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Planting hinges on a multitude of factors
MERRIFIELD, N.D. — It’s a windy spring morning, the kind that sends kites soaring and rips hats from heads. The indefatigable wind forces Merrifield, N.D., farmer Bob Drees to make yet another planting-related decision.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Markets: Fundamentals turn bearish
All wheat contracts traded to five-year lows last week before finding willing buyers. The corn market broke out of its three-month range to the downside last week. Soybeans opened the week with modest gains April 27 and 28, as buying supported the market at prices near six-month lows.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - - News

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Coming Home: Wood ticks the price for wild paradise
Once I was in Victoria's Secret shopping for undies. Sometimes I get out and do things like that. Sometimes I shower, comb my hair, put on some makeup and make the long trip to the big town to replenish supplies like pretty spring tops, sandals, nail polish and, well, underwear. You know, girl stuff.
Sunday, May, 03, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Weather Talk: Tornado risk 'small but real'
There is an average of one tornado per county per year. That average tornado has a path length of 2-3 miles and an average width of 30-40 yards. So, picture your county and imagine a 2-3 mile long, 30-40 yard wide swath and you can see just how unlikely it is to have a tornado hit anyone directly.
Saturday, May, 02, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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By the numbers: U.S. bird flu outbreak in poultry
Dozens of countries have imposed total or partial bans on U.S. poultry and poultry imports since an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza was discovered in December. Each of the top 10 importers have introduced restrictions. Total bans have been imposed by China, South Korea and Angola, whose markets were valued at nearly $700 million last year.
Thursday, April, 30, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Higher chocolate prices help Mondelez beat profit estimates
Mondelez International Inc, the maker of Cadbury chocolate and Oreo cookies, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit helped by cost cuts and price increases.
Wednesday, April, 29, 2015 - Reuters - News

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CME live cattle futures rebound; hogs move up
CHICAGO - Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle closed higher on Tuesday, erasing Monday's losses aided by short-covering and futures' discounts to cash prices a week ago, traders said.
Wednesday, April, 29, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Heitkamp announces federal funding for scientific research at NDSU
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., announced today in a news release almost $150,000 in federal funding for scientific research at North Dakota State University.
Monday, April, 27, 2015 - Agweek - News

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By the numbers: U.S. bird flu outbreak in poultry
Minnesota has joined Wisconsin in declaring a state of emergency over an outbreak of bird flu in poultry that has led to the deaths of more than 7 million birds this year. Minnesota is also speeding up prescriptions of antiviral drug Tamiflu for farm workers and others who have been in direct contact with infected flocks. No infections have been reported in humans.
Friday, April, 24, 2015 - Reuters - News

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VIDEO: Bringing home the bacon? Political pig race seeks to predict UK vote
LONDON - At Pennywell Farm in Devon, workers have come up with a novel way of predicting the outcome of a British election too close for any but the boldest pundits and politicians to call -- political pig racing.
Thursday, April, 23, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Plan spring nitrogen management
Most corn producers have planned their spring nitrogen program for 2015, and many have already started to implement their program. Such plans might include fall ammonia application, early spring application of ammonia or another form of nitrogen, or plans to apply all of the nitrogen at or after planting, says a University of Illinois crop scientist.
Tuesday, April, 21, 2015 - University of Illinois, Urbana - News

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Burritos rise again as Taco Bell returns to Japan
TOKYO - Fast food chain Taco Bell returned to Japan on Tuesday, re-opening its first outlet in decades as more U.S. quick service restaurants plan to open shop in the country ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Tuesday, April, 21, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Plummeting sardine numbers could prompt U.S. West coast fishing ban
PORTLAND, Ore. - Plummeting sardine populations could lead to a complete ban on harvesting the small oily fish off the U.S. West Coast starting later this year, officials with the Pacific Fishery Management Council said on Tuesday.
Friday, April, 10, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Women wanted for upcoming Annie’s Project
Annie’s Project was designed to empower women by providing detailed farm/ranch management information and build networks between women. Over a six-week period, women will learn how to develop financial records, learn key communication skills, ask questions about retirement and estate planning and expand marketing knowledge.
Friday, April, 03, 2015 - SDSU Extension Service - News

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State, feds talk reimbursement for wolf attacks
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- More than 50 people, most of them ranchers and farmers, gathered in Bemidji on Thursday to hear how the government can compensate them when their cattle are killed by predators, mainly wolves. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency hosted the town hall meeting to explain state and federal programs that reimburse livestock losses due to wolves, avian raptors and weather.
Friday, April, 03, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Canada discontinues railroad penalties; US grain cars caught up
U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., says he's pleased the Canadian government has decided to discontinue its penalties for Class I railroads in Canada if they fail to move minimum weekly grain volumes, but he says they could resume any time.
Thursday, April, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Manitoba soybeans trading at January levels
Soybeans in Manitoba are flat, trading about where they were in January. Buyers price off Chicago Board of Trade futures, and they had a minor run in February so there were slightly better prices available for a while. Delmar International Inc. is paying 30 cents over May, putting it at $10.10 the morning of March 24, while elevators are about $9.80 per bushel.
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - - News

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North Dakota Farmers Union will seek referendum on exemptions to anti-corporate farming law
Leaders of North Dakota’s largest farmer-member organization decided Friday to pursue a ballot measure asking voters to reject a recently signed bill that would relax the state’s anti-corporate farming law to allow non-family corporations to own dairy and swine operations.
Friday, March, 27, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Early spring has maple syrup makers busy
The warm-up spurred sap to start flowing in maple woods across the region, called sugarbushes, where maple syrup lovers have hammered in taps to catch the sticky flow. Either in buckets, bags or through plastic tubes, that sap is being collected now to be boiled down to make pure maple syrup.
Tuesday, March, 24, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Elevators scale back on building rail terminals
PARKSTON, S.D. — Dakota Plains Ag Center LLC’s flagship elevator near Parkston, S.D., is one of the largest inland grain terminal customers of the BNSF Railway in South Dakota, and is in one of the few hotspot regions for shuttle elevator growth.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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