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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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Battling herbicide-resistant weeds
For nearly a decade, cotton growers have been battling to save crops from the ravages of glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri).
Monday, December, 16, 2013 - - News

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Vilsack speaks on farm bill issues
Everything from the “actively engaged rule” and conservation compliance to the Brazil cotton case and the new position of agriculture undersecretary for trade came up when Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack testified before the Senate Agriculture Committee May 7 on the implementation of the 2014 farm bill.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - 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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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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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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Beast of a weed
Palmer amaranth is creeping across the Midwest from the South.
Monday, November, 04, 2013 - Associated Press - 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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Report: Big payoff from GM crops
Genetically modified crops benefit both farmers’ finances and the environment, according to a report released today.
Tuesday, May, 06, 2014 - - News

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China GMO research funding dipped 80 percent
BEIJING — Chinese research funding into genetically modified organisms (GMO) has fallen by 80 percent in the past four years, according to a member of a parliamentary advisory body, as Beijing faces public unease over a technology it has been promoting to boost food security.
Monday, March, 17, 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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Small farms, big roles
The Census of Agriculture shows, for the most part, farms are becoming bigger and fewer. But the census also shows farms still vary in size: Small ones are growing in number and those of modest size continue to play a huge role. Agweek kicks off a series profiling small farms operated by people whose main sources of income are off-farm jobs.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Winter storm impacts Northern Ag Expo turnout
After a three-year run of euphoric times for the region’s crop farmers, the outlook for poorer commodity prices was figuring into an uncertain outlook for many show-goers at the North Dakota Ag Expo in Fargo Dec. 3 and 4.
Monday, December, 09, 2013 - 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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US wants swift GMO approval in China
U.S. officials are monitoring Chinese rejections of American corn shipments, which have helped drive down commodity prices, and have urged China to act promptly to approve genetically modified strains of corn, the U.S. Trade Representative’s office says.
Monday, December, 23, 2013 - - News

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Agriculture Act of 2014: Commodities Title
The Agriculture Act of 2014 is divided into 12 titles covering commodities, conservation, trade, nutrition, credit, rural development, research, forestry, energy, horticulture, crop insurance and miscellaneous. In this column, we take a look at some of the elements of Title I — Commodities. Beginning with the 1996 farm bill, crop farmers have been provided with — in one form or other — direct payments based on historical yields and acreage.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Average farm prices up from January, down from 2013
The February All Farm Products Index is 106 percent of its 2011 base, up 7.1 percent from the January index but 2.8 percent below the February 2013 index.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - - News

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China’s approval process for GMO grains ‘overly political’ - AmCham
China’s approval process for GMO grains has become “overly political,” “unpredictable and nontransparent,” an American industry group said on Thursday, in the strongest criticism of Beijing’s biotech policy since China began rejecting thousands of metric tons of genetically modified corn last year.
Thursday, February, 27, 2014 - - News

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China to spend more on farm subsidies
BEIJING — China will increase its 2014 budget for farming subsidies by 10 percent from last year’s 1.6 trillion yuan ($261.09 billion), a top government official says, even as critics argue that subsidies play a limited role in boosting food production.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - - News

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ARC, PLC selection begins Sept. 29
Crop farm owners may begin updating their yield history and reallocating base acres at their local Farm Service Agency county offices for the new farm program Sept. 29, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on Sept. 24 during an event at the University of Minnesota St. Paul campus and in a national call to reporters.
Monday, September, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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