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Calif. to ease water restrictions in move to help farmers
Drought-plagued California will ease some protection for fish in the fragile San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta, officials said March 18, a move expected to make more water available for farming and ease political tensions in an election year.
Wednesday, March, 19, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Biofuel concerns aren’t justified
Bemidji’s school buses performance during this winter’s harsh weather raised some concerns about biodiesel, and the Minnesota’s plans to increase the required biodiesel blend from the current 5 percent blend (B5) to 10 percent (B10) this summer.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farmers ponder freeze damage in winter wheat
Excessive cold and the prospects of freeze-thaw issues in the southern Plains are adding to wheat market uncertainty heading into the spring. Jim Peterson, marketing director of the North Dakota Wheat Commission in Bismarck, says the market has been fickle on whether the possible freeze damage is a concern.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ranch family recovers from October blizzard
It’s been five months since the historic blizzard of Oct. 4, 2013. Shawn and Kristy Freeland of Caputa, S.D., are among some 600 livestock producers getting by with a little help from their friends.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Cuban sugar harvest falters
For the third consecutive year Cuba’s reorganized sugar industry is failing to perform up to expectations, increasing pressure on the government to open up the once proud sector to foreign investment.
Tuesday, March, 04, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Minn. workshop to draw more interest in cover crops
WORTHINGTON, Minn. — Farmers who incorporate cover crops into their corn-soybean rotation are seeing better water infiltration in the soil, increased organic matter and, in many cases, higher yields. Still, the use of cover crops isn’t prevalent across southwest Minnesota.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Grains continue recent uptrend
Wheat contracts had smaller gains last week, but were able to continue the recent uptrend.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Timing of rains in Europe minimizes potential threat to crops
LONDON — Wheat crops in western Europe appear in generally good condition despite heavy rains and flooding in parts of Britain and France, analysts said Feb. 20.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Reuters - News

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UK floods pose threat to animal welfare
The immediate threat to British agriculture from floods and storms has put animal welfare in the spotlight, but in the long-term increasingly erratic weather is likely deter investment, despite continuing global growth in demand for food.
Wednesday, February, 19, 2014 - - News

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Storm eases Calif. drought
The most powerful winter storm to hit California in more than a year dumped several feet of snow in the high Sierras and soaked lower elevations with rain, easing drought conditions but leaving the state thirsting for more, officials said on Feb. 10.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Implementation of farm bill livestock disaster programs to be expedited
Ranchers in the Dakotas and other areas who experienced losses from winter weather will get disaster assistance faster because President Barack Obama has directed the U.S. Department of Agriculture to implement the livestock disaster programs in the farm bill within 60 days, rather than the usual six to eight months.
Friday, February, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Pacific storm eases Calif. drought, but state has long way to go
The most powerful winter storm to hit California in more than a year dumped several feet of snow in the high Sierras and soaked lower elevations with rain over the weekend, easing drought conditions but leaving the state thirsting for more, officials said on Monday.
Tuesday, February, 11, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Grains rally on fresh demand news
Wheat contracts had strong gains last week. Winter weather concerns and noncommercial short-covering were the main supportive factors. For the week, March Minneapolis gained 37 cents, March Chicago was up 28 cents and March Kansas City gained 40 cents.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Covering hay piles provides more feed supply
Hay producers across the country are increasingly aware of the need to protect their alfalfa production from weather damage.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - - News

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US cattle numbers at 63-year low
CHICAGO — Three years after the worst dry spell on record for Texas, fourth-generation rancher Stayton Weldon still doesn’t have enough water for his 300 cattle near Cuero, about 89 miles southeast of San Antonio. Dry grass on his 2,600 acres has no nutrition. He has lost 22 cows and two bulls in the past year.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Bloomberg News - News

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Drought forces Calif. farmers to idle cropland
Drought-stricken California farmers facing drastic cutbacks in irrigation water are expected to idle some 500,000 acres of cropland this year in a record production loss that could cause billions of dollars in economic damage, industry officials say. Large-scale crop losses in California, the No. 1 U.S. farm state producing half the nation’s fruits and vegetables, would undoubtedly lead to higher consumer prices, especially for tree and vine produce grown only there. But experts say it is too soon to quantify the effect.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Leading exporter Australia battles drought
It’s two months into the Australian summer and many sugarcane growers and ag producers there need rain badly, a sugarcane industry official says.
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Minn. wineries brace for loss from cold snap
As cold as it’s been, you may think grapevines in west-central Minnesota would be frozen solid. But those little grapes are tough, and while there may be some losses, area wineries are cautiously optimistic they’ll come through this winter just fine.
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Lower prices spur demand
Wheat contracts were lower last week. March Minneapolis fell 15.75 cents, March Chicago was down 11.75 cents, and March Kansas City fell 16.5 cents.
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Northern Crops Institute promotes region's fare
The Northern Crops Institute in Fargo, N.D., offers farmers an opportunity to showcase their changing crops to a changing world.
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - Ag - News

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