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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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Column: Asian palm oil, rice yet to price in severe El Nino
LAUNCESTON, Australia - The warnings of a strong El Nino weather phenomenon have been ramped up in recent weeks, but some Asian agricultural prices have yet to fully price in the looming drought.
Thursday, June, 18, 2015 - Reuters - 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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Thailand lowers 2015 rice output forecast
The Thai government lowered its forecast for this year's main-crop rice output by over 2 million metric tons, according to the latest report from the Office of Agricultural Economics, as the major rice-producing nation battles with a severe drought.
Wednesday, July, 01, 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 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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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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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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Indian monsoon falters in key month for farmers
MUMBAI - After drenching India with above-average rains in June, the monsoon has weakened in what is typically the wettest and most crucial month for millions of farmers growing oilseeds, rice, cotton and pulses.
Wednesday, July, 01, 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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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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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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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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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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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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Rapid groundwater depletion threatens Pakistan food security
PAKPATTAN, Pakistan - Until recently, Ghulam Mustafa made a living growing sugarcane, rice, barley and wheat on his 10-acre farm in Punjab province. But these days he is struggling. The water available in wells in the area is dwindling, and the cost of pumping it to his crops is rising. Like many other farmers in the area, Mustafa, 51, now plans to cultivate only half his land and leave the rest for his livestock.
Wednesday, June, 10, 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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