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Ag bill set aside in Senate and House
WASHINGTON — The Agriculture appropriations bill for the 2015 fiscal year, beginning Oct. 1, is now bogged down in both the Senate and the House.
Monday, June, 23, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farm bill enables collaboration on conservation
Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture launched the Regional Conservation Partnership Program, a new farm bill effort that will expand partnerships and boost investments in clean water, soil and wildlife conservation projects.
Monday, June, 23, 2014 - Agweek - News

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NDSU scientists map genes of the common bean
Several North Dakota State University scientists are close to the center of a national project that completed the sequence of the common bean genome.
Monday, June, 23, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Pests, weeds could be a struggle for farmers in late-season planting
Farmers in the region are nearly finished with their planting, making headway in sunny spurts despite considerable delays during the spring. Still, disagreeable temperatures and long bouts of rain will leave crops in the ground more susceptible to pests, weeds and bad weather, producers and experts say.
Friday, June, 20, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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EU poised to dethrone US as world’s top wheat exporter
The European Union is likely to surpass the U.S. to become the top world wheat exporter next season as high freight rates help EU suppliers tighten their grip on nearby markets in the Middle East and expand sales in Asia.
Wednesday, June, 18, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Hail, rain pummels fields in southwest Minn.
Like many farmers with crops under water or obliterated by hail, Harley Buys of rural Edgerton, Minn., is in limbo. “Everything we farm is gone,” he said Tuesday afternoon, 24 hours after a 6-inch rain and a 45-minute hail storm pummeled his fields between Edgerton and Leota. “We’ve still got banks of corn stalks and hail three feet deep. Hail’s still laying in the ditches, too.”
Wednesday, June, 18, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Heavy rains hurt farmers across the region
Heavy rains across parts of the Upper Midwest June 14 to 16 ended the planting season for many farmers and threaten the fields of some others.
Tuesday, June, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Australian farmers hold back wheat sales, might miss the boat
Australian farmers are holding back new-crop wheat sales on fears an El Nino weather pattern will slash yields, though their cautious approach means they risk losing sales to aggressive European rivals in Asian markets.
Monday, June, 16, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Culling decisions altered by prices and lost grazing acres
Unprecedented profit levels create a market climate that alters historic culling recommendations given to cattle producers, according to Jim Krantz, South Dakota State University Extension cow-calf field specialist.
Monday, June, 16, 2014 - - News

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Rise in ag land prices slows
Upper Midwest agriculturalists have wondered when the big, multi-year run-up in farmland prices will end, or at least slow. A new study in South Dakota indicates the upturn might be running out of steam.
Monday, June, 16, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Alternatives to prevented planting insurance
Acreage that is too wet to plant on time for most insured crops is again prevalent in the region. An alternative some producers might want to consider is to not request a prevented-planting payment and instead seed a warm-season grass for hay later in June when the land dries enough to plant.
Monday, June, 16, 2014 - - News

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Area farmers fight to finish planting under tough conditions
For the second straight year, many Upper Midwest farmers are battling uncooperative weather to plant their crops. And for the second straight year, some farmers are running out of time.
Monday, June, 16, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Science explores turfgrass, irrigation
WASHINGTON — A University of Minnesota student who has developed a drought-resistant turfgrass seed mixture was among the 100 students to exhibit his project at the recent White House Science Fair.
Monday, June, 09, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Despite cool spring, calving and lambing going well
Upper Midwest livestock producers generally have come through the long, cold winter and cool, wet spring just fine.
Monday, June, 09, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Heitkamp, Thune lead effort to help farmers with losses from unplanted crops
U.S. Senators Heidi Heitkamp, D-ND, and John Thune, R-SD, are spearheading a bipartisan effort to support farmers who are prevented from planting crops because of adverse weather, which can seriously impact a family farm’s bottom line.
Thursday, June, 05, 2014 - - News

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Sodden spring spells uncertainty for Minn. crop prices
Minnesota farmers might be looking at a financial squeeze this year. The wet spring has eliminated drought in much of the Corn Belt, suggesting a big crop could be on the way. That’s helping drive down prices below the breakeven level for a lot of producers.
Wednesday, May, 28, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Sugar beet growers cautious of supply predictions
The possibility of stronger down-the-line sugar prices sounds good, but it’s too early to take higher prices for granted, Red River Valley sugar beet officials say.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Family steps up after death of sheep industry giant
Dion Van Well towered over the sheep industry in the Upper Midwest like few do. He was dubbed the “Lion of the Lambs,” in a 2009 Agweek story, and his family vows to continue his legacy. Van Well, 47, died in his sleep of heart failure on Jan. 5 while on a pheasant hunting trip with buddies near Hoven, S.D.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Soybeans continue to impress
Wheat struggled last week, with most of the session seeing steady to lower closes. Improving weather conditions in the major wheat producing regions of the U.S. caused traders to take the short side. For the week ending May 22, July Minneapolis dropped 8.25 cents, September Minneapolis dropped 9.25 cents, July Chicago slipped 15 cents and July Kansas City gave back 16 cents.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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US faces higher food price inflation 2014, led by meats
U.S. food price inflation is expected to rise by 2.5 to 3.5 percent in 2014, higher than 2013 but roughly in line with long-term norms, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Friday.
Friday, May, 23, 2014 - - News

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