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Report: Weak farm economy leading to fewer farm loans
More farm loan applications are being rejected in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states in reaction to weak farm commodity prices and income

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Small grains harvest in the final stages in South Dakota
South Dakota's small grains harvest is in the final stages
Stripe rust season: ‘A good year for farmers’
Stripe rust season: ‘A good year for farmers’
Stripe rust was “quite normal” in commercial fields, a USDA Agricultural Research Service research geneticist says.
Dairy industry faces marketing challenges
Dairy industry faces marketing challenges
Dairy leaders urge industry players to get involved in building consumer trust and fighting baseless absence-claims and the use of dairy terminology on non-dairy products.
The great crop insurance debate
The great crop insurance debate
Farmers constantly have to fight against critics to maintain crop insurance safety net.
Ben & Jerry’s has new CEO focused on social impact
Ice cream maker Ben & Jerry has a new CEO who has challenged the company to "double its social impact."
Texas shrimp farmers try new technology to prevent disease
It was a Texas-sized shrimp dream, to breed crustaceans far from shore but close to transportation hubs that would speed fresh seafood to restaurants as far away as New York or Las Vegas
Cities warn of unchecked pot deliveries despite sales bans
Some cities and counties embraced the legal cannabis economy while others have limited or outlawed all commercial activity.
Couple starts small with micro-green niche
Couple starts small with micro-green niche
Rylan Guillen and Erika Wolfe sell their produce and micro-greens at weekly farmers’ markets.
Bayer shares plunge in wake of Monsanto weed killer verdict
Shares in German chemicals and drugs company Bayer have plunged in the wake of a U.S. court verdict against Monsanto, which Bayer has acquired
Farmland cash rents mixed in region
Farmland cash rents mixed in region
Rents are impacted by property values, but can vary from one year to the next based on changes in crop rotations, rainfall totals, commodity prices and other factors.

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