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Drought prompts cuts to farm irrigation in California, Oregon
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation will cut the amount of federal irrigation water available to farmers along the Oregon-California border to half the annual norm as it grapples with a fourth year of regional drought, the agency said on Friday.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Irrigators get help from abroad, switch to sprinklers
All sugar beets grown for Sidney Sugars Inc. are irrigated, and that traditionally has meant some hard physical labor. But that presents a problem because labor is increasingly hard to come by in the midst of the big Bakken oilfield boom.
Monday, August, 04, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Science explores turfgrass, irrigation
WASHINGTON — A University of Minnesota student who has developed a drought-resistant turfgrass seed mixture was among the 100 students to exhibit his project at the recent White House Science Fair.
Monday, June, 09, 2014 - Agweek - News

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California order to cut water use does not apply to farmers
PHILLIPS, Calif. - California farmers, already hit by reductions in the amount of water they can buy for irrigation, will not be held to Democratic Governor Jerry Brown's order on Wednesday for a 25 percent reduction in water use in the state's prolonged drought.
Thursday, April, 02, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Thai crops to suffer worst drought in 15 years
Thailand will experience its worst drought in more than a decade this year, damaging crops in one of the world’s biggest rice-exporting nations, according to the country’s irrigation department.
Thursday, February, 05, 2015 - - News

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Water sent to Calif. drought areas by tunnel
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California farmers would pay more to irrigate their crops under a proposal to build tunnels under the San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta to funnel water to the state’s agricultural breadbasket, officials say.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Kansas study shows USDA land value surveys below market prices
CHICAGO - Actual farmland prices in Kansas, the top U.S. wheat state, generally run far higher than values shown from surveys of farmland owners conducted by the U.S. Agriculture Department, according to a study by a Kansas State University economist.
Saturday, April, 11, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Weather Talk: Crops will need moisture soon
Now, with warmer weather, the average precipitation goes up but so do our water needs. Fortunately, this dry weather is following 22 years of generally wet weather, so reservoirs are full. There will be plenty of water for drinking and washing clothes this summer. But if it the dry weather continues, some sort of water restrictions will become necessary at some point.
Wednesday, April, 15, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Kenya sugar farming turns sour as import curbs fail
In the sugar cane fields of western Kenya, farmers complain that falling prices mean they can barely make ends meet. Yet rival African producers can still offer cheaper supplies.
Wednesday, March, 18, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Record sugar beet crop in Montana
Western Sugar Cooperative is going to have a big crop this year, and the biggest part of it will be in the Billings, Mont., production area.
Monday, September, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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More than 40 percent of China’s arable land degraded
More than 40 percent of China’s arable land is suffering from degradation, official news agency Xinhua says, reducing its capacity to produce food for the world’s biggest population.
Tuesday, November, 04, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Monsoon rains to hit southern India on time, could help sowing
India's weather office said on Thursday it expects monsoon rains to hit the southern Kerala coast around May 30, a timely arrival for farmers worried about dry weather from an El Nino weather pattern this year.
Thursday, May, 14, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Harvard buys up water rights in drought-hit wine country
Harvard University has quietly become one of the biggest grape growers in California’s drought-stricken Paso Robles wine region, securing water well drilling permits to feed its vineyards days before lawmakers banned new pumping, according to records reviewed by Reuters.
Friday, January, 23, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Lessons from California prove eye-opening
A few weeks ago, I used some time off from covering Upper Great Plains agriculture for Agweek to attend a two-day seminar focusing on the “Salad Bowl of the World” in Salinas, Calif.
Monday, August, 04, 2014 - Agweek - News

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United Nations: 'Business as usual' will create a thirsty planet in 15 years
LONDON - The planet faces a 40 percent shortfall in water supplies in 15 years due to urbanization, population growth and increasing demand for water for food production, energy and industry, the United Nations said on Friday.
Friday, March, 20, 2015 - Reuters - News

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California Governor Brown tells critics of water project: 'Shut up'
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday delivered a spirited defense of his controversial proposals to shore up California's water system, which is straining under years of drought and population growth.
Thursday, May, 07, 2015 - Reuters - News

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MN group concerned about industrial ag
BACKUS, Minn. — About 50 people living between Backus and Akeley in north-central Minnesota have signed a petition presented to Cass County commissioners asking the board to “defend our area from the abusive practices of industrial agriculture.”
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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China to ban water-polluting paper mills, oil refineries
BEIJING - China will ban water-polluting paper mills, oil refineries, pesticide producers and other industrial plants by the end of 2016, as it moves to tackle severe pollution of the country's water supply.
Thursday, April, 16, 2015 - Reuters - News

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U.S. Corn Belt farmland values steady but weakness seen
Prices for prime crop land in the central Corn Belt held up better than other regions in the first quarter, but the outlook for low grain prices looked likely to pressure land values and farm incomes further in coming months, according to Federal Reserve quarterly surveys of farm bankers issued on Thursday.
Friday, May, 15, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Ode to farm moms
In Agweek, we talk a lot about farmers, cattle and crops. We talk about families who run their operations as a team, overcome hardships and make their work a success. But only on rare occasions are we able to zero in on the real heart of the operation, the farm mom.
Monday, August, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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