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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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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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Growing Together: Knowing botany terms increases gardening success
Directions accompanying strawberry plants usually specify the crown must be located at the correct level for proper growth. That's fine, if you know the definition of a crown. I chuckle when plant people use terminology as though the whole world majored in college botany.
Monday, June, 08, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Katie Pinke: 300 turkeys bring people together
Every year, I anticipate the third Saturday in June — as do all 253 people (if you count those in the nursing home) who live in Aneta, N.D. On that special day, the turkeys outnumber the residents. A coal pit is dug in the middle of the city park, and 300 turkeys are injected with a special blend of spices, then strung on a spit and slow roasted all day. They say it’s the largest turkey barbecue in the world. The aroma permeates the air, making your stomach grumble and your mouth water.
Saturday, June, 06, 2015 - Special to Agweek.com - News

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Court drops appeals to DNR decisions in R.D. Offutt water permit applications
The Minnesota Court of Appeals on June 2 agreed to drop appeals filed by R.D. Offutt against a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources decision requiring extra environmental reports from the potato producer for water permit applications.
Wednesday, June, 03, 2015 - Agweek - News

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El Nino to disrupt rains, cut Africa, East Asia harvests, scientists say
ROME - Farmers in Africa and East Asia are expected to suffer crop losses as extreme weather linked to the El Nino phenomenon alters rainfall patterns, scientists told a conference on climate change in Bonn on Wednesday.
Wednesday, June, 03, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Study: Western diet may reduce survival odds for prostate cancer
Men with prostate cancer who eat a so-called Western diet heavy in red meat, cheese and sugary treats may be more likely to die of their disease than those who consume mostly plants, whole grains and fish, a U.S. study suggests.
Monday, June, 01, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Rains beneficial for corn and wheat, slows soy planting
FARGO, N.D. — The region’s farmers had mostly good rains recently, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service. Conditions have gone from worrisome dry to excess rain.
Monday, June, 01, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Drought-hit North Korea seen able to avoid food crisis
SEOUL - North Korea has updated farming methods and switched crops that could help soften the blow of drought and avert a disastrous food shortage, an aid worker and an analyst said on Sunday, after a U.N. official warned of another "huge food deficit".
Monday, June, 01, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Post Holdings says 35 percent of egg supply now affected by bird flu
Post Holdings Inc said a third company-owned chicken flock in Nebraska had tested positive for avian flu, bringing total affected egg supply to about 35 percent of commitments.
Wednesday, May, 27, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Playing with food may help preschoolers become less picky eaters
Parents who have tried in vain to teach their preschoolers table manners may have a new reason to give up the fight. Playing with food may actually help kids overcome a fear of new flavors and eat a more varied diet, a small study suggests.
Tuesday, May, 26, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Montana proposes corn checkoff for research funding
The Montana Department of Agriculture has published a proposed corn checkoff referendum that would help create a research and market development program for corn production in Montana.
Saturday, May, 23, 2015 - - News

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Minnesotans protesting potato pesticides turned away from McDonald's meeting
A group of rural Minnesotans hoping to present their concerns about McDonald's use of potato pesticides were denied entrance to the company's shareholder meeting Thursday, they said.
Friday, May, 22, 2015 - - News

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Action plan to save U.S. pollinators released, includes federal task force
The plan is a result of a 2014 presidential memorandum that recognized the increase in pollinator losses in recent years, made the health of honeybees and other pollinators a presidential-level concern and set up a task force of many federal agencies to develop a government-wide strategy to reduce their losses.
Thursday, May, 21, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Playing with food might help preschoolers become less picky eaters
Parents who have tried in vain to teach their preschoolers table manners may have a new reason to give up the fight. Playing with food may actually help kids overcome a fear of new flavors and eat a more varied diet, a small study suggests.
Tuesday, May, 19, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Drought prompts cuts to farm irrigation in California, Oregon
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation will cut the amount of federal irrigation water available to farmers along the Oregon-California border to half the annual norm as it grapples with a fourth year of regional drought, the agency said on Friday.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Growing Together: 50 tips for May gardening
I enjoy our weekly visits so much it's difficult for me to choose between the many possible topics. This week, 50 pieces of timely May information floated in my head, and each could make an entire essay. Because I couldn't decide, here are all 50 age-old gardening tidbits in bite-size form.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Cabbages trump coffee for Tanzania's climate-stressed farmers
In the small village of Kanji, nestled on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, Ludovick Meela is preparing to cut down the rest of the ageing coffee trees on his farm and replace them with vegetables.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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Timely rains boost crop prospects
Farmers throughout the region are ahead of schedule planting crops, and they are grateful for rains that have allayed some concerns about drought. Here is how farmers and input suppliers in west-central Minnesota recently described their situation when Agweek came through the area to check on progress.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - Agweek - News

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For Modi's year-old government, storm brewing in rural India
Just one year after taking office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing a challenge that could come to haunt him - the farm sector that sustains three-fifths of the population is in deep trouble, and he is being blamed for not doing enough.
Friday, May, 15, 2015 - Reuters - News

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