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Planting concerns supportive
Wheat traded lower to start last week, but finished strong. Weather continues to be the major driving force as drought conditions remain in the Southern Plains. For the week ending April 24, May Minneapolis wheat gained 3.5 cents, September Minneapolis wheat was 0.5 cents higher, July Chicago lost 2.5 cents and July Kansas city ended with 0.5-cent gains.
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Irrigation helps US farmers feed the world
Since the beginning of irrigated farming in Minnesota more than 50 years ago, farmers have been working with the DNR to make certain our use of water was sustainable. My grandfather, Carl, volunteered his time to take monthly measurements of monitoring wells that were set up in our area in the 1960s to follow any changes in groundwater levels.
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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2013 brought an increase in farm equipment sales
BROOKINGS, S.D. — In 2013, strong U.S. commodity prices, relatively low interest rates and enhanced tax deductions led to robust sales of new farm machinery and equipment. According to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ February 2014 Flash Report, retail sales of tractors and combines in 2013 were substantially higher than the two previous years and much greater than the five-year average, says Kim Dillivan, South Dakota State University Extension crops business management field specialist.
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - - News

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West-central ND would welcome dry, warm weather
WEST-CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA — Steve Plesuk peers at the weather forecast on the computer screen. Plesuk, manager of the CHS-SunPrairie Grain location in Velva, N.D., points to the predictions and says, “See that? That’s not what we’re hoping for.”
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Dow Chemical profit tops estimates
Dow Chemical Co., the No. 1 U.S. chemical maker by sales, reported a stronger-than-expected rise in quarterly profit as cost controls helped boost margins in its divisions that make coatings, plastics and crop-protection products.
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - - News

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Massive soybean defaults loom in China
RIZHAO, China — Chinese buyers might default on a further 1.2 million metric tons (1.32 million tons) of soybeans worth about $900 million shipped from the U.S. and South America, to avoid incurring huge losses in a depressed local market, the country’s top soy buyer says.
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Bowden, ND, rallies to start meat processing plant
In an age when many small-town custom meat processing operations are closing down, a few are rising up, with the help of friends and hard work.
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Transportation chief discusses rural needs
WEST FARGO, N.D. — Rail reliability issues have been a concern for farmers in the region trying to ship out 2013 crop grain and ship in fertilizer to get 2014 crops planted. But road infrastructure took center stage in a meeting on April 24 in West Fargo featuring U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx.
Friday, April, 25, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Obama wraps up Japan visit with security pledge but no trade deal
U.S. President Barack Obama wrapped up a state visit to Japan on Friday during which he assured America’s ally that Washington would come to its defense, but failed to clinch a trade deal key to both his “pivot” to Asia and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s economic reforms.
Friday, April, 25, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Report: EU should halve meat, dairy consumption to cut nitrogen
People in the European Union, who according to a United Nations body eat way more protein than necessary, could prompt big cuts in nitrogen pollution if they halved their meat and dairy consumption, according to a U.N.-backed report.
Friday, April, 25, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Obama reaffirms commitment to Japan on tour of Asia allies
U.S. President Barack Obama assured ally Japan on Thursday that Washington is committed to its defense, including of tiny isles at the heart of a row with China, but denied he had drawn any new “red line” and urged peaceful dialogue over the islands.
Thursday, April, 24, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Ore. investigates mysterious honeybee deaths along state highway
Oregon agriculture authorities are investigating the mysterious deaths of potentially thousands of honeybees along a highway, the second die-off of bees in the state in less than a year.
Thursday, April, 24, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Brazil investigates possible mad cow case
Brazil is investigating a potential case of atypical mad cow disease, the agriculture ministry said on Thursday, just over a year after several countries banned Brazilian beef imports when a similar case of the disease was confirmed.
Thursday, April, 24, 2014 - - News

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Bird flu on Calif. farm prompts barring of poultry imports
An avian-borne virus outbreak on a California quail farm has fueled fears that the disease known as bird flu could spread, prompting investigators to continue their probe and five key export markets to bar imports of poultry from the state.
Thursday, April, 24, 2014 - Reuters - News

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DNR project studying regional water management in Minn.
The development of a plan to protect and preserve Minnesota’s groundwater supply for the future is being shaped by what’s happening now in the Bonanza Valley area of west-central Minnesota.
Thursday, April, 24, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Study outlines ag business opportunities in SD county
The rural, outlying areas of South Dakota’s Davison County would be some of the best choices for an animal feeding operation or an industrial ag business, according to a recent state-funded study.
Thursday, April, 24, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Rail transloading facility proposed for Richardton, N.D.
A $50 million rail terminal has been proposed for about a half-mile east of Richardton in southeast North Dakota.
Thursday, April, 24, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Kazakhstan to boost grain exports to Iran, China
Kazakhstan will boost grain exports to Iran and China this 2013 to ’14 marketing year as it seeks to diversify regions of supply and reduce dependence on Russian and Ukrainian ports, the country’s state grain trader says.
Wednesday, April, 23, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Brazilian soybeans sold by Marubeni to China bound for US
Two Brazilian soybean cargoes initially sold to China have been switched to the United States, according to port and shipping data updated on Tuesday, the first clear evidence that the U.S. is absorbing some of China’s excess Brazilian purchases that were at risk of default.
Wednesday, April, 23, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Cost controls boost Dow Chemical margins
Dow Chemical Co., the No. 1 U.S. chemical maker by sales, reported a stronger-than-expected rise in quarterly profit as cost controls helped boost margins in its divisions that make coatings, plastics and crop-protection products.
Wednesday, April, 23, 2014 - - News

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