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Roosters’ fertility problem hits US chicken supply, lifts prices
The world’s largest chicken breeder has discovered that a key breed of rooster has a genetic issue that is reducing its fertility, adding to problems constraining U.S. poultry production and raising prices at a time when beef and pork prices are already at record highs.
Wednesday, July, 09, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Grain exporters to feel more price pain as shipping rates rise
An improved outlook for global bulk shipping rates spells bad news for grain exporters as they go into the latest sales campaign, with increased freight costs squeezing profit margins and adding to price competition in leading markets.
Tuesday, July, 08, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Alternatives to prevented planting insurance
Acreage that is too wet to plant on time for most insured crops is again prevalent in the region. An alternative some producers might want to consider is to not request a prevented-planting payment and instead seed a warm-season grass for hay later in June when the land dries enough to plant.
Monday, June, 16, 2014 - - News

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Sodden spring spells uncertainty for Minn. crop prices
Minnesota farmers might be looking at a financial squeeze this year. The wet spring has eliminated drought in much of the Corn Belt, suggesting a big crop could be on the way. That’s helping drive down prices below the breakeven level for a lot of producers.
Wednesday, May, 28, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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NASS releases full 2012 Census of Agriculture
New statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture reinforce previously released numbers that show young farmers are becoming a greater presence in agriculture.
Friday, May, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Entrepreneur develops unit for aeration fans
Rick Bergenheier has spent a lot of time around grain bins and aeration fans. He says he’s seen “the trials and tribulations that farmers go through” with grain storage management.
Friday, May, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Drought sends Calif. cattle packing — to Texas
For decades, ranchers from the east have brought their livestock to California, where mild winters and lush natural pastures created prime conditions for fattening beef cattle.
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Maintaining the rental rate increase
Even sharply lower grain prices didn’t stop the long upward push in North Dakota cropland rental rates. But continued poor prices or poor yields this fall will cause rates to stabilize or even decline, officials say.
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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SD county eyes $40 million project
PRESHO, S.D. — Get railroad improvements into South Dakota’s Lyman County. That’s dominating the thoughts of Steve Halvorson. If it happens, a South Dakota ag cooperative is prepared to invest nearly $40 million into a grain shuttle loading facility.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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'Freedom to Farm' bill changed history
The period of U.S. farm bills where the instruments were designed around compensation policies that used price support and supply management programs allowing farmers to remain in production during long periods of low prices — the result of four centuries of publicly sponsored developmental policies — ended with the adoption of the 1996 farm bill.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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US cattle numbers at 63-year low
CHICAGO — Three years after the worst dry spell on record for Texas, fourth-generation rancher Stayton Weldon still doesn’t have enough water for his 300 cattle near Cuero, about 89 miles southeast of San Antonio. Dry grass on his 2,600 acres has no nutrition. He has lost 22 cows and two bulls in the past year.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Bloomberg News - News

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Canadian Wheat Board privatizes
The Canadian Wheat Board, for decades a powerhouse in North American agriculture, is gone. In its place is the still-evolving CWB.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Distillers grain prices spike
Since late last summer, corn prices have fallen dramatically, but distillers grain prices have not. “While corn prices at South Dakota ethanol plants have dropped $1.50 per bushel since Aug. 2, dried distillers grains plus solubles (DDGS) prices have actually increased by $1.05 per ton,” says Darrell Mark, adjunct professor of economics at South Dakota State University.
Monday, January, 13, 2014 - - News

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China keeps policies to protect farmland
China will stick with policies to maintain food self-sufficiency and protect farmland from urban encroachment, dampening speculation that new reforms would give the market a bigger say in food supply and rural development.
Monday, January, 13, 2014 - - News

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Grain prices rise on bitter US cold, Argentine heat wave
U.S. grain futures rose on Monday as bitterly cold temperatures threatened to damage dormant wheat crops in the United States and a heat wave put Argentina’s corn harvest at risk.
Tuesday, January, 07, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Gulf states seek food security
With their farming projects in some of the poorest African nations sometimes arousing local hostility, wealthy Arab investors are turning to developed countries that comfortably produce more food than they consume.
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - Reuters - News

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NDSU updates Crop Compare
The North Dakota State University Extension Services has updated the Crop Compare program, a spreadsheet designed to compare cropping alternatives.
Monday, December, 30, 2013 - - News

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International GMO standards suggested
A top U.S. Federal Reserve official on Dec. 9 suggested that farmers consider a path toward internationally accepted standards for genetically modified crops, following rejections of U.S. corn shipments by China.
Monday, December, 16, 2013 - Reuters - News

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RFS cut may drive corn prices down
The U.S. government in recent years has not needed to prop up grain farmers’ income with subsidies, but those payments could come roaring back if the lower ethanol mandate proposed this month drives corn prices lower.
Monday, December, 09, 2013 - Reuters - News

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Preparing for change
After more than six years of unprecedented boom in the U.S. farm economy driven by a government-backed drive for biofuels, record low interest rates and rising food exports, American grain farmers and their bankers are bracing for change.
Monday, December, 02, 2013 - Reuters - News

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