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Ranchers: Government Shutdown Restricts Cattle Transactions

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - Some South Dakota ranchers say the partial government shutdown is stalling cattle sales because buyers can't access their federal loans. The Rapid City Journal reports that ranchers who have a loan through the Farm Service…

North Dakota Leaders Unveil Oil Tax-Sharing Deal With Tribe

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota Republican legislative leaders have introduced a bill that aims to end a longstanding disagreement over shared revenues on the oil-rich Fort Berthold Indian reservation. The bill unveiled Thursday reworks a tax-sharing agreement that favors…

Rural Bankers in 10 States Worry Over Farm Loan Defaults

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A monthly survey of rural bankers in parts of 10 Plains and Western states suggests banks are growing increasingly concerned about farm loan defaults in 2019. More than 4 of every 10 bankers questioned for the…

Hemp Sees High Interest From Minnesota Farmers, City Leaders

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota's hemp program is getting inundated with calls as farmers, municipal leaders and producers look into investing in the newly legal crop. Minnesota Public Radio reports that hundreds of Minnesota farmers are expressing interest in…

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