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Cool weather slows corn drying process
BROOKINGS, S.D. — When corn reaches maturity, the moisture content of the kernel is generally between 30 and 35 percent. Weather this time of year can have a major impact on how quickly corn or other grain reaches maturity and will dry to a moisture content acceptable for storage or sale, explains Bob Fanning, South Dakota State University Extension plant pathology field specialist.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - - News

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ND farm revenue doubled in 10 years
The “Financial Characteristics of North Dakota Farms, 2004-2013” publication summarizes the performance of more than 500 farms enrolled in the North Dakota Farm Business Management Education program.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Harvest wrapping up
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Another good harvest weather week advanced the prairie harvest to 95 percent, up from 85 percent Oct. 13. Except for the wettest areas in eastern Saskatchewan and western Manitoba, cereals and canola are close to finished. Grain corn and soybeans are most of what is left.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farmers weigh harvesting corn or drying in the field
The long run of warm, dry weather, and the forecast of even more to come, is giving Upper Midwest corn producers a difficult but not unpleasant decision: Harvest wet corn now and pay drying expenses? Or hold off combining for a few days and allow corn to dry naturally in the field?
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Support continues
Wheat traded slightly higher last week. For the week ending Oct. 23, December Minneapolis gained 0.5 cents, December Chicago gained 10.75 cents and December Kansas City gained 3.5 cents.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Dry bean yields suffer
Dry bean yields in North Dakota and western Minnesota were hurt by unfavorable weather and crop disease, an industry official says.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Storing in barns can reduce spoilage
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Adequate hay storage is critical to minimize the loss in both value and nutrients of hay, which makes up a large portion of livestock producers’ annual feed costs.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - - News

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Looking back at planting decisions
This spring, for the second straight year, many area farmers decided to continue planting well into summer rather than quit planting and collect federal crop insurance.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Dow Chemical to cut $1 billion in 3 years
Dow Chemical Co., the No. 1 U.S. chemical maker by sales, says it is looking to cut fixed costs by $1 billion in the next three years, building on reductions that have helped boost margins.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Measure 5 sets back ag-hunter relations
I took about a week off in late October this year to go pheasant hunting with Dick Unkenholz, a retired former United Methodist pastor. Dick baptized our two children in the late 1980s.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Don't let GMO opponents chase away choice
As voters in Colorado and Oregon prepare to consider ballot initiatives next month to require warning labels on food with genetically modified ingredients, they might want to take a look at what happened recently at a meeting of General Mills shareholders: Almost 98 percent of participants rejected a proposal to eliminate all traces of biotech crops from General Mills products.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Measure 5 gives struggling operators options
North Dakota’s farmers and ranchers are falling for one of the oldest tricks in the book, the ol’ bait and switch.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Harvesting varieties of hay can be difficult
Improperly curing hay made from certain sweet clover varieties such as white and yellow sweet clover can cause severe and often fatal hemorrhages in livestock such as cattle, sheep and goats.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - - News

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Consider buying beef cattle for long-term gain
Last year, I was elated when a high choice, visual yield grade 3 steer carcass brought more than $206 per hundredweight on the rail. With a hot carcass weight of 977 pounds, the total value of the steer was $2,017.31.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Don't give outside companies power
Farmers and ranchers have been stewards of the land for years.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ethanol plants depend on rail service improvement to prevent shutdowns
Jim Seurer says only “plain old action” can prevent serious impacts from rail delays on the ethanol industry this winter and beyond.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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COOL supporters push for appeal
On Oct. 20, the World Trade Organization announced its ruling that the U.S. had failed to bring its of country-of-origin labeling for meat regulations fully in line with international fair trading rules, saying they still discriminate against Canada and Mexico and cause damages to their producers.
Friday, October, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Measure 5 backers file complaint over ads
Backers of a North Dakota ballot measure that would create a conservation fund with oil tax revenue complained Oct. 23 that the American Petroleum Institute’s campaign ads against the measure violate state law.
Friday, October, 24, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Critics of Dow herbicide sue EPA over approval
A coalition of U.S. farmer and environmental groups filed a lawsuit on Oct. 22 seeking to overturn regulatory approval granted last week for an herbicide developed by Dow AgroSciences.
Thursday, October, 23, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Dow Chemical to cut $1 billion in costs over 3 years
Dow Chemical Co., the No. 1 U.S. chemical maker by sales, says it is looking to cut fixed costs by $1 billion over the next three years, building on reductions that have helped boost margins.
Wednesday, October, 22, 2014 - Reuters - News

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