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CORN

The Honeyford grain elevator, North Dakota's oldest cooperative elevator, is the first south of the U.S.-Canadian border to load an 8,500-foot — 1.6 miles-long — unit train. The train full of corn was bound for Canada.
Gerald Bachmeier, chief executive officer of Red Trail Energy, Richardton, North Dakota, and Philip Coffin, vice president of Midwest AgEnergy LLC, at Underwood, North Dakota, discuss countermoves to a drought for acquiring local corn and getting it from eastern producers. Both companies started their histories by bringing corn in on unit trains and are preparing to do it again. Both are planning to inject and store carbon dioxide byproducts for a market advantage.
“The timing of the rain was too late to make a difference for our earliest soybeans, but it did help many of our later fields fill pods better,” according to one farmer in Valley City, North Dakota.
A small organic farm family near Le Sueur, Minnesota, and a larger, non-GMO farmer near Kasson, Minnesota, are among those hit hard by the Pipeline Foods bankruptcy, which sent shockwaves through the region’s organic markets. The company is asking the courts to let them sell inventory grain to pay off the secured creditors, not the farmers who deliver it. The case leaves farmers wondering whether the state does enough to protect farmers and verify the financial soundness of grain traders.

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Mike and Kristi Blattner, owners of Produce Plus in Eyota, have been selling coveted sweet corn for over 30 years. They continue to grow each year.
University of Minnesota Extension specialists spent the day on July 8 demonstrating trials at its plot in Rochester.
WILLMAR, Minn. — Hurricane Michael ripped through portions of Georgia and Alabama in 2018, causing millions of dollars in damage to peanut and cotton crops.
The wet weather continues to batter area farmers who are now having to dry their crops because of the added moisture they've endured all season.
Stoney Creek Farms, in southwest Minnesota, is using regenerative farming to return health and profitability back to their farming business. Watch the full episode of AgweekTV on Agweek.com Get the latest agri-weather outlook with WDAY's John Whe...
South Dakota Hutterite colony starts cheese business to supplement farm income. Watch the full episode of AgweekTV on Agweek.com Get the latest agri-weather outlook with WDAY's John Wheeler Learn more about soil health with NDSU's Dr. Abbey Wick ...

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Farm groups and mental health professionals are concerned over the high suicide rate among farmers.Watch the full episode of AgweekTV on Agweek.comGet the latest agri-weather outlook with WDAY's John Wheeler...
A South Dakota workshop teaches farmers how to increase the public's trust in their food.Watch the full episode of AgweekTV on Agweek.comGet the latest agri-weather outlook with WDAY's John WheelerLearn more about soil health with NDSU's Dr. Abbe...
A South Dakota workshop teaches farmers how to increase the public's trust in their food.Watch the full episode of AgweekTV on Agweek.comGet the latest agri-weather outlook with WDAY's John WheelerLearn more about soil health with NDSU's Dr. Abbe...

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