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Wheat Commission Backing South Dakota Rail Project

The South Dakota Wheat Commission is backing rail rehabilitation from Chamberlain West to Presho.  Wheat Commission Executive Director Randy Englund says the project covers needed rail service right in the heart of a major wheat production area of the state and is needed for both the ag

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Nisshin acquiring four ConAgra/Horizon flour mills

BLOOMINGTON, MINN. — In an announcement expected to result in the creation of two major flour milling companies, Miller Milling Co., the U.S. subsidiary of Nisshin Flour Milling Inc., has reached an agreement to acquire four U.S. flour mills. Included in the asset purchase agreement are the

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Consultant: Railroads already near capacity

Transportation consultant Terry Whiteside says the Pacific Northwest rail capacity is already nearly full, and will be overly full with coal and oil trains through the region. He expects agricultural commodities to be adversely impacted by the increased traffic.   The Pacific Northwest rail system is already

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Grain farmers stung by rail delays

A backup of available rail cars for hauling grain has placed downward pressure on grain prices, experts say.   A severe rail transportation backlog has placed downward pressure on U.S. grain prices, delayed commodity shipments and raised freight costs, industry experts say. Montana rail consultant Terry Whiteside

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U.S. spring wheat planting outlook favorable

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, U.S. — As agricultural commodity market participants awaited the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) March 31, Prospective Plantings report, experts weighed in on possible scenarios for the soon-to-be-planted U.S. hard red spring wheat crop. While observers acknowledged difficulties in making fully accurate prognostications, they

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New international partnership aims to increase wheat yields by 50% by 2034

A new international partnership aims to increase wheat yields by 50 percent by 2034. This will address demand for wheat – one of the world’s most important crops – that is growing much faster than production. The new International Wheat Yield Partnership (IWYP) brings together research funders,

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Top tips on identifying four key wheat diseases

Disease pressure is high in wheat crops, with yellow rust and septoria already being seen, plus warnings of a higher eyespot risk. To help you identify these diseases,Farmers Weekly has teamed up with the HGCA to produce this guide. Septoria tritici This is the most damaging foliar disease

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Leola man’s invention named top product at World Ag Expo

Posted: Friday, February 28, 2014 1:00 am Leola man’s invention named top product at World Ag Expo By Connie Sieh Groop Farm Forum Writer cgroop@aberdeennews.comFarmForum.net Saving lives is the driving force behind a Leola man’s invention. A man who knows the heartbreak of losing a friend in

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SDSU student raises money for children with ‘Miracle Mugs’

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Feb. 6, 2014 – Finding new ways to raise money for children is an ongoing mission for Jade Possail. Jade Possail One Miracle Mug by Olivia says, “Thank you for helping me be cancer free.” Bob Carlson, left, and James Williams, right, printed and

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Farm bill passes after three years of talks

Congress gave final approval Tuesday to a sweeping overhaul of a broad range of federal farm and nutrition policies affecting what farmers grow, how food is packaged and sold and how the government helps poor people pay for their groceries. The Senate voted 68 to 32 Tuesday

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