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Markets focused on export business
Wheat contracts again had strong gains last week. The U.S. Department of Agriculture made a significant cut in projected ending stocks by increasing exports. Commercial buying and sharp losses in the U.S. dollar were supportive, as well. For the week, March Minneapolis gained 27 cents, March Chicago was up 22 cents and March Kansas City gained 27 cents.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Rail issues hamper ag business
Elevator operators are perennial critics of railroad service for hauling grain, but many say delays are worse than ever this winter.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - - News

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Conservation officials recommend windbreaks
Curtis Zerface remembers when farmers routinely planted windbreaks to protect their fields. But times and farming practices have changed. Reflecting the regionwide trend, no windbreaks were planted in North Dakota’s Traill County in 2012 or 2013, and interest in them remains negligible this spring, says Zerface, the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s district conservationist for the county.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ag Expo speaker advises how to ‘disinherit’ tax man
FARGO, N.D. — The 2014 International Crop Expo in Grand Forks, N.D., will feature discussions on estate planning that add some flair and fun to financials.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Growth of biotech crops plateaus
The growth of biotech crops in the U.S. appears to have hit a plateau, but farmers are accelerating plantings in Asia, although it still remains a much smaller market, according to an industry report issued Feb.13.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Reuters - News

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High prices for corn may come to an end
WINDOM, Minn. — Corn farmers in the Upper Midwest have seen record profits in the past three years. But those good times appear to be over. The huge harvest last fall caused corn prices to tumble by nearly half from more than $7 per bushel.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Changes possible in Mont. hail insurance program
The chairman of the Montana state hail insurance program says a summer-long battle with hail could lead to changes, including higher premiums and the use of reinsurance.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Unmanned aerial systems could become ag's next best bet
The Federal Aviation Administration’s much-anticipated Dec. 30 announcement that Grand Forks, N.D., had been selected as a test site for unmanned aerial systems (UAS) left those working in and around the industry flying high.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Price strength might boost sunflower acres
FARGO, N.D. — Farmers at planting time are like quarterbacks eyeing the line of scrimmage. They face a challenge with a plan in mind, but a last-second reading of the situation may force them to improvise. As spring planting nears, some farmers and a few agricultural experts shared their thoughts on the subject.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Storm eases Calif. drought
The most powerful winter storm to hit California in more than a year dumped several feet of snow in the high Sierras and soaked lower elevations with rain, easing drought conditions but leaving the state thirsting for more, officials said on Feb. 10.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Australian farmers in dispute over GMO drifting
Two neighboring farmers, a field of canola and a gust of wind are at the center of a landmark court case in Australia that could have consequences for the controversial growing of genetically modified crops in the country.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Reuters - News

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NSIP genetic tool helps producers make breeding decisions
The National Sheep Improvement Program is a quantitative genetic selection tool designed to help sheep and goat producers make good breeding decisions, according to Reid Redden, North Dakota State University Extension Service sheep specialist.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - - News

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USDA to focus $35 million in Prairie Pothole region
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it will spend an extra $1.5 million annually to complete wetland determinations for farmers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Montana.
Friday, February, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Implementation of farm bill livestock disaster programs to be expedited
Ranchers in the Dakotas and other areas who experienced losses from winter weather will get disaster assistance faster because President Barack Obama has directed the U.S. Department of Agriculture to implement the livestock disaster programs in the farm bill within 60 days, rather than the usual six to eight months.
Friday, February, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ohio Department of Agriculture finds new pig virus
A new swine virus, distinct from the deadly Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus, has been found in fecal samples taken from four different farms in Ohio last month and early this month, the Ohio Department of Agriculture said on Feb. 12.
Thursday, February, 13, 2014 - - News

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Mixed results in Minn. corn growers’ survey
Minnesota corn farmers are cautiously optimistic, but slightly less confident than a year ago, according to an independent survey commissioned by the Minnesota Corn Growers Association.
Thursday, February, 13, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND ag commissioner says he would run in primary if he doesn’t get GOP endorsement
Doug Goehring, who faces a challenger for the Republican endorsement to keep his job as North Dakota’s agriculture commissioner, will run for the GOP nomination in a primary if necessary.
Thursday, February, 13, 2014 - - News

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ND ag commissioner: New farm bill is tolerable
The new farm bill, though imperfect, is acceptable, North Dakota’s agriculture commissioner said. “Given the current atmosphere, I’m glad we got it. Would you like more? Yeah,” Doug Goehring said.
Wednesday, February, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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USDA working on farm bill rules, regulations
Passing a new farm bill took more than two years. Working out details, particularly ones involving livestock disaster programs, won’t take as long, says Aaron Krauter, the executive state director of the North Dakota Farm Service Agency.
Tuesday, February, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Pacific storm eases Calif. drought, but state has long way to go
The most powerful winter storm to hit California in more than a year dumped several feet of snow in the high Sierras and soaked lower elevations with rain over the weekend, easing drought conditions but leaving the state thirsting for more, officials said on Monday.
Tuesday, February, 11, 2014 - Reuters - News

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