A Weekly Update from the Red River Farm Network
Monday, September 02, 2019
Recapping the RRFN Crop Tour- The Red River Farm Network Crop Tour, presented by Pioneer, found a crop that needs time to reach its full potential. If Mother Nature cooperates, there is optimism for corn and soybeans in North Dakota, north-central South Dakota and northwest Minnesota. The first day of the tour was in the central Red River Valley and farmers in the region hoped for better conditions in August. The tour moved from southeast North Dakota to north-central South Dakota on Tuesday. At Groten, South Dakota, we found the first dented corn for the tour. Day 3 for the tour made stops in Carrington, Washburn, Bremen, Fessenden, McClusky, Rugby and Windsor. The final day for the tour was spent in northwest Minnesota and northeast North Dakota. Thanks to Pioneer and all of the farmers who participated in our second annual tour.
Time Needed for the Crop to Finish – The immaturity of the corn crop was a recurring theme during the Red River Farm Network crop tour. Most of the corn seen on the tour is in the dough-to-early dent stage. “There’s a little concern about development and with it being cool,” said Pioneer Product Agronomist Zach Fore. “In reality, we’re pretty close to normal; in terms of heat, this would be considered normal. We do need to get to the middle of September for the corn to finish, but the forecast looks reasonable good.”
A Strong Corn Crop in Northern South Dakota – At Frederick, South Dakota, there is some nitrogen deficiency in fields. Yet, Frederick Seed owner Rich Achen says there could be fairly strong yields. “On a lot of these fields, we’re at early dent for the majority of the corn. That corn was planted around May 10 to May 15,” says Achen. “I’d say we need another 30 days to hit black layer and need heat to finish the crop out.” Tuesday’s leg of the RRFN Crop Tour, presented by Pioneer, ended with positive news. Groten farmer Nick Strom likes what he is seeing so far. “I know a lot of people had problems this year, but our area is looking good. The corn is probably going to be one of the best we’ve ever had.” Take a closer look at the corn near Groton and Frederick, SD.
While wet and cool was a common theme to start the RRFN Crop Tour, presented by Pioneer, crop conditions started to improve west of Jamestown, North Dakota. Farmer Joe Bear says heat is needed to finish the crop. “Pollination went good. There are a few blanks, which is going to happen, and we need about 30-40 days to finish.” With saturated soils, the corn crop has lost key nutrients. At Buchanan, North Dakota, Plainview Seed and Agronomy owner Matt Carlson says a good nitrogen program takes on more significance. “This is the time of the year I like looking for different characteristics in the leaf and utilize that information when making plans for 2020.” Learn more in this Facebook update.
RRFN Crop Tour Visits Central North Dakota – In the Carrington, North Dakota area Swanson Seeds associate sales representative Doug Retzlaff says the soybeans have great potential. “The August rains were beneficial for the soybeans, but we’ll see if the pod count adds up with the late rains.” The 79-day corn is denting near Fessenden. “We’ve had a good pollination season this year and if Mother Nature plays well with us, we should be fine,” says Pioneer sales representative Leon Klocke. The August rains are also helping the soybeans fill pods. Hail cut into the potential for crops in the Windsor area. However, Pioneer dealer Craig Staloch says the corn should still do well if the crop makes it to maturity. “There has been plenty of moisture and it’s been a cool growing season, too.” Check out the Carrington, Fessenden and Windsor crops and hear more.
Hail Damages Crops Near McClusky – Crops in the McClusky, North Dakota area looked beautiful until a hail storm last Sunday. “There were farmers all across the area noting pea to tennis ball size hail,” says Mid-State Ag manager Paul Hagen. “Before the hail, farmers had good cover crops, soybeans, canola and corn.” Looking ahead, Hagen says farmers could still have an okay crop. “The corn was far enough along if we have a decent fall, it should be okay. There are linings in every crowd.”
Some Problems Arising in the Amenia and Page, ND Crops – Based at Amenia, North Dakota, Rush River Seeds owner Shaun Nelson says the crop is catching up as the growing season progresses. “A common theme around the area is the need for a late frost and more heat is needed,” says Nelson. “Looking at the root system, you can see the story of the crop. Some of the crop got forced in and other corn fields around Mapleton had green snap due to the planting conditions.” Page Seed and Agronomy co-owner Paige Elsner says the soybeans are handling wet conditions really well. “There are also good things in the lineup for Xtend beans going into next year.” Regarding insect pressure, Elsner says there’s been some thistle caterpillars and grasshoppers, but few soybean aphids. Hear more about the Amenia and Buffalo crops.
MN Corn Matters – There is a call to action in place regarding the Renewable Fuel Standard. Learn more from Minnesota Corn Growers Association President Brian Thalmann in this edition of Corn Matters.
Excellent Quality, But Lower Wheat Yields at Minto, ND – In northeast North Dakota, Minto farmer Steven Schuster says wheat yields are down compared to the last couple of years. “The wheat quality was excellent, but we would’ve liked to see ten more bushels per acre. We’re lucky because I know some farmers are battling sprout damage and falling numbers.” Compared to last year, the soybean and corn crops should yield closer to average for the area. “”While we are still abnormally dry, they should yield better than last year,” says Schuster. “The soybeans perk up with some rain, but droop over again two days later. There is some firing in the lower leaves of corn.” Schuster was one of the stops on the final leg of the Red River Farm Network Crop Tour, presented by Pioneer.
Looking Forward to Canola Harvest – Field peas, canola and wheat are being harvested near Garrison, North Dakota. Pioneer sales representative Jason Foss is excited to see the canola yields. “The combines are rolling and we should know in the next few weeks.” Foss says there are new canola varieties available through Pioneer. “We had an opportunity to get out in the fields this year with the new LibertyLink canola varieties. I have three growers in the same area growing three different hybrids. It will be interesting to see how they all do.”
RRFN Crop Tour: Northeast ND Crop Eyeing the Finish Line – Just east of Devils Lake at Crary, North Dakota, Trevor Stromme of Stromme Seed Company says while the crops are behind, there is potential for the corn and soybeans to finish and outperform last year. “Corn is in early dent,” says Stromme. “The faucet kind of shut off in the middle of July, so that might have hurt the soybeans a bit, but the top pods have really filled the last two weeks.” Between Grand Forks and Devils Lake at Larimore, it was a later than usual planting season. Summit Seed owner John Aamodt says July was on the dry side, but August rains are helping fill out the crop. “The early planted corn is in full dent, and the soybeans are reaching full fill.” Listen to more.
A Late Start Encouraged Weed Growth – M&S Seed co-owner Greg Selzer says because of the late planting start, there were some weed control challenges. “The fields vary, depending on how it canopied early on and how the crop developed. We struggled, and struggle would be an understatement,” says Selzer. “The corn is okay now. Most farmers have been on top of their chemical and herbicide applications.” Selzer says warmer temperatures would be appreciated. “We want the heat. Cool and cloudy days drag down morale. We are looking for sunshine and heat to push the crop along.”
Spring Wheat Harvest Dragging On at Onida, SD – Grand Forks-based custom harvester Kent Braathen is combining in the Onida, South Dakota area. Braathen says there is still quite a bit of spring wheat left in the fields due to late planting and rain delays. “Moisture is around 14 percent. Proteins have been really good, in that 14 to 15 percent range, and test weight is around 60 pounds.” Braaten hopes to start moving further north into North Dakota within a week. This Harvest Hotline segment is made possible by U.S. Custom Harvesters, Incorporated, the North Dakota Mill and AgCountry Farm Credit Services.
Wet Conditions Delay the Montana Wheat Harvest – Wet conditions are delaying harvest near Jordan, Montana. Zeorian Harvesting owner Tracy Zeorian says winter wheat harvest is wrapping up and they will soon transition to spring wheat. “In Montana, the winter wheat is a far better crop compared to average bushels. The yields were double, maybe triple, what they are usually.” Zeorian says the weather will determine the next steps. “We’ve had a funny summer for weather. Typically, we could cut everyday because it never rains. This year, it feels like the rains want to plague us. Every weekend it seems there is a storm or just enough rain that it puts us behind.”
Low Falling Numbers Challenging the MN Harvest – Low falling numbers are challenging small grain farmers at harvest across northwest Minnesota. University of Minnesota small grains specialist Johchum Wiersma says low falling numbers can happen in the absence of rain. It also may be due to a cold shock at the end of grain fill. “The cold shock results in higher alpha-amylase content in the seeds, which gives us a false positive when we do the falling numbers test. There is also some sprout damage out there with the 10 plus days of rain while the crop is mature.” Wiersma says the best course for farmers is to avoid blending seed where there could be sprout damage. “It’s not a linear relationship when we blend good wheat with high falling numbers with wheat that has low falling numbers. Segregating is important.”
Elevators Checking for Low Falling Numbers – Wheat with low falling numbers may be rejected as farmers bring the crop to the elevator. CHS Northland Grain West operations manager Robert Staehnke says eventually there will be a market for that lower quality wheat. “We’re sampling every load and checking the numbers. We’re going to get as much information up front and let them know the discounts,” says Staehnke. “It may be more beneficial for farmers to bin the crop instead of bringing it in. Higher quality and lower quality wheat doesn’t blend together well.”
Why Low Falling Numbers are Concerning – Low falling numbers in wheat is a growing concern in North Dakota. NDSU Extension cereals agronomist Joel Ransom says the falling number test is an indication of possible sprout damage in wheat. “They take a whole wheat sample, grind it up, put it in a test tube and warm it. Then, they drop a rod through it,” says Ransom. “If the starch is in a good state, as it warms it thickens like gravy. What’s happened is the enzymes breakdown the starch, essential to germination. These enzymes, when they become active, impact the quality of starch and cause falling numbers.” Ransom says the end users want a good, quality starch. “It’s hard to make a nice loaf of bread if there are degraded starches.”
ND Farmers Markets and Growers Association Update – You can get fresh sour dough breads at the Bismarck Farmers Market. Hear from Sue Balcom of Mandan, North Dakota in the latest North Dakota Farmers Markets and Growers Association Update.
Additional Tariffs Put in Place – Over the weekend, the U.S. and China went forward with a new set of tariffs. The U.S. imposed a 15 percent tariff on $112 billion in Chinese consumer products, ranging from clothing to TV sets. Additional tariffs are scheduled to happen in mid-December. Meanwhile, China raised existing tariffs on $75 billion worth of U.S. products, including soybeans. Trump said agriculture is getting support. “I’m making farmers more than whole; the farmers are doing better than if China was buying.” Trump also said the trade negotiations between the U.S. and China will take place this month as scheduled. The Chinese government has not confirmed face-to-face negotiations will occur, but the two sides are discussing the possibility.
Hello, Neighbor – Beginning Tuesday, USDA Undersecretary Ted McKinney will be in Canada for a trade mission. More than 40 agribusiness companies and associations will join McKinney on this trip. With the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement primed for passage in Congress, McKinney said it is an excellent time to renew relationships with Canadian buyers.
Cattle Producers Encouraged by Japan Trade News – The U.S. and Japan have an agreement, in principle, following months of trade negotiations. Cattle producers are encouraged by the news, as Japan is the top market for U.S. beef. North Dakota Stockmen’s Association President Dan Rorvig says the Japanese market is promising. “Right now, it’s a real good indicator that maybe the U.S. and Japan can come together on a bilateral trade agreement.” Last year, Japanese consumers purchased over $2 billion of U.S. beef, accounting for roughly one-quarter of overall U.S. beef exports. “Removing the 38.5 percent tariff on U.S. beef will level the playing field in Japan,” says Rorvig. “Japan loves our U.S. beef and they’re willing to get their checkbooks out and buy. It also appears there would be good trade for the grains.” Listen to the story.
An Opportunity to Level the Playing Field – A trade agreement between the U.S. and Japan could be an opportunity to level the playing field against competitors, but it doesn’t replace the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Minnesota Pork Producers Association CEO David Priesler says the agreement is great first step, but there are additional markets to pursue as well. “Other countries that would be good are Vietnam, the Philippines and a host of other countries in southeast Asia,” says Priesler. “We do have a full free trade agreement with South Korea and there are other Asian markets that could do the same.” Preisler says the U.S. and Japan’s relationship is different from others. “The Japanese are driven by science. As we look at issues surrounding food safety, they’re completely on the same page as the U.S.”
Minnesota Beef Update – At this year’s Minnesota State Fair, Minnesota Beef is working with youth on beef activities. Learn more from Minnesota Beef Council Director of Industry Relations Royalee Rhoads in the latest Minnesota Beef update.
USDA Looking into Beef Packer Margins – USDA is looking into a fire that damaged a Tyson beef processing plant in western Kansas. Recent beef packer margins are being investigated to determine if there’s been price manipulation or unfair practices. In a statement, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue saids if any unfair practices are detected, USDA will take quick enforcement action.
Cattle Market Volatility Not Going Away Overnight – There has been a lot of volatility in the cattle markets lately. NDSU Extension livestock economist Tim Petry says that volatility will not go away overnight. For Northern Plains cattle producers, their eyes are on the corn market and feeder cattle prices. “The corn market has also been just wild. As we continue to get more and more information on this year’s crop, there will be more volatility. ” says Petry. “Just hang on, it’s going to be a roller coaster ride all through fall.” Hear more.
More RFS Details Could Be Released – President Donald Trump may release more details about the realignment of biofuel gallons in the Renewable Fuel Standard. American Soybean Association Vice-President and Worthington, Minnesota farmer Bill Gordon says Secretary Perdue wouldn’t discuss the details at the Farm Progress Show. “Hopefully, we’re seeing additional gallons put on the RFS to compensate for the small refinery waivers. It looks like they might add gallons to the total RFS.” Gordon says if additional gallons are added to the RFS, it would help the biofuels industry. “The biodiesel industry would be welcome to getting those gallons back and working on a short-term growth schedule and working long-term, too. The northern farmers, especially by Crookston, Minnesota need the crush to get the basis back to normal.”
NCGA Urges Trump to Take Action – National Corn Growers Association President Lynn Chrisp has sent a letter to President Trump, asking him to intervene and help corn farmers. The letter highlights the recent approval of 31 new small refinery waivers and the negative impact seen on the ethanol industry. The NCGA leader said “anything less than a significant change in the direction EPA has taken with the Renewable Fuel Standard” will not make corn farmers happy.
Perdue Fields Questions from Farmers at Farm Progress – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue fielded many questions during a roundtable discussion at the Farm Progress Show on Wednesday. A common topic of discussion was small refinery waivers, the biodiesel tax credit and the Renewable Fuel Standard. “Let’s think about how we grow demand. That’s infrastructure,” said Perdue. “One idea suggested (to President Trump) is taking off all of the skull and cross bones on the E15 folks.” Farmers also asked Perdue about the next steps in trade discussions between the U.S. and China and the Japan agreement in principle. Perdue said more details will be released on the Japan agreement soon.
Canola Minute – Canola growers have responded to the recent decision by the Environmental Protection Agency in granting 31 small refinery waivers. Northern Canola Growers Association Executive Director Barry Coleman has more in the latest Canola Minute.
Prevent Plant Acres Jump to 20 Million – The USDA Farm Service Agency has updated crop acreage data. The most recent FSA report shows there are nearly 20 million acres enrolled in prevent plant so far in 2019. In Minnesota, there are more than 1.1 million acres enrolled. There are approximately 855,000 acres enrolled in North Dakota, and more than 3.9 prevent plant acres in South Dakota.
2019 MFP Calculations Differ From 2018 – USDA released more details on how the Market Facilitation Program payments are calculated. NDSU Extension Agricultural Finance Specialist Bryon Parman says this year’s program payments are significantly different from last year. “The soybeans are $2.05, compared to last year’s $1.65. The corn went up one cent going into this calculation to 14 cents per bushel,” says Parman. “Interestingly, some of these other crops, like barley and canola, if you grew them this year and last year, you still get a payment. However, if there was a bunch of it in the county, it dropped the county payment rate down.” Parman doesn’t think basis was a consideration in the payment calculations. “North Dakota’s biggest customer is China. That’s where most beans are shipped. We have to drive by lots of soybeans to get from North Dakota to the gulf coast. North Dakota farmers were hit hard with basis.” Look closer at the North Dakota MFP details.
Forecast Calls for More Corn in 2020 – Farm Futures expects corn acreage to increase in 2020. In its annual forecast, the media outlet put corn acreage at 94.1 million acres. That’s up 4.5 percent from USDA’s August estimate. Soybean acreage is forecast at 83.6 million acres, down nine percent from the USDA estimate. Farm Futures says spring wheat acres will be down more than six percent next year at 11.6 million acres.
Palmer Amaranth Found in Western North Dakota – Palmer amaranth has been found in Grant County in western North Dakota. According to the North Dakota Department of Agriculture, the likely source of infestation was millet seed. Farmers are encouraged to scout fields during harvest and clean equipment between fields to prevent unintentional spreading. So far, Palmer amaranth has been confirmed in five North Dakota counties since 2018.
Western Minnesota Palmer Amaranth Case Confirmed – Palmer amaranth has been found in Minnesota’s Lincoln County. The field was planted to a cover crop contaminated with Palmer amaranth. The seed company that sold the contaminated seed self-reported the violation to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.
SD Corn Comments – Tuesday, September 10, the “Grow Your Way to More Carbon” event will take place near Mitchell, South Dakota. Get the details in this week’s Corn Comments, a feature from the South Dakota Corn Utilization Council.
Improving Inland Waterways Could Be a Way to Enhance Competitiveness – U.S. soybean farmers are asking the federal government to maintain and improve inland waterways. Soy Transportation Coalition Executive Director Mike Steenhoek says the lower Mississippi is the focus. “China is willing to take steps to invest in channel deepening in Argentina. Is the U.S. government willing to invest in channel deepening in the U.S.? There’s not a lot we can do about what happens in other countries, but there’s a whole lot we can do about what happens here.” Steenhoek says maintaining and deepening river channels is the goal. “When you have deeper shipping channels, you can load ships heavier, attracting larger ships. What that essentially does is remove cents off the per bushel delivered price to a customer.”
Crop College – The Red River Farm Network, in partner with Peterson Farms Seed, has a new weekly program called Crop College. In this episode, the Peterson Farms Seed Field Day on September 5 is highlighted. Farm Journal agronomist Ken Ferrie will be at the event to talk about hybrid characteristics.
More Volatility for End-Users – According to a new report from CoBank, historic planting delays will increase market volatility for grain elevators and other end-users. CoBank economist Tanner Ehmke cites the basis levels in central Ohio, where the market rallied 25 cents from May-through-June to the highest point in five years. By mid-August, that Ohio basis dropped nearly 50 cents. The report says elevators could experience extreme profits or losses for new crop corn. In some areas, it may be difficult to source an adequate supply of corn.
MN Ethanol Plant Closes – Due to poor margins, an ethanol plant in southern Minnesota has shut down. Corn Plus in Winnebago has capacity of 40,000 gallons of ethanol per year. Corn Plus is cooperatively-owned and was Minnesota’s first ethanol plant, starting production in 1994.
Beck’s Invests in MN – Indiana-based Beck’s Hybrids is investing in the Northern Corn Belt. At a field day in Gibbon, Minnesota, Beck’s President Scott Beck said the company is excited to be serving Minnesota farmers. “We have an investment in Olivia, Minnesota, which is a distribution site and a corn breeding site,” said Beck. “We’ve partnered with a company out of France that has a source of germplasm, which will allow us to use their germplasm and ours to develop products for Minnesota, South Dakota, northern Iowa and Wisconsin.” Beck says providing farmers the best possible product is their only goal.
Investing in Drone Research – AeroVironment has announced its collaboration with universities to highlight the use of unmanned aircraft systems and advanced data analytics. Ninety Quantix hybrid drones were donated to 35 universities across the country, including North Dakota State University.
Cargill Invests in Joint Venture with Pea Protein Firm – To meet the rising demand for plant-based protein, Cargill has invested an additional $75 million in the pea protein company called Puris Proteins. With this money, Puris Proteins will more than double the production of pea protein at its plant in Dawson, Minnesota.
Tyson Adds Ownership Role in Brazilian Company – Tyson Foods has agreed to purchase a 40 percent ownership stake in a Brazilian poultry company. Grupo Vibra currently exports poultry products to customers in more than 50 countries.
Titan Machinery Reports Higher Q2 Revenue – Titan Machinery is reporting second quarter fiscal revenue of $315 million, compared to $297 million in the second quarter last year. Equipment sales for the second quarter are reported at $214 million. Gross profit for the quarter is reported at $64 million and adjusted net income is reported at $6.9 million. Titan’s second quarter agriculture segment reported revenues of $166 million, compared to $151 million last year.
Soy Innovation Campus Event Scheduled – Epitome Energy will announce the permitting for the proposed Soy Innovation Campus at Crookston on Thursday. Once operational, the crush and biodiesel facility are expected to generated nearly $323 million in new economic activity in northwest Minnesota. Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Thom Petersen is expected to participate in the ceremony.
Pioneer Delivers a Big Check for New NDSU Facility – Corteva Agriscience/Pioneer has made a $100,000 donation to new Ag Products Development Center at North Dakota State University. This new facility will house the cereal science and animal science departments. “North Dakota State University does a lot of things for agriculture and Corteva and Pioneer are a pure-play U.S.-based ag company and aligns closely with the values at North Dakota State University,” said Jamie Williamson, Northern Plains area lead, Corteva Agriscience. “With all the research, information and talent that NDSU delivers to the ag community, we want to be a part of that.” The donation was announced during the NDSU-Butler football game at Target Field.
AgCountry Awards Grain Bin Rescue Units – Local fire departments will receive grain bin rescue units this fall, courtesy of AgCountry Farm Credit Services. Fire departments chosen to receive the units in Minnesota include Cyrus, Fisher and Frazee. In North Dakota, the Dwight and Petersburg rural fire departments were selected. AgCountry started its Grain Bin Rescue Program in 2017 to help support rural communities and promote farm safety.
Walsh County, ND Extension Agent Honored – NDSU Extension agent Brad Brummond will be inducted into the National Association of County Agricultural Agents Hall of Fame. Brummond started his Extension career in 1984 and is currently an agricultural and natural resources agent in Walsh County, North Dakota. Much of Brummond’s work is focused on improving soil health, weed control and 4-H programming.
Farm Credit Services of Mandan Elects Officer Team – Clair Hauge of Carson and Cary Moch of Braddock have been reelected to the Farm Credit Services of Mandan board. Michael Schaaf of Glen Ullin was elected board chairman. Hauge will serve as vice chair.
May is New Deere CEO – John May will step into the role of CEO at Deere and Company starting November 4. May, who has been with Deere since 1997, will replace the current CEO Samuel Allen. Allen will continue to serve as chairman.
Brunker, Reynolds and Thompson-Weeman to Receive NAMA Award – The National Agri-Marketing Association has named its 2019 Professional Development Award of Excellence Awards. Our congratulations to Bob Brunker of J.L. Farmakis, who is the recipient of the for the sales category. Doug Reynolds of Corteva Agriscience is the honoree in the marketing communications area and Hannah Thompson-Weeman is the being recognized for her work in public relations. The awards will be presented at the NAMA Fall Conference in St. Louis.
Last Week’s Trivia- Roma, San Marzano, Beef Steak, cherry and heirloom are all varieties of tomatoes. Laurie Hoffman of VistaComm wins our weekly trivia challenge. Kelly Kliner of Simplot Grower Solutions, Dan Skogen of AURI, Marshall Erickson of Goose River Bank and Hilary Paplow of Graff Feedlots earn runner-up honors. The ‘first 20’ rounds out with Ron Claussen of Ag Media Research, Mandy Kvale of Farm Credit Services of Mandan, Jeff Triebold of Prairieland Ag, Stephen auctioneer Jason Rominski, advertising guru Greg Guse, John Zietz of Cargill, Mark Bernard of AgroEconomics, Eric Lahlum of Corteva Agriscience, Sherry Koch of Mosaic, Mapleton farmer Kristin Weeks Duncanson, Lloyd Kuster of Bremer Insurance, Aldrich farmer DeEtta Bilek, Harvey farmer Bill Ongstad, independent livestock consultant Bruce Trautman and Lawton farmer Dennis Miller.
This Week’s Trivia- With kids heading back to school, it brings to mind the ‘three R’s.’ This ironic twist on the basics of education began in the 1800s. What are the ‘three R’s?’ Send your answer to email@example.com.
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|September 7, 2019 - September 10, 2019||National Barrow Show - Austin, MN|
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|September 10, 2019 - September 12, 2019||Big Iron Farm Show - West Fargo, ND|
|September 11, 2019 - September 12, 2019||MN Crop Insurance Conference - Mankato, MN|
|September 17, 2019||NDSU Extension Cover Crop Field Day - Fargo, ND|
|September 18, 2019 - September 19, 2019||MN Nutrition Conference - Mankato, MN|
|September 19, 2019 - September 21, 2019||North Dakota Stockmen’s Association Convention - Minot, ND|
|September 25, 2019 - September 27, 2019||Women in Agribusiness Summit - Minneapolis, MN|
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