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The Land of Milk and Uncle Honey
This mid-May there is a first-ever — most likely, only-time-ever — reminder that 22 years have passed since three daily newspapers in central Illinois began to print these musings. That reminder is a collection of Farm and Food File columns centered on "the southern Illinois dairy farm of my youth."
Saturday, May, 23, 2015 - - News

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Try an organic weed-free gardening approach
Master Gardeners hear a lot of "garden gripes," the most prevalent of which is dealing with weeds.
Wednesday, May, 20, 2015 - University of Minnesota Extension - News

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China's Li brings investment pledge to struggling Brazil, discusses lifting beef ban
On his first official trip to Latin America, Li will meet President Dilma Rousseff and attend the signing of a raft of agreements ranging from a $1 billion purchase of passenger jets made by Brazil's Embraer to the lifting of an import ban on Brazilian beef and a long-discussed plan to build a railway over the Andes to the Pacific.
Tuesday, May, 19, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Growing Together: 50 tips for May gardening
I enjoy our weekly visits so much it's difficult for me to choose between the many possible topics. This week, 50 pieces of timely May information floated in my head, and each could make an entire essay. Because I couldn't decide, here are all 50 age-old gardening tidbits in bite-size form.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Kenya plans to privatize sugar companies within 12 months
Kenya has approved the sale of the government's stakes in five sugar companies and expects to sell 75 percent stakes in transactions that will be completed in the next nine to 12 months, the Privatization Commission said on Friday.
Friday, May, 15, 2015 - - News

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Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions
The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported Tuesday: ** China's largest grain trader COFCO is setting up a venture with sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corp (CIC) to control COFCO's investments in Dutch trader Nidera and Noble Group Ltd's agribusiness.
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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China says climate change threatens major projects
BEIJING - Climate change threatens some of China's most important infrastructure projects, China's top meteorologist warned in a state newspaper, adding the country's rate of warming was higher than the global average.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Buffett celebrates 50th year at Berkshire, defends 3G ties
OMAHA, Neb. - Berkshire Hathaway Inc shareholders on Saturday celebrated Warren Buffett's 50th anniversary running the conglomerate, as the billionaire fielded questions about the company and its future, and explained some business practices.
Saturday, May, 02, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Putin appoints new agriculture minister to strengthen sector
President Vladimir Putin has appointed the governor of one of Russia’s key wheat-producing regions as agriculture minister, the Kremlin said on Wednesday, charged with strengthening the sector.
Wednesday, April, 22, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Putin appoints new agriculture minister to strengthen sector
MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin has appointed the governor of one of Russia's key wheat-producing regions as agriculture minister, the Kremlin said on Wednesday, charged with strengthening the sector.
Wednesday, April, 22, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Home near the Range: Farmers, ranchers end up on walls of cafe
The coffee is always free at The Farmer’s Daughter Cafe. It’s sponsored by local businesses and individuals, and when customers drink it, they get to sit near some of the area’s hardest-working men.
Monday, April, 06, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Russia might ban fruit imports from Serbia
Russia’s food safety watchdog says it suspects Serbia of re-exporting Polish apples and is considering banning all fruit imports from the non-EU country, Russian news agency RIA reports.
Monday, March, 23, 2015 - - News

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China to direct farm machinery subsidies to growers of key crops
China will give priority to growers of key staple crops as well as cotton and sugar under changes to its farm machinery subsidy scheme, as it seeks to guarantee food self-sufficiency amid a declining rural workforce, its top newspaper says.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - - News

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France delays pesticide reduction goal by 7 years
France, the European Union’s biggest agricultural producer, has delayed a target to halve pesticide use to 2025 from 2018 after plans to curb their deployment failed, the farm minister says.
Friday, January, 30, 2015 - - News

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Local corn prices dip below $2 in some areas
Even before the current farm bill was adopted, we shared our concern that a $4-or-higher plateau in corn prices, which was widely predicted, was in all likelihood not a plateau.
Monday, January, 05, 2015 - - 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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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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Both sides encouraged by Measure 5 results
Spokesmen for the campaigns supporting and opposing Measure 5 both say they are encouraged by poll results published Sunday that found the contest over the proposed conservation fund in a statistical dead heat.
Monday, October, 13, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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