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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.
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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

Dakotas soybean crops forecast to be record size

November 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The soybean crop in the Dakotas is forecast to be record size this year.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture in its Nov. 10 report pegs North Dakota’s soybean crop at 201 million bushels, up 42 percent from last year. South D…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

ADVICE: Focusing on profitability for 2015 crop production

October 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

Given the current price levels seen at harvest, along with the forecast prices for 2015 crops and land costs not immediately decreasing, I see the likeliness of profitability in 2015 to be achieved by focusing on controlling input costs rather than g…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

ADVICE: Focusing on profitability for 2015 crop production

October 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

Given the current price levels seen at harvest, along with the forecast prices for 2015 crops and land costs not immediately decreasing, I see the likeliness of profitability in 2015 to be achieved by focusing on controlling input costs rather than g…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

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

First freeze causes little damage to Northern Plains crops

September 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

CHICAGO — The U.S. northern Plains and far western Midwest crop regions saw their first freeze of the season but the cold temperatures were only in pockets of the belt, limiting damage to immature corn and soybeans, agricultural meteorologists said…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.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

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