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Jonathan Knutson

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Making farm transitions work
Transitioning a farm from one generation to the next is never easy, and can be next to impossible if the people involved don’t communicate, experts say.
Monday, May, 05, 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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Entrepreneur develops unit for aeration fans
Rick Bergenheier has spent a lot of time around grain bins and aeration fans. He says he’s seen “the trials and tribulations that farmers go through” with grain storage management.
Friday, May, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Maintaining the rental rate increase
Even sharply lower grain prices didn’t stop the long upward push in North Dakota cropland rental rates. But continued poor prices or poor yields this fall will cause rates to stabilize or even decline, officials say.
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Livestock disaster sign-up going well so far
The head of Farm Service Agency’s South Dakota office is optimistic that hard-hit ranchers will soon begin receiving federal disaster assistance. “I would suspect that shortly after the first week of May, we should be able to see some checks being cut and ranchers and producers receiving their money,” says Craig Schaunaman, state executive director.
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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West-central ND would welcome dry, warm weather
WEST-CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA — Steve Plesuk peers at the weather forecast on the computer screen. Plesuk, manager of the CHS-SunPrairie Grain location in Velva, N.D., points to the predictions and says, “See that? That’s not what we’re hoping for.”
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Low temperatures slow progress in region
Brian Lacey would like to be done planting small grains by the end of April. This spring, however, the Wendell, Minn., farmer doesn’t expect to even start planting until late April.
Monday, April, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Strong SD response to start of livestock disaster aid sign-up
The head of Farm Service Agency’s South Dakota office is optimistic that hard-hit ranchers will soon begin receiving federal disaster assistance.
Friday, April, 18, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Reality of calving and lambing vs. idealized version
It’s calving and lambing season again, and thousands of American ranchers are helping a new batch of livestock into the world.
Wednesday, April, 16, 2014 - Agweek - News

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April bringing better calving conditions than 2013
Like many people involved with beef cattle on the Northern Plains, Warren Rusche has bad memories of April 2013. “It was a back-to-back-to-back freight train of blizzards,” says Rusche, cow-calf field specialist with the Watertown field office of the South Dakota University Extension Service.
Monday, April, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND livestock development director sees opportunities
Shaun Quissell has both personal and professional connections to livestock.He’s part of a family beef operation near Scranton, N.D. He’s also the new director of the North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s livestock development division. Quissell succeeds Wayne Carlson, who retired after 21 years in the post.
Monday, April, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Mexico releases rule involving US potato exports
A longstanding U.S.-Mexican trade dispute appears to be nearing resolution, and U.S. potato growers soon could be selling more fresh spuds to Mexican consumers.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Talking propane
Roy Willis can’t promise the propane shortage of 2013 to ’14 won’t happen again. But he can suggest ways for farmers to reduce their risk.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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USDA predicts big rise in soybean acres
Farmers in the Upper Midwest will plant a lot more soybeans this spring, the U.S. Department of Agriculture predicts.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Upper Midwest looks to increase beef cattle numbers
North Dakota ranchers are putting theory into practice. The number of beef cows in the state rose from 922,000 in early January 2013 to 943,000 in early January 2014
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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White mold research at risk
Like many farmers in the Upper Midwest, Jason Mewes has battled white mold for years. The disease, also known as sclerotinia, afflicts some of the most widely grown crops in this part of the world.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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CWB adding to network
CWB, formerly known as the Canadian Wheat Board, has announced plans to build its “first state-of-the-art grain facility.”
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Fate of key ag deduction is murky
Area farmers and farm implement dealers continue to press for an extension of a popular federal tax break. But predicting how Congress will respond is difficult, officials say.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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New weapon against crop disease
This spring, for the first time, Rutherford and other area sugar beet growers will be able to use the Kabina seed treatment. Kabina is considered an affordable, convenient and effective way to combat rhizoctonia in sugar beets.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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March 17 was big day for crop insurance
March 17 was the deadline for buying or modifying crop insurance for most spring-planted crops.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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