas City picked up 24.5 cents. For the month of April, September Minneapolis closed 30.75 higher, July Chicago gained 20 cents and July Kansas City gained 47.25 cents.
Monday, May, 05, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Preservation of the bees
Lawns are food deserts for pollinators that depend on flowers for their nutritional needs.
Monday, May, 05, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Drought tolerance, rotation benefits in sorghum
BROOKINGS, S.D. — With advances in corn genetics to increase drought tolerance, and the adoption of glyphosate-resistant corn, many farmers might ask, “Why should I grow grain sorghum?” Bob Fanning, South Dakota State University Extension plant pathology field specialist, has the answer.
Monday, May, 05, 2014 - - News

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NASS releases full 2012 Census of Agriculture
New statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture reinforce previously released numbers that show young farmers are becoming a greater presence in agriculture.
Friday, May, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Drought sends Calif. cattle packing — to Texas
For decades, ranchers from the east have brought their livestock to California, where mild winters and lush natural pastures created prime conditions for fattening beef cattle.
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Livestock disaster sign-up going well so far
The head of Farm Service Agency’s South Dakota office is optimistic that hard-hit ranchers will soon begin receiving federal disaster assistance. “I would suspect that shortly after the first week of May, we should be able to see some checks being cut and ranchers and producers receiving their money,” says Craig Schaunaman, state executive director.
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Planting concerns supportive
Wheat traded lower to start last week, but finished strong. Weather continues to be the major driving force as drought conditions remain in the Southern Plains. For the week ending April 24, May Minneapolis wheat gained 3.5 cents, September Minneapolis wheat was 0.5 cents higher, July Chicago lost 2.5 cents and July Kansas city ended with 0.5-cent gains.
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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US dairy insurance plan a template for reluctant livestock farmers
A plan in the new U.S. farm law to help dairy farmers limit losses from rising feed costs or falling milk prices could become a model in coming years for livestock producers who have resisted similar types of insurance.
Tuesday, April, 22, 2014 - - News

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2013 record crop drove corn prices down
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Last fall’s record-large 13.925-billion-bushel corn crop drove prices down and helped restore profitability and optimism to the cattle feeding sector at the beginning of the year.
Monday, April, 21, 2014 - - News

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Strong SD response to start of livestock disaster aid sign-up
The head of Farm Service Agency’s South Dakota office is optimistic that hard-hit ranchers will soon begin receiving federal disaster assistance.
Friday, April, 18, 2014 - Agweek - News

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April bringing better calving conditions than 2013
Like many people involved with beef cattle on the Northern Plains, Warren Rusche has bad memories of April 2013. “It was a back-to-back-to-back freight train of blizzards,” says Rusche, cow-calf field specialist with the Watertown field office of the South Dakota University Extension Service.
Monday, April, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Some Minn. farmers lack required irrigation permits
Crop irrigation has boomed in Minnesota in the past few years, increasing land values and raising yields for corn, soybeans and other crops. But hundreds of Minnesota farmers appear to be irrigating cropland without the state permits required to use large volumes of public water.
Monday, April, 14, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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US seizes cattle in rare fight over federal land use in Nev.
Armed U.S. rangers are rounding up cattle on federal land in Nevada in a rare showdown with a rancher who has illegally grazed his herd on public lands for decades, as conflict over land use simmers in western states.
Friday, April, 11, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Unchecked irrigation threatens Minn. groundwater
Crop irrigation has boomed in Minnesota in the past few years, increasing land values and raising yields for corn, soybeans and other crops. But hundreds of Minnesota farmers appear to be irrigating cropland without the state permits required to use large volumes of public water.
Tuesday, April, 08, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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USDA report drives market
Wheat struggled last week with reports of moisture opportunities for the Southern Plains causing traders to head for the sidelines. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s acreage report was friendly to wheat, but that was offset by a neutral stocks estimate. For the week ending April 3, May Minneapolis dropped 9.25 cents, September Minneapolis dropped 8.5 cents, July Chicago dropped 17.5 cents and July Kansas City lost 16 cents.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Planting awaits in cooler-than-normal spring
MITCHELL, S.D. — Craig Stehly is running out of winter farming jobs. Stehly, of rural Mitchell, S.D., is anxiously waiting for spring planting to start, but there’s been one major factor that is pushing that back later than usual — the cold weather.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Upper Midwest looks to increase beef cattle numbers
North Dakota ranchers are putting theory into practice. The number of beef cows in the state rose from 922,000 in early January 2013 to 943,000 in early January 2014
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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