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Used agriculture equipment values bouncing back
MOORHEAD, Minn. — An auction is a snapshot of how people are feeling, said Greg Peterson, known as Machinery Pete, who has been tracking auction prices on farm and construction equipment since 1989.
Monday, January, 05, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Feeder cattle futures rebound after worrisome plunge
Though it raised major concern at the time, a recent downturn in U.S. cattle prices appears to have been short-lived.
Monday, December, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Rail service complaints slow
Slower grain sales because of slack prices has reduced complaints about slow commodity rail shipments, but the railroads are reporting persistent backlogs, and container shipments of agricultural and other products to key Pacific Northwest ports are worse than ever, officials say.
Monday, December, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Congress extends Section 179
The U.S. House on Dec. 3 passed a package of $42 billion in tax incentives, including Section 179, and the Senate passed it on Dec. 16. President Barack Obama was expected to sign it.
Monday, December, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Transportation discussion provides few answers
What will the region’s agricultural railroad service look like in 2040? Will farmers in the Upper Great Plains continue to see trains two and three weeks late in the next 18 months?
Monday, December, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ag shipping discussion provides few answers
What will the region’s agricultural railroad service look like in 2040? Will farmers in the Upper Great Plains continue to see trains two and three weeks late in the next 18 months? These were questions asked but not answered Dec. 8 at the first day of a conference titled Post-Harvest Handling and Transportation for Agriculture Products: Issues and Alternatives. The event is sponsored by North Dakota State University and North Dakota’s two U.S. senators. It concludes Dec. 9.
Monday, December, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Price swings good for alternative crops
With prospects for lack-luster returns for corn and soybeans in 2015, some farmers in the region are thinking alternative crops could fit into a new, profitable future.
Monday, December, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Price Loss Coverage or Agricultural Risk Coverage
Uncertain times have led to difficult decisions for agriculture producers. Grain prices continue to fall, livestock prices continue to rise and the 2014 farm bill has many twists and turns.
Monday, December, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Regional ag lender survey shows farm debt rising
It might not be a return to the 1980s credit crisis, but another ag lender survey shows a yellow light for “slow” in the region’s agricultural pace heading into 2015.
Monday, December, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ag groups want to end port disruptions
West Coast port disruptions are becoming a dire situation for U.S. agriculture. A coalition of 61 ag groups, including several with members in Minnesota and the Dakotas, have appealed to President Barack Obama to take decisive action to override a labor impasse.
Monday, December, 01, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Expect slow ag machinery sales
The farm equipment and implement business is bracing for a correction in corn- and soybean-dependent areas of the region. Dealers expect to be buoyed by livestock-related diversification, turf and construction areas in 2015.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Latest News
A proposed N.D. meat plant plans to launch an investor campaign, AGCO in Jackson reduces its workforce and a fire destroys Mitchell, S.D., CHS Farmers Alliance.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farming relationships will be crucial in 2015
A few weeks ago I had looked at some breakevens on corn and soybeans for 2015 and, unfortunately, they did not look very good.
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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Basics of cash lease arrangements
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Flexible leases might offer limited financial protection to farmers, if growing conditions or market prices deteriorate or production costs escalate.
Monday, November, 17, 2014 - - 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.
Monday, November, 17, 2014 - Reuters - 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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Government offers loans as incentive in Thailand
BANGKOK — Thailand will offer interest-free loans to farmers as an incentive to delay sales of rice, its prime minister says, as the interim government seeks to support farmers hurt by falling global commodities prices.
Monday, November, 03, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Ethanol plants depend on rail service improvement to prevent shutdowns
Jim Seurer says only “plain old action” can prevent serious impacts from rail delays on the ethanol industry this winter and beyond.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - Agweek - 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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