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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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Plan ahead and buy propane early
WILLMAR, Minn. — The Minnesota Corn Growers Association is urging farmers around the state to plan ahead for their propane needs this fall. Due to the reversal of the Cochin pipeline and an increase in U.S. propane exports, propane supplies in Minnesota could be stretched thin if everyone waits until the fall to buy propane.
Friday, June, 13, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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How farm policy used to work
Between the 1930s and 1992, farm bills generally instituted compensation policies that took the form of price supports. These policies were designed to manage the surplus production that resulted from centuries of developmental policies while allowing U.S. farmers the chance, with hard work and good management skills, to provide their family with a livelihood.
Monday, June, 09, 2014 - - 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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Small grain disease forecasting model available
South Dakota farmers now have access to a crop disease forecasting program that their counterparts in North Dakota have used for years.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Insurance and the farm bill
Though members of Congress often have every intention of enacting a new farm bill well before farmers have to make planting decisions, so farmers can take the new policies into consideration in their planning process, very often planting is under way before the legislation is completed and signed into law by the President. This farm bill year is no different.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Devils Lake flooding still hurting farmers, ranchers
Farmers in the Devils Lake, N.D., area face another soggy growing season of unplanted fields and lost revenue, a new study shows.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Bad weather, robust demand to end cycle of sugar surpluses
The global sugar surplus era is coming to an end. After three straight years of big surpluses, the sugar market is heading toward a balance or a small deficit next season because of adverse weather in Brazil and Asia, higher-than-expected Chinese demand and steady growth in consumption.
Friday, May, 16, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Hoeven invites the U.S. ag secretary to North Dakota, BLM seeks a wild horse and donkey care facility and Manitoba spud growers talk with Simplot.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Goehring applauds BNSF track projects
North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring on May 7 applauded BNSF Railway’s enhancement of its track infrastructure in North Dakota because it will help get grain to market.
Wednesday, May, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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USDA will wait to release specifics on farm bill commodity title
The U.S. Department of Agriculture isn’t likely to announce the fine points of the farm bill commodity title any time soon, two key congressional staffers said. Because the payment options are decoupled from planting decisions, the programs farmers choose won’t have bearing for 2014 planting. Bart Fischer, chief economist for the Republican-led U.S. House Agriculture Committee, and Matt Schertz, senior professional staff member, spoke to about 150 people in a two-hour “farm bill implementation seminar” in Fargo, N.D., on May 2.
Friday, May, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Canada’s House speaker rejects grain bill amendment on railway payment
On May 1, the speaker of Canada’s House of Commons rejected a bill amendment that would allow the government to force railway companies to compensate shippers for expenses incurred because of railways’ failure to deliver service.
Thursday, May, 01, 2014 - - News

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Livestock disaster sign-up going well so far
The head of Farm Service Agency’s South Dakota office is optimistic that hard-hit ranchers will soon begin receiving federal disaster assistance. “I would suspect that shortly after the first week of May, we should be able to see some checks being cut and ranchers and producers receiving their money,” says Craig Schaunaman, state executive director.
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Lobbyists say farm bill passage difficult
WASHINGTON — Two key farm bill lobbyists said April 23 that the next bill might be more difficult to develop and pass, and urged advocates of all types to begin thinking about how to work together to pass another bill.
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Feds amend insurance fraud case against Johnsons
Federal prosecutors have increased allegations against farming brothers from Northwood, N.D., saying they added chemicals to potato seeds to cut production in a crop insurance fraud case, taking $2 million from fraudulent insurance claims since 2002, as well as federal disaster funds.
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Massive soybean defaults loom in China
RIZHAO, China — Chinese buyers might default on a further 1.2 million metric tons (1.32 million tons) of soybeans worth about $900 million shipped from the U.S. and South America, to avoid incurring huge losses in a depressed local market, the country’s top soy buyer says.
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - Reuters - News

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US dairy insurance plan a template for reluctant livestock farmers
A plan in the new U.S. farm law to help dairy farmers limit losses from rising feed costs or falling milk prices could become a model in coming years for livestock producers who have resisted similar types of insurance.
Tuesday, April, 22, 2014 - - News

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