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KHRT AGRICULTURE NEWS - 07/23/18

North Dakota is ninth on the list of top soybean-producing states, but the escalating U.S.-China trade war is still a big issue....

     BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota is ninth on the list of top soybean-producing states, but the escalating U.S.-China trade war is still a big issue.
 
     Soybeans have grown in popularity in North Dakota in recent years and now equal the size of the state's staple spring wheat crop. And North Dakota Trade Office Director Simon Wilson says China is the No. 1 export market for North Dakota soybeans.
 
     Soybean Growers Association President Joe Ericson says farmers are "in the crosshairs right now" due the uncertainty of tariff-related market disruptions.
 
     Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring farms soybeans and has a background in international soybean marketing. He acknowledges there's a lot of anxiety about the trade war but cautions that things are likely to change. He says, "we don't need to be drama queens about this."

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     BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota's biggest farm group wants increased crop subsidies and other revenue loss protections in the compromise version of the massive federal farm bill.
 
     North Dakota Farmers Union President Mark Watne says it's needed to guard against retaliatory tariffs on U.S. agriculture exports. Watne says that's the message he brought Friday to a meeting of agriculture officials and others hosted by Republican U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer to the 2018 farm bill.
 
     Cramer was named last week as a House conferee to reconcile the two versions of the legislation that would renew farm programs. Cramer says he will consider pushing for more money in the legislation. But he says he is concerned that adding even more money in the farm bill could jeopardize its passage.

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     BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A company that runs corn ethanol plants in North Dakota is looking into using barley for biofuel and a feed product for commercial fisheries.
 
     The Bismarck Tribune reports the North Dakota Industrial Commission approved a more than $83,000 grant to Midwest AgEnergy Group to research the new markets. CEO Jeff Zueger says commercial fish food is a higher value market than cattle feed, and that the company is always looking for best and additional uses at its Jamestown and Underwood plants. Zueger says the concept for the barley biofuel was developed and pilot tested by Montana Microbial Products in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
 
     Midwest AgEnergy's project would study the feasibility and conduct initial engineering and design work for scaling production to a commercial level.
 

 

   (Copyright 2018 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

 

 

 

    FARGO, N.D. - For the week ending July 22nd, there were 5.9 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

    Topsoil moisture supplies rated 1 percent very short, 11 short, 81 adequate, and 7 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 1 percent very short, 13 short, 81 adequate, and 5 surplus.

    Field Crops Report

    Soybean condition rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 14 fair, 70 good, and 14 excellent. Soybeans blooming was 86 percent, well ahead of 61 last year, and ahead of 67 for the five-year average. Setting pods was 44 percent, well ahead of 16 last year and 21 average.

    Spring wheat condition rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 11 fair, 75 good, and 13 excellent. Spring wheat headed was 97 percent, near 96 last year, and ahead of 91 average. Coloring was 55 percent, near 52 last year, and ahead of 40 average. Mature was 6 percent.

    Durum wheat condition rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 15 fair, 72 good, and 12 excellent. Durum wheat headed was 98 percent, ahead of 92 last year, and well ahead of 78 average. Coloring was 50 percent, ahead of 40 last year, and well ahead of 25 average.

    Winter wheat condition rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 23 fair, 63 good, and 10 excellent. Winter wheat coloring was 92 percent, near 88 last year. Mature was 46 percent, behind 51 last year. Harvested was 3 percent, behind 12 last year.

    Corn condition rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 8 fair, 69 good, and 22 excellent. Corn silking was 63 percent, well ahead of 26 last year and 27 average.

    Canola condition rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 22 fair, 65 good, and 12 excellent. Canola coloring was 41 percent, ahead of 25 last year and 23 average.

    Sugarbeet condition rated 0 percent very poor, 0 poor, 8 fair, 14 good, and 78 excellent.

    Oats condition rated 2 percent very poor, 0 poor, 9 fair, 80 good, and 9 excellent. Oats headed was 96 percent, near 95 last year, and ahead of 90 average. Coloring was 54 percent, behind 64 last year, but ahead of 45 average. Mature was 14 percent, behind 23 last year. Harvested was 1 percent, equal to last year, and near 4 average.

    Barley condition rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 11 fair, 81 good, and 7 excellent. Barley coloring was 67 percent, equal to last year, and ahead of 48 average. Mature was 19 percent, ahead of 14 last year.

    Dry edible peas condition rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 17 fair, 70 good, and 11 excellent. Dry edible peas blooming was 97 percent, equal to last year. Dropping leaves was 47 percent, ahead of 37 last year.

    Sunflower condition rated 1 percent very poor, 1 poor, 11 fair, 79 good, and 8 excellent. Sunflowers blooming was 28 percent, ahead of 14 last year and 11 average.

    Flaxseed condition rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 15 fair, 69 good, and 14 excellent. Flaxseed blooming was 91 percent, near 88 last year, and ahead of 85 average. Turning color was 27 percent, ahead of 22 last year.

    Potato condition rated 0 percent very poor, 0 poor, 6 fair, 85 good, and 9 excellent. Potatoes blooming was 93 percent, well ahead of 71 last year, and ahead of 81 average. Rows closed was 59 percent, ahead of 42 last year, and well ahead of 37 average.

    Dry edible bean condition rated 0 percent very poor, 0 poor, 17 fair, 72 good, and 11 excellent. Dry edible beans blooming was 82 percent, ahead of 70 last year, and well ahead of 58 average. Setting pods was 37 percent.

    Alfalfa condition rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 28 fair, 59 good, and 11 excellent. Alfalfa first cutting was 96 percent, near 97 last year. Second cutting was 26 percent, behind 31 last year.

    Pasture and Range Report

    Pasture and range conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 4 poor, 20 fair, 63 good, and 12 excellent.

    Stock water supplies rated 1 percent very short, 11 short, 83 adequate, and 5 surplus.

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    FARGO, N.D. - Milk production in North Dakota during the April-June 2018 quarter totaled 86.0 million pounds, down 3 percent from the April-June quarter last year, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. The average number of milk cows was 15,500 head, 500 head less than the same period last year.

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 UNITED STATES JULY 1 CATTLE INVENTORY UP 1 PERCENT

    LINCOLN, Neb. - All cattle and calves in the United States as of July 1, 2018 totaled 103 million head according to the USDA's National Agricultural
Statistics Service.

    All cows and heifers that had calved totaled 41.9 million head.

    Beef cows totaled 32.5 million head.

    Milk cows totaled 9.40 million head.

    All heifers 500 pounds and over totaled 16.3 million head.

    Steers weighing 500 pounds and over totaled 14.5 million head.

    Bulls weighing 500 pounds and over totaled 2.10 million head.

    Calves under 500 pounds totaled 28.4 million head.

    All cattle on feed fed for the slaughter market in the United States for all feedlots totaled 13.3 million head.

    The 2018 calf crop is expected to be 36.5 million head. Calves born during the first half of the year are estimated at 26.6 million head.

 

   (Copyright 2018 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

 

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