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NASS releases ag census data for states, counties
The census was conducted by the National Agricultural Statistics Service, an arm of USDA. NASS says the state and county profiles will be followed “by new tools throughout the year to highlight the more than 6 million data points captured in the agriculture census.”
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Average farm prices up from May 2013
The May All Farm Products Index is 114 percent of its 2011 base, down 0.9 percent from the April index, but 3.6 percent above the May 2013 index. The index, at 98, increased 1 percent from April but is 10 percent below May 2013. Index increases for fruit and tree nut production more than offset the index decreases for oilseeds and grains and vegetable and melon production.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - - News

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Flax markets strong
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Flax markets are strong. Prices have held their own all winter, even while most crops sagged under the pressure of transportation constraints.
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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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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Foreign industry key for DDGS
BROOKINGS, S.D. — The U.S. Grains Council recently sponsored a Colombian delegation to visit South Dakota State University to engage with dairy specialists.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - - News

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Study: ND fertilizer plants would enjoy cost advantages
A new study says North Dakota would enjoy some major advantages if it were to produce fertilizer, which could happen as early as 2017 at a proposed plant near Grand Forks.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Brazil food companies to push suppliers into emissions reporting
Large Brazilian food companies, looking to avoid environmental-based restrictions from foreign buyers, have joined organizations active in climate programs to develop tools to better measure greenhouse gases emitted by themselves and their suppliers.
Thursday, May, 29, 2014 - Reuters - 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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Small grain disease forecasting model available
South Dakota farmers now have access to a crop disease forecasting program that their counterparts in North Dakota have used for years.
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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Conference addresses ag opportunities
FARGO, N.D. — Fascinating opportunities to provide biobased industrial products exist, but they probably will need to provide price, utility and environmental benefits, especially if they want to compete at a premium to petrochemical substitutes.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Seeding falling behind
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Seeding is falling behind in eastern Saskatchewan and western Manitoba. The ground is wet and temperatures are still cool. Alberta is better.
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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Committees pass ag appropriations
WASHINGTON — Low-income pregnant women and mothers participating in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Women, Infants and Children (WIC) would be able to buy white potatoes through that program if provisions of the House and Senate Agriculture appropriations bills become law, but nutritionists and the Obama administration are opposed to the provision.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Flax potential exists in SD
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Today, only about 7,000 acres in South Dakota are planted with flax seed. This is a large change from the mid-1980s when South Dakota produced close to 100,000 acres of flax and was one of the largest producers in the U.S., according to Ruth Beck, South Dakota State University Extension agronomy field specialist.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - 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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BNSF chairman says progress being made on ND delays
A top BNSF executive said Wednesday the railroad is catching up with a backlog of fertilizer shipments and orders to move North Dakota farm products to market, but wet weather has hampered progress.
Thursday, May, 22, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Oil trains plug rails, not winter
North Dakota farmers have lost nearly $67 million this year because of rail shipment delays, and stand to lose $100 million more if the situation on the rails continues.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Insurance and the farm bill
Though members of Congress often have every intention of enacting a new farm bill well before farmers have to make planting decisions, so farmers can take the new policies into consideration in their planning process, very often planting is under way before the legislation is completed and signed into law by the President. This farm bill year is no different.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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