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October blizzard caused minimal impact on SD livestock industry statewide
RAPID CITY, S.D. — Livestock losses from October’s early season blizzard shouldn’t have a major impact on South Dakota’s industry as a whole.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Forum News Service - 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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CWB adding to network with ‘state-of-the-art’ grain facility
CWB, formerly known as the Canadian Wheat Board, has announced plans to build its “first state-of-the-art grain facility.” The elevator, west of Portage La Prairie in Bloom, Manitoba, is expected to be ready to ship grain for the 2015 harvest. A 130-car loop track will facilitate car loading of up to 60,000 bushels per hour.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Minn. sulfate wild rice findings released
DULUTH, Minn. — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, on March 12, released its preliminary findings on how much sulfate pollution is too much for wild rice, saying a two-year, $1.5 million field and laboratory study shows sulfate above 4 to 16 parts per million can produce a chain reaction in the ecosystem that harms wild rice.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Forum News Service - 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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U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson will seek reelection, CHS expands further into Canada and Mont. Hail Board raises coverage and premiums.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Agweek - 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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Calving will soon be in full swing
The question of the day is are the cows ready to breed? For many cattle operations, the calving season got started in mid-March, so it will be in full swing soon.
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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Willmar, Minn., council sets hearing on land transfer to Jennie-O Turkey Store, rejects stock disclosure requirement
The Willmar City Council voted Monday night to introduce an ordinance for a public hearing April 7 that will authorize the transfer of city-owned land to Jennie-O Turkey Store for the company’s proposed corporate office expansion.
Tuesday, March, 18, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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CHS expands further into Canada, buys 16 Agrium farm outlets
U.S. farm cooperative CHS Inc. says it has agreed to buy 16 Canadian farm retail outlets from Agrium Inc. and plans to further expand its business in Canada.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - - News

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Wheat surges, soybeans falter
Wheat had gains last week again, as the Ukrainian situation continues to make traders nervous, and dry weather in the southern U.S. is showing no signs of changing. As of midday on March 14, May Minneapolis had gained 30 cents on the week, May Chicago was up 36 cents, and May Kansas City gained 32 cents.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Researcher fights devastating rust disease
A driving force behind Maricelis Acevedo’s research is to make a difference. The assistant professor in the North Dakota State University Department of Plant Pathology certainly is doing that. Acevedo specializes in leading research dealing with rust disease in wheat, a fungal infection that can have devastating results on plants. In some parts of the world, the crop-killing fungus is called the “polio of agriculture.”
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - - News

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Speaker discusses plant breeding
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Tom Peters can tell you a lot about biotechnology and agriculture. Peters, University of Minnesota and North Dakota State University Extension sugar beet agronomist and weed specialist, gave the March 12 keynote address at the 52nd annual International Sugarbeet Institute in Grand Forks, N.D.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Lower phosphate fertilizer prices prompt interest
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Lower phosphate fertilizer prices have generated interest among farmers to build soil phosphorus levels. At the same time, the practice is puzzling to some, explains Ron Gelderman, professor and South Dakota State University Extension soils specialist.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - - 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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Britain farmland prices hit record high
LONDON — Britain’s farmland prices hit a record high in the second half of 2013 on the back of strong commodity prices and as a rebounding housing market pushed up demand for homes in the countryside, a recent survey shows.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - - News

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Sustainability claims need evidence to back them up
“Just thinking or saying you’re sustainable isn’t good enough.” That’s what McDonald’s Corp. executive Bob Langert told cattlemen last month. Consumers want proof. It might be hard to define such an abstraction, let alone prove what you’ve always done. Developing wells, practicing responsible grazing, protecting wildlife habitats — maybe that’s just part of who you are as a rancher.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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SD county eyes $40 million project
PRESHO, S.D. — Get railroad improvements into South Dakota’s Lyman County. That’s dominating the thoughts of Steve Halvorson. If it happens, a South Dakota ag cooperative is prepared to invest nearly $40 million into a grain shuttle loading facility.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Group seeks court order on USDA over GM alfalfa
A public interest group is asking a court to force the U.S. Department of Agriculture to turn over documents explaining its approval of a genetically altered alfalfa, even as the department acknowledged the crop’s potential to do environmental damage.
Friday, March, 14, 2014 - Reuters - News

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