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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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No export bonanza this year from record U.S. harvest
The largest U.S. grain harvest in history has pushed prices to four-year lows, which usually means a sales bonanza for the world’s largest food exporter. Not this year.
Monday, October, 20, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Put weight on cows during low activity
The cow is the source of production, so keeping her in shape is critical. As cows go out of production during late lactation and weaning, fall provides an excellent time to put weight on cows. In addition, the cow does not need to channel calories into staying warm, so do it now.
Monday, October, 13, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Monsanto reports smaller loss, forecasts profit below estimates
Monsanto Co., the world’s largest seed company, reported a narrower fourth-quarter loss on Wednesday and said it sees continued growth in the new fiscal year on sales of corn and soybean seeds.
Wednesday, October, 08, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Winter Storm Atlas one year later
Gary Cammack says ranchers who stop in at his Cammack Ranch Supply store in Union Center, S.D., have been commenting about how the clouds, mist and fog in some of the waning days of September remind them of the weather just before the blizzard that hit the region Oct. 3 to 5, 2013.
Monday, October, 06, 2014 - Agweek - News

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2014 growing season a good one, despite its flaws
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The 2014 growing season is nearing its end in the Upper Midwest. Every growing season in this part of the world is unique, but this year’s edition still stands out.
Monday, September, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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New Angus CEO: feeders will have plenty of time to prepare for opening
DICKINSON, N.D. — They don’t know exactly when in 2015 they’ll start production, but the new owners of an Aberdeen, S.D., meatpacking plant say they’ll give cattle producers in the region several months of notice.
Monday, September, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Competition for cow land and use will thicken
The beef industry is begging for cows. To meet that need, the cow-calf producer needs more cows to expand, the feedlot producer needs more calves and purveyors need product.
Monday, September, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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US river freight system strained as huge harvest looms
With a record U.S. harvest just coming in, the river transportation system at the heart of the nation’s farm economy is overstrained by rising demand for shipping capacity, a low barge inventory and a dilapidated lock system.
Friday, September, 26, 2014 - Reuters - News

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EPA: Proposal aims to help farmers
When Congress passed the Clean Water Act in 1972, it didn’t just defend the mighty Mississippi or the Great Lakes; it also protected smaller streams and wetlands from pollution. The law recognized that to have healthy communities downstream, we need healthy headwaters upstream.
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Tumbling grain prices, no crash in farmland
CHICAGO — David Fullington paid a “ridiculous” price of $13,600 an acre for a 200-acre farm in Illinois within the past year and says he and his partners would probably bid again for prime land that is in tight supply, despite tumbling grain prices.
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - - News

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Northstar delays $250 million canola plant in Okla.
Northstar Agri Industries — the Fargo, N.D.-based company that is expanding its two-year-old canola processing plant in Hallock, Minn. — confirms it is delaying its construction start for an even larger canola plant in Enid, Okla.
Friday, September, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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No constant in wet and dry
The use of the word “sustainability” often is an indication that someone is searching for a simple, normal approach to life. In other words, the ability to fit in without the pressures of uncertainty.
Monday, September, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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