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Markets slip during short week
Wheat closed the short trading week lower on May 29. The U.S. markets were closed May 26 for Memorial Day and lower the rest of the week. By the close May 29, July Minneapolis dropped 11 cents, September Minneapolis dropped 11.25 cents, July Chicago dropped 20 cents and July Kansas City gave back 14.5 cents.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Good economy benefits aerial ag applicators
Thanks to a rare combination of strong crop prices and generally good yields, the past few years have been kind to most Upper Midwest farmers. Aerial ag applicators have fared well, too.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Aerial industry basics
States track agricultural aviation in different ways, and comparable statistics aren’t available for North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Montana. But officials in the four states provide these numbers:
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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RRV farmers are busy planting
The last week of May involved a race with the calendar as farmers finally saw a run of fit conditions for planting corn and other crops. Tiling, fertilizer application and seeding were under way heavily in the north-central Red River Valley when Agweek visited on May 27.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Nonprofit group helps Larimore, N.D., farmer diagnosed with leukemia
Robert Stover, 61, has farmed all his life in the Larimore, N.D., area but this year has proven to be one of the most difficult. A soggy spring delaying planting is the least of his worries. Stover is battling chronic lymphocytic leukemia — a type of cancer that results in an overproduction of white blood cells. The extra cells crowd out healthy ones in Stover’s blood and bone marrow.
Wednesday, May, 28, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Sodden spring spells uncertainty for Minn. crop prices
Minnesota farmers might be looking at a financial squeeze this year. The wet spring has eliminated drought in much of the Corn Belt, suggesting a big crop could be on the way. That’s helping drive down prices below the breakeven level for a lot of producers.
Wednesday, May, 28, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Latest News
A U.S. official urges a deal to resolve the sugar row with Mexico, the EPA approves an insecticide for a bee parasite and Mexico is now open for U.S. fresh potatoes.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Sugar beet growers cautious of supply predictions
The possibility of stronger down-the-line sugar prices sounds good, but it’s too early to take higher prices for granted, Red River Valley sugar beet officials say.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farmers pushing to finish planting
The slow planting pace this spring was obvious on a recent Agweek swing through North Dakota’s Traill and Steele counties, much of which are on the edge of Lake Agassiz.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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RMA denies planting deadline requests
FARGO, N.D. — With a wet, late planting season, farmers are approaching planting deadlines for full crop insurance compensation on various crops.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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BNSF single cars still slow
FARGO, N.D. - Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway is reporting some improvement on delays in agricultural shipments on unit trains and mixed results on single cars.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Family steps up after death of sheep industry giant
Dion Van Well towered over the sheep industry in the Upper Midwest like few do. He was dubbed the “Lion of the Lambs,” in a 2009 Agweek story, and his family vows to continue his legacy. Van Well, 47, died in his sleep of heart failure on Jan. 5 while on a pheasant hunting trip with buddies near Hoven, S.D.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Soybeans continue to impress
Wheat struggled last week, with most of the session seeing steady to lower closes. Improving weather conditions in the major wheat producing regions of the U.S. caused traders to take the short side. For the week ending May 22, July Minneapolis dropped 8.25 cents, September Minneapolis dropped 9.25 cents, July Chicago slipped 15 cents and July Kansas City gave back 16 cents.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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F-M area included in water resources act
WASHINGTON — After years of debate, the U.S. House and Senate last week passed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act, which authorizes inland waterway and harbor projects important to agriculture all over the country.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Mixed grades on Greater Minnesota’s legislative issues
Minnesota farmers are happy that lawmakers lowered some farm property taxes, but small businesses complain that a higher minimum wage and a bill giving them more legal exposure will hurt.
Friday, May, 23, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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U of M soil researchers seek to understand life in earth
Jay Bell, a soil science professor at the U of M, wants you to know this isn’t just dirt. It holds great beauty — “Isn’t this gorgeous?” he says at one point. “For me, I have pictures of soil hanging on my wall because that’s like artwork.” Art perhaps, but the science of soil can have far-reaching effects, including climate change.
Friday, May, 23, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Congress authorizes Fargo-Moorhead diversion
The U.S. Senate passed Thursday afternoon the Water Resources Reform Development Act, a package of nationwide water infrastructure projects including the proposed $1.8 billion Red River flood channel around Fargo-Moorhead.
Thursday, May, 22, 2014 - - News

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RMA declines requests for planting deadline extension
The Risk Management Agency has declined requests from Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., the ranking Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee, and U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp to delay the planting date for corn, grain and silage from May 25 to May 31.
Thursday, May, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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US House OKs F-M diversion, Senate vote expected Thursday
The Water Resources Reform Development Act, a package of water infrastructure projects including the proposed $1.8 billion flood channel around the Fargo, N.D., and Moorhead, Minn., passed on a 412- 5 vote, with both area representatives — Minnesota Democrat Rep. Collin Peterson and North Dakota Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer — voting in favor.
Wednesday, May, 21, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Slow planting prompts insurance deadline extension requests
With a wet, late planting season, farmers are approaching planting deadlines for full crop insurance compensation on various crops. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., is asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to consider delaying the final crop insurance planting deadline for corn this year and other crops in future years.
Tuesday, May, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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