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Minn. company uses 2,000 hides per year
WORTHINGTON, Minn. — One of the trademark livestock enterprises in the region — bison — has a big champion in Bill Keitel, co-owner of the Buffalo Billfold Co.
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Soggy fall slows wheat harvest
Gordon Stoner began harvesting July 31. Since then, persistent rains have allowed him to run his combine about 120 hours, an average of 20 hours per week. “Twenty hours a week just doesn’t put the crop in the bin,” says the Outlook, Mont., farmer. At that rate, he won’t finish until well into October.
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Harvest moisture and management
With corn silage harvesting well under way, Karla Hernandez, South Dakota State University Extension forages field specialist, shares some tips to help get the best out of this crop. For starters, Hernandez says corn for silage should be harvested between 60 to 70 percent moisture.
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - - News

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The basics of corn silage
Now is the time for final preparations for the corn silage harvest. Years ago, experts recommended that corn silage be harvested at the black-layer stage of maturity. In recent years, research and field experience have shown this practice usually results in silage that is too dry to be well-utilized by dairy cows.
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - - News

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Watch out for Palmer amaranth weed this year
South Dakota farmers have discovered Palmer Amaranth weed and North Dakota officials are urging farmers to keep a sharp eye for a “spawn of evil” during harvest. South Dakota State University weed scientists say the weed was found in a sunflower field in Buffalo County next to the Missouri River in central South Dakota.
Tuesday, September, 16, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Frost comes early to Upper Midwest fields
Upper Midwest farmers are still assessing damage to their crops from mid-September frosts that hit fields from eastern Minnesota to central Montana.
Monday, September, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Resource on rental rates
Farmers and landlords have a new resource to help them determine farmland rental rates.
Monday, September, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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A Minnesota woman pleads guilty to starving horses, a South Dakota woman is named to the USDA advisory council and FAO says the world's food prices are near a four-year low.
Monday, September, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Harvest season brings concerns
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Each harvest season brings concerns regarding storage options for hay.
Monday, September, 15, 2014 - - News

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Conventional, organic and local foods
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Not all fruits and vegetables are grown the same way. “Farming methods used to produce fruits and vegetables for retail sale vary from conventional to organic,” says Suzanne Stluka, registered dietitian and South Dakota State University Extension Food & Families program director.
Monday, September, 15, 2014 - - News

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Is raw milk real or really risky?
MARION, S.D. — It was 5:15 a.m., and Tim Eisenbeis was off to work under a star-lit sky. He walks through the dark, past the crowing rooster in a nearby barn, to his milking parlor. He’s regularly worked 15-hour days this summer, and another long day was in order during a recent September morning.
Monday, September, 15, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Railroad delays hurt shippers
Transportation delays in 2013 and 2014 by two major railroad shippers are hurting farmers and grain shippers in west-central Minnesota and the upper Midwest.
Monday, September, 15, 2014 - West Central Tribune (Willmar, Minn.) - News

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US lawmakers fault rail sector for slow service
U.S. rail operators must put investment ahead of profits to clear the way for grain, automotive and chemical shipments now clogging the tracks, lawmakers said at a congressional hearing Wednesday about the health of the rail grid.
Friday, September, 12, 2014 - - News

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Official: US grain glut is testing rail and storage system
A stockpile of U.S. Midwest grain will likely increase in the coming months and tax farmers already desperate to house or haul corn, soybeans and other products ahead of an expected record harvest, a U.S. Department of Agriculture official said on Wednesday.
Thursday, September, 11, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Big Iron opener comes amid harvest, commodity price worries
The annual Big Iron Farm Show has operated among euphoric times in agricultural pricing many times in the past. Not this year. With corn prices projected around $3 per bushel for the next two or three years, farmers are scratching their heads and sharpening their pencils about how many new, big machines they’ll be able to afford.
Wednesday, September, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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US House votes to block Waters of the US rule
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers from moving forward with its Waters of the U.S. rule, which would expand the agency’s authority over bodies of water including small ponds, creeks, ditches and other occasionally wet areas.
Tuesday, September, 09, 2014 - - News

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Cramer and cattlemen object to allowing beef imports from Argentina, Livestock producers are urged to enroll in the disaster assistance program by Oct. 1 and Zoetis gets a conditional license for PEDv vaccine.
Monday, September, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Lincoln-Oakes Nursery name, mission, location
The Lincoln-Oakes Nursery is owned by the North Dakota Association of Soil Conservation Districts, which says its mission is promoting “sound and practical soil and water conservation practices” in North Dakota.
Monday, September, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Wet, cool year helped some honey producers
FORT PIERRE, S.D. — Josh Dykes was in charge of a crew that was removing hives filled with honey and putting on new boxes for added production in mid-August.
Monday, September, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Sow Upper Midwest winter wheat in September
Upper Midwest farmers are battling showers to harvest their spring wheat crop. But September also is the time to plant winter wheat, a crop that’s drawing more attention than unusual this fall in North Dakota and northwest Minnesota.
Monday, September, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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