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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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Picking strawberries in Mexico for U.S. tables leaves workers asking for more
Huddled around a single flickering candle in a tiny wood and cardboard shack on scrubland in Mexico's northwest, laborer Genaro Perfecto and his family prepared to bed down for the night on a bare earth floor.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - Reuters - 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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Young farmer follows in footsteps of generations past
Dustin McGregor grew up wanting to be a farmer, never knowing whether tough times in agriculture would allow it to happen. “I honestly didn’t know if I’d ever get the chance,” he says. “So I’m grateful for every day that I’m here.”
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - Agweek - News

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U.S. Corn Belt farmland values steady but weakness seen
Prices for prime crop land in the central Corn Belt held up better than other regions in the first quarter, but the outlook for low grain prices looked likely to pressure land values and farm incomes further in coming months, according to Federal Reserve quarterly surveys of farm bankers issued on Thursday.
Friday, May, 15, 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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Western Canada farmers set fastest planting pace in a decade
WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Western Canada's farmers are sowing crops at the speediest pace in about 10 years, which bodes well for an early, large harvest this autumn.
Tuesday, May, 12, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Tornadoes, severe flooding hit Oklahoma City area
OKLAHOMA CITY - A series of tornadoes touched down southwest of Oklahoma City on Wednesday, injuring several residents of a trailer park, causing severe flooding and a temporary escape of bears from a wildlife park, officials said.
Thursday, May, 07, 2015 - Reuters - News

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FAA in partnerships to test beyond-line-of-sight drones
WASHINGTON - The Federal Aviation Administration said it would work with two private U.S. companies to test commercial drones that can fly beyond an operator's line of sight, a precursor to sophisticated drone operations such as package delivery.
Wednesday, May, 06, 2015 - Reuters - News

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To protect carob groves, Cyprus recruits owls and snakes
ANOGYRA, Cyprus - Barn owls and black snakes are being enlisted in Cyprus to protect carob trees, known on the Mediterranean island since antiquity and once a flourishing export but now threatened by urbanization and rats.
Wednesday, May, 06, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Settle 'navigable water' definition
It is said that Phineas Barnum, of circus fame, coined the phrase “there’s no such thing as bad publicity.” The Environmental Protection Agency is proving that phrase to be untrue.
Wednesday, May, 06, 2015 - - News

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EPA regulator set to release key herbicide report, lauds biopesticides
WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency has wrapped up its review of the world's most widely used herbicide and plans to release a much-anticipated preliminary risk assessment no later than July, the regulator's chief pesticide regulator told Reuters.
Tuesday, May, 05, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Applications open for South Dakota farm recognition
Applications are currently being accepted for the South Dakota Farm & Ranch Recognition program. Farm and ranch families who have enjoyed ownership of their South Dakota farm or ranch for 100 or 125 years have the opportunity to apply and be honored on Sept. 3 during the South Dakota State Fair in Huron.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - - News

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Netflix adds 'Farmland' documentary funded by big agriculture group to streaming queue
LOS ANGELES - "Farmland," a documentary sponsored by major U.S. agricultural companies that depicts the lives of six farmers and ranchers in the 20s, is now available for streaming on Netflix.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Economist: Ag outlook tough, could be worse
Robert Johansson, new acting chief economist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, said commodity prices have been trending downward for the past several years and USDA expects that to continue.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - Agweek - News

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U.S. court fight over herbicide widens to 15 states
A court fight over use of a new Dow Chemical herbicide on genetically engineered U.S. corn and soybean crops is growing to encompass 15 Midwestern states after the company recently won federal approval for more widespread application.
Wednesday, April, 29, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Farm Rescue aids North Dakota farmer
Tarin Dewald, who farms near Fredonia, N.D., was working on his auger March 6 when he fell off, plummeting about 15 feet to the ground. He broke his pelvis, a few ribs, his elbow and got a concussion from the impact of the fall.
Wednesday, April, 22, 2015 - - News

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Farm loans keep rising in U.S. grain belt as cash squeeze tightens
CHICAGO - Farmers in the central U.S. grain and livestock states continued to take out new operating loans in the first quarter of 2015 as low grain prices failed to cover high costs for seed, rents and crop chemicals ahead of spring field work, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City said on Wednesday.
Wednesday, April, 22, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Minnesota farmers and businesses would get GOP tax breaks
Farmers and businesses would receive at least a quarter of the $2 billion of tax cuts Minnesota House Republican propose. A GOP bill discussed April 15 in the House Property Tax and Local Government Finance Division would phase out a statewide property tax on businesses, saving $453 million in the next two-year budget. A credit giving farmland owners refunds would add $49 million to the tax-break total.
Thursday, April, 16, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Canada pension fund manager cries foul over Saskatchewan farm review
TORONTO - The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, the country's largest pension fund manager, said on Monday it is concerned about the Saskatchewan government's decision to temporarily ban certain institutional investors from buying farmland in the province.
Tuesday, April, 14, 2015 - Reuters - News

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