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New CP ordering system draws criticism, despite improved figures
Concern over harvest-time rail shipping backlogs is mounting and many areas of Agweek country are eager to attend the Sept. 4 U.S. Surface Transportation Board field hearing in Fargo, N.D.
Friday, August, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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USDA’s Scuse discusses farm bill program options in ND
Michael Scuse, U.S. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services, appeared in Bismarck, N.D., Aug. 25 to discuss farm bill programs and implementation with the ag industry and North Dakota legislators.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND, SD, Mont. get school meal grants
WASHINGTON — In a move that appears designed to counter criticism of the healthier school meals rules, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has given grants of more than a quarter million dollars to North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana to help implement the program in states where students, school food service directors and politicians have complained they don’t like some of the changes.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - Agweek - News

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SD landowners weigh in on determinations
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Wetlands have been protected from drainage since the wetland conservation compliance provisions “Swampbuster” was enacted in the 1985 farm bill.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - - News

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Hoeven to host farm bill roundtable
Sen. John Hoeven has invited Michael Scuse, Undersecretary for Farm and Foreign Agriculture Services at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, to discuss the bill’s implementation at Bismarck State College.
Friday, August, 22, 2014 - - News

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Rail service shortage continues
Crews at Fordville Cooperative Marketing Association’s elevator loaded a 100-car unit train Aug. 10. For the next three days, a constant convoy of farm trucks large and small rolled through town, most of them delivering spring wheat from last year’s harvest that has been stored on farms. John Capp, who farms south of Lankin, N.D., waited early afternoon Aug. 12 in his 1973 International truck for his turn at the elevator.
Monday, August, 18, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Canadian Pacific's Harrison: We will get better
Hunter Harrison, CEO of Canadian Pacific Railway, showed his pride and disappointment in his railroad’s ability to move North Dakota grain in a meeting Aug. 11 with shippers and two U.S. senators in Minot.
Monday, August, 18, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Rail service shortage continues as farmers get ready for new harvest
Crews at Fordville Cooperative Marketing Association’s elevator loaded a 100-car unit train Aug. 10. For the next three days, a constant convoy of farm trucks large and small rolled through town, most of them delivering spring wheat from last year’s harvest that has been stored on farms.
Thursday, August, 14, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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CP’s Harrison: We will get better
Hunter Harrison, CEO of Canadian Pacific Railway, showed his pride and disappointment in his railroad’s ability to move North Dakota grain in a meeting Aug. 11 with shippers and two U.S. senators in Minot.
Monday, August, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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The federal government OKs a new Minnesota propane facility, North Dakota producers report livestock loss from algae poisoning, and Moscow bans western food imports.
Monday, August, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Hoeven to meet with CP head Aug. 11
Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., will meet Aug.11 with the Canadian Pacific Railway CEO in Minot about the rail issues the ag industry has experienced. The event will be open to the public.
Friday, August, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Thune hits small towns to talk ag issues, railcar shortage
Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., posed a question Thursday morning to those at CHS Farmers Alliance. “What can Uncle Sam do for you?” he asked the handful of locals gathered in the store. “Raise crop prices,” said resident Matt Schroeder, drawing laughs from others, including Thune.
Friday, August, 08, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Peterson, Sinner talk grain train delays
U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson and George Sinner know about the problem. They’ve heard from plenty of farmers about rail shipment delays. What’s harder to grasp is an immediate solution. Sinner and Peterson heard from farmers, retailers and bankers in Cavalier on Thursday afternoon about various agriculture-related issues they’re facing.
Friday, August, 08, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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ND ag industry expresses worries to BNSF chairman
North Dakota farmers and agricultural processors vented their concerns about grain shipments to the head of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway on Thursday in Fargo, N.D.
Thursday, August, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND farmers vent about cross-compliance delays
North Dakota farmers couldn’t prevent “cross-compliance” between conservation and crop insurance in the 2014 farm bill, and now are venting their frustration with federal officials and wildlife leaders.
Thursday, August, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Federal government OKs new Minn. propane facility
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved a storage facility that could ease a second straight winter propane shortage in Minnesota.
Wednesday, August, 06, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Minn. farm show set for Aug. 5 to 7
Farmers have many interests, so Minnesota Farmfest’s lineup includes everything from farm safety and precision agriculture to political forums and a celebration of young farmers.
Monday, August, 04, 2014 - Agweek - News

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BNSF invests in ag shipping, prepares for harvest
John Miller, BNSF group vice president for agriculture, spoke at a meeting of the North Dakota Agricultural Rail Business Council in Mandan, N.D., July 31. The group is made up of about 40 ag-related entities. “We know we’re not doing as well as we should; we know the market wants more,” Miller said. “But we are shipping record amounts.”
Thursday, July, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Legislators say CP must improve
FARGO, N.D. — Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway reported 3,908 past-due agricultural rail cars as of July 17, down about 14 percent from the previous week’s 4,561. The past-due single-car orders were an average of 26.6 days late, compared with 30.2 days the previous week.
Monday, July, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Others remain in support of current rules
WASHINGTON — Sens. John Hoeven, R-N.D., John Thune, R-S.D., and other rural Republicans tried to make a case for changes to the current healthier school meals program at a July 23 Senate Agriculture Committee hearing. But they hit a fairly solid wall of support for keeping the current rules in place.
Monday, July, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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