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US Farm Credit chief not worried over crop prices and land values

January 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Christine Stebbins

(Reuters) — The Farm Credit System, the government-backed lender that handles almost half of all loans to U.S. farmers, expects 2014 to be a solid year for agriculture despite industry concerns about declining grain prices …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

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

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.

The U…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

US select-grade beef price hits record as storms slow shipments

January 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

CHICAGO (Reuters) — Prices for select-grade U.S. wholesale beef hit a record-high on Wednesday for the fourth straight day, as shipments slowed after a historic winter storm in the United States prompted a surge in live cattle prices, analysts said…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

US select-grade beef price hits record as storms slow shipments

January 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

CHICAGO (Reuters) — Prices for select-grade U.S. wholesale beef hit a record-high on Wednesday for the fourth straight day, as shipments slowed after a historic winter storm in the United States prompted a surge in live cattle prices, analysts said…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Kemp: Fireballs jeopardize oil-by-rail business

January 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

By John Kemp / Reuters

LONDON — The rising number of serious accidents involving oil tank cars over the past 12 months suggests that shippers are underestimating the safety risk of transporting crude by rail.

If the industry and regulators do…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Kemp: Fireballs jeopardize oil-by-rail business

January 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

By John Kemp / Reuters

LONDON — The rising number of serious accidents involving oil tank cars over the past 12 months suggests that shippers are underestimating the safety risk of transporting crude by rail.

If the industry and regulators do…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Other Views: Don’t take farm bill’s success for granted

November 7, 2013 in Uncategorized

“People can debate how much help the poor should get and whether it’s optimal to deliver aid in the form of food stamps,” the Washington Post editorialized in June.
“But it’s beyond debate — or should be — that government has a role to…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

U.S. oil sinks to lowest since July on inventory rise

October 23, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

LONDON – U.S. crude fell towards $96 a barrel to its lowest since July on Wednesday, outpacing a smaller drop in Brent futures, pressured by ample supplies and a further inventory build-up in the United States, the world’s top consumer.
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