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Down to the Wire for Farm Bill Proposal to Super Committee

Negotiations on a farm policy proposal for the debt-deficit super committee reached the eleventh hour this week, as Members worked to find a combination of programs that could help protect farm risk across the...

Demand strong for U.S. soy abroad

Federal government figures show U.S. soy continues to be in strong demand among international customers. Buyers outside of the United States purchased 1.5 billion bushels of whole U.S. soybeans in the latest marketing year, according...

Ag industry looks for waterway infrastructure answers in Panama

A group of agriculture leaders last week traveled to the Panama Canal to explore improvements currently underway with a group organized by Informa Economics. During this investigative tour, the group looked at efficiencies in...

South Dakota state government releases new website

On Nov. 15, South Dakota’s state government launched their redesigned state website: SD.GOV. Governor Dennis Daugaard released a column about their new website and his excitement about the milestone. His column is  as follows: In...

Midwest Dairy Council & Vikings team up

Midwest Dairy Council and the Minnesota Vikings are teaming up as part of a national movement to improve youth health and wellness. On Sunday, Dec. 4, 14 student leaders of the Fuel Up to...

Producers told to stay cautious due to high land prices

The record value of U.S. farmland is being watched carefully by lenders and government regulators but the current price spike may not qualify as a "bubble" that will pop any time soon, said Leland Strom, chief...

Commodity groups call for balanced and equitable farm bill

Commodity groups representing cotton, rice, peanuts and grain sorghum are urging the development of a farm bill that maintains equity among all of U.S. agriculture. “The leadership of these commodity organizations is pleased with efforts...

Aasmundstad to step down as NDFB President

Eric Aasmundstad remembers exactly where he was when he decided to run for North Dakota Farm Bureau President. “I was a mile east of Penn, on a township road, waiting for a train; in a...

North & South Dakota crop progress reports

North Dakota Sunflower harvest was essentially completed by week’s end as 96 percent of the sunflower crop had been harvested. Other activities included fall tillage and fertilizer applications.   South Dakota All but a few remote areas of...

USFRA, Discovery Networks partner on video series

The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance is partnering with Discovery Networks to continue to help Americans learn more about how food is grown and raised. Discovery will air short videos featuring real farmers and...

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