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Special Report: Why Brazil has a big appetite for banned pesticides
LIMOEIRO DO NORTE, Brazil - The farmers of Brazil have become the world’s top exporters of sugar, orange juice, coffee, beef, poultry and soybeans. They’ve also earned a more dubious distinction: In 2012, Brazil passed the United States as the largest buyer of pesticides. This rapid growth has made Brazil an enticing market for pesticides banned or phased out in richer nations because of health or environmental risks.
Thursday, April, 02, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Russia to decide on extension of wheat export tax from July 1
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has asked his ministers to submit proposals by mid-April on a possible extension of a wheat export tax from July 1, when the new 2015 to ‘16 marketing year is due to start, the government said on Thursday.
Thursday, April, 02, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Stewards of the land: Corporations or people?
Almost all our clients are farmers and ranchers. Although I often complain about how busy I am, I also recognize that some of the busiest people I have met are the farmers and ranchers who produce our food, and take care of their land.
Thursday, April, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Domestic sheep can manage fallow
Domestic sheep rather than traditional farming equipment can be used to manage fallow and terminate cover crops for farmers who grow organic crops. The sheep can help save money, reduce tillage, manage weeds and pests and reduce the risk of soil erosion
Thursday, April, 02, 2015 - Montana State University News Service - News

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Southwest ND farmers slowly start spring planting
The spring planting season has begun in southwest North Dakota. County extension agents and farmers south of Dickinson say fertilizing and seeding of fields is slowly starting throughout the area thanks to a mix of warm temperatures, dry conditions and general anxiousness.
Thursday, April, 02, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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California activists want water restrictions to include oil industry
SAN FRANCISCO - California should require oil producers to cut their water usage as part of the administration’s efforts to conserve water in the drought-ravaged state, environmentalists said on Wednesday.
Thursday, April, 02, 2015 - Reuters - News

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World food prices hit lowest in nearly five years last month
ROME - Global food prices fell in March to their lowest in almost five years as supplies for most commodities, including cereals and meat, remained robust, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday.
Thursday, April, 02, 2015 - Reuters - News

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California governor orders 25 percent reduction in water usage statewide
PHILLIPS, Calif. - California Governor Jerry Brown, acting in the face of a devastating multiyear drought, ordered the first statewide mandatory water restrictions on Wednesday, directing cities and communities to reduce usage by 25 percent.
Wednesday, April, 01, 2015 - Reuters - News

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ADM to end deforestation in supply chain
Leading agricultural processor and food-ingredient supplier Archer Daniels Midland Co. has agreed to stop deforestation due to soy and palm oil production in its global supply chains, according to investors.
Wednesday, April, 01, 2015 - - News

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Farmers losing battle of public perception
NORTHFIELD, Minn. — Earlier in March, Gov. Mark Dayton introduced legislation that would require 50-foot buffer strips along all Minnesota waterways, including ditches and waterways that flow only periodically during the year.
Wednesday, April, 01, 2015 - - News

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EPA will require weed-resistance restrictions on key Roundup ingredient
U.S. regulators will put new restrictions on the world's most widely used herbicide to help address the rapid expansion of weeds resistant to the chemical, Reuters has learned. The Environmental Protection Agency confirmed it will require a weed resistance management plan for glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto's immensely popular Roundup weed-killer.
Wednesday, April, 01, 2015 - Reuters - News

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As deadly pig virus wanes, bacon prices shrink
CHICAGO - U.S. pork belly prices are likely to fall further into the summer as supplies climb, now that farmers have finally controlled a deadly virus that wiped out millions of pigs, analysts said.
Wednesday, April, 01, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Corn hit by one-two punch of U.S. plantings, stocks data
CHICAGO - A double-whammy of U.S. crop reports pegging corn plantings and inventories above traders' estimates knocked down grain futures on Tuesday and fueled forecasts for further price declines.
Wednesday, April, 01, 2015 - Reuters - News

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North Dakota seeks to join suit against federal fracking rule
BISMARCK -- The state of North Dakota will join a lawsuit alleging overreach in the federal government new hydraulic fracturing regulations, the state Industrial Commission voted Tuesday. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem told Gov. Jack Dalrymple that Wyoming’s claims in its existing lawsuit reflect North Dakota’s interests. If a judge accepts the motion to intervene, the state of North Dakota would become a party in the suit, which was filed March 26 in the federal district of Wyoming.
Tuesday, March, 31, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Canada reducing number of meat inspections
The Canadian government, under pressure to eliminate its budget deficit, has reduced the frequency of inspections at certain Alberta meat-packing plants and plans to cut spending on food safety, the food inspectors' union said on Tuesday.
Tuesday, March, 31, 2015 - Reuters - News

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USDA predicts fewer corn, wheat acres, but more soybeans and small-market crops
Corn, the star of Upper Midwest agriculture in recent years, won’t shine quite so brightly in the 2015 growing season, the U.S. Department of Agriculture predicts. “A little bit of the shine seems to be off corn,” says Erik Younggren, a Hallock, Minn., farmer.
Tuesday, March, 31, 2015 - - News

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New anti-corporate law doesn't discuss 2012 amendment
FARGO, N.D. — Now that Gov. Jack Dalrymple has signed into law the first significant changes in the state’s anti-corporate farming law in 73 years, the question is: Will the law be referred by the North Dakota Farmers Union and like-minded groups that oppose the changes.
Tuesday, March, 31, 2015 - - News

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Environmental group seeks greater protection for USDA scientists
An environmental activist group has filed a legal petition with the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeking new rules that would enhance job protection for government scientists whose research questions the safety of farm chemicals.
Tuesday, March, 31, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Pesticides on fruits, veggies linked with poorer semen quality
Men who eat more fruits and vegetables with pesticide residue have lower sperm counts and a lower percentage of normal sperm, according to a new study. The researchers studied sperm samples from 155 men who were attending a fertility clinic between 2007 and 2012 because they and their partners were having trouble conceiving.
Tuesday, March, 31, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Party like it's 3000 BC: Egyptian beer vessels unearthed in Tel Aviv
TEL AVIV - Fragments of ancient beer-brewing basins unearthed in Tel Aviv indicate that Egyptians more than 5,000 years ago had settled farther north than previously known and were imbibing in what is now Israel's most hard-partying city.
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - Reuters - News

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