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Farmers unfairly blamed for food prices
One of farmers’ longstanding complaints is that they’re often blamed unfairly for rising food prices. Now, two separate reports from the U.S. government show consumers are paying more for food, even as farmers receive less for what they produce.
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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Aug. 23 and 24 rains boost area crops
Farmers once described timely, crop-boosting precipitation as “a million-dollar rain.” The term, more poetic than scientific, has been outdated by higher crop prices, but the concept remains valid.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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New CP ordering system draws criticism, despite improved figures
Concern over harvest-time rail shipping backlogs is mounting and many areas of Agweek country are eager to attend the Sept. 4 U.S. Surface Transportation Board field hearing in Fargo, N.D.
Friday, August, 29, 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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Weekend rains boost area crops
idespread rains across the Upper Midwest during the weekend of Aug. 23 and 24, particularly on Saturday, Aug. 23, gave a huge boost to still-maturing crops, including corn, soybeans and potatoes, area farmers and agriculture officials said on the morning of Monday, Aug. 25.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Deere to lay off more than 600 at 4 US plants, deadly US pig virus can be carried in animal feed, NFU committee recommends withdrawal from beef check-off working group, STB to hold ND meeting for shippers affected by rail delays, BNSF and CP catch up on old-crop past-dues
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - - 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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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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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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Canada almost on pace, while US lags
TORONTO — More than eight months after an extreme winter began snarling North American rail traffic, an analysis of industry data shows delays lingering, raising the risk of a second winter of chaos on the rails.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Facility will ease burden for sugar beet co-op’s growers
NEW LONDON, Minn. — At a glance, it appears another gravel mining operation is underway in northern Kandiyohi County.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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With poor rail flow, SD farmers and elevators pile, bag grain
Scott Dowling is one of many farmers piling wheat on the ground and stuffing it into bags.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Minn. launches pollinator education effort
Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson promises to plant more flowers. It is part of a new program his department launched Thursday at the State Fair to encourage Minnesotans to provide good homes to bees, wasps, butterflies and other insects that pollinate plants.
Friday, August, 22, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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BNSF, CP catch up on old-crop past-dues
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway reports it is getting caught up on old-crop past-due train car orders, but there are significant new-crop orders still past-due.
Friday, August, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Potato tour of RRV shows some need moisture
With harvest nearing, an inch or two of rain in the next week could make the difference between a pretty good crop and disappointing one for many area potato growers. “We could really use a 1- to 2-inch general rain to finish off this crop,” said Chuck Gunnerson, president of the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association, based in East Grand Forks, Minn.
Thursday, August, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Minnesota State Fair’s livestock barns stay real (and rural)
After a full day of work at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds last month, Mark Goodrich went home to his ranch outside Glenwood City to check on the cattle.
Thursday, August, 21, 2014 - St. Paul Pioneer Press - News

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Minn. dairy industry crowns 61st Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Jeni Haler, a 19-year-old college student from Norwood Young America, Minn., representing Carver County, was crowned the 61st Princess Kay of the Milky Way in an evening ceremony at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds Aug. 20.
Thursday, August, 21, 2014 - - News

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Study: Deadly US pig virus can be carried in animal feed
A research study has shown for the first time that livestock feed can carry a virus that has killed about 13 percent of the U.S. hog herd, the study’s lead author says, confirming suspicions among farmers and veterinarians battling outbreaks.
Wednesday, August, 20, 2014 - Reuters - News

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South Africans learn new farming techniques, enjoy life in ND
This year, five Lankin, N.D.-area farms are hosting a total of a dozen young international farm workers, including 10 from South Africa, one from Brazil and from the Eastern European country of Moldova.
Wednesday, August, 20, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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