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A new crop of farmers ready to face the challenges
Alex Bata didn’t expect to be a farmer. Growing up in Adams, Bata was active in high school in “football, basketball, golf, student council -- everything I could get my hands on. I just didn’t think about farming.”
Sunday, May, 24, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Record bird flu outbreak hit turkey and chicken layer flocks
The U.S. has been hit with a bird flu outbreak that, as of May 7, involved 142 flocks and nearly 30 million birds. This is the largest outbreak the U.S. has experienced and there are no signs that the death rate will stop at 30 million birds. The previous largest outbreak occurred in 1983 and continued into 1984, involving 17 million birds.
Saturday, May, 23, 2015 - - News

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CHS Inc. to buy Illinois ethanol plant in $196 million deal
CHS Inc. will buy an ethanol plant in Annawan, Illinois, that is partially owned by REX American Resources Corp, a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing showed on Thursday.
Friday, May, 22, 2015 - - News

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Campbell Soup's profit beats on lower promotions, higher prices
Packaged foods maker Campbell Soup Co. reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by lower promotions, higher selling prices and cost cuts. Shares of the company, known for its soups, Pepperidge Farm cookies and Goldfish crackers, rose 1.5 percent in premarket trading on Friday.
Friday, May, 22, 2015 - - News

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U.S. bird flu causing egg squeeze, emergency measures
As a virulent avian influenza outbreak continues to spread across the Midwestern United States, some egg-dependent companies are contemplating drastic steps: importing eggs from overseas or looking to egg alternatives.
Friday, May, 22, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Beef producer JBS makes splash with revived bond trade
Brazilian beef producer JBS capitalized Wednesday on a recent upgrade and improving sentiment towards Brazil to revive a bond deal and buyback offer that had been postponed in December.
Thursday, May, 21, 2015 - Reuters - News

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EU told rules on commodity price speculation risk losing their teeth
New European Union rules to crack down on speculation in food and other commodity prices risk being watered down during final negotiations over detail, campaigners said on Thursday.
Thursday, May, 21, 2015 - Reuters - News

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New breed of food execs raised on mergers, not marketing
The consumer goods world has long been dominated by marketing whiz kids raised through the ranks of Procter & Gamble or PepsiCo, but the executives now in demand come from a new school that values cost-cutting and mergers over marketing.
Thursday, May, 21, 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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India's Mahindra to buy stake in Mitsubishi Heavy's farm machinery unit
Indian vehicle maker Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd (MAHM.NS) said on Thursday it would buy a 33 percent voting stake in the agricultural machinery-making unit of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. for $25 million.
Thursday, May, 21, 2015 - - 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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Wet, cold weather creates calf health risks
Recent weather conditions have been difficult for young calves and can cause some serious health issues, North Dakota State University Extension Service livestock experts warn.
Wednesday, May, 20, 2015 - - News

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Controversial UK potash project nears decision day
Sirius Minerals PLC, the British company behind a controversial proposed potash mine, said it hopes to win a key regulatory approval this summer that could lead to production within four years.
Wednesday, May, 20, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Hormel Foods says turkey supplies ‘challenged’ by bird flu
Hormel Foods Corp., the maker of Spam lunch meat, reported lower-than-expected quarterly sales and said its Jennie-O Turkey Store business would be "significantly challenged" due to an outbreak of avian flu in the United States.
Wednesday, May, 20, 2015 - - News

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Australia maintains cattle sales to Vietnam despite slaughter scandal
Australia will investigate claims by an animal rights group that cattle in Vietnam are being slaughtered with sledgehammers but it will not suspend live cattle exports to that country, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Wednesday.
Wednesday, May, 20, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Syria sees money in bumper harvest, but getting to it is hard
Syria's hopes of cutting its import bill thanks to an expected healthy harvest may be thwarted by the problems of getting hold of the wheat while the war rages.
Wednesday, May, 20, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Kandiyohi County serves as Minnesota bird flu response hub
WILLMAR — Kandiyohi County is not only the epicenter of a deadly bird flu that has already affected nearly 8 million turkeys and chickens in Minnesota, but the county is also the hub for state and federal response teams that are coordinating the testing, euthanizing and cleanup of farms in 21 counties that have been hit with the virus.
Wednesday, May, 20, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Markets: Wheat leads complex
Wheat started the week on the defense, but turned to end the week with strong gains. The corn market made a small bounce off its seven-month lows made the week before last, with the strength in the wheat complex. As of the May 14 close, July soybeans were 19.25 cents lower for the week while November soybeans were down 15 cents. At 10 a.m. May 14, July soybeans were down 0.75 cents and the November contract was up 0.75 cents.
Tuesday, May, 19, 2015 - - News

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Duvenaud: Flax demand is slowing down
You can probably still get $13.50 per bushel for flax delivered to Manitoba plants and elevators, but not for long. Asian demand is sated. There are 100,000 metric tons of flax sitting at port positions in China and two vessels en route. Assume that Chinese demand, for the moment at least, is dead.
Tuesday, May, 19, 2015 - - News

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Scientists to submit GM mustard report to government
Indian scientists have completed final trials of a genetically modified (GM) variety of mustard and will submit a report to the government in a month, hoping to win over stiff opposition to make it the country's first commercial transgenic food crop.
Tuesday, May, 19, 2015 - Reuters - News

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