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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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West-central ND would welcome dry, warm weather
WEST-CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA — Steve Plesuk peers at the weather forecast on the computer screen. Plesuk, manager of the CHS-SunPrairie Grain location in Velva, N.D., points to the predictions and says, “See that? That’s not what we’re hoping for.”
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Planting progress begins
Wheat traded with gains during the Easter shortened week. Declining crop condition ratings and another flare up in the Russia and Ukraine saga helped support wheat. As of 9:30 a.m. April 17, May Minneapolis was up 39 cents, September Minneapolis was 40 cents higher, July Chicago was 37 cents higher and July Kansas City gained 49 cents.
Monday, April, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Langdon farmers hope for better spring
If you ask farmers in the Langdon, N.D., area, about 2013 planting, you’ll usually get a shrug and a pained expression.
Monday, April, 21, 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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Uneventful USDA report
Wheat started last week with gains, but slipped into negative territory the second half of the week. Early support came from another week of decreasing crop condition ratings, while late session pressure came from a negative U.S. Department of Agriculture crop production report. For the week ending April 10, May Minneapolis lost 20.25 cents, September Minneapolis dropped 11.5 cents, July Chicago lost 6.5 cents and July Kansas City lost 9.5 cents.
Monday, April, 14, 2014 - Agweek - 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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Blizzard wallops region during calving season
FARGO, N.D. — A blizzard blew through the region on March 30 and 31, dumping and drifting about a foot of heavy snow from southeast Montana into eastern North Dakota and northwest Minnesota, putting cattle producers on alert but creating no immediate, catastrophic losses.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Indian red lentil crop suffers
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Reds lentils are the hot commodity. The Indian winter crop, by far the world’s largest, suffered from a lot of rain right at, or just before, harvest.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - Agweek - 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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Manure on frozen ground leads to economic loss
ST. PAUL — Application of manure on frozen ground almost guarantees economic loss on the value of manure while also potentially harming the environment. Phosphorus and nitrogen in manure can have negative effects in the environment when in excess.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - - News

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Many ranchers were ready for March blizzard
Ranchers in the area say they were mostly prepared for the blizzard that swept through cattle country starting March 30. They say the storm was no comparison to the October blizzard that killed more than 40,000 animals.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - - News

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Strength continues in wheat
Wheat traded with gains again last week with most of the support coming from continued dry conditions in the Southern Plains. For the week ending March 27, May Minneapolis gained 11 cents, September Minneapolis gained 15 cents, July Chicago gained 19 cents and July Kansas City picked up 17.5 cents.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Minn-dak Co-op studies 'field transfer'
Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative in Wahpeton, N.D., is studying whether to incorporate “field transfer” of harvesting sugar beets into its campaign options.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Dust storms make wheat the leader
Wheat had gains last week as focus returned to dry conditions on the Southern Plains with dust storms reported. Reports of winterkill also spurred a rally led by the Kansas City wheat market. Profit taking at the end of the week trimmed the gains. As of midday on March 21, May Minneapolis had gained 14 cents on the week, May Chicago was up 8 cents and May Kansas City gained 22 cents.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Interest in soil health grows in Upper midwest
Jerry Sikorski, a pilot and farmer, saw from the air years ago how erosion was hurting U.S. farmland. That led the veteran Ekalaka, Mont., producer to search for ways to protect his own soil.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Calif. to ease water restrictions in move to help farmers
Drought-plagued California will ease some protection for fish in the fragile San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta, officials said March 18, a move expected to make more water available for farming and ease political tensions in an election year.
Wednesday, March, 19, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Biofuel concerns aren’t justified
Bemidji’s school buses performance during this winter’s harsh weather raised some concerns about biodiesel, and the Minnesota’s plans to increase the required biodiesel blend from the current 5 percent blend (B5) to 10 percent (B10) this summer.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farmers ponder freeze damage in winter wheat
Excessive cold and the prospects of freeze-thaw issues in the southern Plains are adding to wheat market uncertainty heading into the spring. Jim Peterson, marketing director of the North Dakota Wheat Commission in Bismarck, says the market has been fickle on whether the possible freeze damage is a concern.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ranch family recovers from October blizzard
It’s been five months since the historic blizzard of Oct. 4, 2013. Shawn and Kristy Freeland of Caputa, S.D., are among some 600 livestock producers getting by with a little help from their friends.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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