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Wet corn could provide rare common ground for farmers, ranchers
What’s good for corn farmers is usually bad for cattle producers, and vice versa. But this fall will be different if Upper Midwest farmers, as expected, harvest a large amount of high-moisture corn.
Monday, September, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek
Agweek editor Lisa Gibson shares a preview of the Sept. 29 issue, including a cover story about how a seed cleaning company in South Dakota is handling the rail car backlog and subsequent storage needs. The magazine will also include coverage of the North Dakota Stockmen’s Convention, advice on what to do with a wet corn harvest, harvest progress updates, an interview with the new executive director of the Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association and more.
Tuesday, September, 23, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Harvest pace picks up
Upper Midwest farmers took advantage of favorable weather the week of Sept. 15 to catch up on harvest. But producers still haven’t combined as much of their spring wheat as normal, according to a report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service, an arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, released Sept. 22.
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Local leadership important for ag's future
Agriculture faces many challenges, and strong, effective leadership has never been more critical to the future of agriculture than it is today
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Falling numbers, vomitoxin return
Two old enemies — falling numbers and vomitoxin — are a concern again this fall for some Upper Midwest and Canadian wheat farmers, especially ones who raise winter wheat.
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Fall's first frost hits Upper Midwest, Canada
Farmers in the Upper Midwest and on the Canadian prairies hoped fall’s first frost would come late this year.
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Minn. company uses 2,000 hides per year
WORTHINGTON, Minn. — One of the trademark livestock enterprises in the region — bison — has a big champion in Bill Keitel, co-owner of the Buffalo Billfold Co.
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Soggy fall slows wheat harvest
Gordon Stoner began harvesting July 31. Since then, persistent rains have allowed him to run his combine about 120 hours, an average of 20 hours per week. “Twenty hours a week just doesn’t put the crop in the bin,” says the Outlook, Mont., farmer. At that rate, he won’t finish until well into October.
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Harvest moisture and management
With corn silage harvesting well under way, Karla Hernandez, South Dakota State University Extension forages field specialist, shares some tips to help get the best out of this crop. For starters, Hernandez says corn for silage should be harvested between 60 to 70 percent moisture.
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - - News

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The basics of corn silage
Now is the time for final preparations for the corn silage harvest. Years ago, experts recommended that corn silage be harvested at the black-layer stage of maturity. In recent years, research and field experience have shown this practice usually results in silage that is too dry to be well-utilized by dairy cows.
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - - News

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Watch out for Palmer amaranth weed this year
South Dakota farmers have discovered Palmer Amaranth weed and North Dakota officials are urging farmers to keep a sharp eye for a “spawn of evil” during harvest. South Dakota State University weed scientists say the weed was found in a sunflower field in Buffalo County next to the Missouri River in central South Dakota.
Tuesday, September, 16, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Frost comes early to Upper Midwest fields
Upper Midwest farmers are still assessing damage to their crops from mid-September frosts that hit fields from eastern Minnesota to central Montana.
Monday, September, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Resource on rental rates
Farmers and landlords have a new resource to help them determine farmland rental rates.
Monday, September, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Latest News
A Minnesota woman pleads guilty to starving horses, a South Dakota woman is named to the USDA advisory council and FAO says the world's food prices are near a four-year low.
Monday, September, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Harvest season brings concerns
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Each harvest season brings concerns regarding storage options for hay.
Monday, September, 15, 2014 - - News

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Conventional, organic and local foods
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Not all fruits and vegetables are grown the same way. “Farming methods used to produce fruits and vegetables for retail sale vary from conventional to organic,” says Suzanne Stluka, registered dietitian and South Dakota State University Extension Food & Families program director.
Monday, September, 15, 2014 - - News

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Is raw milk real or really risky?
MARION, S.D. — It was 5:15 a.m., and Tim Eisenbeis was off to work under a star-lit sky. He walks through the dark, past the crowing rooster in a nearby barn, to his milking parlor. He’s regularly worked 15-hour days this summer, and another long day was in order during a recent September morning.
Monday, September, 15, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Railroad delays hurt shippers
Transportation delays in 2013 and 2014 by two major railroad shippers are hurting farmers and grain shippers in west-central Minnesota and the upper Midwest.
Monday, September, 15, 2014 - West Central Tribune (Willmar, Minn.) - News

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US lawmakers fault rail sector for slow service
U.S. rail operators must put investment ahead of profits to clear the way for grain, automotive and chemical shipments now clogging the tracks, lawmakers said at a congressional hearing Wednesday about the health of the rail grid.
Friday, September, 12, 2014 - - News

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Official: US grain glut is testing rail and storage system
A stockpile of U.S. Midwest grain will likely increase in the coming months and tax farmers already desperate to house or haul corn, soybeans and other products ahead of an expected record harvest, a U.S. Department of Agriculture official said on Wednesday.
Thursday, September, 11, 2014 - Reuters - News

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