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Lawsuit filed against U.S. over protections for rare wolf
A coalition of environmental groups filed a lawsuit on Thursday against U.S. wildlife officials arguing that the government's management plan for the endangered Mexican gray wolf, one of the most imperiled mammals in North America, does not go far enough.
Thursday, July, 02, 2015 - Reuters - News

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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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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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Monsanto to invest more than $1 billion in dicamba herbicide production
Monsanto Co's efforts to expand its agrichemical interests beyond what has long been its bread-and-butter glyphosate herbicide business were underscored on Wednesday by news the company plans to invest potentially more than $1 billion in a production facility for an alternative herbicide.
Wednesday, June, 24, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Monsanto beats with third-quarter profit, says still wants Syngenta
Monsanto Co., the world's largest seed company, reported a better-than-expected profit for the third quarter on Wednesday but warned of market challenges ahead, and said it continues to pursue the acquisition of Swiss rival Syngenta AG.
Wednesday, June, 24, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Column: Technology may lower commodity prices, widen nation gaps
LAUNCESTON, Australia - The image of miners as mainly burly blokes in hard hats and high-vis vests is likely to change in the next decade to one of computer geeks controlling automated machines while sitting thousands of kilometers away from the pit.
Tuesday, June, 23, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Column: Asian palm oil, rice yet to price in severe El Nino
LAUNCESTON, Australia - The warnings of a strong El Nino weather phenomenon have been ramped up in recent weeks, but some Asian agricultural prices have yet to fully price in the looming drought.
Thursday, June, 18, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Australia cuts farm commodity forecasts because of El Nino
SYDNEY - Australia on June 16 slashed forecast production levels for wheat, cotton and other agricultural commodities in fiscal year 2015 to '16, as an El Nino weather phenomenon grips the country and dries out farmland.
Tuesday, June, 16, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Push for quality education, decent jobs needed to end child labor
LONDON - Almost 170 million youth are trapped in child labor, deprived of education and facing a life without decent jobs, the International Labor Organization said on Wednesday.
Wednesday, June, 10, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Dress for the job on dairies
A good share of dairy producers, are now providing their employees with some type of uniform. When deciding what their employees should wear while working with their dairy herd, Tracey Erickson, SDSU Extension Dairy Field Specialist encourages dairy producers to consider safety and comfort.
Wednesday, June, 10, 2015 - - News

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Texas deluge delays cotton planting, crop insurance deadline looms
The historic rains that have hit Texas this month, causing deadly flooding in parts of the state, have delayed cotton plantings, kindling concerns about next season's crop in the top growing U.S. state.
Thursday, May, 28, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Opinion: China less vulnerable to price shocks
With a population of 1.3 billion and a small agricultural area relative to its population, China is the hope for an export-led prosperity for grain and oilseed farmers in the major agricultural exporting nations.
Thursday, May, 28, 2015 - - News

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Mozambique agriculture plan could displace 100,000 farmers
ROME - Mozambique is mulling a plan to lease 240,000 hectares of prime farmland to investors to grow crops for export, threatening to displace more than 100,000 local residents, activists and academics said, citing a leaked document.
Tuesday, May, 26, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Zimbabweans go hungry as drought hammers southern Africa
SIYAGIJIMA, Zimbabwe - Even in the best of times, life is harsh in Siyagijima, a desolate village in southwest Zimbabwe. After the worst regional drought in nearly a decade and the failure of nearby crops, it is likely to be even harsher.
Tuesday, May, 26, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Commentary: If you don’t want your food genetically modified, tell nature to stop it
Chipotle hit the headlines last week when the company announced it would no longer serve customers genetically modified foods. This despite the fact that more than a trillion meals containing genetically modified food have already been eaten in the United States without incident. Science has decisively found that these foods have no negative impact on health.
Friday, May, 22, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Action plan to save U.S. pollinators released, includes federal task force
The plan is a result of a 2014 presidential memorandum that recognized the increase in pollinator losses in recent years, made the health of honeybees and other pollinators a presidential-level concern and set up a task force of many federal agencies to develop a government-wide strategy to reduce their losses.
Thursday, May, 21, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Factbox: Sizing up Monsanto and Syngenta
Monsanto Co., the world's largest seed company, said on Wednesday it plans to divest all of Syngenta AG's seeds and traits businesses as well as some overlapping chemistry assets to get regulatory approval for a takeover of its Swiss rival.
Wednesday, May, 20, 2015 - Reuters - 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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Angola's blooming banana plantations offer new hope for farming
After decades of civil war destroyed Angola's fertile farmland and a booming oil industry pushed out all other commerce, Santa Rodrigo wondered how she could ever bring up her five children in the poverty that surrounded them.
Tuesday, May, 19, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Cabbages trump coffee for Tanzania's climate-stressed farmers
In the small village of Kanji, nestled on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, Ludovick Meela is preparing to cut down the rest of the ageing coffee trees on his farm and replace them with vegetables.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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