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Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis: Impacts of Summer Drought in the Plains

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis: Impacts of Summer Drought in the Plains

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Nov 14, 2017

An update last week from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (“The worst they’ve ever seen,” by Ashwini Sankar) explored some of the lingering impacts of this summer’s severe drought in Montana and the Dakotas. The article noted that, “Recent

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Sportsmen and Conservationists Side Against Trump Decision on Sage Grouse – DTN

Sportsmen and Conservationists Side Against Trump Decision on Sage Grouse – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Oct 10, 2017

Leaders for sportsmen’s and conservation groups in Western states are becoming more critical over the Trump administration’s decision last week to reopen a protection agreement for the greater sage grouse in 11 states. After months of internal discussions, the Department

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Montana: 4 Counties Added to Drought Disaster List

Montana: 4 Counties Added to Drought Disaster List

👤From USDA 🕔Sep 5, 2017

In response to a request from Amy Webbink, Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) acting State Executive Director in Montana, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated Carter, Chouteau, Hill and Powder River counties in Montana as primary natural disaster areas due

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South Dakota: Butte County Designated Natural Disaster Area from Drought

South Dakota: Butte County Designated Natural Disaster Area from Drought

👤From USDA 🕔Aug 29, 2017

In response to a request from Jamie White, Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) acting State Executive Director in South Dakota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated Butte County in South Dakota as primary natural disaster areas due to a recent

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Wheat Harvest: Midwest, Plains Drought Harms Yield and Quality – DTN

Wheat Harvest: Midwest, Plains Drought Harms Yield and Quality – DTN

👤By Mary Kennedy, DTN Basis Analyst 🕔Aug 22, 2017

As the U.S. spring wheat harvest nears the halfway point, producers from around the Upper Midwest and Northern Plains are reporting a wide range of yields, protein levels and grain quality issues. For this week’s column, I talked to several

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Grain Market: Minneapolis Wheat Prices Have Been on a Wild Ride – DTN

Grain Market: Minneapolis Wheat Prices Have Been on a Wild Ride – DTN

👤By Todd Hultman, DTN Analyst 🕔Aug 2, 2017

Heading into August, we have had plenty to talk about in grains this year. But the king of price moves so far has been Minneapolis wheat, where drought in the northwestern Plains wreaked havoc with this year’s spring wheat crops.

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Drought Persists in the Plains – Worst Growing Season in 30 Years

Drought Persists in the Plains – Worst Growing Season in 30 Years

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jul 31, 2017

Last week, Billings Gazette writer Tom Lutey reported that, “The life had been fading from Grant Zerbe’s stunted chickpeas for the better part of a month, and now drought’s hot breath was burning through the final green inch of every

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South Dakota: Harding County Declared Natural Disaster Area from Drought

South Dakota: Harding County Declared Natural Disaster Area from Drought

👤From USDA 🕔Jul 31, 2017

In response to a request from Jamie White, Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) acting State Executive Director in South Dakota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated Harding County in South Dakota as a primary natural disaster area due to losses

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Drought: Dakotas in Crisis – Frustration with USDA Lack of Funds – DTN

Drought: Dakotas in Crisis – Frustration with USDA Lack of Funds – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Jul 24, 2017

Scattered thundershowers across North Dakota on Wednesday brought a slight respite to the region’s drought, but farmers and ranchers say some crops are already lost and it would take months of rainfall to rebuild pastures. Dryland corn from central South

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Drought: Northern Plains – More Land Available for Emergency Haying and Grazing

Drought: Northern Plains – More Land Available for Emergency Haying and Grazing

👤From USDA 🕔Jul 20, 2017

Today, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is authorizing the use of additional Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) lands for emergency grazing and haying in and around portions of Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota affected

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