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Weather could dampen harvest momentum

September 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

A beautiful weekend marked by high temperatures got southwest North Dakota’s wheat harvest rolling, farmers said Monday.

But, the momentum likely won’t last long as frost-producing temperatures and rain in the forecast for the next three days look…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Spring wheat looks good

July 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — The weather has both hurt and helped the Upper Midwest spring wheat crop. On balance, though, the crop is doing reasonably well.
“There are pockets that aren’t so good. But overall, we’re OK,” said John Kringler, extension ag…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Spring wheat looks good

July 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — The weather has both hurt and helped the Upper Midwest spring wheat crop. On balance, though, the crop is doing reasonably well.
“There are pockets that aren’t so good. But overall, we’re OK,” said John Kringler, extension ag…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Rain makes grain as U.S. Midwest set for big crops

July 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

CHICAGO — A wet June across the main U.S. grain belt and the continuing outlook for a mild summer are pointing to another bumper corn and soybean harvest for the world’s largest food exporter, analysts say.
By the eve of the Fourth of July holid…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Grain trains scarce on the plains: Producers looking for crop storage space

May 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

In the northern U.S. Plains, where there are no commercially navigable rivers, the rail system long has served as the lone, dependable way for farms to move grain hundreds of miles to reach ports and sell around the world.

Not anymore.

Farmers …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

EU wheat grows thirsty after record March warmth

April 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

PARIS — Wheat in the north and east of Europe is at risk of yield losses as record spring warmth and sunshine is prompting precocious crop development in soils short on moisture.

In Germany, the warmest March days ever recorded prompted hasty op…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.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

Wheat commission will stay appointed

February 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — A House committee killed legislation Tuesday that called for election of the members of the South Dakota Wheat Commission.

Rep. Dennis Feickert, D-Aberdeen, was prime sponsor of the legislation, HB 1195.

He said he doesn’t see why any…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Some legislators urge elections for wheat commission

February 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — As a major increase in the assessment fee paid by South Dakota wheat producers is chugging through the Legislature, a state lawmaker from Brown County wants to change how members are selected to the state board that oversees the spending.
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