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Crop pests are coming
Here come the bugs and weeds.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Honeybee losses are still too high
The U.S. Department of Agriculture and its partners recently released the results of the eighth annual national survey of honeybee losses.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farmers hit too hard on taxes
As legislative Democrats now pat themselves on the back for supposedly providing tax relief to Minnesota’s farmers, the facts show that most of them will actually pay significantly higher property taxes because of the Democratic Farmer Labor party’s actions.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farmers hope for useful information from drones
Hundreds of farmers in the Upper Midwest are collecting data about their fields with drones this year, hoping the information will make their farm operations more productive.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Farmers need to adopt sustainable practices
While the agricultural sector has been strong economically, ecological costs of over-tilling, excess fertilizer and other modern practices are adding up.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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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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