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Dust storms make wheat the leader
Wheat had gains last week as focus returned to dry conditions on the Southern Plains with dust storms reported. Reports of winterkill also spurred a rally led by the Kansas City wheat market. Profit taking at the end of the week trimmed the gains. As of midday on March 21, May Minneapolis had gained 14 cents on the week, May Chicago was up 8 cents and May Kansas City gained 22 cents.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Corn Palace audit shows Schilling mishandled funds
A state audit report released Monday says former Corn Palace Director Mark Schilling routinely counted money from the city-owned arena and tourist attraction’s cash registers alone in his office.
Tuesday, March, 18, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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CHS expands further into Canada, buys 16 Agrium farm outlets
U.S. farm cooperative CHS Inc. says it has agreed to buy 16 Canadian farm retail outlets from Agrium Inc. and plans to further expand its business in Canada.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - - News

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USDA wants ethanol available nationwide
Higher grade levels of ethanol need to be available outside the Midwest and the U.S. Department of Agriculture will help make that possible, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Wheat surges, soybeans falter
Wheat had gains last week again, as the Ukrainian situation continues to make traders nervous, and dry weather in the southern U.S. is showing no signs of changing. As of midday on March 14, May Minneapolis had gained 30 cents on the week, May Chicago was up 36 cents, and May Kansas City gained 32 cents.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Renewable Fuel Standard reality check
The Renewable Fuel Standard has been so successful that the oil industry now sees ethanol as a major threat to its bottom line. Unfortunately, Annette Meeks’ opinion piece, “Ethanol mandate hurts environment,” recently published in Agweek, shamelessly parroted many of the oil industry’s false claims about ethanol and repeatedly cites skewed facts from an Associated Press story that can only be described as a “hatchet job” against the ethanol industry.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - - News

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Meeks letter misses the mark
I disagreed with the March 10 commentary, “Ethanol mandate hurts environment,” by Annette Meeks of the Freedom Foundation of Minnesota.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Times are tough in sugar, but approaching planting season kindles optimism
Kelly Brantner, a fourth-generation sugar beet farmer, has seen tough times before. Another planting season is nearing, however, and Brantner and others involved in the area’s sugar beet industry say optimism is in order.
Wednesday, March, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ethanol mandate hurts environment
Congress has a rare opportunity to finally fix a legislative and financial fiasco: It can and should repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard once and for all. Repeal of the standard would result in a big gain for American taxpayers who have been footing the bill for higher energy and food prices — based on false promises.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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SNAP reduces food insecurity
A program that provides nutrition assistance to millions of low-income families might be linked to improved well-being among children, according to a new study.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Yellowstone bison could launch new herds
Wild bison from Yellowstone National Park that are deemed free of cattle disease could be safely used to establish new herds elsewhere across the American West without posing a risk to livestock, a U.S. Department of Agriculture study concluded.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Rally fueled by tensions in Ukraine
Wheat had big gains last week as the Ukrainian situation has made traders nervous. As of the midday on March 7, May Minneapols had gained 43 cents on the week, May Chicago was up 49 cents and May Kansas City gained 45 cents.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Sugar shareholders slow to make ’14 grower deals
It’s getting down to the final month for growers setting their annual joint venture arrangements with shareholders of American Crystal Sugar Co.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Undersecretary, others speak at sugar colloquium
DANA POINT, Calif. — Agriculture Undersecretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Michael Scuse said on Feb. 25 that he does not expect USDA to have to spend any money on the sugar program in fiscal year 2014, but Jack Roney, the chief economist for the American Sugar Alliance, said the next day he is not so sure.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Keep ND swine virus free
The porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) poses such a high risk to pigs that everyone involved with swine must work to prevent its spread to North Dakota, according to North Dakota State University Extension Service swine specialist David Newman.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Well-known Berman not as supportive as he seems
On Feb. 8, Rancho Feeding Co. of Petaluma, Calif., announced it was recalling 8.7 million pounds of beef carcasses and cuts. That’s virtually every pound of the company’s 2013 throughput.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ag census shows stability
This week, U.S. Department of Agriculture released preliminary data from the 2012 Census of Agriculture that provides a snapshot of a rural America that remains stable in the face of difficult economic times.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Don’t mess with the RFS
We are governors from neighboring states and different political parties. We don’t agree on everything, but we stand united in our belief that our nation needs a robust Renewable Fuel Standard and together in our opposition to the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to weaken the RFS.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ag census shows fewer bigger farms and more young farmers
The number of farmers aged 25 to 34 has risen, a welcome change in an economic sector where, by all accounts, more young blood is needed. Nationwide, the U.S. had 109,146 farmers aged 25 to 34 in 2012, up from 106,735 in 2007.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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China’s approval process for GMO grains ‘overly political’ - AmCham
China’s approval process for GMO grains has become “overly political,” “unpredictable and nontransparent,” an American industry group said on Thursday, in the strongest criticism of Beijing’s biotech policy since China began rejecting thousands of metric tons of genetically modified corn last year.
Thursday, February, 27, 2014 - - News

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