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Navigating the farm bill
The fall to-do list of Upper Midwest farmers includes figuring out complicated provisions of the new farm bill.
Monday, October, 06, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Broadway's bras raise money and awareness
I’ve written a lot of columns about a lot of different things, but this is probably the first column I’ve written about bras. Yes, bras or brassieres or, as Ellie May Clampett called them in The Beverly Hillbillies television show, “a store bought, lace-trimmed double-barreled slingshot.”
Monday, October, 06, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND rancher wears multiple hats
Nevada Miller is a rancher. He’s a taxidermist. And, for a little longer, he’s a rodeo bullfighter, too.
Monday, October, 06, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Officials: ND fertilizer facility no need for concern
The $1.85 billion nitrogen fertilizer plant planned on the north edge of Grand Forks, N.D., is expected to bring significant economic growth — but it will also bring possible risks.
Friday, October, 03, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Peterson asks Army Corps to revisit diversion plan with northern impact
Moorhead’s congressman has asked engineers to take a fresh look at a version of a flood control diversion here that would avoid the controversial retention component that has sparked fierce upstream opposition.
Wednesday, October, 01, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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ARC, PLC selection begins Sept. 29
Crop farm owners may begin updating their yield history and reallocating base acres at their local Farm Service Agency county offices for the new farm program Sept. 29, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on Sept. 24 during an event at the University of Minnesota St. Paul campus and in a national call to reporters.
Monday, September, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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USDA offers online help for ARC, PLC
The U.S. Department of Agriculture today unveiled new online programs intended to help farmers choose between ARC and PLC. The 2014 farm bill requires producers to pick either Agricultural Risk Coverage, which protects against falling revenue, or Price Loss Coverage, which provides payments when crop prices fall below levels set in the farm bill.
Thursday, September, 25, 2014 - - News

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1964 plowing contest drew 100,000 people to ND farm
Ramona Fraase says her grandchildren aren’t sure what a plow is. But plowing was important enough once to bring 100,000 people, including U.S. presidential and vice presidential candidates, to her family farm near Buffalo, N.D., for the 1964 National Plowing Contest.
Monday, September, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Consider the pros and cons of grain storage
With a considerable amount of last year’s grain crop still in storage, and a bumper crop and low prices this year, the demand for grain storage is high.
Monday, September, 15, 2014 - - News

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Big Iron opener comes amid harvest, commodity price worries
The annual Big Iron Farm Show has operated among euphoric times in agricultural pricing many times in the past. Not this year. With corn prices projected around $3 per bushel for the next two or three years, farmers are scratching their heads and sharpening their pencils about how many new, big machines they’ll be able to afford.
Wednesday, September, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Sports legends
Somewhere along life’s path, I became a runner. I’m not exactly sure why, but I suppose there are worse habits that I could’ve picked up when I was a kid.
Monday, September, 08, 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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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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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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CHS plant’s storm water management plan approved
The Stutsman County (N.D.) Water Resource Board approved a storm water management plan for the proposed CHS nitrogen fertilizer plant Wednesday.
Thursday, August, 28, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Market-following programs useless
As the annual crop tours end, it is evident that, in the absence of an extremely early frost or other weather event, the U.S. corn and soybean crops could achieve record levels of production.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Calves prepare for independent life
As ranchers get ready for preweaning shots and deworming, the calves are in the homestretch. They’re starting to get a little hay and grain to supplement the fading grass and prepare them for independent life in September.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Potato tour of RRV shows some need moisture
With harvest nearing, an inch or two of rain in the next week could make the difference between a pretty good crop and disappointing one for many area potato growers. “We could really use a 1- to 2-inch general rain to finish off this crop,” said Chuck Gunnerson, president of the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association, based in East Grand Forks, Minn.
Thursday, August, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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