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West Coast labor disputes hurt Minn. exporters
Every month, Brushvale Seed in Breckenridge, Minn., typically prepares to ship about 100 containers of specialty soybeans to overseas customers. In recent years, the company has cashed in on Minnesota’s growing status as a top exporter of agricultural products. At $2.2 billion in 2012, soybeans were the state’s top agricultural export, with half of the state’s crop going overseas.
Friday, November, 14, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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SD Guardsman balances service, family farm
FARGO, N.D. — Sgt. 1st Class Tyler Campbell, 31, of Lemmon, S.D., is one of the farmer-soldiers who make the Army National Guard fit into his life. Campbell was the first South Dakota National Guard soldier wounded in the Iraq war and received a Purple Heart award in 2003, at age 20.
Monday, November, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farm, military skill sets linked
FARGO, N.D. — Ag and military thinking runs parallel, says Michael O’Gorman, founder and director of the Farmer Veteran Coalition, in Davis, Calif., a group that works to help veterans find a new mission in farming.
Monday, November, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Veteran credits farm skills, strength for WWII survival
TAYLOR, N.D. — Grant G. Gullickson says if it hadn’t been for his farm-ranch background in Stark County, N.D., he might not have achieved the success he had in the U.S. Navy, and he might not have survived war.
Monday, November, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Time to focus on the books
Most farm families are totally focused on their harvest progress this time of the year, and on getting fieldwork done before the ground freezes. Spending time inside working on the books can be a challenge, but as the daylight hours start to shrink, I find it a little easier to set aside some extra time for crunching numbers.
Monday, November, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Upper Midwest harvest nears completion
Gary, Minn., farmer Corey Hanson needed one more afternoon to finish his harvest.
Monday, November, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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USDA reduces frequency of county cash-rents survey
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, citing lack of funds, is cutting back on an annual survey that can help farmers and landowners determine fair farmland rental rates. The 2014 survey is already completed, however, so just-beginning negotiations for 2015 rental rates won’t be affected.
Monday, November, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Measure 5 fails, Peterson retains post
FARGO, N.D. — The mid-term 2014 election generally strengthened agriculture’s voice in the region’s political scene, with some congressional ag legislators holding their seats and farm group triumphs in defeating initiated measures.
Monday, November, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Upper Midwest harvest continues to cruise
Upper Midwest farmers have caught up on their harvest of soybeans and nearly caught up on corn and sunflower harvest, the federal government says. Producers also have finished harvesting sugar beets and are done planting winter wheat, according to the Nov. 3 harvest progress report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service, an arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Monday, November, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Winter rail service uncertain
Regional farm group officials welcome more detailed railroad reporting that shows dwell times for grain cars versus oil and other industries, but say it’s too soon to know whether that will translate into adequate service this winter.
Monday, November, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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'Entry point' on climate change
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has a new resource for farmers and ranchers who are adapting their operations to climate change.
Monday, November, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Bee habitat funding applications due Nov. 21
FARGO, N.D. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service will deliver $4 million for honeybee habitat funding through its Environmental Quality Incentive Program in fiscal year 2015.
Monday, November, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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STB head plans to speak at a Fargo, N.D., conference, Eric Halverson is named CEO of Black Gold Farms and USDA recertifies N.D. Mediation Service.
Monday, November, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Harvest wraps up; corn still behind
FARGO, N.D. — With temperatures 9 to 12 degrees warmer than usual, and an absence of rain, farmers in the region have enjoyed a longer period of favorable harvest and crop-drying weather than they might have expected.
Monday, November, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Measure 2 avoids transfer tax
As a realtor and Burleigh County commissioner, I urge people to vote yes on Measure 2.
Monday, November, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Record run for spring wheat
Jerry Kruger, a long-time Warren, Minn., wheat farmer, remembers when a spring wheat crop that yielded 40 beshels per acre was cause for celebration.
Monday, November, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND officials say EPA’s proposed Waters of the U.S. rule is ‘unworkable’
State government leaders said they are finalizing comments urging two federal agencies to withdraw a proposed rule that Gov. Jack Dalrymple said would “drastically expand” federal authority over North Dakota waters.
Thursday, October, 30, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Cool weather slows corn drying process
BROOKINGS, S.D. — When corn reaches maturity, the moisture content of the kernel is generally between 30 and 35 percent. Weather this time of year can have a major impact on how quickly corn or other grain reaches maturity and will dry to a moisture content acceptable for storage or sale, explains Bob Fanning, South Dakota State University Extension plant pathology field specialist.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - - News

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Russia, China markets important for corn, DDGS
BROOKINGS, S.D. — During the past year, decisions made by China and Russia have potential to negatively impact trade with the U.S., says Kim Dillivan, South Dakota State University Extension crops business management field specialist.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - - News

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Farmers weigh harvesting corn or drying in the field
The long run of warm, dry weather, and the forecast of even more to come, is giving Upper Midwest corn producers a difficult but not unpleasant decision: Harvest wet corn now and pay drying expenses? Or hold off combining for a few days and allow corn to dry naturally in the field?
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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