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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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Texas farmer killed by swarm of bees
A Texas farmer who disturbed an underground bee colony while plowing a field died after he was stung hundreds of times by a swarm that attacked him, a fire official said on Monday.
Monday, June, 29, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Rains rally Asia crops in El Nino year, but relief seen short-lived
Surprisingly strong rains in an El Nino year, typically marked by droughts in parts of Asia, have eased concerns of a lower crop output in the region. But weather forecasters are not convinced, warning of severe dryness in the autumn months.
Monday, June, 29, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Los Angeles transportation agency to cut water use by 20 percent
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles County transportation agency, facing a catastrophic drought that has led the state to issue its first ever mandatory cutbacks in urban water use, has decided to reduce its water consumption by 20 percent by 2017.
Friday, June, 26, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Farmers to lose water access as Tanzania's hydropower runs dry
DAR ES SALAAM - T anzania, home to Mt. Kilimanjaro and the Serengeti National Park, has a tradition of protecting land for the sake of ecological diversity and beauty.
Friday, June, 26, 2015 - Reuters - News

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WOTUS and agricultural exemptions
You might have heard a lot of talk recently about the EPA’s and Army Corps’ final updated Waters of the United States Rule, which clarifies the waters covered by the Clean Water Act.
Tuesday, June, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Heating units influence farming decisions
Sure, area farmers are watching the thermometer and calendar. But they’re keeping tabs on growing degree days, too: GDDs, also known as heat units, influence decisions on everything from irrigation to the timing of pesticide applications and have a huge impact on both yields and quality.
Monday, June, 22, 2015 - Agweek - News

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AGWEEK EXCLUSIVE: A sitdown with Offutt
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. — The patriarch of the biggest potato producer in the world says his company is not the poor environmental steward critics have accused it of being in a snafu over Minnesota water permits.
Monday, June, 22, 2015 - Agweek - News

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California water district challenges cutbacks in water for farms
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A water agency serving family farms in California's San Joaquin Valley breadbasket has sued the state over recent rules that demand cutbacks by farmers and others despite old and generally protected legal rights to pump from local rivers.
Saturday, June, 20, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Water wars in California's coastal wine country
PASO ROBLES, Calif. - By most measures, California's Central Coast wine industry is thriving. Between 1990 and 2014, harvested wine grape acreage in the growing region around Paso Robles nearly quintupled to 37,408 acres, as vintners discovered that the area's rolling hills, rocky soil and mild climate were perfect for coaxing rich, sultry flavors from red wine grapes.
Friday, June, 19, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Nepal farmers need urgent aid to avert threat of hunger facing one million
LONDON - Farmers in earthquake-hit Nepal urgently need $20 million in emergency aid to plant crops in the summer and winter cropping seasons, protect their livestock and avert the threat of hunger facing a million people, the United Nations said on Friday.
Friday, June, 19, 2015 - Reuters - News

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North Korea fears famine as U.N. says drought halves food production
ROME - North Korea faces further food shortages as production in the country's main growing region is expected to be cut in half, the United Nations food agency said.
Thursday, June, 18, 2015 - Reuters - News

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California curtails some longstanding water rights over drought
LOS ANGELES - California's water board, facing a devastating four-year drought, on Friday curtailed some longstanding water rights for agriculture and other uses in Northern and Central California for the first time in nearly 40 years, officials said.
Monday, June, 15, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Zimbabwe harvests shrivel as rains and government farm support dry up
BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe - F or many years, Miriam Hlabangana, a farmer in Gwanda, about 150 kilometers south of Bulawayo, planted and harvested enough maize to not only feed her family but sell some excess to buyers from Bulawayo and beyond.
Monday, June, 15, 2015 - Reuters - News

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India's economic data brings cheer as monsoon worries mount
NEW DELHI - India's industrial production output grew more than expected in April, reaching a two-month high, and retail inflation edged up in May, easing concern over an economy facing the worst drought since 2009.
Friday, June, 12, 2015 - Reuters - News

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After oil price drop, Algeria tries to boost food crops
SIDI RACHED, Algeria - At Ahmed Bekhi's cereal farm outside Algiers, there are clear signs of Algeria's campaign to increase food production to help curb billions of dollars in imports and offset a sharp fall in world oil prices.
Thursday, June, 11, 2015 - 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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After oil price drop, Algeria tries to boost food crops
At Ahmed Bekhi's cereal farm outside Algiers, there are clear signs of Algeria's campaign to increase food production to help curb billions of dollars in imports and offset a sharp fall in world oil prices.
Monday, June, 08, 2015 - Reuters - News

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India's Modi seeks quick boost to irrigation as drought looms
India must quickly expand its irrigation network and improve water usage to offset the impact of less monsoon rainfall than usual, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday, as the country braces for its first drought in six years.
Monday, June, 08, 2015 - - News

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Court drops appeals to DNR decisions in R.D. Offutt water permit applications
The Minnesota Court of Appeals on June 2 agreed to drop appeals filed by R.D. Offutt against a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources decision requiring extra environmental reports from the potato producer for water permit applications.
Wednesday, June, 03, 2015 - Agweek - News

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