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RMA director retires after influential career
BILLINGS, Mont. — Doug Hagel might not be a household name, but his behind-the-scenes work has touched every farm and most ranches in the Dakotas and Montana in the past 20 years.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farmers need info to make coverage choices
DEADWOOD, S.D. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has not decided yet whether to include prevented-plant acres from 2014 for some federal farm program benefits in the 2014 through 2018 crop years.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Prevented-plant numbers not yet accumulated
Crops in the region have benefitted from moisture, but some areas are suffering from too much, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service weekly report on June 30. The Farm Service Agency won’t accumulate prevented-plant figures until late July.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Calif. universities to start sustainable agriculture programs
University of California campuses would buy food from local growers, grant more scholarships to agriculture students and teach farmers in the U.S. and around the world how to grow food with less water under a new initiative.
Wednesday, July, 02, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Soybeans stronger on demand
As of the June 26 close, July Minneapolis was down 11.5 cents, September Minneapolis was down 8 cents, July Chicago was 3 cents lower and July Kansas city gained 0.25 cents. Wheat futures were trading 5 to 10 cents higher the morning of June 27.
Monday, June, 30, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Clinton tells BIO to promote characteristics
SAN DIEGO — Hillary Rodham Clinton expressed enthusiasm for biotech seeds in San Diego on June 25, but told members of the Biotechnology Industry Organization that they should promote the characteristics of genetically modified seeds rather than use the term “genetically modified” if they want the seeds accepted.
Monday, June, 30, 2014 - Agweek - News

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More of Calif. experiencing most severe drought conditions
As California enters summer with a below-normal mountain snowpack to feed its streams and reservoirs, the portion of the parched state experiencing exceptionally severe drought conditions is growing, experts say.
Monday, June, 23, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Mid-June storms hurt region’s farmers
Heavy rains across parts of the Upper Midwest June 14 to 16 ended the planting season for many farmers and threaten the fields of some others.
Monday, June, 23, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ag bill set aside in Senate and House
WASHINGTON — The Agriculture appropriations bill for the 2015 fiscal year, beginning Oct. 1, is now bogged down in both the Senate and the House.
Monday, June, 23, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farm bill enables collaboration on conservation
Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture launched the Regional Conservation Partnership Program, a new farm bill effort that will expand partnerships and boost investments in clean water, soil and wildlife conservation projects.
Monday, June, 23, 2014 - Agweek - News

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NDSU scientists map genes of the common bean
Several North Dakota State University scientists are close to the center of a national project that completed the sequence of the common bean genome.
Monday, June, 23, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Pests, weeds could be a struggle for farmers in late-season planting
Farmers in the region are nearly finished with their planting, making headway in sunny spurts despite considerable delays during the spring. Still, disagreeable temperatures and long bouts of rain will leave crops in the ground more susceptible to pests, weeds and bad weather, producers and experts say.
Friday, June, 20, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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EU poised to dethrone US as world’s top wheat exporter
The European Union is likely to surpass the U.S. to become the top world wheat exporter next season as high freight rates help EU suppliers tighten their grip on nearby markets in the Middle East and expand sales in Asia.
Wednesday, June, 18, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Hail, rain pummels fields in southwest Minn.
Like many farmers with crops under water or obliterated by hail, Harley Buys of rural Edgerton, Minn., is in limbo. “Everything we farm is gone,” he said Tuesday afternoon, 24 hours after a 6-inch rain and a 45-minute hail storm pummeled his fields between Edgerton and Leota. “We’ve still got banks of corn stalks and hail three feet deep. Hail’s still laying in the ditches, too.”
Wednesday, June, 18, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Heavy rains hurt farmers across the region
Heavy rains across parts of the Upper Midwest June 14 to 16 ended the planting season for many farmers and threaten the fields of some others.
Tuesday, June, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Australian farmers hold back wheat sales, might miss the boat
Australian farmers are holding back new-crop wheat sales on fears an El Nino weather pattern will slash yields, though their cautious approach means they risk losing sales to aggressive European rivals in Asian markets.
Monday, June, 16, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Culling decisions altered by prices and lost grazing acres
Unprecedented profit levels create a market climate that alters historic culling recommendations given to cattle producers, according to Jim Krantz, South Dakota State University Extension cow-calf field specialist.
Monday, June, 16, 2014 - - News

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Rise in ag land prices slows
Upper Midwest agriculturalists have wondered when the big, multi-year run-up in farmland prices will end, or at least slow. A new study in South Dakota indicates the upturn might be running out of steam.
Monday, June, 16, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Alternatives to prevented planting insurance
Acreage that is too wet to plant on time for most insured crops is again prevalent in the region. An alternative some producers might want to consider is to not request a prevented-planting payment and instead seed a warm-season grass for hay later in June when the land dries enough to plant.
Monday, June, 16, 2014 - - News

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Area farmers fight to finish planting under tough conditions
For the second straight year, many Upper Midwest farmers are battling uncooperative weather to plant their crops. And for the second straight year, some farmers are running out of time.
Monday, June, 16, 2014 - Agweek - News

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