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South Dakota had wettest May on record since 1895
Moisture during the month of May rapidly transitioned the state out of drought conditions. "Preliminary data indicate that at least eight climate stations reported their wettest May on record, with more reports yet to come in," says Laura Edwards, South Dakota State University Extension climate field specialist.
Wednesday, June, 03, 2015 - - News

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Labor shortage to limit Colombian coffee crops as beans go unpicked
JARDIN, Colombia - As Colombia cheers a return to its biggest coffee harvest in eight years after beating off a disease epidemic, farmers are running into a potentially more serious problem: a shortage of workers to gather swelling volumes of arabica beans.
Wednesday, June, 03, 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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Heavy rains hit Texas as death toll rises to 13 from storms
AUSTIN, Texas - Storms dumped rain on parts of Texas on Wednesday, bringing more runoff to swollen waterways that spilled their banks this week in places such as Houston, where floods have killed six people and caused chaos in the fourth most-populous U.S. city.
Wednesday, May, 27, 2015 - Reuters - News

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New flood warning for Houston as death toll rises
AUSTIN - The National Weather Service issued a new flash flood warning on Wednesday for Houston where storms have left five people dead and turned neighborhoods into lakes in the fourth most-populous U.S. city.
Wednesday, May, 27, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Markets: Wheat concerns continue
Wheat continued to push forward with production worries the main supporting factor. The corn market remained range-bound last week. Support came from the strength in the wheat complex and the wet weather delaying the last 15 percent of this year’s acres to be planted. As of the May 21 close, July soybeans were 14.75 cents lower for the week, while November soybeans were down 16 cents.
Tuesday, May, 26, 2015 - - News

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Zimbabweans go hungry as drought hammers southern Africa
SIYAGIJIMA, Zimbabwe - Even in the best of times, life is harsh in Siyagijima, a desolate village in southwest Zimbabwe. After the worst regional drought in nearly a decade and the failure of nearby crops, it is likely to be even harsher.
Tuesday, May, 26, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Weather Talk: Drought in Southeast U.S. could be worst in 1,000 years
Tree ring analysis suggests the present drought in the Southwest U.S. may be the fourth most severe in approximately the past 1,000 years.
Friday, May, 22, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Weather Talk: Signs of El Nino more prevalent
The National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration put out an El Nino Advisory in March, signaling the early signs of developing El Nino conditions across the equatorial Pacific.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - - News

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Horse Fest celebrates region's heritage
Every year in July, the population of Taylor, a town of 150 in Stark County in southwest North Dakota, swells by 800 to 1,000, when crowds converge on the community for the annual Taylor Horse Fest.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Experts probe cause of Minn. hog barn fire that killed two women
A state fire marshal and insurance company investigators were on the scene of a fatal fire in a hog barn three miles east of Jasper in far southwest Minnesota, while co-workers and family members grieved the loss of two women who were cleaning the facility when the fire broke out.
Wednesday, May, 13, 2015 - - News

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Hog barn fire kills 2
JASPER, Minn. -- Two women are dead after being caught in a hog barn fire near Jasper in southwest Minnesota on Monday morning.
Tuesday, May, 12, 2015 - - News

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Tornadoes, severe flooding hit Oklahoma City area
OKLAHOMA CITY - A series of tornadoes touched down southwest of Oklahoma City on Wednesday, injuring several residents of a trailer park, causing severe flooding and a temporary escape of bears from a wildlife park, officials said.
Thursday, May, 07, 2015 - Reuters - News

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McDonald's tests custom burger program with drive-thru option
LOS ANGELES - McDonald's Corp., working to revive U.S. sales amid fierce competition, is testing "TasteCrafted," a more modest version of its custom sandwich program that will cost franchisees less to install and can be offered through drive-thru windows.
Wednesday, April, 29, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Weather Talk: Caught in the middle between wet and dry
Both of the past two winters, there has been a sharp divide between a cold and snowy eastern U.S. and a warm and dry western U.S. Caught in the middle, our region was cold and dry in 2013-14 and mild and dry this past winter. The dryness is related to the northwest to southeast position of the Polar Jet Stream, coming over the top of the western high pressure ridge responsible for the western warmth and diving south around the stalled out eastern low pressure area.
Sunday, April, 26, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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VIDEO: Bringing home the bacon? Political pig race seeks to predict UK vote
LONDON - At Pennywell Farm in Devon, workers have come up with a novel way of predicting the outcome of a British election too close for any but the boldest pundits and politicians to call -- political pig racing.
Thursday, April, 23, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Wadena County, Minn., flock falls to flu
WILLMAR, Minn. — The highly pathogenic avian influenza was confirmed in central Minnesota for the first time Tuesday, while two other Minnesota counties reported additional flock detections Tuesday, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. A commercial turkey flock of 310,000 was reported Tuesday in Wadena County. This is the first avian flu detection in the central Minnesota county.
Wednesday, April, 22, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Avian flu uncertainty has turkey farmers on edge
The unprecedented avian flu outbreak has hit commercial poultry operations in several states, but none harder than Minnesota. Nearly 1.5 million turkeys in Minnesota have died from the virus or been killed to prevent its spread.
Monday, April, 20, 2015 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Weather Talk: High levels of pollution in Western Europe
London, England, as one of the world’s largest metropolitan areas, has its share of air pollution, particularly when the region’s air becomes stagnant underneath a large high-pressure system.
Friday, April, 17, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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