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Bison Defeat Youngstown in Final Regular Season Game
November 22

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Carson Wentz threw for two scores and ran for another to lead North Dakota State to a 38-14 win over Youngstown State on Saturday.

Wentz connected with Zach Vraa for 18 yar...(more)

Attorney General says Higher Ed Board Again Violated Law
November 21

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says the Board of Higher Education broke the law when it asked the public to leave an open meeting.

The board instructed th...(more)

Video Conference on Employment for People with Disabilities
November 21

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota State Council on Developmental Disabilities invites individuals with developmental disabilities, their family members, and other stakeholders to attend a meeting on...(more)

St. Paul/Minneapolis Archdiocese Ponders Bankruptcy
November 20

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is reporting a $9.1 million operating deficit for fiscal year 2014, and says in its newspaper that it's considering filing for bankruptcy...(more)

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Big Spread in Soybean Meal Prices
Wed, 19 Nov 2014

The price spread between South American soybean meal and meal from the US is said to be the largest it has ever been, about $75 to $90 a ton. That has resulted in additional talk of cargoes of South American meal being shipped to the US as well as cargoes that were sold to the European Union being switched from the US to South American origins. Meanwhile, there are reports that a feeder in North Carolina bought 45,000 tons of French feed wheat. This would be the first significant volume of French wheat shipped to the US since 2002.
CropLife America Adds to its Team
Fri, 21 Nov 2014

CropLife America has hired a new senior vice president of science and regulatory affairs. Dr. Janet Collins has spent the last nine years working for DuPont on biotechnology, nutrition and regulatory strategies. CropLife America represents the crop protection and biotechnology industries.
Post-Harvest Grain Rally Already Happened
Wed, 19 Nov 2014

Utterback Marketing president Bob Utterback is not expecting much of a post-harvest rally in the grains. Utterback thinks that rally has already occurred. “If you know you have January-February cash flow sales to make and you have to move product, you’ve had your significant rally. You should be pricing yourself out and looking for basis improvement to lock yourself up and be satisfied." Utterback says farmers who have unpriced grain are the most at risk in this market.
Lanworth Lowers Corn Estimates
Thu, 20 Nov 2014

Lanworth has lowered its estimate of US corn production and yield. They pegged the national average yield at 174.7 bushels per acre, which is 1.3 bushels above USDA’s November estimate. Lanworth puts crop size at almost 14.6 billion bushels. The soybean yield is unchanged at 47.8 bushels per acre, putting production at 3.94 billion bushels. That’s 18 million bushels below the USDA forecast. Lanworth has Brazil’s bean crop at 98 million tons. Lanworth forecasts an increase in next year’s US winter wheat production, despite a four percent decline in acres. Lanworth pegs winter wheat seedings at 40.8 million acres, 1.6 million below last year.
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