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UN: Financial speculation on food hurting world’s hungry
Food has increasingly become a target for opportunist investors looking for easy profit, hurting the world's poor and fuelling instability, a senior U.N. agricultural official said on Monday.
Monday, June, 08, 2015 - Reuters - News

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After oil price drop, Algeria tries to boost food crops
At Ahmed Bekhi's cereal farm outside Algiers, there are clear signs of Algeria's campaign to increase food production to help curb billions of dollars in imports and offset a sharp fall in world oil prices.
Monday, June, 08, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Egypt's record local wheat purchases suggest smuggling has worsened
Egypt's reported record local wheat purchases of 5 million metric tons so far this season suggest chronic smuggling has been worsened by an inflated government purchasing price that is up to $200 a metric ton above the market, traders and experts say.
Monday, June, 08, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Monsanto offers $2 billion fee to Syngenta as it pursues takeover
U.S. agrochemicals firm Monsanto Co has offered to pay a $2 billion reverse break-up fee to Syngenta AG if it cannot obtain global regulatory approvals for an acquisition, it said in a statement on Sunday.
Monday, June, 08, 2015 - - News

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Bird flu vaccine, under development, divides U.S. poultry industry
The death of more than 46 million chickens and turkeys in a bird flu outbreak is opening a rare fissure within the usually tight-knit U.S. poultry industry, pitting farmers with infected flocks against those who so far largely have sidestepped the worst outbreak in U.S. history.
Monday, June, 08, 2015 - Reuters - News

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June 15 deadline set for cover crop program
Farmers in nine northern North Dakota counties have until June 15 to sign up for a new cover crop program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service.
Monday, June, 08, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Legislation to help young farmers with student loans
Ross Lockhart’s long and winding road back to agriculture included earning a master’s degree in the United Kingdom — and racking up $25,000 in student loans.
Monday, June, 08, 2015 - Agweek - News

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A farmer's brief case
Some U.S. farmers portray themselves as rugged individualists. The way they tell it, they combine Daniel Boone’s pluck and Warren Buffett’s financial savvy to overcome the federal government’s heavy-handed incompetence.
Monday, June, 08, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Markets: June offers hope as grains make gains
Wheat traded with strong gains last week, with much of the strength coming from winter wheat production concerns. Traders are concerned that disease will soon start to reduce the quality and quantity of the crop. The corn market bounced off the eight-month lows from the week ending May 29 and closed with green numbers last week. Support came from strength in the wheat complex, with quality concerns and a lower performing dollar.As of the June 3 close, July soybeans were 12.5 cents higher for the week, while November soybeans were up 18.25 cents. At 10 a.m. June 5, July soybeans were down 3 cents and the November contract was down 4 cents.
Monday, June, 08, 2015 - - News

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Intercropped winter oilseeds could benefit environment, profits
MORRIS, Minn. — Scientists in west-central Minnesota are studying whether winter oilseeds could be intercropped with soybeans and other crops to provide environmental benefits for soil and honeybees, while serving as a cash crop to produce food-grade oil and jet fuel.
Monday, June, 08, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Farmers lose planting ground
Wind, rain and below-normal temperatures are costing farmers some ground in crop development progress, as intermittent storms have delayed seeding or kept farmers out of the fields.
Monday, June, 08, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Thunder Seed hires district sales manager
DILWORTH, Minn. — Thunder Seed of Dilworth, Minn., has named Doug Miller its district sales manager for its northern Minnesota territory.
Sunday, June, 07, 2015 - - News

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Students awarded Farm Bureau scholarships
Nineteen students from around North Dakota have been awarded scholarships through the North Dakota Farm Bureau Foundation.
Saturday, June, 06, 2015 - Agweek Wire Report - News

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Thaler to receive Ag Ambassador award
PIERRE, S.D. — Bob Thaler of Brookings, S.D., will be awarded the 2015 Governor’s Ag Ambassador honor on July 10, at the annual Governor’s Agricultural Summit in Deadwood, S.D.
Saturday, June, 06, 2015 - - News

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CME bars grain traders for years over wash trades, spoofing
CME Group Inc. said on Friday it barred a grain trader from its markets for three years for executing noncompetitive transactions and suspended another for two years for market manipulation.
Friday, June, 05, 2015 - - News

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Navajo Nation eyes agreement reining in slaughter of wild horses
The first effort of its kind to prevent wild horses roaming the Navajo Nation in the U.S. Southwest from being sent to slaughter in Mexico has gained the preliminary approval of tribal leaders, former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson said on Thursday.
Friday, June, 05, 2015 - Reuters - News

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CME bars grain traders for years over wash trades, spoofing
CHICAGO - CME Group Inc said on Friday it barred a grain trader from its markets for three years for executing noncompetitive transactions and suspended another for two years for market manipulation.
Friday, June, 05, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Wheat on course for best week since 2012 on weather fears
PARIS/SINGAPORE - Chicago wheat futures held steady on Friday to stay on course for their largest weekly gain since 2012 as adverse crop weather in North America and Europe encouraged investors to continue covering short positions.
Friday, June, 05, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Officials talk ag at bio-industry summit
FARGO--Some of North Dakota's top elected officials were in town to talk ag at the 2015 Bio-Industry Summit. U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., stressed the importance of exports, and research and development at the summit, held at North Dakota State University last week.
Friday, June, 05, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Ag groups split on new ND pipeline reclamation program
Two major state farming organizations say the devil’s in the details of a pilot program for pipeline reclamation. While one group favors the program, the other characterizes it as an unnecessary growth of government.
Thursday, June, 04, 2015 - - News

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