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In many areas of South Dakota, the pasture acres are in short supply. This, coupled with the fact that precipitation so far this growing season is below normal has cattle producers looking for additional feed resources.
Tuesday, May, 12, 2015 - - News

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El Nino has emerged, Asia braces for crop damage
SINGAPORE - In 2009, the El Nino brought the worst drought in four decades to India. It razed wheat fields in Australia and damaged crops across Asia. Food prices surged. A closely watched forecast by Japan on Tuesday confirmed its return this year.
Tuesday, May, 12, 2015 - Reuters - News

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El Nino seems all but certain, Asia braces for crop damage
SINGAPORE - In 2009, the El Nino brought the worst drought in four decades to India. It razed wheat fields in Australia and damaged crops across Asia. Food prices surged. A closely watched forecast by Japan will confirm its return this year as all but certain now.
Monday, May, 11, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Farmers welcome recent moisture
It’s 7:45 a.m. on a sunny day in early May, and Buffalo, N.D., farmer Randy Melvin — on a tractor and planting the last of his 2015 corn — likes what he sees.
Monday, May, 11, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Drought-hit Southern Africa at risk of food shortage
JOHANNESBURG - Southern Africa faces possible food shortages over the next few months due to a severe drought in the 'maize belt' of South Africa, where a lack of rain had caused crop failure rates of over 50 percent, the World Food Programme said on Monday.
Monday, May, 11, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Great Western Cattle Trail brought Texas Longhorns to the High Plains
Spring and summer are perfect seasons to learn more about the region’s agricultural heritage. One of the best places to learn the “western” traditions is at the High Plains Western Heritage Center in Spearfish, S.D.
Monday, May, 11, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Higher U.S. beef prices ahead as grills fire up, imports cool down
CHICAGO/WELLINGTON, New Zealand - R ecord-high U.S. beef prices will likely climb even higher this summer just as Australia and New Zealand imports dwindle under an extended drought in those countries and demand for steaks in the United States rises.
Monday, May, 11, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Brazil's Cosan says better weather improves cane yields
Brazilian conglomerate Cosan SA expects cane crushing in its sugar and ethanol division in the 2015 to ’16 crop to be closer to the top of a guidance of between 57 million and 60 million tonnes that it gave investors.
Friday, May, 08, 2015 - - News

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Have a plan to manage cowherd subgroups
Spotty spring rains are helping relieve dry conditions. But there will always be a ranch short of moisture, so planning for the dry days is critical. But the real challenge with the implementation of a long-term grazing plan and developing stocking rate reductions based on seasonal moisture is that cattle are not easy to gather.
Friday, May, 08, 2015 - NDSU Extension Service - News

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Report: Expanded ag drives deforestation
Expanding agriculture is the biggest driver of deforestation around the world, and giving local residents greater control over forested land leads to better environmental management, forest researchers said on Wednesday.
Friday, May, 08, 2015 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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Australian almond producers target Asia as drought hits California
SYDNEY - Australian almond producers are boosting output to meet growing Asian demand for the nut used for making milk and eaten as a healthy snack, hoping to steal market share from dominant U.S. farmers struggling because of protracted drought in California.
Thursday, May, 07, 2015 - Reuters - News

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California Governor Brown tells critics of water project: 'Shut up'
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday delivered a spirited defense of his controversial proposals to shore up California's water system, which is straining under years of drought and population growth.
Thursday, May, 07, 2015 - Reuters - News

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U.S. wheat jumps on weak crop tour results, short covering
CHICAGO - U.S. wheat futures surged 2.7 percent on Wednesday, bouncing back from near five-year lows on disappointing results from a crop tour and a crumbling U.S. dollar, traders said.
Wednesday, May, 06, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Lack of moisture good for calving, bad for pastures
This spring might have provided the perfect weather for calving, but the lack of moisture out on the range has cattle producers worried about forage production this growing season, says Pete Bauman, South Dakota State University Extension range field specialist.
Wednesday, May, 06, 2015 - - News

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California considers rules for making seawater drinkable amid drought
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Water regulators in drought-stricken California on Wednesday were set to adopt new rules for desalination plants designed to make seawater drinkable in the latest effort to shore up water supplies as dry conditions stretch into a fourth year.
Wednesday, May, 06, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Drought forces California into first mandatory rules to save water
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California water regulators on Tuesday adopted the state's first rules for mandatory cutbacks in urban water use as the region's catastrophic drought enters its fourth year.
Wednesday, May, 06, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Forest Service chief predicts above normal U.S. wildfire season
SALMON, Idaho - The head of the U.S. Forest Service on Tuesday predicted an above normal wildfire season for vast swaths of the western and northern United States due to drought and higher-than-average temperatures.
Tuesday, May, 05, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Forest Service chief predicts above normal U.S. wildfire season
SALMON, Idaho - The head of the U.S. Forest Service on Tuesday predicted an above normal wildfire season for vast swaths of the western and northern United States due to drought and higher-than-average temperatures.
Tuesday, May, 05, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Kansas wheat tour finds variable crop prospects, some disease
SMITH CENTER, Kan. - Winter wheat yield prospects in northern Kansas were mixed compared to last year's drought-hit crop, with plants struggling to overcome the effects of dry weather earlier in the growing season, scouts on an annual crop tour said on Tuesday.
Tuesday, May, 05, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Millions of trees die in California drought, adding to fire danger
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California's drought led to the deaths of 12.5 million trees in the state's forests last year, leaving behind huge amounts of dry fuel that could burn easily as the summer wildfire season begins, the U.S. Forest Service said Monday.
Tuesday, May, 05, 2015 - Reuters - News

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