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Race to the bottom: Cotton vs polyester prices
SINGAPORE - Bulging cotton inventories in China and slumping oil markets have triggered a race to the bottom between cotton and polyester prices. Both fibers compete for buyers in the textile industry, and cotton seems to be gaining the upper hand for the first time in years.
Tuesday, April, 07, 2015 - Reuters - News

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China cotton producer resists reforms
China’s top cotton producer, a quasi-military body formed 60 years ago to settle the far west Xinjiang area, is resisting a government policy that could force it to cut output in an industry employing hundreds of thousands in the restive region.
Friday, February, 20, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Uzbek government forces over one million to harvest cotton in 2014
NEW YORK - The Uzbek government forced into labor more than one million people in the 2014 cotton harvest, while officials siphoned off profits at unprecedented levels, a rights group said on Monday.
Monday, April, 13, 2015 - Reuters - News

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US, Brazil settle cotton subsidy dispute for $300 million
The U.S. and Brazil on Wednesday agreed to end a decade-long dispute over subsidies paid to U.S. cotton growers, taking steps to soothe diplomatic relations strained by an espionage scandal.
Wednesday, October, 01, 2014 - - News

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China to direct farm machinery subsidies to growers of key crops
China will give priority to growers of key staple crops as well as cotton and sugar under changes to its farm machinery subsidy scheme, as it seeks to guarantee food self-sufficiency amid a declining rural workforce, its top newspaper says.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - - News

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Nation shoulders 22 commodity check-off programs
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, there now are federal commodity checkoffs for beef, blueberries, Christmas trees, cotton, dairy products, eggs, fluid milk, Hass avocados, “Honey Packers and Importers,” lamb, mango, mushrooms, paper and paper-based packaging, peanuts, popcorn, pork, potatoes, processed raspberries, softwood lumber, sorghum, soybeans and watermelons.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Payments undermine market access
ROME — Wealthy countries are still subsidizing their farmers at the expense of developing nations, undermining market access for some of the world’s poorest producers, two farm ministers told a Food and Agriculture Organization meeting on Oct. 6.
Monday, October, 13, 2014 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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Developing countries blast rich-world farm subsidies at Rome talks
Wealthy countries are still subsidizing their farmers at the expense of developing nations, undermining market access for some of the world’s poorest producers, two farm ministers told a Food and Agriculture Organization meeting on Monday.
Monday, October, 06, 2014 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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Cabbages trump coffee for Tanzania's climate-stressed farmers
In the small village of Kanji, nestled on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, Ludovick Meela is preparing to cut down the rest of the ageing coffee trees on his farm and replace them with vegetables.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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Australia trims 2014 to '15 wheat crop forecast as El Nino looms
Australia lowered its forecast for 2014-15 wheat production by nearly 1 percent as dry weather curbs yields, and the world’s third-largest wheat exporter warned output could fall further if an El Nino weather pattern forms.
Wednesday, June, 11, 2014 - - News

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Reflections of a reluctant farm kid
Once upon a time, there was a little farm girl who longed for city life. Every day she thought, “I will never ever live on a farm, when I grow up.” She gaped with wide eyes and an open mouth the first time she entered a real shopping mall.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Scientists to submit GM mustard report to government
Indian scientists have completed final trials of a genetically modified (GM) variety of mustard and will submit a report to the government in a month, hoping to win over stiff opposition to make it the country's first commercial transgenic food crop.
Tuesday, May, 19, 2015 - Reuters - News

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2014 farm bill: Who wrote this mess?
The 2014 farm bill has some issues.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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El Nino seems all but certain, Asia braces for crop damage
SINGAPORE - In 2009, the El Nino brought the worst drought in four decades to India. It razed wheat fields in Australia and damaged crops across Asia. Food prices surged. A closely watched forecast by Japan will confirm its return this year as all but certain now.
Monday, May, 11, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Zimbabweans go hungry as drought hammers southern Africa
SIYAGIJIMA, Zimbabwe - Even in the best of times, life is harsh in Siyagijima, a desolate village in southwest Zimbabwe. After the worst regional drought in nearly a decade and the failure of nearby crops, it is likely to be even harsher.
Tuesday, May, 26, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Vilsack: Farmers can exclude low-production years from APH
After saying for months that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency could not possibly allow farmers to take bad years out of their actual production history for 2015 crops, and receiving relentless criticism from Republicans over the issue, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Oct. 21 that farmers will be allowed to exclude years for most spring crops for the coming year.
Wednesday, October, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Texas, Arkansas governors declare disasters after deadly tornadoes
VAN, Texas/LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The governors of Texas and Arkansas declared disasters on Monday in parts of their states hit by tornadoes and floods in a storm series that slammed central states, leaving at least five people dead, injuring more than 50 and reducing buildings to splinters.
Tuesday, May, 12, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Deere says equipment sales to fall further as farm incomes drop
Deere & Co. says it expects equipment sales to fall further as lower grain prices discourage farmers from buying tractors, harvesters and other machinery. Shares of the world’s largest farm equipment maker fell as much as 4 percent in premarket trading.
Wednesday, November, 26, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Official: CAR fighters must embrace farming
ROME — A full-scale food crisis has been averted in Central African Republic following a bout of sectarian bloodletting, but unemployed young men will need jobs for peace to hold in the agriculture-dependent country, a United Nations official says.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - 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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