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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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OSHA begins inspection of Willmar, Minn., Jennie-O plant
An investigator from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration began work Monday at the Jennie-O Turkey Store processing plant in Willmar, Minn., where more than two dozen employees became ill Friday evening.
Tuesday, October, 21, 2014 - Forum News Service - 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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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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U.S. spring planting stalled in South but Corn Belt set for early start
CHICAGO - Planting is expected to start early in the northern U.S. Corn Belt after a dry winter but seeding is behind schedule in southern crop areas where it's been too wet, U.S. government forecasters said on Thursday.
Friday, March, 20, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Vilsack says pleased with Farm Bill sign-up, results likely in May
CHICAGO - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Wednesday he is pleased with the number of grain farmers signing up for the new five-year federal farm bill’s main crop supports, but final results will not be available for another month.
Thursday, April, 16, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Japan and U.S. ministers to meet for trade talks before summit
TOKYO - Japan and the United States will hold cabinet-level trade talks from this weekend, but are unlikely to seal a final deal, seen as crucial for a broader trans-Pacific free trade pact, by a summit this month, Japanese Economy Minister Akira Amari said on Friday.
Friday, April, 17, 2015 - Reuters - News

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