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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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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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‘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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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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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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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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NDSU Western Equestrian Team earns top award
North Dakota State University's Western equestrian team finished the regular competitive season at home by winning the high-point team award, according to a release from the school.
Wednesday, March, 04, 2015 - Agweek - News

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US farm groups seek to exclude Japan from Pacific trade talks
U.S. farm groups said on Wednesday Japan should be suspended from Pacific trade talks if the Asian nation insists on keeping tariffs on sensitive agricultural sectors.
Thursday, May, 29, 2014 - - News

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E. coli outbreak linked to animals at Minn. fairs
A traveling Minnesota petting zoo has been linked to an outbreak of E. coli infections in several counties. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, cases of E. coli have been found among 13 people, seven of whom have been hospitalized. The department has linked the cases to Zerebko Zoo Tran of Bovey.
Wednesday, August, 13, 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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Resource pressures could spark conflicts with global impact
Illegal deforestation in Southeast Asia, conflicts over water in the Nile Basin and China’s growing dependence on South American food are some of the resource challenges facing emerging nations with the potential to cause strife, a risk analysis group warns.
Thursday, February, 05, 2015 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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Scientists want ‘rewilded’ crops to boost agriculture
Scientists should “re-wild” food crops by inserting lost genetic properties of ancient, edible plants in order to boost agricultural output for a growing population, a new study says.
Wednesday, December, 17, 2014 - Reuters - News

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FAO world food price index falls in December
ROME — Global food prices fell in December, the U.N. food agency says, with dairy and meat prices weaker and vegetable oil and sugar prices hit by lower demand for biofuels, while cereals remained steady.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - - News

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Thailand plans to grow more sugar, swell global supply
Thailand plans to boost the amount of land it uses to grow sugarcane, potentially increasing refined sugar output in the world’s second-biggest exporter of the sweetener by around 10 percent, a government official said.
Friday, August, 29, 2014 - Reuters - News

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China underlines cautious approach to biotech crops
China will continue to promote research into genetically modified crops, while maintaining strict controls on safety of the technology, a top agriculture official said on Feb. 3, underscoring Beijing’s cautious approach toward biotechnology.
Tuesday, February, 03, 2015 - Reuters - News

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U.S. agriculture delegation visits Cuba, protests embargo
The most important U.S. agricultural delegation to visit Cuba in more than a decade began three days of meetings on Monday, hoping to find potential business partners and urge the U.S. Congress to lift the trade embargo against the Caribbean nation.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Climate change a ‘threat multiplier’ for farming-dependent states
Climate change and food insecurity are “threat multipliers,” and 32 countries dependent on farming face an “extreme risk” of conflict or civil unrest in the next 30 years, a global analytics firm says.
Wednesday, October, 29, 2014 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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No winner in sugar trade war
I talked once with a guy, an American, shortly after he returned from vacation in Mexico. He told of how he’d wanted to eat “authentic” Mexican food, not “tourist” food. So he walked past two restaurants filled with tourists eating fried chicken; no “tourist” food for him. Finally, he found a restaurant serving local residents and ate “authentic” food with them. “Well, what did you have?” I asked. He hesitated an instant (he’d clearly told the story before; his timing was perfect) and said, “Fried chicken.”
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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