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Higher U.S. beef prices ahead as grills fire up, imports cool down
CHICAGO/WELLINGTON, New Zealand - R ecord-high U.S. beef prices will likely climb even higher this summer just as Australia and New Zealand imports dwindle under an extended drought in those countries and demand for steaks in the United States rises.
Monday, May, 11, 2015 - Reuters - News

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EARC superintendent named
BOZEMAN, Mont. — Chengci Chen, professor of cropping systems for the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station and Montana State University College of Agriculture, has been appointed the new superintendent of the Eastern Agricultural Research Center in Sidney, Mont.
Sunday, May, 10, 2015 - - News

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Report: Expanded ag drives deforestation
Expanding agriculture is the biggest driver of deforestation around the world, and giving local residents greater control over forested land leads to better environmental management, forest researchers said on Wednesday.
Friday, May, 08, 2015 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - 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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Novozymes investors bet on biofuel and agricultural breakthroughs
Investors have high hopes for Novozymes and the enzymes it makes to improve chemical processes in a variety of industries, but analysts warn of pitfalls in a growth strategy reliant on a biofuel sector still in its infancy and unproven farming biotechnology.
Friday, May, 08, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Bill would roll back whole grain, sodium requirements for kids
Sens. John Hoeven, R-N.D., and Angus King, an independent from Maine who caucuses with the Democrats, on May 2, introduced a bill that would roll back some of the whole grains and sodium reduction requirements under the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act.
Friday, May, 08, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Syngenta rejects $45 billion Monsanto takeover offer
Agrochemicals firm Syngenta on Friday rejected a $45 billion takeover offer from Monsanto, saying the offer undervalued the Swiss firm and did not fully take into account regulatory risks.
Friday, May, 08, 2015 - Reuters - News

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China must overhaul farm support policy, says think-tank
China must abandon its policy of paying high prices to farmers for grains if it is to create a sustainable farm sector, said the director of Washington-based think-tank the International Food Policy Research Institute.
Friday, May, 08, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Wasting of food an ‘enormous’ global concern
Food wasted by consumers is an enormous economic problem and nations should ensure excess food is given to the hungry instead of being thrown away, agriculture ministers from the Group of 20 leading countries said on Friday.
Friday, May, 08, 2015 - - News

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Russia, China agree to launch $2 billion agriculture investment fund
Russia and China have agreed to launch a $2 billion investment fund targeting agricultural projects in the two countries, a spokeswoman for the Russian Direct Investment Fund said on Friday.
Friday, May, 08, 2015 - - News

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Simple concept still succeeding
Recently, the head of a Washington- based commercial bank lobbying group suggested that a major supplier of credit to agriculture and rural America should be abolished.
Friday, May, 08, 2015 - - News

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Australian almond producers target Asia as drought hits California
SYDNEY - Australian almond producers are boosting output to meet growing Asian demand for the nut used for making milk and eaten as a healthy snack, hoping to steal market share from dominant U.S. farmers struggling because of protracted drought in California.
Thursday, May, 07, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Monsanto and Syngenta hire U.S. banks to advise on possible takeover
LONDON/FRANKFURT - Agricultural companies Monsanto and Syngenta are working with investment banks on a takeover deal that would create an industry behemoth with combined sales of more than $31 billion, three sources familiar with the matter said.
Thursday, May, 07, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Unhappy Canada says will negotiate Pacific deal in own interests
OTTAWA - A top Canadian official, responding to U.S. comments that Canada could be sidelined in talks on a 12-nation Pacific trade agreement, said on Thursday that Ottawa would negotiate a deal in its own best interests.
Thursday, May, 07, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Canada risks being sidelined in Pacific trade deal
ISTANBUL - Canada risks getting left behind in a 12-nation Pacific trade deal because it has been reluctant to negotiate on opening its markets, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Thursday.
Thursday, May, 07, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Scientists create new low-allergen soybean
A decade-long effort by university scientists yielded a new soybean with significantly reduced levels of three key proteins responsible for the food’s its allergenic and anti-nutritional effects.
Thursday, May, 07, 2015 - University of Illinois, Urbana - News

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Officials apologize to grain industry for lack of action in Port of Vancouver labor dispute
At a May 5 hearing on the reauthorization of the Grain Standards Act, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and grain industry officials were unusually critical of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s performance last summer when it refused to step in and provide export grain inspection services for 36 days during a labor dispute in the Port of Vancouver.
Thursday, May, 07, 2015 - - 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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Red River Valley Fair cancels poultry exhibits
The Red River Valley Fair in West Fargo, N.D., has canceled poultry exhibits this year because of bird flu concerns.
Thursday, May, 07, 2015 - Agweek - News

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