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Western Canada farmers scan skies for rain as crops struggle
WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Farmers in Western Canada's Prairie provinces are counting on rains forecast by the weekend to salvage crops struggling to grow after weeks of dry weather.
Tuesday, June, 09, 2015 - Reuters - News

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USDA increases wheat harvest outlook after rains
WASHINGTON - Heavy rains across the southern and central U.S. Plains throughout May boosted wheat production in that area, the U.S. Agriculture Department said on Wednesday.
Wednesday, June, 10, 2015 - Reuters - News

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U.S. rains attract grain buyers' attention, but not business
CHICAGO - Heavy rains swamping U.S. farmland are grabbing the attention of global grain buyers as prices of corn and soybean futures soar on concerns about damage from the deluge.
Monday, June, 29, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Climate change boosts rain in Africa's Sahel region
BONN, Germany - Rising greenhouse gases have boosted rainfall in the Sahel region of Africa, easing droughts that killed 100,000 people in the 1970s and 1980s, in a rare positive effect of climate change, a study said on Monday.
Monday, June, 01, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Zimbabwe farmers gauge rainfall
Two months after the first rains fell in Zunzanyika village last autumn, tensions were high. The rains — which mark the start of the planting season — had disappeared as quickly as they had come, and crops planted in October failed to germinate.
Wednesday, March, 18, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Weather Talk: What's the difference between a shower and rain?
A WDAY television viewer inquired earlier this week about the difference between a rain shower and just plain rain. The classic meteorological definition is that a shower is brief and/or intermittent whereas rain is steady.
Thursday, May, 14, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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May rains welcome in region
The rainfall of the past several days surely put the stop on crop planting operations across the Red River Valley region, but it's a small price to pay for what appears to be a "drought-busting" rain. Nearly all of North Dakota and western Minnesota have been in at least moderate drought this spring, with the fear building that had it not rained the drought would have gone from moderate to severe. That is unlikely to happen in the near term.
Saturday, May, 16, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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AgweekTV: How much rain is too much?
On this week's AgweekTV, we look at the amount of rain and how much is too much. We also get a dose of Ryan Taylor's Cowboy Logic.
Tuesday, May, 26, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Weather Talk: Recent rains will keep soil soggy
It was just one week ago that it started raining. Rain over the seven days since has been plentiful enough to eliminate all concern about it being dry. It is interesting to note that our weather condition can switch from dry to wet in such a short time.
Sunday, May, 17, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Weekend rains boost area crops
idespread rains across the Upper Midwest during the weekend of Aug. 23 and 24, particularly on Saturday, Aug. 23, gave a huge boost to still-maturing crops, including corn, soybeans and potatoes, area farmers and agriculture officials said on the morning of Monday, Aug. 25.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Soaking rains end drought in much of Red River Valley
Soaking rains that have fallen over the past two weeks have ended drought conditions that parched much of the Red River Valley, and more rain is in the forecast.
Friday, May, 15, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Rains beneficial for corn and wheat, slows soy planting
FARGO, N.D. — The region’s farmers had mostly good rains recently, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service. Conditions have gone from worrisome dry to excess rain.
Monday, June, 01, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Weather Talk: One good rain away
Each warm day causes more and more evaporation which leaves the ground drier and drier. Many farmers in the area are concerned that the lack of rain will soon impact the growing season. And while all of these concerns are real, it is important to realize that our region is one good storm away from being quite wet.
Saturday, April, 11, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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AGWEEK TV: Farmers welcome timely rains
Timely rains turn things around for growers, a new generation faces the challenges and demands of the family farm, and an NDSU student builds a tiny tractor for a competition. Don't miss this week's episode of AgweekTV.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Timely rains boost crop prospects
Farmers throughout the region are ahead of schedule planting crops, and they are grateful for rains that have allayed some concerns about drought. Here is how farmers and input suppliers in west-central Minnesota recently described their situation when Agweek came through the area to check on progress.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Aug. 23 and 24 rains boost area crops
Farmers once described timely, crop-boosting precipitation as “a million-dollar rain.” The term, more poetic than scientific, has been outdated by higher crop prices, but the concept remains valid.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Parts of northwest Minnesota got excess rain
One of the joys of agriculture is receiving the right amount of rain at the right time. One of the frustrations is getting too much. Farmers and ranchers in Minnesota’s Polk County have known both the good and bad this month.
Monday, May, 25, 2015 - Agweek - News

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AgweekTV: Farmers and ranchers hope for spring rain
Regional farmers and ranchers hope for spring rain after a dry winter. Agweek reporter Mikkel Pates catches up with ranchers in western South Dakota. Also, view a "crop stop" with Agweek reporter Jonathan Knutson and go inside the 53rd annual International Sugarbeet Institute event at the Fargodome.
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Rains affect U.S. hard red winter wheat
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Rains continue to plague the U.S. hard red winter wheat crop, and analysts are lowering their production estimates. Given the continuous rains, it is very hard to get on the fields to spray in a timely fashion.
Tuesday, June, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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AgweekTV: What's the impact of all that May rain?
This week on AgweekTV, a look at how May’s heavy rains are affecting growers about the region. Plus, more and more ranchers are using artificial insemination for their cattle. We’ll tell you why that’s so popular. And we’ll meet a farm couple easing out of the business - with an unusual arrangement to help a young couple start farming.
Monday, June, 01, 2015 - Agweek - News

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