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UPDATED: Farm bill passes in the House; Senate vote could come Thursday
The farm bill passed in the House with a vote of 251 to 166.
Wednesday, January, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Rail service issues force American Crystal Sugar to slow production
American Crystal Sugar Co. says it is slowing down sugar production at three of its five factories immediately because of slow rail service. Some agricultural industry officials feel they’re losing out to oil traffic.
Tuesday, January, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Mustard slightly falling
Mustard is a crop that, relatively speaking, is moving. Granted, there’s probably some December contracts still waiting to be delivered and if you want to move it today, it will probably be at a bit of a discount.
Monday, January, 27, 2014 - - News

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Manage cattle in winter weather
Winter weather conditions have certainly hit with a vengeance this year, not only in South Dakota but in a wide swath of the cattle producing areas of the United States. While we can’t change the weather, there are some things that can be done from a management stand point to improve cattle comfort and reduce the impacts on cattle performance and efficiency during the winter.
Monday, January, 27, 2014 - - News

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Winter grazing and rotation can reduce feed costs
Winter feed represents one of the largest costs for a livestock production enterprise. One alternative to limit costs resulting from harvest and purchase of hay or feeding of hay is grazing pasture that has been stockpiled for winter. “Allocation of feed resources available from winter pasture is simplified to one degree because the quantity available can be determined at the beginning of the winter grazing period,” says Roger Gates, South Dakota State University Extension rangeland management specialist.
Monday, January, 27, 2014 - - News

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Drones for farms a challenge, but popular topic at Precision Ag Summit
Topics at this year’s Precision Ag Action Summit in Jamestown, N.D., ranged from Google Glass, a technology for putting a smartphone into eyeglass frames, to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), to the quality and ability to use data, which is becoming so voluminous that it has its own name — big data.
Tuesday, January, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Wheat, durum markets floundering
Farmers are sour on wheat and durum markets. A year ago they were selling gold; now a buyer is doing them a favor by taking it off farmers’ hands. It doesn’t take long to build up resentment. Even worse, if farmers want the money and can’t move it, they don’t get the money.
Monday, January, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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2 growers and a scientist win awards at recent Potato Expo
When Carl Hoverson began farming in the 1970s, some farmers still used moldboard plows.“We kept fields super black in those days,” says Hoverson, a Larimore, N.D., farmer. “Now we leave residue to keep the dirt from blowing.”
Monday, January, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Buffalo Museum named CNN spot to visit
The National Buffalo Museum in Jamestown, N.D., has been spotted by CNN, which recently honored them in an article as one of “50 states, 50 spots for 2014.”
Monday, January, 20, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Grant benefits Mont. potatoes, leads to new website
A new grant will make it easier and more affordable for Montana gardeners to buy disease-free potatoes that got their start in Montana, says Nina Zidack, director of the Montana State University Potato Lab.
Monday, January, 20, 2014 - MSU News Service - News

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Water outlook better east of the Continental Divide
A limited water supply is predicted west of the Continental Divide, according to the U. S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service National Water and Climate Center data in its first forecast of 2014.
Wednesday, January, 15, 2014 - - News

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Honors for ND potato industry
Two North Dakota growers and a scientist win awards at recent Potato Expo.
Tuesday, January, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Distillers grain prices spike
Since late last summer, corn prices have fallen dramatically, but distillers grain prices have not. “While corn prices at South Dakota ethanol plants have dropped $1.50 per bushel since Aug. 2, dried distillers grains plus solubles (DDGS) prices have actually increased by $1.05 per ton,” says Darrell Mark, adjunct professor of economics at South Dakota State University.
Monday, January, 13, 2014 - - News

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Ag drainage and environmental concerns
For years, conservationists in Minnesota have been concerned about agricultural drainage of Minnesota’s farmlands. Miles upon miles of underground tile have been installed through private lands as a way to remove excess water and improve crop yields. What benefits the farmers, though, has come at a cost to the environment, some say.
Monday, January, 13, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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US facing crop marketing challenges for 2014
The 2013 to ’14 crop marketing year is confronting more complications on demand and logistics than in previous years. This has depressed local basis and price levels and has encouraged growers to store grain for later shipping.
Monday, January, 13, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Prioritizing the farm bill in 2014
As we reflect on the highs and lows of 2013, we begin to chart a course for the start of a new year
Monday, January, 13, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Supply squeeze pushes US ‘choice’ beef price to new high
The price of choice-grade U.S. beef at wholesale set a new record on Thursday as already tight supplies were further squeezed by harsh weather that reduced the number of cattle that came to market in parts of the country, analysts said.
Friday, January, 10, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Rains help Argentine crops after drought that hit corn yields
Argentina’s dry, hot December, which caused yield damage to the country’s budding 2013-2014 corn crop, has given way to a wet January and forecasts of a wet February that should ensure a healthy soy harvest, experts said on Thursday.
Friday, January, 10, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Devils Lake elevator will be rebuilt; fire likely caused by spontaneous combustion
Spontaneous combustion is the likely cause of a fire earlier this week that destroyed a Dakota Dry Bean elevator in Devils Lake.
Thursday, January, 09, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Brutal cold slows US farming and meat business
The coldest weather to hit the central United States in two decades disrupted grain and livestock shipments throughout the nation’s farm belt on Monday, curbed meat production at several packing plants and threatened to damage the dormant wheat crop.
Tuesday, January, 07, 2014 - Reuters - News

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