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Landowners May Reallocate Crop Bases and Update Program Yields

["The FSA will provide notification to landowners that will include the base and yield information of record as of Oct. 1, 2013. It will be up to landowners to decide whether any reallocating or updating is to their advantage.", ""]

Stored Grain Poses Danger

Never enter a bin when unloading grain or breaking up a mass of grain.

Farm Bill Requires Choices

For crop producers, the primary decision will be to choose the Agricultural Risk Coverage option or the Price Loss Coverage option.

Wheat Show to Feature Best of the Best

National Hard Spring Wheat Show has taken on a different look this year with the incorporation of the Best of the Best program.

NDSU Releases Custom Farm Work Rates Survey

The 2013 survey summarizes more than 4,800 reports from farmers and ranchers, aerial sprayers, elevators, custom harvesters and other custom operators.

Check Stored Grain Now

Some grain may have gone into storage last fall at higher than recommended moisture contents.

Spotlight on Economics: The Value of USDA Reports

The USDA market information and outlook forecasts make an easy target for marketing analysts and farmers because they often question and sometimes criticize the information contained in key reports. However, we often do not think about what might happen if this information was not available “free of charge” to the general public.

Timing Critical in Alfalfa Harvest

Weigh the risk of winter injury against the need for forage when deciding whether to harvest alfalfa in the fall.

NDSU’s Simsek Awarded Endowment

In her short time at NDSU, Simsek has built a strong research program that is recognized internationally.

Renewable Accounts: Disruptive Gas

Natural gas is among the biggest issues in renewables because its low cost has disrupted global energy and manufacturing, including biofuels and bioproducts.

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