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Pork producers ponder decreasing heat, increasing feed
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Dramatic increases in propane costs have many pork producers wondering if it’s more profitable to turn down the thermostat and increase available feed. This can be particularly true for early weaned pigs, which have the highest temperature requirement of all pigs.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - - News

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South Korea culls about 6 percent of poultry to curb bird flu
South Korea has culled more than 6 percent of poultry in the country to curb a bird flu outbreak that has hit farms and migratory birds nationwide, government officials said on Friday.
Friday, March, 14, 2014 - - 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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CHS stock sale might fund Spiritwood plant, calling small farmers and specialty crop funding available.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Spring grain drying and storage critical
As outdoor temperatures increase, stored grain requires attention to prevent losses, says Ken Hellevang, North Dakota State University Extension Service agricultural engineer and grain drying expert.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - - 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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Shopping for cattle genetics
Early discussions of animal breeding and selection always grouped producers into three types: breeder, multiplier and commercial producer. Generally portrayed as a pyramid, the base represented the large group of commercial producers who are in the business of producing products for the consumer. These producers would obtain breeding stock from the second level within the pyramid.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Reallocating bases, updating program yields
Although the 2014 farm bill allows producers to reallocate crop bases and update program yields, not everyone will be better off making these changes. The decision to update program yields is straightforward, according to North Dakota State University Extension Service farm management specialist Dwight Aakre.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Sugar beet show goes on
A key figure at the nation’s biggest indoor sugar beet show is gone, but the event goes on.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ranch family recovers from October blizzard
It’s been five months since the historic blizzard of Oct. 4, 2013. Shawn and Kristy Freeland of Caputa, S.D., are among some 600 livestock producers getting by with a little help from their friends.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Sale barns face uncertain future
In about the last half-century, there was a steep decline in the number of farms in South Dakota. In 1959, there were 55,727 farms in the state, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report. By 2012, that number had fallen nearly 43 percent to 31,989.
Friday, March, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Grain flows freely from Ukraine’s ports despite stand-off
Steel and grain exports continue to flow from key global supplier Ukraine via Black Sea terminals with ports operating normal schedules, despite concerns raised by the tense political backdrop, officials and traders said on Tuesday.
Tuesday, March, 04, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Slow US winter thaw needed to avoid more wheat damage
A gradual end to the U.S. big freeze is needed to prevent further damage to the country’s wheat crop, the chief economist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday.
Tuesday, March, 04, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Corn Palace Director Mark Schilling resigns following audit
Corn Palace Director Mark Schilling resigned Monday as a result of findings in an as-yet unreleased state audit of the Mitchell, S.D., city-owned attraction, according to Mayor Ken Tracy.
Tuesday, March, 04, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Producers confident in tools, Angus genetics
Angus breeders like Sydenstricker Genetics manager Ben Eggers, Mexico, Mo., say the Certified Angus Beef brand’s impact, and their ability to respond, grow in tandem with the record premiums paid.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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EPA proposes revisions to Agriculture Worker Protection Standard, USDA begins a program to improve honeybee health and applications are being accepted for specialty crop grants.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ranchers mull feedlot expansions
FARGO, N.D. — More livestock producers are considering adding or expanding livestock feeding operations in North Dakota, officials say.
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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No end in sight yet for Trans-Pacific trade pact
Ministers in 12-nation Trans-Pacific trade talks said on Tuesday they had yet to reach agreement on tariffs and other market access issues, with the timing of a completed deal looking increasingly unclear.
Tuesday, February, 25, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Canadian government might act to boost grain movement on railways
Canada’s two big railways are ramping up to provide thousands more cars per week to transport grain to ports, government officials said on Monday, aiming to work through a backlog of orders after last year’s record harvest.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Reuters - News

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