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Raising wages won't hurt business
Union workers at the Tyson Fresh Meats plant in Dakota City, Neb., will be getting raises. Members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 222 voted to accept the deal under a new five-year contract that covers more than 3,500 workers.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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US cattle numbers at 63-year low
CHICAGO — Three years after the worst dry spell on record for Texas, fourth-generation rancher Stayton Weldon still doesn’t have enough water for his 300 cattle near Cuero, about 89 miles southeast of San Antonio. Dry grass on his 2,600 acres has no nutrition. He has lost 22 cows and two bulls in the past year.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Bloomberg News - News

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SD company promotes ‘Hay Manager’ to raise efficiency
If you’re involved with production livestock and care about efficiency, Andy Lacey says he has a product for you. “We help farmers succeed by becoming more efficient,” Lacey says of the Hay Manager, which reduces waste and mold by storing hay bales off the ground. “This can pay for itself in a year.”
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Lower prices spur demand
Wheat contracts were lower last week. March Minneapolis fell 15.75 cents, March Chicago was down 11.75 cents, and March Kansas City fell 16.5 cents.
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Food security, rural environment top priorities for China
China’s top policy priorities for 2014 will be improving the rural environment and maintaining food security, according to a key policy document published by the official Xinhua news agency. The “number one document,” issued every January by the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party, sets the country’s policy priorities for the year, and has focused on rural matters every year since 2003.
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - - News

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Markets respond to weather in South America
As of the Jan. 23 close, March soybeans were 39.5 cents lower for the week, while the November contract fell 16.25 cents. Soybeans traded sharply lower Jan. 21, with commercial selling suggesting possible Chinese export cancellations.
Monday, January, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Reasons for optimism after oats' long decline
Oats were once one of the Upper Midwest’s most popular crops. They’ve been overshadowed for years, however, by more profitable crops, particularly corn and soybeans.
Monday, January, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Soybean demand remains strong
Wheat: quiet trade continues Wheat contracts were narrowly mixed throughout last week. The lack of buying interest continues to come from disappointing exports, as well as from technical pressure. For the week ending Jan. 16, March Minneapolis gained 3.5 cents, March Chicago gained 3.75 cents, and March Kansas City gained 3.5 cents.
Monday, January, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Record corn crop biggest since 1994
Stockpiles of corn in the U.S., the world’s top grower, are rising at the fastest pace in 19 years as a record crop overwhelms increased demand for the grain used to make livestock feed and ethanol.
Monday, January, 20, 2014 - Bloomberg News - News

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New lows ahead of USDA report
Wheat struggled again last week, ending lower, but with Chicago getting hit by far the hardest. Poor export pace estimates combined with improving weather conditions to pressure wheat. Additional selling was tied to position squaring ahead of the Jan. 10 U.S. Department of Agriculture final crop production report, winter wheat plantings report and quarterly grain stocks estimate.
Monday, January, 13, 2014 - Agweek - News

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China keeps policies to protect farmland
China will stick with policies to maintain food self-sufficiency and protect farmland from urban encroachment, dampening speculation that new reforms would give the market a bigger say in food supply and rural development.
Monday, January, 13, 2014 - - News

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Food prices pose problem for Indian economy
Three months since journeying more than 700 miles from his village in central India to take a job in this bustling city near the capital, New Delhi, Charan is already looking forward to a 10 percent pay rise. He isn’t an engineer or programmer. He hauls bricks and sand at a local construction site for less than $100 a month.
Monday, January, 13, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Rains help Argentine crops after drought that hit corn yields
Argentina’s dry, hot December, which caused yield damage to the country’s budding 2013-2014 corn crop, has given way to a wet January and forecasts of a wet February that should ensure a healthy soy harvest, experts said on Thursday.
Friday, January, 10, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Corn pile biggest since 1994; record crop overwhelms use
Stockpiles of corn in the U.S., the world’s top grower, are rising at the fastest pace in 19 years as a record crop overwhelms increased demand for the grain used to make livestock feed and ethanol.
Friday, January, 10, 2014 - Bloomberg - News

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Selloff continues in grains
Wheat struggled again last week, month and year.
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Traders squeezed in India
Farmers such as 68-year-old Ghanshyam Gokale are quietly shaking up agricultural commodity trading in India, forcing the likes of top soybean processor Ruchi Soya to shift its business model away from futures contracts and toward the spot market.
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Lost hooves, dead cattle before Merck halted Zilmax sales
The U.S. beef industry’s dependence on the muscle-building drug Zilmax began unraveling on a sweltering summer day, in the dusty cattle pens outside a Tyson Foods Inc. slaughterhouse in southeast Washington state.
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Happy New Year
Wheat: another week of new lows Wheat traded to another round of new lows last week. For the short week ending Dec. 26, March Minneapolis dropped 12.25 cents, March wheat dropped 7.5 cents and March Kansas City gave back 13 cents. Most of the selling was tied to good crop ratings for U.S. winter wheat, as well as from larger-than-expected supplies of wheat in the world.
Monday, December, 30, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Economist evaluates feedlot marketing trends
America’s taste for beef has changed drastically and so have the ways in which slaughter cattle are marketed, according to South Dakota State University Agricultural Experiment Station economist Scott Fausti. He has been analyzing these trends for nearly 20 years.
Monday, December, 30, 2013 - SDSU Agricultural Experiment Station - News

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Merry Christmas
Wheat struggled again last week, trading to another round of lows. For the week ending Dec. 19, wheat had traded with losses in every session and has traded lower 11 of the past 12 sessions. The lack of direction and weak fundamental picture continues to added pressure. For the week ending Dec. 19, March Minneapolis dropped 14.5 cents, March Chicago slipped 18 cents and March Kansas City dropped 19.75 cents.
Monday, December, 23, 2013 - Agweek - News

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