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Canadian dairy farmers worry Pacific trade treaty could hurt them
OTTAWA - Canada's powerful dairy industry on Friday expressed concern that it could suffer if talks to create a Pacific trade treaty open up heavily protected Canadian markets to more foreign competition.
Friday, June, 26, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Pacific trade talks enter 'fast and furious' phase
WELLINGTON/WASHINGTON - Pacific Rim countries are gearing up for a busy six weeks now that the U.S. Congress has approved legislation key to sealing a massive trade pact reaching from Canada to New Zealand, spurring a rush to get the deal over the finish line.
Friday, June, 26, 2015 - Reuters - News

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U.S. trade negotiator poised to close on Pacific trade pact
WASHINGTON - The chief U.S. agricultural negotiator says she is just a few phone calls and meetings away from wrapping up loose ends with her counterparts for a massive Pacific trade deal.
Tuesday, June, 23, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Jessie Veeder: Busy roads but still slow Internet
I pulled my car over on the top of the hill at the approach next to the gate where there's usually a white pickup with a company logo idling and a man inside checking his phone or writing in a notebook. Usually, I see them there and shake my head in annoyance, wishing they would find another place to park, as if the county road going through the ranch belongs to us only. Because it seemed like it used to anyway.
Sunday, June, 21, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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ND ag groups not satisfied with changes to NRCS contract process
Farm group leaders opposed to how a federal agency partners with politically active groups such as Ducks Unlimited on conservation programs said a procedural change announced Thursday fails to curb the practice.
Friday, June, 19, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Scientist says GMOs are safe, as House takes up food labeling act
Despite what its critics claim, genetically modified food poses no threat to humans or the environment, says a scientist who supports proposed federal legislation backed by major U.S. farm groups.
Thursday, June, 18, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Weather Talk: How accurate is your dashboard thermometer?
As you drive across the countryside and your phone temperature changes, have you ever stopped to consider where that temperature comes from? In this world of instant data that we live in, it is proper to take a minute and consider the quality of some of this data.
Thursday, June, 18, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Bird flu woes linger for Minn. family
Birds in one barn went nearly four days without being fed before they were finally euthanized. Two different U.S. Department of Agriculture crews argued on site about the work they were to do, and which was supposed to be there.
Tuesday, June, 09, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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From red pepper paste to quarantine: South Korean village shut by MERS
SEOUL - Fear in South Korea over the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus has kept crowds down at baseball games, prompted churchgoers to bow instead of shake hands and led to an entire village being placed in quarantine.
Tuesday, June, 09, 2015 - Reuters - News

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A farmer's brief case
Some U.S. farmers portray themselves as rugged individualists. The way they tell it, they combine Daniel Boone’s pluck and Warren Buffett’s financial savvy to overcome the federal government’s heavy-handed incompetence.
Monday, June, 08, 2015 - Agweek - News

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El Nino to disrupt rains, cut Africa, East Asia harvests, scientists say
ROME - Farmers in Africa and East Asia are expected to suffer crop losses as extreme weather linked to the El Nino phenomenon alters rainfall patterns, scientists told a conference on climate change in Bonn on Wednesday.
Wednesday, June, 03, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Frost damage in Manitoba drives up canola prices
WINNIPEG - Frost late last week in the Canadian Prairie province of Manitoba wiped out many canola fields, driving up the oilseed's price and generating hundreds of insurance claims from farmers.
Monday, June, 01, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Thousands of tons of Yemen food aid diverted by fighting
ROME - Thousands of tonnes of food aid for war-ravaged Yemen have been diverted from the port of Aden because of heavy fighting there, U.N. officials said on Monday.
Monday, June, 01, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Katie Pinke: The essence of a small-town summer
Another school year has come to an end, and even though the calendar says summer doesn’t officially start for another month, our kids beg to differ. Last weekend, we attended our small-town graduation ceremony to celebrate with the 16 students who walked across the stage. Graduation rings in summer in our small town.
Saturday, May, 30, 2015 - Special to Agweek.com - News

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Cameroon food stocks dwindle as Boko Haram violence disrupts farming
LONDON - Food shortages threaten some 200,000 people in northern Cameroon after cross-border raids by Islamist sect Boko Haram forced people to flee their homes and fields, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday.
Friday, May, 29, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Prairie Fare: Can rhubarb become toxic?
I experienced something like the telephone game last week, except this time, social media in the form of Facebook served as the "telephone." As with the telephone game, by the time the message reached people and was repeated, it was a bit distorted. All eyes were on rhubarb after the cold temperature blast. I had no idea people liked rhubarb this much.
Friday, May, 29, 2015 - North Dakota State University Extension Service - News

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USDA seeks input about 2015 crops
During the next several weeks, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will conduct two major mid-year surveys, the June Agricultural Survey and the June Area Survey. The agency will contact nearly 5,100 operations across North Dakota to determine crop production and supplies levels in 2015.
Tuesday, May, 19, 2015 - - 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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After losing arms in auger as a 3-year-old, Parker Sebans ready to graduate high school
The little boy who once pulled at the heartstrings of people in the region after his arms were severed in a grain auger on the family farm is all grown up and ready for college.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Yemen aid starts to flow as truce mostly holds
The United Nations said aid ships had docked at ports of Hodeida and Aden. A shipping source in Yemen said at least three ships with fuel and wheat had docked in Hodeida and in al-Mukalla; Saudi Arabia had sent eight truckloads of diesel overland to Hadramout province; and Qatar had sent medicine and food via Djibouti.
Thursday, May, 14, 2015 - Reuters - News

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