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Scientists want ‘rewilded’ crops to boost agriculture
Scientists should “re-wild” food crops by inserting lost genetic properties of ancient, edible plants in order to boost agricultural output for a growing population, a new study says.
Wednesday, December, 17, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Russia might break promise to avoid curbing grain export
Russia might be forced into protecting domestic bread prices from the country’s currency crisis later in the 2014 to ’15 marketing year, analysts say, challenging government pledges to avoid curbs on grain exports.
Tuesday, December, 16, 2014 - - News

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Lentils steady
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Lentil markets are moving as well as can be expected, given our deplorable quality. Overseas end users have now received their initial 2014 crop shipments, and they are not impressed. Processors took the flack on this year’s quality.
Monday, December, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Traders worry Russia could use other tools to curb exports
MOSCOW — Exporters of Russian wheat have cut prices to try to speed up sales abroad before the government possibly introduces curbs to replenish its own stocks and prevent rises in the cost of bread, traders and analysts say.
Monday, December, 15, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Russian wheat exporters cut prices as state looks to curb outflow
Exporters of Russian wheat have cut prices to try to speed up sales abroad before the government possibly introduces curbs to replenish its own stocks and prevent rises in the cost of bread, traders and analysts say.
Friday, December, 12, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Weather expert: Mixed bag on 2015 growing season
Though the first half of the Upper Midwest 2015 growing season should be favorable, the second half could bring challenges, including the possibility of “one of the hottest summers on record,” according to an area weather expert.
Thursday, December, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Climate-smart agriculture
The United Nations held a Climate Summit during the fourth week of September 2014 in preparation for more intensive work at the Lima Climate Change Conference this December and the 21st session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on climate Change (COP 21).
Monday, December, 01, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Forget the brisket - U.S. beef prices still spiraling up
Retail prices for U.S. beef and pork, already at record highs, will increase significantly again in 2015 on a combination of disease and the drought in Southern Plains, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says.
Wednesday, November, 26, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Selling returns
Wheat struggled last week, almost giving back all of its gains from the previous week. For the week ending Nov. 20, December Minneapolis dropped 4.75 cents, December Chicago slipped 13.25 cents and December Kansas City dropped 3.25 cents.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Wis. rancher pushes for healthy soil
LUCK, Wis. — For decades, Mike Miles has stood up — or sat in — for his beliefs. Now, the Luck, Wis., farmer is determined to make the world better in a small way that has a big impact.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Special to the Pioneer Press - News

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Australian-China trade deal not as good as hoped
SYDNEY — A trade deal signed with great fanfare between China and Australia has been touted as a major step toward Australia shifting its economy from a “mining boom” to a “dining boom,” but the reality is likely to be more sobering.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Water sent to Calif. drought areas by tunnel
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California farmers would pay more to irrigate their crops under a proposal to build tunnels under the San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta to funnel water to the state’s agricultural breadbasket, officials say.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Australia, China trade deal worth $1 billion a year
SYDNEY — Australia will export up to 1 million head of cattle a year to China, worth around $1 billion Australian ($856 million), to help meet a growing appetite for red meat, Australian officials said on Nov. 7, citing a long-awaited deal set to be signed shortly.
Monday, November, 17, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Pea trade steady
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Canadian pea production this year was down 13 percent from a year ago. The carry-in was not burdensome. Exports are moving well, ahead of last year’s pace.
Monday, November, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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More than 40 percent of China’s arable land degraded
More than 40 percent of China’s arable land is suffering from degradation, official news agency Xinhua says, reducing its capacity to produce food for the world’s biggest population.
Tuesday, November, 04, 2014 - Reuters - News

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No end seen in booming cattle market
Tim Petry expected strong cattle prices in 2014. “But I didn’t expect they’d be this good. They’ve been phenomenal, in some cases almost unbelievable,” said Petry, North Dakota State University Extension Service livestock marketing economist.
Monday, November, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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'Entry point' on climate change
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has a new resource for farmers and ranchers who are adapting their operations to climate change.
Monday, November, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Record run for spring wheat
Jerry Kruger, a long-time Warren, Minn., wheat farmer, remembers when a spring wheat crop that yielded 40 beshels per acre was cause for celebration.
Monday, November, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Climate change a ‘threat multiplier’ for farming-dependent states
Climate change and food insecurity are “threat multipliers,” and 32 countries dependent on farming face an “extreme risk” of conflict or civil unrest in the next 30 years, a global analytics firm says.
Wednesday, October, 29, 2014 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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Vilsack: Farmers can exclude low-production years from APH
After saying for months that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency could not possibly allow farmers to take bad years out of their actual production history for 2015 crops, and receiving relentless criticism from Republicans over the issue, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Oct. 21 that farmers will be allowed to exclude years for most spring crops for the coming year.
Wednesday, October, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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