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CROPS

Strategic Farming: Let's Talk Crops, is a popular weekly seminar that many farmers attend virtually.
China's soybean imports from the United States in 2021 rose from the previous year as it stepped up agricultural purchases under a trade deal agreed with Washington, while annual Brazilian shipments fell, customs data showed on Thursday.
The long spell of dry weather, brought to end by rains arriving earlier this week, had led the Rosario grains exchange to slash its forecasts for corn and soy harvests.
Greg Amundson, a Gilby, North Dakota farmer and North Dakota Corn Growers Association board member, said he is “cautiously optimistic” about the Fufeng Group Ltd. plant, but doesn’t know enough about to advocate for it.

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The advantages to using strip till include retaining soil moisture when it’s dry and keeping soil in place on windy days, said Brad Brummond, North Dakota State University agricultural extension agent-Walsh County.
With the ability to use soybean oil, ethanol and electricity from a renewable source, Tom Slunecka of the Minnesota Soybean Research Council calls Plasma Blue "the ultimate trifecta of renewable liquid fuel." Slunecka will be in Las Vegas to show off Plasma Blue biodiesel technology at the 2022 National Biodiesel Conference and Expo.
In Benson County, North Dakota, where Palmer amaranth was first found in 2017, Scott Knocke, North Dakota State University agricultural extension agent, continues to teach farmers how to identify and control the weed.
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate is better for corn and soybeans than wheat.
The project, headed by Archer Daniels Midland, is on time and on budget at the Spiritwood Energy Park east of Jamestown, said Mike Keller, vice president at ADM.
This event will provide tips and suggestions that can help producers with soybean production decisions for the 2022 growing season.

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Talc USA — a Page, North Dakota, company that makes talc products that lubricate crop seeds and can add various micronutrient products — has been acquired by Brandt Inc., of Springfield, Illinois, an agricultural retailer and maker of specialty ag products..
The higher U.S. production view comes as global demand for the oilseed soars and forecasts for South American harvests are cut due to hot and dry weather in key growing areas.
As we go into the winter the market focus narrows to U.S. export demand and South American weather.

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