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Focusing on profitability for 2015
Given the current price levels seen at harvest, along with the forecast prices for 2015 crops and land costs not immediately decreasing, It looks as though profitability in 2015 will be achieved by focusing on controlling input costs rather than aiming for the highest yield.
Monday, December, 01, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Budget livestock profits wisely
This will probably be a year of record livestock income for many. I hear the term income more frequently than the term profit.
Monday, December, 01, 2014 - Agweek - News

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GM paying carbon credits to farmers
General Motors, maker of Chevrolet, will purchase carbon credits from landowners who have agreed to leave their land in agriculture permanently, meaning 11,000 acres of Prairie Pothole grasslands in western North Dakota will stay in agriculture.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Canary trade slow
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — There’s no big pull from the trade for canary. Many processors are still handling canary they wanted to move last summer but had been delayed, usually because transportation wasn’t available.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Elevators: prices slow train demand
Grain elevators in the region are complaining less about railroads falling behind on freight delivery schedules, in part because farmers aren’t anxious to sell grain at recent lower prices.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Can you afford to hold back heifers?
As we are seeing all-time highs in feeder calf prices, we are also looking at all-time high prices to purchase bred heifers.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Wis. rancher pushes for healthy soil
LUCK, Wis. — For decades, Mike Miles has stood up — or sat in — for his beliefs. Now, the Luck, Wis., farmer is determined to make the world better in a small way that has a big impact.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Special to the Pioneer Press - News

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Farmers, ag tech companies agree on data standards
A consortium of farmer organizations and agriculture data technology providers on Nov. 13 published a set of data privacy and security principles aimed at reassuring farmers that data they share with Big Data service providers will not be misused.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Reuters - News

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USDA report supports market
Wheat traded with gains every session last week.
Monday, November, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Dow Chemical raises buyback by $5 billion
Dow Chemical Co. raised its asset sale target by as much as 42 percent to $8.5 billion and increased its share buyback plan by $5 billion, as it looks to thwart hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb’s push to split the company.
Wednesday, November, 12, 2014 - - News

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USDA reduces frequency of county cash-rents survey
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, citing lack of funds, is cutting back on an annual survey that can help farmers and landowners determine fair farmland rental rates. The 2014 survey is already completed, however, so just-beginning negotiations for 2015 rental rates won’t be affected.
Monday, November, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Markets retreat ahead of report
Wheat started last week with gains, but slipped lower for the rest of the week. For the week ending Nov. 6, December Minneapolis dropped 20.25 cents, December Chicago slipped 12.25 cents and December Kansas City gave back 14.75 cents.
Monday, November, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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DuPont profit beats as cost cuts boost margins
DuPont’s third-quarter profit scraped past the average analyst estimate as the company’s cost-cutting efforts helped boost operating margins in five of its seven businesses.
Tuesday, October, 28, 2014 - - News

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ND farm revenue doubled in 10 years
The “Financial Characteristics of North Dakota Farms, 2004-2013” publication summarizes the performance of more than 500 farms enrolled in the North Dakota Farm Business Management Education program.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Dow Chemical to cut $1 billion in 3 years
Dow Chemical Co., the No. 1 U.S. chemical maker by sales, says it is looking to cut fixed costs by $1 billion in the next three years, building on reductions that have helped boost margins.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Vietnam cancels corn, soymeal orders
SINGAPORE — Feed millers in Vietnam have canceled corn and soymeal import shipments, after a steep drop in global prices, in a move that could compel suppliers to offer sharp discounts and chalk up huge losses, three trade sources say.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Harvest leaves farmers battling bugs in bins
With record harvests depressing prices, U.S. farmers are holding tight to their corn and soybeans and binging on chemicals that protect stored grain from critters or even leaving corn standing in fields over winter to avoid storage charges.
Thursday, October, 23, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Dow Chemical to cut $1 billion in costs over 3 years
Dow Chemical Co., the No. 1 U.S. chemical maker by sales, says it is looking to cut fixed costs by $1 billion over the next three years, building on reductions that have helped boost margins.
Wednesday, October, 22, 2014 - Reuters - News

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No export bonanza this year from record U.S. harvest
The largest U.S. grain harvest in history has pushed prices to four-year lows, which usually means a sales bonanza for the world’s largest food exporter. Not this year.
Monday, October, 20, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Searching for the bottom
Wheat traded mixed with Chicago leading the exchanges, while Minneapolis only posted small gains and Kansas City lost some ground.
Monday, October, 06, 2014 - Agweek - News

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