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Corn lobby goes after old foe sugar with new lobbying tactic
CHICAGO - The powerful U.S. corn lobby is launching an unusual offensive against the country's sugar sector, an old foe in the lucrative sweetener market: seeking to overturn the controversial, near-century old U.S. sugar program.
Friday, June, 26, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Kenya’s president offers cash to help ailing sugar miller
Kenya's president handed 1 billion shillings ($10 million) to cash-strapped Mumias Sugar as part of a state bailout and said managers who ran down the firm would be investigated for corruption.
Thursday, June, 25, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Robust U.S. consumer spending buoys economic growth outlook
WASHINGTON - U.S. consumer spending recorded its largest increase in nearly six years in May on strong demand for automobiles and other big-ticket items, further evidence that economic growth was gathering momentum in the second quarter.
Thursday, June, 25, 2015 - Reuters - News

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U.S. economy contracts mildly in first quarter, but growth rebounding
WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy contracted in the first quarter but less than previously estimated as it struggled with bad weather, a strong dollar, spending cuts in the energy sector and disruptions at West Coast ports.
Wednesday, June, 24, 2015 - Reuters - News

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OPINION: RDO can do more for sustainability
After reading Mikkel Pates’ Agweek cover story from June 22 (Potato giant defends company’s land stewardship in water permit flap), I felt it was worth a response from Toxic Taters.
Tuesday, June, 23, 2015 - Toxic Taters - News

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Computer glitch strands hundreds of fruit pickers at U.S.-Mexico border
SAN DIEGO - Hundreds of Mexican farm workers have been stranded for two weeks along the U.S. border after a government computer failure left them unable to obtain visas sought for them by Washington state cherry growers, officials said on Monday.
Tuesday, June, 23, 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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SDSU Extension takes a multi-state approach to bird flu education
In response to the recent bird flu outbreak, South Dakota State University Extension launched a multi-state approach to providing research-based information and resources to families.
Monday, June, 22, 2015 - SDSU - News

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U.S. inflation stirring as energy-driven price plunge ebbs
WASHINGTON - U.S. consumer prices in May recorded their largest increase in more than two years as gasoline prices surged, suggesting the drag on inflation from lower oil prices was fading.
Thursday, June, 18, 2015 - Reuters - News

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U.S. consumer prices post largest gain in more than two years
WASHINGTON - U.S. consumer prices in May recorded their largest increase in more than two years as gasoline prices surged, suggesting an energy-driven disinflationary trend had probably run its course.
Thursday, June, 18, 2015 - Reuters - News

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USDA says backing push to expand "bio-economy"
CHICAGO - The productivity and innovation of U.S. agriculture is driving a transformation to bio-based products across the economy that is supporting millions of jobs and significantly displacing fossil fuels, according to a study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday.
Wednesday, June, 17, 2015 - Reuters - News

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App identifies climate-smart seeds
A new app launched in Kenya June 10 could help millions of farmers adapt to climate change by offering information on the best seeds for changing growing conditions, agriculture experts say.
Tuesday, June, 16, 2015 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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Spotlight on economics: Monetary policy and slack in the labor market
The U.S. Constitution gives Congress the authority to conduct monetary policy. Beginning with the 1913 Federal Reserve Act, Congress has delegated this authority to the Federal Reserve (Fed). Congress has provided the Fed with a dual mandate: price stability and maximum employment.
Monday, June, 15, 2015 - North Dakota State University Extension Service - News

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N.D. farm household expenditures flat in 2014
The average living expenditures for North Dakota farm households was $75,380 in 2014, which was essentially the same as in 2013 but much higher than a decade ago. In 2005, the average for family living expenditures was $45,411.
Monday, June, 15, 2015 - North Dakota State University Extension Service - 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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Bird flu and fear persist in Minnesota’s Stearns County
The spread of bird flu in central Minnesota seems to have slowed a bit. But producers and poultry workers in Stearns County say their livelihoods will take a while to recover from the virus that has killed more than 8.4 million birds on 104 Minnesota farms.
Thursday, June, 04, 2015 - Minnesota Public Radio - News

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Woman who worked at American Crystal during labor dispute wins sexual harassment case
A Mississippi woman who worked at an American Crystal Sugar Co. plant during a labor dispute won nearly $140,000 in damages through a sexual harassment lawsuit last week.
Wednesday, June, 03, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Migrants' working conditions at Thai tuna factories improve - activists
BANGKOK - Working conditions for migrants at Thai seafood factories that supply the bulk of the world's canned tuna have improved, rights advocates said on Tuesday, but problems remain such as forced overtime and physical punishment.
Tuesday, June, 02, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Minnesota has lost 8.2 million birds to flu
FARGO, N.D. — Some of the first farms in Agweek country devastated by the deadly bird flu outbreaks could soon be repopulated — perhaps in a week or two.
Monday, June, 01, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Port workers lift strike threat in Argentina export hub
BUENOS AIRES - Port workers in Argentina's Rosario grains export hub lifted a threat to launch a strike on Monday to allow further negotiations with employers, the local port chamber said.
Monday, June, 01, 2015 - Reuters - News

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