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Farm boom reduces CRP acres
MOORHEAD, Minn. — Northern prairies saw some songbirds return in the 1990s as farmers shifted cropland into grasses. Crop prices were poor then, so idling land benefited farmers and birds.
Monday, June, 30, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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The challenge of feeding the world
The challenge of feeding an expected world population of more than 9 billion in 2050 — at least 2 billion more than today — has attracted considerable attention, resulting in a wide range of responses.
Monday, June, 30, 2014 - Agweek - 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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Storms in the region bring wind, hail, flooding
North Dakota corn and soybean crops both were rated 85 percent good to excellent in the June 22 crop report by the National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Monday, June, 30, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Soybean growers welcome higher biodiesel blend, but there are critics
Spring was wet and difficult, and many of Bill and Karolyn Zurn’s late-planted soybeans are still small and scant in the soggy soil. The Callaway, Minn., farm couple won’t harvest a good crop this fall unless the rest of the growing season cooperates.
Monday, June, 30, 2014 - Agweek - News

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DuPont cuts profit forecast on slow sales in farm business
Chemicals maker DuPont cut its operating profit forecast for the second quarter and the full year, saying sales in its agriculture and performance chemicals units increased at a slower pace than it had expected.
Friday, June, 27, 2014 - - News

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Rail backlog has ripple effect
With another saltie sitting outside the Duluth harbor waiting to load grain this week, federal pressure continues on ramping up grain shipments by rail across the Midwest.
Friday, June, 27, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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UAVs can be great asset to ag, speakers say
Unmanned aerial vehicles could be the next big thing in U.S. agriculture, but most farmers still have a lot to learn about them, according to John Perry, who heads Altavian, a Gainesville, Fla.-based unmanned aircraft company.
Wednesday, June, 25, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Germany to propose law regulating GMO crops
Germany’s agriculture minister says he will propose a draft law regulating cultivation of crops with genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Minister Christian Schmidt had supported a European Union initiative approved on June 12 giving member states the freedom to prohibit GMO crops, saying this opened the way for a ban in Germany even if crops had been approved by the bloc for EU-wide cultivation.
Wednesday, June, 25, 2014 - - News

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USDA sees more rapid increases for US dairy, fruit prices
The U.S. Department of Agriculture on June 25 maintained its forecast for U.S. food prices to rise by 2.5 to 3.5 percent in 2014, in line with historic norms, but raised its estimates of price increases for dairy and fresh fruit.
Wednesday, June, 25, 2014 - - News

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Cargill exec: US ag can weather global warming
Climate change might shrink the ice caps and devastate the coasts, but here in the farmlands of Minnesota and the Dakotas, a milder climate could bring some benefits, a new report suggests.
Wednesday, June, 25, 2014 - St. Paul Pioneer Press - News

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Railroads respond to STB order
The two largest railroads serving farmers are not saying publicly exactly how they’ll respond to a Surface Transportation Board rule that requires new or updated plans to solve grain shipment delays by June 27.
Tuesday, June, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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STB orders rail companies to deliver weekly reports on grain car delays
The U.S. Surface Transportation Board will begin requiring Canadian Pacific Railway and BNSF Railway to publicly file their plans to resolve backlogs of grain cars and provide weekly status updates.
Monday, June, 23, 2014 - - 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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Despite concessions to US farmers, Big Data giants still in control
In the tussle between U.S. farmers and Big Data purveyors, farmers are winning some control over details about crop and growing conditions on their land, but most data sellers are retaining ultimate say over how they can use the information that could be worth billions of dollars.
Monday, June, 23, 2014 - Reuters - News

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UAVs could be the next tool
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) might be the next tool to improve precision agriculture. By September 2015, it is expected that the Federal Aviation Administration will have regulated the commercial use of UAVs. Despite their use by law enforcement, privacy concerns could limit UAV use in urban areas.
Monday, June, 23, 2014 - Agweek - 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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More rain ends planting
The last thing farmers in Minnesota’s Becker and Mahnomen counties wanted was more rain.
Monday, June, 23, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Technology can monitor crop, livestock production
North Dakota State University researchers are taking to the air to monitor crop and livestock research projects on the ground.
Monday, June, 23, 2014 - - News

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