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US cattle numbers down, ND up
While the U.S. continues to lose cattle, North Dakota is moving up to the head of the herd. A U.S. Department of Agriculture study released in July revealed a nationwide cattle inventory of 95 million as of July 1. Those numbers were down 3 percent from the 2012 count of 97.8 million. This count was the lowest for July since the series began in 1973.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Recycling old Minn. barns gives ex-offenders new skills
When Scott Tempel and his wife Kara bought their 13-acre farm in Scott County, Minn., a year and a half ago, it came with a storybook dairy barn that had faded red boards, a steep metal roof and an old brick silo. There was only one problem: It was falling apart.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Executives ready for Big Iron
FARGO, N.D. — When it comes to spraying, at least one company wants you to think Fast. Cody Fast is chief financial officer of Fast Manufacturing Inc. in Mountain Lake, Minn. The company will display its wares at Big Iron Sept. 9 to 11 at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds in West Fargo, N.D.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Drones on Big Iron agenda
Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) might be the hottest topic in production agriculture right now, and the annual Big Iron Farm Show will offer both UAS demonstrations and classes.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Hagie to display tall nitrogen tool bar at Big Iron
FARGO, N.D. — Side-dressing nitrogen fertilizer played a bigger role in the 2014 crop and is likely to increase in the coming years, according to experts. Darrell Steiner is a sales manager for Hagie Manufacturing Co. Inc. of Clarion, Iowa, one of the companies making products to help with that function. The company again will be at the Big Iron Farm Show this year.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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A bigger, better Big Iron show
Farm machinery is getting so big and sophisticated that the Big Iron Farm Show is looking at adjusting the doors of an exhibit building to get equipment in and out, the show’s director says.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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CP shipments are 5 months behind
WILTON, N.D. — Wilton (N.D.) Farmers Union Elevator Co. would like to be empty this time of year, but instead it is plugged with spring wheat.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farmers unfairly blamed for food prices
One of farmers’ longstanding complaints is that they’re often blamed unfairly for rising food prices. Now, two separate reports from the U.S. government show consumers are paying more for food, even as farmers receive less for what they produce.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Wheat issues lead grains
Wheat started last week on the defense, but recovered to end the week with gains. When it was all said and done, wheat closed mixed. For the week ending Aug. 28, September Minneapolis lost 14.75 cents, September Chicago gained 4.5 cents and September Kansas City gained 1.5 cents.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Revenue insurance unreliable
The need to make a choice between Price Loss Coverage and Agricultural Risk Coverage has the effect of forcing farmers to think what crop prices could look like in the next five years. That is the period during which farmers will be locked into either PLC or ARC by the one-time selection they will have to make this fall.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Satellogic plans ‘constellation’ with potential ag uses
Satellogic has sent three satellites into space already. It plans to create a” constellation” of satellites the company says will supply farmers and others with useful, affordable data every day by the second half of 2015.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Consider a corn reserve
We overplant, overfertilize and overproduce, then complain about poor prices. What can we expect? We must lower our cost of production or quit producing.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Aug. 23 and 24 rains boost area crops
Farmers once described timely, crop-boosting precipitation as “a million-dollar rain.” The term, more poetic than scientific, has been outdated by higher crop prices, but the concept remains valid.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND ranch expands into agritourism
Jerry Doan always figured his oldest son would return to the family farm and make agriculture his lifelong career. But the elder Doan was a bit surprised when his three other children said they wanted to come back, too.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Officials probe SD beef plant deals
South Dakota officials are studying more legal action to learn more about the handling or diversion of public economic development funds in a mothballed Aberdeen, S.D., beef plant, even as a separate, new company attempts to reopen it.
Friday, August, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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EPA responds to claims of ‘secret maps’
On Aug. 27, the office of Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., sent out a press release with what it called a “secret map” of North Dakota and its waterways. Cramer says EPA assembled a map of each state in secret to “expand its regulation of water features.” Cramer has been opposed to the Waters of the U.S. rule, calling it a “massive power grab,” and says the maps are “alarming.” The North Dakota map was not the only released and those against the Waters of the U.S. Rule, including Cramer, have called for more transparency.
Thursday, August, 28, 2014 - - News

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NDDA signs rail shipment deal with Port of Vancouver, Wash.
North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring on Aug. 27 signed a memorandum of understanding with the head of the Port of Vancouver. The action is intended to help move specialty agricultural products, but at least one shipper is concerned.
Wednesday, August, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Falling price of Minn. farmland sparks fears of a bust
The boom in farmland prices of recent years could be cooling, setting up a potential economic blow to Minnesota farmers. Minnesota’s farmland is worth about $100 billion, and given that land often accounts for 80 percent of a farm’s assets, that value has served as an economic engine. It provides farmers the collateral they need to buy equipment and grow crops.
Tuesday, August, 26, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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USDA’s Scuse discusses farm bill program options in ND
Michael Scuse, U.S. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services, appeared in Bismarck, N.D., Aug. 25 to discuss farm bill programs and implementation with the ag industry and North Dakota legislators.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Weekend rains boost area crops
idespread rains across the Upper Midwest during the weekend of Aug. 23 and 24, particularly on Saturday, Aug. 23, gave a huge boost to still-maturing crops, including corn, soybeans and potatoes, area farmers and agriculture officials said on the morning of Monday, Aug. 25.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - Agweek - News

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