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Experts: To sustain climate adaptation, integrate it with local economies
NAIROBI - To make development efforts more sustainable, businesses need incentives to invest in community-level climate change adaptation programs – but resistance to creating those incentives is still strong, climate change specialists said this week in Nairobi.
Thursday, April, 30, 2015 - Reuters - News

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U.S. FDA warns five companies over BMPEA stimulant in supplements
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned five companies on Thursday to stop selling dietary supplements containing an unapproved stimulant known as beta-methylphenylethylamine, or BMPEA.
Friday, April, 24, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Townships struggle to maintain local control
The number of North Dakotans residing in rural areas has shrunk by more than 13,500 in the past 20 years. This contrasts with the urban population in North Dakota, which has grown by more than 60,000, according to the census.
Wednesday, April, 22, 2015 - - News

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Farmers must balance yields, environment with fertilizer use
Nitrogen fertilizer can pose one of farmers’ biggest challenges: Apply too little to crops and yields and profits can decline. Apply too much and the environment can suffer.
Monday, April, 20, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Women take on floods and hunger in rural Pakistan
Amina Bibi lost her husband, a boatman, to kidney failure soon after massive floods in 2010 hit the remote district of Rajanpur in Pakistan’s Punjab province. “All I can afford is rice, so that’s what I feed my eight children every day and they are just not getting enough nutrition,” said the weary-looking widow, aged around 40.
Monday, April, 20, 2015 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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Minnesota distiller is back on the family farm
HALLOCK, Minn. — There are barrels and bottles, tubes and pipes, gauges, dials and labels. There are smells — some sharp, some subtle, many mingled and mysterious — of grain, of alcohol, of juniper and other additives. There’s the gurgle and burble of liquids.
Monday, April, 20, 2015 - Agweek - 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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Nitrogen plant's risks need attention
I am somewhat surprised at the rather laid back attitude toward the nitrogen plant being planned northwest of Grand Forks, N.D. A recent article regarding rail transport of the product through Grand Forks concentrated more on inconveniences additional trains could cause, and not the inherent dangers.
Tuesday, April, 07, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Home near the Range: Farmers, ranchers end up on walls of cafe
The coffee is always free at The Farmer’s Daughter Cafe. It’s sponsored by local businesses and individuals, and when customers drink it, they get to sit near some of the area’s hardest-working men.
Monday, April, 06, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Canada reducing number of meat inspections
The Canadian government, under pressure to eliminate its budget deficit, has reduced the frequency of inspections at certain Alberta meat-packing plants and plans to cut spending on food safety, the food inspectors' union said on Tuesday.
Tuesday, March, 31, 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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Deadline nears on key ARC, PLC decision
Kelly Turgeon is on the stretch run of a half-year marathon. Turgeon, executive director of the Kittson County (Minn.) Farm Service Agency, an arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is working to help farmers meet a crucial March 31 deadline. They’re choosing between two important safety-net provisions in the federal farm bill, and their irrevocable decision will impact their bottom line for the next five years.
Wednesday, March, 25, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Wisconsin farmer rescued after being buried up to his neck in corn bin
A Washburn County, Wis., farmer was in good condition Tuesday after he was rescued a day earlier after spending several hours trapped in a corn bin.
Wednesday, March, 25, 2015 - - News

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Focus on farm output, not on acreage
What comes to mind when you think of a “family farm?” You’re probably picturing a bucolic spread of less than 100 acres, with a red barn, farmer in overalls and cows grazing a big pasture. What about the phrase “corporate farm” or “big ag?” Do you see a giant, impersonal and industrial-looking operation?
Tuesday, March, 24, 2015 - - News

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New farmers take root in South Africa’s old tribal lands
New farmers are turning the soil to profit in South Africa’s old tribal homelands as Pretoria speeds the transfer of land from whites to blacks.
Thursday, March, 19, 2015 - Reuters - News

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USDA investigates animal research center
A U.S. Department of Agriculture review committee that investigated the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center in Nebraska found no current mistreatment of animals.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Elevators scale back on building rail terminals
PARKSTON, S.D. — Dakota Plains Ag Center LLC’s flagship elevator near Parkston, S.D., is one of the largest inland grain terminal customers of the BNSF Railway in South Dakota, and is in one of the few hotspot regions for shuttle elevator growth.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Weather Talk: An early, dry spring could lead to more fires
Pre-historically and historically, prairie fires were common across our region in spring. As the snow melted each spring, hundreds of square miles of dead grass lay on the ground just waiting to burn on a hot, dry, windy day. All it needed was a bolt of lightning from a light thundershower.
Saturday, March, 14, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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KFC faces pressure after McDonald’s says no antibiotics in chicken
KFC, the world’s largest chain of fried chicken restaurants, might face pressure from consumer and environmental groups to change how its poultry are raised after McDonald’s Corp. said it would switch to chicken raised without human antibiotics.
Thursday, March, 12, 2015 - Reuters - News

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