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Definition of "farm" complicates ag census data
To anyone involved with Upper Midwest agriculture, the growing size and declining number of area farms is a truism.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ag census shows fewer bigger farms and more young farmers
The number of farmers aged 25 to 34 has risen, a welcome change in an economic sector where, by all accounts, more young blood is needed. Nationwide, the U.S. had 109,146 farmers aged 25 to 34 in 2012, up from 106,735 in 2007.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Considering alternative crops
Sagging crop prices, particularly corn prices, have farmers looking into other crops, including dry beans and other “small-market crops” that normally don’t get much attention.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ag census shows farms are bigger, fewer, more prosperous
The Ag Census, conducted once every five years, says American farms, on average, are bigger, fewer and more prosperous. And though the number of young farmers has risen, U.S. farmers, on average, are getting even older.
Friday, February, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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2014 KMOT Ag Expo finds lower prices, profit potential
In his three decades of farming, Mark Seastrand has seen good years, bad years and everything in between. So the Sheyenne, N.D., farmer isn’t alarmed by the recent plunge in crop prices and the more-difficult-to-achieve profits that go with them.
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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2014 KMOT Ag Expo finds lower prices, profit potential
More than 350 exhibitors and an estimated 30,000 to 40,000 people are expected to attend the show, the region’s biggest indoor wintertime ag show. It runs through Friday. The doors open at 9 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. all three days. Admission and parking are free.
Wednesday, January, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Surveying the fight against scab
Art Brandli knows the damage that scab can cause to small grain. He also knows that farmers don’t enjoy filling out surveys.
Monday, December, 30, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Creating cow partnerships
With grazing and pasture resources difficult to find in some areas of the state, cattle producers may consider looking to other areas of the state for grazing resources, says Jim Krantz, South Dakota State University Extension cow-calf field specialist. Cow lease/share arrangements may be one way to match cows to feed resources.
Monday, December, 23, 2013 - - News

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Corn market functioning as needed?
Corn prices managed a small rally following the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Nov. 8 Crop Production report that contained a corn production forecast that was not quite as large as feared. Since then, however, new lows have been established and prices are currently only about 10 cents above the pre-report level.
Monday, December, 02, 2013 - - News

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November winter wheat price down slightly
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the preliminary winter wheat price is down slightly in South Dakota.
Friday, November, 29, 2013 - - News

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Dry weather helps ND harvest but cold ends tilling
Dry weather over the past week helped North Dakota’s harvest, but below-freezing temperatures put a stop to fall tillage.
Tuesday, November, 26, 2013 - - News

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SD corn harvest near done; low prices big concern
South Dakota farmers have harvested most of this year’s row crops and the frigid weather shouldn’t hurt grain still in the field, though fall tillage is probably over because the ground is frozen.
Tuesday, November, 26, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Propane supply concerns ease
Corn harvest closed.
Monday, November, 25, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Warm weather helps SD harvest
Warm weather has helped South Dakota farmers with the harvest over the past week.
Tuesday, November, 19, 2013 - - News

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Shortage of propane, storage slows ND corn harvest
Dry weather helped North Dakota farmers over the past week, but a shortage of propane and storage space has slowed the corn harvest, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service said Monday in its weekly crop progress report.
Tuesday, November, 19, 2013 - - News

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FDA ban would affect area farmers
The trans fat issue is important to Upper Midwest agriculture.
Monday, November, 18, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Rental rates look 'steady' in 2014
Lower crop prices expected to end long trend of rising farmland rates.
Monday, November, 18, 2013 - Agweek - News

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SD harvest progress near average
South Dakota’s soybean, corn and sorghum harvest is about where it normally is this time of year, despite the recent rain and snow in some parts.
Wednesday, November, 13, 2013 - - News

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ND harvest near average but sunflowers lagging
A lack of precipitation has helped North Dakota farmers make progress on the fall harvest, though some areas are still too wet.
Wednesday, November, 13, 2013 - - News

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Interest grows in tillage
A wet cycle and more corn acres helped cause the increase.
Monday, November, 11, 2013 - Agweek - News

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