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Flax markets strong
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Flax markets are strong. Prices have held their own all winter, even while most crops sagged under the pressure of transportation constraints.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Markets slip during short week
Wheat closed the short trading week lower on May 29. The U.S. markets were closed May 26 for Memorial Day and lower the rest of the week. By the close May 29, July Minneapolis dropped 11 cents, September Minneapolis dropped 11.25 cents, July Chicago dropped 20 cents and July Kansas City gave back 14.5 cents.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Western Canadian farmers struggle to plant wet fields
Farmers on the Canadian prairies, like their U.S. counterparts, are behind on planting this spring.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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EU member states back compromise to allow GM crops
The European Union tackled deep divisions on genetically modified crops on Wednesday by striking a compromise pact that is likely to make it easier for them to win approval while allowing some countries to ban them.
Thursday, May, 29, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Nonprofit group helps Larimore, N.D., farmer diagnosed with leukemia
Robert Stover, 61, has farmed all his life in the Larimore, N.D., area but this year has proven to be one of the most difficult. A soggy spring delaying planting is the least of his worries. Stover is battling chronic lymphocytic leukemia — a type of cancer that results in an overproduction of white blood cells. The extra cells crowd out healthy ones in Stover’s blood and bone marrow.
Wednesday, May, 28, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Sodden spring spells uncertainty for Minn. crop prices
Minnesota farmers might be looking at a financial squeeze this year. The wet spring has eliminated drought in much of the Corn Belt, suggesting a big crop could be on the way. That’s helping drive down prices below the breakeven level for a lot of producers.
Wednesday, May, 28, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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No winner in sugar trade war
I talked once with a guy, an American, shortly after he returned from vacation in Mexico. He told of how he’d wanted to eat “authentic” Mexican food, not “tourist” food. So he walked past two restaurants filled with tourists eating fried chicken; no “tourist” food for him. Finally, he found a restaurant serving local residents and ate “authentic” food with them. “Well, what did you have?” I asked. He hesitated an instant (he’d clearly told the story before; his timing was perfect) and said, “Fried chicken.”
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Family steps up after death of sheep industry giant
Dion Van Well towered over the sheep industry in the Upper Midwest like few do. He was dubbed the “Lion of the Lambs,” in a 2009 Agweek story, and his family vows to continue his legacy. Van Well, 47, died in his sleep of heart failure on Jan. 5 while on a pheasant hunting trip with buddies near Hoven, S.D.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Soybeans continue to impress
Wheat struggled last week, with most of the session seeing steady to lower closes. Improving weather conditions in the major wheat producing regions of the U.S. caused traders to take the short side. For the week ending May 22, July Minneapolis dropped 8.25 cents, September Minneapolis dropped 9.25 cents, July Chicago slipped 15 cents and July Kansas City gave back 16 cents.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Flax potential exists in SD
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Today, only about 7,000 acres in South Dakota are planted with flax seed. This is a large change from the mid-1980s when South Dakota produced close to 100,000 acres of flax and was one of the largest producers in the U.S., according to Ruth Beck, South Dakota State University Extension agronomy field specialist.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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2014 shows moderate rise in SD land value
BROOKINGS, S.D. — According to results from a farm real estate survey conducted by agricultural economists at South Dakota State University, South Dakota nonirrigated agricultural land values increased marginally in 2014.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Late spring could shift seed maturities
NEW EFFINGTON, S.D. — Many farmers in the eastern Dakotas face the decision of whether to change out longer-season corn varieties for shorter-season varieties, seedsmen say.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Devils Lake flooding still hurting farmers, ranchers
Farmers in the Devils Lake, N.D., area face another soggy growing season of unplanted fields and lost revenue, a new study shows.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Oats coming back to life
Many buyers had nominal bids of $2 per bushel, but weren’t taking delivery this winter. Oats were the last crop to get loaded in anything that moves grain. Even now, with the rail system gradually normalizing, there are few, if any, oats moving anywhere by rail. But now, at least if you do some legwork, you can probably find a buyer.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Weather improves markets sell off
Wheat spun its wheels to start last week, trading with small losses the first two sessions. But May 14 and 15 May 15 with 40.25-cent losses in July Minneapolis, 38.75-cent losses in September Minneapolis, 44.25 cent-losses in July Chicago and 50-cent losses in July Kansas City.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Bad weather, robust demand to end cycle of sugar surpluses
The global sugar surplus era is coming to an end. After three straight years of big surpluses, the sugar market is heading toward a balance or a small deficit next season because of adverse weather in Brazil and Asia, higher-than-expected Chinese demand and steady growth in consumption.
Friday, May, 16, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Medora, ND, offers summer prairie escape
The vast scenic views of Medora, N.D., draw travelers far and wide to its green hills and earth-swallowing blue skies.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Weather concerns drive market
Wheat started last week with large gains from weather concerns, but slowed down toward the end of the week with position squaring ahead of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s May crop production report the main feature.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Mustard market quiet
Mustard is moving fine, and at decent prices. Trade, at the moment, is fairly slow with little push from farmers. Most of the mustard farmers wanted to move this winter was moved.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Minn. county approves hog barn to move forward
Nearly two weeks after neighbors raised a stink over a proposed hog confinement building east of Adrian, Minn., by Son-D-Farms, Nobles County commissioners on Tuesday accepted a recommendation from the planning commission to move the development forward.
Wednesday, May, 07, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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