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Supporting farmers, making fuel: After early skepticism, Red Trail Energy ethanol plant in Richardton is going strong

March 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

RICHARDTON — Instead of extracting oil from the ground, one energy business in western North Dakota is using corn grown atop it to produce fuel.
The Red Trail Energy plant in Richardton opened in 2007. It didn’t make complete sense then — it w…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

U.S. farmers to sow record soybean acres, scale back on corn

March 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

CHICAGO — High prices for soybeans should encourage U.S. farmers to sow the biggest ever area to the oilseed this spring while pulling back slightly on corn, analysts said ahead of a hotly anticipated U.S. government plantings report due on Monday….continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

U.S. farmers to sow record soybean acres, scale back on corn

March 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

CHICAGO — High prices for soybeans should encourage U.S. farmers to sow the biggest ever area to the oilseed this spring while pulling back slightly on corn, analysts said ahead of a hotly anticipated U.S. government plantings report due on Monday….continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Western Corn Belt Precision Ag Conference is March 18-19 in Sioux Falls

March 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

BROOKINGS — The Western Corn Belt Precision Ag Conference scheduled for March 18-19 in Sioux Falls at the Sioux Falls Convention Center, 1101 N. West Ave., will feature a wide variety of presenters and exhibits related to the latest in precision agr…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Corn growers worry about price decline if renewable fuel standard sees cut

January 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Mikkel Pates

FARGO, N.D. — Crop farmers in the northern corn belt who have benefited from ethanol targets are putting on a push to save the current renewable fuel standard from proposed cuts by the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Prices, future markets on minds of SD corn growers

January 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Dirk Lammers

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota corn farmers grew a record crop last year, but lower prices and questions about how to expand markets will likely be on their minds during their annual convention in Sioux Falls.

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Prices, future markets on minds of SD corn growers

January 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Dirk Lammers

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota corn farmers grew a record crop last year, but lower prices and questions about how to expand markets will likely be on their minds during their annual convention in Sioux Falls.

Lisa Richards…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

USDA’s low stock prediction pushes corn prices up

January 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. corn stocks were below expectations in December and 2013/14 carryout will be smaller than expected, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Friday, causing corn futures prices to jump as much as 5 percent.

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SD corn, soybean harvests break records

January 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Crop production in South Dakota last year was up significantly over the previous year and includes record amounts of corn and soybeans.

South Dakota’s total 2013 corn production is estimated at nearly 809 million bushels, up…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Corn pile biggest since 1994; record crop overwhelms use

January 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Jeff Wilson
 
Bloomberg News
 
 CHICAGO — Stockpiles of corn in the United States, the world’s top grower, are rising at the fastest pace in 19 years as a record crop overwhelms increased demand for the grain used to make li…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com