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U.S. pushing organic crops as demand grows
CHICAGO - The U.S. government will boost support for production of organic crops and produce this year to meet growing consumer demand and boost rural incomes, U.S. Agriculture Department Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Wednesday.
Thursday, April, 16, 2015 - Reuters - News

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LIVESTOCK: Cattle futures up for 4th straight day; hogs rally
CHICAGO - Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures gained for the fourth day in a row on Thursday, again helped by their discounts to cash prices, traders said.
Thursday, April, 16, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Agriculture could be the key in combating world hunger
With a rapidly rising global population, agriculture will be essential in reducing world hunger. That’s what South Dakota State University Dean of Agriculture and Biological Sciences Barry Dunn told attendees of the McGovern Hunger Summit on Wednesday at Dakota Wesleyan University.
Thursday, April, 16, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Argentine farmers say Monsanto soy contract breaks local law
BUENOS AIRES - Argentine farm groups on Wednesday asked soy export companies to stop inspecting cargoes for bootlegged biotechnology at the behest of U.S. seed company Monsanto, the latest move in a long conflict between the country's farmers and Monsanto.
Thursday, April, 16, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Vilsack says pleased with Farm Bill sign-up, results likely in May
CHICAGO - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Wednesday he is pleased with the number of grain farmers signing up for the new five-year federal farm bill’s main crop supports, but final results will not be available for another month.
Thursday, April, 16, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Beech-Nut baby food recalled over fear of glass contamination
NEW YORK - Federal food inspectors have announced the recall of 1,920 pounds of sweet potato and chicken baby food made by Beech-Nut Nutrition, saying it may be contaminated with small pieces of glass.
Thursday, April, 16, 2015 - Reuters - News

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China to ban water-polluting paper mills, oil refineries
BEIJING - China will ban water-polluting paper mills, oil refineries, pesticide producers and other industrial plants by the end of 2016, as it moves to tackle severe pollution of the country's water supply.
Thursday, April, 16, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Zimbabwe takes tobacco road to agriculture recovery
HARARE - Fifteen years after Zimbabwe's agriculture sector collapsed in the face of President Robert Mugabe's seizure of white-owned farms, its tobacco industry is again booming, with black farmers funded by private firms producing a near record crop.
Thursday, April, 16, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Precondition for prime livestock
It’s been talked about for 60 years. It’s better for animals, preferred by most cattle feeders, and could provide a 169 percent return on investment.
Thursday, April, 16, 2015 - - News

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ND Legislature passes bill to fund ag litigation against federal environmental regulations
The North Dakota Legislature has passed the agricultural piece of a two-part legislative effort, designed to create a fund to help legally protect the state's two largest industries -- agriculture and energy -- from federal environmental regulations.
Wednesday, April, 15, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Cargo ships stuck off Yemen as fighting worsens food supply
At least five merchant vessels carrying food are stuck off Yemen, shipping data showed on Wednesday, as warships from a Saudi-led coalition search them for weapons bound for Iran-allied Houthi rebel forces, with delays adding to a humanitarian crisis.
Wednesday, April, 15, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Beech-Nut baby food recalled over fear of glass contamination
Federal food inspectors have announced the recall of 1,920 pounds of sweet potato and chicken baby food made by Beech-Nut Nutrition, saying it may be contaminated with small pieces of glass.
Wednesday, April, 15, 2015 - - News

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Vilsack: U.S. pushing organic crops as demand grows
The U.S. government will boost support for production of organic crops and produce this year to meet growing consumer demand and boost rural incomes, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said on Wednesday.
Wednesday, April, 15, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Farmers in the Upper Midwest need rain
The most recent NASS weather report shows the four-state area is below the five-year average for rainfall accumulation.
Wednesday, April, 15, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Long-term grazing plans a necessity
Agricultural producers often experience feelings of uncertainty that are sourced in many day-to-day issues. The biggest uncertainty is the weather. Those operations that push the limit for production will experience greater uncertainty than those that target production to the long-term average.
Wednesday, April, 15, 2015 - North Dakota State University Extension Service - News

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Russia’s ag minister says no decision yet on wheat export tax extension
Russian Agriculture Minister Nikolai Fyodorov said on Wednesday the ministry had yet to decide whether a wheat export tax should be extended for the next 2015/16 marketing year and whether to lift a ban on some Western food products.
Wednesday, April, 15, 2015 - - News

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USDA: More U.S. poultry flocks infected with bird flu
The number of U.S. poultry flocks infected with a deadly strain of bird flu rose on Tuesday as Iowa identified its first case and Minnesota confirmed eight more cases, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Wednesday, April, 15, 2015 - - News

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Minnesota lawmakers to increase funding to fight bird flu
Minnesota legislators are reacting to avian flu by providing money for state agencies to attack the spreading outbreak.
Wednesday, April, 15, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Weather Talk: Crops will need moisture soon
Now, with warmer weather, the average precipitation goes up but so do our water needs. Fortunately, this dry weather is following 22 years of generally wet weather, so reservoirs are full. There will be plenty of water for drinking and washing clothes this summer. But if it the dry weather continues, some sort of water restrictions will become necessary at some point.
Wednesday, April, 15, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Farm policies have seen plenty of change
Beginning with the 1985 farm bill and coming to fruition in the 1996 farm bill, policymakers have sought to move away from inventory management policies that were designed to balance supply and demand for agricultural commodities at a price that allowed U.S. farmers to remain in production.
Wednesday, April, 15, 2015 - - News

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