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The Leingang family of St. Anthony, North Dakota explains how their cattle and crop farm-ranch operation weathered the April blizzards and how planting season has been delayed, but buoyed because of the resulting moisture.
Dwayne Gorder is a northeast South Dakota farmer dropping plans to plant wheat because of the calendar. His first planting near Estelline, South Dakota, was on May 10, 2022.
The World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates are the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s first projections for the 2022-23 crop year.
Corn planting has begun in both Minnesota and North Dakota, but weather conditions still kept farmers in either state — or much of the rest of the country — from making much progress on that or other crops.

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Jared Goplen, a farmer and University of Minnesota Extension educator on crops and forage, is seeing more interest in small grains in traditional corn and soybean country for a few reasons: soil health, weed and pest management, and benefits to livestock operations.
Joe Glauber and David Laborde, economists with the the International Food Policy Research Institute, give a global agriculture outlook and policy on April 25, 2022, at the North American Agricultural Journalists annual meeting in Washington, D.C.
The spring snowstorm in western North Dakota may have pushed back planting but wheat growers aren't complaining. They needed the moisture and now see better yield potential to take advantage of high prices. There also is more snow in the forecast for the Minot area that already got about 4 feet of snow from the mid-April storm.
Futures prices for corn and wheat had rocketed so abruptly that many along the complex chain of grain handling — local farm cooperatives, grain elevators, flour millers and exporters — stopped buying for fear they couldn't resell at a profit.
Cecil Watson served for three four-year terms on the North Dakota Wheat Commission board, the maximum allowed by the organization, and was chair of U.S. Wheat Associates.
The March World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates was largely ignored by the trade with the Russia-Ukraine war in full view. However, the U.S. Department of Agriculture did surprisingly acknowledge and make some minor adjustment to the balance sheet with the Black Sea export disruptions.

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Russia's invasion of Ukraine has left Egypt's wheat import prospects in turmoil, with two cargoes purchased by Egypt's state buyer stuck at Ukrainian ports, other deliveries at risk, and prices soaring, traders say.
A coalition of farm groups are suing to block the Environmental Protection Agency from prohibiting the use of chlorpyrifos on food crops, starting Feb. 28.
Rhonda Larson of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, is elected chairperson of U.S. Wheat Associates, a checkoff-funded organization that promotes international markets for American wheat.

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