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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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Price uncertainty, fertilizer logistics delay seed, chemical decisions
FARGO, N.D. — Seed and chemical sales officials say the uncertainty about crop prices and fertilizer logistics are delaying some seed decisions and purchases.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Interest in soil health grows in Upper midwest
Jerry Sikorski, a pilot and farmer, saw from the air years ago how erosion was hurting U.S. farmland. That led the veteran Ekalaka, Mont., producer to search for ways to protect his own soil.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Flax prices down
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Flax prices, like those for every other prairie crop, have already come down hard. Prices had been about $15 per bushel a year ago. Supplies were tight and demand was firm. The carryout as of July 2013 was only 71,000 metric tons, which is pretty tight for the world’s largest flax producer.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Reallocating bases, updating program yields
Although the 2014 farm bill allows producers to reallocate crop bases and update program yields, not everyone will be better off making these changes. The decision to update program yields is straightforward, according to North Dakota State University Extension Service farm management specialist Dwight Aakre.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ag census shows fewer bigger farms and more young farmers
The number of farmers aged 25 to 34 has risen, a welcome change in an economic sector where, by all accounts, more young blood is needed. Nationwide, the U.S. had 109,146 farmers aged 25 to 34 in 2012, up from 106,735 in 2007.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Considering alternative crops
Sagging crop prices, particularly corn prices, have farmers looking into other crops, including dry beans and other “small-market crops” that normally don’t get much attention.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farm business transition examined at crop expo
Good communication is important in just about every activity involving two or more human beings. It’s especially important in planning a farm business transition, says David Saxowsky, a professor in the North Dakota State University agribusiness and applied economics department. “Communication among all the parties involved is just essential,” he says.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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High prices for corn may come to an end
WINDOM, Minn. — Corn farmers in the Upper Midwest have seen record profits in the past three years. But those good times appear to be over. The huge harvest last fall caused corn prices to tumble by nearly half from more than $7 per bushel.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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ND ag commissioner: New farm bill is tolerable
The new farm bill, though imperfect, is acceptable, North Dakota’s agriculture commissioner said. “Given the current atmosphere, I’m glad we got it. Would you like more? Yeah,” Doug Goehring said.
Wednesday, February, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Oats a crop to release
Oats are just another crop to get rid of now, along with every other grain. Now millers are dropping their price for oat products to their customers as the end users see the drop in farmgate levels and are starting to re-open standing contracts.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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2014 KMOT Ag Expo finds lower prices, profit potential
In his three decades of farming, Mark Seastrand has seen good years, bad years and everything in between. So the Sheyenne, N.D., farmer isn’t alarmed by the recent plunge in crop prices and the more-difficult-to-achieve profits that go with them.
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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2014 KMOT Ag Expo finds lower prices, profit potential
More than 350 exhibitors and an estimated 30,000 to 40,000 people are expected to attend the show, the region’s biggest indoor wintertime ag show. It runs through Friday. The doors open at 9 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. all three days. Admission and parking are free.
Wednesday, January, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Reasons for optimism after oats' long decline
Oats were once one of the Upper Midwest’s most popular crops. They’ve been overshadowed for years, however, by more profitable crops, particularly corn and soybeans.
Monday, January, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Precision Ag Summit draws large crowd for third year
Google Glass takes center stage at the event, demonstrating how farmers use can use the "smartphone on your face."
Tuesday, January, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farming difficulty rises a level
Years ago, back in the day, I tried out a new computer strategy game. After playing for an hour or so, I beat the computer and won the game.
Monday, January, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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GMO opinions should be understood
On a topic like genetically modified organisms (GMOs), with vast interconnections into so many locations and areas of study, it’s nearly impossible for any one person to see the whole picture.
Monday, January, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Wheat, durum markets floundering
Farmers are sour on wheat and durum markets. A year ago they were selling gold; now a buyer is doing them a favor by taking it off farmers’ hands. It doesn’t take long to build up resentment. Even worse, if farmers want the money and can’t move it, they don’t get the money.
Monday, January, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Bigger farms, younger farmers
Until a few years ago, Travis Dagman was an architect in the Twin Cities. His wife, Dana, was a facilities manager there. Now they farm about 2,500 acres near Enderlin, N.D. By historical standards, that’s a large farm. By current standards, it’s not.
Monday, January, 13, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Traders squeezed in India
Farmers such as 68-year-old Ghanshyam Gokale are quietly shaking up agricultural commodity trading in India, forcing the likes of top soybean processor Ruchi Soya to shift its business model away from futures contracts and toward the spot market.
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - Reuters - News

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