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Considering alternative crops
Sagging crop prices, particularly corn prices, have farmers looking into other crops, including dry beans and other “small-market crops” that normally don’t get much attention.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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CHS pact signals change for Minn-Dak Growers
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — One of the region’s signature specialty crops marketing and export companies is making a marketing shift that its longtime leader hopes will lead to a change in ownership and management.
Friday, February, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Communication, goal-setting crucial to passing on farm business
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Though it’s tempting to put off planning for farm business transition, there’s too much at risk to delay, according to a North Dakota State University professor. “Let’s not procrastinate. Let’s get engaged in this planning,” said David Saxowsky, a professor in the NDSU agribusiness and applied economics department.
Friday, February, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Egg farmer agrees with dropping pact
FARGO, N.D. — A major regional egg producer says he’s glad the United Egg Producers won’t renew a Memorandum of Understanding with the Humane Society of the United States, and UEP is ceasing its efforts to pursue federal legislation on national cage standards (H.R. 1731), Egg Products Inspection Act of 2013), commonly referred to as the “Egg Bill.”
Friday, February, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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NDFB opposes list of extraordinary places proposed by Stenehjem
If the North Dakota Industrial Commission’s list of “extraordinary places” becomes an official policy, it won’t be because of support from one of the most influential agricultural organizations in the state.
Friday, February, 21, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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SD conservation program enrollments stopped
In less than five years, about 82,000 acres of high-quality wildlife habitat was enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program in South Dakota.
Friday, February, 21, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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US trade rep says TPP key to Congress agreeing to pass TPA
U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman signaled late Thursday that the Obama administration plans to convince Congress to pass trade promotion authority by negotiating such a strong Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement that members will want to give the administration the authority to finish it.
Friday, February, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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USDA chief economist says farm bill will affect income, not plantings
The U.S. Department of Agriculture increased its estimate of U.S. agricultural exports to $142.6 billion for fiscal 2014, up $5.6 billion from November’s estimate and $1.5 billion higher than the previous record level in fiscal year 2013.
Friday, February, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Crop Expo speaker says farmers need to tackle herbicide resistance
Upper Midwest farmers are on the road to perdition, or utter ruin, unless they change the way they control weeds, according to Phillip Glogoza, a University of Minnesota Extension agronomist.
Thursday, February, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Milk prices could hit record in March
Picking up a gallon of milk at the grocery store is getting pricier and the cost could hit a record high for U.S. consumers in March, analysts warn.
Thursday, February, 20, 2014 - - News

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WIC and Mexican trade restrictions still hot topics in potato industry
John Keeling. head of the National Potato Council, spoke Feb. 19 at the annual International Crop Expo at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, N.D. The show, which combines activities sponsored by small grains, potato and soybean groups, is expected to draw 5,000 people and about 175 exhibits.
Wednesday, February, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Taylor considering run for ND ag commissioner
A cattle rancher and former state senator who made an unsuccessful bid for governor in 2012 is considering a run for state agriculture commissioner, a job currently held by a Republican who faces a challenge for the GOP endorsement.
Wednesday, February, 19, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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BNSF’s ND track violations top 700 over last 8 years
Federal inspectors have issued more than 700 violations to BNSF in the past eight years for defects on its tracks in North Dakota, according to a letter from the Federal Railroad Administration.
Wednesday, February, 19, 2014 - - News

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UK floods pose threat to animal welfare
The immediate threat to British agriculture from floods and storms has put animal welfare in the spotlight, but in the long-term increasingly erratic weather is likely deter investment, despite continuing global growth in demand for food.
Wednesday, February, 19, 2014 - - News

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US food companies find going 'non-GMO' no easy feat
U.S. food companies are rushing to offer consumers thousands of products free of genetically modified ingredients, but are finding the effort costly and cumbersome in a landscape dominated by the controversial biotech crops.
Tuesday, February, 18, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Report: Institutional investors grow influence on US farmland
Institutional investors are buying up U.S. farmland at a rapid rate, and their influence is starting to shift the types of crops grown and the way the land is managed, according to a report issued Feb. 18.
Tuesday, February, 18, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Klobuchar discusses farm bill reaction
EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. — Urban Minnesota residents generally are supportive of the new farm bill, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., said Feb. 17.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Chicago supplier sues Energae for $81,000; prosecutors say ND potato farmers spoiled crop, defrauded government for $840,000; mixed results in Minn. corn growers’ survey; and an audit proves Benda helped increase beef plant grant
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - - News

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Propane shortage and North Dakota nice
We have hit a nationwide shortage of propane and prices are jumping exponentially.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farm business transition examined at crop expo
Good communication is important in just about every activity involving two or more human beings. It’s especially important in planning a farm business transition, says David Saxowsky, a professor in the North Dakota State University agribusiness and applied economics department. “Communication among all the parties involved is just essential,” he says.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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