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Idaho ‘Ag-Gag’ Law Dealt Blow – DTN

Idaho ‘Ag-Gag’ Law Dealt Blow – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jan 8, 2018

A provision in Idaho’s so-called “ag-gag” law that forbids recording devices on farms and slaughterhouses without the owner’s consent was struck down on Thursday.   A three-judge panel of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San

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North Dakota: Soybean, Spring Wheat Projected Profits in 2018

North Dakota: Soybean, Spring Wheat Projected Profits in 2018

👤By Kelli Anderson, North Dakota State University 🕔Jan 5, 2018

More acres have been planted to soybeans than any other crop in North Dakota the past two years, says Andy Swenson, North Dakota State University Extension Service farm management specialist. Soybean acreage should increase further in 2018 because it projects

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North Dakota Soybeans: “Getting It Right” Production Meetings Set

North Dakota Soybeans: “Getting It Right” Production Meetings Set

👤From North Dakota State University 🕔Jan 3, 2018

Soybean producers will have an opportunity to learn about intensive soybean management at one of four Getting it Right in Soybean Production meetings the North Dakota State University Extension Service has scheduled for Fessenden, Kenmare, Rugby and Langdon in January 2018.

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Dicamba, 2018: States Struggle with Application Restrictions – DTN

Dicamba, 2018: States Struggle with Application Restrictions – DTN

👤By Pamela Smith Crops Technology Editor 🕔Dec 14, 2017

The drama over dicamba herbicide use continued this week as some states wrestled with requiring spray regulations over and beyond new federal labels.   Evidence of continued turmoil came on Dec. 12, as an Arkansas Legislative Council subcommittee kicked a proposed

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Midwest, Plains Crop Progress: Harvest Pace Continues to Lag, Wheat Conditions Decline – DTN

Midwest, Plains Crop Progress: Harvest Pace Continues to Lag, Wheat Conditions Decline – DTN

👤By DTN Staff 🕔Nov 15, 2017

Winter wheat conditions fell slightly from the previous week, according to USDA’s latest Crop Progress report released on Monday. USDA estimated that 54% of the winter wheat crop was rated good to excellent, down 1 percentage point from 55% the

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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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Livestock: Oklahoma Beef Checkoff Fails – DTN

Livestock: Oklahoma Beef Checkoff Fails – DTN

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

A vote to increase the Oklahoma beef checkoff by $1 has failed with 2,506 opposing the increase and 1,998 backing the measure. The debate leading up to the vote was an acrimonious affair among various groups. The outcome led to

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Moving Grain: How Do Unscheduled Lock Outages Affect Barge Traffic?

Moving Grain: How Do Unscheduled Lock Outages Affect Barge Traffic?

👤From USDA 🕔Nov 9, 2017

Study Examines Impact of Unscheduled Lock Outages on Barge Traffic The National Waterways Foundation and U.S. Maritime Administration released its study, “The Impacts of Unscheduled Lock Outages,” which shows the economic impact of unscheduled lock outages at four locations along

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North Dakota Seed Department Fines 2 for Brown-Bagging Seed

North Dakota Seed Department Fines 2 for Brown-Bagging Seed

👤By Kelli Anderson, North Dakota State University 🕔Nov 2, 2017

The North Dakota State Seed Department has fined two Minto farmers a total of $12,500 for an illegal farmer-to-farmer transfer of a protected wheat variety. A farmer-to-farmer exchange of Linkert, a Plant Variety Protected (PVP) spring wheat variety released by

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Grain Markets: Should We Be Surprised By Average 2017 Corn, Soybean Yields?

Grain Markets: Should We Be Surprised By Average 2017 Corn, Soybean Yields?

👤By Scott Irwin, University of Illinois Ag Economist 🕔Nov 2, 2017

In the Crop Production report released on October 10, 2017 the USDA estimated the U.S. average yield of corn to be 171.8 bushels per acre and the average yield of soybeans to be 49.5 bushels per acre. The October yield estimates confirmed

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