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Strong grains, Mother Nature & more

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    Another market that's showing no signs of weakening is farm land, which is responsible for improving conditions for ag lenders in the nation's midsection, according to a Federal Reserve report out this week.

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    With land values and corresponding farm lease rates getting a lot of attention these days, there's a lot of talk about the importance good, solid landowner/tenant relationships. Here are a few pointers.

  • 06

    Some economists say as the trucking industry -- one closely related to the agriculture sector -- goes, so goes the economy in general. And, if recent numbers are any indication, the economy could be on its way to recovery.

  • 07

    Driven by weather extremes in a large chunk of the U.S., crop insurance indemnity payouts topped a record $9 billion last year, and that number's expected to surpass $10 billion by the time all claims are processed.

  • 08

    If you haven't already, meet the 'Osama bin Laden' of weeds. Palmer amaranth could be a major problem in Corn Belt fields this year. Here are a few things to know about the weed and its control.

  • 09

    The chances of a repeat of 2011 crop weather in the Corn Belt's likely this year, and if that happens, it could be a lot harder on crop yields. That's the message one climatologist shared this week.

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    You've heard of a cow dog, but you probably haven't heard of a "crop dog." That's exactly what Kari and Terry Hollman have with "Breeze" on their Isle, Minnesota, farm. See how Breeze helps out on their farm!

Mostly higher grain markets, bullish land values and policy action are just a few big stories from the week in ag.

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