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AGRICULTURE

Vance Johnson of Breckenridge, Minnesota, has offered up a 60-acre field for five years of study on soil health and conservation practices.
"Last year at this time, when we already were watching the U.S. Drought Monitor turn redder and redder every week, we would have danced with joy to see even one of the storms we've had this year. But right now, at this minute, can it please stop?"
Titan Machinery was not present at the 2021 Big Iron Farm Show, but will be attending the 2022 Big Iron Farm Show this fall.
This week on AgweekTV, we'll take a closer look at the future of soybean crushing in North Dakota with two big plants on the horizon. We'll visit the southern Red River Valley, where corn planting is finally getting started. We'll begin our "Follow A Farmer" series once again, where we'll meet a 22-year-old ag engineering graduate who's beginning her career as a full-time farmer. And a well-known group that helps farmers in need is at the mercy of Mother Nature.

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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 weather and various USDA reports continue to be the main drivers in the markets.
Monday, May 23, deadline looms for drought relief, supplemental agriculture budget.
The seven-stop tour of Farm Credit System-financed projects in Minnesota and Iowa included visits to the Hmong American Farmers Association, Farmamerica, the Minnesota Agricultural Interpretive Center and Lakeview Methodist Health Care Center.
Rain slowed sugarbeet planting in Minnesota and North Dakota.
Since the disaster of 2019, sugarbeet growers have had far from favorable years.

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University of Minnesota Extension has created new resources to help farmers and others deal with compassion fatigue and other forms of job stress.
Anne Waltner, Parker, South Dakota, left a full-time career as a concert pianist and educator to join her parents’ farming operation. Along the way she married, had triplet daughters and survived cancer. Of her journey and life, she says: “Can you think of anybody luckier than me?”
This week on AgweekTV, cool wet weather continues to keep farmers out of the fields. We learn about a dairy farm in northwest Minnesota that is struggling to bounce back after the drought of 2021. We'll meet a South Dakota farmer with an unusual musical and family collaboration. And we'll take you to a Minnesota house made from a grain bin.

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