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Poor childhood nutrition cuts Malawi GDP by 10 percent yearly
ROME - Poor childhood nutrition costs Malawi's economy nearly $600 million, 10 percent of its GDP, annually because of increased healthcare expenses and low workforce productivity, according to a joint U.N.-government study released on Wednesday.
Wednesday, May, 13, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions
The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported Tuesday: ** China's largest grain trader COFCO is setting up a venture with sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corp (CIC) to control COFCO's investments in Dutch trader Nidera and Noble Group Ltd's agribusiness.
Tuesday, May, 12, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Brazil meatpackers show supply-chain rules can protect forests
BARCELONA - Commitments by Brazilian slaughterhouses to buy cattle only from ranches that ceased clearing rainforests in the Amazon region of Pará led to a sharp drop in tree felling among their suppliers, researchers said.
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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Mediterranean diet with olive oil, nuts linked to healthier brain
A Mediterranean diet with extra nuts and olive oil might help improve memory in older adults, a Spanish study suggests, though the results aren't definitive and more research is needed.
Monday, May, 11, 2015 - Reuters - 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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Minn. company plays clean-up role in avian flu outbreak
An Alexandria, Minn., company – Mobile Washer – offers a valuable service – cleaning up turkey barns that were infected with bird flu. It’s already sanitized more than 40 poultry barns in South Dakota, is just starting to work in North Dakota and will be cleaning Minnesota turkey barns in a week or so.
Monday, May, 11, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Swine flu or monkey pox? Think again on disease names, WHO says
LONDON - If you're a scientist and have just identified a dangerous new disease in Peru originating from pigs then please don't call it paralytic Peruvian pig pox. Disease names like swine flu or Rift Valley fever risk stigmatizing communities and damaging economies, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Friday as it called for a rethink on naming new human diseases.
Monday, May, 11, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Food ads during children’s TV don’t meet proposed guidelines
On network and cable TV, during shows aimed at kids under age 12, the vast majority of commercials are for products with too much added sugar, saturated fat or sodium, according to a new study.
Monday, May, 11, 2015 - Reuters - 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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Hardy cattle beef up Zimbabwe farmers’ incomes
Ntokozo Ncube brims with joy like a proud father as he shows off a newborn calf that has expanded his herd to eight animals
Friday, May, 08, 2015 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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NDSU grad fills newly formed livestock environmental stewardship position
Miranda Meehan had her first herd of 15 cattle while she was still in high school. "It was my responsibility to take care of them," she said. "I had to help purchase feed and vaccines, pay for vet bills. And I showed them so I had to get them prepared for shows and all those responsibilities. I spent hours out in the barn."
Friday, May, 08, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Technology will drive dairy industry progress
Technology and increased access to data are enabling dairy farmers to make smarter day-to-day decisions to improve cow health, production and on-farm efficiencies.
Thursday, May, 07, 2015 - NDSU Extension Service - News

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Yemen food ships face mounting delays as conflict backs up deliveries
LONDON - Merchant vessels are taking weeks to deliver vital food supplies to Yemen as Saudi-led coalition warships search for arms bound for Iran-allied Houthi fighters and heavy fighting disrupts shipments in a worsening humanitarian crisis.
Thursday, May, 07, 2015 - Reuters - News

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El Nino, Arctic ice melt could mean colder winter in Europe
OSLO - Next winter in Europe could be colder and drier than the previous two mild winters, which drove down gas and power consumption, the chief meteorologist at Thomson Reuters Point Carbon said.
Thursday, May, 07, 2015 - Reuters - News

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U.S. Midwest states eye carbon trading to meet EPA targets
WASHINGTON - Even as some of them fight Washington's new clean air regulations in court, coal-reliant Midwestern states are asking the Obama administration to provide rules for an emissions trading platform that would help them meet the federal greenhouse gas standards.
Thursday, May, 07, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Good news for Minnesota poultry
The Minnesota turkey and chicken industry has received its first good news since a bird flu outbreak began March 5. On Wednesday, state and federal officials reported that no new flocks were reported infected and they were not awaiting test results from any suspected sick birds. The weather forecast for most of the state calls for highs in the upper 60s to 70s after a short dip into the 50s in some areas later this week. Vaccines could become available to prevent the flu.
Thursday, May, 07, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Despite U.S. efforts, bird flu thought to spread between farms
CHICAGO - Poultry veterinarians in Minnesota believe an outbreak of avian flu has spread between farms, indicating the implementation of a U.S. strategy to contain the deadly bird disease failed in at least some cases.
Thursday, May, 07, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Jobless claims hold near 15-year low
WASHINGTON - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose marginally last week, staying near a 15-year low in a sign that the labor market continues to strengthen despite moderate economic growth.
Thursday, May, 07, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Hardy cattle beef up Zimbabwe farmers' incomes
NKAYI, Zimbabwe - Ntokozo Ncube brims with joy like a proud father as he shows off a newborn calf that has expanded his herd to eight animals. The calf is a special cross-breed that is helping Ncube, 42, realize his dream of improving his herd and his income.
Thursday, May, 07, 2015 - Reuters - News

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