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Thai crops to suffer worst drought in 15 years
Thailand will experience its worst drought in more than a decade this year, damaging crops in one of the world’s biggest rice-exporting nations, according to the country’s irrigation department.
Thursday, February, 05, 2015 - - News

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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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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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Machine developed in Bakken Oil Field could lay large drainage lines in Minnesota fields
A machine developed to lay pipeline in the Bakken Oil Field of North Dakota could be put to work in Minnesota’s Renville, Kandiyohi and neighboring counties to place large-diameter drainage tile parallel to open ditches.
Wednesday, February, 04, 2015 - Agweek - 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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WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek
Join Agweek Editor Lisa Gibson for a preview of what's coming up in the Feb. 9 issue, including advice on farm transitions, national calf numbers, a program that helps youth get into the cattle business, and more.
Wednesday, February, 04, 2015 - Agweek - News

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O’Toole elected chairman of U.S. Wheat Associates
Brian O’Toole, a Crystal, N.D., farmer, has been elected chairman of U.S. Wheat Associates. The Washington, D.C.-based organization develops markets for U.S. wheat in more than 100 countries. The U.S. is the world’s third-largest wheat producer and the leading wheat exporter, with exports accounting for about 42 percent of U.S. production.
Tuesday, February, 03, 2015 - Agweek - 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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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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BNSF drops price on Spiritwood, ND, rail switch
BNSF has reduced its price tag for the automated rail switch at the Spiritwood Energy Park Association by about $200,000, according to Connie Ova, CEO of the Jamestown/Stutsman (N.D.) Development Corp.
Tuesday, February, 03, 2015 - Forum News Service - 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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Canary prices higher
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Canary prices have been quietly percolating higher since last spring, including a cent or so this January. Supply continues to shrink with the 2013 crop smaller than 2012 and the 2014 crop smaller yet again. AgCanada projects that Canada will run out of canary again this year, just as it did last year.
Monday, February, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Upper Midwest farmers coping with poor crop prices
Merle Haggard, the great country singer, once wrote and recorded the classic, “Are the Good Times Really Over for Good?” For the most part, it’s a doleful tune that laments America’s lost greatness (“The best of the free life behind us now”) and wonders whether the future can measure up to the glorious past.
Monday, February, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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COOL does not restrict trade
The United States country-of-origin labeling (COOL) program for beef was implemented in 2009. While opponents to such consumer transparency issues have claimed that COOL was supported by U.S. cattle producers wishing to restrict trade, I can tell you that never was the intent, and the facts simply don’t support this propagandist tactic.
Monday, February, 02, 2015 - - News

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