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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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FSA extends prevented-planting reporting deadline in ND, SD and Minn.
The North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota Farm Service Agency state offices have extended prevented-planting reporting deadlines to July 15 to coincide with the final acreage reporting date. Montana FSA hasn’t received any requests to extend the deadline and consequently hasn’t done so.
Wednesday, June, 18, 2014 - Agweek - 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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Oil supplants ag as ND’s top economic driver
Activities associated with oil and gas extraction have knocked the agricultural sector from its pedestal topping North Dakota’s economy. That, at least, is shown in statistics by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis that measure each state’s gross domestic product, a trend that began in 2011 and continued through 2013.
Monday, June, 16, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Action on ag appropriations postponed
The House of Representatives has postponed action on the fiscal year 2015 Agriculture appropriations bill until the week of June 23, but the Senate plans to take up its version of the bill this week.
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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Choosing the right crop insurance
Wheat, corn and soybean farmers soon should have access to information that will help them make an important one-time choice between two types of crop insurance, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., says.
Monday, June, 16, 2014 - Agweek - 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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Large swatch of southwest ND cropland left unseeded
MOTT, N.D. - As much as 25 percent of cropland in parts of southwest North Dakota remains unseeded due to wet conditions that have lingered since late May.
Friday, June, 13, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Spring planting
I have spoken to many clients this spring who are weeks behind their typical planting schedule. As Agweek recently reported, farmers across the region, especially in North Dakota, have planted only a fraction of the typical acreage of several crops before the crop insurance planting deadlines this spring.
Monday, June, 09, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Latest News
Study: ND fertilizer plants have advantages, ag groups renew support for biotech wheat, USDA orders farmers to report PED cases, conference will focus on food crops and diseases, new online tools available for farmers, and agency predicts El Nino this summer.
Monday, June, 09, 2014 - - News

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Canadian farmers make planting progress
Canadian farmers can plant a lot of acres when the weather cooperates — and in late May it finally did.
Monday, June, 09, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Department of Revenue says production can’t be verified
FARGO, N.D. — The Iowa Department of Revenue has warned at least one investor who owns shares in Energae LP of Clear Lake, Iowa, that tax credits for the company’s green energy production couldn’t be verified for 2012, and the credits must be paid back.
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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UAVs important issue for aerial ag applicators
Unmanned aerial vehicles could have a big role in agriculture’s future. That both intrigues and concerns aerial ag applicators.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Western Canadian farmers struggle to plant wet fields
Farmers on the Canadian prairies, like their U.S. counterparts, are behind on planting this spring.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - 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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Farmers pushing to finish planting
The slow planting pace this spring was obvious on a recent Agweek swing through North Dakota’s Traill and Steele counties, much of which are on the edge of Lake Agassiz.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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RMA denies planting deadline requests
FARGO, N.D. — With a wet, late planting season, farmers are approaching planting deadlines for full crop insurance compensation on various crops.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek
Agweek Editor Lisa Gibson is back to tell you all about the upcoming issue. The cover story features a sheep company that lost its leader unexpectedly this year. Pick up the May 26 issue to find out who is taking over the operation and how that leader was a huge influence in his industry. The next issue will also touch on crop insurance deadlines that are looming and passing, as well as planting progress, rail delays, sugar industry news and more.
Thursday, May, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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