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Rise of the megafarms: American farms have swelled and ND is leading the way
You can’t just fix tractors anymore. The machines Wayne Ward collects, the tractors from a bygone era — those could be repaired by hand.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Reflections of a reluctant farm kid
Once upon a time, there was a little farm girl who longed for city life. Every day she thought, “I will never ever live on a farm, when I grow up.” She gaped with wide eyes and an open mouth the first time she entered a real shopping mall.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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CP adding grain cars to fleet
Canadian Pacific Railway says it will create a new grain car ordering system for its fleet and add more cars. The announcement is in response to a June 20 order by the Surface Transportation Board, requiring CP and Burlington Northern Santa Fe to develop a plan to catch up on severely late grain car shipments.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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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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Bearish reaction to USDA’s report
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported that old-crop soybean stocks were above expectations and new-crop plantings well above.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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CP developing new car ordering plan, adding grain cars
Canadian Pacific Railway says it will create a new grain car ordering system for its fleet, as well as add more cars. The announcement is in response to a June 20 order by the Surface Transportation Board requiring CP and Burlington Northern Santa Fe to develop a plan to catch up on severely late grain car shipments.
Monday, June, 30, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Northwood, ND, canola crushing plant eyes July 7 public start
An oilseed crushing plant in Northwood, N.D., is expected to reopen to the public on July 7. The Prairie Premium Oil plant eventually could expand to other crops, but has no immediate plans to do so, says Kent Weston, the company’s president. “I think we’ll be primarily a canola plant,” he says. “We’ll be ready to change if we have to, though.”
Monday, June, 30, 2014 - Agweek - News

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NDSU grows with bean breeding industry
North Dakota State University’s dry edible bean breeding program began in 1980 and is one of the nation’s largest programs on the topic.
Monday, June, 23, 2014 - Agweek - News

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MSU designs ag disease technology
A disease-fighting bacterium discovered at Montana State University is now heading for regulatory review in the U.S. and Canada, according to Certis USA, a top manufacturer of biological pesticides. The approval is the final hurdle in bringing the technology to market.
Monday, June, 16, 2014 - MSU News Service - News

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ND oilseed crushing plant to be back in operation
NORTHWOOD, N.D. - A group of North Dakota investors is reopening a defunct oilseed crushing plant at Northwood, N.D.
Friday, June, 13, 2014 - Agweek - News

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EPA extends Clean Water Act comment period
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has extended the comment period for its Clean Water Act to Oct. 20, after urging from the agriculture industry.
Wednesday, June, 11, 2014 - - News

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Salmonella outbreak widens, SDSU research explores exposure to livestock, and the ND local foods directory is now available.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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House Committee supports white potatoes for WIC
WASHINGTON — The House Appropriations Committee recently rejected a proposal to restrict benefits under the sugar program as part of a much larger bill to fund the government that was dominated by school meal issues.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Veteran crop sprayer says aerial industry important
It’s early afternoon on a picture-postcard day in late May, a rarity in a wet, drizzly spring. Tim “Toby” McPherson is anxious to climb into his spray plane and take advantage of the perfect conditions.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Conservation amendment would benefit farmers
I am saddened that less than six months into his new job as North Dakota Farmers Union president, Mark Watne has damaged his credibility and sullied the reputation of North Dakota’s most prestigious farm organization.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farm groups informed about wildlife amendment
I was saddened to read a recent letter that claimed farm and ranch groups oppose the Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks Amendment because they are misinformed. On the contrary, they actively oppose it because they see with crystal clarity what will happen if this measure becomes part of our state’s constitution.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Soybeans continue to impress
Wheat struggled last week, with most of the session seeing steady to lower closes. Improving weather conditions in the major wheat producing regions of the U.S. caused traders to take the short side. For the week ending May 22, July Minneapolis dropped 8.25 cents, September Minneapolis dropped 9.25 cents, July Chicago slipped 15 cents and July Kansas City gave back 16 cents.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Pilots updated on safety, accuracy
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. — With a growing world population and a need to feed it, aerial applicators have a bright future. They just need to take care of it, industry experts told a group of spray pilots in Park Rapids, Minn., May 13.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Weather stalls planting in northwest Minn.
It’s mid-afternoon in early May, and Dave Olson, manager of the McIntosh (Minn.) location of the Fosston (Minn.) Tri-Co-op grain elevator, can count on one hand the patrons who have come into his business on this gray, drizzly day.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farmers face lower prices
As the 2013 corn crop was being planted, futures prices were above $6 per bushel with an occasional bump above $7. Traders were concerned that the planting problems farmers were experiencing would result in reduced production. By the end of July, with fewer concerns about the size of the corn crop, the price dropped below $5.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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