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Ag program graduates value experience and education
With the wealth of quality agricultural education in the Northern Plains, the graduates of such programs tend to be prepared for the big leap into the tides of the industry. Many find success early on, and others wade through challenges to eventually meet the life-long career goals they had longed to achieve.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Court grants PSC deal in Anderson Seed case
Legumex Walker will pay $685,000 in approved settlement.
Tuesday, February, 25, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Canadian government might act to boost grain movement on railways
Canada’s two big railways are ramping up to provide thousands more cars per week to transport grain to ports, government officials said on Monday, aiming to work through a backlog of orders after last year’s record harvest.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Farm bill to affect income, not plantings
The U.S. Department of Agriculture increased its estimate of U.S. agricultural exports to $142.6 billion for fiscal 2014, up $5.6 billion from November’s estimate and $1.5 billion higher than the previous record level in fiscal year 2013.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Grains continue recent uptrend
Wheat contracts had smaller gains last week, but were able to continue the recent uptrend.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Thai PM to face charges over rice scheme
Gun battles erupted between Thai police and anti-government protesters in Bangkok on Feb. 18, and four people were killed and dozens wounded as authorities made their most determined effort yet to clear demonstrators from the streets. In a day of tangled developments in Thailand’s long-running political crisis, the country’s anti-corruption body announced it was filing charges against Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra relating to a rice subsidy scheme that has fueled middle-class opposition to her government.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Reuters - News

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USDA chief economist says farm bill will affect income, not plantings
The U.S. Department of Agriculture increased its estimate of U.S. agricultural exports to $142.6 billion for fiscal 2014, up $5.6 billion from November’s estimate and $1.5 billion higher than the previous record level in fiscal year 2013.
Friday, February, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Markets focused on export business
Wheat contracts again had strong gains last week. The U.S. Department of Agriculture made a significant cut in projected ending stocks by increasing exports. Commercial buying and sharp losses in the U.S. dollar were supportive, as well. For the week, March Minneapolis gained 27 cents, March Chicago was up 22 cents and March Kansas City gained 27 cents.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Price strength might boost sunflower acres
FARGO, N.D. — Farmers at planting time are like quarterbacks eyeing the line of scrimmage. They face a challenge with a plan in mind, but a last-second reading of the situation may force them to improvise. As spring planting nears, some farmers and a few agricultural experts shared their thoughts on the subject.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Tax laws allow farmers to accelerate income
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Deferred payments may allow grain farmers to more effectively manage each year’s taxable income. “This is because deferred grain contracts qualify as installment sales, and with installment sales, producers may ‘elect out’ of reporting income when received and instead report the income in the year the grain was sold,” says Kim Dillivan, South Dakota State University Extension crops business management field specialist, of the tax law which allows grain farmers to accelerate the income from deferred contracts into the year of sale.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - - News

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Compare cash price to futures for fed cattle basis
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Early in the year, a common marketing practice among cattle producers is to take a look at livestock basis levels, explains Matthew Diersen, South Dakota State University Extension risk and business management specialist. “You never know when subtle changes can derail price expectations. The focus here is on fed cattle basis, which has a strong seasonal pattern. The most common way to look at fed cattle basis is to compare a monthly cash price for a given market to the nearby futures price. Basis equals the cash price minus the futures price,” Diersen says.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - - News

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Oats a crop to release
Oats are just another crop to get rid of now, along with every other grain. Now millers are dropping their price for oat products to their customers as the end users see the drop in farmgate levels and are starting to re-open standing contracts.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Grains rally on fresh demand news
Wheat contracts had strong gains last week. Winter weather concerns and noncommercial short-covering were the main supportive factors. For the week, March Minneapolis gained 37 cents, March Chicago was up 28 cents and March Kansas City gained 40 cents.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Raising wages won't hurt business
Union workers at the Tyson Fresh Meats plant in Dakota City, Neb., will be getting raises. Members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 222 voted to accept the deal under a new five-year contract that covers more than 3,500 workers.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Eastern Ag Day looks at key topics
Dennis Kubischta will stick with wheat and soybeans this spring. Planting corn doesn’t interest him, not when the crop is fetching less than $4 per bushel. “A lot of people will still plant it, though,” said the Hope, N.D., farmer.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Canadian Wheat Board privatizes
The Canadian Wheat Board, for decades a powerhouse in North American agriculture, is gone. In its place is the still-evolving CWB.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Eastern Ag Day looks at key topics
Dennis Kubischta will stick with wheat and soybeans this spring. Planting corn doesn’t interest him, not when the crop is fetching less than $4 per bushel.
Friday, February, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Hemp provision in farm bill clears way for crop
The new five-year, $480 billion farm bill passed by the Senate on Tuesday includes a tiny provision authorizing North Dakota and a few other states to grow research plots of cannabis as a farm crop.
Wednesday, February, 05, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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2013 Index shows moderate land price increase
An annual index of farmland values increased 17 percent in North Dakota in 2013, according to an annual report by a state land appraisers group.
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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SD governor aware of Northern Beef’s struggles before taking office
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he does not think the state’s financial support for the now-defunct Northern Beef Packers plant was a mistake.
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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