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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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Texas deluge delays cotton planting, crop insurance deadline looms
The historic rains that have hit Texas this month, causing deadly flooding in parts of the state, have delayed cotton plantings, kindling concerns about next season's crop in the top growing U.S. state.
Thursday, May, 28, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Indian monsoon falters in key month for farmers
MUMBAI - After drenching India with above-average rains in June, the monsoon has weakened in what is typically the wettest and most crucial month for millions of farmers growing oilseeds, rice, cotton and pulses.
Wednesday, July, 01, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Australia cuts farm commodity forecasts because of El Nino
SYDNEY - Australia on June 16 slashed forecast production levels for wheat, cotton and other agricultural commodities in fiscal year 2015 to '16, as an El Nino weather phenomenon grips the country and dries out farmland.
Tuesday, June, 16, 2015 - Reuters - 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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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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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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Opinion: China less vulnerable to price shocks
With a population of 1.3 billion and a small agricultural area relative to its population, China is the hope for an export-led prosperity for grain and oilseed farmers in the major agricultural exporting nations.
Thursday, May, 28, 2015 - - 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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Monsanto to invest more than $1 billion in dicamba herbicide production
Monsanto Co's efforts to expand its agrichemical interests beyond what has long been its bread-and-butter glyphosate herbicide business were underscored on Wednesday by news the company plans to invest potentially more than $1 billion in a production facility for an alternative herbicide.
Wednesday, June, 24, 2015 - Reuters - 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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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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El Nino has emerged, 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 on Tuesday confirmed its return this year.
Tuesday, May, 12, 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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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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