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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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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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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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Think tank says U.S. farm bill payments to peak with 2015 crop
CHICAGO - Government support for U.S. grain farmers under the new five-year farm bill will peak with the coming 2015 crop, the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute said in a new report.
Tuesday, March, 10, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Think tank predicts payment peak
Government support for U.S. grain farmers under the new five-year farm bill will peak with the coming 2015 crop, the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute says in a new report.
Wednesday, March, 18, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Monsanto reports smaller loss, forecasts profit below estimates
Monsanto Co., the world’s largest seed company, reported a narrower fourth-quarter loss on Wednesday and said it sees continued growth in the new fiscal year on sales of corn and soybean seeds.
Wednesday, October, 08, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Critics of Dow herbicide sue EPA over approval
A coalition of U.S. farmer and environmental groups filed a lawsuit on Oct. 22 seeking to overturn regulatory approval granted last week for an herbicide developed by Dow AgroSciences.
Thursday, October, 23, 2014 - Reuters - 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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From cattle to corn, crude oil dive ripples through farm economy
The lowest energy prices since 2009, which have already benefited transport, retail and industrial companies, are giving farmers a boost just as the U.S. Department of Agriculture forecasts their incomes will plunge 32 percent this year.
Tuesday, February, 17, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Simplot's Innate GMO potato approved
Twenty years after scientists at North Dakota State University were among the first to conduct genetically modified potato research trials in the U.S., J.R. Simplot Co. has received U.S. Department of Agriculture approval for deregulation of a GMO potato. USDA approved Innate, a potato developed from other potato genes so it produces fewer acrylamides when fried. Anti-GMO groups are pressing for USDA to reverse its Nov. 7 decision. Clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected within weeks, according to Simplot.
Thursday, November, 13, 2014 - Agweek - News

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USDA seeks comment on prevented-planting policies
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking comment by March 30 on recommendations that eventually could lead to changes in its prevented-planting insurance coverage levels. If approved, the changes would cut corn prevented-planting payment levels and increase rates for potatoes and green peas, among other things.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Brazil takes aim at U.S. farm subsidies as Rousseff readies visit
BRASILIA - After finally turning the page on a dispute over spying that hampered attempts to deepen trade ties, Brazil and the United States may be headed for another clash, this time over U.S. farm subsidies.
Friday, May, 01, 2015 - Reuters - News

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ABCs of GMOs: On food shelves since 1994
GMOs — or genetically modified organisms — first hit U.S. grocery shelves in 1994. They have been hotly debated in the two decades since, being denounced as unstable, unhealthy "frankenfoods" by some while being touted as a solution to feeding a growing global population by others. “Farmers are obviously not out to harm their buyers,” says Scott Sinner, who grows both GMO and non-GMO crops. “Why would they be? It doesn’t make any sense.”
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Forum News Service - 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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Farm management specialist: ‘No right answer’ between PLC, ARC
Dwight Aakre has analyzed many federal farm bills in his career. But even the veteran North Dakota State University Extension Service farm management specialist isn’t sure which of the two safety-net options created by the 2014 farm bill is the better choice for area farmers.
Tuesday, October, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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