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Weather pressures
Wheat traded with losses for three out of four sessions last week. For the week ending July 24, September Minneapolis dropped 10.5 cents, September Chicago was off 3.5 cents and September Kansas City slipped 13.25 cents.
Monday, July, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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US grain farmers resort to giant storage bags to avoid cheap sales
As U.S. farmers turn in record grain crops this autumn, many will have a powerful new tool — giant sausage-shaped storage bags — to help them avoid the lowest prices in years and gain more control over trade with giants such as Cargill Inc.
Wednesday, July, 23, 2014 - Reuters - News

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DuPont forecast misses expectations
Chemicals maker DuPont forecast lower-than-expected operating earnings for the current quarter and warned of a loss in its agriculture unit as weak farm sales constrain both profit and revenue.
Tuesday, July, 22, 2014 - - News

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Minor technical correction
Wheat closed the week ending July 17 with gains. For the week ending July 17, September Minneapolis gained 9 cents, September Chicago gained 24.75 cents and September Kansas City gained 12.75 cents.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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SD has a proud heritage in agriculture
Recently, I attended the fifth-annual Governor’s Agricultural Summit in Deadwood, S.D. Each summer, the South Dakota Department of Agriculture holds the summit for producers, elected officials and local business leaders to network, share best practices and learn about the policies that regularly impact agriculture. This year, there were presentations and demonstrations on the farm bill, regulatory issues, transportation infrastructure, wildland fire and mountain pine beetle treatment.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Nation shoulders 22 commodity check-off programs
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, there now are federal commodity checkoffs for beef, blueberries, Christmas trees, cotton, dairy products, eggs, fluid milk, Hass avocados, “Honey Packers and Importers,” lamb, mango, mushrooms, paper and paper-based packaging, peanuts, popcorn, pork, potatoes, processed raspberries, softwood lumber, sorghum, soybeans and watermelons.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND farmer appointed UN special ambassador
Robert Carlson, former president of the World Farmers’ Organisation and a North Dakota famer, has been appointed United Nations Special Ambassador of the International Year of Family Farming.
Tuesday, July, 15, 2014 - - News

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Potential production pressures
Wheat lost ground in every session last week. Selling was tied to improving weather conditions in the plains, as well as from position squaring ahead of the July 11 U.S. Department of Agriculture reports.
Monday, July, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Universities buy local foods, grant ag scholarships
BERKELEY Calif. — University of California campuses will buy food from local growers, grant more scholarships to agriculture students and teach farmers in the U.S. and around the world how to grow food with less water under a new initiative.
Monday, July, 14, 2014 - Reuters - News

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RMA director retires after influential career
BILLINGS, Mont. — Doug Hagel might not be a household name, but his behind-the-scenes work has touched every farm and most ranches in the Dakotas and Montana in the past 20 years.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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SD Infrastructure is advantage, but efficiency is at risk
DEADWOOD, S.D. — Coming off the highs in agricultural income and production the past few years, South Dakota farmers still have great opportunities — but only if they improve roads and bridges and stop unreasonable regulation.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Devastating USDA report
Wheat struggled last week with most of the selling tied to the June 30 bearish U.S. Department of Agriculture reports. For the short week ending July 2 (markets closed at noon on July 3 in observance of the Fourth of July and remained closed until July 7 at 8:30 a.m.), September Minneapolis dropped 27.5 cents, September Chicago dropped 18 cents and September Kansas City gave back 43 cents.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Calif. universities to start sustainable agriculture programs
University of California campuses would buy food from local growers, grant more scholarships to agriculture students and teach farmers in the U.S. and around the world how to grow food with less water under a new initiative.
Wednesday, July, 02, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Wheat leads the charge
Wheat traded with gains last week with weather concerns continuing to be the main supporting factor. This time it is too much rain in the Southern Plains, which in turn is delaying harvest. Additional support came from technical buying as wheat traded to support.
Monday, June, 23, 2014 - Agweek - 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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FDA moves to dampen fears it will ban cheese aged on wood
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has moved to dampen fears among artisanal cheesemakers that it was poised to ban the practice of aging cheese on wooden boards. The agency says it does not have a new policy ba
Wednesday, June, 11, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Agri investors feel the sting of a good crop
Tight stocks coupled with strong consumption rates fueled a strong rally in agriculture markets in the opening months of 2014, with widely tracked agriculture and grain index benchmarks amassing close to 20 percent gains for the first four months of the year.
Wednesday, June, 11, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Improving crop pressures
Wheat traded with losses again last week with most of the selling again tied to improving growing conditions in the Southern Plains and Northern Plains.
Monday, June, 09, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Sugar growers work toward sustainability
Casey Hoverson is proud of his family’s production of sugar beets, potatoes and rotational crops, and he’s happy to tell the world about it.
Monday, June, 09, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Crop pests are coming
Here come the bugs and weeds.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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