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Climate change sparks tension in India's tea gardens
JORHAT, India - Usha Ghatowar smiles wryly when asked about the pay she earns picking leaves at a colonial-era tea garden in India's Assam. "Do you think 3,000 rupees ($48) are enough when your monthly expenses can be double that?" she mumbles, as she puts on her "jaapi" hat of woven bamboo and palm leaves and takes a sip of tea from a steel mug.
Tuesday, May, 05, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Broccoli and big ag share space on Red River Valley farm
Spring means nonstop activity at Kragnes Family Farms, where David Kragnes and his son Ben are putting corn seed in a planter in the farmyard.
Tuesday, May, 05, 2015 - Minnesota Public Radio - News

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Planting hinges on a multitude of factors
MERRIFIELD, N.D. — It’s a windy spring morning, the kind that sends kites soaring and rips hats from heads. The indefatigable wind forces Merrifield, N.D., farmer Bob Drees to make yet another planting-related decision.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Tester criticizes land-grant colleges on organics
As attendees at the Organic Trade Association luncheon April 15 ate a salad with bulgur wheat from his organic farm, Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., the only organic farmer in the Senate, said advocates would have to work hard to achieve labeling of genetically modified foods, and more farmers would transition to organic operations if the land-grant colleges paid more attention to organics.
Monday, April, 27, 2015 - Agweek - News

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DuPont buying microbiome firm, seeks edge in emerging crop products
DuPont is buying a California-based microbiome discovery company for development of biological crop products, a move that the chemical and crop company hopes will give it an edge in an emerging agricultural market.
Thursday, April, 23, 2015 - Reuters - News

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DuPont buying microbiome firm, seeks edge in emerging crop products
DuPont is buying a California-based microbiome discovery company for development of biological crop products, a move that the chemical and crop company hopes will give it an edge in an emerging agricultural market.
Wednesday, April, 22, 2015 - Reuters - News

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U.S. could use vaccines being developed to fight bird flu in poultry
CHICAGO - Faced with a deadly bird flu outbreak that has infected millions of chickens and turkeys, the U.S. Agriculture Department could turn to what it has always seen as a last resort: readying and deploying a vaccine to fight the disease.
Wednesday, April, 22, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Tester calls for GMO labeling
As attendees at the Organic Trade Association luncheon April 15 ate a salad with bulgur wheat from his organic farm, Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., the only organic farmer in the Senate, said advocates would have to work hard to achieve labeling of genetically modified foods, and that more farmers would transition to organic operations if the land-grant colleges paid more attention to organics.
Tuesday, April, 21, 2015 - Agweek - News

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UAV systems could benefit ag, but questions remain
Excitement surrounds the potential use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in South Dakota’s agricultural industry. This technology could be used to fly over pastures and check cows or to take aerial surveys of crops and spray pesticide accordingly.
Sunday, April, 19, 2015 - - News

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Smoke from grass fires closes Interstate 29 in North Dakota
Grass fires raging north of Grand Forks has crews battling what appear to be multiple blazes causing the closure of about 30 miles of Interstate 29 and accidents with visibility down to zero on stretches of the interstate north of the city.
Wednesday, April, 15, 2015 - - News

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Pesticide drift a risk in spraying
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture wants to remind pesticide applicators of drift risk during this spraying season.
Tuesday, April, 14, 2015 - South Dakota State University Extension Service - News

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US farmers take a gamble with belt-tightening as incomes slide
CHICAGO - Bracing for their leanest season in eight years, U.S. farmers are skimping on everything from machinery to fertilizers, betting that they can go down-market and yet maintain crop production and quality.
Wednesday, April, 08, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Paraquat: A controversial chemical's second act
One of the oldest and most widely used pesticides in the world is also one of the most toxic and controversial. Paraquat, a herbicide used to control weeds since the 1950s, was banned in the European Union in 2007. It is restricted for use only by licensed technicians in the United States and, since 2012, many of its formulations in China are being phased out.
Monday, April, 06, 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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EPA expands areas of approved use for Dow's Enlist Duo herbicide
The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday more than doubled the number of U.S. states where Dow AgroSciences' controversial new herbicide can be used.
Thursday, April, 02, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Jessie Veeder: At Farm and Fleet, I'm a woman who can do anything
WATFORD CITY, N.D. -- One of the most worthless things on the planet are rubber boots with holes in both. I discovered that I own a pair when I got my 4-wheeler stuck in mud halfway up its tires last week. So I need a new pair of rubber boots, which gives me a good excuse to go to the Farm and Fleet store.
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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ND soil samples show fewer wheat midge larvae for 2015
Soil samples in North Dakota indicate decreased levels of overwintering wheat midge larvae (cocoons) for the 2015 season, says Janet Knodel, North Dakota State University Extension Service entomologist.
Friday, March, 27, 2015 - - News

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Monsanto seeks retraction for report linking herbicide to cancer
Monsanto Co, maker of the world's most widely used herbicide, Roundup, wants an international health organization to retract a report linking the chief ingredient in Roundup to cancer.
Wednesday, March, 25, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Wisconsin county board backs moratorium on concentrated animal feeding operations
Bayfield County will take 12 months to study concentrated animal feeding operations after residents turned out in opposition to Reicks View Farms’ proposed operation in the county.
Thursday, February, 19, 2015 - - News

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Keep detailed records to avoid problems in a partnership
A recent conversation on the listserv for the American Agricultural Law Association focused on what were called “accidental partnerships.”
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - - News

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