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South Dakota wheat production up 69 percent

October 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Wheat production in South Dakota this year is up 69 percent from 2013, to 131 million bushels.

The Agriculture Department’s small grain production report estimates winter wheat production in the state up 127 percent, spring …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

3 days of cattle: Annual N.D. Stockmen’s convention comes at exciting time

September 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

With record-high cattle prices and rising numbers in North Dakota, an organization dedicated to the industry has a lot to celebrate.
“It’s a good time to be in the beef industry,” said Julie Ellingson, executive vice president for the North Da…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

$1M jury award to western N.D. ranch for oil drilling impacts could cost industry in future

September 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – A jury verdict awarding $1 million to the owners of a western North Dakota hunting ranch who claimed that oil drilling turned their pristine landscape into “an industrial zone” could set a costly precedent for the state’s booming o…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

$1M jury award to western N.D. ranch for oil drilling impacts could cost industry in future

September 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – A jury verdict awarding $1 million to the owners of a western North Dakota hunting ranch who claimed that oil drilling turned their pristine landscape into “an industrial zone” could set a costly precedent for the state’s booming o…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

PHOTO: Big sale at Mitchell Livestock Auction

September 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Column: Clean water proposal aims to help farmers

September 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

By KEN KOPOCIS, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

WASHINGTON — When Congress passed the Clean Water Act in 1972, it didn’t just defend the mighty Mississippi or the Great Lakes; it also protected smaller streams and wetlands from pollution….continue reading on dglobe.com

Corn futures slump to four-year low as US frost threat wanes

September 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

CHICAGO — Corn dropped to the lowest in four years as waning prospects for frost damage last week boosted speculation that yields will be bigger than the government forecast in the U.S., the world’s biggest producer.

Farmers will harvest 14.276 …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Corn futures slump to four-year low as US frost threat wanes

September 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

CHICAGO — Corn dropped to the lowest in four years as waning prospects for frost damage last week boosted speculation that yields will be bigger than the government forecast in the U.S., the world’s biggest producer.

Farmers will harvest 14.276 …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Big crop gets bigger: USDA raises U.S. corn, soybean estimates

September 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — U.S. corn and soybean production in 2014, already pegged at record highs, will be higher than expected a month ago and somewhat above trade expectations, the U.S. government said on Thursday, triggering a swift drop in Chicago grain mar…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Soy yields set for US record as rains fatten pods

September 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Jeff Wilson

CHICAGO — After soybean fields from North Dakota to Ohio got more than twice the normal rainfall in August, Iowa farmer Jason Marienau expects the wet weather that plumped up his beans to boost yields to a record.

The showers h…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com