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Vilsack speaks on farm bill issues
Everything from the “actively engaged rule” and conservation compliance to the Brazil cotton case and the new position of agriculture undersecretary for trade came up when Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack testified before the Senate Agriculture Committee May 7 on the implementation of the 2014 farm bill.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ukrainian farmers' credit tight
MOSCOW/KIEV — Ukrainian farmers hope for help from the International Monetary Fund as the country’s financial and political crisis has toughened lending conditions during the key spring sowing campaign, farmers and bankers say.
Monday, May, 05, 2014 - Reuters - News

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City kid turns to farming
Twenty-seven-year-old Sobieck is a rarity in modern agriculture. He’s a city kid who had no ties to agriculture and no plans to become a farmer — until he met and fell in love with Holly Finken, a North Dakota farm girl.
Monday, May, 05, 2014 - Agweek - News

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USDA will wait to release specifics on farm bill commodity title
The U.S. Department of Agriculture isn’t likely to announce the fine points of the farm bill commodity title any time soon, two key congressional staffers said. Because the payment options are decoupled from planting decisions, the programs farmers choose won’t have bearing for 2014 planting. Bart Fischer, chief economist for the Republican-led U.S. House Agriculture Committee, and Matt Schertz, senior professional staff member, spoke to about 150 people in a two-hour “farm bill implementation seminar” in Fargo, N.D., on May 2.
Friday, May, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ukrainian farmers look to IMF as credit becomes tight
Ukrainian farmers hope for help from the International Monetary Fund as the country’s financial and political crisis has toughened lending conditions during the key spring sowing campaign, farmers and bankers say.
Wednesday, April, 30, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Feds amend insurance fraud case against Johnsons
Federal prosecutors have increased allegations against farming brothers from Northwood, N.D., saying they added chemicals to potato seeds to cut production in a crop insurance fraud case, taking $2 million from fraudulent insurance claims since 2002, as well as federal disaster funds.
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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US dairy insurance plan a template for reluctant livestock farmers
A plan in the new U.S. farm law to help dairy farmers limit losses from rising feed costs or falling milk prices could become a model in coming years for livestock producers who have resisted similar types of insurance.
Tuesday, April, 22, 2014 - - News

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Feds amend insurance case against ND potato growers
FARGO, N.D. — Federal prosecutors have increased allegations against farming brothers from Northwood, N.D., saying they added chemicals to potato seeds to cut production in a crop insurance fraud case, taking $2 million from fraudulent insurance claims since 2002 as well as federal disaster funds.
Monday, April, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Rail delays a concern for Grain Dealers exec
FARGO, N.D. — Railroads and grain transportation have been key issues for the North Dakota Grain Dealers Association since its inception in 1923, and the organization’s new top staffer expects that will continue as he takes his post during the era of Big Oil.
Monday, April, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ag commissioner challenge rattled membership
BISMARCK — North Dakota Farm Bureau leaders are mulling their next move after their divisive decision to back a challenger who ultimately failed to topple Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring for the Republican endorsement.
Monday, April, 21, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Farmers concerned with providing info to companies
WASHINGTON — Farm leaders and executives from companies offering “prescriptive” services to farmers that involve collecting data on their individual planting, operating and harvesting practices met in Kansas City on April 10 to discuss issues such as privacy and security of the farmers’ data.
Monday, April, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Beef yield per animal makes a difference from ranch to packer
Cattle feeders live by numbers. Gain, feed efficiency, rations and of course prices — each one matters to the ultimate bottom line, but there’s one figure that might be less understood among cow-calf producers.
Monday, April, 21, 2014 - - News

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Farmers feel fertilizer shortage
With spring and planting around the corner, farmers and grain elevators are faced with warnings about fertilizer shortages — another potential crisis in which railroads play a part.
Monday, April, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farm bill brings new programs
The passage of the farm bill in February marks the largest shift in U.S. dairy policy in the past 70 years. The legislation represents a radical departure from dairy price supports and reliance on government.
Monday, April, 21, 2014 - - 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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Fargo-Moorhead diversion leaders move forward on contested ring dike
Farmers and others oppose the $1.8 billion flood protection project on the grounds that it will damage surrounding land, and crop insurance options for those farmers who would be unable to plant are uncertain.
Friday, April, 11, 2014 - - News

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ND ag commissioner Goehring survives GOP endorsement challenge
North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring survived a hard-fought challenge from Warwick nurse and rancher Judy Estenson for the Republican Party’s endorsement on Sunday at the GOP State Convention in Minot.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Ag commissioner endorsement to cap ND GOP convention
The North Dakota GOP endorsement for state agriculture commissioner, which has incumbent Doug Goehring pitted against challenger Judy Estenson in what’s expected to be the hottest contest for the party nod, will cap the three-day convention, which begins Friday.
Wednesday, April, 02, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Insurance group offers diversion help
FARGO, N.D. — A Billings, Mont., crop insurance consulting company has come up with a list of ways the Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Authority might mitigate agricultural losses.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Vilsack says no FSA closures this year
WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack’s proposal to close some Farm Service Agency offices came under attack on March 26 when he outlined his 2015 budget for the Senate Appropriations Agriculture Subcommittee.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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