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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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The basics of corn silage
Now is the time for final preparations for the corn silage harvest. Years ago, experts recommended that corn silage be harvested at the black-layer stage of maturity. In recent years, research and field experience have shown this practice usually results in silage that is too dry to be well-utilized by dairy cows.
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - - News

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1964 plowing contest drew 100,000 people to ND farm
Ramona Fraase says her grandchildren aren’t sure what a plow is. But plowing was important enough once to bring 100,000 people, including U.S. presidential and vice presidential candidates, to her family farm near Buffalo, N.D., for the 1964 National Plowing Contest.
Monday, September, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Is raw milk real or really risky?
MARION, S.D. — It was 5:15 a.m., and Tim Eisenbeis was off to work under a star-lit sky. He walks through the dark, past the crowing rooster in a nearby barn, to his milking parlor. He’s regularly worked 15-hour days this summer, and another long day was in order during a recent September morning.
Monday, September, 15, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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GMO controversy continues
The cool summer heated up when a longstanding war of words reignited with three little matches labeled “GMO.”
Monday, September, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Sports legends
Somewhere along life’s path, I became a runner. I’m not exactly sure why, but I suppose there are worse habits that I could’ve picked up when I was a kid.
Monday, September, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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UPDATED: STB hearing testimony shows little hope for timely fix
The U.S. Surface Transportation Board made history in North Dakota Sept. 4, holding its first field hearing there, and packing in a crowd of testifiers and onlookers concerned about whether railroads can make the trains run on time.
Thursday, September, 04, 2014 - Agweek - News

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UPDATED: STB hears from legislators, ag commissioners and coal industry in Fargo
The U.S. Surface Transportation Board is making history today in North Dakota, holding its first field hearing there, and packing in a crowd of testifiers and onlookers concerned about whether railroads can make the trains run on time.
Thursday, September, 04, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Dalrymple quotes Wilton (N.D.) elevator letter at STB hearing today in Fargo
The U.S. Surface Transportation Board is making history in North Dakota today, holding its first field hearing there, and packing in a crowd of testifiers and onlookers concerned about whether railroads can make the trains run on time.
Thursday, September, 04, 2014 - Agweek - News

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US cattle numbers down, ND up
While the U.S. continues to lose cattle, North Dakota is moving up to the head of the herd. A U.S. Department of Agriculture study released in July revealed a nationwide cattle inventory of 95 million as of July 1. Those numbers were down 3 percent from the 2012 count of 97.8 million. This count was the lowest for July since the series began in 1973.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Forum News Service - 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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Insolvencies and Bankruptcies
I recently received a call from a farmer regarding a grain elevator insolvency, and thought this would be a good time to review some of the laws related to elevator insolvencies. As Agweek staff writer Mikkel Pates pointed out in March, in the past few years, we have seen several significant elevator insolvencies.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ask questions about ag commissioner candidates
The general election for 2014 is a little more than two months away. There are federal, state and county offices up for election.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Library lost: remembering the stories
A Scandinavian friend of mine once told me an African proverb. It said, “When an old man dies, a library has burned to the ground.” I thought of that when I was asked to eulogize my mother’s “Norwegian rancher bachelor” cousin, Orlin.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Aberdeen beef plant could start processing in 2015
FARGO, N.D. — Robert “Doug” Cooper of Kansas City, Mo., the new president and CEO of New Angus LLC, the company trying to revive a troubled Aberdeen, S.D., beef slaughter plant, says he expects his company to start processing animals sometime in 2015.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - Agweek - News

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SD landowners weigh in on determinations
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Wetlands have been protected from drainage since the wetland conservation compliance provisions “Swampbuster” was enacted in the 1985 farm bill.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - - News

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ND landowners dispute Rural Water easement
A disagreement between property owners and Stutsman (N.D.) Rural Water District over land easements required the intervention of a Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office deputy Thursday.
Friday, August, 22, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Potato tour of RRV shows some need moisture
With harvest nearing, an inch or two of rain in the next week could make the difference between a pretty good crop and disappointing one for many area potato growers. “We could really use a 1- to 2-inch general rain to finish off this crop,” said Chuck Gunnerson, president of the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association, based in East Grand Forks, Minn.
Thursday, August, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Canadian Pacific's Harrison: We will get better
Hunter Harrison, CEO of Canadian Pacific Railway, showed his pride and disappointment in his railroad’s ability to move North Dakota grain in a meeting Aug. 11 with shippers and two U.S. senators in Minot.
Monday, August, 18, 2014 - Agweek - News

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NDSU field days to address salt issues
A Soil Health Field Day will be held Aug. 21 at the historic Bagg Bonanza farm near Mooreton, N.D. Some of the events will be at a nearby North Dakota State University research and demonstration farm.
Monday, August, 18, 2014 - Agweek - News

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