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Wild weather hurting crops in some areas, while others closer to normal
Crop conditions in the northern Red River Valley are, in five words, “very, very, very, very varied.” So says Brad Brummond, Walsh County, N.D., agricultural extension agent. “We’ve got spring wheat that’s already heading out and we’ve got some that’s just emerging from the ground,” he said. “Some of that late crop is going to be a real challenge.”
Wednesday, July, 09, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Prevented-plant sticker shock
BILLINGS, Mont. — Some farmers in the prairie pothole region are starting to complain about sticker shock from rising rates for prevented-plant crop insurance coverage, says Doug Hagel, outgoing regional director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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RMA director retires after influential career
BILLINGS, Mont. — Doug Hagel might not be a household name, but his behind-the-scenes work has touched every farm and most ranches in the Dakotas and Montana in the past 20 years.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farmers need info to make coverage choices
DEADWOOD, S.D. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has not decided yet whether to include prevented-plant acres from 2014 for some federal farm program benefits in the 2014 through 2018 crop years.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Barcode system could be used for GMOs
ASPEN, Colo. — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said he has been so impressed by Nestlé’s barcode labeling system that he believes putting information about genetically modified ingredients in the same manner on food labels could resolve the issue of labeling foods that contain GMO ingredients.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farm bill helps beginners
CRARY, N.D. — Ever since he was a child, Adam Leiphon wanted to one day work the land his family has farmed since 1934. Now 31, he has been preparing to take over the 2,500-acre family farm, working alongside his father and uncle since 2009 to learn the ropes of the trade.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Drowned out
While Tuesday’s visit by Federal Emergency Management Agency officials to the Luverne, Minn., area was solely to collect damage estimates from governmental agencies such as counties, cities, townships and cooperatives, the region’s farmers continue to count their losses.
Thursday, July, 03, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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For new farmers, ranchers, farm bill offers encouragement, incentives
Ever since he was a child, Adam Leiphon wanted to one day work the land his family has farmed since 1934. Now 31, he has been preparing to take over the 2,500-acre family farm, working alongside his father and uncle since 2009 to learn the ropes of the trade.
Wednesday, July, 02, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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USDA report shows large corn, soybean stocks
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s June Grain Stocks report showed much larger June 1 stocks of both corn and soybeans than had been anticipated by the market. The Acreage report revealed much larger acreage of soybeans than had been anticipated, according to a University of Illinois agricultural economist.
Monday, June, 30, 2014 - University of Illinois - News

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Energae considers selling company assets
Energae LP, a financially troubled green energy company based in Clear Lake, Iowa, is telling shareholders that officials are considering whether the company should sell its assets. The company had promoted a sugar beet-to-ethanol plant to Red River Valley farmers in 2012.
Monday, June, 30, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farm bill programs for beginning farmers and ranchers are implemented, USDA sees more rapid increases for U.S. dairy and fruit prices, and eight people are hospitalized in a horse-riding accident.
Monday, June, 30, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Unified cattle identification remains goal, not outcome
Cattle values are vulnerable to issues that surface within the consuming public, even though discussions on animal identification have been soft for some time.
Monday, June, 30, 2014 - Agweek - News

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8 hospitalized in horse riding accident: young boy airlifted to Bismarck with injuries
Eight minors were hospitalized Monday afternoon after being bucked from their horses during a trail ride near the Medora riding stables.
Thursday, June, 26, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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More rain ends planting
The last thing farmers in Minnesota’s Becker and Mahnomen counties wanted was more rain.
Monday, June, 23, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Workshops are set on Minn. B10 mandate, FSA extends the prevented planting deadline and the N.D. CHS land dispute is settled.
Monday, June, 23, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ag bill set aside in Senate and House
WASHINGTON — The Agriculture appropriations bill for the 2015 fiscal year, beginning Oct. 1, is now bogged down in both the Senate and the House.
Monday, June, 23, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Pests, weeds could be a struggle for farmers in late-season planting
Farmers in the region are nearly finished with their planting, making headway in sunny spurts despite considerable delays during the spring. Still, disagreeable temperatures and long bouts of rain will leave crops in the ground more susceptible to pests, weeds and bad weather, producers and experts say.
Friday, June, 20, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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FSA extends prevented-planting reporting deadline in ND, SD and Minn.
The North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota Farm Service Agency state offices have extended prevented-planting reporting deadlines to July 15 to coincide with the final acreage reporting date. Montana FSA hasn’t received any requests to extend the deadline and consequently hasn’t done so.
Wednesday, June, 18, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Hail, rain pummels fields in southwest Minn.
Like many farmers with crops under water or obliterated by hail, Harley Buys of rural Edgerton, Minn., is in limbo. “Everything we farm is gone,” he said Tuesday afternoon, 24 hours after a 6-inch rain and a 45-minute hail storm pummeled his fields between Edgerton and Leota. “We’ve still got banks of corn stalks and hail three feet deep. Hail’s still laying in the ditches, too.”
Wednesday, June, 18, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Oil supplants ag as ND’s top economic driver
Activities associated with oil and gas extraction have knocked the agricultural sector from its pedestal topping North Dakota’s economy. That, at least, is shown in statistics by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis that measure each state’s gross domestic product, a trend that began in 2011 and continued through 2013.
Monday, June, 16, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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