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As El Nino looms, cloud seeding gets tailwind
SYDNEY - Circling thousands of feet above Tasmania's farmland in a light aircraft, Christina Nebel prepares to release tiny chemical particles as part of a cloud-seeding scheme estimated to have helped boost rainfall on the Australian island by over 10 percent.
Tuesday, July, 07, 2015 - Reuters - News

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CME live cattle end higher after wild ride; hogs up
CHICAGO - Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures settled higher on Tuesday after a choppy session in which anticipation of stronger cash prices overshadowed slack wholesale beef demand, traders said.
Tuesday, July, 07, 2015 - Reuters - News

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U.S. prepares for autumn resurgence of bird flu in poultry
The U.S. Agriculture Department is worried about a possible bird flu resurgence in the fall, following an outbreak that has killed more than 48 million chickens and turkeys since December in the largest animal health emergency in U.S. history.
Tuesday, July, 07, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Wimbledon's famous strawberries now come...as mush
LONDON - There's a new way to ingest strawberries at Wimbledon this year but the public isn't invited and the famous berries from the nearby English county of Kent aren't eaten with a spoon and don't come with cream either.
Tuesday, July, 07, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Greek olive farmers demand cash as bank fears grow
LONDON/ATHENS - The cash economy emerging after the closure of Greece's banks is beginning to paralyze the country's vital olive oil industry as farmers demand cash for supplies that distributors are unable to pay.
Tuesday, July, 07, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Duvenaud: Mustard markets bullish, soybeans higher
Mustard markets are bullish, but don’t get carried away. Statistics Canada says mustard seedings dropped from 500,000 acres last year to 325,000 this year — down 35 percent.
Tuesday, July, 07, 2015 - Agweek - News

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U.S. trade deficit widens; weakness abroad fuels export drop
WASHINGTON - The U.S. trade deficit widened in May, fueled by a drop in exports that could heighten concerns over weak overseas demand and a strong U.S. dollar.
Tuesday, July, 07, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Technology makes farming efficient, keeps prices down
MITCHELL, S.D. — Call us awestruck, but farming has really advanced through technology. That’s obviously not big, breaking news. But let us take a moment to reflect on how far farming practices have come to make it a little less taxing on people who work in agriculture.
Tuesday, July, 07, 2015 - Forum Communications Co. - News

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Charges filed in July 2012 cattle shooting
Dillon Gappert of Hensler, N.D., is in custody following criminal mischief charges filed in South Central District Court last week, according to Oliver County State's Attorney John Mahoney.
Monday, July, 06, 2015 - North Dakota Stockmen's Association - News

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Hog supplies, post holiday slump cool CME livestock futures
CHICAGO - U.S. livestock futures remained mostly sluggish on Monday at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange as traders wrestled with strengthening grain prices, tight supplies of market-ready cattle, and visions of a glut of hogs straining U.S. slaughterhouse capacity in the coming months.
Monday, July, 06, 2015 - Reuters - News

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South Dakota Ag Secretary Lucas Lentsch speaks at Aberdeen farmers’ market
South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture Lucas Lentsch spoke to producers and consumers at the Aberdeen Farmer’s Market on Thursday afternoon about the importance of local foods and the impact farmers’ markets have on South Dakota agriculture.
Monday, July, 06, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Bolivian gourmet eatery creates quinoa communion wafers for pope
LA PAZ - A Bolivian avant-garde restaurant hopes this week to serve a well-known non-paying customer and receive a holy seal of approval for its new creation: a quinoa-based communion wafer.
Monday, July, 06, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Corn, soy slip on improved U.S. weather, Greece jitters
CHICAGO - U.S. corn and soybean futures dropped on Monday as lighter-than-expected U.S. rainfall eased fears about soggy Midwest crops while worries over Greece and China led investors to shun many commodity markets.
Monday, July, 06, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Higher feed costs could mean pork industry losses
Weather-damaged corn and soybean fields are also harmful to hog producers. According to Purdue University Extension economist Chris Hurt, rising feed prices mean higher costs of production for the pork industry.
Monday, July, 06, 2015 - University of Illinois, Urbana - News

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For Chicago futures traders, one final round in the ring
CHICAGO - A few dozen Chicago traders donned their multicolored jackets to trade soybean and Eurodollar futures the old-fashioned way one last time on Monday, marking the end of 167 years of open-outcry trading in the city where it was born.
Monday, July, 06, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Oil, copper buckle under China demand angst, Greek 'No'
LONDON - Commodity prices tumbled on Monday after Greece voted against conditions for a bailout package and top consumer China unleashed emergency measures aimed at halting the sharp slide in its stock market.
Monday, July, 06, 2015 - Reuters - News

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U.S. ethanol makers race to expand even with policy uncertainty
Some U.S. ethanol producers are racing to bring on capacity, pushing output to fresh highs even as soaring corn prices tighten margins and the nation's biofuels program faces prolonged uncertainty.
Monday, July, 06, 2015 - Reuters - News

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India to spend $8 billion to boost irrigation, reduce dependence on monsoon
India has approved spending of 500 billion rupees ($7.9 billion) over five years to expand irrigation in rural areas to boost crop productivity and it also plans an online agricultural market to help farmers get better prices for their produce.
Monday, July, 06, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Getting fresh on a community-supported farm
While neither Starr Johnson nor Nathan Kotts have their driver's licenses yet, they're old farm hands. They're spending their summers tending 7 to 10 acres of vegetables and caring for a barnyard full of animals at Little J's CSA, a community-supported agriculture farm near Argyle.
Monday, July, 06, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Farmers increasingly hiring help from abroad to meet labor shortages
The allure of lucrative, year-round work in the Oil Patch is drawing workers away from seasonal agricultural jobs and causing farmers to increasingly look abroad, and to the federal H-2A temporary agricultural worker visa program, to fill positions that would have once gone to local hands.
Monday, July, 06, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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