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Insolvencies and Bankruptcies
I recently received a call from a farmer regarding a grain elevator insolvency, and thought this would be a good time to review some of the laws related to elevator insolvencies. As Agweek staff writer Mikkel Pates pointed out in March, in the past few years, we have seen several significant elevator insolvencies.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Wheat issues lead grains
Wheat started last week on the defense, but recovered to end the week with gains. When it was all said and done, wheat closed mixed. For the week ending Aug. 28, September Minneapolis lost 14.75 cents, September Chicago gained 4.5 cents and September Kansas City gained 1.5 cents.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Revenue insurance unreliable
The need to make a choice between Price Loss Coverage and Agricultural Risk Coverage has the effect of forcing farmers to think what crop prices could look like in the next five years. That is the period during which farmers will be locked into either PLC or ARC by the one-time selection they will have to make this fall.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Consider a corn reserve
We overplant, overfertilize and overproduce, then complain about poor prices. What can we expect? We must lower our cost of production or quit producing.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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New program included in 2014 farm bill
WASHINGTON — Dairy farmers can start signing up for the new dairy Margin Protection Program for 2014 and 2015 on Sept. 2, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Aug. 28.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND ranch expands into agritourism
Jerry Doan always figured his oldest son would return to the family farm and make agriculture his lifelong career. But the elder Doan was a bit surprised when his three other children said they wanted to come back, too.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Thailand plans to grow more sugar, swell global supply
Thailand plans to boost the amount of land it uses to grow sugarcane, potentially increasing refined sugar output in the world’s second-biggest exporter of the sweetener by around 10 percent, a government official said.
Friday, August, 29, 2014 - Reuters - News

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European Commission announces emergency support for dairy sector
The European Commission announced financial support for exporters of dairy products hit by Russia’s ban on Western food imports, adding to emergency measures already taken to help fruit and vegetable producers.
Thursday, August, 28, 2014 - - News

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CHS plant’s storm water management plan approved
The Stutsman County (N.D.) Water Resource Board approved a storm water management plan for the proposed CHS nitrogen fertilizer plant Wednesday.
Thursday, August, 28, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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NDDA signs rail shipment deal with Port of Vancouver, Wash.
North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring on Aug. 27 signed a memorandum of understanding with the head of the Port of Vancouver. The action is intended to help move specialty agricultural products, but at least one shipper is concerned.
Wednesday, August, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Falling price of Minn. farmland sparks fears of a bust
The boom in farmland prices of recent years could be cooling, setting up a potential economic blow to Minnesota farmers. Minnesota’s farmland is worth about $100 billion, and given that land often accounts for 80 percent of a farm’s assets, that value has served as an economic engine. It provides farmers the collateral they need to buy equipment and grow crops.
Tuesday, August, 26, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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USDA’s Scuse discusses farm bill program options in ND
Michael Scuse, U.S. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services, appeared in Bismarck, N.D., Aug. 25 to discuss farm bill programs and implementation with the ag industry and North Dakota legislators.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - Agweek - News

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USDA raises 2014 beef, pork retail prices on drought, disease
Retail prices for many U.S. meats, already at record highs, continue to increase on a combination of drought and disease, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Monday.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - - News

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Market-following programs useless
As the annual crop tours end, it is evident that, in the absence of an extremely early frost or other weather event, the U.S. corn and soybean crops could achieve record levels of production.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Harvest and crop insurance guarantees
As I reflect on my past market tracking, we’ve lost 50 cents per bushel on new-crop corn and another 70 cents per bushel on soybean harvest delivery prices in the past month. The price decline is being fueled by the large portion of excellent crop ratings across the nation as a whole.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Good news for SD milk industry
South Dakota milk production continues to rise, and North Dakota dairy officials hope to repeat that success.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Aberdeen beef plant could start processing in 2015
FARGO, N.D. — Robert “Doug” Cooper of Kansas City, Mo., the new president and CEO of New Angus LLC, the company trying to revive a troubled Aberdeen, S.D., beef slaughter plant, says he expects his company to start processing animals sometime in 2015.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Offutt grain venture uses bag storage
Randy Fleishauer is the farm manager of Gunsmoke Farms, in its second year of production west of Fort Pierre, S.D. The 31,000-acre farm is owned by R.D. Offutt Co. of Fargo, N.D.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Spring crops harvest underway
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Spring crops, specifically oats and barley, are starting to be taken off in southern areas. Quality and yields appear about normal. Oats have decent weights. Rain has been scarce since June and it’s been hot. A crop that looked to be above-average might now be about average.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Favorable weather pressures
Wheat traded back and forth last week. In the end, wheat ended mixed with hard wheat (Kansas City and Minneapolis) ending with strength, while the soft wheat (Chicago) slipped. For the week ending Aug. 21, September Minneapolis gained 3.75 cents, September Chicago dropped 5 cents and September Kansas City gained 2.25 cents.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - Agweek - News

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