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Resource pressures could spark conflicts with global impact
Illegal deforestation in Southeast Asia, conflicts over water in the Nile Basin and China’s growing dependence on South American food are some of the resource challenges facing emerging nations with the potential to cause strife, a risk analysis group warns.
Thursday, February, 05, 2015 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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World food prices fall in January, unlikely to rally
World food prices are unlikely to rise much from their four-year slump as long as high production, low oil prices and limited import demand continue, according to a senior economist for the United Nations food agency.
Thursday, February, 05, 2015 - Reuters - News

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NDSU's Little International slated for Feb. 13 and 14
The Little “I” Livestock Show is the largest student-run event on the NDSU campus involving more than 300 students. The show features showmanship classes of beef, dairy, sheep, and swine, as well as ham curing and public speaking.
Wednesday, February, 04, 2015 - - News

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Four US lawmakers begin second RFS effort
A group of Republican and Democratic lawmakers will begin their second attempt on Wednesday to introduce a bill that would reform the Renewable Fuel Standards program in the U.S., targeting an end to ethanol fuel-blending mandates.
Wednesday, February, 04, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Oregon adopts rules allowing industrial hemp crops
Oregon farmers could plant the state’s first industrial hemp crop this spring, a full year before businesses expect to start growing marijuana for recreational use, a state official says.
Wednesday, February, 04, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Minn. tech colleges team up for ag education
With an aging workforce and pressing labor shortages, a new collaboration among tech colleges will focus on infusing the ag industry with skilled workers.
Wednesday, February, 04, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Farmers adapt to big rains but send trouble downstream
As rains have gotten heavier, Minnesota farmers in recent years have been expanding a 150-year-old drainage system, pulling billions of gallons more water off soggy land and letting the state’s corn and soybean fields thrive.
Wednesday, February, 04, 2015 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Japan farming reforms a stiff test of Abe’s resolve
After December’s landslide re-election, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s program to revive the nation’s economy is set to meet perhaps its stiffest challenge, the nation’s sclerotic farming industry.
Tuesday, February, 03, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Okla. man cited for dumping two dozen cow heads near river
An Oklahoma man has been cited with illegally dumping 24 decapitated cow heads and three dead calves near the state’s Arkansas River over the weekend.
Tuesday, February, 03, 2015 - - News

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Obama proposes creation of stand-alone US food safety agency
U.S. President Barack Obama has proposed bringing together the country’s food safety operations into one agency to better monitor food quality in a move that would reshape the Food and Drug Administration.
Tuesday, February, 03, 2015 - Reuters - News

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US lawmakers preparing Cuba telecomms, agriculture bills
U.S. lawmakers are preparing a series of bills to ease U.S. restrictions on trade with Cuba, with plans to introduce them in the Senate in the next two months, senior congressional aides say.
Tuesday, February, 03, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Cargill begins selling GMO Syngenta corn seed at center of lawsuits
Cargill Inc. has started selling a variety of genetically modified Syngenta AG corn seed that previously disrupted U.S. grain trading now that China has approved imports of the biotech crop.
Tuesday, February, 03, 2015 - Reuters - News

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ADM profit jumps as big US harvest boosts ag services
U.S. agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland Co. reports higher quarterly earnings as a record-large U.S. harvest boosted grain volumes and supported strong exports, though revenue fell short of expectations.
Tuesday, February, 03, 2015 - Reuters - News

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IPCC: World has not woken up to water crisis from climate change
Water scarcity could lead to conflict between communities and nations as the world is still not fully aware of the water crisis many countries face as a result of climate change, the head of the United Nations panel of climate scientists warns.
Tuesday, February, 03, 2015 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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China underlines cautious approach to biotech crops
China will continue to promote research into genetically modified crops, while maintaining strict controls on safety of the technology, a top agriculture official said on Feb. 3, underscoring Beijing’s cautious approach toward biotechnology.
Tuesday, February, 03, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Bill restricting ND beehive placement gets do-not-pass
Beekeepers swarmed to the Capitol on Jan. 29 to testify against a bill that would have put a 2-mile no-hive zone around North Dakota homes, day care centers and schools, a restriction industry leaders say would have ended beekeeping in the state.
Monday, February, 02, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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ARC-IC shouldn't be dismissed from consideration
The Agricultural Risk Coverage-Individual Coverage option under the 2014 farm bill has received little interest, compared with the Agricultural Risk Coverage-County ARC-CO and the Price Loss Coverage programs. But, it might be the best option in certain instances.
Monday, February, 02, 2015 - - News

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Race to the bottom
Wheat struggled again last week, with all three of the wheat exchanges ending with modest losses. Poor demand and a strong U.S. dollar continue to be the cause of wheat’s issues. For the week ending Jan. 30, March Minneapolis dropped 16.75 cents, March Chicago dropping 22.25 cents and March Kansas City decreased 20 cents.
Monday, February, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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IDFA president calls for more changes to dairy policy
BOCA RATON, Fla. — Less than a year after the 2014 farm bill became law, International Dairy Foods Association President and CEO Connie Tipton on Jan. 25, called for more changes to the dairy program.
Monday, February, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Potato growers sue BNSF, Calif. turkey farm quarantined after bird flu detected, US lawmakers propose bill to create single food safety agency and France: EU orders repayment of 1 billion euros in farm subsidies.
Monday, February, 02, 2015 - - News

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