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Touring a coal mine
Jayme Boeshans’ pride and passion are crops and cattle. But the 27-year-old Beulah, N.D., farmer and rancher, takes his other career seriously, too.
Monday, August, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Peterson, Sinner talk grain train delays
U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson and George Sinner know about the problem. They’ve heard from plenty of farmers about rail shipment delays. What’s harder to grasp is an immediate solution. Sinner and Peterson heard from farmers, retailers and bankers in Cavalier on Thursday afternoon about various agriculture-related issues they’re facing.
Friday, August, 08, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Longer shifts top concern for Simplot workers
An official with the union representing striking J.R. Simplot Co. workers in Grand Forks, N.D., says proposed contract changes would affect employees’ family lives.
Wednesday, August, 06, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Grain farmers avoiding cheap sales
CHICAGO — 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.
Monday, August, 04, 2014 - Reuters - News

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BNSF invests in ag shipping, prepares for harvest
John Miller, BNSF group vice president for agriculture, spoke at a meeting of the North Dakota Agricultural Rail Business Council in Mandan, N.D., July 31. The group is made up of about 40 ag-related entities. “We know we’re not doing as well as we should; we know the market wants more,” Miller said. “But we are shipping record amounts.”
Thursday, July, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Already dry fields in SD crunched by storm
After nearly 30 years of farming, he’s seen his share of tough summers in the fields. Ronnie Prien’s farm south of Stickney, S.D., was in the path of those hardest hit by a weekend storm that was estimated to be about 65 miles long, stretching from White Lake to near Scotland.
Thursday, July, 31, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Legislators say CP must improve
FARGO, N.D. — Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway reported 3,908 past-due agricultural rail cars as of July 17, down about 14 percent from the previous week’s 4,561. The past-due single-car orders were an average of 26.6 days late, compared with 30.2 days the previous week.
Monday, July, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Dry concerns showing up
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Alberta is starting to dry up. Crops got a good start, but conditions are slipping and the outlook is for an about average crop now.
Monday, July, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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New USDA report shows fewest cattle in US since 1973
The U.S. cattle herd on July 1 was the smallest it’s been since the federal government began issuing data in 1973, according to a new report released July 25.
Friday, July, 25, 2014 - Agweek - News

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A record wheat crop?
The annual tour of area fields shows great promise, but development is behind normal.
Thursday, July, 24, 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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Cramer: Rail service must improve by harvest, CP progress slow
Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D. said he was watching the reports. He acknowledged the BNSF progress and noted more progress needs to be made before harvest. Cramer said CP had not indicated “any meaningful reductions in their backlog since these reports began.”
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Options on prevented-planting fields
Many farmers across the Upper Midwest are still weighing what to do with fields that were too wet to plant this spring. Every situation is different, and there’s no one-size-fits-all solution.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Crops doing well in erratic season
The weather has both hurt and helped the Upper Midwest spring wheat crop. On balance, though, the crop is doing reasonably well.
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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University is targeting fall opening of crop lab
BOZEMAN, Mont. — Work is beginning this summer to establish a regional laboratory at Montana State University for diagnosing insects, diseases and weeds in pulse crops.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - MSU News Service - News

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Consider summer annuals for forage
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Warm-season annuals are excellent options to consider as a way to increase a farm or ranch’s forage production, explains Warren Rusche, South Dakota State University Extension cow-calf field specialist.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - - News

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Fall propane shortage prompts increased tank storage
After spot propane shortages for grain drying last fall, and the permanent loss of a major pipeline to oilfield products, propane suppliers encouraged farmers to install increasing propane storage and then fill those tanks in the summer.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Keep animals safe in hot temps
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Weather forecasters are predicting the hottest temperatures so far this summer to arrive sometime this week, accompanied by intense humidity.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - - News

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Rising corn yields, rail delays lead to bin-building boom
Derrick Rauen of Summit, S.D., is on the front lines of what industry experts say is another year in the region’s bin-building binge.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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