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Landmark agreement promises to end child labor in supply chains
LONDON — Several of the world’s biggest tobacco companies pledged on Dec. 10 to end child labor in their supply chains, a landmark agreement a rights group says could protect thousands of children from hazardous work in tobacco fields.
Monday, December, 15, 2014 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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‘Whiplash’ cruel blow for already poverty-stricken region
MANILA — The typhoon’s name was Hagupit, which means “whiplash” in Filipino, and for the poverty-stricken rice farmers, fishermen, village workers and children of the eastern central Philippines, it was an especially painful blow.
Monday, December, 15, 2014 - - News

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Traders worry Russia could use other tools to curb exports
MOSCOW — Exporters of Russian wheat have cut prices to try to speed up sales abroad before the government possibly introduces curbs to replenish its own stocks and prevent rises in the cost of bread, traders and analysts say.
Monday, December, 15, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Cutting back on fertilizer, pesticide
China, the world’s top producer of rice and wheat, is seeking to cap the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides that have helped to contaminate large swathes of its arable land and threaten its ability to keep up with domestic food demand.
Monday, December, 15, 2014 - Reuters - News

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NRCS-DU partnership is a win-win
I want to address several misconceptions expressed in the recent Agweek article on the farm program biologists working in U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service offices (Ag groups act to limit conservation groups, Dec. 1)
Monday, December, 15, 2014 - Ducks Unlimited - News

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Commodity policy choice
When it comes to developing policy prescriptions to deal with the dynamic of long periods of low prices interrupted by much shorter periods of high prices, two approaches are possible.
Monday, December, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farmers tighten tap on production
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Farmers in New Zealand, the world’s largest dairy exporter, are reining in milk production as a flood of supply from Europe and the U.S. pummels prices, a sign the “white gold” rush that has fuelled the New Zealand economy for years is over.
Monday, December, 15, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Mont. cow tested positive for brucellosis
Several thousand head of cattle have been quarantined in Montana after a cow near Yellowstone National Park tested positive for brucellosis, the livestock disease much feared by ranchers and also carried by elk and bison, state livestock officials say.
Monday, December, 15, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Farmers, landowners renegotiate rental agreements
In a normal year, many Upper Midwest farmers and landlords already would have agreed on 2015 rental rates for cropland and pasture. In a normal year, agricultural producers, bankers and economists would have a pretty good handle on rate trends for the new year.
Monday, December, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Russian wheat exporters cut prices as state looks to curb outflow
Exporters of Russian wheat have cut prices to try to speed up sales abroad before the government possibly introduces curbs to replenish its own stocks and prevent rises in the cost of bread, traders and analysts say.
Friday, December, 12, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Jury finds ND potato farmers guilty in crop insurance fraud case
A federal jury in Fargo found Northwood, N.D., potato farming brothers Aaron and Derek Johnson guilty of all felony counts of crop insurance fraud brought against them.
Friday, December, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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More students at poor US schools get free meals in federal initiative
Over half of the nation’s high-poverty schools are taking advantage of a new federal initiative intended to make it easier for U.S. children to eat nutritious cafeteria meals for free, federal officials say.
Thursday, December, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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FAO sees record 2014 cereal output, but food insecurity worsening
World cereal production will reach an all-time high of 2.532 billion metric tons this year, the United Nation’s food agency said on Thursday, raising a previous estimate of 2.522 billion metric tons.
Thursday, December, 11, 2014 - - News

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Weather expert: Mixed bag on 2015 growing season
Though the first half of the Upper Midwest 2015 growing season should be favorable, the second half could bring challenges, including the possibility of “one of the hottest summers on record,” according to an area weather expert.
Thursday, December, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Other side of the boom: Landowners say state bowing to oil
As North Dakota officials met in Bismarck to approve new oil conditioning standards and to discuss the drop in crude oil prices, landowners from the Oil Patch gathered at a separate meeting to review a different side of the Bakken oil boom — spills, soil contamination and landowner rights.
Wednesday, December, 10, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Minn-Dak sugar beet payment estimated at $36.86 per ton
Shareholders of Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative of Wahpeton, N.D., can expect a low beet payment at $36.86 per ton for their 2014 crop, with an additional $3 per ton contingency to be paid out if processing goes well.
Tuesday, December, 09, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Pricey beef, mild weather drag on near-term US cattle prices
U.S. slaughter cattle prices this week may repeat last week’s slump as grocers balk at high-priced beef from packers who are operating their plants at a loss, traders and analysts said. Furthermore, less-threatening weather could temporarily keep cattle weights near record highs, providing more beef to the retail sector, they said.
Tuesday, December, 09, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Ag shipping discussion provides few answers
What will the region’s agricultural railroad service look like in 2040? Will farmers in the Upper Great Plains continue to see trains two and three weeks late in the next 18 months? These were questions asked but not answered Dec. 8 at the first day of a conference titled Post-Harvest Handling and Transportation for Agriculture Products: Issues and Alternatives. The event is sponsored by North Dakota State University and North Dakota’s two U.S. senators. It concludes Dec. 9.
Monday, December, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Several thousand cattle quarantined near Yellowstone
Several thousand head of cattle have been quarantined in Montana after a cow near Yellowstone National Park tested positive for brucellosis, the livestock disease much feared by ranchers and also carried by elk and bison, state livestock officials say.
Monday, December, 08, 2014 - Reuters - News

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ADM makes leadership changes
Archer Daniels Midland Co. has plucked another executive from its core oilseeds operations for a top spot in its expanding ingredients business. Chicago-based ADM, one of the world’s largest agricultural trading houses,
Monday, December, 08, 2014 - - News

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