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Area farmers learning from cover crop plantings

November 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

OKABENA — Thursday’s Cover Crops Field Day in Okabena included a panel of Jackson County farmers Jerry Ackermann and Dave Christoffer, as well as Nobles County farmer Jerry Perkins.
All three are considered pioneers in the area for incorporating…continue reading on dglobe.com

Farmland values hold steady in US Plains

November 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Christine Stebbins

CHICAGO — Farmland prices in the U.S. Corn Belt and central Plains were mostly steady in the third quarter, but weakness was likely before year-end as farmers absorb the impact of five-year lows in grain prices, regional Fe…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

AG WEEK: The ugly truth about cash rents

November 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

Modern agriculture likes to present a unified public front in which earnest farmers stress their solidarity and good intentions. Sometimes I half expect them to break into a chorus of “Kumbaya.”

That’s especially true when it comes to land…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Winter storm hits U.S. Plains, upper Midwest

November 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

CHICAGO — The first big winter storm of the season dropped up to 8 inches of snow in the Dakotas by Monday afternoon, but is not seen as a significant threat to crops or livestock, forecasters said.
The snowfall is likely to stall just the last of…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Winter storm hits U.S. Plains, upper Midwest

November 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

CHICAGO — The first big winter storm of the season dropped up to 8 inches of snow in the Dakotas by Monday afternoon, but is not seen as a significant threat to crops or livestock, forecasters said.
The snowfall is likely to stall just the last of…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Ag shippers fear rail shutdown

November 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO, N.D. — Regional exporters that deal in value-added ag product shipments say their container shipments have been disrupted by rail restrictions in St. Paul and Chicago container loading yards.

Bob Sinner, president of SB&B Foods Inc., in…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Microloan cap grow to $50K

November 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — The borrowing limit for Farm Service Agency microloans grew by $15,000 Friday, according to a news release.
The loan that offers simplified lending with less paperwork increased from $35,000 to $50,000. The increase makes borrowing from th…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

COOL supporters push for appeal

October 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — Meat labeling advocates are urging an appeal of The World Trade Organization’s ruling that the U.S. had failed to bring its of country-of-origin labeling regulations fully in line with international fair trading rules, saying they st…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Ag chairman defends Cramer on farm bill delays

October 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO – Battling Democratic accusations that he tried to derail the farm bill last year, Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., is getting help from his House Agriculture Committee chairman.

In a conference call with reporters Monday, Chairman Frank Lucas, …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Ag chairman defends Cramer on farm bill delays

October 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO – Battling Democratic accusations that he tried to derail the farm bill last year, Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., is getting help from his House Agriculture Committee chairman.

In a conference call with reporters Monday, Chairman Frank Lucas, …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com