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ND, SD, Mont. get school meal grants
WASHINGTON — In a move that appears designed to counter criticism of the healthier school meals rules, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has given grants of more than a quarter million dollars to North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana to help implement the program in states where students, school food service directors and politicians have complained they don’t like some of the changes.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Favorable weather pressures
Wheat traded back and forth last week. In the end, wheat ended mixed with hard wheat (Kansas City and Minneapolis) ending with strength, while the soft wheat (Chicago) slipped. For the week ending Aug. 21, September Minneapolis gained 3.75 cents, September Chicago dropped 5 cents and September Kansas City gained 2.25 cents.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Research Council to assess if GMO promises realized
WASHINGTON — The National Research Council, a prestigious organization whose studies carry a lot of weight with policymakers and the general public, has invited severe critics of genetically engineered crops to testify at a three-day semi-public meeting in mid-September as it undertakes a review of agricultural biotechnology.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - Special to Agweek - News

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Forage supply and dairy production
BROOKINGS, S.D. — In the Upper Plains, it might not be economical, or even practical, to plant another grain crop during the growing year. But it might be in the producer’s interest to consider a cover crop to increase revenues.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - - News

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With poor rail flow, SD farmers and elevators pile, bag grain
Scott Dowling is one of many farmers piling wheat on the ground and stuffing it into bags.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Reducing postharvest loss
With all the effort it takes to grow a food crop from seed to sale, it might be surprising that some farms in Brazil lose 10 to 12 percent of their yield at various points along the postharvest route.
Monday, August, 18, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Canadian Pacific's Harrison: We will get better
Hunter Harrison, CEO of Canadian Pacific Railway, showed his pride and disappointment in his railroad’s ability to move North Dakota grain in a meeting Aug. 11 with shippers and two U.S. senators in Minot.
Monday, August, 18, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Beef groups differ on check-off revamp
The three-year attempt to make recommendations to Congress to revamp the Beef Checkoff program might be in trouble.
Monday, August, 18, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Rooftop bees at University of Minnesota are thriving
Bee colonies are dying off in alarming numbers in rural Minnesota and across the country, sparking worries about global food production and environmental health.
Thursday, August, 14, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Russia to boost trade with Egypt after Western food ban
Russia will increase exports of wheat to Egypt and imports of other agriculture products from it, Russian officials say, as the two countries discussed the potential for free trade.
Wednesday, August, 13, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Deere posts lower quarterly profit, cuts full-year outlook
Deere & Co posted a lower quarterly profit on Aug. 12 and cut its full-year outlook as declining grain prices discouraged farmers from purchasing its tractors, harvesters and other agricultural machinery.
Wednesday, August, 13, 2014 - Reuters - News

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CP’s Harrison: We will get better
Hunter Harrison, CEO of Canadian Pacific Railway, showed his pride and disappointment in his railroad’s ability to move North Dakota grain in a meeting Aug. 11 with shippers and two U.S. senators in Minot.
Monday, August, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Rental rates, land values increasing
Crop prices have plunged, but cropland values and rental rates continue to rise, a new report says.
Monday, August, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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USDA says it will protect sugar in trade negotiations
STOWE, Vt. — The uncertainty surrounding sugar imports from Mexico has made it harder to manage the U.S. sugar program, but the Obama administration is committed to reducing risks for sugar growers and will protect U.S. sugar in trade negotiations, Agriculture Undersecretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Michael Scuse said Aug. 4.
Monday, August, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Storing corn crops
The majority of annually produced crops such as corn must be stored. According to a University of Illinois agricultural economist, for corn producers, the question at harvest time will be who will store the portion of the crop that has not yet been sold.
Monday, August, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Southern crops hold the key to US soybean outlook
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will provide its first state-level assessments of U.S. soybean production potential on Aug. 12, and traders will watch for projections on production potential among the top Midwest growing states as crops there enter their most critical and rain-dependent development phase.
Monday, August, 11, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Researchers conduct native bee survey
A few miles west of Fergus Falls, Minn., dew on the prairie grass sparkles in the morning sun, as Crystal Boyd, an entomologist for the state Department of Natural Resources walks into the Otter Tail Prairie Science and Natural Area.
Monday, August, 11, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Strength on weather concerns
Wheat traded with good strength last week, ending with solid gains. For the week ending Aug. 8, September Minneapolis gained 18.5 cents, September Chicago was up 27.25 cents and September Kansas City gained 13.5 cents.
Monday, August, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Touring a coal mine
Jayme Boeshans’ pride and passion are crops and cattle. But the 27-year-old Beulah, N.D., farmer and rancher, takes his other career seriously, too.
Monday, August, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND farmer works as coal miner
Jayme Boeshans, with help from family and friends, is building a modest farmstead north of Beulah, N.D. It’s isn’t far from the house where he grew up and his parents still live. It’s also near the house, now mostly lost to time and the waters of manmade Lake Sakakawea, where his great-grandparents homesteaded.
Monday, August, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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