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The Source On Orten’s Land Rent Sale

One of the big gossip items at the 45th International Sugarbeet Institute was that – whew – maybe stories about land rental rates is a myth. “Did you hear?” one of my favorite farming addicts whispered. “Did you hear that Orten’s land deals didn’t go through after all?” My smiling friend was referring to the story…
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Maybe May 40th?

Ouch. The recent power outages at American Crystal Sugar Co.’s Hillsboro factory caused a whopping 12 days of of production time for the plant — 2 days of production time over the company’s entire valley production, officials of the company say. The "fail-safe failed," said David Berg, the Moorhead-based co-op’s vice president of operations and…
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That’s Not A Paw, THIS Is A PAW.

You never know what you’re going to encounter on the ag beat. Here’s Al Oberembt, an old friend and Dakota regional account manager for Nufarm Americas Inc., an Australian-based provider of ag imputs — chemicals that protect or enhance crops.  Al was manning a booth at the International Sugarbeet Institute in Fargo at the Fargodome. Among other…
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To Radioman On Ethanol Tariffs

Reply to radiomanfargo: It has long been feeling that ethanol is very vulnerable to larger petroleum interests, as well as to its own structural limitations. Almost any big player in the region’s farming picture will immediately opine that ethanol is a bubble that is bound to burst. The chief structural limitation is its BTU content, and…
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