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Western U.S. drought might raise food prices

Western U.S. drought might raise food prices

LOS ANGELES - An overwhelming majority of U.S. residents think the drought that has hit agriculture in the West will lead to increased food prices, ac...

Minnesota dairyman says buffer legislation worrisome

Minnesota dairyman says buffer legislation worrisome

Bruce Asfeld is one farmer who is glad Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s full plan to install 50-foot buffers on waterways everywhere didn’t pass the way i...

A new crop of farmers ready to face the challenges

A new crop of farmers ready to face the challenges

Alex Bata didn’t expect to be a farmer. Growing up in Adams, Bata was active in high school in “football, basketball, golf, student council -- every...

AgweekTV: Rain helps some growers, but costs others acreage and planting time

AgweekTV: Rain helps some growers, but costs others acreage and planting time

Recent rains have helped some farmers but delayed planting for others, NDSU’s cattle research complex boasts some high-tech features, and Ryan Taylor is back with more of his Cowboy Logic.

Katie Pinke: Not all rural created equal

Katie Pinke: Not all rural created equal

How can we inspire, empower and encourage the next generation of rural residents? I don’t have the answers, but even though not all of rural America l...

Canadian farmers bolster defenses against Pacific trade pact

OTTAWA - Canadian farmers are stepping up their campaign against a nearly complete Pacific trade pact they fear will destroy protections for local dairy, egg and chicken producers and endanger jobs.

Hormel Foods to buy organic meat company Applegate

Hormel Foods Corp said it would buy natural and organic meat processor Applegate Farms LLC for about $775 million to cater to an increasing demand for food free of antibiotics, hormones and artificial additives.

Biscuit maker Bisco Misr approves delisting from Egyptian exchange

CAIRO - The board of Egyptian biscuit maker Bisco Misr has approved a voluntary delisting from the Egyptian stock exchange as requested by controlling shareholder U.S. company Kellogg, the company said on Wednesday.

El Nino seen bringing drought to Brazil's north, heavy rains to south

SAO PAULO - Brazil will likely experience a moderate El Nino by the end of the year, bringing steady rain to the country's main grain producing regions and sustained drought in the arid north, the national meteorological institute, Inmet, said.

Five espressos a day? EU food agency says stop there

Five espressos a day? EU food agency says stop there

Drinking up to five espressos a day, or the equivalent, poses no risk to the general population, according to a European review into the safety of caffeine.

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Number of hungry people worldwide drops below 800 million

ROME - The number of people in the world still going to bed hungry 15 years after the U.N. placed eradicating hunger and extreme poverty at the top of its Millennium Development Goals has dropped to 795 million, according to a report released on Wednesday.

Western U.S. drought might raise food prices

Western U.S. drought might raise food prices

LOS ANGELES - An overwhelming majority of U.S. residents think the drought that has hit agriculture in the West will lead to increased food prices, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday.

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Flattened by erratic rain, Pakistani farmers ditch crop farming

ISLAMABAD - In late April, after 28 hours of heavy rain, Noor Hussain and his two brothers surveyed his three-hectare wheat plot to see what they could save.

Weather Talk: The science of cold air funnels

Weather Talk: The science of cold air funnels

The region of the United States from North Dakota eastward to Michigan probably has more incidences of cold air funnels than anywhere else in the country. Cold air funnels are condensation funnels that form in and around weak convective showers.

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Hormel Foods to buy organic meat company Applegate for $775 million

Hormel Foods Corp, the maker of Spam lunch meat, said it would buy meat processor Applegate Farms LLC for about $775 million to expand its natural and organic meat products.

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