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Spring planting
I have spoken to many clients this spring who are weeks behind their typical planting schedule. As Agweek recently reported, farmers across the region, especially in North Dakota, have planted only a fraction of the typical acreage of several crops before the crop insurance planting deadlines this spring.
Monday, June, 09, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Study: ND fertilizer plants have advantages, ag groups renew support for biotech wheat, USDA orders farmers to report PED cases, conference will focus on food crops and diseases, new online tools available for farmers, and agency predicts El Nino this summer.
Monday, June, 09, 2014 - - News

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Canadian farmers make planting progress
Canadian farmers can plant a lot of acres when the weather cooperates — and in late May it finally did.
Monday, June, 09, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Heitkamp, Thune lead effort to help farmers with losses from unplanted crops
U.S. Senators Heidi Heitkamp, D-ND, and John Thune, R-SD, are spearheading a bipartisan effort to support farmers who are prevented from planting crops because of adverse weather, which can seriously impact a family farm’s bottom line.
Thursday, June, 05, 2014 - - News

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Western Canadian farmers struggle to plant wet fields
Farmers on the Canadian prairies, like their U.S. counterparts, are behind on planting this spring.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Sodden spring spells uncertainty for Minn. crop prices
Minnesota farmers might be looking at a financial squeeze this year. The wet spring has eliminated drought in much of the Corn Belt, suggesting a big crop could be on the way. That’s helping drive down prices below the breakeven level for a lot of producers.
Wednesday, May, 28, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Farmers pushing to finish planting
The slow planting pace this spring was obvious on a recent Agweek swing through North Dakota’s Traill and Steele counties, much of which are on the edge of Lake Agassiz.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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RMA denies planting deadline requests
FARGO, N.D. — With a wet, late planting season, farmers are approaching planting deadlines for full crop insurance compensation on various crops.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek
Agweek Editor Lisa Gibson is back to tell you all about the upcoming issue. The cover story features a sheep company that lost its leader unexpectedly this year. Pick up the May 26 issue to find out who is taking over the operation and how that leader was a huge influence in his industry. The next issue will also touch on crop insurance deadlines that are looming and passing, as well as planting progress, rail delays, sugar industry news and more.
Thursday, May, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Slow planting prompts insurance deadline extension requests
With a wet, late planting season, farmers are approaching planting deadlines for full crop insurance compensation on various crops. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., is asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to consider delaying the final crop insurance planting deadline for corn this year and other crops in future years.
Tuesday, May, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Insurance and the farm bill
Though members of Congress often have every intention of enacting a new farm bill well before farmers have to make planting decisions, so farmers can take the new policies into consideration in their planning process, very often planting is under way before the legislation is completed and signed into law by the President. This farm bill year is no different.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Devils Lake flooding still hurting farmers, ranchers
Farmers in the Devils Lake, N.D., area face another soggy growing season of unplanted fields and lost revenue, a new study shows.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Vilsack speaks on farm bill issues
Everything from the “actively engaged rule” and conservation compliance to the Brazil cotton case and the new position of agriculture undersecretary for trade came up when Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack testified before the Senate Agriculture Committee May 7 on the implementation of the 2014 farm bill.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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City kid turns to farming
Twenty-seven-year-old Sobieck is a rarity in modern agriculture. He’s a city kid who had no ties to agriculture and no plans to become a farmer — until he met and fell in love with Holly Finken, a North Dakota farm girl.
Monday, May, 05, 2014 - Agweek - News

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USDA will wait to release specifics on farm bill commodity title
The U.S. Department of Agriculture isn’t likely to announce the fine points of the farm bill commodity title any time soon, two key congressional staffers said. Because the payment options are decoupled from planting decisions, the programs farmers choose won’t have bearing for 2014 planting. Bart Fischer, chief economist for the Republican-led U.S. House Agriculture Committee, and Matt Schertz, senior professional staff member, spoke to about 150 people in a two-hour “farm bill implementation seminar” in Fargo, N.D., on May 2.
Friday, May, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Feds amend insurance fraud case against Johnsons
Federal prosecutors have increased allegations against farming brothers from Northwood, N.D., saying they added chemicals to potato seeds to cut production in a crop insurance fraud case, taking $2 million from fraudulent insurance claims since 2002, as well as federal disaster funds.
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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US dairy insurance plan a template for reluctant livestock farmers
A plan in the new U.S. farm law to help dairy farmers limit losses from rising feed costs or falling milk prices could become a model in coming years for livestock producers who have resisted similar types of insurance.
Tuesday, April, 22, 2014 - - News

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Feds amend insurance case against ND potato growers
FARGO, N.D. — Federal prosecutors have increased allegations against farming brothers from Northwood, N.D., saying they added chemicals to potato seeds to cut production in a crop insurance fraud case, taking $2 million from fraudulent insurance claims since 2002 as well as federal disaster funds.
Monday, April, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farmers concerned with providing info to companies
WASHINGTON — Farm leaders and executives from companies offering “prescriptive” services to farmers that involve collecting data on their individual planting, operating and harvesting practices met in Kansas City on April 10 to discuss issues such as privacy and security of the farmers’ data.
Monday, April, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Langdon farmers hope for better spring
If you ask farmers in the Langdon, N.D., area, about 2013 planting, you’ll usually get a shrug and a pained expression.
Monday, April, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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