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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 forecast favors good planting start
Much of the Upper Midwest, particularly Minnesota, could be unusually warm or dry, or both, in late spring and early summer, the federal government says. The National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center’s newest forecast,
Thursday, March, 19, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Kenya sugar farming turns sour as import curbs fail
In the sugar cane fields of western Kenya, farmers complain that falling prices mean they can barely make ends meet. Yet rival African producers can still offer cheaper supplies.
Wednesday, March, 18, 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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Weather Talk: It's either too wet or too dry
It can be too wet or it can be too dry. The concept of “just about right” almost never works in the early spring. If winter snow was substantial, or even average, the frost in the ground makes it hard for moisture to be absorbed.
Wednesday, March, 18, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Wheat hits two-week high on U.S., Russia crop concerns
LONDON - U.S. wheat prices rose to a two-week high on Tuesday, boosted by concern about dry weather in both the United States and Russia, while soybeans fell to their lowest level since early February.
Tuesday, March, 17, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Jessie Veeder: Springtime is dirty but bright
WATFORD CITY, N.D. -- It’s a great week to be alive on the ranch. The sun is shining, the snow is melting, and the smell of the sweet, muddy, brown ground reminds us of the green that’s promised in the coming months.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Small gains for grains

Monday, March, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Planting preparations underway in region
It wouldn’t be the first time in history, but farmers and their advisers say it will be unusual if farmers start planting in March.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Elevators scale back on building rail terminals
PARKSTON, S.D. — Dakota Plains Ag Center LLC’s flagship elevator near Parkston, S.D., is one of the largest inland grain terminal customers of the BNSF Railway in South Dakota, and is in one of the few hotspot regions for shuttle elevator growth.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Feared plant disease found on Australian banana farm
SYDNEY - An outbreak of a feared disease affecting banana plants has been confirmed on an Australian farm, raising worries over the outlook for the country's $420 million industry.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Improving soil health might require more use of cover crops
Farming practices haven’t been kind to the agricultural landscape since farmers first began tilling up the prairie soils of southwest Minnesota more than a century ago.
Friday, March, 13, 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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Unseasonably warm temps bring early spring to Red River Valley
It's so unseasonably warm in the Red River Valley this week that golf enthusiasts might be searching for places to swing their clubs -- and farmers just might be itching to get out to their fields.
Wednesday, March, 11, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Survey: Plantings down less than 1 percent
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — The Wild Oats Planting Survey is the first surveyed intentions outlook for western Canadian spring plantings. In February, we asked Wild Oats subscribers their acreage last year and intended acreage this year, with responses from 104 farmers cropping 330,000 acres.
Monday, March, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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U.S. dollar at 13-year highs
For the week ending March 5, May Minneapolis lost 8 cents, May Chicago lost 32.5 cents and May Kansas City lost 22.5 cents. As of 10 a.m. March 6, wheat trade was down 4 to up 4 cents.
Monday, March, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Weather talk: Thundersnow phenomenon rare and attention-grabbing
You may have recently seen the viral video last week of meteorologist Jim Cantore of the Weather Channel going crazy over thundersnow in Boston. His reaction to the boom of thunder and flashes of lightning is priceless.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Climatologist says lack of snow could bring dry spring in North Dakota
North Dakota is the “land of climatic extreme,” which complicates his job, the state climatologist says. But the state, dry already, could become even drier this spring, Adnan Akyuz said. The lack of snow “will make a big impact (on potential moisture) this spring,” he said. Unless spring brings new precipitation, “drought conditions will be intensified.”
Thursday, February, 19, 2015 - Agweek - News

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