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Rather than a hot, dry summer, StormTRACKER meteorologist John Wheeler says the excessively wet spring in the northern Plains — and North Dakota in particular — may mean the region will end up with a warm, wet beginning of summer. Wheeler's agriweather forecast discusses the impact of all the moisture on the continuing weather pattern.
The markets — and the wheat markets in particular — started off on fire this week, said Don Wick of the Red River Farm Network. But as he and Randy Martinson of Martinson Ag Risk Management discussed on this week's Agweek Market Wrap, sponsored by Gateway Building Systems, most of the gains were lost by the end of the week.
The decision means carbon pipeline companies must file for a siting permit with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. Without statewide authority, permitting would have been left up to individual counties along the pipeline route.

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Quaal Dairy in Otter Tail County sold off most of its herd in April. Vernon Quaal says the 2021 drought drastically cut into its feed supply and the rising prices for feed made maintaining the 300 cow herd unstainable. Quaal says many dairies are suffering. But he is determined to build back up, with a crop of bred heifers ready to calve in September.

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Summit Carbon Solution's $4.5 billion plan is to connect to 32 ethanol plants in five states: Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota, sending liquid carbon dioxide from the plants to be stored underground in North Dakota. Summit says the pipeline project will help ethanol plants lower their carbon score by capturing greenhouse gas emissions and piping the CO2 to western North Dakota for underground storage.

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