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CropStop: Calves, crops and a baby
Rick Harpole and his wife, Gail, farm and have a commercial beef cow-calf operation just east of Driscoll, N.D. For them, it’s a time for sleepless nights.
Monday, April, 20, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Women take on floods and hunger in rural Pakistan
Amina Bibi lost her husband, a boatman, to kidney failure soon after massive floods in 2010 hit the remote district of Rajanpur in Pakistan’s Punjab province. “All I can afford is rice, so that’s what I feed my eight children every day and they are just not getting enough nutrition,” said the weary-looking widow, aged around 40.
Monday, April, 20, 2015 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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Jessie Veeder: Giving the farm the Martha Stewart treatment
WATFORD CITY, N.D. -- In a little over two months, my little sister will be getting married. In a little over two months, we'll be celebrating in front of the old red barn with the rock foundation at the homestead place where my grandpa grew up and my dad was raised and all of the cousins, friends and family in between fell in love with this place over work or noodle salad or coffee on Sunday afternoons.
Monday, April, 20, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Weather Talk: Why such wind?
There have been many days with a tight pressure gradient over our region which makes it windy. The top soil has been very dry, allowing the soil to warm up greatly on sunny days. Air above hot ground rises rapidly and this also increases the general turbulence, allowing more of the stronger winds aloft to mix down to near ground level.
Saturday, April, 18, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Higher sales brewing for India's tea exporters as drought grips Kenya
MUMBAI - Lagging rains, output and demand were just some of the things worrying Bidyananda Barkakoty, a small tea garden owner in a northeastern Indian state, until about a month ago. A recent dry spell in distant Kenya has since given him a reason to smile.
Friday, April, 17, 2015 - Reuters - News

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As drought eases, Australia beef exports to fall on lower slaughter rate
SYDNEY - Exports of Australian beef are likely to fall faster than previously expected as slaughter rates drop off as a two-year drought eases, threatening to add fuel to a rally in U.S. beef prices.
Friday, April, 17, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Emergency responders mount massive effort to battle grass, forest fires in the region
Grass fires broke out along Interstate 29 from Grand Forks to Oslo, Minn, around 1 p.m. Wednesday, claiming about 500 to 600 acres of land, estimated Manvel Fire Chief Steven Schumer. Other fires popped up in northwest Minnesota and near Pembina, N.D. Wednesday.
Thursday, April, 16, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Weather Talk: The beginning stages of a drought
Causes of drought are complex. There is nothing in our atmosphere; no known circulation or recognized anomaly; which is certain to cause a drought. Also, it is impossible to know when a drought has begun. We cannot know if a short-term dry spell will become a full drought until it has been dry a long time.
Thursday, April, 16, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Farmers in the Upper Midwest need rain
The most recent NASS weather report shows the four-state area is below the five-year average for rainfall accumulation.
Wednesday, April, 15, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Farmers in the region are OK with dry weather, for now
No rain and high winds have resulted in fire threats and also favorable farming conditions — for now. The Red River Valley region is under a red flag warning, as a result of dry weather and high winds across the region, according to the National Weather Service.
Wednesday, April, 15, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Long-term grazing plans a necessity
Agricultural producers often experience feelings of uncertainty that are sourced in many day-to-day issues. The biggest uncertainty is the weather. Those operations that push the limit for production will experience greater uncertainty than those that target production to the long-term average.
Wednesday, April, 15, 2015 - North Dakota State University Extension Service - News

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Weather Talk: Crops will need moisture soon
Now, with warmer weather, the average precipitation goes up but so do our water needs. Fortunately, this dry weather is following 22 years of generally wet weather, so reservoirs are full. There will be plenty of water for drinking and washing clothes this summer. But if it the dry weather continues, some sort of water restrictions will become necessary at some point.
Wednesday, April, 15, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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At least 70 percent chance of El Nino in June
El Nino, or a warming of sea-surface temperatures in the Pacific, can prompt drought in Southeast Asia and Australia and heavy rains in South America, hitting production of food such as rice, wheat and sugar.
Tuesday, April, 14, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Kids need to see real farms, up close
It’s springtime, and a wonderful time to drive around Agweek country.
Monday, April, 13, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Market under pressure ahead of USDA report
The grain trade this past week was anticipating the release of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's crop conditions report.
Monday, April, 13, 2015 - - News

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Wheat falls 2 pct as U.S. gets better-than-expected rains
PARIS/SINGAPORE - U.S. wheat fell more than 2 percent on Monday to its lowest in almost two weeks, wiping out gains from the previous session, as timely rains across dry U.S. growing belts eased concern over potential yield losses.
Monday, April, 13, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Short-covering supports wheat but corn, soybeans fall
CHICAGO - U.S. wheat futures rose 1.4 percent on Friday on a round of short-covering by speculators after price declines in three of the previous four sessions, traders said.
Saturday, April, 11, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Weather Talk: One good rain away
Each warm day causes more and more evaporation which leaves the ground drier and drier. Many farmers in the area are concerned that the lack of rain will soon impact the growing season. And while all of these concerns are real, it is important to realize that our region is one good storm away from being quite wet.
Saturday, April, 11, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Oregon governor expands drought declaration
PORTLAND, Ore. - Oregon Governor Kate Brown declared a drought emergency on Monday in three southern and central Oregon counties, expanding upon earlier drought declarations the Democrat made in March, as the state faces record low snowpack levels.
Tuesday, April, 07, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Niche crops shine brighter
Corn, the star of Upper Midwest agriculture in recent years, won't shine quite so brightly in the 2015 growing season, the U.S. Department of Agriculture predicts. But some small-market crops, particularly lentils and dry peas, are expected to take on extra luster this year.
Monday, April, 06, 2015 - Agweek - News

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