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Is there room for improved farm production efficiency?
Traditionally, farmers and other business managers use a measure of production, cost or profit to evaluate overall economic progress.
Monday, September, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Sow Upper Midwest winter wheat in September
Upper Midwest farmers are battling showers to harvest their spring wheat crop. But September also is the time to plant winter wheat, a crop that’s drawing more attention than unusual this fall in North Dakota and northwest Minnesota.
Monday, September, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND nursery copes with declining shelterbelt sales
Brian Johnston wanted a challenge. He got one: Rescuing the faltering Lincoln-Oakes Nursery in Bismarck, which had been “hemorrhaging cash for years” and was close to closing, he says.
Monday, September, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Conditions increase pressures
Wheat traded lower last week. For the week ending Sept. 4, December Minneapolis lost 21.75 cents, December Chicago lost 33.25 cents and December Kansas City lost 22.5 cents.
Monday, September, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Use, labeling, sale of cover crops regulated in ND
Increasing interest in cover crops, especially mixtures of crop varieties, is generating questions from producers, seed retailers and seed variety owners. All seed sold for use as a cover crop must be labeled according to state seed laws.
Monday, September, 08, 2014 - - News

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Ultrasound offers many ways to generate profits
BROOKINGS, S.D. — As the use of ultrasound in the beef industry continues to grow, many cattle producers continue to ask how ultrasound can generate profits. Several methods can answer this question, but one of the first is found by calculating the cost of maintaining an open cow or heifer, explains Robin Salverson, South Dakota State University Extension cow-calf field specialist.
Monday, September, 08, 2014 - - News

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CHS to build fertilizer plant in Spiritwood, ND
The CHS Board of Directors approved final plans for the approximately $3 billion nitrogen fertilizer project at its September meeting. Groundbreaking will take place following completion of additional details, with the plant intended to be fully operational in the first half of 2018. When complete, the plant will employ 160 to 180 people.
Friday, September, 05, 2014 - - News

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Dayton warns Diversion Authority not to ‘kick sand in the face of Minnesota’
Gov. Mark Dayton had strong words for the contentious $1.8 billion Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion project at a meeting Tuesday with local and state officials that attracted a large public audience in Breckenridge, Minn.
Wednesday, September, 03, 2014 - - News

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Drones on Big Iron agenda
Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) might be the hottest topic in production agriculture right now, and the annual Big Iron Farm Show will offer both UAS demonstrations and classes.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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A bigger, better Big Iron show
Farm machinery is getting so big and sophisticated that the Big Iron Farm Show is looking at adjusting the doors of an exhibit building to get equipment in and out, the show’s director says.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Oats harvest starts
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — The first oats from the southern prairies are coming off OK. Weights are adequate to good — most is coming in between 240 and 260 grams per half liter (millers want a minimum of 240 grams) and yields are running between 100 and 130 bushels per acre. Quality seems fine.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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WTO rules against US in meat label fight, natural gas pipeline will serve CHS and ND bee colonies hit all-time high.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Wheat issues lead grains
Wheat started last week on the defense, but recovered to end the week with gains. When it was all said and done, wheat closed mixed. For the week ending Aug. 28, September Minneapolis lost 14.75 cents, September Chicago gained 4.5 cents and September Kansas City gained 1.5 cents.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Consider a corn reserve
We overplant, overfertilize and overproduce, then complain about poor prices. What can we expect? We must lower our cost of production or quit producing.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND ranch expands into agritourism
Jerry Doan always figured his oldest son would return to the family farm and make agriculture his lifelong career. But the elder Doan was a bit surprised when his three other children said they wanted to come back, too.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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PSC recommends final payment in grain company insolvency
The North Dakota Public Service Commission voted Thursday to recommend payment to the last remaining party with a claim against the insolvent Falkirk Farmers Elevator.
Friday, August, 29, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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NDDA signs rail shipment deal with Port of Vancouver, Wash.
North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring on Aug. 27 signed a memorandum of understanding with the head of the Port of Vancouver. The action is intended to help move specialty agricultural products, but at least one shipper is concerned.
Wednesday, August, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Commerce Department rules in favor of US sugar growers in dispute over Mexican imports
In a victory for U.S. sugar growers, the Department of Commerce ruled on Aug. 26 that the Mexican government has been subsidizing sugar exported to the U.S., and issued a preliminary ruling that the U.S. will impose duties on Mexican sugar.
Tuesday, August, 26, 2014 - Agweek - News

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VIDEO: Ranchers and chefs learning together
The dynamic between ranchers and chefs is one of the most interesting partnerships of the Certified Angus Beef brand. Mary McMillen, CAB director of public relations, along with two of the brand’s chef ambassadors, share the value of working with Angus ranchers.
Tuesday, August, 26, 2014 - - News

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Falling price of Minn. farmland sparks fears of a bust
The boom in farmland prices of recent years could be cooling, setting up a potential economic blow to Minnesota farmers. Minnesota’s farmland is worth about $100 billion, and given that land often accounts for 80 percent of a farm’s assets, that value has served as an economic engine. It provides farmers the collateral they need to buy equipment and grow crops.
Tuesday, August, 26, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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