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Record harvests, falling oil prices bring more affordable food
Record harvests and falling oil prices have helped push food prices to a four-year low, improving the affordability of food in nearly three-quarters of countries surveyed, according to data from the Economist Intelligence Unit.
Friday, January, 30, 2015 - - News

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Kenya government offers cash bailout to troubled Mumias sugar firm
Kenya’s government says it will inject 500 million shillings ($5.5 million) to bail out cash-strapped Mumias Sugar, sending the firm’s shares 5.5 percent higher on Jan. 30.
Friday, January, 30, 2015 - - News

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France delays pesticide reduction goal by 7 years
France, the European Union’s biggest agricultural producer, has delayed a target to halve pesticide use to 2025 from 2018 after plans to curb their deployment failed, the farm minister says.
Friday, January, 30, 2015 - - News

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US lawmakers propose bill to create single food safety agency
U.S. lawmakers proposed a bill on Jan. 28 that would create a single food safety agency by bringing together the oversight functions of the Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture and other agencies.
Thursday, January, 29, 2015 - Reuters - News

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New crop insurance to benefit poor farmers in developing countries
Governments from Mongolia to Nigeria are creating new forms of insurance to protect the developing world’s small farmers, who are suffering especially badly from extreme weather events made worse by global warming, a new study says.
Thursday, January, 29, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Dow Chemical profit beats estimate
Dow Chemical Co.’s adjusted profit handily beat analysts’ estimate as margins in its agricultural sciences business soared, helped largely by new crop protection products.
Thursday, January, 29, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Minn. county expects decline in ag land values
After a steady trend of increasing value for Nobles County, Minn., farmland, sale prices are dropping. Nobles County Assessor Pam Friesen, who assumed her post in March 2014, says she and her staff are in the midst of examining sales during a 12-month period that runs from Oct. 1, 2013, through Sept. 30, 2014.
Thursday, January, 29, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Optimism at Sioux Falls Farm Show
The drum beat of bad news in commodity markets rules the day at the Sioux Falls, S.D., Salute to Agriculture — a multi-venue exposition during the Sioux Falls Farm Show and the concurrent Sioux Empire Farm Show livestock event Jan. 28 to 30.
Wednesday, January, 28, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Pasture-raised pork a boost to local food scene
Wrenshall, Minn., hog farmer Matt Weik can talk passionately about the marbling of his pork, its dark red color and its ability to melt in your mouth given certain treatments. And then later, he’s sitting in a cozy hay-filled pen with a sow and her piglets, stroking the mother and delicately checking on the babies. It sort of proves the theory: you can have your bacon, but you should scratch it, too.
Wednesday, January, 28, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Vilsack orders update of agency’s animal welfare research strategy
U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has directed agency staff to create and deliver an updated Animal Welfare Strategy plan within 60 days, according to an internal email reviewed by Reuters.
Tuesday, January, 27, 2015 - Reuters - News

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South Sudan finds hope in honey
A harvest of honey from the equatorial forests of South Sudan will help its struggling poor and, through the pollination of bees, improve the nation’s crop yields, those involved say.
Tuesday, January, 27, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Calif. turkey farm quarantined after bird flu detected
A California turkey farm has been quarantined after confirmation of the first case of an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza strain in the Pacific Northwest and in a commercial flock, the U.S. government says.
Tuesday, January, 27, 2015 - - News

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Farm coalition: Canadian railways falling short in moving grain
Canada’s two big railways are failing to meet demand for moving grain from farms to ports and North American buyers, despite government intervention, a report by a coalition of farmer and industry groups said on Monday.
Tuesday, January, 27, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Canadian province eyes tougher rules on investor farm buys
Saskatchewan is likely to tighten what are already some of North America’s strictest rules for purchasing farmland as the Western Canadian province looks to fend off big money managers hungry for what they see as a winning investment.
Tuesday, January, 27, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Obama to propose sharp increase in antibiotic funding
U.S. President Barack Obama’s fiscal 2016 budget request will propose nearly doubling federal funding to some $1.2 billion for the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, the White House said on Tuesday.
Tuesday, January, 27, 2015 - - News

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France says EU orders it to repay 1 billion euros in farm subsidies
The European Commission has asked France to repay 1.1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) of farm subsidies dating back to 2008 to 2012, the French agriculture ministry said on Tuesday.
Tuesday, January, 27, 2015 - - News

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Far northwest Wis. residents wrestle with proposed hog facility
An application was filed with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in December that would make it the first so-called Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation in a county widely known for its apple orchards and family farms. The operation could have as many as 20,000 to 25,000 pigs on site at any given time.
Tuesday, January, 27, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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SDFU celebrates January farm family
Like all business owners, farmers are always crunching numbers, so the fact that John Kippley, 69, and his son, Jeff, 35, both have accounting degrees works well for the Aberdeen, S.D., farmers.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - South Dakota Farmers Union - News

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Official says corporations should be allowed to own dairies in ND
BISMARCK, N.D. — A drop in the number of North Dakota dairy farms — from 350 in 2000 to 91 today — has led to scrutiny of a state law that allows only family members to form farming corporations.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - Bismarck (N.D.) Tribune - News

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Economist looks at 3 corn, soybean factors in January USDA reports
URBANA, Ill. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s final estimates of 2014 U.S. production and estimates of Dec. 1, 2014, stocks released on Jan. 12 revealed some potentially important issues for the corn and soybean markets.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - - News

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