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Rainy weekend to relieve parts of drought-stricken region
FARGO — After another rainy weekend, most of the North Dakota and half of Minnesota are now out of drought status, according to Thursday's report from the U.S. Drought Monitor.
Friday, May, 22, 2015 - - News

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Weather Talk: Drought in Southeast U.S. could be worst in 1,000 years
Tree ring analysis suggests the present drought in the Southwest U.S. may be the fourth most severe in approximately the past 1,000 years.
Friday, May, 22, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Odd El Nino partially responsible for extra moisture
Since the beginning of May, precipitation conditions across South Dakota have changed generally for the better, becoming quite wet in certain areas of state, said Dennis Todey, South Dakota State University Extension climate specialist and South Dakota climatologist. "During the month of May, some places in the west have seen three to four times the precipitation they had seen since January.”
Thursday, May, 21, 2015 - - News

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Drought prompts cuts to farm irrigation in California, Oregon
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation will cut the amount of federal irrigation water available to farmers along the Oregon-California border to half the annual norm as it grapples with a fourth year of regional drought, the agency said on Friday.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Frost threatens northern U.S. corn; rains soak southern Plains
Freezing temperatures will threaten emerging corn plants in North Dakota while rains linger this week in the southern U.S. Plains wheat belt, an agricultural meteorologist said Monday.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - - News

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Weather Talk: Signs of El Nino more prevalent
The National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration put out an El Nino Advisory in March, signaling the early signs of developing El Nino conditions across the equatorial Pacific.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - - 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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Shrouded in secrecy, one of Africa's biggest land deals stalls
Malian farmer Balima Coulibaly and his fellow villagers watched with dread as 100,000 hectares of fertile land they have farmed for generations were handed to Libyan investors with no discussion about the impact on their impoverished communities.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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Rodeo celebrates milestone year this summer
A long-running South Dakota rodeo celebrates a milestone — and will be shown on a regional sports network for the first time — this summer.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Timely rains boost crop prospects
Farmers throughout the region are ahead of schedule planting crops, and they are grateful for rains that have allayed some concerns about drought. Here is how farmers and input suppliers in west-central Minnesota recently described their situation when Agweek came through the area to check on progress.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Weather Talk: Recent rains will keep soil soggy
It was just one week ago that it started raining. Rain over the seven days since has been plentiful enough to eliminate all concern about it being dry. It is interesting to note that our weather condition can switch from dry to wet in such a short time.
Sunday, May, 17, 2015 - Agweek - News

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May rains welcome in region
The rainfall of the past several days surely put the stop on crop planting operations across the Red River Valley region, but it's a small price to pay for what appears to be a "drought-busting" rain. Nearly all of North Dakota and western Minnesota have been in at least moderate drought this spring, with the fear building that had it not rained the drought would have gone from moderate to severe. That is unlikely to happen in the near term.
Saturday, May, 16, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Soaking rains end drought in much of Red River Valley
Soaking rains that have fallen over the past two weeks have ended drought conditions that parched much of the Red River Valley, and more rain is in the forecast.
Friday, May, 15, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Grilling demand drives U.S. ‘choice’ beef price to record high
Wholesale U.S. choice-grade beef hit an all-time high on Thursday, spurred by supermarkets stocking up on tight supplies for the May 25 Memorial Day holiday, the kickoff of the summer grilling season, traders and analysts said.
Friday, May, 15, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Monsoon rains to hit southern India on time, could help sowing
India's weather office said on Thursday it expects monsoon rains to hit the southern Kerala coast around May 30, a timely arrival for farmers worried about dry weather from an El Nino weather pattern this year.
Thursday, May, 14, 2015 - Reuters - News

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GrainCorp targets international expansion as El Nino looms
Facing the threat of drought from a looming El Nino, Australia's GrainCorp Ltd. plans to expand its malt and international units in an effort to offset a potential hit to its core grain handling earnings.
Thursday, May, 14, 2015 - Reuters - News

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How one Malian town is trying to fight against hunger
Dust blows through the dry fields of Djimebougou village of central Mali as a dozen men, some in ripped jeans and others in traditional robes, dig into hard-packed sand to reinforce a dyke to channel scarce water onto thirsty fields.
Thursday, May, 14, 2015 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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Cash-strapped Ivorian farmers struggle to ready next cocoa crop
ABIDJAN - Poor weather has resulted in a small, low-quality cocoa crop in several of Ivory Coast's top growing regions, cutting farmers' earnings and leaving them struggling to prepare for next season, they said on Wednesday.
Wednesday, May, 13, 2015 - Reuters - News

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South Africa eyes Brazil and Argentina for likely GMO corn imports
CAPE TOWN - South Africa could import maize from Brazil and Argentina, fellow producers of genetically modified maize, to boost local supplies curbed by drought, a senior government official said on Wednesday.
Wednesday, May, 13, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Ethiopia to step up role as regional clean power exporter
ADDIS ABABA - Ethiopia plans to begin exporting renewable energy to a broader range of neighboring nations by 2018 as part of a cross-border effort to meet regional energy demand and limit increases in climate-changing emissions.
Wednesday, May, 13, 2015 - Reuters - News

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