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Vilsack ‘frustrated’ with checkoff enhancement group
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told the beef checkoff enhancement group last week he is so frustrated it has not reached agreement in its three-year effort that he wants to start a second checkoff under the 1996 generic checkoff act.
Monday, October, 06, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Railroad woes aren't new
The relationship between farmers and the railroads has been one fraught with difficulties since the days when Eastern farmers and immigrants followed the railroads west to seek out a better life for themselves and their families. When farmers faced low prices for their grain, they often blamed the railroads.
Monday, September, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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EPA’s proposed water rules example of democracy’s messiness
An example of democracy’s messiness today is the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Waters of the U.S. rule, or WOTUS. Offered on March 25 by EPA to address court-ordered changes in the decades-old Clean Water Act, WOTUS has become a leather-lunged political test for shouters, connivers and liars over what the proposed rules will or will not do on American farms and ranches.
Monday, September, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Cramer asks Canadian government to let rail car mandates expire
FARGO, N.D. — U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., says he’s concerned about conflicting responses from the Canadian government about the impacts of fines on Canadian railroads for failing to meet grain quotas, and the impact on U.S. farmers who have seen tardy service.
Monday, September, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Soybeans coming
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Soybean harvest has started in southern Manitoba. Yields and quality seem OK. Most is coming in at 30 to 35 bushels per acre. Even better, they’re dry.
Monday, September, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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US river freight system strained as huge harvest looms
With a record U.S. harvest just coming in, the river transportation system at the heart of the nation’s farm economy is overstrained by rising demand for shipping capacity, a low barge inventory and a dilapidated lock system.
Friday, September, 26, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Cramer: Canada issues conflicting responses to concerns about railway fines
U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., says he’s concerned about conflicting responses from the Canadian government about the impacts of fines on Canadian railroads for failing to meet grain quotas, and the impact on U.S. farmers who have seen tardy service.
Thursday, September, 25, 2014 - Agweek - News

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A gun, a dog and a kid
Just a week or so ago, the sharptailed grouse hunting season opened up in North Dakota. I didn’t get out for the opener to look for grouse on the ranch because I was in Fargo, N.D., looking for Bison at my old home, the campus of North Dakota State University.
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Fall's first frost hits Upper Midwest, Canada
Farmers in the Upper Midwest and on the Canadian prairies hoped fall’s first frost would come late this year.
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Soggy fall slows wheat harvest
Gordon Stoner began harvesting July 31. Since then, persistent rains have allowed him to run his combine about 120 hours, an average of 20 hours per week. “Twenty hours a week just doesn’t put the crop in the bin,” says the Outlook, Mont., farmer. At that rate, he won’t finish until well into October.
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Experts say Cargill case highlights foreign regulatory influence in US
Major U.S. grain exporter Cargill Inc.’s lawsuit against Syngenta AG over losses stemming from China’s rejection of genetically modified corn demonstrates how U.S. markets are becoming increasingly subject to foreign rules, legal experts said on Tuesday.
Wednesday, September, 17, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Watch out for Palmer amaranth weed this year
South Dakota farmers have discovered Palmer Amaranth weed and North Dakota officials are urging farmers to keep a sharp eye for a “spawn of evil” during harvest. South Dakota State University weed scientists say the weed was found in a sunflower field in Buffalo County next to the Missouri River in central South Dakota.
Tuesday, September, 16, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Frost comes early to Upper Midwest fields
Upper Midwest farmers are still assessing damage to their crops from mid-September frosts that hit fields from eastern Minnesota to central Montana.
Monday, September, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Cargill files court documents in legal battle over GMO trade responsibility
Cargill Inc.’s lawsuit against Syngenta AG over rejections of genetically modified U.S. corn by China might be just the start of legal challenges against global seed makers over trade with one of the world’s biggest markets.
Monday, September, 15, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Western Sugar Cooperative linked to the Red River Valley
Western Sugar Cooperative of Denver, Colo., has some key links with the sugar industry in the Red River Valley of Minnesota and North Dakota.
Monday, September, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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A Minnesota woman pleads guilty to starving horses, a South Dakota woman is named to the USDA advisory council and FAO says the world's food prices are near a four-year low.
Monday, September, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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STB a toothless tiger
Officials aren’t going to do much to make the trains run on time to alleviate the 2014 ag rail problems. Farmers and elevators need to prepare to suffer through 2015 and maybe 2016 and beyond.
Monday, September, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Record sugar beet crop in Montana
Western Sugar Cooperative is going to have a big crop this year, and the biggest part of it will be in the Billings, Mont., production area.
Monday, September, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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US lawmakers fault rail sector for slow service
U.S. rail operators must put investment ahead of profits to clear the way for grain, automotive and chemical shipments now clogging the tracks, lawmakers said at a congressional hearing Wednesday about the health of the rail grid.
Friday, September, 12, 2014 - - News

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Farmers, American Crystal Sugar see shortage of harvest workers
Finding harvest help has become a bigger challenge with growing competition for workers around the region.
Tuesday, September, 09, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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