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First-Come, First-Served Deer Gun Licenses Available
September 16

BISMARCK - More than 700 licenses for antlerless deer are still available after the North Dakota Game and Fish Department recently completed its second lottery drawing. Individual results are availabl...(more)

Higher Ed Board Approves VCSU Flood Protection Funding
September 16

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - A state Board of Higher Education committee is recommending that the North Dakota University System ask the Legislature for more than $5 million to help with flood control and repai...(more)

Jamestown Woman's Son Killed in SD Prison
September 16

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - The mother of a convicted murderer whose death was ruled a homicide Monday says he was her second and only remaining son to die.

The body of 37-year-old Kent Davidson was ...(more)

Hoeven: DOJ Funding Response to Violence Against Native Women
September 15

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) has awarded nearly $400,000 to First Nations Women’s Alliance in Dev...(more)

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EU Overtaking US as Largest Wheat Exporter
Tue, 16 Sep 2014

According to US government forecasts, the large European Union wheat crop has put the EU on track to overtake the US as the world’s biggest wheat exporter. The large amount of feed wheat in France after a rain-soaked harvest will shake up EU export patterns as northern EU countries take over a large percentage of French markets for milling wheat. 
Australia Cuts Wheat Export Forecast
Tue, 16 Sep 2014

Australia has cut its forecast for wheat exports to a five-year low, flagging reduced harvest expectations and an expected drop in Chinese import needs. The government’s commodities bureau reduced its export estimate by 555,000 tons, to 18.1 million tons. This represents a decline of 234,000 tons from last year. 
China Signs Soybean Import Agreement
Tue, 16 Sep 2014

At the Midwest Shippers Association conference in Milwaukee, ten buyers from China signed an agreement to buy 4.8 million tons of US soybeans, or 176 million bushels. That volume of beans is currently valued at approximately $2.3 billion.
Fertilizer Prices Creeping Up
Tue, 16 Sep 2014

According to Rabobank’s third quarter report, fertilizer prices are slowly rising, driven by bother intentional and unintentional supply reductions across the board. Seasonal demand is unlikely to cause any prolonged rise in prices, while bearish sentiment in global commodity markets is leading to reluctance towards stock accumulation across the fertilizer chains. Rabobank believes that bearish commodity prices will have limited impact on input use in the short term, while the medium-term picture could see farmers reducing fertilizer applications as margins come under more pressure. Rabobank thinks logistical bottlenecks are likely to become the key driver for US fertilizer prices in the coming quarter. 
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