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U.S. spring planting stalled in South but Corn Belt set for early start
CHICAGO - Planting is expected to start early in the northern U.S. Corn Belt after a dry winter but seeding is behind schedule in southern crop areas where it's been too wet, U.S. government forecasters said on Thursday.
Friday, March, 20, 2015 - Reuters - News

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'Huge amounts' of beef going to China despite ban
CHICAGO and WASHINGTON D.C. - "Huge amounts" of American beef are bypassing China's import bans, a top U.S. trade official said this week, even as the Chinese government cracks down on agricultural smuggling.
Friday, March, 20, 2015 - Reuters - News

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United Nations: 'Business as usual' will create a thirsty planet in 15 years
LONDON - The planet faces a 40 percent shortfall in water supplies in 15 years due to urbanization, population growth and increasing demand for water for food production, energy and industry, the United Nations said on Friday.
Friday, March, 20, 2015 - Reuters - News

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California governor, lawmakers announce $1 billion drought package
California Governor Jerry Brown and top lawmakers on Thursday announced a $1 billion emergency legislative package to deal with the state’s devastating multi-year drought.
Thursday, March, 19, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Expanding drought likely in eastern South Dakota
“According to the March 19 outlook, much of eastern South Dakota is shown to be in an area that will likely have an expansion of drought at some point between now and the end of June,” said Laura Edwards, SDSU Extension Climate Field Specialist.
Thursday, March, 19, 2015 - SDSU Extension Service - News

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Britain gives Zimbabwe $72 million to help rural farmers
Britain has given Zimbabwe $72 million to help increase food production by rural farmers over the next four years, as the southern African country faces the prospect of poorer harvests this year because of inadequate rains.
Thursday, March, 19, 2015 - - News

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New farmers take root in South Africa’s old tribal lands
New farmers are turning the soil to profit in South Africa’s old tribal homelands as Pretoria speeds the transfer of land from whites to blacks.
Thursday, March, 19, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Zimbabwe farmers gauge rainfall
Two months after the first rains fell in Zunzanyika village last autumn, tensions were high. The rains — which mark the start of the planting season — had disappeared as quickly as they had come, and crops planted in October failed to germinate.
Wednesday, March, 18, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Poor farmers bear heavy burden from increased natural disasters
ROME - Economic losses due to natural disasters have tripled over the past decade, with farmers bearing nearly a quarter of the burden in poor countries, a U.N. study said on Tuesday.
Tuesday, March, 17, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Weather Talk: Drought and the reservoir
Weather is difficult that way. Although drought is hard on our overall economy and water shortages can make life more difficult, drought is a naturally occurring part of nature. It has a way of rebooting wetlands, leaving them healthier and more productive.
Sunday, March, 15, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Farmers, firefighters in RRV not yet concerned about drought possibility
The past six months have been the second-driest of that time period in the Red River Valley since the 1800s, according to a National Weather Service meteorologist in Grand Forks, N.D.
Thursday, March, 12, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Weather Talk: Worries of drought probably premature
After planting, crops will need rainfall to germinate. But a timely rain or two will get regional growers through. By summer, the effects a continued lack of rain will depend on the temperatures. If it is hot, evaporation rates will be greater and crops will need more rain. If it is cool, crops can get by with less.
Thursday, March, 12, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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FAO: World food prices continue to fall
Global food prices fell 1 percent in February to their lowest in more than 4.5 years, with cereals, meat and sugar declining, oils steady and only dairy prices rebounding sharply, the United Nations food agency says
Monday, March, 09, 2015 - Reuters - News

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California halts 12 injection wells
California oil drilling regulators have ordered operators of 12 underground injection wells in Kern County to halt injections out of fear that they could contaminate drinking water supplies.
Monday, March, 09, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Feel that? It’s above freezing outside
After a bitterly cold February, the temperatures in the region will feel downright balmy over the next week.
Friday, March, 06, 2015 - Agweek - News

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World food prices continue to fall in February
ROME - Global food prices fell 1 percent in February to their lowest in more than four-and-a-half years, with cereals, meat and sugar declining, oils steady and only dairy prices rebounding sharply, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday.
Friday, March, 06, 2015 - Reuters - News

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California halts 12 injection wells over water concerns
California oil drilling regulators have ordered operators of 12 underground injection wells in Kern County to halt injections out of fear that they could contaminate drinking water supplies.
Wednesday, March, 04, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Minister: Proposed South Africa farm size limit is negotiating tactic
A proposal by the South African government to limit farm size to 12,000 hectares is a "negotiating tactic" as it tries to press ahead with the redistribution of land to black farmers, the minister of agriculture says.
Wednesday, March, 04, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Somalia top priority in U.N. agriculture organization funding appeal
The Food and Agriculture Organization has launched an emergency appeal for $697 million to help 30 million people in 31 crisis-hit countries, a senior official with the U.N. agency says.
Wednesday, March, 04, 2015 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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A profit-friendly partnership
Jeff Broin says if farmers want corn prices back at a profitable level, they need to get involved in politics and get engaged to keep the ethanol industry strong. At age 49, Broin is the executive chairman and founder of Poet LLC, a company that operates 27 ethanol plants across seven states, producing an estimated 1.7 billion gallons of ethanol a year.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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