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Big feedlots feed big worries in southern Minnesota
Ten hog farms sat already in a three-mile ring around Lowell Trom’s rural Dodge County home. When an 11th got a permit, he fought it.
Tuesday, April, 07, 2015 - Minnesota Public Radio News - 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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Special Report: Why Brazil has a big appetite for banned pesticides
LIMOEIRO DO NORTE, Brazil - The farmers of Brazil have become the world’s top exporters of sugar, orange juice, coffee, beef, poultry and soybeans. They’ve also earned a more dubious distinction: In 2012, Brazil passed the United States as the largest buyer of pesticides. This rapid growth has made Brazil an enticing market for pesticides banned or phased out in richer nations because of health or environmental risks.
Thursday, April, 02, 2015 - Reuters - News

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California order to cut water use does not apply to farmers
PHILLIPS, Calif. - California farmers, already hit by reductions in the amount of water they can buy for irrigation, will not be held to Democratic Governor Jerry Brown's order on Wednesday for a 25 percent reduction in water use in the state's prolonged drought.
Thursday, April, 02, 2015 - Reuters - News

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California governor orders 25 percent reduction in water usage statewide
PHILLIPS, Calif. - California Governor Jerry Brown, acting in the face of a devastating multiyear drought, ordered the first statewide mandatory water restrictions on Wednesday, directing cities and communities to reduce usage by 25 percent.
Wednesday, April, 01, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Energy beets slow to catch on in North Dakota
FARGO, N.D. — Development of energy beets in North Dakota is still nebulous, while projects in California are moving forward.
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Rain to rescue Syria’s harvest after last year’s drought
Heavy rain will give Syria a healthier wheat harvest after last year’s drought cut the crop to its lowest in around in 25 years, but war is making grain distribution hard and vital stocks may still be seized by Islamic State.
Thursday, March, 26, 2015 - Reuters - News

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United Nations: 'Business as usual' will create a thirsty planet in 15 years
LONDON - The planet faces a 40 percent shortfall in water supplies in 15 years due to urbanization, population growth and increasing demand for water for food production, energy and industry, the United Nations said on Friday.
Friday, March, 20, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Kenya sugar farming turns sour as import curbs fail
In the sugar cane fields of western Kenya, farmers complain that falling prices mean they can barely make ends meet. Yet rival African producers can still offer cheaper supplies.
Wednesday, March, 18, 2015 - Reuters - News

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FDA: Dietary comments will stick to nutrition
Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg told a Senate panel March 12 that she will stick to “nutrition science and health” in her recommendations on the dietary guidelines to Health and Human Service Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Johnsons get federal prison in crop insurance fraud case
Potato farming brothers Aaron Johnson of Northwood, N.D., and Derek Johnson of Vancouver, British Columbia, will spend time in federal prison in the Federal Prison Camp in Duluth, Minn., and are jointly responsible for restitution of nearly $1 million because of crop insurance fraud.
Tuesday, March, 10, 2015 - Agweek - News

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SDSU Extension hires for food production security
BROOKINGS, S.D. — To be able to feed this population, food production must increase by 70 percent.
Monday, March, 09, 2015 - - News

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MN group concerned about industrial ag
BACKUS, Minn. — About 50 people living between Backus and Akeley in north-central Minnesota have signed a petition presented to Cass County commissioners asking the board to “defend our area from the abusive practices of industrial agriculture.”
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Minnesota group concerned about ‘abusive’ industrial ag practices
About 50 people living between Backus and Akeley in north-central Minnesota have signed a petition presented to Cass County commissioners asking the board “to defend our area from the abusive practices of industrial agriculture.”
Wednesday, February, 18, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Region’s legislatures work on ag bills
Agricultural-related bills in legislatures in Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota this year include funding for transportation infrastructure, state anti-corporate farming rules and water rights.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Upper Midwest farmers can learn from past records
Upper Midwest farmers won’t be harvesting hundreds of bushels per acre of wheat and soybeans anytime soon. But learning more about world-record yields can be beneficial nonetheless, a North Dakota State University professor said.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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DNR temporarily halts massive conversion of Minnesota pine forest into farmland
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on Thursday announced it had temporarily ordered a halt to a massive conversion of thousands of acres of Minnesota pine forest into farmland out of concern for the state’s water supply and forest ecosystem.
Friday, February, 06, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Thai crops to suffer worst drought in 15 years
Thailand will experience its worst drought in more than a decade this year, damaging crops in one of the world’s biggest rice-exporting nations, according to the country’s irrigation department.
Thursday, February, 05, 2015 - - News

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Farmers adapt to big rains but send trouble downstream
As rains have gotten heavier, Minnesota farmers in recent years have been expanding a 150-year-old drainage system, pulling billions of gallons more water off soggy land and letting the state’s corn and soybean fields thrive.
Wednesday, February, 04, 2015 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Optimism at Sioux Falls Farm Show
The drum beat of bad news in commodity markets rules the day at the Sioux Falls, S.D., Salute to Agriculture — a multi-venue exposition during the Sioux Falls Farm Show and the concurrent Sioux Empire Farm Show livestock event Jan. 28 to 30.
Wednesday, January, 28, 2015 - Agweek - News

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