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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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Sometimes the best move is no move
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — When Viterra refuses to buy any wheat before next November you know farmers are pushing too hard to deliver. Relax. This big slug of crop will eventually work its way through the system.
Monday, December, 30, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Roundup returns
Farmers and ranchers in northern North Dakota raise a wide range of crops and livestock. In response, the annual Lake Region Extension Service Roundup in Devils Lake, N.D., will again offer an array of informational sessions.
Monday, December, 30, 2013 - Agweek - News

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2013: Weather and crop prices are top stories in regional ag
Weather, crop prices and events in Washington, D.C., dominated Upper Midwest agriculture in 2013.
Monday, December, 30, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Punch back at Big Oil
It’s time for farmers, rural Minnesotans and everyone who drives a car to fight back.
Monday, December, 23, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Profits still possible
Crop prices have dropped, but farmers have a realistic chance of making money in 2014, a veteran North Dakota State University Extension Service farm management specialist says.
Monday, December, 23, 2013 - Agweek - News

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