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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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USDA: Despite late start, record corn crop likely
The wet start to the corn planting season is expected to reduce the amount each acre produces this year, but farmers are planting so much of the crop that they’re still likely to bring in a record amount.
Friday, May, 10, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Report: US winter wheat production forecast down
The winter wheat crop is expected to be far smaller this season compared to last, particularly for hard red varieties used in bread, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported Friday.
Friday, May, 10, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Plans for $1.5 billion fertilizer plant in ND officially unveiled
Officials with Northern Plains Nitrogen announced May 9 that they hope to build a $1.5 billion nitrogen plant in the northeast North Dakota city of Grand Forks.
Thursday, May, 09, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Video: DNA helps cope with drought
Mark Gardiner, of Gardiner Angus Ranch, and Kent Andersen, of Zoetis, explain how commercial cattlemen can use DNA technology as they rebuild their herds.
Tuesday, May, 07, 2013 - Certified Angus Beef LLC - News

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US beef prices set new high as spring barbecue season heats up
U.S. wholesale beef prices rose to an all-time high on May 3 as the delayed spring grilling season is heating up and as supermarkets buy meat for the May 27 U.S. Memorial Day holiday weekend, commonly seen as the unofficial start of the summer cookout season, analysts said.
Tuesday, May, 07, 2013 - - News

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Lawmakers plan to start drafting farm bill next week
Congress will begin writing a new, $500 billion farm law next week, the head of the Senate Agriculture Committee said on Tuesday, even as calls mounted for deeper cuts in farm subsidies and food stamp spending.
Tuesday, May, 07, 2013 - - News

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ND insurance agents say prevent-plant crop insurance rules are untenable
A new head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency on May 2 got an earful from U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., and a roomful of farmers and crop insurance agents in Fargo, about the agency’s handling of prevent-plant rules.
Friday, May, 03, 2013 - Agweek - News

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NM horse slaughter plant to open soon
The southern New Mexico plant that has been fighting for more than a year for permission to slaughter horses will open soon, unless Congress reinstates a ban on the practice, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said April 30.
Wednesday, May, 01, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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House Ag Committee chairman has farm bill plan
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., told Agweek on April 26 that he is planning a farm bill that will cut $38 billion in spending over 10 years, $3 billion more than last year, with $20 billion coming from the food stamps account and $18 billion from the rest of the bill.
Tuesday, April, 30, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Late week rally not enough

Monday, April, 29, 2013 - Agweek - Markets

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Recent storms help some areas, hurt others
The drought’s intensity also has lessened in parts of Minnesota. The previous week, 21 percent of the state was in severe drought, the second worst of four drought categories; the rate is 16 percent now.
Monday, April, 29, 2013 - Agweek - News

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CRP faces challenges
The longstanding Conservation Reserve Program is one of America's most important farm programs. But CRP - in which area farmers soon will have another chance to enroll - is losing acres in the Upper Midwest because of attractive crop prices. Federal budget problems also cloud the program's future.
Monday, April, 29, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Rain eases drought for some farmers, but not all
Rain that moved across the Midwest in the past week helped ease drought conditions for some farmers, but not everyone, according to the latest drought monitor report released Thursday.
Thursday, April, 25, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Record freeze extends wheat crop damage
The coldest start ever to the wheat-growing season in Kansas and freezing weather across the southern Great Plains are compounding damage to U.S. crops already hurt by the worst drought since the 1930s.
Wednesday, April, 24, 2013 - Bloomberg - News

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Minn. producers’ profit taking a hit
Drought and high feed prices are cutting into the profit margin for cattle producers like Gary and Kathy Stai of New London, Minn.
Monday, April, 22, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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