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NDFU poll: 75 percent would vote against ND anti-corporate farming bill
On March 3, two days before key legislative hearings on a bill that would loosen North Dakota’s anti-corporate farming law, the North Dakota Farmers Union released a poll that shows 75 percent of North Dakotans would vote against the bill, if given a chance.
Tuesday, March, 03, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Two South Dakota grain companies announce merger plans
Two South Dakota-based grain companies announced Tuesday they want to merge. North Central Farmers Elevator and Wheat Growers plan to unify into a new cooperative, subject to a vote of the full membership of both cooperatives. The boards of directors of both cooperatives already have unanimously approved a letter of intent to merge.
Tuesday, March, 03, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Women wanted for upcoming ‘Annie’s Project’
If you’re a woman involved in the agriculture industry, then Annie’s Project may be the program for you. Annie’s Project was designed to empower women by providing detailed farm and ranch management information and build networks between women, according to a release from South Dakota State University Extension.
Tuesday, March, 03, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Some ethanol supporters push for E30
While the mainstream ethanol advocates are pushing toward E15, some want much more. Orrie Swayze, a Wilmot, S.D., semi-farmer and former South Dakota Corn Growers Association president, says the Environmental Protection Agency shift toward E15 would be a “zero growth proposition,” and should only be a step toward a goal of E30.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - 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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USDA seeks comment on prevented-planting policies
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking comment by March 30 on recommendations that eventually could lead to changes in its prevented-planting insurance coverage levels. If approved, the changes would cut corn prevented-planting payment levels and increase rates for potatoes and green peas, among other things.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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High hopes for South Dakota pea processing plant
Harlan Smith hopes the new South Dakota Pulse Processors LLC plant, expected to begin operation this summer, will make yellow peas a viable cash crop in central South Dakota.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Gas-fueled pressure washers caused a hog barn fire, ADM cuts its diesel output, and USDA establishes a Women in agriculture network.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Explore livestock insurance coverage
The deadline for policies is March 15.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Canadian farmers store fertilizer to fight dealers’ pricing power
Canadian farmers are plowing profits from bumper crops into fertilizer storage facilities to mitigate the pricing power held by major retailers and producers. Having their own
Friday, February, 27, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Lower corn acreage projected for 2015 season
With weather conditions still uncertain for the upcoming planting season, predictions remain stagnant for grain prices in 2015. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s long-term projection for acreage planted predicts a 2 million acre reduction nationwide in corn. Jack Davis, the crops business management field specialist at the South Dakota State University Extension Mitchell Regional Center, says acreage will be shuffled into soybeans, small grains and alfalfa forage seeding.
Friday, February, 27, 2015 - - News

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South Dakota tops nation in bison sales
South Dakota is the leading producer of bison in the United States — and that’s nothing new.
Friday, February, 27, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Land survey seeks producer prospective
About 3,000 farmers from southeast North Dakota and eastern South Dakota will receive a survey this week from Iowa asking how and why their agricultural land use has changed in the past decade.
Tuesday, February, 24, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Maintain health through backgrounding calves
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Even though calves might have been on a backgrounding program for several months, it doesn’t mean they are safe from subsequent health issues later on in the feeding period, says Russ Daly, professor and South Dakota State University Extension veterinarian, and Reid McDaniel, assistant professor and SDSU Extension feedlot specialist.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - - News

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ND votes to ease anti-corporate farming ban
BISMARCK — State senators passed a bill Feb. 20 that supporters say will boost North Dakota’s struggling dairy and swine industries by partially lifting the state’s anti-corporate farming law.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Sheep report shows small decline in region
WOONSOCKET, S.D. — Rick Tobin, of Woonsocket, S.D., farms along State Highway 281. His 160-head cattle herd is his main enterprise, but he farms and has 100 white face ewes. He sells market-ready sheep either in Platte, S.D., or Chamberlain, S.D.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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R-CALF USA expands focus into sheep
It’s called R-CALF USA, but the organization officially adopted a new species — sheep — as part of its representation in August 2014.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Specialty crops draw more interest after drop in wheat, corn and soybean prices
Tyler Lang might be a little busier than usual the next few months. The Sterling, N.D., seed salesman handles crops such as barley, oats and field peas, and his product line has extra appeal going into the new growing season. “There should be more interest this year,” he says.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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North Dakota Senate votes to ease anti-corporate farming ban
BISMARCK — State senators passed a bill Feb. 20 that supporters say will boost North Dakota’s struggling dairy and swine industries by partially lifting the state’s anti-corporate farming law.
Friday, February, 20, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Climatologist says lack of snow could bring dry spring in North Dakota
North Dakota is the “land of climatic extreme,” which complicates his job, the state climatologist says. But the state, dry already, could become even drier this spring, Adnan Akyuz said. The lack of snow “will make a big impact (on potential moisture) this spring,” he said. Unless spring brings new precipitation, “drought conditions will be intensified.”
Thursday, February, 19, 2015 - Agweek - News

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