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Improving soil health might require more use of cover crops
Farming practices haven’t been kind to the agricultural landscape since farmers first began tilling up the prairie soils of southwest Minnesota more than a century ago.
Friday, March, 13, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Farmers, firefighters in RRV not yet concerned about drought possibility
The past six months have been the second-driest of that time period in the Red River Valley since the 1800s, according to a National Weather Service meteorologist in Grand Forks, N.D.
Thursday, March, 12, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Weather Talk: Worries of drought probably premature
After planting, crops will need rainfall to germinate. But a timely rain or two will get regional growers through. By summer, the effects a continued lack of rain will depend on the temperatures. If it is hot, evaporation rates will be greater and crops will need more rain. If it is cool, crops can get by with less.
Thursday, March, 12, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Unseasonably warm temps bring early spring to Red River Valley
It's so unseasonably warm in the Red River Valley this week that golf enthusiasts might be searching for places to swing their clubs -- and farmers just might be itching to get out to their fields.
Wednesday, March, 11, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Survey: Plantings down less than 1 percent
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — The Wild Oats Planting Survey is the first surveyed intentions outlook for western Canadian spring plantings. In February, we asked Wild Oats subscribers their acreage last year and intended acreage this year, with responses from 104 farmers cropping 330,000 acres.
Monday, March, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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U.S. dollar at 13-year highs
For the week ending March 5, May Minneapolis lost 8 cents, May Chicago lost 32.5 cents and May Kansas City lost 22.5 cents. As of 10 a.m. March 6, wheat trade was down 4 to up 4 cents.
Monday, March, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Weather talk: Thundersnow phenomenon rare and attention-grabbing
You may have recently seen the viral video last week of meteorologist Jim Cantore of the Weather Channel going crazy over thundersnow in Boston. His reaction to the boom of thunder and flashes of lightning is priceless.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Climatologist says lack of snow could bring dry spring in North Dakota
North Dakota is the “land of climatic extreme,” which complicates his job, the state climatologist says. But the state, dry already, could become even drier this spring, Adnan Akyuz said. The lack of snow “will make a big impact (on potential moisture) this spring,” he said. Unless spring brings new precipitation, “drought conditions will be intensified.”
Thursday, February, 19, 2015 - Agweek - News

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USDA estimates report uneventful
For the week ending Feb. 12, March Minneapolis lost 2.75 cents, March Chicago lost 5.75 cents, and March Kansas City lost 7.75 cents. As of 10 a.m. Feb. 13, wheat trade was up 4 to 8 cents.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Lentils markets remain red-hot
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Lentil markets remain red-hot. It’s a gift, considering the poor quality. The year started out looking heavy, with 2014 plantings way up from 2013, but it was a tough production year, both quantity and quality.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Drought clouds grass-fed beef aspirations
Texas rancher Jim Rackley would like to add more cattle to his herd of about 50 to take advantage of sizzling beef prices and growing demand from health-conscious consumers for his grass-fed beef. But the prospect of cloudless skies keeps him cautious.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Weather experts say warm temps, low precipitation could affect ag
Unseasonably warm weather and lower precipitation totals throughout southwest North Dakota has researchers questioning what the numbers could mean for farmers and ranchers come spring.
Wednesday, February, 11, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Buying ahead of USDA report
The wheat market finally was able to turn and post solid gains for last week. It seems like it has been since the middle of December that wheat has had a stronger week and all the news just seems to focus on the negative. Last week was the week that wheat said enough. For the week ending Jan. 5, March Minneapolis gained 22.25 cents, March Chicago was up 23 cents and March Kansas City gained 23.75 cents.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Flax market strong, but quality matters
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — The prairie flax market, while maybe not on fire, is certainly strong. Farmers are netting $14.50 freight on board pretty much everywhere with $15 per bushel available delivered Winkler, Manitoba. One caveat — quality matters.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Thai crops to suffer worst drought in 15 years
Thailand will experience its worst drought in more than a decade this year, damaging crops in one of the world’s biggest rice-exporting nations, according to the country’s irrigation department.
Thursday, February, 05, 2015 - - News

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Farmers adapt to big rains but send trouble downstream
As rains have gotten heavier, Minnesota farmers in recent years have been expanding a 150-year-old drainage system, pulling billions of gallons more water off soggy land and letting the state’s corn and soybean fields thrive.
Wednesday, February, 04, 2015 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Race to the bottom
Wheat struggled again last week, with all three of the wheat exchanges ending with modest losses. Poor demand and a strong U.S. dollar continue to be the cause of wheat’s issues. For the week ending Jan. 30, March Minneapolis dropped 16.75 cents, March Chicago dropping 22.25 cents and March Kansas City decreased 20 cents.
Monday, February, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Cows need proper amount of feed
With the temporary letup from the harshness of winter weather, cow-calf producers are breathing a sigh of relief. The arctic cold is held at bay and the world seems to go a little better.
Monday, February, 02, 2015 - - News

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Farmers are winning appeals of prevented-plant claim denials
COURTENAY, N.D. — Lee Dick says he should not have had to pay $41,000 in legal fees to get $123,194.90 in prevented-plant crop insurance benefits he was owed from his 2012 crop.
Monday, February, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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South Sudan finds hope in honey
A harvest of honey from the equatorial forests of South Sudan will help its struggling poor and, through the pollination of bees, improve the nation’s crop yields, those involved say.
Tuesday, January, 27, 2015 - Reuters - News

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