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Philippines looks to broaden range of rice suppliers
MANILA - The Philippines' state grains procurement agency said on Tuesday that it would look to import rice from a broader range of countries including Pakistan, India and Myanmar, as it tries to diversify its supplies of the staple food.
Tuesday, April, 14, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Indonesia could backtrack on rice imports as prices rise, El Nino looms
Indonesia's president could be forced to backtrack on promises to curb rice imports, with analysts saying the country may ship in as much as 1.6 million tons of the staple grain this year because of soaring prices at home and the threat of a strong El Nino.
Thursday, May, 21, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Minnesota lawmakers introduce another bill to thwart wild rice water rules
Northern Minnesota lawmakers have introduced a second round of legislation to roll back or thwart water-quality protections for wild rice in an effort to protect the taconite iron ore mining industry.
Wednesday, February, 18, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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MPCA wild rice, clean water approach on political tightrope
On March 24, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency called for a “new approach” to regulate sulfate discharges in wild rice water, shifting from a single rule to calculating safe sulfate levels for 1,300 bodies of water.
Wednesday, March, 25, 2015 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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U.S. weather forecaster sees 90 percent chance of El Nino this summer
El Nino is a warming of sea-surface temperatures in the Pacific that can lead to scorching weather across Asia and East Africa but heavy rains and floods in South America, roiling production of key foods such as rice, wheat and sugar.
Thursday, May, 14, 2015 - - News

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Indonesia could backtrack on rice imports as prices rise, El Nino looms
Indonesia's president could be forced to backtrack on promises to curb rice imports, with analysts saying the country may ship in as much as 1.6 million metric tons of the staple grain this year because of soaring prices at home and the threat of a strong El Nino.
Thursday, May, 21, 2015 - 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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Thai crops to suffer worst drought in 15 years
Thailand will experience its worst drought in more than a decade this year, damaging crops in one of the world’s biggest rice-exporting nations, according to the country’s irrigation department.
Thursday, February, 05, 2015 - - News

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Typhoon Noul weakens after lashing Philippines, heads for Japan
Two people died when the typhoon made landfall on Sunday in the rice- and corn-producing province of Cagayan about 250 miles north of the capital, Manila, toppling trees and cutting power in wide areas of the province.
Thursday, May, 14, 2015 - - News

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At least 70 percent chance of El Nino in June
El Nino, or a warming of sea-surface temperatures in the Pacific, can prompt drought in Southeast Asia and Australia and heavy rains in South America, hitting production of food such as rice, wheat and sugar.
Tuesday, April, 14, 2015 - Reuters - News

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‘Whiplash’ cruel blow for already poverty-stricken region
MANILA — The typhoon’s name was Hagupit, which means “whiplash” in Filipino, and for the poverty-stricken rice farmers, fishermen, village workers and children of the eastern central Philippines, it was an especially painful blow.
Monday, December, 15, 2014 - - News

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El Niño near-certain to last through summer
The El Niño climate phenomenon is almost certain to last through the Northern Hemisphere summer, the U.S. weather forecaster said, raising the chance of heavy rain in the southern United States as well as South America, and scorching heat in Asia that could devastate crops of thirsty food staples like rice.
Friday, May, 15, 2015 - - News

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China looking to curb fertilizer, pesticide use
China, the world’s top producer of rice and wheat, is seeking to cap the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides that have helped to contaminate large swathes of its arable land and threaten its ability to keep up with domestic food demand.
Friday, December, 05, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Cutting back on fertilizer, pesticide
China, the world’s top producer of rice and wheat, is seeking to cap the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides that have helped to contaminate large swathes of its arable land and threaten its ability to keep up with domestic food demand.
Monday, December, 15, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Kellogg's profit beats as Latin America sales rise
Kellogg Co, the world's largest maker of breakfast cereals, reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and sales as demand rose in Latin America. The maker of Corn Flakes and Rice Krispies said on Tuesday that sales in Latin America rose 6 percent to $295 million in the first quarter ended April 4.
Tuesday, May, 05, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Women take on floods and hunger in rural Pakistan
Amina Bibi lost her husband, a boatman, to kidney failure soon after massive floods in 2010 hit the remote district of Rajanpur in Pakistan’s Punjab province. “All I can afford is rice, so that’s what I feed my eight children every day and they are just not getting enough nutrition,” said the weary-looking widow, aged around 40.
Monday, April, 20, 2015 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - 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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China says to spend 33 percent more on grain stockpiling
BEIJING — China’s Finance Ministry said the country will spend 154.6 billion yuan ($24.66 billion) on stockpiling grains, edible oils and other materials in 2015, a rise of 33 percent on the year.
Saturday, March, 07, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Canada risks being sidelined in Pacific trade deal
ISTANBUL - Canada risks getting left behind in a 12-nation Pacific trade deal because it has been reluctant to negotiate on opening its markets, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Thursday.
Thursday, May, 07, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Experts say Cargill case highlights foreign regulatory influence in US
Major U.S. grain exporter Cargill Inc.’s lawsuit against Syngenta AG over losses stemming from China’s rejection of genetically modified corn demonstrates how U.S. markets are becoming increasingly subject to foreign rules, legal experts said on Tuesday.
Wednesday, September, 17, 2014 - Reuters - News

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