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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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Climate change sparks tension in India's tea gardens
JORHAT, India - Usha Ghatowar smiles wryly when asked about the pay she earns picking leaves at a colonial-era tea garden in India's Assam. "Do you think 3,000 rupees ($48) are enough when your monthly expenses can be double that?" she mumbles, as she puts on her "jaapi" hat of woven bamboo and palm leaves and takes a sip of tea from a steel mug.
Tuesday, May, 05, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Corn drops to 7-month low on brisk U.S. planting
PARIS/SINGAPORE - Chicago corn futures fell for a fourth consecutive session on Tuesday to hit a seven-month low, pulled down by rapid planting across the U.S. Midwest.
Tuesday, May, 05, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Indian minister disparages farmers for suicides, draws opposition ire
An Indian state minister who heads the farmers’ wing of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party has drawn flak from the opposition for branding as “cowards” some farmers who committed suicide after unseasonal rains destroyed their crops.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - - News

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Dry spring helps calving, hurts pastures
Tim Nolte has enjoyed the dry conditions this spring. But they worry him, too. Like most other Upper Midwest cattle producers, Nolte, a Sebeka, Minn., rancher, has benefitted from the region’s dry spring.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Planting hinges on a multitude of factors
MERRIFIELD, N.D. — It’s a windy spring morning, the kind that sends kites soaring and rips hats from heads. The indefatigable wind forces Merrifield, N.D., farmer Bob Drees to make yet another planting-related decision.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Markets: Fundamentals turn bearish
All wheat contracts traded to five-year lows last week before finding willing buyers. The corn market broke out of its three-month range to the downside last week. Soybeans opened the week with modest gains April 27 and 28, as buying supported the market at prices near six-month lows.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - - News

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Growing Together: A call to action for all who treasure plants
FARGO -- Brookings, S.D., St. Cloud, Minn., and Winnipeg have something Fargo-Moorhead doesn't. They have large horticultural gardens that are extremely popular with residents while attracting crowds of tourists.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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In India's grain bowl, recent rains ease weak monsoon worries
NEW DELHI - Recent unseasonal rainfall in India has come as a blessing for some farmers as it has replenished reservoirs in parts of the country, allaying concerns stemming from forecasts for a weak summer monsoon this year.
Friday, May, 01, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Soil salt spots bigger this year
Areas of North Dakota with a white crust on the soil are expanding this spring due to an accumulation of salts in the soil, according to North Dakota State University Extension Service.
Thursday, April, 30, 2015 - North Dakota State University Extension Service - News

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Germans switch sausage for soy over green, health concerns
BERLIN - Germans, known for their love of sausages, are eating less meat and more vegetarian food as concerns grow about health, animal welfare and the environmental cost of livestock farming.
Wednesday, April, 29, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Climate indicators suggest El Nino is forming
SYDNEY - Climate indicators are nearing levels associated with an El Nino weather event, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology said on Tuesday. Pacific Ocean sea temperatures now exceed El Nino thresholds, the bureau said, while trade winds have weakened over the last few weeks - suggesting coupling between the ocean and atmosphere may be occurring.
Tuesday, April, 28, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Weather Talk: More rain would be good
The drought has received very little attention because the only ill-effect so far has been a few windy days with a few wild fires, which happens lots of times in spring. But May and June will bring consistently much warmer temperatures and higher evaporation rates so that, without good rain, things will start to get very dry.
Tuesday, April, 28, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Corn, wheat fall to 6-month lows on U.S. weather
CHICAGO - U.S. corn and wheat futures fell on Monday to their lowest levels since October, on outlooks for speedy corn plantings in the Midwest and crop-friendly rains in the southern Plains wheat belt.
Monday, April, 27, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Improving weather dampens market
Wheat traded with gains last week, as technical buying stepped in to help push wheat off its lows. The corn market lost ground, with expectations that planting picked up with an open week of weather in the Midwest, and the funds continue to hold a large short position. Soybeans traded higher to start the week, as demand continues to support the market despite the ongoing South American harvest.
Monday, April, 27, 2015 - - News

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South Dakota farmers getting ready to plant
Farmers throughout the region are anticipating a quick planting season, but looking forward to getting some rain on their dry fields.
Monday, April, 27, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Dispatches from DC: Ag journalism in the nation’s capital
Today, we’ll hear from numerous top national figures, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Robert Johansson, USDA chief economist, as well as top trade officials. Clint Raine of the National Corn Growers Association, will talk about the use of drones in agriculture.
Monday, April, 27, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Planting pace in Walsh County, ND, improves
The calendar claims spring has arrived here in western Walsh County in northern North Dakota.
Monday, April, 27, 2015 - Agweek - News

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AgweekTV: Rain and the lack of it continues to dominate ag talk
We’ll take you to Wahpeton, N.D., to Minn-Dak and show you how a sugar beet gets turned into something sweet. And NDSU offers children a chance to get up close and personal with farm animals.
Monday, April, 27, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Bemidji eco-friendly greenhouse can grow produce all year long
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Staff at Root Value, Lueken's Village Foods' new aquaponics greenhouse, gave a tour of the state-of-the-art facility on Wednesday. A new Bemidji state-of-the-art, ultra-efficient aquaponics greenhouse grows fruits and vegetables year round in water infused with the natural byproducts of 250 tilapia fish for nutrients, rather than soil and conventional fertilizer.
Thursday, April, 23, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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