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Calif. drought will cost thousands of farm jobs
California’s drought will cause thousands of workers to lose their jobs and cost farmers in the state’s Central Valley breadbasket $1.7 billion, researchers say in the first economic study of what may be the state’s driest year on record.
Tuesday, May, 20, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Predicted global sugar supply deficit might not affect sugar beet prices
The possibility of stronger down-the-line sugar prices sounds good, but it’s too early to take higher prices for granted, Red River Valley sugar beet officials say.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Devils Lake flooding still hurting farmers, ranchers
Farmers in the Devils Lake, N.D., area face another soggy growing season of unplanted fields and lost revenue, a new study shows.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Rancher works as shop foreman
For two decades, Strom of Hill River Farm was a ranch without cattle. But Mark Strom, a fifth-generation rancher, brought them back. “Animals, livestock — whether it’s a dog or cat — I pretty much have a passion for it,” he says.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Bad weather, robust demand to end cycle of sugar surpluses
The global sugar surplus era is coming to an end. After three straight years of big surpluses, the sugar market is heading toward a balance or a small deficit next season because of adverse weather in Brazil and Asia, higher-than-expected Chinese demand and steady growth in consumption.
Friday, May, 16, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Farmers work hard to meet planting insurance dates
Fieldwork has been delayed even further as cool, wet weather has persisted in the region, but farmers are working hard to meet crop planting insurance deadlines.
Friday, May, 16, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Climate change affects farming
The White House released its third and latest assessment of climate change, including a special chapter on agriculture that declares climate change is affecting farming in every region of the country.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Weather concerns drive market
Wheat started last week with large gains from weather concerns, but slowed down toward the end of the week with position squaring ahead of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s May crop production report the main feature.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Sorghum group seeks funding for research
Interest in gluten-free foods is growing, and a North Dakota-based organization is proposing to test 108 early maturing sorghum lines that potentially could fare well in the state.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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UPDATED: ITC rules American producers unfairly hurt by Mexican competition
The U.S. sugar industry’s campaign against what it says is unfair Mexican competition won a victory today.
Friday, May, 09, 2014 - Agweek - News

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A couple ‘big weeks’ needed for planting
LAKE PRESTON, S.D. — Mike Tolzin was just getting started planting corn for the first time this year April 25, getting used to his new planter.
Monday, May, 05, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Weather impacts planting
Hard wheat traded with strong gains last week, while Chicago struggled. Wheat continues to see support from drought concerns and delayed planting progress. For the week ending May 1, July Minneapolis gained 11.75 cents, September Minneapolis gained 16.25 cents, July Chicago dropped 1 cent and July Kansas City picked up 24.5 cents. For the month of April, September Minneapolis closed 30.75 higher, July Chicago gained 20 cents and July Kansas City gained 47.25 cents.
Monday, May, 05, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Preservation of the bees
Lawns are food deserts for pollinators that depend on flowers for their nutritional needs.
Monday, May, 05, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Drought tolerance, rotation benefits in sorghum
BROOKINGS, S.D. — With advances in corn genetics to increase drought tolerance, and the adoption of glyphosate-resistant corn, many farmers might ask, “Why should I grow grain sorghum?” Bob Fanning, South Dakota State University Extension plant pathology field specialist, has the answer.
Monday, May, 05, 2014 - - News

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NASS releases full 2012 Census of Agriculture
New statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture reinforce previously released numbers that show young farmers are becoming a greater presence in agriculture.
Friday, May, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Drought sends Calif. cattle packing — to Texas
For decades, ranchers from the east have brought their livestock to California, where mild winters and lush natural pastures created prime conditions for fattening beef cattle.
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Livestock disaster sign-up going well so far
The head of Farm Service Agency’s South Dakota office is optimistic that hard-hit ranchers will soon begin receiving federal disaster assistance. “I would suspect that shortly after the first week of May, we should be able to see some checks being cut and ranchers and producers receiving their money,” says Craig Schaunaman, state executive director.
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Planting concerns supportive
Wheat traded lower to start last week, but finished strong. Weather continues to be the major driving force as drought conditions remain in the Southern Plains. For the week ending April 24, May Minneapolis wheat gained 3.5 cents, September Minneapolis wheat was 0.5 cents higher, July Chicago lost 2.5 cents and July Kansas city ended with 0.5-cent gains.
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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US dairy insurance plan a template for reluctant livestock farmers
A plan in the new U.S. farm law to help dairy farmers limit losses from rising feed costs or falling milk prices could become a model in coming years for livestock producers who have resisted similar types of insurance.
Tuesday, April, 22, 2014 - - News

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2013 record crop drove corn prices down
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Last fall’s record-large 13.925-billion-bushel corn crop drove prices down and helped restore profitability and optimism to the cattle feeding sector at the beginning of the year.
Monday, April, 21, 2014 - - News

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