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Farmland Values: 2017 Iowa Land Survey; NASS Cash Rent County Estimates

Farmland Values: 2017 Iowa Land Survey; NASS Cash Rent County Estimates

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Sep 18, 2017

Iowa Farmland Values Donnelle Eller reported on the front page of Friday’s Des Moines Register that, “After three years of decline, Iowa farmland values bumped nearly 3 percent higher this year, but experts say it’s unlikely a signal the ag downturn has

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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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North Dakota Livestock: Herbicides May Restrict Crop Use as Feed

North Dakota Livestock: Herbicides May Restrict Crop Use as Feed

👤By Ellen Crawford, North Dakota State University 🕔Aug 21, 2017

Some producers are turning to small-grain crops as feed for their livestock because this year’s drought is causing a severe shortage of grass and hay. However, herbicides applied to those small-grain crops may make them unusable as livestock feed. “Most

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North Dakota: Pence County Designated Drought Disaster Area

North Dakota: Pence County Designated Drought Disaster Area

👤From USDA 🕔Aug 17, 2017

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

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North Dakota: 3 More Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Drought

North Dakota: 3 More Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Drought

👤From USDA 🕔Aug 17, 2017

In response to a request from Brian Haugen, Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) acting State Executive Director in North Dakota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated Burke, Lamoure and Renville counties in North Dakota as primary natural disaster areas due

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Drought in Dakotas: Hay Lottery Offered to Farmers Short on Forage – DTN

Drought in Dakotas: Hay Lottery Offered to Farmers Short on Forage – DTN

👤By Russ Quinn DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Aug 11, 2017

Andy Weisser has seen rain on his Roscoe, South Dakota, farm/ranch in recent weeks, but before that, very little rain fell in 2017. While the moisture will help some spring-planted crops, the rains came too late for most forages in

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South Dakota: 15 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Drought

South Dakota: 15 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Drought

👤From USDA 🕔Aug 9, 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 15 counties in South Dakota as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and

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Ag Group Hands Out Annual Rail Shippers Report Card – DTN

Ag Group Hands Out Annual Rail Shippers Report Card – DTN

👤By Mary Kennedy, DTN Basis Analyst 🕔Aug 8, 2017

Of the nation’s seven largest freight railroads, Union Pacific was ranked highest by ag shippers for its performance for 2016 while Canadian Pacific was ranked lowest in the Soy Transportation Coalition’s Annual Railroad Report Card released on Aug. 3, 2017.

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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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