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Decision on Minn. sulfate wild rice limit could be year away
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on Wednesday released its preliminary findings on how much sulfate pollution is too much for wild rice, saying a two-year, $1.5 million field and laboratory study shows sulfate above 4 to 16 parts per million can produce a chain reaction in the ecosystem that harms wild rice.
Thursday, March, 13, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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China cancels Thai rice deal
China has canceled a deal to buy 1.2 million metric tons of Thai rice after Thailand’s anti-corruption agency launched investigations into a state rice-buying scheme, the Thai commerce minister said Feb. 4.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Minn. to release study on sulfate and wild rice
On Minnesota’s Fond du Lac Indian Reservation, wild rice, the iconic grain that grows across much of the northern half of the state, is at the center of a contentious debate over mining and the environment.
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Minn. sulfate wild rice findings released
DULUTH, Minn. — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, on March 12, released its preliminary findings on how much sulfate pollution is too much for wild rice, saying a two-year, $1.5 million field and laboratory study shows sulfate above 4 to 16 parts per million can produce a chain reaction in the ecosystem that harms wild rice.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Minn. wild rice-sulfate studies conclude; decision to come later this year
Results of two years of field and laboratory work on how sulfates affect wild rice was released Jan. 7, but any decision on the state’s wild rice standard and its effect on the mining industry is still many months away.
Wednesday, January, 08, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Thai PM to face charges over rice scheme
Gun battles erupted between Thai police and anti-government protesters in Bangkok on Feb. 18, and four people were killed and dozens wounded as authorities made their most determined effort yet to clear demonstrators from the streets. In a day of tangled developments in Thailand’s long-running political crisis, the country’s anti-corruption body announced it was filing charges against Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra relating to a rice subsidy scheme that has fueled middle-class opposition to her government.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - 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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Infrastructure, trade limit farmers
URBANA, Ill. — Even after the agricultural reforms of 2002 and 2003, for wheat, rice and pearl millet farmers in India, grain markets are still pretty sticky.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - - 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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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: land too polluted to farm
About 3.33 million hectares (8 million acres) of China’s farmland is too polluted to grow crops, a government official says, highlighting the risk facing agriculture after three decades of rapid industrial growth.
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - - News

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Japan skips food wheat purchase tender this week
Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture skipped buying food quality wheat via a regular tender this week because of a custom of not conducting tenders in the first week of the new fiscal year starting April, as well as in the first week of a calender year.
Tuesday, April, 01, 2014 - - 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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China draws up plan to tackle soil pollution
China’s environmental authorities have passed a plan to tackle soil pollution as the government becomes increasingly concerned about the risk to food posed by widespread contamination of farmland.
Wednesday, March, 19, 2014 - - 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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US, Japan eye gap over agriculture trade talks
The United States and Japan will aim to find common ground on sticking points such as agriculture and autos at the next round of negotiations on a Pacific Rim trade pact, the U.S. Trade Representative said on Saturday after top-level talks.
Tuesday, February, 18, 2014 - - News

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Urban farming covers an area the size of Europe
City dwellers are growing their own food on a much greater scale than previously thought, farming an area the size of the European Union, according to the first comprehensive study on the global scale of urban agriculture.
Thursday, November, 13, 2014 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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