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Calif. water woes hit hard
2013 is the driest year on record.
Monday, December, 02, 2013 - Reuters - News

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Beast of a weed
Palmer amaranth is creeping across the Midwest from the South.
Monday, November, 04, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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A guide to the government shutdown at USDA
If the U.S. Department of Agriculture shuts down at midnight tonight, food stamp benefits will be delivered for the month of October, forest fires will continue to be fought, meat and poultry will still be inspected, grain inspection will continue, laboratory animals will be fed and the rural development division will still monitor government loans.
Monday, September, 30, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Circular hauling profits big banks
In testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, Timothy Weiner, commodities and metals global risk manager for MillerCoors LLC said his company had paid “tens of millions of dollars in excess premiums over the last several years,” as a result of London Metals Exchange rules.
Monday, September, 16, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Let her eat cake
In an April column I mentioned I’d sung in First Lutheran Church choir in Worthington, Minn., when I was starting my journalism career. Agweek reader Jane Lukens of Aneta, N.D., saw this column and wondered if I remembered her aunt, Iris Westman, who had grown up in Aneta and sang in that same choir. Iris remembered me.
Tuesday, September, 03, 2013 - Agweek - Opinion

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The GMO debate
Safety, the demands of feeding a growing world population, labels and trade are among the key issues in the debate on genetically modified foods.
Monday, August, 12, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Vilsack talks cotton payments, GMO with Brazilian officials
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has told Brazilian officials that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is running out of money and authority to make payments in the World Trade Organization cotton subsidies agreement. But he urged them to buy U.S. wheat, beef and pork exports and find ways to cooperate with the U.S. on biotechnology and biofuels policy.
Thursday, August, 08, 2013 - Agweek - News

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USDA says it will stop cotton payments to Brazil
The United States will cease paying a $147 million annual settlement to Brazil that is part of a long-running trade dispute over cotton subsidies, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Wednesday.
Wednesday, August, 07, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Pakistan eyes biggest wheat imports in 5 years as local supply dwindles
Pakistan is set to become a net wheat importer this year with purchases climbing to the highest in five years after delayed planting and reduced fertilizer use hit domestic output and drove up local prices.
Thursday, August, 01, 2013 - Reuters - News

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India told to ban toxin that killed children
The pesticide that killed 23 Indian schoolchildren last week is a nerve poison banned by many countries because of what the World Health Organization describes as its “high acute toxicity”.
Wednesday, July, 24, 2013 - Reuters - News

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Contemplating the Brazilian dilemma
Tropical climates that allow for year-round farming would seem to be a tremendous economic advantage, but for corn and soybean farmers in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso, it also poses a problem — an abundance of grain followed by about a 10 percent postharvest loss, partially because of a lack of storage.
Monday, July, 15, 2013 - University of Illinois - News

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Farm bill support frays amid tight money, shifting alliances
For decades, Congress rolled food stamps and farm subsidies together into one giant bill. The tactic generated lots of rural and urban votes from politicians in both parties. Everyone got something out of the deal.
Tuesday, July, 09, 2013 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Fracking fuels water fights
Regions where the practice is most common are mired in drought.
Monday, June, 24, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Food accessibility
The concept of the availability of food involves issues of production and distribution. The availability of food means there is sufficient food — physical availability at the household, community, state or international levels to provide food for everyone.
Tuesday, May, 28, 2013 - Agweek - Opinion

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Senate votes to cut crop insurance aid for wealthy
The Senate on Thursday voted to limit the amount of government subsidies the wealthiest farmers receive when purchasing crop insurance.
Friday, May, 24, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Senate rejects GMO labeling farm bill amendment
The Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly rejected an amendment that would allow states to require labeling of genetically modified foods.
Thursday, May, 23, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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House Ag Committee set to OK cut in food stamp program
The House Agriculture Committee is considering a five-year farm bill that would make small cuts to the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program.
Wednesday, May, 15, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Focus on a farm bill
The Democratic-controlled Senate wants to make a small cut in food stamps, and Stabenow is likely to propose a cut of about $4 billion over 10 years, while the Republican-controlled House wants a much bigger cut.
Monday, May, 13, 2013 - Agweek - News

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The cost of compliance
Farmers may opt out of farm program with loss of direct payments
Monday, May, 13, 2013 - Agweek - Opinion

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