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Drought may push down prices
As we move into the 2013 autumn harvest period in the U.S., it is clear that the picture looks considerably different than it did a year ago when newspapers were rife with reports of shriveled ears of corn and dust bowl-like fields in many parts of the central U.S.
Monday, September, 23, 2013 - Agweek - Opinion

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Farmers approve of prevented planting crop insurance change
The Risk Management Agency has clarified a controversial “normal weather” provision in the federal crop insurance program. Producers and crop insurers said the provision, as written, was unrealistic and confusing.
Tuesday, August, 27, 2013 - Agweek - News

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RMA removes normal weather provision from prevented plant policy
The agency eliminated the “normal weather” provision, meaning farmers can collect prevented plant insurance, as long as they’ve planted in one of four previous years, regardless of weather situation in the year they planted. The provision has been a sticking point for some farmers trying to collect prevented plant insurance for their 2013 crops, as RMA had classified 2012 as an “abnormally dry” year, thereby disqualifying it for inclusion in the one-in-four rule.
Monday, August, 26, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Wetlands loss
An interactive map published by the Environmental working group shows the counties that have experienced the most dramatic conversions of wetlands, habitat and highly erodible lands to cropland.
Monday, August, 05, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Prevented plant acres in ND total more than 4 million
A map released July 15 by the North Dakota state office of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency shows the actual prevented plant acreage in the state is more than double the original estimate.
Monday, July, 15, 2013 - Agweek - News

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House farm bill passage raises concern
Area farm group leaders have worked for two years on a new farm bill. They have a mixed reaction on whether legislation approved Thursday by the U.S. House is a step in the right direction.
Thursday, July, 11, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Busy time for crop insurers
Agents played pivotal role in area’s wet planting season
Monday, June, 24, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Drought tests SD farmer again
In southeast SD, drought reminiscent of 1980s farm crisis
Monday, June, 17, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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Senate approves farm bill
Now comes the hard part: House passage.
Tuesday, June, 11, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Acres of alfalfa lost to winter kill
Farmers scramble to replace valuable cattle feed
Monday, June, 10, 2013 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Where's my cow insurance?
It was evident from his hello that the South Dakota rancher had practiced his pitch before he dialed my office.
Monday, June, 10, 2013 - Agweek - Opinion

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Tough spring for planting
Northeast ND farmers struggle with heavy rains
Monday, June, 10, 2013 - Agweek - News

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2 contracts
An ag lender meeting in Moorhead May 29 addressed negotiating rents and deciding whether to put tile on rented ground.
Monday, June, 03, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Why we need a 5-year farm bill
If we are to make sure rural North Dakota remains a place where families choose to live and businesses are able to grow, it’s critical we pass a five-year farm bill.
Tuesday, May, 28, 2013 - Agweek - Opinion

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Stop subsidies to wealthy farmers
Are subsidies fair when times are good in agriculture?
Monday, May, 20, 2013 - Agweek - Opinion

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The waiting game
One North Dakota farm town, like so many others in the region, is facing late planting. After a cold spring that brought late snow, farmers are anxious to get crops in their fields.
Monday, May, 13, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Plugging away at NAWG
The failure to pass a new farm bill in 2012 adds another complication to Von Bergen’s year as NAWG president.
Monday, May, 06, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Latest news
Winter weather affects agriculture, USDA starts livestock tracking program, and sheep are killed in a South Dakota barn fire.
Monday, April, 22, 2013 - - News

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