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Ag commissioner endorsement to cap ND GOP convention
The North Dakota GOP endorsement for state agriculture commissioner, which has incumbent Doug Goehring pitted against challenger Judy Estenson in what’s expected to be the hottest contest for the party nod, will cap the three-day convention, which begins Friday.
Wednesday, April, 02, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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CHS delays anticipated announcement about construction of ND nitrogen fertilizer plant
An anticipated announcement on the proposed CHS Inc. nitrogen fertilizer plant in Spiritwood, N.D., was delayed by the company Tuesday. Annette Degnan, marketing communications director for CHS, said “significantly higher than expected construction and labor cost estimates,” were prompting further review of the project.
Wednesday, April, 02, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Farmland values continue upward, but some signs of cooling market
The value of tillable farmland in Minnesota continues to rise in the region, although some county assessors are seeing signs suggesting that the market might be ready to cool down.
Tuesday, April, 01, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Many ranchers were ready for March blizzard
Ranchers in the area say they were mostly prepared for the blizzard that swept through cattle country starting March 30. They say the storm was no comparison to the October blizzard that killed more than 40,000 animals.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - - News

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Soybeans the star of key USDA report
Nationwide, farmers are projected to plant 81.5 million acres of soybeans, about 5 million more than a year ago. North Dakota will account for 1 million acres of the increase, with Minnesota and South Dakota predicted to have substantial increases, too.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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BNSF weekly report puts spotlight on Grand Forks, N.D.
A Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway weekly report on late cars released March 28 alludes to “green shoots” of improvement, but contains results that fell further behind for the fourth week in a row for the four-state area. It also alludes to impending issues with the winter wheat harvest coming in June.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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US hog data to hit futures prices but virus fears continue
New data showing the U.S. hog herd is shrinking less quickly than feared is small comfort to farmers as their piglets fall victim to a fast-moving virus that has ravaged the country’s arable heartland with no cure or containment yet in sight.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Reuters - News

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White mold research at risk
Like many farmers in the Upper Midwest, Jason Mewes has battled white mold for years. The disease, also known as sclerotinia, afflicts some of the most widely grown crops in this part of the world.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Event speaker advocates against ’30 years of misinformation’
WORTHINGTON, Minn. — When Lance Baumgard joined the faculty at the University of Arizona after earning his PhD in animal science, he was inundated with messages from his colleagues in the human nutrition department that “people need to start eating less animal food products.”
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Fate of key ag deduction is murky
Area farmers and farm implement dealers continue to press for an extension of a popular federal tax break. But predicting how Congress will respond is difficult, officials say.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Further delay in railroad shipments
FARGO, N.D. — Railroad performance for agriculture isn’t improving, and shippers served by Canadian Pacific Railway are growing more concerned their locomotives and crews are going to the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway in the U.S.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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The story of Scotty, a buffalo pioneer
Recently I attended “Buffalo King,” a 2013 documentary movie on the life of James “Scotty” Philip, at the Fargo Film Festival.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Spring thaw contributes to feed waste
Spring is approaching, and now is a good time to assess forage inventories and finalize plans for 2014 production. But in addition to planning for growing-season forages, springtime thawing often contributes to additional waste in the feed yard. Much has been printed about using good management practices during the feeding process to help minimize waste, including spoilage when wet forages are exposed to air.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Railroads have a strong legacy in ND
Considering the Dec. 30 train derailment in Casselton, N.D., and our congressional delegation’s call for straightforward regulation to increase railroad safety, I’ve thought a lot about the legacy of railroads in North Dakota. It is, after all, North Dakota’s 125th anniversary of statehood this year, and so much of our history is tied to the railroads.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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It's open season for ag job
What was looking to be another ho-hum tilt for North Dakota commissioner of agriculture could be one of the spotlight races of the 2014 political season. Instead of grousing over a likely slam-dunk for a popular Republican incumbent, Democrats are salivating over the real possibility they can win the ag office.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Rural, small town opportunity
Conventional rhetoric has told us, since the Ag Crisis of the 1980s, perhaps since the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, that family farming and America’s small towns are in decline. But we told the journalists who called us, “of course the numbers have gone up. We’ve worked hard to create opportunities in rural and small town America.”
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Vilsack says no FSA closures this year
WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack’s proposal to close some Farm Service Agency offices came under attack on March 26 when he outlined his 2015 budget for the Senate Appropriations Agriculture Subcommittee.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Fighting diversion is right to do
As I read the March 17 Agweek article about Mark Askegaard’s plight and his fears for his farming future in the face of the Fargo-Moorhead Diversion, I am reminded of the 20-some years that we lived south of Fargo and our experiences during that time.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Gavilon: US farm industry needs system to deal with unapproved GMOs
The U.S. agriculture industry must devise a system to handle genetically modified crops barred by major importers because unapproved varieties will comprise an increasing portion of production in coming years, top executives at grain merchant Gavilon Group LLC say.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Price volatility predicted in corn, soybeans
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Expect volatility in the soybean and corn markets over the next five years, says Pat Westhoff, director of the University of Missouri Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - - News

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