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Korea trade deal bears fruit for Australian horticulture growers
Australian horticulture exports to Korea have jumped since the start of a free trade agreement late last year, Australian officials say, boosting hopes for a similar benefit from a trade deal with China.
Tuesday, March, 03, 2015 - - News

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A profit-friendly partnership
Jeff Broin says if farmers want corn prices back at a profitable level, they need to get involved in politics and get engaged to keep the ethanol industry strong. At age 49, Broin is the executive chairman and founder of Poet LLC, a company that operates 27 ethanol plants across seven states, producing an estimated 1.7 billion gallons of ethanol a year.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Wolf damage claims remain unpaid for some livestock producers
Silence greeted Kelly Bellefy Jr. when he went to check on his sheep late one August night on his Bagley, Minn., property. “When I first walked in the pen, I didn’t hear any sheep,” he says. “That was unusual.”
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Significant interventions hit world markets
After going through a long period of relative stability in the world grain markets, there have been some major interventions in the past few years. The combined impacts of these interventions have resulted in more volatile markets and production
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - North Dakota State University Extension Service - News

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Cattle prices down from ‘astronomical’ levels
YANKTON COUNTY, S.D. — Greg Ryken is starting a new era for Stockmen’s Livestock Inc., which has long been one of southeast South Dakota’s biggest sale barns.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Farmers Union licensed restaurant opens new East Coast location
Another restaurant affiliated with the North Dakota Farmers Union has opened on the East Coast. Founding Farmers opened a location in Tysons Corner, Va., last week. It’s the fourth restaurant in a group that uses ingredients mainly from U.S. family farms, including from North Dakota.
Wednesday, February, 11, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Flax market strong, but quality matters
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — The prairie flax market, while maybe not on fire, is certainly strong. Farmers are netting $14.50 freight on board pretty much everywhere with $15 per bushel available delivered Winkler, Manitoba. One caveat — quality matters.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Economist: Strong cattle prices likely to persist in 2015
RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Jan. 1 U.S. federal cattle-on-hand report shows all numbers above trade expectations, with a slow rebuilding curve that indicates strong cattle prices in 2015, according to experts speaking at a new cattle seminar at the Black Hills Stock Show.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Farmers adapt to big rains but send trouble downstream
As rains have gotten heavier, Minnesota farmers in recent years have been expanding a 150-year-old drainage system, pulling billions of gallons more water off soggy land and letting the state’s corn and soybean fields thrive.
Wednesday, February, 04, 2015 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Race to the bottom
Wheat struggled again last week, with all three of the wheat exchanges ending with modest losses. Poor demand and a strong U.S. dollar continue to be the cause of wheat’s issues. For the week ending Jan. 30, March Minneapolis dropped 16.75 cents, March Chicago dropping 22.25 cents and March Kansas City decreased 20 cents.
Monday, February, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Nigeria H5N1 bird flu spreads
ABUJA, Nigeria — An outbreak of H5N1 bird flu in Nigerian poultry farms has spread to four more states, raising the total of affected areas to 11, the agricultural and rural development minister said Jan. 29.
Monday, February, 02, 2015 - - News

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Pasture-raised pork a boost to local food scene
Wrenshall, Minn., hog farmer Matt Weik can talk passionately about the marbling of his pork, its dark red color and its ability to melt in your mouth given certain treatments. And then later, he’s sitting in a cozy hay-filled pen with a sow and her piglets, stroking the mother and delicately checking on the babies. It sort of proves the theory: you can have your bacon, but you should scratch it, too.
Wednesday, January, 28, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Far northwest Wis. residents wrestle with proposed hog facility
An application was filed with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in December that would make it the first so-called Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation in a county widely known for its apple orchards and family farms. The operation could have as many as 20,000 to 25,000 pigs on site at any given time.
Tuesday, January, 27, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Mustard prices fall flat
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Mustard prices have been flat for a couple of years, especially in the past month. There’s nothing in the immediate future to push mustard markets higher.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Oats moving higher
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Soybean futures had a good run since October — up $1.50 per bushel, including a bump of close to 40 cents Jan. 5. Even more impressive from a Canadian farmer’s perspective, the Canadian dollar sank from 93 cents U.S. to 84 cents since June. That’s a 10 percent boost in Canadian prices.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Local corn prices dip below $2 in some areas
Even before the current farm bill was adopted, we shared our concern that a $4-or-higher plateau in corn prices, which was widely predicted, was in all likelihood not a plateau.
Monday, January, 05, 2015 - - News

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Program yield, county’s yield help decision
As farmers decide on whether to participate in Price Loss Coverage or the county-yield-based Agricultural Risk Coverage, it is clear that if prices are above the crop’s reference price, the better choice is ARC because PLC does not pay anything unless the price is below the reference price for a given crop.
Monday, December, 29, 2014 - - News

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Weather, prices, farm bill, rail delays are top stories in regional ag
No two years are the same in Upper Midwest agriculture, but 2014 brought some familiar issues and concerns. Erratic weather, improving technology, plunging grain prices, frustration with the railroads and political events in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere — all old acquaintances of area farmers and ranchers — popped up again.
Monday, December, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Canola reaching higher
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — We have seen a sizeable rally in U.S. corn, which has spilled over into the wheat and barley markets.
Monday, December, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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China officially approves imports of Bayer GMO soybean variety
China has officially approved imports of a genetically modified Bayer CropScience soybean variety after seven years of review, the company says, raising expectations that approval notices will come soon for other grains.
Monday, December, 22, 2014 - Reuters - News

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