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Weather concerns drive market
Wheat started last week with large gains from weather concerns, but slowed down toward the end of the week with position squaring ahead of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s May crop production report the main feature.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Mustard market quiet
Mustard is moving fine, and at decent prices. Trade, at the moment, is fairly slow with little push from farmers. Most of the mustard farmers wanted to move this winter was moved.
Monday, May, 12, 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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Slow start to planting eases pressure on fertilizer deliveries
A sluggish northern planting pace, as well as prodding by congressional members and regulators, might mean farmers will keep pace on fertilizer deliveries for the 2014 crop. But some think there could still be spot shortages.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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A couple ‘big weeks’ needed for planting
LAKE PRESTON, S.D. — Mike Tolzin was just getting started planting corn for the first time this year April 25, getting used to his new planter.
Monday, May, 05, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Weather impacts planting
Hard wheat traded with strong gains last week, while Chicago struggled. Wheat continues to see support from drought concerns and delayed planting progress. For the week ending May 1, July Minneapolis gained 11.75 cents, September Minneapolis gained 16.25 cents, July Chicago dropped 1 cent and July Kansas City picked up 24.5 cents. For the month of April, September Minneapolis closed 30.75 higher, July Chicago gained 20 cents and July Kansas City gained 47.25 cents.
Monday, May, 05, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Drought tolerance, rotation benefits in sorghum
BROOKINGS, S.D. — With advances in corn genetics to increase drought tolerance, and the adoption of glyphosate-resistant corn, many farmers might ask, “Why should I grow grain sorghum?” Bob Fanning, South Dakota State University Extension plant pathology field specialist, has the answer.
Monday, May, 05, 2014 - - 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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Drought sends Calif. cattle packing — to Texas
For decades, ranchers from the east have brought their livestock to California, where mild winters and lush natural pastures created prime conditions for fattening beef cattle.
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Planting concerns supportive
Wheat traded lower to start last week, but finished strong. Weather continues to be the major driving force as drought conditions remain in the Southern Plains. For the week ending April 24, May Minneapolis wheat gained 3.5 cents, September Minneapolis wheat was 0.5 cents higher, July Chicago lost 2.5 cents and July Kansas city ended with 0.5-cent gains.
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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Planting progress begins
Wheat traded with gains during the Easter shortened week. Declining crop condition ratings and another flare up in the Russia and Ukraine saga helped support wheat. As of 9:30 a.m. April 17, May Minneapolis was up 39 cents, September Minneapolis was 40 cents higher, July Chicago was 37 cents higher and July Kansas City gained 49 cents.
Monday, April, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Langdon farmers hope for better spring
If you ask farmers in the Langdon, N.D., area, about 2013 planting, you’ll usually get a shrug and a pained expression.
Monday, April, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Some Minn. farmers lack required irrigation permits
Crop irrigation has boomed in Minnesota in the past few years, increasing land values and raising yields for corn, soybeans and other crops. But hundreds of Minnesota farmers appear to be irrigating cropland without the state permits required to use large volumes of public water.
Monday, April, 14, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Uneventful USDA report
Wheat started last week with gains, but slipped into negative territory the second half of the week. Early support came from another week of decreasing crop condition ratings, while late session pressure came from a negative U.S. Department of Agriculture crop production report. For the week ending April 10, May Minneapolis lost 20.25 cents, September Minneapolis dropped 11.5 cents, July Chicago lost 6.5 cents and July Kansas City lost 9.5 cents.
Monday, April, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Unchecked irrigation threatens Minn. groundwater
Crop irrigation has boomed in Minnesota in the past few years, increasing land values and raising yields for corn, soybeans and other crops. But hundreds of Minnesota farmers appear to be irrigating cropland without the state permits required to use large volumes of public water.
Tuesday, April, 08, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Blizzard wallops region during calving season
FARGO, N.D. — A blizzard blew through the region on March 30 and 31, dumping and drifting about a foot of heavy snow from southeast Montana into eastern North Dakota and northwest Minnesota, putting cattle producers on alert but creating no immediate, catastrophic losses.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Indian red lentil crop suffers
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Reds lentils are the hot commodity. The Indian winter crop, by far the world’s largest, suffered from a lot of rain right at, or just before, harvest.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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USDA report drives market
Wheat struggled last week with reports of moisture opportunities for the Southern Plains causing traders to head for the sidelines. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s acreage report was friendly to wheat, but that was offset by a neutral stocks estimate. For the week ending April 3, May Minneapolis dropped 9.25 cents, September Minneapolis dropped 8.5 cents, July Chicago dropped 17.5 cents and July Kansas City lost 16 cents.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Manure on frozen ground leads to economic loss
ST. PAUL — Application of manure on frozen ground almost guarantees economic loss on the value of manure while also potentially harming the environment. Phosphorus and nitrogen in manure can have negative effects in the environment when in excess.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - - News

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