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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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Nomad Holdings to buy UK frozen foods maker Iglo for $2.8 billion
Nomad Holdings Ltd said it would buy Iglo Foods Holdings Ltd, Europe's biggest frozen foods business and the company behind the Birds Eye brand, for about 2.6 billion euros ($2.8 billion) from a company backed by private equity group Permira.
Tuesday, April, 21, 2015 - Reuters - News

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LIVESTOCK: Cattle futures up for 4th straight day; hogs rally
CHICAGO - Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures gained for the fourth day in a row on Thursday, again helped by their discounts to cash prices, traders said.
Thursday, April, 16, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Vilsack says pleased with Farm Bill sign-up, results likely in May
CHICAGO - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Wednesday he is pleased with the number of grain farmers signing up for the new five-year federal farm bill’s main crop supports, but final results will not be available for another month.
Thursday, April, 16, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Minnesota lawmakers to increase funding to fight bird flu
Minnesota legislators are reacting to avian flu by providing money for state agencies to attack the spreading outbreak.
Wednesday, April, 15, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Farm policies have seen plenty of change
Beginning with the 1985 farm bill and coming to fruition in the 1996 farm bill, policymakers have sought to move away from inventory management policies that were designed to balance supply and demand for agricultural commodities at a price that allowed U.S. farmers to remain in production.
Wednesday, April, 15, 2015 - - News

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Kraft case to test Dodd-Frank muscle
NEW YORK - Allegations of fraud and manipulative trading by Kraft Foods in derivatives markets are garnering attention beyond the fact that a household food and beverage-maker has been thrust into a regulatory doghouse normally reserved for the world's largest banks.
Monday, April, 13, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Market under pressure ahead of USDA report
The grain trade this past week was anticipating the release of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's crop conditions report.
Monday, April, 13, 2015 - - News

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Short-covering supports wheat but corn, soybeans fall
CHICAGO - U.S. wheat futures rose 1.4 percent on Friday on a round of short-covering by speculators after price declines in three of the previous four sessions, traders said.
Saturday, April, 11, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Lawsuit: Kraft, Mondelz wheat price manipulation hurt traders
Kraft Foods Group Inc and Mondelz International Inc are being sued in a proposed class action on behalf of wheat futures and options traders for allegedly manipulating the grain's price.
Friday, April, 10, 2015 - Reuters - News

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S.D. farm boy turned investment banker creates farm management program
After growing up on a South Dakota farm, Scott Anderson became a Wall Street investment banker. But when his dad retired, he moved back to the family farm near Andover, S.D., and brought some of his Wall Street wisdom with him.
Friday, April, 10, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Australia's largest private land owner to sell cattle business
SYDNEY - Australia's largest private land owner will sell its cattle operations, including the world's largest ranch and an area equivalent in size to South Korea, to raise cash for other businesses and investments.
Friday, April, 10, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Use Legacy cash to pay farmers for buffer zones, Bakk suggests
Minnesota Senate Majority leader Tom Bakk suggested Tuesday that state Legacy Amendment funds could be used to pay farmers cash to make it more palatable to enact a clean-water proposal by Gov. Mark Dayton.
Wednesday, April, 08, 2015 - St. Paul Pioneer Press - News

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USDA's prospective plantings friendly to wheat
Wheat opened the week beginning March 30 higher as early weather concerns continue to provide support. The weather over the previous weekend was dry for the Western Plains, and the forecast remains dry, as well.
Monday, April, 06, 2015 - Agweek - 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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Iowa farmland prices down 7.6 percent in 6 months
Farmland prices in Iowa, the top U.S. corn and soybean state, are down by an average 7.6 percent over the past six months and 11 percent from a year ago, pressured by lower grain prices and firmer interest rates, according to a survey released Tuesday.
Tuesday, March, 31, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Market shifts ahead of USDA planting report
For the week ending March 26, May Minneapolis lost 26.25 cents, May Chicago fell 30.75 cents and May Kansas City lost 26.5 cents. As of 10 a.m. March 27, wheat trade was up 2.5 cents to 7 cents.
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - Agweek - Markets

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Nutritionists warn diners to be wary of Warren Buffett's 'junk-food' portfolio
NEW YORK - Following Warren Buffett's investment advice may be smart but nutritionists say that eating too many of the "junk-food" products made by companies he has invested in isn't quite as wise.
Thursday, March, 26, 2015 - Reuters - News

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China tells banks to lend more to farm sector
China’s central bank says banks should step up financing support for the farm sector, in the latest bid to support the vulnerable sector and the overall economy.
Wednesday, March, 25, 2015 - - News

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