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Farm management specialist: ‘No right answer’ between PLC, ARC
Dwight Aakre has analyzed many federal farm bills in his career. But even the veteran North Dakota State University Extension Service farm management specialist isn’t sure which of the two safety-net options created by the 2014 farm bill is the better choice for area farmers.
Tuesday, October, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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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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Minnesota West program helps farmers manage risks
After a few good years in the farming industry, Minnesota West Community and Technical College’s Farm Business Management instructor Mike Dierks says producers today are concerned about the financial implications that might be in their future if crop prices don’t rebound.
Monday, October, 06, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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ND, Minn. potato production falls in 2013, FDA revises animal feed safety rule, Deere to explore options for crop insurance and $1 million loan to help build ethanol plant.
Monday, September, 29, 2014 - - News

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ND ag commissioner candidates clash on energy balance
Candidates for North Dakota agriculture commissioner clashed Sept. 25 over their positions on affordable housing and differed in their approaches to balancing agriculture and energy.
Friday, September, 26, 2014 - Forum News Service - 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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Deere to explore strategic options for crop insurance unit
Deere & Co., the world’s largest farm equipment maker, says it is exploring strategic options for its low-margin crop insurance business and hired Citigroup as its adviser. The company says no formal decisions have been made and no agreements have been reached yet.
Wednesday, September, 24, 2014 - - News

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Tumbling grain prices, no crash in farmland
CHICAGO — David Fullington paid a “ridiculous” price of $13,600 an acre for a 200-acre farm in Illinois within the past year and says he and his partners would probably bid again for prime land that is in tight supply, despite tumbling grain prices.
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - - News

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As US farm cycle turns, tractor makers might suffer longer than farmers
Farm equipment makers insist the sales slump they face this year because of lower crop prices and farm incomes will be short-lived. Yet, there are signs the downturn might last longer than tractor and harvester makers, including Deere & Co., are letting on and the pain could persist long after corn, soybean and wheat prices rebound.
Tuesday, September, 16, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Resource on rental rates
Farmers and landlords have a new resource to help them determine farmland rental rates.
Monday, September, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Railroad delays hurt shippers
Transportation delays in 2013 and 2014 by two major railroad shippers are hurting farmers and grain shippers in west-central Minnesota and the upper Midwest.
Monday, September, 15, 2014 - West Central Tribune (Willmar, Minn.) - News

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ND nursery copes with declining shelterbelt sales
Brian Johnston wanted a challenge. He got one: Rescuing the faltering Lincoln-Oakes Nursery in Bismarck, which had been “hemorrhaging cash for years” and was close to closing, he says.
Monday, September, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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A bigger, better Big Iron show
Farm machinery is getting so big and sophisticated that the Big Iron Farm Show is looking at adjusting the doors of an exhibit building to get equipment in and out, the show’s director says.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farmers unfairly blamed for food prices
One of farmers’ longstanding complaints is that they’re often blamed unfairly for rising food prices. Now, two separate reports from the U.S. government show consumers are paying more for food, even as farmers receive less for what they produce.
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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Aug. 23 and 24 rains boost area crops
Farmers once described timely, crop-boosting precipitation as “a million-dollar rain.” The term, more poetic than scientific, has been outdated by higher crop prices, but the concept remains valid.
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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Falling price of Minn. farmland sparks fears of a bust
The boom in farmland prices of recent years could be cooling, setting up a potential economic blow to Minnesota farmers. Minnesota’s farmland is worth about $100 billion, and given that land often accounts for 80 percent of a farm’s assets, that value has served as an economic engine. It provides farmers the collateral they need to buy equipment and grow crops.
Tuesday, August, 26, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Weekend rains boost area crops
idespread rains across the Upper Midwest during the weekend of Aug. 23 and 24, particularly on Saturday, Aug. 23, gave a huge boost to still-maturing crops, including corn, soybeans and potatoes, area farmers and agriculture officials said on the morning of Monday, Aug. 25.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - Agweek - 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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