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Decision on Minn. sulfate wild rice limit could be year away
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on Wednesday released its preliminary findings on how much sulfate pollution is too much for wild rice, saying a two-year, $1.5 million field and laboratory study shows sulfate above 4 to 16 parts per million can produce a chain reaction in the ecosystem that harms wild rice.
Thursday, March, 13, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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China cancels Thai rice deal
China has canceled a deal to buy 1.2 million metric tons of Thai rice after Thailand’s anti-corruption agency launched investigations into a state rice-buying scheme, the Thai commerce minister said Feb. 4.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Minn. to release study on sulfate and wild rice
On Minnesota’s Fond du Lac Indian Reservation, wild rice, the iconic grain that grows across much of the northern half of the state, is at the center of a contentious debate over mining and the environment.
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Minn. sulfate wild rice findings released
DULUTH, Minn. — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, on March 12, released its preliminary findings on how much sulfate pollution is too much for wild rice, saying a two-year, $1.5 million field and laboratory study shows sulfate above 4 to 16 parts per million can produce a chain reaction in the ecosystem that harms wild rice.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Minn. wild rice-sulfate studies conclude; decision to come later this year
Results of two years of field and laboratory work on how sulfates affect wild rice was released Jan. 7, but any decision on the state’s wild rice standard and its effect on the mining industry is still many months away.
Wednesday, January, 08, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Thai PM to face charges over rice scheme
Gun battles erupted between Thai police and anti-government protesters in Bangkok on Feb. 18, and four people were killed and dozens wounded as authorities made their most determined effort yet to clear demonstrators from the streets. In a day of tangled developments in Thailand’s long-running political crisis, the country’s anti-corruption body announced it was filing charges against Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra relating to a rice subsidy scheme that has fueled middle-class opposition to her government.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Government offers loans as incentive in Thailand
BANGKOK — Thailand will offer interest-free loans to farmers as an incentive to delay sales of rice, its prime minister says, as the interim government seeks to support farmers hurt by falling global commodities prices.
Monday, November, 03, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Casualties of Iran nuclear deal
India’s near-monopoly in rice and soymeal exports to Iran could break following Tehran’s nuclear deal with the West, which is expected to pave the way for rival suppliers to boost their trading with the oil-rich country.
Monday, December, 02, 2013 - Reuters - News

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Infrastructure, trade limit farmers
URBANA, Ill. — Even after the agricultural reforms of 2002 and 2003, for wheat, rice and pearl millet farmers in India, grain markets are still pretty sticky.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - - News

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Willmar, Minn., plant returns to normal operations after workers sickened
A Jennie-O Turkey Store processing plant in Willmar, Minn., has returned to normal operations after a medical situation Friday night caused a number of employees to be hospitalized.
Monday, October, 20, 2014 - - News

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Japan skips food wheat purchase tender this week
Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture skipped buying food quality wheat via a regular tender this week because of a custom of not conducting tenders in the first week of the new fiscal year starting April, as well as in the first week of a calender year.
Tuesday, April, 01, 2014 - - News

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China: land too polluted to farm
About 3.33 million hectares (8 million acres) of China’s farmland is too polluted to grow crops, a government official says, highlighting the risk facing agriculture after three decades of rapid industrial growth.
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - - News

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E. coli outbreak linked to animals at Minn. fairs
A traveling Minnesota petting zoo has been linked to an outbreak of E. coli infections in several counties. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, cases of E. coli have been found among 13 people, seven of whom have been hospitalized. The department has linked the cases to Zerebko Zoo Tran of Bovey.
Wednesday, August, 13, 2014 - - News

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China draws up plan to tackle soil pollution
China’s environmental authorities have passed a plan to tackle soil pollution as the government becomes increasingly concerned about the risk to food posed by widespread contamination of farmland.
Wednesday, March, 19, 2014 - - News

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Farmers share similar but different struggles across globe
Our understanding of the issues facing U.S. farmers is not limited to what we have learned during the course of our academic endeavors. Daryll grew up on a farm in Hamilton County, Iowa, and has family members who are still engaged in farming. In addition, he has the opportunity to talk to farmers during the numerous presentations he makes to farm groups each year.
Monday, April, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Japan’s Kubota plans to outshine Deere & Co.
Japan’s Kubota Corp. plans to sell powerful, large tractors in North America and Europe next year, its president says, challenging farm equipment industry leader Deere & Co.
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - - News

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US, Japan eye gap over agriculture trade talks
The United States and Japan will aim to find common ground on sticking points such as agriculture and autos at the next round of negotiations on a Pacific Rim trade pact, the U.S. Trade Representative said on Saturday after top-level talks.
Tuesday, February, 18, 2014 - - News

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Australian-China trade deal not as good as hoped
SYDNEY — A trade deal signed with great fanfare between China and Australia has been touted as a major step toward Australia shifting its economy from a “mining boom” to a “dining boom,” but the reality is likely to be more sobering.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Insurance and the farm bill
Though members of Congress often have every intention of enacting a new farm bill well before farmers have to make planting decisions, so farmers can take the new policies into consideration in their planning process, very often planting is under way before the legislation is completed and signed into law by the President. This farm bill year is no different.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Trade deal could bring compromise with beef
The U.S. appears willing to accept a big cut in Japanese tariffs on beef imports rather than insisting on scrapping the levy, the Nikkei business daily said on April 11, as the two countries seek a trade deal seen as vital to a broader regional pact.
Monday, April, 14, 2014 - - News

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