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R-CALF USA expands focus into sheep
It’s called R-CALF USA, but the organization officially adopted a new species — sheep — as part of its representation in August 2014.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Specialty crops draw more interest after drop in wheat, corn and soybean prices
Tyler Lang might be a little busier than usual the next few months. The Sterling, N.D., seed salesman handles crops such as barley, oats and field peas, and his product line has extra appeal going into the new growing season. “There should be more interest this year,” he says.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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North Dakota Senate votes to ease anti-corporate farming ban
BISMARCK — State senators passed a bill Feb. 20 that supporters say will boost North Dakota’s struggling dairy and swine industries by partially lifting the state’s anti-corporate farming law.
Friday, February, 20, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Climatologist says lack of snow could bring dry spring in North Dakota
North Dakota is the “land of climatic extreme,” which complicates his job, the state climatologist says. But the state, dry already, could become even drier this spring, Adnan Akyuz said. The lack of snow “will make a big impact (on potential moisture) this spring,” he said. Unless spring brings new precipitation, “drought conditions will be intensified.”
Thursday, February, 19, 2015 - Agweek - News

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From cattle to corn, crude oil dive ripples through farm economy
The lowest energy prices since 2009, which have already benefited transport, retail and industrial companies, are giving farmers a boost just as the U.S. Department of Agriculture forecasts their incomes will plunge 32 percent this year.
Tuesday, February, 17, 2015 - Reuters - News

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BNSF capital plans biggest ever at $6 billion
FARGO, N.D. — BNSF Railway recently announced details of a $6 billion capital spending plan for 2015, the biggest in the company’s history. That includes $325 million in North Dakota and $326 million in Minnesota. Corresponding figures were not immediately available for South Dakota or Montana.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Land values down after long increase
FARGO, N.D. — Farm managers and rural appraiser groups from North Dakota and Minnesota have recently published reports confirming what most farmers and landowners already sense — land values and rental markets softened in the 2014 calendar year.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Cattle prices down from ‘astronomical’ levels
YANKTON COUNTY, S.D. — Greg Ryken is starting a new era for Stockmen’s Livestock Inc., which has long been one of southeast South Dakota’s biggest sale barns.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Local farm bill meetings explore options
PEKIN, N.D. — Odell Flaagan has some decisions to make. He’s taking his time and doing his homework to get them right.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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US challenges China export subsidy program, USDA announces $4 million through the Water Bank Program; CHS seeks land for elevator project, USDA announces funding for renewable energy, energy efficiency and House Ag urges Budget Committee to avoid cuts to its programs.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - - News

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South Dakota’s thriving dairy industry sets example for neighboring states
PARKER, S.D. — South Dakota’s steady growth in livestock development in the past decade has come with some changes in corporate structures, but also sheer capitalistic desire and intense political support.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Early research links insecticide, monarch butterfly deaths
New, local research provides some of the first evidence that a popular group of insecticides might be killing young monarch butterflies. The milkweed plants the butterflies need to survive may also hold neonicotinoid from nearby plants, making the milkweed toxic to monarchs.
Thursday, February, 12, 2015 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek
Join Editor Lisa Gibson for a glimpse into the Feb. 16 issue of Agweek. Our cover story explores South Dakota's successful dairy industry and what other states can learn from it. We'll also bring you a preview of the International Crop Expo coming up in Grand Forks, N.D., coverage of a local farm bill informational meeting, USDA projections and more. Don't miss it.
Wednesday, February, 11, 2015 - Agweek - News

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COOL lawsuit dropped
In papers filed today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, industry opponents to the U.S. country-of-origin labeling (COOL) law dropped their longstanding case against the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - - News

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Genetic selection to produce heifers
BROOKINGS, S.D. — The current cattle industry climate points to a probable increase in demand for replacement heifers, says Warren Rusche, South Dakota State University Extension cow-calf field specialist.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - - News

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North Dakota teens tap program to buy heifers
Spring calving is always important to Abbi Steeke and Hunter Duckwitz. It’s an even bigger deal this year.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Region’s legislatures work on ag bills
Agricultural-related bills in legislatures in Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota this year include funding for transportation infrastructure, state anti-corporate farming rules and water rights.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Economist: Strong cattle prices likely to persist in 2015
RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Jan. 1 U.S. federal cattle-on-hand report shows all numbers above trade expectations, with a slow rebuilding curve that indicates strong cattle prices in 2015, according to experts speaking at a new cattle seminar at the Black Hills Stock Show.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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New Congress keeps ag at top
Last year’s passage of the 2014 farm bill was a significant step forward for South Dakota farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses, as it included critical livestock assistance and a secure crop insurance program.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - - News

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Transition of operation more difficult and important than ever
EUCLID, Minn. — Don Strickler has faced many tough calls in his long farming career. But the 70-year-old Euclid, Minn., producer says his most important professional challenge, one he’s still working on, is passing on the family farm to the next generation.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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