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This week on AgweekTV, the Casselton ethanol plant suffered a big loss with the death of its COO. We talk with owner Gary Tharaldson. This is the best time of year for people who like their produce straight from the farm. And, a South Dakota elevator takes a drastic measure to fill a serious labor shortage.
The first week of August started out low for the markets but rebounded by Friday, Randy Martinson of Martinson Ag Risk Management and Carah Hart of Red River Farm Network discussed on this week's Agweek Market Wrap. They talked changing weather forecasts, Ukraine grain shipments, U.S. export sales, yield potentials and more.
There was a combination of items that helped give the grains strength to close out the month of July. Early strength was due to weather forecasts calling for extreme heat for the Corn Belt for the first half of August. Concerns about grain movement out of Ukraine added strength.
Leaders at Red Trail Energy, an ethanol processing plant in Richardton, N.D., showcased their new carbon capture operation facility. With very few other carbon capture operations in America, this newest climate-conscious operation sets southwestern North Dakota on the leading edge of carbon sequestration technology.

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Weather is a key in the short term, said speakers at the Ag Outlook forum at the 2022 Farmfest near Morgan, Minnesota.
Tyson Foods Inc., one of the largest U.S. meat producers, is refusing to comply with a subpoena for a civil probe into possible price gouging during the COVID-19 pandemic, New York's attorney general said on Wednesday, Aug. 3.
Romania's wheat harvest is large enough to cover its domestic needs and ensure a surplus for exports, Agriculture Minister Petre Daea said on Wednesday, Aug. 3, with 96% of the crop reaped so far.
Kent Beadle, director of producer brokerage, CHS Hedging, addressed the invasion of Ukraine and other market disruptors during a talk on Tuesday, Aug. 2, the opening day of the 2022 Farmfest gathering in Morgan, Minnesota.
A legislative field event at Albert Lea Seed on July 26 highlighted the work that’s been done in the past decade by more than 50 researchers of the University of Minnesota’s Forever Green Initiative.
Landowners and community menmbers in Redwood and Cottonwood counties voiced concerns about proposed Summit Carbon Solutions proposed project at meeting in Lamberton, according to the Clean Up our River Environment organization.

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Famo Feeds Inc., of Freeport, Minnesota, is an unusual livestock feed maker for Minnesota because an independent, family-owned manufacturer has its own brand of feed. The company’s colorful logo is a curiosity for the thousands of motorists and customers traveling along Interstate 94, en route to and from the Twin Cities.
Swany White Flour Mills, Ltd., in downtown Freeport, Minnesota, is one of the longest-running family-owned flour mills in Minnesota, and shares a common family tree with Famo Feeds Inc., a much larger livestock feed mill along Interstate 94, west of town.
This week on AgweekTV, USDA increases help for ranchers who lost cattle in spring blizzards. We'll check out the wheat condition in central North Dakota on the Agweek Cereals Crop Tour. We'll meet one of animal agriculture's most visible ambassadors. And policymakers hit the road to hear what farmers want in the next farm bill.

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