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Indian red lentil crop suffers
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Reds lentils are the hot commodity. The Indian winter crop, by far the world’s largest, suffered from a lot of rain right at, or just before, harvest.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Planting awaits in cooler-than-normal spring
MITCHELL, S.D. — Craig Stehly is running out of winter farming jobs. Stehly, of rural Mitchell, S.D., is anxiously waiting for spring planting to start, but there’s been one major factor that is pushing that back later than usual — the cold weather.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Upper Midwest looks to increase beef cattle numbers
North Dakota ranchers are putting theory into practice. The number of beef cows in the state rose from 922,000 in early January 2013 to 943,000 in early January 2014
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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US hog data to hit futures prices but virus fears continue
New data showing the U.S. hog herd is shrinking less quickly than feared is small comfort to farmers as their piglets fall victim to a fast-moving virus that has ravaged the country’s arable heartland with no cure or containment yet in sight.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Reuters - News

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White mold research at risk
Like many farmers in the Upper Midwest, Jason Mewes has battled white mold for years. The disease, also known as sclerotinia, afflicts some of the most widely grown crops in this part of the world.
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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Conservancy group promotes sustainable ag, habitat preservation
The Nature Conservancy sees itself as a “quiet” conservation group, or at least lesser-known than the game species-specific groups such as Ducks Unlimited and Pheasants Forever.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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NDSU, collaborators set ag drone research plan
Researchers at North Dakota State University are calling their upcoming work a “proof-of-concept” study that will help determine if and how drones might help farmers and ranchers in everyday business.
Thursday, March, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND PSC: Earth Harvest suppliers to get 40 percent
Farmers and other companies who delivered grain to now insolvent Earth Harvest Mills in Harvey, N.D., will receive about $1 million — roughly 22 percent of what they initially said they were owed, and 40 cents on a dollar for valid claims, according to a North Dakota Public Service Commission recommendation.
Wednesday, March, 26, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Proposed CHS plant tax incentives in negotiations
The combination of a high valuation and a long construction period has made determining the value of tax incentives for the proposed CHS nitrogen plant in Spiritwood (N.D.) Township difficult, according to Casey Bradley, auditor and chief operating officer for Stutsman County.
Wednesday, March, 26, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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VIDEO: An introduction to mixed cover crops
BOZEMAN, Mont. — Agriculture experts with Montana State University have released a short video about mixed species cover crops potentially replacing summer fallow, presenting MSU’s ongoing research.
Tuesday, March, 25, 2014 - - News

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ND’s major crop takes the stage in beer brewing
FARGO, N.D. — While hops might get all the credit for flavor in your favorite IPA, brewing experts say it’s malt’s time to shine. Malt is made from barley, a major North Dakota crop. With a growing craft brewing industry nationwide, there’s a renewed focus on types of malt used for beer.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Dust storms make wheat the leader
Wheat had gains last week as focus returned to dry conditions on the Southern Plains with dust storms reported. Reports of winterkill also spurred a rally led by the Kansas City wheat market. Profit taking at the end of the week trimmed the gains. As of midday on March 21, May Minneapolis had gained 14 cents on the week, May Chicago was up 8 cents and May Kansas City gained 22 cents.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Interest in soil health grows in Upper midwest
Jerry Sikorski, a pilot and farmer, saw from the air years ago how erosion was hurting U.S. farmland. That led the veteran Ekalaka, Mont., producer to search for ways to protect his own soil.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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SD cattle producers eager to see results of new facility
HOWARD, S.D. — John Reisch and Jason Feldhaus are excited for summer, and it’s not because they don’t like the cold. They’ll get to try out their recently constructed hoop barn, to see if it keeps their black angus cattle cool during a typical South Dakota summer. Only then will the pair at Reisch Farms truly know how their investment into a new facility is paying off.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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ND winter wheat survival good
At least one factor can be considered an early indication that North Dakota’s winter wheat crop might be surviving better than some people expected, considering the harsh winter, according to Blake Vander Vorst, senior agronomist with Ducks Unlimited.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - - News

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Flax prices down
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Flax prices, like those for every other prairie crop, have already come down hard. Prices had been about $15 per bushel a year ago. Supplies were tight and demand was firm. The carryout as of July 2013 was only 71,000 metric tons, which is pretty tight for the world’s largest flax producer.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Biofuel concerns aren’t justified
Bemidji’s school buses performance during this winter’s harsh weather raised some concerns about biodiesel, and the Minnesota’s plans to increase the required biodiesel blend from the current 5 percent blend (B5) to 10 percent (B10) this summer.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Beef cows declining in US
North Dakota beef cow numbers increased for the second straight year, but U.S. numbers continued an eight-year decline. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service released the much-anticipated cattle report on Jan. 31. The report documented numbers for all classes of cattle on U.S. farms and ranches as of Jan. 1, 2013.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Spring grain drying and storage critical
As outdoor temperatures increase, stored grain requires attention to prevent losses, says Ken Hellevang, North Dakota State University Extension Service agricultural engineer and grain drying expert.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - - News

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